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.
7mThe White Sox and Cubs will honor Chicago greats Minnie Minoso and Ernie Banks during the upcoming Crosstown Cup Series as both teams will wear jerseys with the number of the legend on the back.
7mIn this edition of the SportsNet Central Update, errors hurt the White Sox again in Sunday's loss while Kyle Hendricks silenced the Marlins bats in the Cubs win.
7mThe Cubs face a tough task this week at Wrigley Field, welcoming the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox into town for seven games before the All-Star Break.
7mThe Cubs only had three hits Sunday afternoon, but that's all they needed behind Kyle Hendricks, who tossed 7.1 shutout innings in the Cubs' 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field.
7mWhen Cubs leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler scores a run, the team is 27-12, a point manager Joe Maddon highlighted during the holiday weekend series against the Marlins at Wrigley Field.
7mThe Cubs had only scored 17 runs in a 10-game stretch prior to yesterday's win over the Marlins, and Jorge Soler's return to the lineup on Sunday should give the North Siders a much-needed boost.
7mKris Bryant provided the in-game fireworks on the Fourth of July, smacking a pair of home runs — including a grand slam — to provide almost all the offense in the Cubs' 7-2 win over the Marlins.
Cubs believe Albert Almora’s time is coming after Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber’s fast-track development
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