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Maddon: '18 Cubs rotation could be his best
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When manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey were together with the Rays, they never had a pitcher in their rotation who had signed a $100 million contract.

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MLB.com FastCast: Cubs add Darvish to staff –  2/12/18
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Yu Darvish has reportedly agreed to a six-year deal with the Cubs, plus the D-Backs introduce their Japanese pitcher, Yoshihisa Hirano Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations […]

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Reliever Simmons, Cubs agree to contract
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Free-agent righty reliever Shae Simmons has agreed to a Major League split contract with the Cubs, the club announced on Friday.

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MLB.com FastCast: Cubs introduce Darvish – 2/13/18
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Yu Darvish is introduced as the newest member of the Cubs, plus Shohei Ohtani arrives at Angels Spring Training camp Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: Former Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig announced on January 19, 2000, that the 30 Major League Club owners voted unanimously to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations into […]

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Cubs release details for regular-season tickets
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The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2018 season. Single game tickets go on sale Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. CST, and will be available on www.cubs.com or by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).

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Darvish 'focused' in first side session for Cubs
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The Cubs’ plan is to let Yu Darvish be himself.

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Maddon using art to inspire Cubs this spring
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Baseball players are artists, and manager Joe Maddon made that point when he met with the Cubs pitchers and catchers on Wednesday prior to the first workout, using art to present his 2018 themes in a colorful way.

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As Chicago Cubs unveil Yu Darvish, a winter of discontent bleeds into a spring of hope and faith
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MESA, Ariz. — For the Chicago Cubs, one of those silly-but-great February traditions — the first-day-of-spring-training news conference with the triumvirate of Manager Joe Maddon, General Manager Jed Hoyer and team president Theo Epstein — found itself, by necessity, usurped by one of those silly-but-great

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Cubs extending netting at Wrigley Field
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The netting at both the Cubs’ Spring Training ballpark and Wrigley will extend to the outfield end of the dugouts.

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Dodgers still have edge on Cubs as best in NL
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So many things can get in the way — randomness, regression, injuries, the Washington Nationals, etc. But the Dodgers and Cubs enter 2018 with the distinct possibility of doing something unprecedented in the National League — meeting three straight seasons on the NL Championship Series stage.

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Cubs enter camp with 5 options in outfield mix
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Joe Maddon likes to mix and match, and he has five outfielders to fit into three spots each game. This spring, it will be interesting to see how the Cubs balance playing time for Jason Heyward, Kyle Schwarber, Ben Zobrist, Ian Happ and Albert Almora Jr.

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Cubs enter spring eyeing another October run
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The position players are set. There’s a new closer. And there’s going to be a new starter in camp in Yu Darvish. The emphasis this spring for Cubs manager Joe Maddon will be making sure they have enough depth to get to the postseason for a fourth straight year.

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