Jason Heyward

Are the Cubs gearing up for a run at Bryce Harper?

CHICAGO -- He was there, though only in spirit.<p>Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was omnipresent at the recently completed Chicago Cubs fan …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward and the future of the Cubs’ right field

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Outfielder Jason Heyward<p>Jason Heyward has failed to live up to the value assigned to his contract so far for the Chicago …

Baseball

How the Pirates Are Forced to Value Players

As a small-market club, the Pirates have a limited margin for error to be competitive.<br>(Photo: Keith Allison)If you’ve read any of the dozens of …

Scott Schebler

Slow-moving market leads to winters blahs for baseball fans

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard probably spoke for the rest of his peers Tuesday morning when he tweeted a message about the long offseason:<p>“Really missing that ballpark smell right about now.”<p>With the holidays in the rearview mirror and the NFL playoffs nearing an end, mid-January is the time players …

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Kerry Wood's celebrity charity night raises $150,000

How much would you pay to meet Anthony Rizzo?<p>One fan bid $11,000 for a meet-and-greet with the Cubs first baseman during Kerry Wood’s Winter Warm-Up charity night. The money goes to Wood’s Pitch In program to support a children’s program in North Lawndale.<p>That wasn’t the only big-ticket item. …

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Why Chicago Cubs should trade Kyle Schwarber

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images<p><i>The Chicago</i> <i>Cubs would be wise to sell high on Kyle Schwarber as they eye making a run at Bryce Harper in …

Baseball

Cubs Convention 'colorful' in more ways than one (looking at you, Willson Contreras)

Cubs fans got a lot of face time this year from some of the team’s biggest stars, who played up their starring roles at this year’s convention. Here’s a recap of some of the highlights.<p><b>An addition to the lineup</b><p>Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber helped Cubs fans Jennifer and …

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Chicago Cubs News: Davis working with Heyward; Cubs need Lester

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)<p>The Chicago Cubs new hitting coach Chili Davis is already hard at work with Jason Heyward, trying to change his …

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Chili Davis Hopes Patience, Preparation Brings Best Out Of Cubs Hitters

<b>By Chris Emma–</b><p><b>CHICAGO (670 The Score) —</b> Chili Davis is quite aware that there’s only so much a hitting coach can do in the big leagues, where it all …

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Does Chili Davis have key to unlock Jason Heyward's bat for Cubs?

The focus for months has been on roster holes to fill and which big-name player might be coming next for the Cubs.<p>But whether the Cubs head to spring …

Chicago Cubs

Olney: How do teams value leadership on the free-agent market? Not as much as you'd think

Jason Heyward knows first-hand that teams are much more likely to pay for defense than they would have been 15 or 20 years ago, having pulled an …

Johnny Cueto

Chicago Cubs: Chili Davis already putting in work with Jason Heyward

MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Outfielder Jason Heyward<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this. The Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward is already working on his swing this …

Major League Baseball

Chicago Cubs News: Bryant’s path; Don’t rest on Russell

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)<p>The Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant scored the largest arbitration contract for a first-year player, topping the …

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Willson Contreras' profanity-laden advice to Jon Lester was easily the best moment at Cubs Convention

First there was Manny being Manny.<p>Then there was Javy being Javy.<p>Now there needs to be a special section for Willy being Willy.<p>Willson Contreras is …

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Chili Davis on becoming Cubs hitting coach, working with Jason Heyward

Chicago Cubs

2018 Cubs Convention: Coaching staff update

Len Kasper moderated an entertaining discussion with the Cubs coaching staff this morning. The conversation covered a lot of ground from specific …

Major League Baseball

Comics take swings at 'skinny' Kyle Schwarber, Kris Bryant at Anthony Rizzo's benefit

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” actor and Cubs fan <b>Jeff Garlin</b> was a last-minute scratch as host of <b>Anthony</b> <b>Rizzo</b>'s Laugh Off for Cancer on Thursday night at Studio Paris, but the show didn't lack for zingers at Rizzo and his teammates' expense.<p>Former Cub <b>David Ross</b> was there, as was retired NBA star <b>Shawn …

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David Ross says he wants more Cubs baseball, less 'dancing' in 2018

There don’t appear to be any “Dancing with the Stars” episodes in the immediate future for retired Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross.<p>Ross, whose first year of “retirement” included a second-place finish with Lindsay Arnold in the popular television show last spring, will continue to work with ESPN, …

Major League Baseball

At convention, re-energized Cubs say they're ready for 2018

With that "World Series hangover" no longer hanging over the Cubs this year, it's onward to 2018.<p>That seemed to be the collective mindset Friday …

Baseball

The worst free-agent signings in baseball the last 10 years

Major League Baseball free agency is not without its risks. The next franchise-altering player can be sitting on the market, waiting to lead your …

Baseball

Time is ticking for the Orioles to extend Jonathan Schoop

The hot stove isn’t providing much heat during these cold days of record-breaking temperatures in Baltimore. All across baseball, free-agent signing …

Baltimore Orioles

MLB Trade Rumors: 5 potential landing spots for Christian Yelich

The Miami Marlins may be looking to avoid an ugly stand-off with Christian Yelich by trading him before the end of the offseason.<p>For reasons that …

Baseball

Ha ha ha, no...the Cubs are not about to sign Lorenzo Cain

As the offseason advances, teams keep shooting their shot trying to find free agent deals.<p>The offseason is now such an unending desert of free agency without a single oasis of a signing in sight, that the rumors the baseball community is latching on to are becoming more and more delusional and …

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Should Yanks deal young arms for Manny Machado?

Manny Machado to the Yankees rumors are still out there.<p>As the days until spring training tick away, Machado is still a member of the Baltimore …

Baseball

Dodgers: Defensive Questions Heading Into Spring Training

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Austin Barnes<p>The Dodgers were one of the best defensive teams last season. A big part came from a player who ended up …

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Murray | Cubs Not The Best Fit For Jake Arrieta

On the field and in the clubhouse, the <b>Chicago Cubs</b> are the perfect fit for <b>Jake Arrieta</b>. Both sides love each other and Arrieta is an important leader …

Baseball

What Is Lorenzo Cain Really Worth? More Than You May Think

Eric Hosmer is the player most indelibly linked to the Royals' surprise 2014 AL pennant and 2015 championship, but Lorenzo Cain may have done more to …

Sports

History shows teams should be wary of signing Martinez to long-term deal

There's understandable hesitancy from major-league clubs to offer players any deal exceeding five years.<p>You don't have to look far back into the …

Sports

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Lorenzo Cain has three-year offer from the Cubs?

DETROIT, MI – July 26: Lorenzo Cain #6 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after scoring against the Detroit Tigers on a hit by Mike Moustakas of …

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Cub Tracks writes by fridgelight

Previously, Cub Tracks considered its condition, and its condition was <b>in</b>. The Hot Stove gave us a wink, then it showed us the freezer. Ooh the …

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