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.

Team talk

  • 4y
    Carlos Zambrano has his bags packed for good now, so CubsTalk is taking this opportunity to check out the career that was for the enigmatic pitcher.
  • 4y
    The Marlins, complete with new manager Ozzie Guillen, were the only realistic landing spot in an inevitable trade of Carlos Zambrano.'s Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney has the story.
  • 4y
    In dealing Carlos Zambrano and 15 million to Miami, the Cubs made a move that counts as a massive victory, argues's David Kaplan.
  • 4y
    CSNChicago's David Kaplan has confirmed a report that the Cubs have finalized a trade with the Miami Marlins about a trade that would send Carlos Zambrano to South Beach for Chris Volstad.
  • 4y
    Cubs pitchers and catchers are set to report to spring training on Feb. 18 and the first full-squad workout will occur on Feb. 24.
  • 4y
    Reed Johnson's signing became official Tuesday and's Patrick Mooney says it's a good move for a team trying to change the culture.
  • 4y
    Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have been dangling Matt Garza all winter and five teams have expressed interest so far. But which team has the most to offer in return?


Today's Poll

Will the Cubs advance to the World Series in 2016?

Injury Report

10/12A. RussellHamstring (day-to-day)
9/23J. Perezoff 60-day DL
9/14K. Negronoff 60-day DL
8/24J. Leathersichoff 60-day DL
8/24J. Soleroff 15-day DL
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Team Stats

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A. Rizzo1605869416338331101.278
K. Bryant151559871543152699.275
A. Jackson13649156131253948.267
S. Castro151547521452321169.265
C. Coghlan148440641102561641.250
D. Fowler1565961021492981746.250

C. Denorfia00-1000.100.00
D. Ross00-2002.000.00
H. Rondon64.6007203070.0691.67
J. Arrieta226.78633330229.02361.77
J. Grimm35.375620349.2671.99
P. Strop26.250760368.0812.91
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