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BREAKING: Chicago Cubs Release Lineup for Spring Training Opener Saturday

​If there's a Cubs fan out there who wasn't ready for the rigors of Spring Training, perhaps the existence of an actual lineup for Game 1 will get you jacked up!. The ​Cubbies are the home team Saturday ​in Mesa, taking on the Milwaukee Brewers in a rematch of the drama that ended the 2018 regular s


Cubs 3B Kris Bryant Reveals What's Motivating Him This Season

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant didn’t waste any time getting his spring training off to a hot start on Saturday, and he revealed after the game that he is ready to prove his doubters wrong in the coming year.


Kris Bryant, Javier Baez to start in Cubs' spring opener

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez will start Saturday when the Cubs open the exhibition season against the Brewers at Sloan Park. Bryant and Baez are two of four regular position players in the lineup. Bryant has fully recovered from a left shoulder injury, and Baez is coming off a career-best season.


Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant on critics entering 2019 season: 'Bring it on'

It’s no secret that Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant struggled in 2018. While dealing with a shoulder injury that limited him to just 102 games, he batted .272, hit just 13 home runs and had 52 RBIs — all of which were career-lows. He was even sent to the disabled list for the first time in hi


Ben Zobrist was on the verge of quitting baseball in 2000. But a $50 tryout put him on the path to the major leagues — and the Cubs

Ben Zobrist climbed into his 1980 Ford pickup truck and cried. His Eureka High School team had just lost in the 2000 IHSA Class A regionals, but that’s not exactly why he broke down.


Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs Beat Brewers, Are the Champions of the First Day

I somehow forgot to mention it before the game started, but today’s game was actually a re-do of Game 163 between the Cubs and Brewers, so, with their 8-4 victory, the Cubs are now the 2018 NL Central champions! Pour the champagne!


Chicago Cubs open Cactus League play Saturday vs. Brewers

MESA, Ariz. -- Ready or not, the Cactus League season begins Saturday for the Chicago Cubs as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Sloan Park. Another day of rain Friday limited the Cubs to mostly indoor work. There was even some snow in the northern extremes of the Valley of the Sun.


Cubs' Kris Bryant motivated by criticism entering 2019 season

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant says he's motivated heading into the new season and to bring on the naysayers. Bryant, who went 2-for-2 with a home run in the Cubs' Cactus League opener Saturday, said he felt slighted last year, when the former MVP missed a large portion of the


Cubs Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale

CHICAGO — Cubs single-game tickets went on sale Friday, and to spark excitement for the upcoming season, the "IN-forcement" team is handing out 162 free tickets. The street team will be at CTA stations and downtown looking for fans who display Cubs pride.


Schwarber's work ethic pays off in LF

MESA, Ariz. -- As talk persists about potentially bringing the designated hitter to the National League at some point in the near future, Cubs fans naturally think of. . His days as a catcher did not last long in the Majors, and doubts existed as to whether he could make a successful transition to l


Tipsheet: Baseball Prospectus dumps on the Cubs, too

As BenFred points out elsewhere on the site, Baseball Prospectus damaged its credibility by blasting the Cardinals for mistreating Dexter Fowler last season. We don't want to beat a dead horse, er, a downtrodden outfielder last season, but Fowler was arguably the worst position player in baseball la


Kris Bryant Hits Home Run in 1st Spring At-Bat

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant played in his first Cactus League game of the year Saturday, and he wasted no time in showing fans just how healthy his left shoulder is.


Cubs saddened by death of comedian and fan Brody Stevens

The Cubs were stunned by the death of comedian and fan Brody Stevens, who was scheduled visit the team in Arizona this week. Manager Joe Maddon delayed his pregame news conference Saturday to send condolences to the families of Stevens and Boston Globe baseball columnist Nick Cafardo, who died on Su


The First Chicago Cubs Lineup of the Years is Here(!) and Jason Heyward Is Leading Off

I’ve written over 150 “Chicago Cubs Lineup” posts in each of the last three seasons, but every year, the same few really stand out: the first one of the regular season, the first one they can clinch a playoff spot, the first one of the postseason, and whenever they’re on the brink of elimination.


Cubs' Almora says he's putting team ahead of personal goals

MESA, Ariz. -- There are a couple noticeable differences with Chicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. this spring. One is a full head of curly hair that his baseball cap can barely contain.


After a longer offseason, Anthony Rizzo ready to help the Cubs rebound from quick playoff exit

MESA, Ariz. — Despite having the earliest ending to a season since 2014, it was still one heck of a break for Anthony Rizzo. Of course, it mainly had to do with everything away from baseball.


Cubs, White Sox return to WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 for 2019

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will once again serve as the local home of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox for the 2019 Major League Baseball season. WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23 will broadcast 130 Cubs and White Sox games.


With tickets on sale Friday, Cubs roll out a redesigned app to help fans make the transition to the digital-only format

Single-game tickets for 2019 Cubs games go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, and fans unaccustomed to the new digital-only format can familiarize themselves quickly. A redesigned version of the MLB Ballpark app is available for fans to learn how to access their tickets because the Cubs no longer use the pr


Chicago Cubs agree to work with terror-linked CAIR over owners father’s leaked emails

CHICAGO — The family that owns the Chicago Cubs was doing damage control Tuesday after a web site published a series of emails from patriarch Joe Ricketts that revealed racist and anti-Muslim sentiments.


Sports media: Mick Gillispie is Cubs’ webcast voice of spring

Cubs fans undoubtedly are looking forward to their team returning to the airwaves this weekend with the opening of the Cactus League season. Len Kasper will hold the fort for Pat Hughes and be joined by Ron Coomer and Zach Zaidman for broadcasts Saturday and Sunday on The Score. The first televised