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.
7mChris Coghlan doesn't get the same fanfare as Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro or any of the Cubs rookies, but the veteran outfielder has been an unheralded contributor for manager Joe Maddon.
7mJon Lester admitted he wasn't happy to be pulled in the seventh inning of Saturday's 4-1 win over the Twins, but said he understands and trusts Joe Maddon's in-game decisions.
7mAfter making a costly error in the series opener Friday, Starlin Castro got some atonement in the 10th inning Saturday, giving the Cubs a 4-1 victory over the Twins.
7mCubs manager Joe Maddon says he's proud of the way shortstop Starlin Castro handled his "mental" error in Friday's loss to the Minnesota Twins.
7mAfter booting a routine grounder in the first inning of Friday's game, Starlin Castro made another blunder by hanging his head, which allowed an extra run to score in the Cubs' 7-2 loss.
7mThe Cubs struggled in nearly every aspect of the game, turning in a sloppy effort into an ugly 7-1 loss in their series opener against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Friday night.
7mThe Cubs received a bunch of good news on the injury front Friday, as Jorge Soler, Mike Olt and Neil Ramirez have all shown solid signs on the road to recovery.
Cubs believe Albert Almora’s time is coming after Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber’s fast-track development
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