3/2/2015 | Renovation of Wrigley Field progressing as planned
Phase One of the Wrigley Field 1060 Project remains relatively on target despite a cold winter, Cubs officials said Monday afternoon during a media tour of the construction zone.
3/2/2015 | Wood, Jackson battling for fifth spot in rotation
No one has to say anything to Travis Wood or Edwin Jackson. Both pitchers know how important this spring is.
3/2/2015 | Maddon will adjust to playing fewer night games at home
The Cubs may not play enough night games for Joe Maddon. "I'm a horrible morning person," the Cubs manager admitted Monday. "Thank God, we don't play at 10 o'clock in the morning."
3/2/2015 | Soler comes to camp prepared for big league pitching
Jorge Soler arrived in Spring Training 25 pounds heavier and with a better understanding of what big league pitchers are trying to do to him.
3/2/2015 | Maddon names Lester Opening Night starter
Manager Joe Maddon made it official Monday: Jon Lester will start Opening Night, April 5, for the Cubs against the Cardinals.
3/2/2015 | Grimm relieved to know role after breakout season
Justin Grimm seems best suited to be a reliever. The antsy right-hander can barely sit still in the Cubs' clubhouse. It's hard to imagine him going four days without pitching.
3/2/2015 | 'The Cubs Way' might just be the ticket for Fowler
When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer came to the Cubs before the 2012 season, they wrote a manual called "The Cubs Way," detailing how they wanted instructors to teach and what traits they wanted their scouts to value. Dexter Fowler, who came to Chicago in a January trade, says the organization's direction jumped out at him even though he had spent 2014 with the Astros, who are in a similar rebuilding stage.
3/1/2015 | Cubs' Bryant to start Opening Day? Kind of
Kris Bryant has impressed Cubs manager Joe Maddon so far this spring. "He's solid, he's motivated," Maddon said Sunday of the Cubs' top prospect.
3/1/2015 | Cubs, Maddon remember legendary Minoso
Minnie Minoso used to show up in the visiting manager's office at U.S. Cellular Field when the Rays were in town to talk baseball with Joe Maddon.
3/1/2015 | Strop thankful for health after offseason accident
Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in late November in the San Cristobal province, west of the capital of Santo Domingo. Strop was driving his convertible and making a right-hand turn at a T-intersection when he was rear-ended by someone driving a Range Rover. The impact pushed Strop's car into a wall and the vehicle was totaled. His only injury was a scratch on his left elbow.
3/1/2015 | Castro happy to work with Manny in spring camp
Manny Ramirez has only been in Cubs camp since Wednesday, but he's already had an impact on the players.