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Miles: Can Cardinals quiet the doom-and-gloomers again?

Daily Herald Anthony Rizzo said the Cubs could win the National League Central this year. So that's that, right? Well, not quite. Until proven otherwise, the St. Louis Cardinals are the team to beat in the...
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Arrieta goes 4 shutout innings, homers as Cubs rout Rockies

Daily Herald Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday. Cubs rookie Kris Bryant had...
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Mike North video: No surprise Wrigley construction's behind schedule

Daily Herald Mike North says most people knew the Wrigley Field construction process would not be done in time, so why did the Ricketts family think it would be?
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Former Cubs could be factors for Reds

Daily Herald After leading the Cincinnati Reds to the playoffs three times in six years, Dusty Baker was let go as manager after the 2013 season. The Reds promptly sank to fourth place last year under new...
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Mike North video: Spring training -- yawn!

Daily Herald Mike North says thumbs up for the regular season of baseball, but spring training gets a thumbs down.
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Good start key for Roenicke, Brewers

Daily Herald Despite a monumental collapse late last season, the Milwaukee Brewers stuck with manager Ron Roenicke. They recently picked up his option through 2016. But if things start to go sour in Beer Town...
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Cubs' Jackson goes to wrong park, then gets lit up by A's

Daily Herald Edwin Jackson might be thinking he wishes he never found his way to work.The Cubs right-hander was scratched from his start Tuesday when he went to the wrong ballpark, then gave up eight runs when...
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Imrem: Cubs worried about 2021? Really?

Daily Herald The Cubs want to make sure they control Kris Bryant in 2021, so far away that Mars might be our 51st state by then.
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McCutchen's health a big concern for Pirates

Daily Herald The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of the teams making the National League Central the tough division it has become. Questions surrounding the Bucs this spring include the health of superstar center...
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Always a favorite, Cardinals face tough questions

Daily Herald The St. Louis Cardinals remain the team to beat in the National League Central, writes Daily Herald reporter Bruce Miles. Even so, the defending division champions have some questions surrounding...
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Bryant hits 2 HRs, Cubs tag King Felix in 12-10 win over M's

Daily Herald Top prospect Kris Bryant continued his torrid spring with two more home runs Saturday, and the Chicago Cubs roughed up Felix Hernandez in a 12-10 victory over the Seattle Mariners.Bryant hit a...
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Rozner: So far, new MLB boss nothing like old one

Daily Herald Rob Manfred became MLB commissioner in January and so far he couldn't be any more different from Bud Selig unless he openly announced, "I am not Bud Selig and I intend to show you every day that I...
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Why Cubs will need more roster flexibility

Daily Herald There are two big numbers to remember when the Cubs set their roster for Opening Day: 12 and 3. They'll likely carry 12 pitchers and three catchers. If that's the case, the Cubs will need as much...
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Cubs' Lester to miss Saturday start

Daily Herald Cubs ace Jon Lester will miss Saturday's scheduled start against Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners because of what the team terms as a tired arm. Cubs manager Joe Maddon told reporters in...
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Edwin Jackson goes 4 innings, but Cubs lose to D-backs 9-5

Daily Herald SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Starlin Castro hit a two-run double and Edwin Jackson pitched four innings for the Chicago Cubs in a 9-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.Arizona starter...
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Bryant backs Boras, but he's happy with Cubs

Daily Herald Cubs third-base prospect Kris Bryant told reporters Wednesday that he supports his agent, Scott Boras, while at the same time saying he's been treated well by Cubs management. The Cubs are likely...
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Busy spring for NL Central rivals

Daily Herald Daily Herald staff writer Bruce Miles takes a whip-around look at the National League Central. The St. Louis Cardinals are concerned about a lack of power hitters coming up through their farm...
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Hammel throws 4 scoreless innings, Cubs top Royals

Daily Herald Jason Hammel threw four scoreless innings and Anthony Rizzo reached base three times on Tuesday as the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3.Hammel came in with a 10.80 ERA in his previous...
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Rozner: No villain in Bryant saga

Daily Herald Nothing is new in the Kris Bryant saga. Theo Epstein will do what's right for the Cubs, and Scott Boras will abide by the CBA and apply his justice down the road. What has changed is the reaction...
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Wood looking good as Cubs' fifth starter

Daily Herald Like all teams, the Cubs wanted to go into spring training with more than five viable pitchers for the starting rotation. The Cubs did that, but with just over a couple of weeks left of Cactus...
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Blog Articles

Cubs-Sox spring game just an appetizer for main event

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Two good friends faced off in a rivalry that might return to prominence this year as the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 6-3 in a meaningless spring game on Friday.Next time...
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Podcast: Theo Epstein discusses Kris Bryant's development

ESPN Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein talks to Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman about the outlook for Javier Baez and Addison Russell and explains why a decision to have Kris Bryant start the year in...
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Epstein: Players will have to endure Wrigley construction as well

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Wrigley Field will be open for baseball next Sunday night but that doesn’t mean everything will run smooth as construction isn’t going to stop so much as slow down....
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Podcast: Joe Maddon on Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and bloody marys

ESPN Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon joined Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman at Sloan Park in Mesa, Arizona, to talk about the latest from spring training. The guys discussed the pressure that comes with...
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Olt steals spotlight from Bryant -- for one day

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – If it’s possible to have statement games in the spring maybe Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt just had one. With the heir apparent at the hot corner -- spring home run...
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Mike Olt steals spotlight from Kris Bryant -- for one day

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – If it’s possible to have statement games in the spring, maybe Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt just had one. With the heir apparent at the hot corner -- spring home...
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Cubs make cuts, tougher ones coming

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs cut 12 from their roster Thursday, including first-round picks Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber, giving them 40 players left in camp.Headed to the minor league camp...
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Jon Lester with mixed feelings on minor league outing

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester stopped short of declaring himself ready for Opening Day but after throwing 55 pitches on Thursday in a minor league contest against Cubs farmhands...
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Twitter mailbag: Hector Rondon

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs closer Hector Rondon answers your questions in this week’s Twitter mailbag:Hector Rondon: Fastball. That’s the pitch I have 100 percent confidence in. I...
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Inside the Baez debate

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — PEORIA, Ariz. – Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon shot down a published report on Wednesday that infielder Javier Baez has been told he’s made the 25-man opening day roster.“He was...
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Joe Maddon on Edwin Jackson getting lost: 'I wasn't happy with it'

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon wasn't happy pitcher Edwin Jackson was late for his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday after Jackson got lost finding Hohokam...
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Kris Bryant to play LF on Thursday for Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Top Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is slated to play left field for the first time this spring on Thursday when the Cubs host the Los Angeles Angels."Talking to Kris on a...
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Starlin Castro back in lineup, wants to sharpen game

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- A day after turning 25, Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro will return to the field for a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night. Castro was sidelined with a groin...
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Kris Bryant, Edwin Jackson headed in opposite directions

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – Business and baseball collided on Tuesday at Hohokam Park where Kris Bryant hit his spring leading ninth home run of the month while pitcher Edwin Jackson arrived late to the...
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Kris Bryant goes deep again, outfield next

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- He did it again.Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hit his spring leading ninth home run on Tuesday, a solo shot off of Drew Pomeranz of the Oakland Athletics in the Cubs' 14-2 loss...
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Edwin Jackson late to the park and lost on the mound

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- This could only happen to Edwin Jackson, right? Fighting for his roster spot on the Chicago Cubs as spring training winds down, Jackson was late for his scheduled start against...
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Kyle Hendricks just getting started

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – As Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks takes the mound for one of his final appearances this spring -- in a “B” game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday --...
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Tom Ricketts: Decision on Kris Bryant is up to player personnel

ESPN (Jon Greenberg) — CHICAGO -- During a presentation to the Executives' Club of Chicago on Monday, Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts joked that Kris Bryant -- arguably the top prospect in baseball -- is currently...
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Theo Epstein: Three catchers nearing reality

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- No longer is it a far-fetched idea. The Chicago Cubs are "leaning" toward keeping three catchers on their roster to begin the regular season, according to President of Baseball...
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon maintaining mystery in roster calls

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. – From his ideas about how to utilize both Edwin Jackson and Travis Wood to employing three catchers, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is keeping people guessing on much of the...
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