Chicago Cubs News and Rumors

  • Arrieta Goes 4 Shutout Innings, Homers as Cubs Rout Rockies

    Arrieta Goes 4 Shutout Innings, Homers as Cubs Rout Rockies

    nytimes.com Updated Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday.
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  • Frazier Homers, Drives in 4 as Reds Beat Cubs

    Frazier Homers, Drives in 4 as Reds Beat Cubs

    nytimes.com Mar 28 (yesterday)
    Todd Frazier hit his fourth home run this spring and drove in four runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat a Chicago Cubs split squad 9-5 Saturday.
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  • Cubs hit four home runs against former ace Jeff Samardzija

    Cubs hit four home runs against former ace Jeff Samardzija

    yahoo.com nytimes.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    To aptly describe the damage the Chicago Cubs did in their first-ever meeting against former ace Jeff Samardzija, the Associated Press may have to consider reinstating many of its banned home run terms. During Friday's Cactus League tilt at Sloan Park i…
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  • NL Central 2015 preview: Cubs get all the hype, but Cardinals a…

    NL Central 2015 preview: Cubs get all the hype, but Cardinals are team to beat

    yahoo.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    With opening day approaching, the Big League Stew crew is here to get you up to speed on the season ahead. We're examining each division over the next two weeks, looking at the big questions, the important players and making our predictions. Our series …
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  • Cubs prez, prospect at odds over readiness

    Cubs prez, prospect at odds over readiness

    ESPN.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    Is top Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant ready for the major leagues? He says yes, but team president Theo Epstein isn't so sure.
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  • Schierholtz looking for fresh start

    Schierholtz looking for fresh start

    MLB.com Mar 27 (2 days ago)
    Nate Schierholtz hit a career-high 21 home runs for the Cubs in 2013, but struggled last season. Now, with the Rangers, he's hoping to return to his 2013 successes.
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  • Bryant passes all tests in first start in left

    Bryant passes all tests in first start in left

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Kris Bryant passed all the tests Thursday his first game in left field for the Cubs, but the move didn't help his hitting.
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  • Pujols Hits 3-Run Homer, Angels Beat Cubs 8-4

    Pujols Hits 3-Run Homer, Angels Beat Cubs 8-4

    nytimes.com MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday.
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  • Olt goes deep, Bryant flashes leather in loss

    Olt goes deep, Bryant flashes leather in loss

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Mike Olt belted a two-run homer in the fourth and pinch-hitter Travis Wood smacked a solo shot in the fifth for the Cubs, who rank second in the Majors with 32 home runs this spring.
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  • Pujols, Cron flex muscle behind Weaver

    Pujols, Cron flex muscle behind Weaver

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Albert Pujols belted a three-run homer and an RBI double and C.J. Cron added a two-run triple to back Jered Weaver and lift the Angels to a 8-4 victory on Thursday over the Cubs. Weaver, expected to be the Angels' Opening Day starter, struck out eight o…
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  • Lester has 'good, normal' outing in Minors game

    Lester has 'good, normal' outing in Minors game

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The Cubs' Jon Lester threw 54 pitches in a Minor League game Thursday, and he wanted to focus on his next start and what he needs to do to prepare for that rather than look ahead to Opening Night.
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  • BASEBALL 2015: Hurry Up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the Clock

    BASEBALL 2015: Hurry Up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the Clock

    nytimes.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.
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  • Cubs assign 12 players to Minor League camp

    Cubs assign 12 players to Minor League camp

    MLB.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    The Cubs assigned 12 players to Minor League camp, including right-handed pitcher Blake Parker and left-handed pitcher Joe Ortiz, who were optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
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  • Wrigley Field Is Fucked

    Wrigley Field Is Fucked

    deadspin.com Mar 26 (3 days ago)
    This off-season marked the start of a long, expansive, expensive, and arguably unnecessary renovation project at Wrigley Field, which was supposed to be completed over the course of four off-seasons and leave the stadium fully operational during the sum…
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  • Zunino, Cano lead offense behind Walker vs. Cubs

    Zunino, Cano lead offense behind Walker vs. Cubs

    MLB.com nytimes.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    Young Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker hurled six more scoreless innings Wednesday, and catcher Mike Zunino hit his fourth home run of the spring as Seattle defeated the Cubs, 3-2, in a night game at Peoria Stadium.
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  • Video - Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation 02:26

    Miguel Montero Excited For New Rotation

    Mar 20
    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
  • Video - Epstein's 'Mission Impossible' 00:54

    Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'

    Mar 8
    William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
  • Video - Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing 01:42

    Lester Impressive In First Cubs Outing

    Mar 6
    Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.
  • Video - Cubs Owner: We're Here To Win 03:07

    Cubs Owner: We're Here To Win

    Mar 1
    Cubs owner Tom Ricketts talks about the dark days in Chicago and explains why the Cubs are ready to win now with ace pitcher Jon Lester and a stacked farm system.

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