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Remember 2016? These Cubs could be just as good

ESPN What do you get when you combine a revitalized rotation with an elite lineup? For Chicago, it might just add up to another World Series at Wrigley.
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Cubs' Contreras may ignore mound visits limit

ESPN Cubs catcher Willson Contreras joins a growing chorus of players concerned about baseball's new limit on mound visits.
  • 2 days ago
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'He throws a Frisbee up there:' What's it like facing Yu Darvish? His new teammates tell all

ESPN How do Darvish's former rivals rate their new ace's repertoire? Said Addison Russell: "I'm just glad he's on our side now."
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Rizzo: Parkland visit was support, not politics

ESPN Cubs star Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, said he was in Parkland to support victims and their families, not to make a political statement.
  • 3 days ago
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Lester, Maddon not fans of pace of play rules

ESPN While Cubs manager Joe Maddon said his team will abide by any rule changes that would alter the game's pace of play, he said he's not happy about the possibility of change. Pitcher Jon Lester said changes would be a terrible idea.
  • 6 days ago
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How does Mike Montgomery feel about losing his rotation spot to Yu Darvish?

ESPN After Montgomery made his desire to start clear this winter, the Cubs landed an ace. Now the swingman extraordinaire's role is in limbo -- again.
  • 6 days ago
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Rizzo at Florida vigil: 'Something has to change'

ESPN Cubs star Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, was one of about two dozen speakers who addressed a crowd of thousands that came out to show their support at a candlelight vigil for the victims of Wednesday's massacre.
  • 7 days ago
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Rizzo issues condolences to Florida alma mater

ESPN Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo issued condolences and encouragement while sounding a note of alarm over the school shooting at his alma mater in Florida that left at least 17 dead.
  • 8 days ago
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Series issues helped Cubs land Darvish

ESPN World Series issues helped the Chicago Cubs land Yu Darvish
  • 9 days ago
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After the longest offseason ever, we can finally say it: Baseball is back!

ESPN Sure, there are still unsigned free agents. But as pitchers and catchers report, talking about actual baseball again has never felt more refreshing.
  • 9 days ago
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What does the Darvish deal mean for other free agents and teams?

ESPN Jake Arrieta and other free-agent pitchers may settle for less lucrative deals, while contending clubs like the Nationals and Dodgers mull their options.
  • 12 days ago
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Saving their best pitching move for last, Cubs finally sign Yu Darvish

ESPN Chicago didn't go into the winter thinking they could land Darvish, but after already signing six other free-agent pitchers, they added an ace.
  • 12 days ago
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Cubs regain their edge in NL Central by signing Yu Darvish

ESPN Adding this winter's best free agent does more than shore up Chicago's rotation, it's a move its division rivals can't easily answer.
  • 12 days ago
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How Yu Darvish's move to Cubs affects his fantasy value

ESPN Yu Darvish signed into a much more favorable situation when he came to terms with the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. But how much does the move affect Darvish's fantasy value? ESPN's Tristan Cockroft explores how the move might affect the right-hander.
  • 12 days ago
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Source: Cubs land Darvish for $126M deal

ESPN The Chicago Cubs and free agent ace pitcher Yu Darvish have agreed to a six-year, $126 million deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Jesse Rogers.
  • 12 days ago
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