Rizzo: Cubs Have To Play Better After Falling ShortChicago combined for just two runs over 22 innings and watched as the Brewers and Rockies celebrated on consecutive days at Wrigley Field.
Moving On From Machado: White Sox Seek Answers From WithinThe White Sox will look around and return to their youth movement, now in its third season. If Machado had moved to Chicago, he might've played third base, with Tim Anderson at shortstop and Yoan Moncada at second.
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Ready For Upcoming Season: 'We've Got To Play Better'The Cubs didn’t upgrade their already talented roster, but there’s no shortage of leadership in the locker room. The now spoken-for Anthony Rizzo has no problem speaking up.
A Season From Free Agency, Abreu Hopes To Win With White SoxAbreu was an All-Star last season, but he got hurt in the second half and finished with 22 homers, 78 RBIs and a .265 average, all career lows since arriving from Cuba before the 2014 season. It was the first time in five seasons he did not have 100 RBIs.
Chicago Cubs Surprise Pediatric Patients With Spring Training TripSeven pediatric patients were surprised with an invitation to Spring Training.
White Sox LHP Rodon Feels Bit Abnormal Being Healthy At CampRodon missed the beginning of the last two seasons because of injury. He was coming back from arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder when he made his 2018 debut in June. He made five so-so starts that month.
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."
Chicago White Sox Spring Training Notebook: The Man Who's MissingThe biggest talk at White Sox spring training camp isn't who is there but who isn't.
Chicago Cubs Spring Training Notebook: Buzz About PitchingObservations and notes from the first week of spring training for the Chicago Cubs:
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."
Sox Pitcher Giolito Takes A Headfirst Approach To The Upcoming Season"It's about winning now. I'm sick of losing. I have been losing for minor leagues. My last few years coming up to here. I am ready to win."
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 Spring Training: Yu Darvish No Longer Feels Pressure Of Big Contract, ExpectationsYu Darvish, the Chicago Cubs big free agent signing in 2018, had a season to forget.
'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."