With closer Brandon Morrow out and Pedro Strop limping, Chicago needs depth. But Theo Epstein says he won't pay for free agents when he'll have plenty of arms in Triple-A.
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From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?
You picked who? Where? We break down some of the questions to come out of the rankings -- and ask you to weigh in as well.
A major shake-up brings a new crew of All-Stars to the forefront, with some of the game's biggest names on the outside looking in.
Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop strained his right hamstring on his final pitch against the Los Angeles Angels Saturday, leading the team to shut down the closer for at least a week of spring games.
While the rebound seasons of Kris Bryant and Yu Darvish get the attention, how Chicago's catcher fares will go a long way in deciding the Cubs' fate.
Leading off our countdown of the game's best, youngsters duel with historic greats. Which players landed on the back half of our list?
With players across the league opting for sure money over the uncertainty of free agency, the time could be right for Chicago to lock up some of its controllable stars.
Jon Lester has been named the Cubs' Opening Day starter for the fourth time.
Buster Olney talks to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers about the sense of pressure felt by the Cubs, their focus on 2019 and more
Buster Olney talks to ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers about the sense of pressure felt by the Cubs, their focus on 2019, the criticisms the club heard a year ago and much more.
From underappreciated stars to veterans who get taken for granted and up-and-comers to watch, here's a guy from each team worthy of your attention.
The Cubs are the latest team to be unhappy about their poor PECOTA projection. But is it silly to care?
After dealing with various arm injuries and trying to adjust to a new team, Yu Darvish was pleased with his spring debut. Pumped, in fact.
As Darvish aims to hit the reset button on a rough first year in Chicago, how he communicates before and after his starts says a lot about what he's trying to do on the mound.
Count Cubs starter Jon Lester among those unimpressed by the use of a pitch clock, or openers, or bringing the DH to the National League.
Before hearing from Manny Machado (44:58) & Mike Trout (49:25), Buster talks to Bob Nightengale about the Bryce Harper waiting game and much more (4:00). Plus, Meghan Montemurro with some "Inside Heat" on the Phillies' perspective (14:36) and Tim Kurkjian weighs in on the players, teams and managers facing the most pressure in 2019 (22:41).
Cubs shortstop Addison Russell played for the first time since his suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic abuse policies.
Kris Bryant said he felt slighted last year, when the Cubs star missed a large portion of the season with an injured shoulder. His message to critics: "I'm motivated. Keep 'em coming. Bring it."
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