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  • Lester: World Series is Cubs' goal

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Jon Lester is ready to help bring the Chicago Cubs their first World Series title since 1908. Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract with a record-setting $30 million...
  • Cubs' winning ticket: Lester-Montero battery

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH Since winning the 1908 World Series, the Chicago Cubs have enjoyed few days better than Dec. 9, 2014. First, the on-the-rise club acquired veteran catcher Miguel Montero from the...
  • Maddon won't shy away from World Series talk

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Chicago Cubs - INSIDE PITCH The Chicago Cubs say the pieces are falling into place and now it's time to win. With a top-tier manager, a pipeline of talented players arriving from the minors and the prospect of...
  • Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs

     Jake Arrieta sees big things on horizon for Cubs
    One month after completing a full breakout season, Jake Arrieta is preparing for what he envisions will be an even better 2015. Arrieta's optimism stems from more than just building on last season's success and the hiring of manager Joe Maddon. The...
  • Longtime White Sox scout dies at 63

    Longtime White Sox scout dies at 63
    Paul Provas, who was instrumental in the Chicago White Sox's signing of Joe Crede and the acquisition of John Danks, died Thursday in Dallas after a bout with brain cancer. Provas, 63, was elected to the Texas and Midwest Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame in...
  • Cubs' Jorge Soler in right spot

    Cubs' Jorge Soler in right spot
    Eight players made at least one start in right field for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, and there are no guarantees that Jorge Soler will stabilize the spot next season. The Cubs have played a greater emphasis in the past 12 months on versatility, and they...
  • Cubs' Chris Coghlan won't be left out

    Cubs' Chris Coghlan won't be left out
    President Theo Epstein said Chris Coghlan would get an opportunity to play a "meaningful" role in 2015. That role could become more important if the late struggles of Arismendy Alcantara continue. After spending the first month at Triple-A Iowa,...
  • Adjustments in store for Cubs' Alcantara

    Adjustments in store for Cubs' Alcantara
    Despite the well-deserved attention given to Javier Baez and Kris Bryant last spring, it was infielder Arismendy Alcantara who received the first major league promotion on the basis of his impressive first half at Triple-A Iowa, as well as his ability...
  • Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    Readers Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag
    The Tribune’s Mark Gonzales answers readers’ questions about the possibility of Justin Grimm returning to the rotation, Kris Bryant’s exclusion from the 40-man roster, and Welington Castillo’s future: Q: Justin Grimm originally...
  • Good chemistry between Cubs veterans, rookies

    No rookie hazing. No jealousy. That's the current mission of Cubs veterans who welcome the balancing act of trying to finish the season strong while aiding rookies who could end up taking their positions in the near future. "I think everything that...
  • Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez

    Wrigley welcome not so warm for Javier Baez
    When Javy Baez toured Wrigley Field with some other prospects during a cold January day in 2013, a Cubs' executive chastised them for walking on the grass and leaving imprints. You can bet no one was telling Baez where he could and could not walk Friday...