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2017 Schedule
92-70, 1st in NL Cent
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Rizzo named to Forbes' 30 under 30

At age 28, Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo lands a spot on Forbes' coveted 30 under 30 list. Rizzo is a three-time All-Star as well as a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winner. Also from MLB, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve makes the cut.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer confirmed that John Lackey plans to pitch in 2018 and didn't dismiss a return to the Cubs: "Its certainly something we're going to talk about."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Contrary to a report, the Cubs won't be paying the luxury tax this season. It has an effect on the compensation given to teams for losing/signing free agents who were given qualifying offers. If the Cubs sign one they will lose their second highest pick in the draft. If another team signs Jake Arrieta and/or Wade Davis, the Cubs will be given a compensatory pick after the second round.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Unlike last year at this time, when most in baseball felt the Cubs were moving on from Aroldis Chapman, that may not be true with closer Wade Davis. The demand at his position is expected to be lighter this winter, which could help the Cubs. Theo Epstein spoke about Davis on Monday: "He knows we don't typically...give long, multi year deals to relievers but it's definitely worth talking."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a nice setting for GM's as their meetings for the week begin. Some are lunching on the other side of the pool here in Orlando.

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4dJerry Crasnick

Hot stove survey: Where will Jake Arrieta sign?

Although some observers think the ship has sailed on an Arrieta-Cubs reunion, some haven't given up on the idea. However, the Rangers could be a more logical fit.

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Rizzo named Marvin Miller Man of the Year

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo was selected as the Marvin Miller Man of the Year on Wednesday. The award is given to the player who most inspires other players through on-field performances and contributions to his community.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer confirms Brandon Hyde will be the bench coach for the Cubs replacing Davey Martinez who left to be the manager of the Nationals. Hyde was previously the first base coach but did a lot of bench coach duties, including organizing and running much of the spring. He also was responsible for relaying the daily lineup to the players. The Cubs have not announced his replacement at first base.

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NL Central offseason preview: Can Cubs add arms to stay on top?

With two open spots in their rotation -- and question marks in their bullpen -- the defending NL Central champs might struggle to woo free-agent starter Jake Arrieta back into the Friendly Confines as they attempt to keep hold of the division.

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9dSam Miller

Ranking all 30 clubs by triumphs and fails: Cubs

Chicago made it to the NLCS and had a lot of fun along the way, but every starting pitcher lost velocity and the team failed to live up to its dynasty aspirations.

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The best and the brightest

The nine Gold Glove winners of the National League were announced Tuesday. The Rockies and the Diamondbacks each have two players receiving the honor this year.

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Cubs RF Jason Heyward wins his 5th career Gold Glove Award, his 4th in a row. He's the 2nd Cubs outfielder to win consecutive Gold Gloves, along with Andre Dawson. Statistically speaking, Heyward ranks as elite at turning balls hit to the deepest part of the outfield into outs.

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Arenado, Heyward, Gordon win 5th Gold Gloves

Nolan Arenado, Jason Heyward and Alex Gordon each earned a fifth Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night. Derek Jeter and Reggie Jackson this week will receive special recognition for charitable work and lifetime achievement, respectively.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade Davis and Jake Arrieta among those in MLB officially receiving qualifying offers today. They can negotiate with other teams over the next 10 days before needing to accept or decline a one year deal at $17.4 million to remain with the Cubs. They can also negotiate a longer term deal with Chicago as well. If they sign with another team the Cubs will get draft pick compensation.

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Moustakas, Arrieta among 9 with $17.4M offers

Free agency officially began at 5 p.m. ET Monday, and several notable players -- including Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta -- received $17.4 million qualifying offers from their teams.

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Cubs extend qualifying offers to Arrieta, Davis

Cubs pitchers Jake Arrieta and Wade Davis have been extended qualifying offers by the team, guaranteeing Chicago draft-pick compensation if either signs with another team.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs claimed righty reliever Cory Mazzoni from SD on Monday while adding pitcher Matt Carasiti to the 40 man roster. Leonys Martin was out-righted off the 40 man which stands at 34 now.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8224th
Batting Average.25516th
On Base Percentage.3384th
Slugging Percentage.4377th
Earned Run Average3.957th
Quality Starts77Tied-8th
WHIP1.289th
BAA.2384th

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