Cubs nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards

Cubs nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards

The Cubs are up for another award.

After making history by ending a 108-year championship drought, they've been nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards.

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The Cubs had the most regular-season wins in 2016 with 103, won the NL Central for the first time since 2008 and did so in commanding fashion, and got through the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the first two rounds of the postseason, and capped it off by beating the Cleveland Indians in seven games of the World Series. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Dolphins and Toronto FC are the four other nominees. The winners will be announced on May 24.

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts was also nominated as sports executive of the year, alongside Ari Emanuel/Patrick Whitesell (WME-IMG), David Levy (Turner), Michele Roberts (NBA Players Association) and Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner.

 

Preview: Cubs open series vs. Red Sox tonight on CSN Plus

Preview: Cubs open series vs. Red Sox tonight on CSN Plus

The Cubs take on the Boston Red Sox tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.

Coverage begins with Cubs Pregame Live at 6 p.m. Then catch first pitch with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on Cubs Postgame Live.

Today’s starting pitching matchup: Jake Arrieta (3-0, 3.65 ERA) vs. Drew Pomeranz (1-1, 4.60 ERA)

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CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

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CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

Mick Gillispie — the broadcaster for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies as well as the Cubs' spring training broadcaster — joins Tony Andracki to break down some of the organization's top prospects, analyzing the beginning of the 2017 season for guys Ian Happ, Duane Underwood, Eloy Jimenez, Chesny Young, Victor Caratini and Trevor Clifton.

Mick also explains the wackiest game in Smokies history, how a winning culture has disseminated throughout the Cubs minor-league teams and what the World Series ring ceremony was like in Tennessee.

Check out the latest edition of the CubsTalk Podcast: