Chicago Cubs

Levine: Yu Darvish Is On Cubs' RadarThe Cubs are showing interest in Darvish, one of the top two starters available in free agency.
Levine: Kyle Hendricks Excited About Cubs' Offseason MovesThe Cubs have added pitchers Tyler Chatwood, Brandon Morrow and Steve Cishek.
Cubs Agree With Reliever Steve Cishek On 2-Year DealCishek had a 2.01 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 49 appearances splits between the Mariners and Rays in 2017.
Levine: Cubs Sit On Periphery As Market Moves Slowly For Jake ArrietaAgent Scott Boras continues to tout Arrieta's big-game ability as he gauges the free-agent market.
Levine: A Wade Davis Return To Cubs Is Still In PlayIf Davis doesn't receive the long-term deal he desires in free agency, the Cubs are ready to pounce.
Joe Maddon On Revamped Cubs Coaching Staff: 'Self-Confident Group That Nobody's Going To Feel Offended'"I love cross pollination when it comes to coaching meetings," Maddon says.
Levine: Mike Montgomery's 'Start Or Be Traded' Desire Is News To CubsSince joining the Cubs, Montgomery has a 3.86 ERA in 21 starts.
Levine: Cubs Add Drew Smyly With Eye On 2019Smyly had Tommy John surgery last July and could miss all of the 2018 season.
Cubs Sign Pitcher Drew Smyly To 2-Year DealThe Cubs also made official their signing of reliever Brandon Morrow.
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.

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