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95-68, 2nd in NL Cent

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs made several moves in advance of the Rule 5 draft deadline to protect players. They acquired righty Rowan Wick from San Diego for infielder Jason Vosler, claimed lefty Ian Clarkin off waivers from the White Sox and purchased the contract of lefty Justin Steele from Double-A. All 3 are now on the 40 man roster. Meanwhile, INF Jack Reinheimer was claimed by Texas. The Cubs 40 man roster is now at 39.

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10hJesse Rogers

Cubs pitching coach Hickey resigns after 1 year

Jim Hickey has resigned from the Cubs, leaving the organization looking for a new pitching coach and a new hitting coach for the second year in a row.

6d

BBTN: Harper's Future, Awards, Cubs' Stunner?

Buster & Bob Nightengale discuss MLB awards season, Bryce Harper's future, their expectations for the hot stove and much more (4:32). Plus, some Inside Heat on the Red Sox from Alex Spier (23:26), on the Cubs from Jesse Rogers (33:16), and an interview with NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom (42:38).

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9dKeith Law

Law: Offseason trade market overview

For teams looking to make a high-impact addition, a winter swap could land some MVP-caliber performers.

Olney: Cubs 'more open to talks' for Bryant (1:02)
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12dBuster Olney

Sources: Cubs open to moving 3B Bryant in trade

As part of their early offseason discussions, the Cubs have indicated to other teams they are willing to discuss trade proposals for almost all of the players on their roster, including 3B Kris Bryant, according to sources.

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12d

25 players eligible for MLB arbitration as super 2s

Cincinnati outfielder Scott Schebler and Texas pitcher Matt Bush just missed the cutoff for salary arbitration eligibility, while Chicago Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. and Toronto pitcher Joe Biagini earned the final spots.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Agent Scott Boras was asked if Addison Russell's acceptance of a suspension as part of MLB's domestic violence policy is now an admission of guilt after denying he did anything wrong previously. He began to answer it then pivoted a little: "Anytime you accept a course of action where there is a direction given...The idea that we look at is that Addison is getting therapy...Anytime we try to improve people and have a system that does that and brings attention to things that in society that make us better on and off the field, I think that's a very positive step."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer answer whether he'll be talking more to other GM's or agents this week.

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15dJesse Rogers

Cubs, Maddon won't talk extension in offseason

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been informed by the team that it won't be discussing a contract extension with him before next season, the fifth and final one of his current deal.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

2018 MVP finalists — NL: Colorado's Nolan Arenado, Chicago's Javy Baez and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich. AL: Boston's Mookie Betts, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez. J.D. Martinez and Alex Bregman highlight the notable omissions in a very deep American League field.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Anthony Rizzo was the Cubs lone gold glove winner as he tied for the award with Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves while Javy Baez and Jason Heyward lost out at 2B and RF, respectively. Rizzo won his 2nd gold glove of his career but Baez was denied his first. Heyward already owns 5 gold gloves.

19d

Cubs Pitcher Cole Hamels

Cubs Pitcher Cole Hamels joins Waddle and Silvy. He discusses the Cubs picking up his option, the possibility of a long-term deal, and clarifies his Cubs/Brewers comments.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

More Cubs news today: Bench coach Brandon Hyde will return to the team in the same role after being a finalist for several managerial openings this off season, per a source.

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19d

Cubs keeping Hamels, trade Smyly to Rangers

The Cubs have picked up the option on left-hander Cole Hamels' contract for the 2019 season and traded left-handed reliever Drew Smyly to the Rangers.

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20d

Cubs pick up options on Strop and Kintzler

The Cubs exercised their $6.25 million option for Pedro Strop on Thursday, and fellow reliever Brandon Kintzler picked up his $5 million player option.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cubs have exercised the team option on Pedro Strop for next season. He'll make $6.25 million after performing admirably in place of closer Brandon Morrow after his mid-season injury. Strop has been with the Cubs since 2013 when he was acquired, along with Jake Arrieta, in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7619th
Batting Average.2584th
On Base Percentage.3334th
Slugging Percentage.41013th
Earned Run Average3.653rd
Quality Starts82Tied-15th
WHIP1.3118th
BAA.24010th