Darvish, Heyward Won't Opt Out Of Contracts With Cubs; Team Exercises Option On Quintana, But Not HollandYu Darvish and Jason Heyward both had the right to opt out of their contracts and become free agents, but decided against it.
Quintana On Top Of Pitching, Rizzo Hits 2-Run Homer As Cubs Beat Pirates In MLB Little League ClassicJose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday night in the MLB Little League Classic.
Cubs Reveal Rotation Order: Lester, Hendricks, Darvish, Quintana, ChatwoodThe Cubs' high-profile free-agent acquisition, Darvish will serve as the team's No. 3 starter.
Levine: Cubs Rotation Has Potential To Be Best In MLB"We have five guys who can win every day," Jose Quintana says.
Theo Epstein: Flexibility Of Jose Quintana Contract A Big Reason Cubs Could Sign Yu DarvishThe team-friendly deal of Quintana came with an added bonus for the Cubs.
Dodgers' Dave Roberts Knows Cubs Need To Be 'Special' To Overcome 3-0 HoleRoberts was part of the 2004 Red Sox team that overcame a 3-0 deficit in the ALCS.
Cubs To Start Jose Quintana In Game 1 Of NLCSQuintana will throw two days after making a relief appearance in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Cubs Not Ready To Name Starter For NLCS Game 1The Cubs are still evaluating whether to start Jose Quintana or John Lackey on Saturday.
Jose Quintana, John Lackey Are Cubs' Candidates To Start NLCS Game 1Quintana came on in relief in Game 5 on Thursday but threw just 12 pitches, so he may be good for Saturday.
Cubs' Jose Quintana Available In Relief Of Kyle Hendricks In Game 5The Nationals are unsure if they'll start Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark on Thursday night.
Levine: Cubs' Jose Quintana Ready For First Playoff Start"This is a huge game for me," Quintana says. "I believe it is a huge opportunity as well."
Cubs Rotation: Kyle Hendricks In Game 1, Jon Lester In Game 2, Jose Quintana In Game 3Jake Arrieta will start Game 4, if necessary.
Levine: Cubs Could Include All 5 Starters On NLDS RosterWith Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester not in top form, John Lackey could provide playoff insurance for the Cubs.
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.
Levine: Cubs' Jose Quintana Returning To FormQuintana delivered a quality outing in the Cubs' 17-3 win over the Pirates on Wednesday.