The Cubs understood there would be no sneaking into the playoffs this year with a strong National League. In order to become a World Series favorite, Theo Epstein & Co. had to think big.
Jake Arrieta and the Cubs have agreed to a one-year, $10.7 million contract, the Associated Press reported Friday, avoiding an arbitration hearing that had been scheduled for Tuesday in Arizona.
The Cincinnati Reds have hired former Cubs manager Lou Piniella as a senior advisor to baseball operations, the team announced Saturday on Twitter.
8mScott Boras, the super-agent representing Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, is past the service-time debate and happy to see the Cubs' future arrive in the form of the organization's top talent.
8mDespite some solid outings of late, the Cubs' bullpen still has less-than-ideal numbers. One potential improvement could be free agent Rafael Soriano, who the Cubs have shown interest in.
8mThe Ricketts scooped up three more properties on Sheffield - all of which have rooftop businesses - as the Cubs owners continue to enact their Wrigleyville plan.
8mIn between striking out nine Padres hitters and scoring a key run, Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada still had time to play Good Samaritan when he found a credit card on the field in San Diego.
8mTaking over for Tsuyoshi Wada after 4 2/3 innings, the Cubs bullpen was strong in Wednesday's 3-2 win. It's relief efforts like that the Cubs will need if they're really going to get rolling.
8mIn this SportsNet Central Update, the Cubs and the White Sox will conclude their series on CSN while the Blackhawks return home for Game 3 against the Ducks.
8mIf the Cubs want to remain contenders, they'll have to shore things up on defense, a part of the game emphasized by Joe Maddon. That might require the team looking different than it does today.
Cubs believe Albert Almora’s time is coming after Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber’s fast-track development
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