Cubs and White Sox assess veteran help at general managers meetings

Cubs and White Sox assess veteran help at general managers meetings

With teams starting to address their needs for next season this week at the annual general managers meetings, the Cubs will concentrate on available seasoned hitters while the rebuilding White Sox will be looking for experience and mentoring for the back end of their rotation and bullpen. An earlier-than-anticipated

Report: Brewers hire Cubs assistant Andy Haines as new hitting coach

Report: Brewers hire Cubs assistant Andy Haines as new hitting coach

A little more than a week after making sweeping changes to their coaching staff, the Milwaukee Brewers are starting to fill some of those positions. Jon Heyman reports former Chicago Cubs assistant hitting coach Andy Haines will replace Darnell Coles as Craig Counsell’s hitting coach. Haines was

4 p.m. Friday deadline on $20 million option awaits Cubs and Cole Hamels

4 p.m. Friday deadline on $20 million option awaits Cubs and Cole Hamels

The Cubs are interested in keeping left-hander Cole Hamels, but the cost appears debatable with Friday’s 4 p.m. deadline approaching. The Cubs can retain Hamels simply by picking up his $20 million option for 2019. But that could create further financial stress on their attempts to land a marquee

Baseball history unpacked, November 2

Baseball history unpacked, November 2

A wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. Today marks the anniversary of the most important game ever. Video is below. Today

Pedro Strop, Brandon Kintzler stay with Cubs

Pedro Strop, Brandon Kintzler stay with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have exercised their $6.25 million option for Pedro Strop, and fellow reliever Brandon Kintzler has picked up his $5 million player option. The 33-year-old Strop, one of the baseball’s most consistent relievers since he was acquired in a July 2013 trade with Baltimore, went 6-1

The issues, hopes, fears for 4 Cubs players on the rebound trail

The issues, hopes, fears for 4 Cubs players on the rebound trail

The Cubs could improve on their 95-win season without signing Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. How? From Kris Bryant’s left shoulder to Tyler Chatwood’s control problems, the Cubs have plenty of internal fixing before pitchers and catchers report to their spring training complex in Mesa, Ariz.,