CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs signed lefty Drew Smyly to a 2 year deal. He had Tommy John surgery last summer and will rehab for most of 2018. Brandon Morrow's deal is official as well. Two years plus a club/vesting option for 2020.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says new ideas have popped up recently as some teams have changed directions. He wouldn't get into specifics: "There's some things that have changed with teams since we were here (GM Meetings) last time. Circumstances have changed or ideas have changed...There are teams shifting what they want to do."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer talk winter meetings timeline and how Chicago sells itself to free agents.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer give an update on the winter meetings Tuesday afternoon.

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DeBrincat shares Blackhawks superlatives with Kaplan

Blackhawks rookie RW Alex DeBrincat joins Emily Kaplan to discuss how he overcomes being undersized, his preferred coaching style, trash talk in the NHL and the biggest splurge he's made since being drafted. Plus, superlatives on his Chicago teammates!

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer thinks they'll add at least one more pitcher before the end of the winter meetings.

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Arrieta looking for big contract (0:58)
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Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

White Sox manager Rick Renteria was asked whether he expects to have Jose Abreu on his roster. As you'd expect, he deftly sidestepping the inquiry, "Right now, Jose Abreu is a White Sox. He's our first baseman."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss how he would have used Shoehei Ohtani if he had signed with the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the idea of the Cubs entering the World Series or bust mode as an organization.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon, on working for a big market team that will spend: "When you ask Santa for something, there's a good chance it's going to show up. In the past you just didn't know."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss Kyle Schwarber and the lead off role on the Cubs.

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Prospect progress report: Central Division

For as much talent as there is on their NHL rosters, the Central's top teams also boast some of the deeper prospect pipelines. Having a surplus of young talent is going to give some of those top teams trade flexibility if they want to load up this spring.

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All in the past: Mirotic, Portis lead Bulls to win

In Nikola Mirotic's first start since his return last Friday, Mirotic and Bobby Portis -- high-fiving each other throughout the game -- combined for 47 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bulls over the Celtics.

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Monday marked the first time that Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis were the top 2 scorers in a game for the Bulls. (Via Elias Sports Bureau)

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The Bulls defeated the Celtics, 108-85 tonight. Via Elias Sports Bureau: This is the first time in NBA history that a team that entered with a winning percentage of .200 or less won by at least 20 points against a team with a winning percentage of .800 or better (minimum 25 games into the season).

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Rockets are 21-4 this season, last time the Rockets won more games in the team's first 25 games of a season was 1993-94 (22 wins). That was also the season of the Rockets' first NBA Championship (they won back to back in 1993-94 and 1994-95).

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Without Irving, Celtics errors open path for Bulls upset (1:27)