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.
3mThe Cubs will be major players this offseason, zeroing in on a deep free-agent class of pitchers headlined by David Price, Zack Greinke, Johnny Cueto, Jordan Zimmermann and Jeff Samardzija.
3mThe Cubs are going to be linked to seemingly every free agent this offseason, but it’s clear they’re going to pour most of their resources into pitching this winter.
3mDave Martinez, who's spent eight seasons as Joe Maddon's bench coach with the Rays and Cubs, is expected to interview next week with the Dodgers in their wide-ranging managerial search.
3mThe Cubs extended a qualifying offer to leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler Friday, but the centerfielder is expected to test the free-agent waters and not re-sign in Chicago.
3mThe Cubs added right-handed pitcher Ryan Cook to their 40-man roster Friday, claiming the 28-year-old off waivers from the Boston Red Sox.
3mWith the 2015 baseball season in the books, Baseball America ranked the Top 10 Cubs prospects after Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Jorge Soler and Addison Russell graduated from the list.
3mCheck out the latest episode of That Sports Thing where Chris Marrs,Ryan McPartlin and Jon Wellner discuss the Cubs playoff run, Back to the Future predictions and more!
Cubs believe Albert Almora’s time is coming after Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber’s fast-track development
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