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.

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