Categories Archives: Chicago Cubs

Inbox: What are Maddon’s leadoff options?

CHICAGO — For too many years, the Cubs struggled to find a leadoff guy, so I don’t think it was a fluke that the emergence of Dexter Fowler coincided with the club’s success. With his departure, what options does Joe Maddon have for 201

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Cubs announce spring report, workout dates

CHICAGO — Excited for Spring Training? Cubs pitchers and catchers will report on Feb. 14, with the first workout the next day at their complex in Mesa, Ariz. Position players report Feb. 17, and the first full squad workout for the defending World S

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Longtime Cubs scout Zielinski dies at 64

CHICAGO — Stan Zielinski, a scout for 38 years who helped the Cubs draft and sign Kyle Schwarber and Jeff Samardzija, among others, died in his sleep overnight at his home in Winfield, Ill. He was 64. Zielinski started worked for the Cubs in 2001, a

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Cubs interested in free-agent righty Ross

CHICAGO — The Cubs have made no secret they’re looking for rotation depth, and they are reportedly one of the finalists for right-hander Tyson Ross. Ross talked to the Cubs before the holidays and met with the Rangers on Wednesday. MLB.comR

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College football to return to Wrigley in 2020

CHICAGO — Are you ready for the Cubbie Bowl? Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney told the Chicago Tribune that college football games will return to Wrigley Field in November 2020, and that the club would like to host an annual bowl g

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Spring Training tickets go on sale Saturday

CHICAGO — Ready to think spring? The general sale to purchase Cubs Spring Training game tickets will begin at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday. However, fans can get a head start and purchase single-game tickets one day earlier through the online MasterCard P

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Fly the W(edding): Fan ties knot in Cubs uniform

CHICAGO — Joe Mendoza wanted to get a Cubs tattoo if his favorite team won the World Series in 2016, but his fiancée nixed that. Instead, she compromised and said he could wear a full Cubs uniform on their wedding day, so he did. Joe and Amy Mendoz

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5 questions facing Cubs in title defense

CHICAGO — The last team to repeat as World Series champions was the Yankees, winning three in a row from 1998-2000. Those teams relied on the core four of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. The Cubs have their own strong co

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For Cubs and fans in ’16, long wait over

CHICAGO — The World Series trophy is on tour, Cubs players are back from vacation and hometown parades and renovation work is underway at Wrigley Field. The 2016 season was a wild ride for the Cubs and their fans as the team won a Major League-best

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