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Jake Arrieta's impressive 2016 average

The Cubs starter had far and away the best batting average among MLB pitchers last year at .262.

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Cubs favored to win back-to-back titles

It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to break their World Series title drought, but Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives them the highest odds to be repeat champions this year.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist had a whirlwind winter after winning WS MVP. His surreal moments included appearing on The Tonight Show, getting a standing ovation at a Bulls game, doing about "3 days of Disney World in like 6 hours", going to the White House and meeting Barack/Michelle Obama then speaking at the National Prayer breakfast and meeting Trump/Pence a few weeks later. He says he's ready for baseball again.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist just got his car for winning WS MVP a couple weeks ago. It's a 50th anniversary edition Camaro. He drove it to work on Sunday. Sweet ride.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Ben Zobrist discuss going for a third World Series championship in a row. He won with KC in 2015 then with the Cubs last season.

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Arrieta shows off at batting practice (1:16)
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Arrieta always looking to improve hitting (1:37)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon says he won't pitch his top 4 starters in spring games until March after the Cubs long postseason last year. No.5 type guys Mike Montgomery and Brett Anderson will get innings right away but Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey won't see the mound in a Cactus League game for a bit. Cubs begin playing on Feb.25.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the extent of Cubs practice on Sunday. Rain has washed away most of the weekend drills.

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Taking a bike ride with Joe Maddon (3:09)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Kyle Schwarber discuss catching a bullpen session for the first time in about 12 months. He only caught one pitcher (John Lackey) then took off the gear but he says it's a start.

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Pressure is still on the Cubs (1:18)
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Bryant's offseason was one for the books (1:59)
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Cubs enlisting fans to hand out WS rings (4:47)
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The art of the tag (2:28)
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Epstein on 2017 Cubs: 'Our guys are hungry' (2:42)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs owner Tom Ricketts state he wants his team to be a model franchise not just across the U.S. but globally as well.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss his team meeting on Saturday. In it he played clips from last seasons playoffs.

Matt Barrie ESPN 

The 2016 World Championship banner is proudly displayed at the Cubs Under Armour workout facility in Mesa.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jason Heyward discuss a "rain delay" at spring training not unlike Game 7 last year.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs OF Jason Heyward discuss how he's moving forward after last year.

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Schwarber says he is '100 percent' (2:00)

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

While the sun may be rising here at Sloan Park in Mesa, it has certainly set on the career of David Ross. Cubs fans who have visions of Grandpa Rossy coming out of retirement --- no chance. Ross picked up a baseball and played catch the other day for the first time since Game 7 of the World Series.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8083rd
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3432nd
Slugging Percentage.42910th
Earned Run Average3.151st
Quality Starts100Tied-1st
WHIP1.111st
BAA.2121st

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