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How Cubs rotation stacks up sans Jon Lester ahead of spring trainingThe Cubs roster has undergone massive upheaval this offseason, and no positional group has been impacted more than their starting rotation.

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How Cubs Rotation Stacks Up Sans Jon Lester Ahead of Spring TrainingThe Cubs roster has undergone massive upheaval this offseason, and no positional group has been impacted more than their starting rotation.

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Cubs Rumors: Team interested in re-signing pitcher Jeremy JeffressJeremy Jeffress was a bright spot for the Cubs in a lackluster 2020 season and reports indicate the team is interested in bringing him back in 2021.

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Chicago Cubs: Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton passes awayHall of Famer and Los Angeles Dodgers pitching great Don Sutton passed away at his home after battling cancer.

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Pitching Rumors: Hand, Jeffress, Anibal, TeheranThe Dodgers have been linked to free-agent lefty Brad Hand over the past week or so, but they're more on the "periphery" of his market, writes Fansided's Robert Murray.

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Cubs likely to scout Julio Teheran, Anibal Sanchez Tuesday in MiamiThe Cubs will undoubtedly be in attendance Tuesday in Miami when Julio Teheran and Anibal Sanchez hold a showcase for interested clubs.

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Old sexts mean new unemploymentPursuing a foreign reporter sextually gets Jared Porter fired as the Mets GM.

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The Son Ranto Show is Dropping Mad Shows, Yo!Unintentionally, I let a backlog of Son Ranto Shows pile up for our ad-ridden free feed.

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Mets Fire New GM After He Admits Sending Explicit Photos to Reporter While Working for Cubs in 2016The New York Mets fired General Manager Jared Porter Tuesday morning, hours after a report surfaced that he had sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

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Jared Porter was a Cubs executive when he sent unsolicited lewd text messages to a reporterThe woman, a foreign correspondent who had moved to the United States to cover Major League Baseball, said at one point she ignored more than 60 messages from Porter before he sent the final lewd photo.

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Cubs' Willson Contreras shares heartfelt farewell to Jon LesterContreras has been Lester's personal catcher for most of his five big league seasons.

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Cubs' Willson Contreras Shares Heartfelt Farewell to Jon LesterContreras has been Lester's personal catcher for most of his five big league seasons.

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Cubs give Jon Lester the ‘Dear Jon' treatmentThe Ricketts family is counting bags of peanuts now. Meanwhile, their baseball team is a shell of its former self.

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Cubs Minors: Aramis Ademan facing 'make or break' year in 2021?The Cubs have quality depth at the shortstop position and for Aramis Ademan the time is now to put it together or he may be on his way out.

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2021 MLB Draft Prep: A mock draft a month from opening dayWhile D1 games aren't scheduled for another month, having a look at the three or four picks before the Cubs selection, the Cubs choice, and the three or four after, give you a ballpark view of what pick 21 might look like half a year from being on the clock.

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Chicago Cubs: Continue to embarrass themselves this offseasonThe Chicago Cubs are having an embarrassing offseason for themselves and their fans. As of now, 2021 is not looking very good for them.

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Cubs and MLB plan to launch investigation into former Cubs exec and ex-Mets GM Jared Porter"In my initial press conference, I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it."

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Current, Recent Cubs Players Reportedly 'Readily Available and Relatively Inexpensive' This OffseasonThough I'm already nursing a torn rotator cuff as I stand over my third dead horse of the winter, I don't think it'll do much harm to get in a few more licks.

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Cubs News: Jon Lester signs with the Washington NationalsJon Lester's days as a member of the Chicago Cubs are officially over as he is reportedly in agreement with the Washington Nationals.

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Why haven't the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 6: Jeremy JeffressThe righthander had a fine year for the Cubs in 2020.

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Cubs analyst says letting Jon Lester go to the Nationals is 'embarrassing'It turns out a few people in Chicago aren't happy about the Cubs letting Jon Lester sign with the Nationals.

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The Rundown: Cubs Look Like Wreck Right Now, Lester Signs with Nationals, Padres Keep Accumulating Good Starters"Families are always rising and falling in America." - Nathaniel Hawthorne "All hope abandon, ye who enter here." - Dante Alighieri There is no joy in being a Cubs fan these days.

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Jon Lester Wanted to Retire as Cubs Pitcher, Aim for 200 Wins in 2021 SeasonThere are certain ways you develop culture and turning your back on someone you asked to help build your culture when he wants to retire as a Cub is wrong.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jon Lester agrees to terms with NationalsDavid Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss Jon Lester signing with the Nationals and what led him out of Chicago.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jon Lester Agrees to Terms With NationalsDavid Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyerdiscuss Jon Lester signing with the Nationals and what led him out of Chicago.

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14 of Jon Lester's best Cubs moments during six-season tenureAs he heads to the nation's capital, here's a look back at some of Jon Lester's best moments in a Cubs uniform.

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14 of Jon Lester's Best Cubs Moments During Six-Season TenureAs he heads to the nations capital, heres a look back at some of Jon Lester's best moments in a Cubs uniform.

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Willson Contreras endorses Nationals signing Jon Lester, takes shot at CubsCubs catcher Willson Contreras wants to "compete" and thinks the Nationals got a "gamer" in starter Jon Lester.

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Report: Mets GM admits explicit texts to female reporter GM ESPN Foreign Correspondent Chicago Cubs JaredNew York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, according to an ESPN report.

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Mets GM Jared Porter Admits to Sending Unsolicited Explicit Images to Female Reporter When He Worked for CubsFor a while early in the offseason, it appeared as though the Cubs had zeroed in on Jared Porter, their former director of professional scouting to fill their GM role.

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New York Mets fire GM Jared Porter. The former Chicago Cubs executive sent explicit messages to a female reporter in 2016.New York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs, ESPN reported Monday night.

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Former Cubs Exec Jared Porter Sent Unsolicited, Explicit Texts to ReporterPorter, 41, joined the Cubs near the end of the 2015 season as their pro scouting director, a position he held through the 2016 season. He spent the next four seasons as the Diamondbacks senior vice president and assistant general manager before the Mets named him their GM in December.Â.

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Former Cubs exec Jared Porter sent unsolicited, explicit texts to reporterPorter, 41, joined the Cubs near the end of the 2015 season as their pro scouting director, a position he held through the 2016 season. He spent the next four seasons as the Diamondbacks senior vice president and assistant general manager before the Mets named him their GM in December.Â.

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Mets GM sent explicit texts to female reporter in 2016 while working as Cubs' director of professional scoutingESPN said it contacted Jared Porter on Monday evening and he acknowledged texting with the woman.

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Mets Fire New GM After He Admits Sending Explicit Photos to Reporter in 2016Mets General Manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs in their front office, ESPN reported Monday night.

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Jon Lester Set To Head To Washington NationalsThe Washington Nationals are turning into the easterly Cubs, with Jon Lester expected to take a one-year deal with the Nats and a mutual option for a second season.

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Jared Porter of the Mets Accused of Harassing Female ReporterJared Porter reportedly sent dozens of unsolicited text messages — including one with a nude photo — to a reporter in 2016.

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BREAKING: Former Cub Jon Lester agree to terms with the Washington NationalsOn this emergency Cubs Pod, Jon Lester, one of the greatest free-agent signings in Chicago sports history seemingly goes to finish his career with the Washington Nationals with teammate Kyle Schwarber.

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Thank You And Farewell, Jon LesterThe most recent and relevant Cubs news highlighted by die-hard fans Brendan Miller and Corey Freedman.

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MLB rumors: Cubs free agent Tyler Chatwood agrees to terms with Blue JaysNews broke Monday night of two 2020 Cubs rotation members agreeing to deals with other teams.

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MLB Rumors: Cubs Free Agent Tyler Chatwood Agrees to Terms With Blue JaysNews broke Monday night of two 2020 Cubs rotation members agreeing to deals with other teams.

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Tyler Chatwood Signing with Blue Jays, Likely as RelieverTyler Chatwood is signing with the Blue Jays on a one-year deal that guarantees him $3 million and has another $2.5 million in performance bonuses.

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Ian Happ wants Cubs to retire Jon Lester's jersey numberIan Happ wants to make sure Jon Lester is remembered at Clark and Addison forever.

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Ian Happ Wants Cubs to Retire Jon Lester's Jersey NumberIan Happ wants to make sure Jon Lester is remembered at Clark and Addison forever.

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Former Cubs Pitcher Tyler Chatwood Reportedly Reaches Deal With Blue JaysAnother former Chicago Cubs pitcher has found a new home, as Tyler Chatwood has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Jon Lester agrees to terms with NationalsDavid Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss Jon Lester signing with the Nationals and what led him out of Chicago.

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If Cubs can't afford Lester on discount, it's time to sell teamOne of the most important pitchers in franchise history wanted to stay but when the Cubs refused to make an offer early then were "not close" to the Nationals' $4 million offer in a late bid, it shoveled another pile of embarrassment onto an ugly winter.

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Jon Lester's Departure From Cubs Signals Time for Ricketts Family to SellOne of the most important pitchers in franchise history wanted to stay but when the Cubs refused to make an offer early then were "not close" to the...

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2 Cubs prospects make Baseball America's Top 100 listThe Cubs had two prospects on the list, compared to the Padres' league-leading seven.

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2 Cubs Prospects Make Baseball America's Top 100 ListThe Cubs had two prospects on the list, compared to the Padres' league-leading seven.

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14 of Jon Lester's best Cubs moments during six-season tenureAs he heads to the nation's capital, here's a look back at some of Jon Lester's best moments in a Cubs uniform.

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Cubs History: Looking back at Greg Maddux's dominant '92 seasonIn his final year with the Cubs, Hall of Fame right-hander Greg Maddux turned in one of the most impressive seasons of his lengthy career.

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Cubs fans lose their minds on Twitter over Jon Lester's move to NationalsLester signed with the Cubs on Dec. 15, 2014 and made an immediate impact, helping vault the Cubs to the NLCS in his first season and a World Series title the year after.

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Cubs Fans Lose Their Minds on Twitter Over Jon Lester's Move to NationalsLester signed with the Cubs on Dec. 15, 2014 and made an immediate impact, helping vault the Cubs to the NLCS in his first season and a World Series title the year after.

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An Era Ends as Lester Signs with the NationalsI distinctly remember where I was when I found out the Cubs had signed Jon Lester.

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Former Cubs pitcher Jon Lester agrees to deal with NationalsThe Cubs declined his $25 million option in October, making him a free agent.

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Former Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Agrees to Deal With NationalsThe Cubs declined his $25 million option in October, making him a free agent.

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Jon Lester: Ex-Chicago Cubs pitcher signs with Washington NationalsPitcher Jon Lester, one of the greatest free-agent additions in Chicago Cubs history, reportedly signed a one-year deal Monday with the Washington Nationals.

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Jon Lester signs with the NationalsLeft-handed starter Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year deal with a mutual option, pending physical, sources familiar with the contract told ESPN.

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Former Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester Reportedly Signs Contract With NationalsFormer Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Washington Nationals, ending a six-year run in the Windy City.

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Jon Lester Joining Washington Nationals for $5M, Cubs' Offer Not CloseAs first reported by Jon Greenberg and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, and subsequently confirmed by multiple other outlets, Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals are engaged in contract talks.

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New York Mets GM Jared Porter acknowledges sending explicit images to female reporter when he worked for Chicago CubsNew York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent explicit, unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a picture of an erect, naked penis, according to a copy of the text history obtained by ESPN.

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MLB Rumors: Cubs Free Agent Jon Lester in Talks With NationalsCould Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber reunite in Washington DC?

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MLB rumors: Cubs free agent Jon Lester in talks with NationalsCould Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber reunite in Washington DC?

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Former Cubs employee acknowledges sending explicit textsNew York Mets general manager Jared Porter sent graphic, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs, ESPN reported Monday night.

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Cubs News: Bullpen is a low priority when looking at the roster's issuesThe bullpen will be a low priority for the Chicago Cubs in the coming weeks, given the obvious shortcomings found in the rotation and elsewhere.

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Cubs' Jason Heyward, Ian Happ celebrate MLK Day at Chicago food bankCubs outfielders Jason Heyward and Ian Happ donned hair nets and gloves to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

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Cubs' Jason Heyward, Ian Happ Celebrate MLK Day at Chicago Food BankCubs outfielders Jason Heyward and Ian Happ donned hair nets and gloves to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

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Cubs' Jason Heyward, Ian Happ celebrate MLK Day at Chicago food bankCubs outfielders Jason Heyward and Ian Happ donned hair nets and gloves to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

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Cubs sign a top international prospect along with veteran Shelby MillerThe Cubs have done a lot since Sean last recorded, agreeing to arbitration deals with four of their five remaining players, leaving Ian Happ as the lone Cub heading to an arbitration hearing.

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Cubs minors: Brailyn Marquez, Brennen Davis named to Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects listThe Cubs top two minor leaguers are listed among the best prospects in baseball.

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New york mets chicago cubs arizona diamondbacks jared porterNew York Mets GM Jared Porter acknowledges sending explicit images to female reporter when he worked for Chicago Cubs.

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Cubs have their hands full in restoring fans' faith in Marquee NetworkThe roster questions facing the Cubs dominate headlines. But the organization also must restore fans' faith in the fledgling Marquee Network this season.

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Only 2 Cubs Prospects on Baseball America's Top 100 List…For NowWe've seen team prospect lists from several outlets already this winter, but we really haven't seen an overall set of rankings until today.

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If Cubs can't afford Lester on discount, it's time to sell teamOne of the most important pitchers in franchise history wanted to stay but when the Cubs refused to make an offer early then were "not close" to the Nationals' $5 million offer in a late bid, it shoveled another pile of embarrassment onto an ugly winter.

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Ian Happ wants Cubs to retire Jon Lester's jersey numberIan Happ wants to make sure Jon Lester is remembered at Clark and Addison forever.

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Why haven't the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 5: Trevor WilliamsDumpster-diving? Maybe. But there's a possible high reward here.

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MLB The Show 21 Rosters  Chicago CubsOpening day rosters coming soon! In the mean time, I am going to start putting together rosters and top 30 prospects for each team to display.

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Chicago Cubs Organizational Breakdown, Pt 9The Cubs have more right-handed pitching prospects than they know what to do with, a product of selecting nearly 90 total pitchers between the 2016, 2017, and 2019 drafts.

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Cubs fans lose their minds on Twitter over Jon Lester's move to NationalsLester signed with the Cubs on Dec. 15, 2014 and made an immediate impact, helping vault the Cubs to the NLCS in his first season and a World Series title the year after.

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Why haven't the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 4: Chris ArcherThis isn't to lament that deal, because Garza was eventually sent to the Rangers for Justin Grimm, Carl Edwards Jr., Neil Ramirez and Mike Olt, and the first two of those were key parts of the Cubs' 2016 World Series team.

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Cubs sign right-hander Shelby Miller to a non-guaranteed dealLooking to improve its pitching depth, the Cubs inked former Cardinals first-rounder Shelby Miller to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal this weekend.

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The Rundown: Cubs Continue Piecemealing Rotation, Perhaps It's Time for Ricketts Family to Sell, Glanville Talks About Managing and ParenthoodBelieve it or not, Jed Hoyer has been just as busy as almost every other baseball executive this winter.

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MLB really ought to delay the start of the 2021 seasonBecause the pandemic is going to get worse before it gets better.

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Cubs sign Shelby Miller to minor-league dealSince then Miller has made a total of 36 starts for the Diamondbacks and Rangers, and you see him pictured as a Ranger above in 2019, where he posted an 8.59 ERA and 1.977 WHIP in 19 appearances.

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Outside The Confines: DJ is staying in The BronxThe Yankees slugger isn't going anywhere, so can the hot stove get a move on?

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Baseball America Drops Its New Top 100 List  Cubs Place Just Two This YearAfter last Friday’s news fest, I was all prepared for today to be a quiet day.

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A Fantasy Cubs Prospect Reliever Draft Is a Bit Nerdy, but That's the Fun of ItExactly one week ago, the Growing Cubs podcast had a fun episode that talked about the Yu Darvish trade.

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Baseball history unpacked, January 181896 - Long before Marvin Miller and Curt Flood attacked the reserve clause, John Montgomery Ward, who has not played or managed for the last two seasons, objects to being reserved by the New York Giants.

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Cubs sign Shelby Miller to Minor League dealWith a clear need for pitching depth, the Cubs are taking on a reclamation project in right-hander Shelby Miller.

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Cubs Sign RHP Shelby Miller to Non-Guaranteed Deal, Complete Circle on Dave Stewart's LogicThe Cubs finally landed a $200 million player in a winter otherwise devoid of spending.

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Cubs Sign Shelby Miller to a Non Roster DealWord just broke that the Cubs signed pitcher Shelby Miller to a non-roster deal for 2021.

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Cubs sign veteran starter Shelby Miller as potential rotation depthThe Cubs had shown interest in Miller early in his career, and he's bounced around after a promising debut with the Cardinals.

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Cubs Sign Veteran Starter Shelby Miller as Potential Rotation DepthShelby Miller has agreed to a non-roster deal with the Cubs, per source. If he makes the club, he'll earn $875,000 with $600,000 in performance bonuses.

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Cubs To Sign Shelby MillerThe Cubs have agreed to a deal with right-hander Shelby Miller, MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports . The non-guaranteed contract will pay Miller $875K if he makes Chicago's big league roster, with another $600K available in bonus money. The signing will be official when Miller passes a physical.

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Without Cubs Convention, Tom Ricketts is thanking his lucky starsGiven the issues with Marquee Network, a rebuild and a lack of spending, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts surely isn't sad about a canceled Cubs Convention.

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Conservative Joe Ricketts to launch 'Straight Arrow News' siteRicketts said Straight Arrow News will not involve other members of his family.

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Cubs aren't alone in battling through a slow-moving offseasonBaseball's offseason has slowed to a crawl as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. The Cubs, in desperate need of an overhaul, are just one team impacted.

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The Rundown: Sad News for CI Community, IFA Signings Continue Cubs Youth Movement, Sunday Baseball Notes"May good Saint Patrick bless you and keep you in his care, and may Our Lord be near you to answer every prayer." - Traditional Irish Toast "Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light."

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Why haven't the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 3: Jon LesterThere are a lot of people who say the Cubs should sign Jon Lester so he could get his 200th win in a Cubs uniform and, near the end of the 2021 season when fans are allowed back in Wrigley Field, get a sendoff from Cubs fans.

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Why haven't the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 2: Tommy La StellaLa Stella was in 2019, but instead of keeping him and making him an arb offer, they traded him to the Angels for minor-league Conor Lillis-White, who never pitched a single game in the Cubs organization and was released last May.

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Cubs, Jon Sciambi fits the profile of historic broadcasters at WrigleyNew Cubs play-by-play man Jon Sciambi knows the passion, history and tradition that's in the air on game day at Wrigley Field - and he can't wait to start.

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Why haven't the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 1: Carlos RodonThat was one pick before the Cubs picked Kyle Schwarber — and it was said by some at the time that had Rodon been on the board when the Cubs' turn came up, they likely would have taken him instead of Schwarber.

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Cub Tracks in parkCubs and #MLB news you can use.

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The Weekly: Affiliate News, Miguel Amaya Stays Hot, Lots of Video, and the Rain KingAffiliate News Major League Baseball officially sent out professional development licenses to each of the 120 teams they invited to play affiliated ball for the 2021 season.

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Column: Farewell to Chicago Tribune colleague Mark GonzalesFew have covered baseball better or longer than Mark Gonzales, who left the Chicago Tribune on Friday to begin a new chapter in his career.

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Cubs News: Corey Kluber got paid, which is bad news for the CubsThat doesn't bode well for a team like the Cubs, searching for diamonds in the rough.

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Cubs sign top international shortstop prospect HernandezThe Cubs made a significant move for their future on Friday in signing Cristian Hernandez, one of the top players in the international free agent class.

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For Cubs, DJ LeMahieu is one that got away — againThe longer LeMahieu been gone, the more apparent his loss has been to the Cubs.

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For Cubs, DJ LeMahieu Is One That Got Away a€” AgainThe longer LeMahieu been gone, the more apparent his loss has been to the Cubs.

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For Cubs, DJ LeMahieu is one that got away — againThe longer LeMahieu been gone, the more apparent his loss has been to the Cubs.

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Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite smallIt looks like the Cubs and Ian Happ will head to an arbitration hearing after failing to agree to a deal prior to Friday afternoon's deadline.

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Chicago Cubs: Get to know top international signee Cristian HernandezThe Cubs made their biggest international splash in years, locking up one of the top prospects available in infielder Cristian Hernandez.

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1989 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 11The Mets took the early lead in this one. In the second inning, Darryl Strawberry led off with a single and then Dave Magadan walked.

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Padres avoid arbitration with Pham, 4 othersThe San Diego Padres avoided arbitration with Tommy Pham, Dinelson Lamet, Dan Altavilla, Emilio Pagan, and catcher Victor Caratini.

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Cristian Hernandez Leads Big IFA Class, Continues Cubs' Youth MovementAfter waiting for 16 months for the Cubs to sign shortstop Cristian Hernandez, the deal was officially announced Friday.

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Cubs News: Some notable January happenings in team historyJanuary is the start of a new year, deals being made, Spring Training is around the corner.

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Chicago 2021 sports teams being left in the dust alreadyWasn't this year supposed to be a respite from the cruel and unusual? And we're just talking sports here.

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The extra-inning placed runner and 7-inning doubleheaders are likely back for 2021There is some logic to MLB's fear about the pandemic messing with the schedule. This is why I've been for of a plan some owners favor, which would be to delay spring training until April and play a 162-game season starting in May and ending in October, with playoffs in a bubble in November.

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2021 Could Be Quite the Tipping Point for the Cubs' Farm SystemAfter yesterdays international free agent spending spree, today is a good day to take stock of the Cubs minor league system.

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Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein returns to Major League BaseballFormer Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has returned to Major League Baseball as a consultant to the commissioner's office.

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Three reclamation projects who would be worth the gamble for Cubs in 2021The Cubs don't plan to spend big in free agency, but there are a few low-risk, high-reward options who could make sense in 2021.

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Cub Tracks marks the spot"‘Yes,' Bill Veeck said, ‘I knew as soon as I heard you that the fans in the bleachers and the fans in the luxury boxes knew that they could sing better than you."

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Cubs avoid arbitration with Bryant, Baez, ContrerasThe Cubs avoided arbitration with three of their biggest stars, agreeing to one-year deals with third baseman Kris Bryant, shortstop Javier Baez, and catcher Willson Contreras.

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How Ian Happ's Arbitration Filing, Rare Hearing Impacts Cubs' WinterHapp's case marks only the third time since 1993 the Cubs will take a player to an arbitration hearing, but they reached agreements on the deadline day...

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How Ian Happ's arbitration filing, rare hearing impacts Cubs' winterHapp's case marks only the third time since 1993 the Cubs will take a player to an arbitration hearing, but they reached agreements on the deadline day for filing with four significant players: Kris Bryant , Javy Baez , Zach Davies and Willson Contreras.

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Friday Night News  Arbitration News, IFA, Trade Talks, and No ConventionToday was one of the busiest days I can recall when it comes to Cub news in the past six months.

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Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras sign 1-year deals with the Chicago Cubs, avoiding arbitrationKris Bryant, Javier Baez, Willson Contreras and Zach Davies all signed one-year deals with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

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Ian Happ Headed to Arbitration in First Year of Eligibility After Failing to Reach Salary SettlementIan Happ took over for Kris Bryant as the Cubs' union rep and it appears he may have inherited a labor beef in the process.

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Cubs avoid arbitration with four players, including Javy Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson ContrerasOutfielder Ian Happ was the only player who was unable to come to an agreement by Friday's deadline.

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Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson ContrerasThe Cubs reached deals to avoid arbitration with three of their biggest names: Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Javier Baez.

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Cubs and Ian Happ can't agree on contract terms and will go to arbitrationIt'll be the first Cubs arb hearing since 2018, if it happens.

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5 Influencing Factors for Cubs' Willson Contreras' Trade MarketAs rumors swirl around his name, here are five factors that could impact Willson Contreras' trade market.

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New York Mets' Francisco Lindor, Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant avoid abitration with dealsFrancisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday, leaving just 13 to swap salary arbitration figures during a slow off-season in the aftermath of the financial carnage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chicago Cubs avoid arbitration with Kris Bryant, Javy BaezThe Cubs avoided arbitration with Kris Bryant and Javy Baez. Bryant will make $19.5 million this season, and Baez will make $11.65 million.

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Chicago Cubs: David Bote has an uncertain role heading into 2021Cubs utilityman David Bote will look to bounce back after a down season in 2020.

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Cubs avoid arbitration with Zach DaviesPlayers and teams can still settle on a contract figure before going to an arb hearing, even if they exchanged figures Friday and didn't settle.

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Cubs Settle with Kris Bryant for $19.5 Million, Zach Davis for $8.63 MillionThough the delay in reporting initially made it seem as though the Cubs might be heading to the arbitration table with more than one player for the first time in decades, that won't be the case.

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Cubs avoid arbitration with Kris BryantBelow is some language I'm going to put in all the articles about Cubs 2021 arb player contracts, so bear with me, you'll likely read it again.

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Cubs Avoid Arbitration With Bryant, Contreras, DaviesThe Cubs have avoided arbitration with third baseman Kris Bryant, catcher Willson Contreras and right-hander Zach Davies, per reports from Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago and Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com.

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Cubs Settle with Willson Contreras for $6.65 MillionNot long after it was announced that Javy Báez had agreed to an $11.65 million contract, word came out that Willson Conteras had settled for $6.65 million.

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Cubs avoid arbitration with Willson ContrerasThe range of figures estimated for Willson Contreras by MLB Trade Rumors was between $5 million and $7.4 million, so they're just a bit higher than the midpoint of those estimates.

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Cubs avoid arbitration with Javier BaezThe Cubs entered Friday, the final day teams had to settle 2021 contracts with players before they went to an arbitration hearing, with five arb-eligible players still unsigned: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Zach Davies and Ian Happ.

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Cubs 2021 arbitration deadlineHeadlined Friday's signings, which included catcher Willson Contreras and.

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Cubs, Javy Baez Reach $11.65 Million Agreement for 2021The Cubs entered the day with five players who were unsigned, including Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Zach Davies and Ian Happ,.

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Cubs reach agreement with Baez, Bryant, Contreras, DaviesThe Cubs entered the day with five players who were unsigned, including Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Zach Davies and Ian Happ,.

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Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Javy Baez, Settle for $11.65 MillionThe Cubs and Javy Báez have settled on a salary of $11.65 million for 2021, a relatively nominal raise over his $10 million base pay in 2020.

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Cubs' All-Time Best International Signings, in 5 CategoriesThe Cubs kicked off the international signing period by reportedly adding at least seven players by Friday afternoon, a group headlined by shortstop Christian Hernandez.

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Cubs' all-time best international signings, in 5 categoriesThe Cubs kicked off the international signing period by reportedly adding at least seven players by Friday afternoon, a group headlined by shortstop Christian Hernandez.

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Cubs, Javier Baez Avoid ArbitrationThe Cubs and shortstop Javier Baez have avoided arbitration with an $11.65MM agreement for 2021, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com tweets....

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Cubs Talk Podcast: MLB Hires Former Cubs President Theo Epstein as ConsultantThe Cubs Talk crew of David Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, Maddie Lee and Tim Stebbins discuss Theo's move and what could be in store for the former Cubs president in the future.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: MLB hires former Cubs president Theo Epstein as consultantDavid Kaplan, Gordon Wittenmyer, Maddie Lee and Tim Stebbins discuss Theo Epstein's new venture and what could be in store for the former Cubs president in the future.

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Cubs' Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras Avoid Arbitration Amid Trade BuzzThe Chicago Cubs settled contracts in arbitration with third baseman Kris Bryant and catcher Willson Contreras on Friday.

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Cubs Rumors: A Willson Contreras trade would net a young returnWe've seen Willson Contreras connected to the Phillies, Angels and Marlins in recent weeks. While it's hard to envision a deal working out with Los Angeles given the makeup of the farm system, a deal between Miami and the Cubs is pretty easy to put together - at least on paper.

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Cubs historical sleuthing: Hank Aaron editionThis was a rare look at Aaron, the first baseman.

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Theo Epstein will help MLB with rule changes. Here are some suggestionsOf course, he's right. "Three true outcome" baseball has become dull for some, dragging the pace of play to the point where the 2020 season produced an average game length of three hours, seven minutes.

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Cubs News: Will Theo Epstein be MLB's next commissioner?Former Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein will be joining the Major League Baseball Commissioner's office.

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Notable International Signings: 1/15/21The 2020-21 international signing period is officially underway, and though this signing period is open until Dec.

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The Rundown: Cubs Fans Left With Many Questions in Absence of Annual Convention, Epstein Accepts Gig With Commissioner's Office, Mickey Mantle BasebalThough there is no Cubs Convention this year, I think it's appropriate to celebrate the beginning of the new baseball season, something the annual fan fest has always represented.

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SF Giants: Chicago Cubs a Potential Trade Partner?Following the Yu Darvish trade, the Chicago Cubs might be looking to shed more payroll and the SF Giants could emerge as a willing trade partner.

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Cubs sign international prospect Cristian HernandezHe'll get the largest bonus the team has ever paid to an amateur international free agent.

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Cubs Add 7 International Free Agents, Headlined by SS Cristian HernandezThe Cubs went bigger than expected when international free agency finally opened Friday, officially signing seven players rather than just the five we'd previewed earlier in the week.

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Friday Could Bring Clarity to Trade Market for Cubs, Other TeamsWe'll have more specifics as the day unfolds, so consider this a primer of sorts on the development of the offseason market.

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Outside The Confines: We're not prepared to pitchCorey Kluber pitches for the scouts. A look at the changes in the minor leagues.

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Baseball history unpacked, January 151912 - Former Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Elmer Stricklett, said to be the inventor of the spitball, is reinstated by the National Commission after playing outside organized baseball for three years.

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MLB hires former Cubs president Theo Epstein as consultantWell, that didn't take long. Theo Epstein, the former Cubs president, now sets his sights on larger pursuits, joining MLB as a consultant to the commissioner's office.

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Cubs sign top international shortstop prospect HernandezThe Cubs made a significant move for their future on Friday in signing Cristian Hernandez, one of the top players in the international free agent class.

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Cubs Sign Cristian Hernandez, a Top Prospect in 2021 International ClassThe Cubs made a significant move for their future on Friday in signing Cristian Hernandez, one of the top players in the international free agent class.

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Danny Hultzen Retires, Joins Cubs' Front OfficeFormer major league left-hander Danny Hultzen has retired from playing, but he'll remain in the game as a member of the Cubs' front office, Â Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reports.

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How Sheraton Hotel Celebrated 2021 Cubs Convention That Never WasCubs Convention is canceled due to COVID-19, but the Sheraton Hotel found a way to celebrate the tradition of the fan festival.

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How Sheraton Hotel celebrated 2021 Cubs Convention that never wasCubs Convention is canceled due to COVID-19, but the Sheraton Hotel found a way to celebrate the tradition of the fan festival.

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Pitcher Danny Hultzen Retires, Joins Cubs Front Office as Pitching Development AssistantDanny Hultzen‘s comeback was easily one of the best stories in the Cubs organization over the last few seasons, but he's ready to close that chapter and start a new one.

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Cubs Shortstop Javier Baez Announces Birth of Second ChildThe Cubs shortstop, who took home his first career Gold Glove Award in November, and his wife Irmarie announced the birth of their second child on Thursday.

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Cubs shortstop Javier Baez announces birth of second childThe Cubs shortstop, who took home his first career Gold Glove Award in November, and his wife Irmarie announced the birth of their second child on Thursday.

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Why Cubs fans sing Take Me Out to the BallgameIt has become tradition at Wrigley Field. In the middle of the seventh inning, fans rise from their seats and join together in belting out the words to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." A smiling caricature of Harry Caray looks on from the broadcast booth.

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Chicago Cubs: Javy Baez announces birth of second childEl Mago has big news this offseason. Chicago Cubs star shortstop Javy Baez announced via social media on Thursday that his wife has given birth to their second.

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Danny Hultzen retires, staying with Cubs in front officeHultzen made his big league debut with the Cubs in 2019 after a long journey to the majors.

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Cubs Pitcher Danny Hultzen Retires, Joins Club's Front OfficeHultzen, who made his big league debut with the Cubs in 2019 after a long journey to the majors, will join the club's front office under assistant general manager Craig Breslow, Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post reports.

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Jose Martinez signs with Mets, ending brief Cubs tenureMartínez struggled at the plate in a short tenure with the Cubs.

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MLB Free Agency: Mets Sign Former Cubs Outfielder Jose MartinezThe Mets announced Thursday they've signed the outfielder/DH to a one-year deal. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, it's a split contract worth $1 million with incentives if he's on the big league roster.

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New York Mets reach one-year deal with Jose MartinezThe Mets agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with first baseman and outfielder Jose Martinez.

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Chicago is in new golden age of sports broadcastingWith Marquee Sports Network hiring Jon Sciambi last week, the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls and Blackhawks all have a TV announcer working for a national network, too.

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MLB names former Cubs executive Epstein to consultant roleFormer Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, who has taken a new role as a consultant for Major League Baseball.

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How Sheraton Hotel celebrated 2021 Cubs Convention that never wasCubs Convention is canceled due to COVID-19, but the Sheraton Hotel found a way to celebrate the tradition of the fan festival.

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Cubs are a month from spring training and have done nothing to improveWe're about a month from players reporting to spring training and, still, the Cubs are yet to make any substantive additions or address their glaring holes.

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Inside Theo Epstein's new job with MLBTwo months after resigning from his role as Chicago Cubs president, Theo Epstein was hired Thursday as a consultant for Major League Baseball in on-field matters.

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Former Cubs President Theo Epstein Hired As MLB Consultant To Evaluate Rules Changes"As the game evolves, we all have an interest in ensuring the changes we see on the field make the game as entertaining and action-packed as possible for the fans, while preserving all that makes baseball so special," Epstein said in a statement.

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MLB hires former Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein as consultant to 'on-field matters'Former three-time World Series-winning executive Theo Epstein was hired by Major League Baseball on Thursday as a consultant to "on-field matters" as the sport contemplates rule changes to create more action and pace to the game.

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Former Cubs President Theo Epstein Joins MLB as ConsultantTheo Epstein stepped down as Cubs president of baseball operations two months ago.

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Theo Epstein is joining the Commissioner's officeWhen Theo Epstein stepped down as Cubs President of Baseball Operations, many people immediately connected him to the then-vacant similar post with the Phillies, the one that eventually went to Dave Dombrowski.

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Theo Epstein to Join Commissioner's Office as ConsultantTheo Epstein may have escaped the daily grind of the front office, but he'll still have an active hand in the game.

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Should the Cubs sign Yadier Molina?Molina, 38, repeatedly has made clear his preference to return to the Cardinals. He's seeking a two-year contract, but recently acknowledged with the sluggish offseason that if an appealing offer isn't there he'll consider retiring.

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Could Yadi Molina Actually Stick to Statement That He Will 'Retire Happy' Absent Right Offer?If I'm being totally honest, this post was really just about me being able to poke fun at Yadier Molina.

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Here's what has changed in deep rebuilds since the Cubs started theirs in 2012The types of players teams are looking for is different now. Also, a look at some previous Cubs rebuild attempts.

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Cubs Rumors: Mets have "looked at" Albert Almora as an outfield optionA reunion between the Cubs and Albert Almora seems unlikely, but the New York Mets have reportedly "looked at" the outfielder this offseason.

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Lucas Giolito Facetimed With Famous Cubs Fan Eddie Vedder After No-HitterWhite Sox pitchers getting a ring from a celebrity congratulator after a no-hitter is nothing new.

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Some Cactus League officials want Spring Training to be delayedIt's a good idea, but MLB is pressing forward with an on-time start.

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The Rundown: Trade Speculation Revealing Hoyer's Plans, Arbitration Figures Due Friday, MLB Rules Still Not DeterminedReports continue to surface that the Cubs are trying to get younger as they look to deal their impending free agents and core players.

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Cub Tracks rolls onCubs and #MLB news you can use.

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MiLB Mailbag  Episode X: What Can Cole Roederer Do to Be a Part of the Next Core?"This is a good question that has several layers to it. It also requires some kind of understanding that development is not the same for everybody."

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Column: What would the 2021 Cubs Convention be like this year? Since there won't be one, we can only imagine.It's a shame the 2021 Cubs Convention had to be canceled. Of course, if the Cubs really wanted to keep the tradition alive, they could always hold a virtual Cubs Convention with question-and-answer seminars held on Zoom.

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Cubs Could Be 'Trying to Go Really Young' in Rumored Return for Willson ContrerasBecause I go out of my way to avoid Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo, and because life sometimes gets in the way of blogging, I'm a little late to the party on this one.

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Cubs, two dozen other clubs attend Corey Kluber's showcaseCorey Kluber had a large presence at his showcase Wednesday, with as many as 25 teams present, including the Cubs, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

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Ben Zobrist reportedly puts North Center home on the marketWant to live in the home of a World Series MVP? You can now turn that dream into a reality , as the Chicago Tribune reports Ben Zobrist's North Center home has been put on the market.

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Cubs News: Kyle Schwarber says Juan Soto is the 'best hitter in the game'Former Chicago Cubs outfielder and recent Washington Nationals-signee Kyle Schwarber had some high praise for his new teammate Juan Soto.

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Cubs World Series MVP Ben Zobrist Puts Chicago Home Up for SaleWant to live in the home of a World Series MVP? You can now turn that dream into a reality , as the Chicago Tribune reports Ben Zobrist’s North Center home has been put on the market.

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Kluber, Cishek, Swarzak Hold Showcase For MLB ClubsFree-agent right-handers Corey Kluber, Steve Cishek and Anthony Swarzak held a showcase attended by 25 MLB teams.

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Top 10 Catchers in MLBWho are the best guys behind the plate? Where did coveted free agent J.T. Realmuto end up, along with White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal and Cubs catcher Willson Contreras?

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Cubs' arbitration situation linked to extensionsOne of the underlying forces driving the current direction of the Cubs has been the lack of extensions for their core group.

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Cubs historical sleuthing: Rick Reuschel editionAnyway, that's obviously Veterans Stadium, and even more obviously, that's Rick Reuschel batting for the Cubs.

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Cubs Rumors: Marlins emerge as a suitor for Willson ContrerasThe Miami Marlins reportedly have interest in Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, and could make for an interesting trade partner for the Cubs.

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Cubs historical sleuthing and Getty ImagesI've given the photo giant some information for their historic photos.

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Dodgers Rumors: Analyzing a Kris Bryant Trade from the Cubs to Los AngelesAfter the Chicago Cubs traded Yu Darvish to San Diego, they signaled to the league that they are ready to punt the 2021 season.

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Cubs Will Have Presence at Corey Kluber's Wednesday WorkoutA consensus top-5 pitcher in baseball over a half-decade run starting with the first of two Cy Young Awards in 2014, Corey Kluber fell from his perch rather unceremoniously.

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Cubs News: Bleacher Report ranks Cubs as highly likely to tank in 2021Bleacher Report ranks most of the NL Central as likely to punt on 2021, making it hard for the Chicago Cubs to go full rebuild yet.

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MLB expansion isn't going to happen for a whileEven though it could bring a lot of money to current owners.

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The Rundown: Pandemic Changing Chicago Sports Landscape, Cubs Trade Speculation Continues, MLB Planning for Fan Attendance"Betrayal is the only truth that sticks." - Arthur Miller Jed Hoyer is probably thankful for the Chicago Bears organization this morning.

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Contreras' Epic Bat Flip, Heyward's Go-Ahead Homer Off HaderSeptember saw some epic home runs from the Cubs. Javy Báez launched some of the Cubs longest homers of the season.

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Outside The Confines: Are the White Sox unstoppable in the AL Central?If there's one thing that's clear from those moves, it's that Cleveland isn't likely to be a competitive team this coming season, and have their eyes set to the future.

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Baseball history unpacked, January 131959 - State Senator Joe Cowgill inntroduces a bill to build an stadium in Delaware Township, dependent on the decision of the nearby Phillies to move to southern New Jersey.

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Toronto Blue Jays have checked in on Kris BryantAfter missing out on a potential Francisco Lindor swap, the Toronto Blue Jays are still looking for that elusive big move.

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What would you ask the Ricketts family?Due to the pandemic, there will be no Cubs Convention this year. But after all the changes the Cubs have made, what would be your one question to the Ricketts family at the annual fan festival?

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Cubs Talk Podcast: What Would You Ask the Ricketts Family?Due to the pandemic, there will be no Cubs Convention this year. But after all the changes the Cubs have made, what would be your one question to the Ricketts family at the annual fan festival?

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Cubs Top Prospects To Watch In 2021Greg Huss of the "Growing Cubs" podcast joins to discuss Cubs top prospects. Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application here:.

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How Cubs might leverage White Sox signing of Liam Hendriks in rebuildIf the Hendriks signing signaled a more robust demand for back-end relievers than many estimated when the offseason began, then the Cubs might actually have a shot to move the bulk of a contract that looked impossible to move even a few weeks ago.

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How Cubs Might Leverage White Sox Signing of Liam Hendriks in RebuildIf the Hendriks signing signaled a more robust demand for back-end relievers than many estimated when the offseason began, then the Cubs might actually have a...

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Cubs Talk Podcast: What would you ask the Ricketts family?Due to the pandemic, there will be no Cubs Convention this year. But after all the changes the Cubs have made, what would be your one question to the Ricketts family at the annual fan festival?

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MLB rumors: Marlins check in with Cubs on potential Willson Contreras tradeContreras has popped up in trade rumors on several occasions this offseason. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported the Angels' interest last week, noting no deal was close. Last month,  USA Today reported the Cubs were "excessively shopping" Contreras, which team president Jed Hoyer said was "fictional."

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MLB Rumors: Marlins Check in With Cubs on Potential Willson Contreras TradeMiami clearly with Chicago talks peaking interest on Willson Contreras. To get Contreras, Cubs would certainly like to go young and Miami has those assets.

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Central Rumors: Cubs Extensions, Cardinals, KluberThe Cubs' trade of Yu Darvish cleared $62MM from the books over the next three years, but Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times writes in his latest mailbag column that it's still unlikely the team will agree to a contract extension with any of its pending free agents prior to the start of Spring Training.

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Kyle Schwarber: Being non-tendered by Cubs ‘a little bit of a gut punch'Schwarber discussed the Cubs' decision to non-tender him last month while looking back fondly at his time with the club.

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Kyle Schwarber: Being Non-Tendered by Cubs a€˜a Little Bit of a Gut Punch'Schwarber discussed the Cubs' decision to non-tender him last month while looking back fondly at his time with the club.

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How Cubs might leverage White Sox signing of Liam Hendriks in rebuildIf the Hendriks signing signaled a more robust demand for back-end relievers than many estimated when the offseason began, then the Cubs might actually have a shot to move the bulk of a contract that looked impossible to move even a few weeks ago.

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Chicago Cubs: Anthony Iapoce will feel the heat in 2021Chicago Cubs hitting coach Anthony Iapoce will feel pressured to deliver bounce-back seasons from several players in 2021.

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SB Nation Reacts: Where will the top three free agents sign?Your votes on where Trevor Bauer, George Springer and DJ LeMahieu will wind up.

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MLB rumors: Marlins check in with Cubs on potential Willson Contreras tradeContreras has popped up in trade rumors on several occasions this offseason. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported the Angels' interest last week, noting no deal was close. Last month,  USA Today reported the Cubs were "excessively shopping" Contreras, which team president Jed Hoyer said was "fictional."

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How Cubs might leverage White Sox signing of Liam Hendriks in rebuildIf the Hendriks signing signaled a more robust demand for back-end relievers than many estimated when the offseason began, then the Cubs might actually have a shot to move the bulk of a contract that looked impossible to move even a few weeks ago.

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Cubs have some cost-conscious options for their left field voidWith longtime outfielder Kyle Schwarber joining the Nationals, the Cubs will be looking for a budget-friendly replacement in the weeks to come.

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There's yet another Willson Contreras trade rumor out thereMiami clearly with Chicago talks peaking interest on Willson Contreras. To get Contreras, Cubs would certainly like to go young and Miami has those assets.

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Cubs historical sleuthing: Shea Stadium editionYet another look at a Cubs/Mets game from the 1970s.

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The Cubs have told season-ticket waiting list members that they can buy certain 2021 ticketsThe Cubs today sent people on the season-ticket waiting list an email regarding their status on ticket-buying.

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Marlins Reportedly Interested in Willson Contreras, No Traction in TalksWhat a difference a year makes, huh? Prior to this winter, any potential deal between the Marlins and Cubs would have seen impact players heading north in exchange for prospects and/or money.

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Marlins Interested In Willson ContrerasThe Marlins have had discussions with the Cubs about catcher Willson Contreras, according to SportsGrid's Craig Mish . There isn't any sense that a trade might be close, as Mish describes the situation as "very fluid" considering how "the Cubs have big decisions to make across the board".

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The NFL had a big hit with its Nickelodeon broadcast. MLB should try this.When the "No Fun League" has fun, baseball should take note.

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Chicago Cubs News: Is Adbert Alzolay ready for the starting rotation?After some offseason departures, Adbert Alzolay will get his chance to earn a spot in the starting rotation for the Chicago Cubs.

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Chicago Cubs Email Hints at Fans Coming to Wrigley for 2021 GamesYou might be thinking, how sports-y were you really before, Michelle? And in the lowest level of fandom, I will tell you I wore a Cubs shirt most game days and also actually remembered to change my Fantasy Football player, prior to 2020.

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Rob Manfred tells MLB teams to be ready to start on time, have full 162-game seasonMajor League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred informed clubs Monday that they should be preparing for spring training to start on time in February and to plan on a full 162-game season being played, three people with direct knowledge of the conference call told USA TODAY Sports.

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MLB Tells Teams to Plan for Full Schedule, Will Not Mandate Vaccines for FansIn a memo sent to MLB teams Monday, commissioner Rob Manfred laid out the league's "minimum health and safety standards" and said to prepare for a normal spring training and full regular season schedule.

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Chicago Cubs Rumors: Kris Bryant headlines 3 blockbuster trades with MetsThe Chicago Cubs might be forced to trade Kris Bryant this winter. The New York Mets seem like they are interested so what would it take?

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