Bryant ‘in great shape,’ has no limitations

Kris Bryant made his way through Mandalay Bay on Wednesday afternoon, took an elevator to the upper tier of the Delano Hotel and swung by the Cubs' suite. The visit was planned, but it was more about the team checking in on Bryant's offseason than Bryant asking about the team's roster plans.… Read More
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Cubs braced for ‘best division in baseball’

The Cubs have seen enough of Paul Goldschmidt over the years to become annoyed by his prodigious home runs. Now, Chicago will be seeing a lot more of the slugger after a trade last week not only strengthened the Cardinals, it raised an already-intimidating bar for the National League Central crown.… Read More
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Expect a more hands-on Maddon next season

On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, Cubs manager Joe Maddon brushed aside the fact that the team has put talks of an extension on hold, and chose instead to steer the focus on the task at hand. That includes, in Maddon's view, getting back to his coaching roots in the season ahead.… Read More
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Cubs seek clubhouse leaders as Meetings open

In this era of advanced analytics, there are still intangible elements that even the most forward-thinking teams value. Attempting to quantify the impact of veteran leadership is an impossibility, but plenty of clubs still believe that quality can affect a clubhouse and an organization's culture.… Read More
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How will Cubs keep pace with Central rivals?

There is a growing sense that baseball's offseason is about to gather a head of steam. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein reinforced that feeling when asked this week if he felt the upcoming Winter Meetings would be active.… Read More
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Theo: Internal growth more vital than FA splash

The view from the third floor of the Cubs' offices off Waveland Ave. offers a look over the left-field wall of Wrigley Field. On Thursday afternoon, the famous ballpark sat cold, empty and under renovation in the midst of a winter that arrived far earlier than the team had hoped.… Read More
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