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AP source: Sidearm reliever Cishek, Cubs reach 2-year deal

Daily Herald A person familiar with the negotiations says side-arming reliever Steve Cishek and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year contract
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Chicago Cubs add right-hander Steve Cishek to bullpen

Daily Herald The Chicago Cubs have agreed to two-year contract with 31-year-old sidearm pitcher Steve Cishek, according to multiple reports.
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Cubs announce 2-year deal with Morrow

Daily Herald Chicago Cubs, reliever Brandon Morrow agree to 2-year contract
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Rozner: Sometimes in baseball, loyalty swings one way

Daily Herald Players are greedy, selfish and disloyal, except when they're not.
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Cubs radio analyst Coomer agrees to contract extension

Daily Herald Cubs radio analyst Ron Coomer has agreed to a multiyear contract extension
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Maddon won't rule out Schwarber leading off for Cubs again

Daily Herald Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon met the media Tuesday at the winter meetings, and he would not rule out using Kyle Schwarber as a leadoff hitter again in 2018. Schwarber struggled in that role...
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Reports: Cubs reach two-year deal with reliever Morrow

Daily Herald Reports from baseball's winter meetings in Orlando say the Chicago Cubs have reached a two-year deal with right-handed reliever Brandon Morrow, formerly of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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Epstein: 'We don't try to sell players on team'

Daily Herald The Chicago Cubs lost out in their bid to land Japanese pitcher Shohei Ohtani, but team president Theo Epstein said the team doesn't have to do a sell job to woo players to Chicago.
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As winter meetings begin, Cubs' Epstein says Chatwood signing just the start

Daily Herald The Chicago Cubs have made one move ahead of the winter meetings, signing pitcher Tyler Chatwood, but there is much more work to be done.
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Chicago Cubs lose out as Japan's Ohtani agrees to sign with Angels

Daily Herald The Los Angeles Angels beat out the Chicago Cubs and five other MLB teams to win the services of 23-year-old Japanese pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani, according to multiple reports.
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Cubs agree to $38 million, 3-year deal with righty Chatwood

Daily Herald Right-hander Tyler Chatwood and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a $38 million, three-year contract
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Cubs agree to 3-year deal with pitcher Tyler Chatwood

Daily Herald Tyler Chatwood, who has spent most of his MLB career with the Colorado Rockies, has agreed to a three-year, $38 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.
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To sign Japan's Ohtani, Chicago Cubs have lots of selling points to offer

Daily Herald Expect the Chicago Cubs to use a full-court press to try to sign Japanese pitcher and hitter Shohei Ohtani. Despite being able to offer only a small signing bonus, the Cubs have many selling...
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Chicago Cubs a finalist for Japanese star Ohtani

Daily Herald The Chicago Cubs are among seven finalists vying for Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese star pitcher and outfielder.
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Cubs non-tender former closer Hector Rondon

Daily Herald The Cubs have non-tendered right-hander Hector Rondon, parting with one of the most accomplished closers in franchise history
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Lefty reliever Dario Alvarez agrees to 1-year deal with Cubs

Daily Herald Former Texas Rangers reliever Dario Alvarez, a 28-year-old lefty, has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Cubs, team officials announced Friday.
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Left-hander Dario Alvarez, Cubs agree to 1-year contract

Daily Herald Left-hander Dario Alvarez and the Chicago Cubs agreed to a one-year contract
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Chicago Cubs finally fill out Joe Maddon's staff

Daily Herald A month after parting ways with pitching coach Chris Bosio, the Chicago Cubs have finally filled all the positions on manager Joe Maddon's staff for the 2018 season.
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Cubs' Will Venable leaves front office to be 1st base coach

Daily Herald Cubs' Will Venable leaves front office to be 1st base coach; Jim Benedict hired as special assistant
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Chicago Cubs announce 2018 spring training schedule

Daily Herald The Chicago Cubs will open their 2018 spring training schedule on Feb. 23 with a game against the Milwaukee Brewers in Maryvale, then host their home opener the next day in Mesa against the Texas...
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Blog Articles

Winter meetings champs and chumps: Who has won (and lost) the offseason so far?

ESPN While Shohei Ohtani and the Marlins' sell-off have dominated the headlines, some under-the-radar moves have helped teams drastically change their postseason odds.
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Working out with Kyle Schwarber: Exclusive look at Cubs slugger's mission to transform his body

ESPN Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber gives us a peek into what his daily life has been like since the Cubs lost in the NLCS.
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Who can make an offer for Manny Machado the Orioles can't refuse?

ESPN Almost every team could use the O's star for a year, but only a few ballclubs can make a legit pitch to land him.
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Source: Veteran RP Cishek, Cubs agree to deal

ESPN Veteran reliever Steve Cishek, who pitched for the Mariners and Rays last season and has 121 career saves, reached a 2-year deal with the Cubs, a source told ESPN.
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Cubs have been busy at winter meetings, but what else should they do?

ESPN Signing three pitchers gave the Cubs needed pitching depth, but that doesn't mean Joe Maddon and the front office have answers to every question yet.
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Cubs agree to 2-year deal with lefty Smyly

ESPN The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a two-year deal with free-agent left-hander Drew Smyly, the team announced Tuesday night.
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Chatwood's deal with Cubs under scrutiny

ESPN Tyler Chatwood's new contract with the Cubs might have to be reworked due to an escalator that could take effect based on a single Cy Young Award vote.
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How Yankees pulled off empire-building Giancarlo Stanton trade

ESPN By refusing to back down three years ago and again last week, the Marlins slugger set the stage for the Bronx Bombers to make a stunning deal.
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Boras taking Arrieta pitch straight to owners

ESPN Agent Scott Boras says he has sent a 75-page binder exclusively to MLB owners on behalf of Jake Arrieta, who hit the market alongside Yu Darvish as the most coveted free-agent starter this winter.
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Cubs' small investments add up to value on the mound

ESPN By adding Brandon Morrow soon after signing Tyler Chatwood, the Cubs are shoring up their pitching staff's depth before making any splashier moves.
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Source: Cubs, reliever Morrow agree to terms

ESPN The Chicago Cubs have agree to terms with Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow, sources confirm to ESPN. According to Yahoo! Sports, Morrow will get a two-year deal with an option.
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Olney: Teams turn to their next action items after Ohtani and Stanton

ESPN Clubs like the Giants, Cardinals and Cubs have to move on to other key areas for improvement. What positions and players will they prioritize now?
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Prized prospect Ohtani to sign with Angels

ESPN Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Angels, his agent said on Friday.
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Sources: Expect MLB probe after Ohtani choice

ESPN Despite repeated warnings by MLB, sources tell ESPN that they wouldn't be surprised if there was an investigation into the process after Shohei Ohtani decides on a team.
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The challenge for Ohtani's new team: What comes next

ESPN After weeks of wooing, convincing Shohei Ohtani to sign might be the easy part, because his new team must figure out how to sustain his success as a two-way star in Japan.
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The challenge for the Angels: What comes next with Shohei Ohtani

ESPN After weeks of wooing, persuading Shohei Ohtani to sign might be the easy part. Now the Angels need to figure out how to sustain his success as a two-way star.
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Cubs, righty Chatwood reach 3-year, $38M deal

ESPN Right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreed to a three-year, $38 million contract with the Cubs on Thursday.
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What the Cubs need to get done at the winter meetings

ESPN With or without Shohei Ohtani in the mix, Chicago has work to do. We created a checklist of priorities the team needs to accomplish in Orlando.
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Five trades we'd love to see at the winter meetings

ESPN A star slugger to the Cardinals? A coveted young ace to the Dodgers? With baseball's winter meetings just days away, we offer a handful of deals that make sense for all sides.
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Reports: Cubs, M's, Rangers meet with Ohtani

ESPN Shohei Ohtani, the 23-year-old Japanese righthander with a 100 mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, met with the Mariners and Cubs on Tuesday and was meeting with the Rangers on Tuesday...
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