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  • Tulowitzki, Descalso reportedly on Cubs' radar
    Given the situation surrounding shortstop Addison Russell, the Cubs need to have a contingency plan up the middle for the first month of next season. Free agents Troy Tulowitzki and Daniel Descalso are reportedly on Chicago's radar as infield reinforcements.
  • Lots of talk, but no big moves by Cubs at Mtgs
    Cubs fans have grown accustomed to headline-grabbing moves during the Winter Meetings over the past several years. But at these Winter Meetings, Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer proclaimed Wednesday that the team was unlikely to make a major move.
  • Bryant 'in great shape,' has no limitations
    Kris Bryant made his way through Mandalay Bay on Wednesday afternoon, took an elevator to the upper tier of the Delano Hotel and swung by the Cubs' suite. The visit was planned, but it was more about the team checking in on Bryant's offseason than Bryant asking about the team's roster plans.
  • Expect a more hands-on Maddon next season
    On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, Cubs manager Joe Maddon brushed aside the fact that the team has put talks of an extension on hold, and chose instead to steer the focus on the task at hand. That includes, in Maddon's view, getting back to his coaching roots in the season ahead.
  • Cubs braced for 'best division in baseball'
    The Cubs have seen enough of Paul Goldschmidt over the years to become annoyed by his prodigious home runs. Now, Chicago will be seeing a lot more of the slugger after a trade last week not only strengthened the Cardinals, it raised an already-intimidating bar for the National League Central crown.
  • Cubs seek clubhouse leaders this offseason
    In this era of advanced analytics, there are still intangible elements that even the most forward-thinking teams value. Attempting to quantify the impact of veteran leadership is an impossibility, but plenty of clubs still believe that quality can affect a clubhouse and an organization's culture.
  • Maddon reading a Managing Millennials book
    Maddon reading a Managing Millennials book
  • Cubs' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Lee Smith earns election to Hall of Fame
    Reliever Lee Smith and six-time All-Star Harold Baines have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, based on the Today's Game Era voting results, which were revealed Sunday night at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas.
  • Leal makes AFL's Top Prospects team
    The Arizona Fall League announced its 2018 Top Prospects team on Monday morning.
  • Every team's current franchise icon
    Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans. Some of them, to be fair, stretch the definition of "icon"; you'll notice that more frequently with clubs that are in the midst of a rebuild.
  • Theo: Internal growth more vital than FA splash
    The view from the third floor of the Cubs' offices off Waveland Ave. offers a look over the left-field wall of Wrigley Field. On Thursday afternoon, the famous ballpark sat cold, empty and under renovation in the midst of a winter that arrived far earlier than the team had hoped.
  • Morrow had elbow surgery, may miss start of '19
    The Cubs were already in the market for bullpen help this offseason. That need became even more apparent on Thursday, when it was revealed that Brandon Morrow underwent a procedure on his right elbow last month.
  • Hottovy pitching coach as Cubs finalize staff
    On Thursday, the Cubs officially announced the makeup of their staff, which was highlighted by the hiring of Tommy Hottovy as the team's new pitching coach. Anthony Iapoce was previously unveiled as the Cubs' new hitting coach earlier this offseason, marking the third different pair of pitching and hitting coaches in three years for Chicago.
  • Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade
    The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round.
  • Inbox: Do Cubs need a primary leadoff bat?
    Are the Cubs missing a prototypical leadoff man? Why did Chicago non-tender Ronald Torreyes? Beat reporter Jordan Bastian answers these questions and more in his latest Inbox.
  • These are the 10 best starting rotations
    The Nationals now have one of the best rotations in baseball, and considering the combined $525 million they're paying Patrick Corbin, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, well, they better.
  • Darvish's son shows off his swing in the cage
    Darvish's son shows off his swing in the cage
  • These are the top 50 prospects for the '19 Draft
    The crop of talent for the 2019 Draft appears to be one of the most imbalanced in recent memory. Quality position prospects abound all over the diamond, while question marks surround the best pitchers available.
  • Non-tendered infielders offer intriguing options
    Over the span of three days last week, the Cubs acquired a utility infielder, parted ways with another and then ended up with neither one in the fold. On the surface, it was a head-scratching series of transactions, but consider it a fact-gathering process for Chicago.
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