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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist: "For everyone's stress levels let's do it in 4 instead of 7 next time."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Ben Zobrist discuss their fav moments of 2016.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Fan asks Joe Maddon about using his pre game strategy for Game 7 instead of allowing the game to dictate moves: "The biggest difference was Jon Lester was available."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs coaching staff prepares to answer questions at the team convention.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer on Kyle Schwarber returning: "No one believes us but we never had a discussion about him returning."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says they'll "raise" a championship banner on opening night then do the ring ceremony before the next game.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said 4 days after the team won the World Series he had a nightmare they had lost Game 7. His wife said he had postseason traumatic stress disorder.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Day 2 of the Cubs convention has begun. The first panel features ownership. As you can imagine questions from fans are a lot less hostile than in most years.

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Wil Myers (who has reportedly agreed to an extension with the Padres) was 1 of 3 players with 25 homers and 25 steals last season. The other 2 finished 1st and 2nd in the AL MVP voting (Mike Trout and Mookie Betts).

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Rangers agreed to a 1-year deal with Tyson Ross. Ross made only one start last season due to an injury that required Thoracic Outlet surgery. In 2015, he had the third-lowest hard-hit rate in the majors (8.8%). The 2 pitchers who ranked better among ERA title qualifiers were Clayton Kershaw (8.3%) and Jake Arrieta (8.7%).

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

In exchange of 2017 salary figures, Red Sox offered $3.6 million to arbitration-eligible pitcher Drew Pomeranz, who is seeking $5.7 million. Sides have a few weeks to reach some middle ground and avoid a hearing, which would be scheduled in February.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

David Ross introduced last after Bryant and Rizzo at the Cubs convention. He comes on stage with the World Series trophy.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs fans as they hang out in a packed ballroom at the team's annual convention.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Trevor Rosenthal had easily his worst season (4.46 ERA and 1.909 WHIP) and lost the closer job, but got an $800,000 raise, to $6.4 million. Arbitration works well for players.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a packed banquet room at the Cubs convention as fans await opening ceremonies.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs newcomer Jon Jay discuss replacing Dexter Fowler in CF and playing for the Cardinals and now the Cubs.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs SS Addison Russell said he's not star struck by many people. Former running back Eddie George is one of them. George texted him after the WS but Russell said it took 4 days to text back because he wanted to craft his response. Another person Russell looks up to? President Obama. He'll see him in Monday.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs hitting coach John Mallee discussing Jason Heyward's changes to his swing. They're going back to his 2012 season in Atlanta and trying to mimic his approach. Getting him in a better "hitting position" as the ball is thrown is a goal.