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MLB, players’ union labor talks make slow progress

Given the sides didn’t even speak about central economic issues for six weeks before talks resumed Jan. 13, incremental progress over two days was positive as the bickering sides try to end baseball’s ninth work stoppage and first since 1995.

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Cubs make front-office moves

The team promotes executives to new scouting and player-personnel roles.

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MLB, MLBPA resume labor negotiations

Locked-out players withdrew their proposal for more liberalized free agency and lowered their proposed decrease in revenue sharing Monday.

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Cubs will be looking for some relief

The North Siders likely will target veteran pitchers in free agency after the lockout to fill out their young bullpen.

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This week’s baseball quiz is uniformly brilliant

You remember the names of baseball’s stars, but can you remember their numbers?

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Robot umpires? Let’s leave baseball to real, live human beings

Major League Baseball is moving to an automated strike zone at Triple-A this season. Not good.

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Pat Brickhouse, who fought to preserve legacy of her husband, legendary Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse, dies

"She just adored Jack and loved their connection to the Cubs and was very protective of his legacy," recalled former Sun-Times columnist Bill Zwecker.

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Remembering Les Grobstein — and the Lee Elia rant

The radio icon’s death brings back memories of the former Cubs manager’s tirade in 1983 and a column-that-wasn’t two decades later.

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After lockout, look out for Cubs

When the market is reactivated, expect the team to make an upgrade at shortstop and add veterans to the bullpen.

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Baseball quiz: 75 and counting

With that many days left till baseball openers, here’s something to keep your head in the game.

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Whether it’s the NFL MVP award or the Baseball Hall of Fame, judgment always creeps in

It shouldn’t matter if a candidate is a jerk, but try telling that to voters’ human nature.

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Former Cubs pitcher Jon Lester announces his retirement

"It’s kind of run its course," Lester told ESPN. "It’s getting harder for me physically."

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Baseball quiz: How are you managing?

Here’s a new year’s resolution for you: Manage to do better on our quizzes, starting with this one about managers.

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Oddsmakers favor White Sox to win AL Central

The Cubs are expected to finish fourth in the NL Central.

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Here’s your year in preview, Chicago sports fans (please, no thanks necessary)

If having 2022 vision is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

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Enjoy some old baseball trivia for the new year

We can’t think of a better way to look forward to 2022 than to look back at some milestones of baseball seasons past.

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For a time, Christmas was in Chicago in the summer

Put this quiz under your tree as a gift of baseball knowledge.

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Minnie Minoso, Buck O’Neil elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

"Mr. White Sox" led the way in voting from the Golden Days Era committee. Negro Leaguer and former Cubs coach Buck O’Neil also is elected to the Hall.

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Jed at the buzzer: Hoyer, Cubs make big free-agent splash ahead of MLB lockout

Before the collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday, the Cubs made a flurry of moves, including signing right-hander Marcus Stroman to a three-year deal.

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Cubs make big splash with signing of Marcus Stroman

Stroman was 10-13 with a 3.02 ERA and had a 50.8% ground-ball rate in 33 starts.

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Curses! We’re all foiled again as baseball nears the glitching hour

Unless MLB and the players’ union do something about an expiring collective bargaining agreement by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, it’s lockout time.

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Sources: Cubs sign catcher Yan Gomes to two-year deal, also add OF Clint Frazier

Gomes hit .252/.301/.421 with 14 homers and 52 RBI last season with the Nationals and A’s.

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Three realistic free-agent targets for the Cubs

Outfielder Michael Conforto is a coveted free agent, but is he a piece the Cubs could build with?

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Cubs get outfielder Harold Ramirez from Guardians for cash

Ramirez batted .268 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 99 games for Cleveland last season.

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Cubs looking to get creative with innings and pitcher development

The Cubs are going try to find different ways to get 27 outs over 162 games.

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Cubs hire Daniel Moskos to be assistant pitching coach

Moskos, 35, was the pitching coach for the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate.

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With CBA fight looming, Cubs leave GM meetings with updated to-do list

MLB and MLBPA’s collective-bargaining agreement is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1.

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Cubs moving forward with new front office finally in place

"I want to create a culture of winning and inclusion. I also want us to be excellent decision-makers and excellent player-developers," Jed Hoyer said Wednesday.

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Cubs still looking for more pitching after addition of Wade Miley

Team president Jed Hoyer said Tuesday that the Cubs would like to add different looks to their pitching staff, including power arms.

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Cubs ready to embark on new course

As the GM meetings begin, the team will be looking to address issues in its rotation and lineup.

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Will Cubs’ rebuild timeline prevent splashy move for elite shortstop?

The Cubs have a decision to make with several elite shortstops on the free-agent market.

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Cubs claim Wade Miley off waivers from Reds

Miley was 12-7 with a 3.37 ERA in 28 games last season.