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  • Players will have to adjust to evolving Wrigley Field just as fans will

    Players will have to adjust to evolving Wrigley Field just as fans will
    Cubs fans aren't the only ones wondering how the Wrigley Field renovation project will affect their day at the ballpark. Players also will have to make some adjustments thanks to construction delays that affect the bleachers, the outfield batting...
  • Commissioner tells Kris Bryant's agent to butt out of Cubs business

    Commissioner tells Kris Bryant's agent to butt out of Cubs business
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Theo Epstein got some support from Major League Baseball in the Kris Bryant saga on Friday while MLB's investigation in tampering charges against the Cubs in the Joe Maddon hiring enters its final stage. Commissioner Rob Manfred...
  • Kris Bryant: "Why not me?"

    Kris Bryant: "Why not me?"
    MESA, Ariz. -- After learning that Theo Epstein hasn't placed a rookie on his opening day roster as general manager and president with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, phenom Kris Bryant had more incentive. "I look at it as ‘why not me?’...
  • Theo Epstein now pushing Cubs to get over the hump

    Theo Epstein now pushing Cubs to get over the hump
    MESA, Ariz. — Theo Epstein desperately has been trying to downplay the hype surrounding the 2015 Cubs, even while his presence is one of the main reasons they are being touted in the first place. Epstein isn't doing this alone, of course, but no...
  • Cubs' Edwin Jackson fighting to change perceptions

    Cubs' Edwin Jackson fighting to change perceptions
    MESA, Ariz. — Edwin Jackson's four-year, $52 million contract is an albatross to the Cubs, as Theo Epstein suggested in October in a meeting with season ticket holders at the Oriental Theatre. "We wouldn't do it over again," Epstein, the Cubs...
  • Tampering or no, Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon shows they mean business

    Tampering or no, Cubs hiring of Joe Maddon shows they mean business
    MESA, Ariz. — Baseball's investigation into tampering charges against the Cubs in the hiring of Joe Maddon will be over before opening day, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday. Nearly four months after the Rays claimed the Cubs contacted Maddon...
  • Cubs getting down to business on and off the field

    Cubs getting down to business on and off the field
    MESA, Ariz. — Loud music will be a staple of preworkout stretching. Teaching tools such as a pitching machine that hurls smaller baseballs and 36-ounce bats will be implemented later. But still no Sammy Sosa. Welcome to this spring's Cubs...
  • Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return

    Cubs' Theo Epstein rehires Manny Ramirez, open to Sammy Sosa return
    MESA, Ariz. — None of Manny Ramirez’s 555 career home runs was hit as a member of the Cubs, who nevertheless rehired him as a hitting consultant despite his past association with performance-enhancing drugs. Moreover, President Theo...
  • Kevin Youkilis joins Cubs as special assistant

    Kevin Youkilis joins Cubs as special assistant
    Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein has hired one of the key players of his successive run with the Boston Red Sox. Infielder Kevin Youkilis, who played a major role in the Red Sox’s 2004 and 2007 World Series titles, was hired by the Cubs as a...
  • Cubs faces volatile TV market

    Cubs faces volatile TV market
    Theo Epstein has mentioned on several occasions that local TV revenue will be a game-changer for the Cubs. The president of baseball operations calls it “a paradigm shift” in keeping up with baseball’s big-money teams. However, with...
  • Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons

    Theo Epstein expects Cubs fans to hold him accountable for poor seasons
    Cubs President Theo Epstein repeatedly expressed his appreciation Saturday to a patient crowd of Cubs followers. "Hold us accountable," Epstein told a group of more than 1,000 during a discussion at the Cubs Convention. Epstein explained the factors...