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Keith Law ranks Chicago Cubs farm system #1 in baseball

ESPN's Keith Law has released his annual MLB farm system rankings for all 30 MLB teams and there's a familiar face at the top. Law ranks the Cubs system #1 in baseball led by star prospects Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber. It's not really a surprise the Cubs have the #1 system, especially after acquiring shortstop prospect Russell last season from Oakland. Chicago has already se ...

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Recapping the 2015 Chicago Cubs Convention

Ah, what a weekend. The Chicago Cubs hosted their 30th annual Cubs Convention this weekend and something was just different about it. The atmosphere was unlike any other convention since 2008 or 2009 and that's a good thing. It means excitements in the air and the fans are ready to hear "Play Ball" on April 5th. I attended the Cubs Convention this year to get some more insight on the team, front office and ...

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Chicago Cubs acquire outfielder Dexter Fowler

https://twitter.com/MLBBruceLevine/status/557201003876216833 The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros according to a report by Bruce Levine. The speculation of Fowler to the Cubs began last week and now the Cubs look like they may have their guy. In return, the Cubs will give up infielder Luis Valbuena and  minor league pitcher Dan Straily.  The Cubs acqui ...

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Chicago Cubs celebrate 30 years of the Cubs Convention

It's here Cubs fans, it's finally here. The 2015 Cubs Convention kicks-off tonight at the Sheraton in Chicago and will begin with the annual Opening Ceremony. But this year's Convention will be filled with excitement due to the Cubs highly-touted prospects and new free agent signings. https://twitter.com/aimee0626/status/555581190246522881 Here's the schedule: Friday, January 16th 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Open ...

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Anthony Rizzo guarantees the Cubs win the NL Central this year

https://twitter.com/Schumouse/status/555823238635208704 Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo just made the prediction of the year so far. Rizzo spoke with the media at Jacob Elementary School as part of a stop on the Cubs Caravan Thursday, and he had some big words. Rizzo guaranteed the Cubs would make the playoffs this season as NL Central Champions. "We're going to win the N.L.. Central and you can qu ...

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Report: Chicago Cubs sign David Ross

Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Chicago Cubs will sign catcher David Ross to a 2-year, $5 million deal. The former Red Sox catcher was mulling a decision to return to the team or join a new team. Earlier reports suggested that Ross could sign with the Padres, who just acquired Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves. The 37-year-old catcher hit just .184 for the Red Sox last year in 171 plate ap ...

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New Cubs pithcer Jon Lester appears on Sports Illustrated

Jon Lester is already a star in Chicago. Just a week after it was announced the Cubs and the free agent pitcher agreed to a six-year deal worth $155 million, the hype surrounding the team has skyrocketed. Now Lester is set to appear on the new issue of Sports Illustrated dawning a Cubs hat as he stares into your eyes. The cover reads "The Lester Factor" and details how the Cubs odds to win the World Series ...

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Chicago Cubs sign Jon Lester

The Jon Lester watch is over and the Chicago Cubs have their man. Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal has reported that Jon Lester has agreed to a 6-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs. Lester was mulling between the Cubs, Red Sox and Giants for days. On Tuesday, it was reported that the Giants were out, leaving just the Cubs and Red Sox hoping to sign the star pitchers. In the end, it was the Cubs getting their ...

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Cubs, Diamondbacks finalizing deal for Miguel Montero

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks, with some sources saying the deal is "all but done." Diamondbacks beat reporter Nick Piecoro reports that the Cubs will give up tow lower level pitching prospects for the catcher. One of those prospects is Jefferson Mejia.  The 20-year-old pitcher hasn't made it out of rookie ball yet but has a lot of upside. https ...

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Report: Jon Lester to choose between Cubs and Giants

Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Jon Lester sweepstakes could be coming to an end soon. Rosenthal tweeted out that Lester will choose between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, barring a late change. ESPN also reported that a decision by Lester is expected by Tuesday. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/542070354068258816 ...

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