Tom Ricketts Addresses Father's Racist Email Controversy; 'Our Family Was Never Raised That Way'Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts on Monday insisted his father is not racist, after the publication of several emails from Joe Ricketts in which he shared Islamophobic jokes, comments, and conspiracy theories.
Chicago Cubs Surprise Pediatric Patients With Spring Training TripSeven pediatric patients were surprised with an invitation to Spring Training.
Cubs' Maddon Foresees 'Fluid' Situation For Bullpen"I think primarily the focus will be who's rested, who hasn't pitched a couple days in a row. And work it that way until Brandon becomes available. And when he becomes available, it's still not going to be an everyday kind of thing."
Hottovy Brings Analytics Approach To CubsThe 37-year-old is in his first year as the Cub's pitching coach after previously serving as the team's prevention coordinator.
Addison Russell Speaks Out About Domestic Violence Suspension; 'I’m Not Proud Of The Person That I Was'In his first public comments since he was suspended for 40 games for violating the league’s domestic violence policy, Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell apologized to his wife and his team, and said he believes counseling is making him a better person.
Cubs, Sox Make No Small Plans For The Upcoming Season"We have a lot of talent, good enough to compete. That's what I see. I see it on the face of these guys. They're hungry and they want to win."
Xavier Cedeno Agrees To $900,000, 1-Year Contract With CubsThe deal is not guaranteed, meaning Cedeno could be released for termination pay before opening day.
Cubs, Sox Focus On The Field During Spring TrainingAt the Cubs spring training camp, the buzz is about starter Yu Darvish feeling great after surgery on his arm, and teammates noticing how much stronger he looks. Darvish opened up and admitted he felt the pressure of high expectations last season after he signed a $126 million dollar contract.
Chicago Cubs Spring Training: Jon Lester, 'I Wouldn't Show Up If We Didn't Have Chance To Win World Series'"He's definitely an anchor and he's really taken to this leadership thing. I think he's got the same enthusiasm that he had 10 years ago."
Chicago Cubs, Sinclair To Launch Sports Network In 2020Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney expressed confidence fans will have many ways to watch, saying the team expects "to have more distribution with the new network than we have today."
'Own It Now' Cubs Spring Training Gets Under Way Amid Controversy"We'll continue to hold Addison to an incredibly high standard or he won't play another regular season game as a Chicago Cub ever again."
Reliever Brach, Cubs Finalize $3M Deal With CubsBrach debuted with San Diego in 2011 and made an All-Star team with Baltimore in 2016. He has a career 3.08 ERA and 33 saves. The Cubs needed bullpen help with closer Brandon Morrow likely missing the start of the season while recovering from elbow surgery.