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Fans returning to Sloan Park and Wrigley Field expected to have big impact on Cubs’ plans in 2021

While there has been no official word, the Cubs are expected to have fans in the stands at reduced capacity this summer.

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After years of comparisons, Kyle Hendricks and Zach Davies hope to thrive together in Cubs’ rotation

Kyle Hendricks and Zach Davies have been compared to each other for years; now they’ll get the chance to pitch on the same staff.

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Jed Hoyer glad players receptive to idea of staying with Cubs for long term

"I think that’s great that they feel that way about this place," Cubs president Jed Hoyer said Sunday. "It’d be disappointing after this much time with these players if they felt otherwise."

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This You Gotta See: Three straight games against the champs? Lots of luck, Blackhawks

March is the roughest, toughest, call-your-bluffest month on the Hawks’ schedule. It includes five games against the mighty Lightning.

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Willson Contreras unbothered by being included in Cubs’ offseason trade rumors

Contreras’ name was thrown around during the offseason as possibly being on the move.

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Outfielder Joc Pederson trying to shake platoon label in fresh start with Cubs

Pederson has a career .576 OPS against left-handed pitching, but the Cubs are going to give him a chance to play every day.

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With Cubs, White Sox back to playing games, can we try to leave the last year behind us?

The pandemic still has us in its clutches, of course. But maybe it’s better to look at these spring games and the coming season they prophesy not as a continuation of the same dark strangeness, but rather as a new chapter.

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Polling Place: After Zach LaVine, who’s the one player the Bulls can’t live without?

The people have spoken — on that, as well as on the Bulls’ and Blackhawks’ chances to make the playoffs. Also: Who wants to go to a baseball game?

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Javy Baez confident he can return to form for Cubs with difficult 2020 season in the rearview

"I got the conference that it’s gonna be great for me," shortstop Javy Baez said.

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Cubs re-sign reliever Ryan Tepera to major league deal

Tepera was 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA in 21 appearances for the Cubs last season.

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Kris Bryant pleased with team’s communication after another offseason of trade rumors

"[Jed’s] letting me know what’s going on. I can ask him what’s true, what’s not true. And the main thing I got from him is that most of it is not true," third baseman Kris Bryant said.

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Kris Bryant open to discuss contract extension with Cubs

Bryant is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2021 season.

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Cubs’ defense remains a priority after significant improvement in 2020

Manager David Ross’ mandate to improve the team’s defense paid big dividends last season.

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Nico Hoerner looking for more offense after becoming a Cubs defensive standout in 2020

Hoerner had five defensive runs saved in 2020 and is looking to have his offense match his defense.

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When it comes to leadership and charisma in Chicago sports, we’re in something of a lull

But new White Sox manager Tony La Russa figures to be a show — for better or worse.

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Cubs’ Ian Happ on Mather: ‘It’s unfortunate that is how a number of people think on the other side’

"I think that it’s a good thing that the fans can see some of the underbelly of the game and some of the issues that we have, especially leading into the end of this year and into a bargaining cycle," Cubs’ player rep Ian Happ said.

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Adbert Alzolay ready to seize his opportunity with the Cubs: ‘I know what I can do in this game’

Alzolay hasn’t pitched more than 120 innings in his professional career, but will be pitching big innings for the Cubs in 2021.

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White Sox’ Michael Kopech, Cubs’ Jake Arrieta have dream to redeem

Kopech is in a comeback season with the South Siders and Arrieta with the North Siders.

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Anthony Rizzo open to talking extension with Cubs this spring

"Like [president] Jed [Hoyer] said, spring training is the perfect time," Rizzo said.

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Anthony Rizzo on Cubs’ core: ‘We haven’t done what we were capable of doing the last few years’

The Cubs’ core of Javy Baez, Kris Bryant and Rizzo are all free agents at the end of the 2021 season and represent a big part of the team’s offense.

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Jake Arrieta’s excited to see how Cubs’ pitching lab can help him

The Cubs have built up their pitching infrastructure in the last three seasons to help them analyze, develop and improve their pitchers.

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Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel hopes to build off strong end to 2020 as spring begins

Kimbrel had a 0.00 ERA with 13 strikeouts and no walks in September last season.

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Return to the North Side was the ‘right fit’ at the right time for Jake Arrieta

"I felt comfortable and confident that we were going to get a deal done," Arrieta said on Saturday.

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Second act in a Cubs uniform isn’t a farewell tour for Jake Arrieta: ‘I have a lot in the tank’

"I think everybody at this level, regardless of where they’re at in their careers, are trying to prove something," Jake Arrieta said.

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Polling Place: Here’s what you said the Bears’ next big move at QB should be

There are veteran starters out there, a couple of well-known free agents, a bunch of intriguing possibilities in the upcoming NFL draft and … what’s his name again?

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Reversing downward trends key to getting Cubs’ offense back on track in 2021

The Cubs have struggled against velocity the last two seasons and have gotten away from grinding at-bats, which led to much of their success before that.

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How the Cubs can start to get back on their fans’ good side

A few suggestions for a franchise that seems to have gone out of the way to alienate its fan base.

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Ian Happ wins arbitration case against Cubs, will make $4.1 million in 2021

Happ will make $4.1 million in 2021. Cubs filed at $3.25 million.

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Cubs’ David Ross on Brandon Workman: ‘He’s a guy who’s gonna pitch big innings for us’

The 32-year-old right-hander went 1-4 with a 5.95 ERA in 21 games with the Red Sox and Phillies last season, but had a 1.88 ERA over 71 games in 2019.

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Cubs need pitching infrastructure to get most out of rotation

The Cubs have built their pitching infrastructure over the last three years to maximize their talent. With some projects in this year’s rotation, their system will be put to the test.

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Jim Deshaies expects smooth transition with Jon Sciambi in Cubs’ TV booth

For the first time in his 24-year broadcasting career, Deshaies will be the one welcoming a new partner when "Boog" joins him on Marquee Sports Network.

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All eyes now on Kyle Hendricks as low-maintenance ace leads Cubs’ rotation in 2021

With Jon Lester and Yu Darvish now gone, Kyle Hendricks takes his place at the top of the Cubs’ rotation as their No. 1 starter.