11/26/2014 | Hoyer seeking improvements for Cubs' roster
The Cubs are among the teams waiting for free agent Jon Lester to decide where he'll pitch next season, but that isn't stopping general manager Jed Hoyer from trying to address other areas on the club that need improving.
11/26/2014 | Cubs' season of giving lasts all year long
In conjunction with Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, Cubs Charities presented "100 Gifts of Service" in 2014, a year-long program that featured Cubs players, coaches and front office associates engaging in a variety of community service projects.
11/26/2014 | Cubs say bleachers may not be ready by opener
The Wrigley Field bleachers, currently undergoing a major renovation, may not be ready by Opening Night because of unseasonably cold weather and delays with related projects, but a contingency plan is in place for season-ticket holders, a Cubs spokesman said Wednesday.
11/24/2014 | Cubs Authentics unveil Wrigley Field Collection
The Cubs announced on Monday that Cubs Authentics, their official provider of game-used and authenticated memorabilia, has introduced the Wrigley Field Collection for fans looking to collect unique items from the historic ballpark.
11/24/2014 | After big dip in support, Smith hoping to close out Hall bid
Lee Smith fell from 50.6 percent in 2012 to 29.9 percent of the voting in last year's Hall of Fame balloting, but the former career saves leader has three years remaining to earn a spot in Cooperstown.
11/24/2014 | Sosa seeks turnaround in Hall of Fame balloting
Sammy Sosa's patience will be tested again this winter. After Sosa was denied entrance to the Hall of Fame in the first year he was on the ballot in 2013, he issued a statement, saying he was happy just to be included. Sosa, 46, will have more tough competition this year as the list of candidates includes first-timers John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, and Pedro Martinez. The Hall ballot was released Monday.
11/22/2014 | Cubs add Blanco to Maddon's coaching staff
Henry Blanco, who played for the Cubs from 2005-08, is back with the club, joining manager Joe Maddon's staff as a quality assurance coach.
11/21/2014 | Cubs, A's to play Spring Training games in Las Vegas
The Cubs are headed back to Las Vegas to play the Athletics in split-squad Spring Training games March 13-14.
11/21/2014 | Rizzo thanks Renteria, calls Maddon hiring 'exciting news'
Anthony Rizzo made a point of reaching out to Rick Renteria shortly after he was dismissed as the Cubs manager, but also has talked with new skipper Joe Maddon and can't wait to start working with him. Rizzo, who was in Chicago on Friday to promote his first "Laugh Off for Cancer" event Jan. 15, said the addition of Maddon was "exciting news."
11/20/2014 | Cubs add prospect Edwards to 40-man roster
The Cubs added pitcher C.J. Edwards to the 40-man roster Thursday, protecting the right-hander from being picked in the Rule 5 Draft.
11/20/2014 | Cubs prepare to protect prospects from Rule 5 Draft
Last December, Cubs pitcher Marcos Mateo was selected by the D-backs in the Rule 5 Draft, one of nine players picked in the Major League section. Mateo was reclaimed in March, but Chicago must protect its top prospects -- such as C.J. Edwards -- in order to keep them with the organization.
11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League
The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.
11/19/2014 | NL Central projects to be most dominant division in 2015
As we speak, the most balanced, deepest and quite possibly toughest division in baseball is the National League Central. No other division can claim to have this much talent, established or youthful, spread throughout its five clubs.
11/19/2014 | MLB's last off-day in Japan loaded with culture, goodwill
Since they arrived in Japan 10 days ago, the squad of MLB All-Stars have been greeted warmly at every stop and they've embarked on a series of goodwill visits that have impacted them as much as the locals.
11/17/2014 | Cubs turn attention to Lester after losing out on Martin
The Cubs lost in their bid for catcher Russell Martin. Now, it's time to turn their attention to free-agent pitcher Jon Lester. Lester was expected to meet with the Cubs this week, according to reports, to consider whether to rejoin president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, who was the left-hander's general manager in Boston.
11/17/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Bryant, Lindor the next ROYs
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant and shortstop Francisco Lindor of the Indians are projected to make big-time Major League contributions in 2015 that could land them Rookie of the Year Award hardware.
11/16/2014 | Cubs acquire infielder La Stella from Braves
The Cubs' middle infield just got a little more crowded. On Sunday, the Cubs acquired left-handed-hitting infielder Tommy La Stella from the Braves, as well as Atlanta's No. 4 international signing bonus slot, for pitcher Arodys Vizcaino and three international signing bonus slots.
11/16/2014 | Rizzo hosts third annual 'Walk-Off For Cancer' 5K
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo blasted two walk-off home runs during his 2014 All-Star season. His latest came Sunday morning in his South Florida hometown for the third annual Walk-Off For Cancer at Pine Trails Park.
11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
11/14/2014 | Rizzo being honored for charity work ahead of event
On Friday, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will be saluted for his charity work. On Sunday, he'll be busy raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer.
11/14/2014 | Opening Night rivalry: Cards-Cubs playing first in 2015
A new chapter in the classic Cardinals-Cubs rivalry will have a quick start, as those two teams are scheduled to meet April 5 at Wrigley Field in the Sunday Night Baseball opener on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET.
11/14/2014 | Respect trumps results for Iwakuma and Wada
Mariners righty Hisashi Iwakuma and Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada were touched up for seven runs on Friday in their return to baseball in Japan, but they were nonetheless honored by the reception they received from their countrymen at the Tokyo Dome during Game 2 of the Japan All-Star Series.
11/12/2014 | Cubs trying to add pitching to solid base
The Cubs have a nice foundation in the rotation and their offseason search for a top-line starter and an innings-eater is crucial to their hopes of competing in the National League Central in 2015.
11/12/2014 | Cubs pick up right-hander Roach off waivers
The Cubs continued to stockpile pitchers, claiming right-hander Donn Roach off waivers from the Padres on Wednesday.
11/12/2014 | Prospect values rise thanks to AFL play
Every fall, Minor Leaguers raise their stock with their performances in the Arizona Fall League. The caveats that are typically thrown out when discussing such matters: it's a small sample size and the AFL is always very hitter-friendly. But it's also true that every year, expectations around some prospects are heightened based on what they did during six weeks in the desert.
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