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2016 Schedule
103-58, 1st in NL Cent
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Will Willson Contreras step up in 2017?

It'll be tough for Contreras to improve upon his per-AB numbers from last season, but the 24-year-old still projects as a well-above-average offensive catcher, Tony Blengino writes. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have claimed righty pitcher Dylan Floro from Tampa Bay. He's 26, drafted in the 13th round in 2012. He's appeared in 12 ML games, all last year, and was in their system when Maddon managed in Tampa Bay. The Cubs 40-man roster stands at 39.

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Are the Cubs MLB's best defensive team?

Chicago was the only team to finish with a positive Defensive Runs Saved total at every position last season, per ESPN Stats & Info. Is the team's 2016 prowess enough for it to earn the top spot on Buster Olney's list? Top defenses (Insider)

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Is Schwarber MLB's best left fielder?

Kyle Schwarber's remarkable comeback in the World Series was a reminder of how good of a hitter he is, Buster Olney writes. Should a healthy Schwarber be considered the game's best at his position? Top left fielders (Insider)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester clarified any confusion as to why he didn't attend the White House ceremony to celebrate the Cubs championship on Monday tweeting he had a death in the family and the funeral was on Monday. Several players missed the ceremony including Jake Arrieta who also was dealing with family issues. The Cubs also have stated no player missed the ceremony for political reasons. Lester attended after the Red Sox won the WS in 2013.

Cubs' day at the White House filled with laughs (2:30)
Joy of Chicago at the White House (6:27)

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Anthony Rizzo discuss the culmination of winning the World Series: visiting the White House.


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Watch Cubs manager Joe Maddon discuss visiting the White House on Monday.

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2dJesse Rogers

President: Among Sox fans, I'm No. 1 Cubs fan

President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided nation.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Presidents lifetime pass to Wrigley Field given to him by the team.

President Obama jokes he wasn't crazy enough to predict Cubs' win (1:59)

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Obama praising Theo for his accomplishments : "I've talked to him about being DNC chair."


Sosa, Smith get little support on ESPN ballots

ESPN's 17 Hall of Fame voters cast their ballots. Lee Smith (35.3 percent) and Sammy Sosa (17.6 percent) both received votes, but their totals fall far short of the 75 percent threshold for entry. ESPN's HOF ballot

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs and Barack Obama

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Hall of Fame Cubs Ryne Sandberg, Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins.

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Cubs ownership, Tom and Laura Ricketts.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Awaiting the Cubs and President Obama

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Jimmy Buffett is attending the Cubs ceremony at the White House.

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Walking the grounds at the White House in advance of the ceremony to celebrate the Cubs championship.

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The Cubs are getting ready to be honored by the President for their World Series victory last season.

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2dBuster Olney

Top teams: Can anyone stop the Cubs?

The Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years and have the foundation for a dynasty, but will another team step up to the plate to challenge them?

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3dJesse Rogers

Cubs: White House visit holds added significance

For the Cubs, Monday's visit to the White House comes at an opportune time -- during the last week of Chicago native Barack Obama's administration and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.151st
Quality Starts100Tied-1st
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3432nd
Slugging Percentage.42910th

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