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Theo calls Ohtani bid 'unique' and 'rewarding'
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“It was a unique process and a rewarding process,” Cubs president of baseball operations Epstein said from the Winter Meetings on Monday. “I’m proud of what we did, and I wouldn’t change anything that we did in the process except the result.”</p>

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Cubs make 3 items available in WM auction
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The Cubs-related offerings include a chance to meet the team’s broadcasters; to play catch at Wrigley Field; and to spend a “dream day” at the ballpark. Opening bids for the three items are $1,000.

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Cubs reportedly nearing deal with Morrow
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In need of help at the back of their bullpen, the Cubs are nearing a deal with free-agent right-hander Brandon Morrow, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. The club has not confirmed the report.

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Cubs arrive for Meetings with 1 blank filled in
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Before the Cubs’ contingent arrived for the Winter Meetings, they were able to check an item off their to-do list by signing free-agent pitcher Tyler Chatwood. But there’s much more to do, starting Monday.

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No-htani? No problem: Cubs set to move on
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As much as manager Joe Maddon was intrigued by having Shohei Ohtani in the rotation and possibly the outfield, the Cubs were eliminated on Friday when the Japanese player’s agent announced Ohtani had picked the Angels.

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5 reasons Chatwood could be steal for Cubs
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Which team will snag the next undervalued low-cost pitcher with questionable traditional stats and history who just might be an incredibly useful player if put in the right situation? They’ll all have their guesses. We have ours. Let’s introduce you to Tyler Chatwood, formerly of the Rockies, who agreed to a three-year deal with the […]

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Cubs add righty Chatwood to rotation mix
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When the Cubs looked at Tyler Chatwood’s statistics, they considered both his numbers at Coors Field and on the road. The right-hander is definitely looking forward to calling somewhere else home. The Cubs hope to have filled one of the holes in their rotation by signing the free-agent righty to a three-year, $38 million contract.

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Cubs can dream big about landing Ohtani
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The Cubs can afford to dream big, which is what they’re doing as they attempt to land Japanese two-way talent Shohei Ohtani, who could be the final piece to an already talented core should he choose to play in Chicago.

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Inbox: Is Schwarber a trade candidate?
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Will the Cubs consider trading Kyle Schwarber? Carrie Muskat answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.

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Chatwood agrees to 3-year deal with Cubs
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The Cubs may have filled one of the holes in their starting rotation on Thursday, signing free-agent right-handed pitcher Tyler Chatwood to a three-year, $38 million contract.

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Ohtani, arms on Cubs to-do list at Meetings
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Finding pitching has been the Cubs’ No. 1 priority this offseason, and it’s still tops on their list heading into the Winter Meetings next week. Could they also make a splash by signing two-way Japanese player Shohei Ohtani?

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Cubs make pitch to two-way phenom Ohtani
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The Cubs met Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday, according to MLB Network’s Ken Rosenthal, and they made their pitch to the two-way Japanese superstar for why he should come to Chicago.

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