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  • Rozner: Cubs fans have to wait bit longer for Bryant Feb 27, 2015 2:22 PM
    Agent Scott Boras isn't thrilled with the idea that Kris Bryant will probably get sent down to start the season, but the Cubs would be crazy not to take advantage of the system while they can.

  • Cubs skipper ranks as city’s most compelling main man Feb 26, 2015 11:46 PM
    Move over, Coach Q, Joe Maddon doesn't have your 'stache or your two Stanley Cups. Sorry, Thibs, Robin and John Fox. Maddon has it all over you guys, too. The new Cubs manager is just a few days into spring training, but he's already the most compelling manager/coach in Chicago, says Daily Herald Cubs writer Bruce Miles.

  • Ricketts ready to let good times roll Feb 25, 2015 9:21 PM
    It's been a busy week for Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts. He dedicated the renamed Sloan Park in Arizona on Tuesday before addressing Cubs players and the media on Wednesday.

  • Retiring Elk Grove park director Brottman may pursue job with Cubs Feb 25, 2015 1:50 PM
    Elk Grove Park District Executive Director Mike Brottman’s last day on the job is Friday, after which, he says, he has some opportunities for part-time work for the Chicago Cubs. Brottman announced last year plans to step down after 10 years at the helm of the park district and a total of 33 years working in parks and recreation.

  • Miles: Cubs’ Castro excited about season Feb 24, 2015 9:39 PM
    It might seem hard to believe, but Starlin Castro is in his sixth big-league camp, and he doesn't even turn 25 until next month. The all-star shortstop talked Tuesday about possibly playing for a winner for the first time in his career and about making better decisions off the field.

  • Ramirez back to work with Cubs hitters Feb 24, 2015 10:22 PM
    Manny Ramirez is back in the Cubs organization. The team on Tuesday named him a hitting consultant. Last year, the former big-league slugger served as a player-coach for the Cubs' Class AAA Iowa affiliate.

  • North: No false hope for Cubs in 2015 Feb 24, 2015 5:18 AM
    While Cubs fans are daring to dream of the playoffs , Mike North says there's a lot to be excited about, but don't make those World Series reservations just yet.

  • Maddon rolling up his sleeves with hands-on style Feb 23, 2015 7:37 PM
    New Cubs manager Joe Maddon is jumping right into spring-training drills. Maddon is taking a hands-on approach, something he says he'll continue doing as he gets to know his new team.

  • With Bryant on hold, Olt looks to win Cubs’ job Feb 24, 2015 10:13 PM
    Mind over matter? That would be one way to describe the Cubs' third-base battle. Kris Bryant is the odd-on long-term answer, but the Cubs likely will delay a call-up. In the meantime, Mike Olt gets another shot. He comes to spring training with a refreshed mental outlook, thanks in part to some sports psychology.

  • Cubs and Wood try to put 2014 behind them Feb 22, 2015 6:47 PM
    Despite hearing the trade talk, left-hander Travis Wood is in camp with the Cubs and looking to put 2014 out of his mind. After an all-star season in 2013, Wood took a major step backward last season and now will battle for the fifth-starter's role.

  • Ross brings wealth of experience to Cubs Feb 22, 2015 7:49 PM
    The backup catcher might be one of the least noticed players on a baseball team, but he can be an important one. The Cubs signed one of the best in the business this off-season when they added David Ross to the roster. The former Red Sox catcher also has worked extensively with new Cubs ace Jon Lester.

  • Taking a spin gets Maddon’s wheels spinning Feb 21, 2015 8:05 PM
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday he hated to disappoint anybody, but no, he has not sketched out starting lineups yet. Maddon said he needs to get to know his players. He also said he'd consider batting his pitcher eighth instead of ninth.

  • Maddon not saying much about Lester, Rondon Feb 21, 2015 8:04 PM
    It seems like the biggest no-brainer in the world, so you can go ahead and figure on Jon Lester being the Cubs' opening-night starter on April 5. However, manager Joe Maddon said he wanted to talk to Lester first before making an announcement. Also, figure on Hector Rondon being the closer.

  • Epstein: It's OK for Cubs fans to think big Feb 20, 2015 10:16 AM
    No doubt there was a different feel to Cubs camp Thursday as pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. New manager Joe Maddon is ready to put his troops through their paces. And team president Theo Epstein said it's OK for long-suffering Cubs fans to think big this year.

  • Cubs embrace Maddon’s anti-rules discipline Feb 20, 2015 4:51 PM
    Joe Maddon presided over his first formal workout Friday as manager of the Cubs. Maddon and his players are beginning to get to know each other, but players seem to like Maddon's "anti-rules" stance when it comes to running a team.

  • Hammel not thrilled with pace-of-play rulings Feb 20, 2015 10:12 PM
    Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules met with a cautionary response in Cubs spring camp Friday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon talked about that as well as the Cubs' crowded situation at the catcher position.

  • Cubs announce several tributes to Ernie Banks Feb 19, 2015 6:30 PM
    The Cubs will honor the memory of Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, in a number of ways this year, beginning with the opening game of spring training. Cubs players will wear a No. 14 patch on their home and away jerseys, and they'll wear No. 14 hats in the two split-squad games they play to open the Cactus League.

  • Constable: 'Thanks Mister Banks' song might get us thinking spring Feb 19, 2015 5:25 AM
    It's 3 degrees. Snow now qualifies for full-time residency. But four little words proclaim today that spring is on its way: “Pitchers and catchers report.” Alll we need is a little mood music, and "Thanks Mister Banks," written by an Arlington Heights man, works for me.

  • Maddon, Cubs keep coaching staff almost intact Feb 17, 2015 8:10 PM
    Despite making a managerial change, the Cubs kept their coaching staff mostly intact from 2014 to 2015. The key new member is batting coach John Mallee. Pitching coach Chris Bosio has made a name for himself despite the Cubs being a last-place team in recent years.

  • Imrem: Squabble a sad final chapter for Mr. Cub Feb 17, 2015 8:07 PM
    It's sad that the final memory of Ernie Banks is close to becoming the squabbling over what to do with his remains.

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