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Eddie Butler takes aim at place in Cubs’ rotation plans
March 17th, 2017 at 10:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** MESA, Ariz. - Eddie Butler walked into the hallway off the Cubs' clubhouse Friday morning to check the bulletin board, just as Jake Arrieta walked in from the other direction. "Nice job," Arrieta said of Butler's start the day before, patting the promising young right-hander on the shoulder as he walked...

Long-term risk? Jake Arrieta sees long-term reward in his regimen
March 17th, 2017 at 7:43 PM
***PHOTO1*** MESA, Ariz. - Forget agent Scott Boras' comparisons to megabucks pitcher Max Scherzer when making the case for client Jake Arrieta's value and bullish actuarial estimates. As far as Arrieta is concerned, nobody needs to look any farther than a few lockers away in the Cubs' clubhouse for a good...

Cubs go Schwarbombing to beat White Sox in crosstown spring fling
March 17th, 2017 at 6:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** GLENDALE, Ariz. - Leadoff man Kyle Schwarber's three-run homer in the third gave the Cubs the lead, and left-hander Rob Zastryzny took over at that point with three innings of scoreless relief as the Cubs beat the White Sox 7-3 at Camelback Ranch in the second meeting between the crosstown rivals...

Cubs title a big factor in record $200M police and fire OT bill
March 17th, 2017 at 6:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the Cubs made history last fall, the city of Chicago paid overtime â?? lots of it. The city spent more than $18.8 million on overtime for public safety, traffic management and street cleanup during the Cubs' march to their first World Series title in 108 years, according to records released Friday by...

Schwarber’s homer, 4 RBI power Cubs past White Sox
March 17th, 2017 at 5:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** GLENDALE, Ariz. â?? Cubs leadoff man Kyle Schwarber belted a three-run homer in the third inning and added an RBI single in a three-run sixth in the Cubs' 7-3 victory over the White Sox Friday at Camelback Ranch. The towering shot not far from the right-field foul pole was the left-handed...