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2017 Schedule
92-70, 1st in NL Cent
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch agent Scott Boras discuss free agent Jake Arrieta and the Cubs.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs signed lefty Drew Smyly to a 2 year deal. He had Tommy John surgery last summer and will rehab for most of 2018. Brandon Morrow's deal is official as well. Two years plus a club/vesting option for 2020.

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18hJesse Rogers

Chatwood's deal with Cubs under scrutiny

Tyler Chatwood's new contract with the Cubs might have to be reworked due to an escalator that could take effect based on a single Cy Young Award vote.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says new ideas have popped up recently as some teams have changed directions. He wouldn't get into specifics: "There's some things that have changed with teams since we were here (GM Meetings) last time. Circumstances have changed or ideas have changed...There are teams shifting what they want to do."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer talk winter meetings timeline and how Chicago sells itself to free agents.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer give an update on the winter meetings Tuesday afternoon.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer thinks they'll add at least one more pitcher before the end of the winter meetings.

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Arrieta looking for big contract (0:58)
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What factors into Arrieta signing? (1:04)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss how he would have used Shoehei Ohtani if he had signed with the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the idea of the Cubs entering the World Series or bust mode as an organization.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon, on working for a big market team that will spend: "When you ask Santa for something, there's a good chance it's going to show up. In the past you just didn't know."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Kyle Schwarber and the lead off role on the Cubs.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon and Mike Evans may have just met a few days ago, but the Cubs skipper was so impressed with the Bucs wide receiver that he helped kick off the launch of his new Mike Evans Family Foundation. Evans wanted to know if he could play center field.

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2dJerry Crasnick

Boras taking Arrieta pitch straight to owners

Agent Scott Boras says he has sent a 75-page binder exclusively to MLB owners on behalf of Jake Arrieta, who hit the market alongside Yu Darvish as the most coveted free-agent starter this winter.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo, on if there was any traction for a deal between the Marlins and Cubs for Stanton: "There wasn't much interaction given the makeup of our roster, our future payroll commitments and some plans that we have. Great player, great opportunity, but not necessarily one for us at the time."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It was a little bit of a throwaway line but this quote from Theo Epstein underscores what the team still thinks of Kyle Schwarber and/or his trade value: "He's always been someone teams have had interest in, I guess, but we probably have the most interest."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the lead off position for the Cubs, Theo Epstein described a traditional one, once again, as a "luxury" for his particular team. They scored over 800 runs last season without one. The Cubs focus remains on the mound: "Our greatest threats relate to pitching," Epstein said.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein discuss the timing for what's next for the Cubs as they search for more pitching.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Theo Epstein discuss the Cubs pitch to Shohei Ohtani.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Theo Epstein discussed the Cubs meeting with Shohei Ohtani which included Joe Maddon and pitcher Kyle Hendricks. At the end of the day, being in in the NL, without the DH, probably hurt the Cubs chances as much as anything but Epstein was proud of his team's efforts to lure him to Chicago.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandon Kintzler, who saved 29 games for the Twins this year before going to Washington at the trade deadline and pitching in a setup role, is attracting a crowd on the free agent market. The Cubs, Twins, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Rangers are among the teams with interest. If the Cubs sign Kintzler on top of the Brandon Morrow deal, it will mean they've officially moved on from Wade Davis.

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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