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In defense of Sammy Sosa

His fans see a Hall of Fame career. His critics see PED allegations. Sammy Sosa's story is bigger than that, and he doesn't deserve to be erased from Cubs history.

Cubs' WS win once in a lifetime moment (2:56)

BBTN: Contentious relationship developing?

Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the contentious relationship brewing between Rob Manfred and the MLBPA, Matt Wieters' deal in Washington and more. Plus, a conversation with Orioles closer Zach Britton, Maria Torres of the KC Star and the Marlins' reaction to Jose Fernandez's toxicology report.

Cubs coach arrives to workout in Ferrari (0:25)
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The bar has been set

Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the following are the eight highest 2017 over-under win totals across all MLB teams. Story


Series repeat rare feat in Senior Circuit

It has happened 17 times in the American League, four times since the most recent occurrence in the NL: 1977-78 Yankees, 1992-93 Blue Jays, 1998-99-2000 Yankees.

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Jake Arrieta's impressive 2016 average

The Cubs starter had far and away the best batting average among MLB pitchers last year at .262.

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Cubs favored to win back-to-back titles

It took the Chicago Cubs 108 years to break their World Series title drought, but Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook gives them the highest odds to be repeat champions this year.

Arrieta shows off at batting practice (1:16)
Arrieta always looking to improve hitting (1:37)
Taking a bike ride with Joe Maddon (3:09)
Pressure is still on the Cubs (1:18)
Bryant's offseason was one for the books (1:59)
Cubs enlisting fans to hand out WS rings (4:47)