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Rumor roundup: Suitors lining up for Lester

Rumor roundup: Suitors lining up for Lester

MLB.com Updated 12 hours ago
The Cubs have reportedly extended a six-year offer to Jon Lester that is worth an amount "north of" $135 million, according to CSNChicago.com.
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  • Historic football rivalry runs wild in Yankee Stadium

    Historic football rivalry runs wild in Yankee Stadium

    MLB.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)
    The most-played rivalry in college football came to Yankee Stadium on Saturday as Lafayette defeated Lehigh, 27-7, in the 150th meeting between the schools. Among those in attendance for the game was Cubs manager Joe Maddon, a member of Lafayette's clas…
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  • Cubs add Blanco to Maddon's coaching staff

    Cubs add Blanco to Maddon's coaching staff

    MLB.com Nov 22 (4 days ago)
    Henry Blanco, who played for the Cubs from 2005-08, is back with the club, joining manager Joe Maddon's staff as a quality assurance coach.
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  • Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las Vegas

    Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las Vegas

    MLB.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    The Cubs are headed back to Las Vegas to play the Athletics in split-squad Spring Training games March 13-14.
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  • White Sox reportedly asking about catcher Montero

    White Sox reportedly asking about catcher Montero

    MLB.com Nov 21 (5 days ago)
    The White Sox are one of three teams inquiring about D-backs catcher Miguel Montero, according to a report Thursday in The Arizona Republic. Montero, 31, is a two-time All-Star who has drawn interest from the crosstown-rival Cubs and Dodgers, as well as…
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  • Cubs prepare to protect prospects from Rule 5 Draft

    Cubs prepare to protect prospects from Rule 5 Draft

    MLB.com Nov 20 (6 days ago)
    Last December, Cubs pitcher Marcos Mateo was selected by the D-backs in the Rule 5 Draft, one of nine players picked in the Major League section. Mateo was reclaimed in March, but Chicago must protect its top prospects -- such as C.J. Edwards -- in orde…
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  • Rizzo hosts third annual 'Walk-Off For Cancer' 5K

    Rizzo hosts third annual 'Walk-Off For Cancer' 5K

    MLB.com Nov 16
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo blasted two walk-off home runs during his 2014 All-Star season. His latest came Sunday morning in his South Florida hometown for the third annual Walk-Off For Cancer at Pine Trails Park.
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  • Cubs to host Cardinals in first-ever night opener at Wrigley Fi…

    Cubs to host Cardinals in first-ever night opener at Wrigley Field

    yahoo.com Nov 15
    One of baseball's oldest and greatest rivalries will take center stage in MLB's standalone Sunday night opener on April 5. And no, we're not talking about Yankees/Red Sox or Dodgers/Giants for a change. The back-to-back NL Central champion St. Louis Car…
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  • Cubs' Rizzo humbled to receive Branch Rickey Award

    Cubs' Rizzo humbled to receive Branch Rickey Award

    MLB.com Nov 14
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was in Denver on Friday to accept the 23rd Annual Branch Rickey Award for humanitarian service. At 25, he is the youngest recipient.
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  • Cubs will host Cards to open '15 MLB season

    Cubs will host Cards to open '15 MLB season

    ESPN.com Nov 14
    The Chicago Cubs will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the Sunday night major league opener on April 5.
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  • Opening Night rivalry: Cards-Cubs playing first in 2015

    Opening Night rivalry: Cards-Cubs playing first in 2015

    MLB.com Nov 14
    A new chapter in the classic Cardinals-Cubs rivalry will have a quick start, as those two teams are scheduled to meet April 5 at Wrigley Field in the Sunday Night Baseball opener on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.
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  • Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant has the Wrigley Field ivy on his …

    Cubs top prospect Kris Bryant has the Wrigley Field ivy on his shoes (Photo)

    yahoo.com Nov 12
    The ivy has once again disappeared from the walls at Wrigley Field this November. As a matter of fact, there are barely any walls still standing at the historic ballpark as the Chicago Cubs begin phase one of a $575 million renovation. However, the Wrig…
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  • Cubs eye pitching but avenue uncertain

    Cubs eye pitching but avenue uncertain

    MLB.com Nov 12
    The Cubs are in the market for starting pitching, but they are not ready to part with some of their young infielders to fill that need.
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  • Cubs deny Nats' Zimmermann trade talk

    Cubs deny Nats' Zimmermann trade talk

    MLB.com Nov 12
    Cubs officials denied a report they were in contact with the Nationals regarding a potential trade for right-hander Jordan Zimmermann.
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  • Theo reiterates no tampering, 'welcomes' investigation

    Theo reiterates no tampering, 'welcomes' investigation

    MLB.com Nov 11
    Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said he welcomed an investigation by Major League Baseball into tampering allegations related to the team's hiring of Joe Maddon.
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  • Epstein: Cubs 'Welcome' MLB's Maddon Investigation

    Epstein: Cubs 'Welcome' MLB's Maddon Investigation

    Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein says the team is totally fine with Major League Baseball checking into whether there was anything improper about the way it hired new manager Joe Maddon.
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  • Reds add Riggleman to coach third base

    Reds add Riggleman to coach third base

    MLB.com Nov 10
    The Reds named Jim Riggleman their third-base coach on Monday. He has been a manager, coach or instructor at the professional level since 1981, including all or parts of 12 seasons as a manager of the Nationals (2009-11), Mariners (2008), Cubs (1995-99)…
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  • Hoyer: Cubs not going to force offseason moves

    Hoyer: Cubs not going to force offseason moves

    MLB.com Nov 7
    Even before Joe Maddon was hired as manager, the Cubs were rumored to be on the verge of signing nearly every free agent on the market. They do have money to spend, but that doesn't mean they're going on a shopping spree this winter.
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  • Kris Bryant sends fan autographed bat after learning one was se…

    Kris Bryant sends fan autographed bat after learning one was selling for $850

    yahoo.com Nov 6
    Kris Bryant, the Chicago Cubs' top prospect, hit 43 homers in the minor leagues in 2014. Somebody should make that 44, though, because Bryant knocked one out of the park while interacting with a fan on Twitter. Bryant, 22 and the Cubs' first-round pick …
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  • Video - Buster's Blog: Cubs Miss Martin 02:13

    Buster's Blog: Cubs Miss Martin

    Nov 20
    Buster Olney discusses Russell Martin signing with the Blue Jays and, in light of this, whether the Cubs will still prioritize signing a catcher in the offseason.
  • Video - MLB Investigating Maddon Tampering Charges 03:44

    MLB Investigating Maddon Tampering Charges

    Nov 10
    ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers breaks down the ramifications facing the Cubs if they are found to have tampered with Joe Maddon in order to hire him.
  • Video - Russell Martin The Next Piece For Cubs? 02:14

    Russell Martin The Next Piece For Cubs?

    Nov 4
    Buster Olney explains why catcher Russell Martin is a perfect fit for the Cubs and how Martin's leadership in the clubhouse can help new manager Joe Maddon.
  • Video - Can Maddon Take Cubs To Playoffs? 00:43

    Can Maddon Take Cubs To Playoffs?

    Nov 3
    Buster Olney discusses what Joe Maddon brings to the Cubs and how fast Chicago could make the playoffs.

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