Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws during the first inning of a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday in Mesa, Ariz.
Grounds crew members prepare the infield before the Arizona Diamondbacks play the Cubs in a spring training baseball game on Thursday in Mesa, Ariz. It was the Cubs' first Cactus League game in their new spring training facility.
MESA, Ariz. | Jeff Samardzija pitched two shutout innings before an overflow crowd in the Cubs' opener at their new stadium, a 5-2 loss to an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad on Thursday.
Travis Wood was the Cubs' best starting pitcher in a 2013 season in which he went 9-12 with an ERA of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.145 in 200 innings pitched.
MESA, Ariz. | The question of what went wrong was a familiar one for the Cubs last season.
PORTAGE | Registration is underway for the Little Sluggers beginner skills camp.
What if Mike Hepp had coached at Andrean? Or Lake Central? Or Crown Point? Would the records or scoreboards changed much at those tradition-rich football schools?
MESA, Ariz. | Edwin Jackson's first year with the Chicago Cubs was a dud.
GLENDALE, Ariz. | John Danks is feeling rather carefree these days.
Former Major League Baseball manager Jerry Manuel talks with young ballplayers at the Jerry Manuel Foundation charter school in Elverta, Calif. Manuel, 60, the former manager of the New York Mets and White Sox, draws middle-school students and ninth-graders from across the Sacramento area to…
MESA, Ariz. | The Chicago Cubs are ready to take to the baseball diamond of their new springtime home.
Ebony Stallworth is throwing out all the records.
CHICAGO | Mention Indiana University product Micah Johnson to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, and he goes into enthusiastic detail about Johnson’s legs, bat and overall athleticism.
The White Sox's Jose Abreu, front, leaves the stage after the opening ceremony of the baseball team's SoxFest annual fan convention Friday.
CHICAGO | White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and manager Robin Ventura likely knew what was in store Saturday during a question-and-answer session at SoxFest, the team's annual fan convention — testy questions from fans.
While the snow piles up around us, here’s a happy thought to sustain you: spring training is just more than a month away at the professional level.
CHICAGO | Chairman Tom Ricketts insisted there will be a day when results replace promises and headlines focus on victories for the Cubs.
CHICAGO | Pay him or trade him.
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PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.
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