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Contract extension not a priority for Theo
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Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, said on Friday that he and chairman Tom Ricketts are “on the same page” but that the two have yet to hammer out a contract extension. It’s apparently not a top priority for Epstein, who said the only time he thinks about the topic is when it’s brought […]

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Cubs sign 6; Arrieta to arbitration
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The Cubs avoided arbitration Friday with six of the seven players eligible, signing Travis Wood, Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm, Adam Warren and Chris Coghlan to one-year contracts.

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Arrieta weighs in on '16 deal, possible extension
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During a Cubs Caravan stop at Jahn Elementary School on Thursday, students were asked if they knew what the Cy Young Award was. One piped up, saying it was presented to the “best pitcher on the planet Earth.” Most Cubs fans would agree that was Jake Arrieta in 2015. The NL Cy Young Award winner, […]

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Plenty to celebrate, anticipate at Cubs Convention
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Fans will be able to cheer for award winners Jake Arrieta, Kris Bryant and Joe Maddon, ask the front office questions about roster moves, and meet the newest players during the three-day Cubs Convention, which begins Friday at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

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Cubs yuk it up at Rizzo's fundraiser
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As fans are well aware, the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. Or, as catcher David Ross likes to call it, “the year of my senior prom.” That joke got a good laugh Thursday night from the crowd of 200 at Anthony Rizzo’s second “Laugh Off for Cancer” event.

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Sandberg to return as Cubs team ambassador
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Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg will rejoin the Cubs as an ambassador to the team, with an official announcement expected this weekend at the Cubs Convention.

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Maddon's 'Thanksmas' aids Chicago's homeless
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Homemade meatballs and pierogies were on the menu Wednesday night as part of Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s “Thanksmas” dinner, organized through the Chicago Help Initiative and served to about 135 homeless people.

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Maddon confident with Heyward in center field
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon is spending more time on his pre-Spring Training speech than worrying about whether Jason Heyward can play center field.

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Almora looks to follow Cubs prospect predecessors
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Albert Almora, the Cubs’ first-round Draft pick in 2012, has watched fellow prospects like Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber get promoted to the big leagues. Could 2016 be Almora’s turn?

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Arrieta among seven Cubs to file for arbitration
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National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta was one of seven Cubs players to file for arbitration on Tuesday, which is a procedural move. The salary proposals between the players and teams will be made public on Friday if no agreement is reached before then.

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Maddon serving spaghetti on Cubs Caravan
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Manager Joe Maddon plans on serving spaghetti and meatballs to folks Wednesday night as part of a Cubs Caravan stop, and on Monday, he went shopping for ingredients.

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Inbox: What's Cubs' goal for Schwarber?
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What is the Cubs’ long-term goal for Kyle Schwarber? Beat reporter Carrie Muskat opens the Inbox.

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