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Listen: Fans React To Cubs' Elimination On Spiegel & Parkins VoicemailFolks were fired up in reacting to the end of the 2017 Cubs.
Spiegel: The Cubs' Long GoodbyeThe Cubs' ending was a slow burn, but it's worth appreciating the journey once again.
Listen: Fans React To Cubs' Win In Game 4 Of NLCS On Spiegel & Parkins VoicemailWhile still worried, Cubs fans were feeling a little better on the voicemail line Wednesday night.
Listen: Les Grobstein Continues To Wage War On Idea Of Robot UmpiresGrobstein has no time for robots.
Listen: Fans React To Cubs' Loss To Dodgers In NLCS Game 3The setback that left the Cubs in a 3-0 hole set off fans who called into the Spiegel and Parkins voicemail line.
Joe Maddon On Keys To Sparking Cubs' Offense: Accept Walks, Use Whole Field"We have to stay in our lanes," Maddon says.
Listen: Cubs Fans React To Falling Behind 2-0 In NLCS On Spiegel & Parkins VoicemailCallers took, ahem, great issue with Cubs manger Joe Maddon's decision-making.
Listen: Bears Fans React To Win Over Ravens On Spiegel & Parkins VoicemailCallers came up big with their emotional reactions during a Bears win with many twists and turns.
Listen: Cubs Fans React To Wild NLDS Game 5 Win On Spiegel & Parkins VoicemailIt was equal parts scintillating and excruciating to watch.
Cub Fans' Message To Stephen Strasburg: Fear The MoldCub fans were having fun, mocking the mold that nearly felled Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg.
Cubs' Joe Maddon Is Going To Ride Reliever Carl Edwards Jr."If your guys are rested, the tried-and-true method, you're going to stay with that," Maddon says.
Cubs' Joe Maddon On Incessant Second-Guessing: 'Why Doesn't Anybody Ever Give Credit To The Other Group?'"A lot of times, even if a decision doesn't work, it doesn't mean it was the wrong decision," Maddon says.
Cubs' Theo Epstein: Kyle Hendricks Has 'Earned The Right To Go Deeper In Games'How long will Hendricks' leash be in the playoffs? Longer than last year, Epstein says.
Joe Maddon Indicates Cubs Won't Intentionally Walk, Pitch Around Bryce Harper"Any time Daniel Murphy is hitting behind anybody, you don't walk the guy in front of him," Maddon says.
Listen: Upset Bears Fans React To Packers Loss On Spiegel & Parkins' VoicemailThe frustrated Bears callers didn't disappoint.
Levine: Joe Maddon Feeling Much Better About Cubs Bullpen As Playoffs LoomThe Cubs recently got Hector Rondon back, and Justin Wilson has looked more comfortable lately.
Joe Maddon Not Looking Ahead To Cubs' Playoff Rotation But Praises Jon Lester, Jose Quintana"Probably going to be more set up based on the other team and what we perceive to be who's pitching best for us in the moment," Maddon says.
Cubs' Joe Maddon Comfortable With Players Protesting, Calls For Unity Instead Of Polarization"I always want our guys to express themselves," Maddon says.
Joe Maddon On Addison Russell-Javier Baez Up Middle In Postseason: 'Hard To Run Away From That'Maddon has many difficult lineup decisions to make with the high-stakes games upon the Cubs.
Zawaski: Meaningful Preseason Awaits BlackhawksAlex DeBrincat, the fourth line, the final two defensemen spots and the backup goalie situation are storylines to follow.
Indians' 'Amazing' 21-Game Winning Streak Has Caught Attention Of Jed Hoyer, Cubs"The city of Cleveland has to love this group of players, and what they're doing is historic," Hoyer says of the Indians.
Cubs' Superstitious, Good-Luck Cake Returned After Team Was Swept By Brewers"We were desperate," general manager Jed Hoyer says.
Cubs' Joe Maddon Wants Javier Baez To 'Be Safe' When Sliding But Always Trust InstinctsBaez has a history of being injured on head-first slides. Should he dial them back?
Cubs' Jake Arrieta Undergoing MRI After Leaving With Cramp In Hamstring MondayThe Cubs are attempting to gain clarity on whether Arrieta's ailment was simply a cramp or a bigger problem.
Jed Hoyer: 'Of Course' Cubs Are Keeping Door Open For Jake Arrieta's Return"He's been a big part of our culture," Hoyer says of Arrieta. "He's been an enormous part of our success."
Jed Hoyer: Cubs 'Involved' In Justin Verlander Trade Talks, But Tigers Wanted Astros' Prospects"This was the guy they needed," Hoyer says of the Astros getting Verlander.
Anthony Rizzo's Plate Approach, 2-Strike Discipline Wow Ian Happ, Cubs TeammatesRizzo boasts a stat line that sluggers rarely produce -- a 1-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
White Sox Will Give Michael Kopech Opportunity To Win Rotation Spot In 2018 Spring TrainingKopech met every expectation the team had for him in 2017.
Joe Maddon Stresses Importance Of Cubs Getting Justin Wilson 'Right' AgainWilson has a 6.35 ERA in eight appearances with the Cubs and has created concern by walking nine batters in 5 2/3 innings.
No Matter How Magnificent Javier Baez Has Been, Addison Russell Will Remain Cubs' Starting Shortstop"He's our shortstop, man," manager Joe Maddon says of Russell. "Don't be deceived."

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