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Gordon Wittenmyer covers the Chicago Cubs for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo is all business

"I’ve seen a lot," Rizzo said. "I’ve seen this whole operation grow. And it’s like family."

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Coronavirus impacts sports like Spanish flu, 9/11 attacks, world wars did not

"It’s hard to even fast-forward to next week and understand where our country’s going to be at that point," said Cubs coach Mike Borzello, who was in New York on 9/11.

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Brandon Morrow expects baseball in 2020 — and expects to use delay to Cubs’ benefit

If conditions become safe enough to start an abbreviated season at some point, teams with injury cases and depth issues could be among the bigger beneficiaries.

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‘This is a wakeup call,’ Cubs infielder David Bote says of pandemic as he cares for family, stays ‘ready’

Will there even be a season? "I’ve explained it as a bad rain delay," Bote said, describing bad-weather days that look impossible for baseball despite continual delays into the wee hours. "Now it’s 1 in the morning, now it’s 2 in the morning, and, ‘Oh, this game’s not going to get played. Go home.’ "

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Decreasing number of Cubs remain in Mesa to stay ready for season they hope will be played

"I think there’ll be a season," Anthony Rizzo said. "Hopefully. If there’s not, then obviously our world’s not in a good spot. This is bigger than baseball."

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Midsummer passing? As MLB further delays openers, Cubs’ UK series, All-Star Game in doubt

Anticipated transaction and roster freezes might also put a potential contract extension for Cubs shortstop Javy Baez on hold.

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How COVID-19 shutdown of baseball impacts Cubs players, staff, injuries, season timeline

The chances of playing a 162-game schedule are slim to none, and the national state of emergency could impact major-league player contracts.

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Three-batter-minimum requirement for pitchers goes into effect Thursday

First-year Cubs manager David Ross has talked with bench coach Andy Green about how to best operate under the new rule.

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Cubs fall to Reds, Diamondbacks in spring action

Hometown favorite Kris Bryant drove in a run against the Reds with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then doubled to left for another RBI in the third before leaving the game.

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Manager David Ross deciding how to best use fifth-starter options Tyler Chatwood, Alec Mills

Chatwood is the clear favorite, but top challenger Mills has had an impressive spring and is all but assured of a spot on the opening roster either way.