Chicago Cubs

Speeding Up Games On MLB Agenda For Next SeasonThe average time of a nine-inning contest was a record 3 hours, 5 minutes this season, up from 2:56 in 2015. The postseason average was 3:29.
Levine: Cubs Hold Preliminary Discussions With Orioles About Zach BrittonIncumbent Cubs closer Wade Davis is a free agent and drawing interest from the Mariners and Twins.
Levine: Cubs, White Sox Intrigued By Shohei Otani, As Is EveryoneA 23-year-old pitcher and outfielder from Japan, Otani will soon be posted and become an international free agent.
Cubs Lose Quality Control Coach Henry Blanco To NationalsBlanco will take over as the Nationals' bullpen coach under manager Davey Martinez.
Levine: Cubs Vow To Be Aggressive In Pursuit Of PitchingEarly on, the free agent the Cubs are most associated with is right-hander Alex Cobb.
Jason McLeod: Adbert Alzolay Took 'Biggest Step Forward' Among Pitchers In Cubs' Farm System"He's the classic power guy," McLeod says of Alzolay.
Levine: Cubs, White Sox Ready To Deal As GM Meetings OpenThe Cubs need pitching help, and the White Sox will listen to offers for Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia.
Cubs' Kris Bryant, Wife Miss Flight For HoneymoonAirlines show no mercy for anyone.
Cubs' Closer In 2018? Right Now, Your Guess Is As Good As Jed Hoyer'sThe Cubs will be in contact with Wade Davis in free agency, but the bullpen is full of uncertainty.
Jim Hickey Has High Praise For Alex Cobb, Chris Archer -- Potential Cubs Targets?A free agent, Cobb has a career 3.50 ERA working under Hickey's direction in Tampa Bay.
Jed Hoyer: Cubs Have To Listen, Make Hard Decisions When Seeking Pitching Help On Trade Market"Ultimately our job is to do what's best for the Cubs and the Cubs fans," Hoyer says.
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Named Marvin Miller Man Of The YearRizzo has been honored for his on-field success and off-the-field community work.
Cubs GM Jed Hoyer: 'No Truth Whatsoever' To Jason Heyward Trade Rumors"He's helped us win in a lot of ways," Hoyer says of Heyward.
Cubs Promote Brandon Hyde To Bench CoachHyde had served as the team's first-base coach for the past three seasons.
Rangers Can Pay Most For Shohei Otani At $3.535 MillionThe Cubs and White Sox are capped at $300,000 as penalties for exceeding their signing bonus pool under baseball's previous CBA.
Report: John Lackey Intends To Pitch In 2018Lackey was 12-12 with a 4.59 ERA and 1.28 WHIP this past season.
Cubs' Jason Heyward Wins 5th Gold GloveHeyward earned the Gold Glove honor for the fourth year in a row.
Lincoln Library Asks For Stories On Cubs-Cardinals RivalryAt the end of the month, the library will select one story about the Cubs and one about the Cardinals for special prizes.
Cubs Extend Qualifying Offers To Jake Arrieta, Wade DavisThe Cubs will now receive draft pick compensation should Arrieta and/or Davis leave in free agency.
Cubs Make Series Of Minor Roster MovesThe Cubs claimed right-hander Cory Mazzoni off waivers from the Padres.
Levine: Could Wade Davis Take Qualifying Offer From Cubs?The qualifying offer is set at $17.4 million this offseason.
Cubs Claim Left-Hander Randy Rosario Off Waivers From TwinsRosario, 23, spent most of last season at Double-A, where he had a 4.08 ERA in 32 relief appearances for Chattanooga.
Cubs Send Pizza To Astros To Congratulate Them On World Series ChampionshipThe previous season's champion sending the newly crowned title winner pizza is becoming a tradition in baseball.
Baffoe: The Cubs Are The Astros Are The White SoxThe three teams are similar in that they're following a step-by-step plan over a few years that prioritizes development over money.
Levine: Crucial Free Agency Period Awaits For CubsThe Cubs have eight pending free agents, headlined by Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis.
New Nationals Manager Dave Martinez: 'We're Here To Win The World Series'"We've just got to get over the fact that we're not here just to win a playoff game," Martinez says.
OddsShark Pegs Cubs At 11/1 To Win 2018 World Series, Tied For 5th-Best OddsThe newly crowned champion Astros and the Dodgers are the favorites at 5/1.
Cubs Convention Weekend Passes Go On Sale FridayYou can acquire passes by calling 800-THE-Cubs or by visiting www.cubs.com/convention.
'Eamus Catuli' Sign Gets Updated Outside Wrigley FieldThe sign will now read: AC000101
Tigers Hire Former Cubs Pitching Coach Chris BosioBosio will have a big challenge ahead of him, as Detroit ranked last in MLB with a 5.36 ERA in 2017.

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