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Cubs manager Joe Maddon reportedly wants to put Kyle Schwarber in the leadoff spot. There were only 2 players listed at 235 pounds who batted leadoff last season: Jason Heyward (2 games) and Yasiel Puig (1 game).

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the development of Albert Almora Jr.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo has always wanted to pitch in a game. Maybe this is the year. Watch him work at it.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch the Cubs take some swings at Sloan Park in advance of their Cactus League opener on Saturday. Rizzo and Schwarber go deep while Heyward lays one down.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the new intentional walk rule.

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20hDoug Glanville

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.

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

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Cubs fan Ricky Rainey, who has a Wrigley marquee and a Harry Caray tattoo on his head, has added Ernie Banks

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Montgomery (home) and Rob Zastryzny (road) will start for the Cubs on Saturday in their split squad games. Jake Buchanan will start on Sunday with Brett Anderson going Monday.

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Kyle Schwarber has a 1.178 postseason OPS. Only Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth (both at 1.214) have a higher postseason OPS among batters with at least 50 postseason plate appearances.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cy Young finalist Kyle Hendricks face World Series MVP Ben Zobrist in a BP session on Wednesday.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs infielders work on accuracy as they attempt to hit a bucket on throws to home plate.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs are hosting kids from Children's Advocate Health Care in Chicago. They flew in yesterday and are taking in practice.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Sounds like the guy to make the last out in Game 7 will throw the first pitch of the new (exhibition) season. Mike Montgomery is scheduled to pitch Saturday one day before the Cubs play the Indians (again).

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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.

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2dBradford Doolittle

All of the Kyle Schwarber hype comes with a catch

The Cubs could be even more potent with Schwarber, but the champs need to find a spot for him in the lineup. That could mean putting him and his surgically repaired left knee behind the plate.

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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

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Indians manager Terry Francona had high praise for Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer on Tuesday at Cactus League media day: "Theo got to do what he always wanted to do and maybe you could not do that in Boston. Where you take a step back, get a little younger...and once they did...it's hard to imagine them (Cubs) going away anytime soon."

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2dBen Fawkes

Vegas has Cubs at top in MLB with 95.5 wins

The Chicago Cubs have the highest projected regular-season win total at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook and also have the best odds to win the World Series at 7-2.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Cubs (95.5) have the highest season win total at Westgate, which just released over/unders for all 30 MLB teams.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Manfred: "A renovated Wrigley Field would be a great location for an all-star game." He would not get specific on a year.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch more of Miguel Montero discuss his dinner with Joe Maddon on Monday night.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average3.151st
Quality Starts100Tied-1st
WHIP1.111st
BAA.2121st
Runs8083rd
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3432nd
Slugging Percentage.42910th

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