Jon Lester needed to take a leap of faith with the Cubs front office, but in Year 2 in Chicago, it's World Series or bust time for the 32-year-old lefty.
Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell have already showed early promise during their rookie seasons, and the Cubs believe they will continue to produce that kind of big-time talent.
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.

Team talk

  • 4y
    The Cubs already made the biggest move of the offseason by luring Theo Epstein away from Boston and the new president is preaching patience as he goes about turning the franchise around.
  • 4y
    It's been over a year since Ron Santo passed away and it's safe to say Cubs fans miss the former radio announcer and personality. So on the day of his HOF induction, let's look back at his best moments.
  • 4y
    Ron Santo was voted into the Hall of Fame by the "Golden Era" veterans committee on Monday. The class of 2012 will be inducted on July 22.
  • 4y
    It's time for Theo Epstein and the new Cubs front office to jump into action as the winter meetings take place this week in Dallas. What should be expected? Will stars be traded away or acquired?
  • 4y
    The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Chris Capuano Friday, taking them out of the running for right-hander Hiroki Kuroda. Could Theo Epstein make a move?
  • 4y
    While it would be a year too late, the Cubs feel Ron Santo's legacy needs to be completed by his induction into the Hall of Fame. The verdict on that will be announced Monday morning.
  • 4y
    Dealing with speculation of being traded for the last six years, Matt Garza hears the rumors and tries to ignore them. He's open to whatever, but his first preference would be to remain a Cub.


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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