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Jeimer Candelario's promotion to the big leagues last July only lasted a few days, but it was enough to give the Cubs prospect a taste of what it's like, and show him what he needs to do.
The baseball world mourned the unexpected deaths of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and third baseman Andy Marte on Sunday. Ventura, 25, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Marte, 33, also died in a separate car crash Sunday in the Dominican Republic.
For Terry Francona and Theo Epstein, Thursday was a night of recognition and reminiscing, but also a happy homecoming. They were at the Boston Baseball Writers Awards Dinner on behalf of the Indians and Cubs, the two teams who staged an epic World Series less than three months ago.
Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Prairie Home Companion releases 'We, Joe Maddon'
Cubs fans with CSN Chicago subscriptions will be able to watch games live via CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports app beginning with the 2017 season.
Whether Lee Smith will get into the Hall of Fame is now in the hands of the Eras Committee. The former Cubs reliever received 151 votes (34.2 percent) in the last year he was eligible for Cooperstown in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Sammy Sosa received enough votes to stay on the Hall of Fame ballot but was far short of the 75 percent needed to be elected into Cooperstown.
The Cubs' celebration of their 2016 World Series title continued Monday afternoon at the White House, where they were honored in the East Room by President Barack Obama for their drought-breaking championship.
The Cubs added another reliever to the mix, claiming right-hander Dylan Floro off waivers from the Rays on Tuesday. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster now is at 39.
Dexter Fowler, Aroldis Chapman, Chris Coghlan and Trevor Cahill are no longer on the Cubs' roster, but they contributed to the team's successful 2016 season and World Series championship, and they attended Monday's ceremony at the White House with President Barack Obama.
Tom Ricketts couldn't help himself. In his comments welcoming fans to the Cubs Convention, Ricketts made it clear just how things have changed for his franchise. "We're looking forward to 2017," Ricketts said. "I think that anyone who knows Cubs history knows that when the Cubs win a World Series, they always win again the next year."
Thomas Hatch, who was the Cubs' first selection in last June's Draft, didn't pitch in a Minor League game for the team after he was picked, but he did get exposed to life in the big leagues and the postseason.
Who do the Cubs have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Chicago's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Hall of Famer Billy Williams was to attend a breakfast on Monday to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday and listen to Ernest Gibson, who was to talk about his experiences with the civil rights movement. But Williams had to cancel. He'll join the Cubs at the White House on Monday instead to celebrate the team's historic World Series championship.
Kids ask the darnedest things, like what's your favorite superhero, or whether you have superstitions, or how it feels to be World Series champions.
Game 7 of the World Series was more than two months ago, but Cubs fans discovered on Saturday they weren't the only ones who were nervous as it unfolded at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
When the 2015 World Series champion Royals went to the White House last July at the invitation of President Barack Obama, Ben Zobrist wasn't able to go because he was busy with his new team, the Cubs. On Monday, Zobrist will get his chance.
Cubs Convention features game of 'Jeopardy!'
The Cubs are going to the White House on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the 2016 World Series championship, and everyone on the travel party is eagerly looking forward to the trip.
Print-at-home tickets will become a thing of the past beginning in 2017 as the Cubs move to the MLB.com Ballpark app in hopes of eliminating fraudulent tickets altogether.
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Addison Russell is a private man in a public game. He handles attention; he doesn't seek it. While Russell thrives in the spotlight, he's a self-proclaimed "hometown guy" who is most at peace when he's in Pensacola, Fla., in the nest he's built for himself and his growing family.
The buzz at the Cubs Convention on Friday seemed louder and livelier than in years past, as fans were eager to celebrate the World Series championship, the first for the franchise in 108 years.
The bender that Theo Epstein and the rest of the Cubs organization and fans went on following the 2016 World Series championship hasn't stopped, and it continued on Friday night on the first day of Cubs Convention.
While the Cubs celebrate their World Series championship on Friday at their annual winter fan fest, the team reportedly reached contract agreements with three of their four arbitration-eligible players: Jake Arrieta, Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm. Pedro Strop is also eligible for arbitration.
David Ross will serve as a special assistant to baseball operations.
Rizzo, Schwarber sing 'Lean on Me' at charity event
Kris Bryant is still smiling, and why not? His team just won the World Series. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. And, on top of all that, he married his longtime sweetheart last weekend.
Jason Heyward is thinking, and hoping to hit, like it's 2012. The outfielder has become a gym rat at the Cubs' complex in Mesa, Ariz., this offseason, reworking his swing after a disappointing first year in Chicago in which he batted .230 with seven homers and 49 RBIs.
Two years ago, Anthony Rizzo predicted the Cubs would win the National League Central. In 2015, they won the NL Wild Card Game and reached the NL Championship Series, but they topped that in 2016 by winning the World Series, which ended the franchise's 108-year drought. So, did Rizzo have a new prediction to make on Thursday?
Opening Day is not until April 2, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon followed his pregame routine on Wednesday and emailed what he called a "faux lineup" to first-base coach Brandon Hyde. It's a good indicator of what Cubs fans may see when the team opens the 2017 season against the Cardinals.
Cubs play-by-play broadcaster Len Kasper and television analyst Jim Deshaies each received three-year contract extensions, the team announced Tuesday. The 2017 season will be their fifth year together.
Despite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
The Cubs' rotation was a strength in 2016, compiling the best ERA in the Major Leagues. Heading into this season, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta, John Lackey and Mike Montgomery are projected as the starting five. But what if the Cubs brought Travis Wood back as insurance?