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Joe Maddon 'Definitely Would Consider' Kyle Schwarber As Cubs' Lead-Off Hitter Again"I want to see who all the available candidates are first," Maddon says.
Levine: Joe Maddon Optimistic About Bullpen As Cubs Seek Relief HelpRight-handers Addison Reed, Brandon Kintzler and Anthony Swarzak are three back-end relievers whom the Cubs have considered.
The Bernstein Brief: Now Go Get Brandon Morrow Some HelpWith Morrow turning 34 in July and having a history of injuries, the Cubs need more help to keep his workload light.
Ron Coomer Agrees To Multi-Year Extension To Remain Color Analyst On Cubs Radio BroadcastsCoomer joined the Cubs Radio Network in December 2013
Levine: Theo Epstein, Cubs Turn Attention Elsewhere After Missing On Shohei OhtaniThe Cubs are waiting on a decision from right-hander Alex Cobb.
Levine: Cubs Address Big Need With Addition Of Brandon MorrowMorrow figures to serve as the Cubs' closer, assuming Wade Davis doesn't return.
Cubs Finalizing Deal With Brandon MorrowMorrow was dominant with a 2.06 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 2017.
Levine: Cubs Still Determined To Add Alex Cobb, More PitchingCobb had a 3.66 ERA in 2017 and a great relationship with new Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey.
Japanese Phenom Shohei Ohtani Chooses AngelsOhtani, 23, is a two-way player who slots in as a front-line starter and an outfielder with prodigious power potential.
Report: Giancarlo Stanton Will Approve Trade To 4 Teams, Including CubsStanton, 28, won the National League MVP this past season when he .281 with 59 homers, 132 RBIs and a 1.007 OPS.
Levine: Shohei Ohtani Decision Soon? Cubs' Theo Epstein Mum On ProcessThe Cubs are one of seven finalists in Ohtani's free agency, which no one has a quality read on.
Cubs Sign Right-Hander Tyler Chatwood To 3-Year DealChatwood went 8-15 with a 4.69 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 33 games, including 25 starts, for the Rockies in 2017.
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber Appears Slimmed Down This OffseasonSchwarber's defense has often come under scrutiny, so any body transformation is likely to focus on adding speed and quickness.
Joe Maddon's Offseason Goal? Get In 'Really Good Shape' So He Can Manage For Many Years To ComeThe 63-year-old Maddon is the oldest manager in MLB.
Levine: Cubs Remain In Shohei Ohtani SweepstakesThe Cubs' initial sales pitch highlighted their young core under years of contract control and their facilities.
Cubs Non-Tender Hector Rondon, Making Him A Free AgentRondon had a 4.24 ERA in 2017 and was set to enter arbitration.
Cubs' Joe Maddon On 2-Way Players Like Shohei Ohtani: 'Wave Of The Future'"I've always been intrigued by the concept," Maddon says.
Cubs Manager Joe Maddon On Jake Arrieta's Free Agency: 'Jake's Probably Gone'It doesn't appear the Cubs have any desire to invest in the long-term deal that Arrieta wants.
Cubs Sign Reliever Dario Alvarez To 1-Year DealAlvarez, 28, had a 2.76 ERA and 2.02 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings for the Rangers in 2017.
Levine: Alex Cobb Still The Big Fish Cubs Hope To Reel InWhen it comes to communication and comfort for Cobb with his coaches, the Cubs check every box.
The Bernstein Brief: Let's Not Get Silly About Shohei OhtaniLike clockwork, we get mesmerized by the latest exotic import, buying all the sizzle more than the steak.
Levine: Cubs Face Friday Deadline To Tender Contracts To Arbitration-Eligible PlayersKris Bryant will likely approach the record payment for a first-year arbitration-eligible player.
Levine: Cubs Among Those Waiting As Ohtani, Stanton, Boras Dictate MarketThe Cubs have their targets set, but some major dominoes must first fall.
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo To Donate $150,000 To His High School For Lights On Baseball DiamondThe donation will go to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which Rizzo graduated from in 2007.
Cubs Award 68 Full Playoff SharesEach full share was worth $133,159.02.
Cubs Name Will Venable Their First-Base CoachChicago has also hired Jim Benedict as a special assistant to baseball operations.
Cubs, Red Sox To Meet In Exhibition Play For First Time Since 1960s
Watch: Cubs' Kris Bryant Asks Austrians About Baseball, And They've No Idea Who He IsBryant is up to some more hijinks in conjunction with sponsor Red Bull.
Cubs Add 3 Players To 40-Man RosterRight-hander Adbert Alzolay, infielder David Bote and right-hander Oscar De La Cruz will be protected in the Rule 5 Draft.
Cubs, White Sox Announce Spring Training Schedules, Will Meet 3 TimesThe teams play on Feb. 27, March 10 and March 16.

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