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Fowler ready to be Cubs' leading man

Daily Herald As the Cubs get set to open Cactus League play Thursday, they'll have a new leadoff hitter and center fielder in Dexter Fowler, obtained this winter in a trade with Houston. Fowler says he's...
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Chicago's winter delays Cubs plans? Who woulda thunk it?

Daily Herald Wrigley Field renovation behind schedule because not even Cubs' legal team could turn Wrigleyville into Margaritaville.
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Healthy Coghlan looks to nail down starting spot with Cubs

Daily Herald Cubs left fielder Chris Coghlan won the Rookie of the Year award in 2009. But his career was plagued by injuries. Last year, he enjoyed a rebirth with the Cubs. He's at spring training hoping to...
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Volo Auto Museum to give away ‘Back to the Future' DeLorean if Cubs win World Series

Daily Herald The 1989 film "Back to the Future Part II" predicted it, its star character Marty McFly planned to bet on it, and now Volo Auto Museum is making it the centerpiece of a contest. The museum will...
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Cubs: Wrigley's right-field bleachers may be delayed until June

Daily Herald An extremely cold February has the Cubs scrambling in the first phase of their Wrigley Field renovation project. The team Monday said that the left-field and center-field bleachers will be ready...
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Images: Wrigley Field construction continues

Daily Herald Chicago Cubs officials gave the local media a tour of Wrigley Field to give an update on where the construction stands. Much of the bleacher section will not be ready for the April 5 home opener...
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Let's rename Crosstown Cup for Ernie and Minnie

Daily Herald Chicago has lost a pair of baseball legends, with Ernie Banks passing in January and the news of Minnie Minoso's death coming Sunday. Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles says the cup the Cubs and...
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Cubs' Motte will help whenever asked

Daily Herald Hector Rondon ended last season as the Cubs' closer, and he enters the Cactus League season with that job. The Cubs did sign former St. Louis Cardinals closer Jason Motte in the off-season, but...
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‘Reverse-split" relievers intrigue Cubs' Maddon

Daily Herald The Cubs quietly built themselves a pretty good bullpen last season. They enter this season with many of the same pieces in place. Even though they don't have a true veteran lefty in the pen, new...
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Jokisch, Beeler hoping to pitch in at some point

Daily Herald The Cubs' draft class of 2010 wasn't much to write home about, but pitchers Eric Jokisch and Dallas Beeler were among the first graduates of that class, and they acquitted themselves well in brief...
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Rozner: Cubs fans have to wait bit longer for Bryant

Daily Herald Agent Scott Boras isn't thrilled with the idea that Kris Bryant will probably get sent down to start the season, but the Cubs would be crazy not to take advantage of the system while they can.
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Cubs skipper ranks as city's most compelling main man

Daily Herald Move over, Coach Q, Joe Maddon doesn't have your 'stache or your two Stanley Cubs. Sorry, Thibs, Robin and John Fox. Maddon has it all over you guys, too. The new Cubs manager is just a few days...
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Ricketts ready to let good times roll

Daily Herald It's been a busy week for Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. He dedicated the renamed Sloan Park in Arizona on Tuesday before addressing Cubs players and the media on Wednesday.
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Retiring Elk Grove park director Brottman may pursue job with Cubs

Daily Herald Elk Grove Park District Executive Director Mike Brottman's last day on the job is Friday, after which, he says, he has some opportunities for part-time work for the Chicago Cubs. Brottman...
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Ramirez back to work with Cubs hitters

Daily Herald Manny Ramirez is back in the Cubs organization. The team on Tuesday named him a hitting consultant. Last year, the former big-league slugger served as a player-coach for the Cubs' Class AAA Iowa...
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Miles: Cubs' Castro excited about season

Daily Herald It might seem hard to believe, but Starlin Castro is in his sixth big-league camp, and he doesn't even turn 25 until next month. The all-star shortstop talked Tuesday about possibly playing for a...
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Maddon rolling up his sleeves with hands-on style

Daily Herald New Cubs manager Joe Maddon is jumping right into spring-training drills. Maddon is taking a hands-on approach, something he says he'll continue doing as he gets to know his new team.
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With Bryant on hold, Olt looks to win Cubs' job

Daily Herald Mind over matter? That would be one way to describe the Cubs' third-base battle. Kris Bryant is the odd-on long-term answer, but the Cubs likely will delay a call-up. In the meantime, Mike Olt...
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North: No false hope for Cubs in 2015

Daily Herald While Cubs fans are daring to dream of the playoffs , Mike North says there's a lot to be excited about, but don't make those World Series reservations just yet.
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Ross brings wealth of experience to Cubs

Daily Herald The backup catcher might be one of the least noticed players on a baseball team, but he can be an important one. The Cubs signed one of the best in the business this off-season when they added...
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Blog Articles

Schwarber, Wood highlight Day 1 of games

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs tied and lost their duo of Cactus League games Thursday as they were defeated by the San Francisco Giants 8-6 in Scottsdale while battling the Oakland Athletics to...
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Travis Wood's purpose: Forget 2014

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Call it a chip on his shoulder or maybe it's simply a player with a purpose, but Travis Wood wants nothing to do with his disastrous 2014 season.“The purpose is to not have a...
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Cubs agree to terms with 20

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs agreed to terms with all 20 players with 0-3 years of service time on their 40-man roster, the team announced on Thursday.Coming to terms were pitchers Dallas...
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Rizzo bats second, Castro third in Cactus opener

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will bat second while shortstop Starlin Castro will hit third in new manager Joe Maddon’s first lineup for their Cactus League opener...
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Cactus League will help determine roles

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Let the games begin! The Cactus League starts Thursday for the Chicago Cubs, and here’s what you need to know:The Cubs will play 31 games before ending their stay in Arizona...
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Kris Bryant Q&A: 'Nothing beats hitting the ball on fat part of the bat'

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Baseball's top prospect, Kris Bryant, sat down for a question-and-answer session as he and the Chicago Cubs get ready for Cactus League games to start this week:Jesse Rogers: I'm...
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Cubs Notes: Ross to catch Lester -- on Friday

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Az. -- It's not the most important question in Chicago Cubs camp -- far from it. But who catches Jon Lester on opening night and throughout the season is an ongoing query for manager Joe...
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Anthony Rizzo Twitter mailbag: "Be ready to hit"

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- This week’s Twitter mailbag features Chicago Cubs first baseman and all-star Anthony Rizzo:#AskRizzo what sports did you play in high school?— Larry Goodwin (@lg3685)...
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Time for Albert Almora to use what he's learned

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs centerfield prospect Albert Almora almost bristles at the question: What happened last year?After hitting .270 with 69 strikeouts and just 14 walks split between...
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Podcast: Addison Russell on future with Cubs

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers talks with the Cubs' second-rated prospect, Addison Russell, about his trade to Chicago, being healthy and where he might play this spring and summer. Click here for...
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Cubs notes: Spring rotation set

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- After announcing Chicago Cubs lefty Jon Lester would be his Opening Day starter in April, manager Joe Maddon revealed his pitching rotation for the first five days of Cactus League...
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Even bigger Soler ready to 'take off'

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- The presence Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler provides in the Chicago Cubs' spring training locker room is all about the visuals. He’s a man of few words -- in Spanish or English...
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C.J. Edwards diary: 'We won the dance off'

ESPN (By C.J. Edwards) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs top pitching prospect C.J. Edwards is writing a spring training diary for ESPNChicago as he attends his first big league camp. He’ll provide periodic updates...
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Cubs notes: Doing the little things right

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- One of the biggest needs for the Chicago Cubs this season on offense is simply for more hitters reach base safely. The front office acquired several players this past offseason who...
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Cubs, Maddon mourn passing of Minoso

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs issued a statement mourning the death of Chicago White Sox icon Minnie Minoso on Sunday, while manager Joe Maddon reminisced about time spent with him at U.S...
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Podcast: Montero tells it like it is

ESPN (ESPNChicago.com) — Cubs catcher Miguel Montero talks with ESPNChicago's Jesse Rogers about his trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks and why pitchers hear the hard truth from him sometimes. Click here for more audio...
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5 questions with... Starlin Castro

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro took a few minutes to answer some pressing questions.Who’s the most entertaining guy on the team?I think Junior Lake. He’s always...
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Cubs notes: Maddon puts thoughts on tape

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- Why write things down when you can record them on tape? Especially while on the baseball diamond. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon likes to carry a pocket-sized tape recorder with...
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Jon Lester isn't playing games

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- There’s one notion that keeps coming to mind whenever Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester talks or someone talks about him: This is one serious man.Or at least he’s serious...
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Cubs Notes: Will Ross catch Lester?

ESPN (Jesse Rogers) — MESA, Ariz. -- After hearing Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon talk after workouts on Friday, it sounds like he’s indeed leaning toward having newcomer David Ross behind the plate whenever ace...
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