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

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    The Ricketts family has an eye on the future with the Cubs, as they are planning to build state-of-the-art baseball academy to develop prospects in the Dominican Republic, where players such as Alfonso Soriano hail from.
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    With spring training just around the corner,'s Patrick Mooney takes a look at how the teams of the NL Central fared during the offseason. Hint: the Cubs did better than average.
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    Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 Harry Caray statue defaced The statue of legendary announcer Harry Caray outside of Wrigley Field was found defaced Sunday with white spray paint graffiti on the base. Nobody is quite sure when the graffiti first appeared nor what the...
  • 5y's David Kaplan is reporting the Cubs and closer Carlos Marmol are moving towards finalizing a multi-year deal. The deal is expected to be reported before pitchers and catchers report next weekend.
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    Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 Posted 1:43 p.m. Updated 2:42 p.m. By Patrick Mooney Lou Piniella looked tanned and relaxed at the winter meetings in early December. This was three-plus months after leaving the grind of managing the Cubs, so that he could take care...
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    Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 4:56 p.m. By Patrick Mooney Braden Looper who has started 97 games and saved 103 more in his 12-year career, but did not pitch last season is among the 21 non-roster players the Cubs have invited to major-league spring training.


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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

Chicago Cubs 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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