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Cubs will have Happ one phone call away in Triple-A
Ian Happ, the ninth pick in the 2015 draft, leave major league camp on Monday after batting .417 in 24 Cactus League games.
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Wade Davis on his spring training
Cubs reliever Wade Davis talks about his spring training.
Schwarber: 'I feel confident with my knee'
Kyle Schwarber talks about his prep for the 2017 season and his return from injury.
Reign Men: The Story behind Game 7 of the 2016 World Series
The greatest Game 7 in professional sports history. Relive it with "Reign Men: The Story behind Game 7 of the 2016 World Series" now. 
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Cubs fully believe in legend of Schwarber
Although Kyle Schwarber has yet to play a full season, the Cubs are sold on his legendary performances in the clutch. 
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Why Cubs fandom was inescapable in covering the greatest story in sports
The Cubs winning the World Series elicted reactions all over the map for fans, but what about a guy raised as a Cubs fan now tasked with covering the team as a journalist?
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Reign Men: The Story behind Game 7 of the 2016 World Series
This CSN Original Production chronicles and unveils new tales of the journey that was Game 7 of the 2016 World Series. A game that saw the Chicago Cubs ending "the curse" and winning their first title in...
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Get ready for Reign Men, a CSN documentary on the craziness of Game 7 of the World Series. Premieres on Monday at 9:30 p.m.
Cubs mining next generation of talent
Even with such a young, talented team, the Cubs aren't forgetting about the next generation of players looking to break through. 
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Maddon has no concerns about Davis
Despite a rough March, Cubs manager Joe Maddon has no worries about newly acquired closer Wade Davis. 
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Cubs expect Zobrist, Russell to be ready for Opening Night
The Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night, downplaying any health concerns about their All-Star infielders.
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Maddon not concerned about Wade Davis
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he's not concerned about Wade Davis' struggles this spring.
Brett Anderson’s personality mixing well with Cubs
Brett Anderson is enjoying his time with the Cubs and says he is fitting in well with the group.
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Maddon breaks down the Szczur vs. La Stella decision for Cubs
It appears Matt Szczur and Tommy La Stella are battling for the final roster decision for the Cubs Opening Night roster.
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Javier Baez on his World Baseball Classic experience
Cubs second baseman Javier Baez talks about playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.
Baez won’t change his style around Cubs after World Baseball Classic
Javier Baez made some eye-popping plays at the World Baseball Classic and doesn't plan on changing anything now that he's rejoined the Cubs.
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Should Madonna hire Tim Buss as a trainer?
The Cubs had some fun with Madonna's recent plea for a trainer, nominating their own Tim Buss for the job.
World Series thank-yous follow Bryant Vegas
As Kris Bryant and the Cubs play two in Vegas, the reigning N.L. MVP cannot escape World Series memories or wedding gifts. 
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Montgomery: It doesn't matter when I pitch
Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery discusses his spring training outing and where he fits in this season.
Schwarber: 'Overall, everything went really well'
Kyle Schwarber talk about his performance behind the dish at Cubs spring training.
Lackey on pitching against Cardinals
John Lackey discusses the prospect of pitching against the Cardinals in the opening series of the regular season.
Schwarber catching again is a good step for a banged-up Cubs team
With a banged up team, the Cubs got a positive piece of news on the health front: Kyle Schwarber went four innings behind the plate.
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Cubs nominate strength coach to be Madonna's trainer
The Cubs nominated strength coach Tim Buss to be Madonna's new dance trainer, and Joe Maddon is 100-percent behind Buss' candidacy.
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Arrieta expects Cubs to have best rotation in baseball
The Cubs like the front-end, quality and durability of their starting rotation. Jake Arrieta expects it to be the best in baseball.
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Cubs Talk Podcast: The making of Reign Men
In the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, Kelly Crull sits down with CSN executive producers Ryan McGuffey and Sarah Lauch, the creators of 'Reign Men.
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STL: Fortune names Epstein world's greatest leader
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Theo Epstein being named the World's Greatest Leader by Fortune magazine.
STL: Why Kyle Hendricks will be fifth in the Cubs rotation
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Kyle Hendricks being named the Cubs' fifth starter.
World's greatest leader? 'The pope didn't have as good of a year'
The title was certainly earned, but Theo Epstein simply wanted to deflect the credit on being named the "world's greatest leader" by Fortune magazine.
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Arrieta talks about Cubs' pitching depth
Jake Arrieta talks about the Cubs' pitching depth.
Arrieta on his day at the plate and on the mound
Jake Arrieta talks about his day at the plate and on the mound on Thursday.
How Cubs picked Kyle Hendricks as fifth starter
Kyle Hendricks, a top-three finisher in Cy Young voting last season, will be the Cubs' fifth starter out of the gate. Joe Maddon says it's not a big deal.
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Maddon on Baez: 'He knows his role, he'll play a lot'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Javier Baez's role for the upcoming season.
Maddon reacts to Theo being named Top 50 leader in the world
Joe Maddon talks about Theo Epstein being on Fortune's list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.
5 guys to avoid in Fantasy Baseball in 2017
With Fantasy Baseball drafts underway, here are five guys to avoid in 2017 based on outrageous value.
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Theo Epstein tops Fortune's list of World's 50 Greatest Leaders
Fortune named Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein the No. 1 leader in the world.
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Team USA captures first WBC title
Team USA bested Puerto Rico in blowout fashion on Wednesday night, winning the World Baseball Classic title game by an 8-0 score.
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'Our team goal again is to win a World Series'
Jon Lester wants to make sure the Cubs aren't a one-and-done and that more World Series titles are on the way.
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Cubs remember Dallas Green's impact on Wrigley
Dallas Green's shaping of the Cubs teams of the 1980s provided a rough blueprint for what the Theo Epstein regime did 30 years later.
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Lester and Contreras 'starting to work together really well'
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester talks about his pitching-and-catching relationship with Willson Contreras.
Jed Hoyer, Dave Martinez remember Dallas Green
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and bench coach Dave Martinez remember former general manager Dallas Green, who passed away Wednesday.
Q&A with new CSN Cubs analyst David DeJesus
New CSN Cubs analyst David DeJesus talks about how his TV deal came together, the jarring nature of the business and his thoughts on the Cubs.
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STL: David DeJesus is CSN's new Cubs analyst
David DeJesus joins SportsTalk Live to discuss his new role as CSN's Cubs analyst.
In The Loop: Welcoming new Cubs analyst David DeJesus
New Cubs analyst David DeJesus joins In The Loop.
Schwarber: 'I feel like I do have something to prove'
Kyle Schwarber talks with Patrick Mooney about the World Series and how he feels heading into the 2017 campaign.
STL: Former Cubs executive Dallas Green passes away
The SportsTalk Live panel remembers former Cubs executive Dallas Green after he passed away Wednesday.
STL Podcast: Welcoming David DeJesus to the CSN team
In this episode, the SportsTalk Live panel discusses the Mark Sanchez Bears rumor, another blown lead by the Bulls and David DeJesus joining CSN for Cubs broadcasts.
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Former Cubs executive Dallas Green passes away
Former Cubs executive Dallas Green passed away on Wednesday. He was 82.
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Kris Bryant returns to his roots ahead of Cubs series in Las Vegas
As the Cubs get ready to take on the Reds in Las Vegas this weekend, Kris Bryant returns home to the Vegas-area high school he grew up at.
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David DeJesus joins CSN Chicago as Cubs analyst
CSN Chicago's new Cubs pre/postgame analyst will be David DeJesus, one of the first free agents signed by Theo Epstein at the start of the rebuild.
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Tonight on CSN: Cubs square off with Reds
The Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds tonight at Goodyear Ballpark, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins at 8:05 p.m.
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Podcast: Talking Cubs 'pen, Grampa Rossy going Hollywood
Tony Andracki and Kelly Crull discuss the evolution of the Cubs' bullpen and David Ross going Hollywood on the latest Cubs Talk Podcast.
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Why Cubs love Kyle Schwarber in leadoff spot
Kyle Schwarber isn't a stereotypical leadoff man, but the Cubs are thrilled about the havoc he could cause at the top of the lineup.
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5 guys to target to win your Fantasy Baseball league in 2017
As Fantasy Baseball drafts get underway for the 2017 season, here are five guys to target to help you win your league.
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There's already a Hollywood movie in the works on Cubs' miracle run
It's only been four months since the Cubs won the World Series and there is already a Hollywood movie in the works based off David Ross' books.
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Arrieta, Rizzo Skype Ross after his DWTS debut
David Ross received an unexpected Skype call from former Cubs teammates Jake Arrieta and Anthony Rizzo after his 'Dancing With The Stars' debut.
Montgomery explains unique pitching culture around Cubs
Mike Montgomery, who reported to camp with a spot on the Opening Day roster for the first time, explains the Cubs' pitching culture.
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Javier Baez pulls off a beautiful swim move to avoid a tag
In Monday's World Baseball Classic, Javier Baez showed that he's just as good at avoiding a tag than he is doing the tagging.
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Ross shines in DWTS debut, gets Skype call from Arrieta and Rizzo
David Ross made his 'Dancing With The Stars' debut Monday, and he didn't disappoint. He also received an unexpected Skype call from his former teammates.
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In The Loop: Thoughts on Jason Heyward's new swing?
CSN's David Kaplan and 670 The Score's Danny Parkins offer their thoughts on Jason Heyward's new swing.
Hendricks: 'My fastball command was much better'
Kyle Hendricks reacts to his outing on Monday.
Maddon on why he's not worried about Rondon
Joe Maddon talks about his conversation with Hector Rondon, and why he's not worried about his reliever despite his struggles at the World Baseball Classic.
Maddon: After the break I'd like to see us pick up our game
Joe Maddon talks about the team's mentality, and preparing to up their intensity as the Cubs' regular-season approaches.
Hoyer on Jimenez: 'We'll get this right and get him back'
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer talks about Eloy Jimenez's elbow injury, and his performance during spring training.
The next steps for Eloy Jimenez after Cubs shut down top prospect
Now that the Cubs have shut down Eloy Jimenez because of a right shoulder injury, what's next for the top prospect?
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Anderson looks like obvious fifth starter in Cubs rotation
All signs point to Brett Anderson being the fifth starter in the Cubs rotation over Mike Montgomery.
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Schwarber laughs off the critics of his outfield defense
In college, Kyle Schwarber told his future Cubs bosses that, "It really f------ pisses me off when people say I can't catch." He still feels that way.
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Cubs aren’t overracting to Hector Rondon’s performance in WBC
Despite his struggles at the World Baseball Classic, the Cubs aren't concerned about Hector Rondon heading into the season.
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Why Cubs lineup could be more explosive than last year’s team
The Cubs ranked second in the majors last year with 808 runs, but Joe Maddon and The Geek Department believe they can be better.
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Maddon: After the break I'd like to see us pick up our game
Joe Maddon talks about the team's mentality, and preparing to up their intensity as the Cubs' regular-season approaches.
Rondon talks about representing his country at WBC
Hector Rondon talks about his tough outing at the World Baseball Classic, and representing his country of Venezuela.
Maddon on why he's not worried about Rondon
Joe Maddon talks about his conversation with Hector Rondon, and why he's not worried about his reliever despite his struggles at the World Baseball Classic.
Cubs nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards
The Cubs have been nominated for Team of the Year for the 2017 Sports Business Awards after winning their first World Series title since 1908.
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Could Lackey return to Cubs in 2018?
With his contract set to expire after the season, the Cubs aren't ruling out a John Lackey return in 2018 for a chance to win another ring.
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Lackey: 'I'm just feeling good right now'
John Lackey talks about his second-to-last outing of spring training, and how he feels heading into the regular season.
Eloy Jimenez undergoes shoulder exam
Eloy Jimenez underwent tests on Saturday for his sore right shoulder. The 20-year-old is one of the Cubs top prospects. 
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Ian Happ will be in the conversation for 2017 Cubs
Ian Happ doesn't have to be a trade chip to impact a pennant race, but the Cubs believe his Wrigley Field ETA could be as soon as 2017.
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Arrieta on his curveball and spring preparation
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta gives the latest on where he is at this point in spring training.
Why Arrieta thinks he can pitch until he’s 40
Jake Arrieta will be 31 by Opening Day this year, but says he has plenty of years left in him.
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STL: Expectations for Schwarber this season
The SportsTalk Live panel debates Kyle Schwarber's home run power.
Jimenez made a huge impression in Cubs camp
Eloy Jimenez made a huge impression on manager Joe Maddon before the Cubs assigned their top prospect to minor-league camp on Friday. 
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White Sox-Cubs spring training on CSN
The White Sox host the Cubs in the second of two spring training games between the two Chicago baseball teams and the game is live on CSN.
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How Big Data helped Hendricks transform into a dominant force
See how Big Data helped Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks leap from a pretty good fifth starter to Cy Young Award finalist.
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Lester puts faith in Cubs to find next wave of pitching
With Jake Arrieta and John Lackey's future up in the air, Jon Lester is trusting the Theo Epstein and the Cubs to find the next wave of pitching.
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Lester: 'These settings are so weird down here'
Jon Lester talks about his outing on Thursday, calling the spring training setting a weird one.
Podcast: A different kind of March Madness for Cubs
Scott Changnon and Jeff Nelson join Tony Andracki for the latest CubsTalk Podcast to break down the final roster spots and whether guys like Matt Szczur will make the cut.
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Cubs know The Javier Baez Show is only just getting started
At only 24 years of age and closing in on one-name status, the Cubs know that The Javier Baez Show is just getting started.
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How will Cubs handle Javy Baez?
How will the Cubs handle Javier Baez after going from World Series star and viral sensation to utility player and defensive replacement?
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When Chris Collins met Clark the Cub
Chris Collins and Bryce Drew will coach against one another in the NCAA tournament. They also both met Clark the Cubs during the World Series.
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Matt Szczur's perspective as Cubs shed 'Lovable Losers' label
Matt Szczur has been in the Cubs organization for almost a decade and the backup outfielder describes his perspective as the "Lovable Losers" label became a thing of the past.
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Javy Baez continues to show how much he loves fun with early tag celebration
Javy Baez has more fun than anybody else on the baseball field and proved it again in the World Baseball Classic Tuesday.
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How Gold Glove defense could help Brett Anderson
If Brett Anderson stays healthy, the Cubs' defense could help the 29-year-old pitcher reach his full potential in Chicago.
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Q&A with Ted Lilly: Winning it all, next steps, Hendricks
Ted Lilly explains what Kyle Hendricks did last year to go from a pretty good fifth starter to an ERA leader.
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Brett Anderson on his outing against the Brewers
Brett Anderson talks about his outing against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.
Cubs hope WBC will be a boost for Hector Rondon
After being frozen out of the biggest moments in the World Series, maybe Hector Rondon will rediscover something during the WBC.
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CSN to air 'Reign Men: The story behind Game 7 of the 2016 World Series'
Relive one of the greatest Game 7s in baseball history as CSN Chicago brings you "Reign Men: The story behind Game 7 of the 2016 World Series."
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Reign Men: Heyward, Cubs knew they weren't done in the 10th
Check out a sneak peek of Reign Men, CSN's original production looking back at Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Reign Men: Jason Heyward addresses Cubs in the weight room
Check out a sneak peek of Reign Men, CSN's original production looking back at Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Reign Men: The 10th-inning rain delay
Check out a sneak peek of Reign Men, CSN's original production looking back at Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Reign Men: Reactions to Rajai Davis' home run
Check out a sneak peek of Reign Men, CSN's original production looking back at Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
Reign Men: Pregame jitters and butterflies
Check out a sneak peek of Reign Men, CSN's original production looking back at Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.
The secret weapon behind the rise of the Cubs
Add Cubs catching/strategy coach Mike Borzello, "a secret weapon," to the list of people who helped end an 108-year drought.
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Lackey not feeling six-man rotations or retirement tours
Cubs manager Joe Maddon may toy with the idea of a six-man rotation this season, and you can imagine John Lackey's take on it.
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Lackey: 'I thought it was a nice step forward'
Cubs pitcher John Lackey said his most recent outing was a step forward.
Underwood Jr. headlines latest round of cuts at Cubs camp
Once the brightest pitching prospect in an organization stocked with hitters, Duane Underwood Jr. quietly got optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Monday.
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The Next Wave: The newest class of Cubs prospects creating a buzz
Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez headline the newest class of Cubs position player prospects creating a buzz in spring training.
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Duensing wants to avoid being the weak link in Cubs bullpen
As he heads into his ninth big-league season, Brian Duensing is focused on trying to be reliable out of the Cubs bullpen.
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Jake Arrieta explains why he felt 'left-handed'
Jake Arrieta walked three batters in three innings Sunday, prompting the former Cy Young winner to say it felt like he was throwing lefty instead of righty.
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Arrieta on outing: 'It was good overall'
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta discusses his spring training performance on Sunday.
Lester: 'We all know what Willy is capable of doing'
Jon Lester discusses his spring training performance and building up his arm strength.
Maddon teases potential Cubs Opening Day lineup
Joe Maddon hinted at the Cubs' possible Opening Day lineup behind Jon Lester in Saturday's Cactus League game.
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Maddon's plan for Schwarber and the OF defense
Joe Maddon released his plan for Kyle Schwarber and the Cubs outfield defense in 2017.
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Cubs attempting to tap into Albert Almora Jr.'s offensive upside
Whether because of a boost in confidence or fine-tuning his swing, Albert Almora Jr. has shown off some power in Cubs camp thus far.
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Hendricks has no intention of taking things slow
The Cubs are hoping to ease their starting pitchers into the season, but Kyle Hendricks has already put the pedal to the metal in only the second week of March.
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Hendricks: 'I'm glad I'm getting good work in'
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks discusses his spring training outing and how he's preparing for the regular season.
Cubs feel at ease with starting pitching depth
The Cubs know they can't count on their starting pitchers to be ridiculously healthy every season and they feel confident they have the right blend of depth and talent in the system.
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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny took a thinly-veiled shot at the Cubs and Joe Maddon
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny took an opportunity to poke fun at the Cubs and their affinity for T-shirts this week in spring training.
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How Wade Davis transformed into an elite pitcher
New Cubs closer Wade Davis has followed an unconventional path to become one of the greatest pitchers in the game.
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Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls battle Magic tonight on CSN
Check out the latest Chicago sports headlines with this edition of the Fast Break Morning Update.
John Lackey analyzes his first spring start in typical John Lackey fashion
John Lackey broke down his spring training debut in a way only John Lackey could.
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Lackey talks about his first outing in spring training
John Lackey talks about his first outing in spring training, and throwing all fastballs expect one pitch.
Maddon: I really want them to be uncomfortable
Joe Maddon talks about the different messages and mottos he has come up with for the Cubs this season.
Cubs Talk Podcast: Jason Heyward's new swing, Albert Almora Jr.'s power
On the latest edition of the Cubs Talk Podcast, CSNChicago.com's Tony Andracki and The Athletic's Sahadev Sharma analyze Jason Heyward's new swing and much more.
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Can the World Baseball Classic improve? Joe Maddon isn't sure that's possible
Joe Maddon had some thoughts on the World Baseball Classic and the worldwide appeal of the Cubs.
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In the Loop: Arrieta reportedly wants Scherzer money
Jake Arrieta reportedly wants Max Scherzer money when his contract expires.
Heyward can breathe easy again
Jason Heyward finally broke out of his offensive slump Monday and fully believes he's moving in the right direction with struggles at the plate.
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Arrieta: 'I had nerves coming into this one'
Cubs ace Jake Arrieta said he was nervous going into his outing on Monday.
Arrieta tuning out all the contract noise — and butterflies
Jake Arrieta has a Cy Young and a dominant resume under his belt, but he still gets nervous before he pitches, just like everybody else.
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Jeimer Candelario: The breakout star of Cubs camp
Jeimer Candelario is having a huge spring training for the second straight year, but where does he fit on the Cubs in the big picture?
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In the Loop: Cubs go bald to raise money for cancer research
Pictures from the Cubs going bald to raise money for cancer research.
'I'm not concerned with it at all'
Jon Lester said he doesn't see why throwing to Willson Contreras as his new catcher would be an issue for anybody.
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Joe Maddon believes Javy Baez came to Cubs camp with a purpose
Joe Maddon sees a sense of purpose from Javy Baez in Cubs camp before the young infielder heads off to play in the World Baseball Classic.
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Maddon talks about Respect Bald donations
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about his charity event at spring training.
Hendricks: 'It felt good to get back in that environment'
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks talked about his spring training start.
Hendricks insists nothing changes
A lot has changed for Kyle Hendricks in the last year, but the former underrated pitcher insists nothing changes for him as he ramps things up in Cubs camp.
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Cubs rally behind Pierce Johnson and Taylor Davis for Joe Maddon's charity event
Cubs players raised a big pot of money for Joe Maddon's "Respect Bald" charity event to see Pierce Johnson and Taylor Davis shave their long locks.
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'I felt like a pitcher again'
Mike Montgomery isn't sure what his role will be for the Cubs in 2017 yet, but the left-handed pitcher feels like he's getting his mojo back.
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Watch: David Ross played with the Harlem Globetrotters
Former Cubs catcher David Ross traded his spikes for sneakers and played a game of basketball with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters.
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David Ross isn't the only Cub Joe Maddon wants to see on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Joe Maddon is happy to see David Ross on "Dancing with the Stars," but the Cubs manager would also love to see Addison Russell and Munenori Kawasaki make an appearance.
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Cubs Talk Podcast: The fragile nature of pitching
From Cubs camp, Patrick Mooney and Tony Andracki break down the fragile nature of pitching and how the Cubs are trying to counteract that.
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Heyward trying to get in zone with new swing
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is still focused on getting into a rhythm with his new swing, and driving the ball with more authority.
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SportsTalk Live: Jon Lester to start opening day for Cubs
The SportsTalk Live panel debates if Jon Lester is the right choice to starting opening day for the Cubs.
STL Podcast: Lester gets the opening day nod
Northwestern picked up a big win, Patrick Kane had another hat trick and Jon Lester was named opening day starter for the Cubs.
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Maddon says Lester will be Opening Day starter
Joe Maddon reveals that Jon Lester will be the Opening Day starter.
Cubs name Jon Lester team's Opening Day starter
After Jon Lester started Game 1 in all three playoff rounds, Joe Maddon picked Lester to start for the Cubs in Game 1 of the 2017 season.
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Lackey has no interest in a Ross-style retirement tour
Maybe this will be John Lackey final season in the big leagues, but he has no desire for a season-long send-off a la David Ross.
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MLB announces rule changes for 2017 season
Major League Baseball and the MLBPA officially announced a handful of rule changes — or "modifications," as the press release called them — that will go into effect for the 2017 season.
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Sveum breaks down Soler’s game after Cubs-Royals trade
From Chicago to Kansas City, manager Dale Sveum sees the same qualities that first jumped out to him on Jorge Soler.
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The best Harry Caray impersonations
Although Harry Caray passed away over 19 years ago, his legacy as one of baseball's best and most quotable broadcasters lives on.  To celebrate what would have been his 103rd birthday on Wednesday, CSN's "...
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In the Loop: Harry Caray impersonations
To celebrate Harry Caray's birthday, In the Loop looked back at some of the best Harry Caray impressions.
STL: Theo takes batting practice from Dempster
The SportsTalk Live panel laughs about Theo Epstein's batting practice against Ryan Dempster.
Inside Hammel's move from Cubs to Royals
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Amid the whirlwind of the Cubs winning their first World Series title in 108 years, a Grant Park rally that may or may not have been one of the biggest gatherings in history and those...
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Setting the record straight on Soler's hustle
Joe Maddon denied ever pulling Jorge Soler from a game for not hustling, saying instead that he was pleased with the way his team hustles. 
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Cubs players tease Ross on 'Dancing with the Stars' casting
Current Chicago Cubs players weighed in on David Ross's selection for the hit show, "Dancing with the Stars."
Looking at Casey Kelly and where Cubs are placing next bets on pitching
The next phase for Theo Epstein and the Cubs revolves around pitching, providing insurance for the defending World Series champs.
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SportsTalk Live: David Ross to be on Dancing with the Stars
The SportsTalk Live panel talks about David Ross reportedly expected to be a participant on the next Dancing with the Stars.
Maddon not ready to reveal Opening Day lineup
Cubs manager Joe Maddon said he knows what the Opening Day lineup will be, but isn't ready to reveal it just yet.
March Madness: Projecting Opening Day roster for Cubs
The Cubs have already decided who should face the Cardinals on Opening Night. But Joe Maddon won't reveal that yet.
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Cubs player Munenori Kawasaki is now a Japanese commercial star
Cubs infielder Munenori Kawasaki is not a commercial star as the spokesman for a Japanese beverage.
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Will David Ross be on the next season of Dancing with the Stars?
Grandpa Rossy may have another new gig in retirement — this time as one of the contestants on "Dancing with the Stars."
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In the Loop: What was the most shocking recent finish?
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune and Danny Parkins of 670 The Score debate the most shocking finish of recent major events.
Anderson’s main takeaway from Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio
New Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson is one of the current projects for pitching coach Chris Bosio.
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Brett Anderson talks spring training start against White Sox
Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson talked about his inning of work in a 4-4 tie against the White Sox in Arizona.
How Dempster wound up on Team Canada for World Baseball Classic
Former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster is almost 40 years old, but he's pitching for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
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Jed Hoyer reflects on epic Game 7
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer discusses Game 7 of the World Series.
How Cleveland regrouped and reloaded
Cleveland wasn't content with hoping after losing the World Series to the Cubs, reloading for another run at a championship.
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Jed Hoyer's takeaways from epic Game 7
As the Cubs battled the Indians in Mesa, Cubs GM Jed Hoyer reflected on the epic World Series Game 7 win.
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Maddon misses his 'Curb' chance
A Cactus League media event got in the way of Joe Maddon's chance at making a cameo appearance in the TV show "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
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Heyward: 'It's really fun to play baseball again'
Jason Heyward is excited to be back with the guys and playing baseball again.
Heyward surprised Cubs fans didn’t boo Rajai Davis more
Jason Heyward was surprised that Cubs fans didn't boo Rajai Davis, now with the Oakland A's, more during Saturday's spring training game.
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Cubs envisioning ‘hybrid' roles for Montgomery, Anderson
Joe Maddon said that the Cubs are picturing a hybrid situation for southpaws Mike Montgomery and Brett Anderson in the mix for the fifth-starter job.
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Maddon on Cubs' spring training opener
Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' spring training opener on Saturday.
Montgomery on throwing last pitch in 2016, first in 2017
Mike Montgomery talks about his spring training outing on Saturday against the Oakland A's.
How Almora Jr. became part of the World Series puzzle
A key moment in Game 7 of the World Series illustrated why Albert Almora Jr. was the first player drafted by the Theo Epstein administration.
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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jed Hoyer talks upcoming season
On the latest edition of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Kelly Crull and Luke Stuckmeyer talk about the first week of spring training. 
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Cubs eager to see the Jason Heyward relaunch
Jason Heyward will be one of the most scrutinized players in Mesa after an offseason overhaul that tried to break some of the bad habits in his swing.
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STL: Baez gets new ink to commemorate World Series
Javy Baez showed off his new tattoo Friday at Spring Training.
STL: Cubs sign Strop to extension
The SportsTalk Live crew discusses the Cubs extending relief pitcher Pedro Strop through the 2019 season.
Strop: 'I love this team and I feel really part of this'
Cubs relief pitcher Pedro Strop talks about his new contract extension.
Hoyer on Strop: 'Pedro's been fantastic for us'
Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer talks about the team's extension of relief pitcher Pedro Strop.
Maddon on Strop: 'He's always upbeat, he's always ready'
Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about relief pitcher Pedro Strop in the wake of his contract extension.
Javy Baez flaunts epic World Series tattoo
Javy Baez sported an epic World Series Champions tattoo on his arm Friday in Cubs spring camp.
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Cubs, Strop look to future with extension
The Cubs locked up setup guy Pedro Strop for the next couple seasons with a deal that could keep him in Chicago through the 2019 campaign.
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In the Loop: Kyle Hendricks shows Kelly Crull yoga poses
Cubs ace Kyle Hendricks shows Kelly Crull some yoga poses.
Could Happ or Jimenez be this year's Gleyber Torres?
With a wealth of position-player talent at the big league level, could some of the Cubs' top prospects again be dealt at the trade deadline?
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Braves Way: How Cubs are still focused on next wave of young talent
The most relevant blueprint for the Cubs to follow might be the Braves model that won 14 consecutive division titles between 1991 and 2005.
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Maddon on Almora and Jay in center field
Joe Maddon talks about Albert Almora and Jon Jay being in center field for the upcoming season.
Maddon on Schwarber being 'frontrunner' to batting leadoff
Joe Maddon on Kyle Schwarber being the frontrunner to batting leadoff for the Cubs in the upcoming season.
Why Maddon sees Schwarber as Cubs' leadoff guy
Joe Maddon says that Kyle Schwarber is the frontrunner to lead off for the Cubs in the upcoming season.
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Jay: 'I'm just here to do my part'
Cubs outfielder Jon Jay talks about the upcoming season.
Cubs still have Joe Maddon's back
Joe Maddon has taken plenty of heat for his Game 7 decisions, but his players still know he's the right man for the job.
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Bryant: MLB could be going down 'slippery slope'
Kris Bryant doesn't think baseball needs to change its game all that much and worries how the new rules will play out.
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Maddon sounds off on MLB rule changes
Joe Maddon sounds off on proposed and suggested MLB rule changes and how it will affect his team.
Bryant doesn't see the need to change MLB game
Kris Bryant said he doesn't see the need to change the game of baseball with strike zones or intentional walks.
Why Maddon won’t tone down the stunts at Cubs camp
Spring training under Joe Maddon has had plenty of unusual stunts to get players focused and fired up. This time it was a Ferrari.
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Manfred open to idea of renovated Wrigley hosting All-Star Game
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said a fully renovated Wrigley Field would be "a great location" to host an All-Star Game.
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SportsTalk Live: Maddon, Montero dine to settle differences
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Joe Maddon and Miguel Montero dining to settle their differences.
SportsTalk Live: Should Cubs let Sosa back next season?
Should the Cubs let Sammy Sosa back next season? The SportsTalk Live team debates.
How Montero and Maddon finally made peace
Joe Maddon and Miguel Montero finally made peace Monday and the veteran catcher insists he won't be a "cancer" in the Cubs clubhouse.
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Montero ready to turn the page with Maddon
Miguel Montero explains how his meeting with Joe Maddon went and how he just wants to be in the loop with the Cubs in 2017.
Why the Cubs had a Ferrari in camp Tuesday
Joe Maddon explains why Cubs strength coach Tim Buss drove a Ferrari onto the field at camp Tuesday.
Maddon: Continuity on Cubs coaching staff helps players
Joe Maddon loves the vibe in Cubs camp right now and believes the continuity on the coaching staff is a huge reason why.
Catch a glimpse inside 'The Cousin Eddie'
"Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" is running a profile on Joe Maddon, including a look inside the Cubs manager's tricked-out RV.
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