From telling team numbers to surprising player stats, we find what you might have missed about your favorite squad.
Les Grobstein, a longtime Chicago sports radio reporter and talk show host who recorded Lee Elia's famous profanity-laced postgame rant about Cubs fans, has died.
MLB's first labor proposal since locking out players Dec. 2 did little to encourage players and heightened the likelihood of spring training being postponed, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
Left-handed pitcher Jon Lester has retired from baseball with 200 wins and World Series rings with the Red Sox and Cubs.
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This year's historic crop of free-agent shortstops is down to a pair. Is either likely to land on your favorite team?
Carlos Correa is the No. 1 player in our free-agent rankings and a once-in-a-generation talent. Here's why you shouldn't want your favorite team to break the bank to sign him.
With the hot stove on hold, we take a look at whose 2022 pennant hopes have risen -- and fallen -- the most so far this winter.
With the lockout looming, teams were looking to lock down big-name free agents. On Nov. 28 and 29, they did so in dramatic -- and expensive -- fashion.
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MLB's winter mtgs in Orlando are a lockout casualty, but not the HoF's Sun., 12/5 "Early Baseball" (pre-1950) & "Golden Days" (1950-69) Era committees' voting/tally there, per a Hall spokesman Thu. EB ballot: Bill Dahlen/John Donaldson/Bud Fowler/Vic Harris/Grant "Home Run" Johnson/Lefty O'Doul/Buck O'Neil/Dick "Cannonball" Redding/Allie Reynolds/Geo. Scales. GD ballot: Dick Allen/Ken Boyer/Gil Hodges/Jim Kaat/Roger Maris/Minnie Miñoso/Danny Murtaugh/Tony Oliva/Billy Pierce/Maury Wills.
Players have started to change their profile pictures on Twitter to generic player silhouettes in response to MLB's decision to wipe their photos off league websites.
Cubs president Jed Hoyer has promised fans that the team will rebuild quickly this time. If that's the case, signing Marcus Stroman was a good place to start.
Free-agent pitcher Marcus Stroman reached a three-year deal with the Cubs that sources said is for $71 million and includes an opt-out after the second season.
The Cubs and catcher Yan Gomes have agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. The team and Clint Frazier also have agreed to a deal, per ESPN's Jesse Rogers.
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Doug Jones, a five-time All-Star reliever who had 303 saves in his career, has died at age 64.
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Greg Brown has been hired as the Chicago Cubs' hitting coach, replacing Anthony Iapoce, who departed after the Cubs hit .237 this year and finished with a 71-91 record.
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The Chicago Cubs picked up left-hander Wade Miley off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, the team announced.
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The "Early Baseball Era" ballot (careers primarily pre-1950) announced Fri. by the HoF - committee voting Dec. 5 in Orlando/results announcement that night - includes 7 Negro Leagues/pre-Negro Leagues legends & 3 MLB stars: Bill Dahlen (MLB), John Donaldson, Bud Fowler, Vic Harris, Grant "Home Run" Johnson, Lefty O'Doul (MLB), Buck O'Neil, Dick "Cannonball" Redding, Allie Reynolds (MLB) and George Scales. All 10 are deceased.
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