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  • Anthony Rizzo relishes greater expectations with Cubs

    Anthony Rizzo relishes greater expectations with Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. -- Slugger Anthony Rizzo noticed a change in the mood of the Chicago Cubs’ organization well before the hiring of manager Joe Maddon and before Rizzo predicted the Cubs would win the National League Central. “I think when we made...
  • Bettors going all in on Cubs, White Sox

    Bettors going all in on Cubs, White Sox
    The big offseason moves made by the Cubs and White Sox haven't gone unnoticed by the betting public. According to the latest odds from Bovada.lv, the Cubs are a 6-1 pick to win the National League pennant (trailing only the Nationals at 13-4 and the...
  • 'Baseball Tonight' host: Cubs will be in wild-card mix

    'Baseball Tonight' host: Cubs will be in wild-card mix
    Try to ignore that next cold front sweeping through Chicago—because you know another one's coming—and think baseball for a minute. The Cubs begin spring training on the heels of the most exciting offseason in recent memory. They added...
  • Brewers catcher Lucroy to attend State of the Union address

    Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a graduate of Umatilla High School, is making an unexpected road trip to Washington. It has nothing to do with playing the Nationals. It's not often that a ballplayer gets to attend a State of the Union address...
  • Former Cubs reminisce on 2007, 2008 seasons

    Former Cubs reminisce on 2007, 2008 seasons
    There has been tangible excitement lingering around this weekend's Cubs Convention. It was only fitting that the organization devoted an hour to exploring its last playoff run. Several former Cubs, including Kerry Wood, Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster, Mark...
  • Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo

    Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo
    If adding prized left-hander Jon Lester and manager Joe Maddon didn’t raise enough optimism, first baseman Anthony Rizzo fueled more hype on the eve of Cubs Convention. “We’re going to win the NL Central,” Rizzo said Thursday...
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...
  • With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world

    With Jon Lester signing, Cubs shake up the baseball world
    To Tyler Christofferson, Jon Lester always will be the Little League teammate who wore his hat backward and No. 24 jersey like hero Ken Griffey Jr. did, the grade-school buddy who matured into a better person than player even though he's a major league...
  • Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest

    Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest
    The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch. "He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
  • Jon Lester signing confirms Cubs ready to win now

    That creaking you heard in the wee hours of Wednesday morning was the Cubs’ championship window officially opening.   Talk about an overnight sensation. While Chicago slept, left-handed pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million...
  • Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas

    Diamondbacks reportedly close to signing Cuban Yasmany Tomas
    A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had...