The top free agent on the market this winter is expected to command a contract worth more than $300 million.
The Cubs’ new pitching coach plans to visit each of the pitchers on the staff before spring training.
Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde has been hired as Orioles manager, opening a spot on the staff the Cubs might offer to their former clubhouse leader.
“Let’s just win the World Series and see how that all plays out,” the Cubs’ manager said of his contract status beyond 2019 depending on results.
The NL Central is the only division in baseball without a team tanking, giving the Cubs their toughest challenge since their 2015 breakthrough.
The former Cubs star this week became only the sixth relief pitcher elected to the Hall of Fame.
Just 14 months after the worst one-day mass shooting in U.S. history, baseball’s winter meetings are at the same Mandalay Bay hotel the shooter used.
Missing the cut in voting by the 16-member panel was former Cubs manager Lou Piniella.
Theo Epstein talks about “limitations” and being “creative” as the Cubs appear to focus more internally for their big splash heading into 2019.
Among Tommy Hottovy’s first tasks: Piecing together the ninth inning in April as Morrow returns from last month’s “clean-out” procedure.
Friday’s controversial decision “does not represent the finish line nor rubber-stamp his future as a Cub,” team president Theo Epstein said.
Low-level trade with Yankees for the backup infielder gives the Cubs a versatile bench player with minor-league options remaining.
Hickey leaves after just one season with the Cubs.
The Cubs are expected to open a fifth straight season without a homegrown pitcher on the roster.