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Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:43 AM CST

Rizzo Discusses Whether Cubs Will Become Hated Franchise

Rizzo Discusses Whether Cubs Will Become Hated Franchise

With sporting success comes the backlash of fan hatred, but will the Chicago Cubs be subjected to that? One of the team's most popular players weighed in on the topic this week.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 08:00 AM CST

Cubs Spring Training: The Lead-Off Hitter Conundrum

Cubs Spring Training: The Lead-Off Hitter Conundrum

As the Chicago Cubs begin their preparations in earnest for their World Series championship defense, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest storylines that fans will need to keep an eye on during spring...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 07:57 AM CST

White Sox Spring Training: Five Players to Watch

White Sox Spring Training: Five Players to Watch

With the Chicago White Sox reporting to spring training in Glendale, we have picked five players of varying ages and roles to keep an eye on during Cactus League play as they prepare for the beginning of a...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 11:47 AM CST

Shields: 'I Have Nothing to Prove' After Dismal 2016 Season

Shields: 'I Have Nothing to Prove' After Dismal 2016 Season

After posting a 4-12 record with an ERA of nearly seven last season, Chicago White Sox pitcher James Shields could be forgiven for wanting to leave that kind of performance in the past, but he went a step...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:40 AM CST

Greg Maddux Pulls Epic Prank on Kris Bryant

Greg Maddux Pulls Epic Prank on Kris Bryant

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant proved to be difficult to pitch to during his MVP season in 2016, so one company decided to up the ante by pitting him against a Hall of Fame pitcher.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 07:20 PM CST

Video: Cubs Say Goodbye to Travis Wood With Touching Tribute

Video: Cubs Say Goodbye to Travis Wood With Touching Tribute

Over the course of the last five seasons, only a handful of players have ridden with the Chicago Cubs through the highs and lows the team has seen under the leadership of Theo Epstein, and on Wednesday the...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 04:16 PM CST

Cardinals' Star Prospect to Miss Entire 2017 Season

Cardinals' Star Prospect to Miss Entire 2017 Season

The Chicago Cubs are looking to win a second straight National League Central title this season, and one of their biggest rivals for that distinction just suffered a massive loss to their pitching staff.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 02:46 PM CST

Joe Maddon Reveals Cubs' Catching Plan for 2017 Season

Joe Maddon Reveals Cubs' Catching Plan for 2017 Season

The Chicago Cubs were faced with an interesting conundrum coming into the 2017 season as they tried to decide which catcher would work with pitcher Jon Lester, but Joe Maddon has already made that determination...

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:35 AM CST

Maddon Has New Slogans for Cubs’ 2017 Season

Maddon Has New Slogans for Cubs’ 2017 Season

A lot has changed for the Chicago Cubs in the past year, right down to team mantras. For the better part of 108 years, blowing a shot at a championship was met by shrugs and a feeling of, "That's just the...

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 06:37 PM CST

Cubs Spring Training Continues

Cubs Spring Training Continues

The Cubs have started their quest for a World Series repeat. NBC 5 Sports' Mike Berman reports from Mesa, Arizona. 

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