• Bote reflects on rookie season, walk-off slam

    Bote reflects on rookie season, walk-off slam0

    David Bote cracked a smile and laughed, but then the Cubs infielder was rendered speechless for a dozen seconds. The question sent his way during MLB’s Rookie Career Development Program earlier this month was simple enough. Do you get tired ever of watching the video of the grand slam? David Bote cracked a smile and

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  • The 1 player most likely to be a Cub in 2025

    The 1 player most likely to be a Cub in 20250

    The 2013 season doesn’t seem that long ago, does it? It seems like it just happened. (The passage of time is a crazy thing.) But in the world of baseball, it was a long, long time ago. How long? Look at the top 10 hitters and the top 10 pitchers in WAR in ’13. Of

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  • Healthy Darvish would be boost for Cubs

    Healthy Darvish would be boost for Cubs0

    With so much focus on the free-agent market and trade winds, it can be easy to forget about the other players whose first games will be worth paying just as much attention to next season. The marketplace is one way for teams to improve, but sometimes the answers can be found right within a club’s

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  • Inbox: Do Cubs boast best starting 5 in game?

    Inbox: Do Cubs boast best starting 5 in game?0

    If Yu Darvish is healthy, ready to go for Opening Day and can simply be a reliable starter, is there a better five-man rotation than the Cubs going into the 2019 season?–David S., Chicago I wouldn’t go as far as calling the Cubs’ rotation the best five-man staff in baseball, but it’s certainly within the

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  • Cubs ink Bryant, Baez; all 7 arb-eligibles agree

    Cubs ink Bryant, Baez; all 7 arb-eligibles agree0

    An annual offseason task for teams is to find a way to avoid an arbitration hearing with any players eligible for that process. The Cubs have established a strong reputation for accomplishing that goal each winter, and Friday was no exception as the deadline to exchange proposed salary figures came and went. The new one-year

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  • Cubs, Hendricks reportedly avoid arbitration

    Cubs, Hendricks reportedly avoid arbitration0

    The Cubs have established a strong reputation for avoiding arbitration, and that continued early Friday morning. According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Cubs avoided arbitration with right-hander Kyle Hendricks on a one-year contract worth $ 7.405 million. That was the first of seven dominos to fall leading up to Major League Baseball’s noon

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