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Chicago Tribune
Cubs say keeping core of young position players intact 'a big part of our identity'however, nearly was dwarfed by the need to cover the free-agent departures of s
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 hours ago
however, nearly was dwarfed by the need to cover the free-agent departures of starting pitchers Jake Arrieta and John Lackey and closer Wade Davis. But the Cubs discovered the asking price for some of their players, such as Baez and Happ,... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Cubs notes: Joe Maddon sees Justin Wilson as bullpen linchpinY. Huh) MESA, Ariz. – During the previous two seasons, Cubs manager Joe Maddon
Daily Chronicle / Posted 19 hours ago
Y. Huh) MESA, Ariz. – During the previous two seasons, Cubs manager Joe Maddon often would refer to veteran pitcher John Lackey as the “linchpin” of the starting rotation.� Lackey wasn’t the ace, but Maddon looked at him as a force... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Chicago Cubs notes: Joe Maddon sees Justin Wilson as bullpen linchpinY. Huh) MESA, Ariz. – During the previous two seasons, Cubs manager Joe Maddon
Northwest Herald / Posted yesterday
Y. Huh) MESA, Ariz. – During the previous two seasons, Cubs manager Joe Maddon often would refer to veteran pitcher John Lackey as the “linchpin” of the starting rotation. Lackey wasn’t the ace, but Maddon looked at him as a force... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Tyler Chatwood hardly a fifth wheel for the Cubswho won’t necessarily make people forget Jake Arrieta — not with a similar type
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
who won’t necessarily make people forget Jake Arrieta — not with a similar type of beard — but represents an upgrade from John Lackey. As free agency unfolded, the chance to compete for a World Series in the same summer he and his wife, Veronica,... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Keidel: Are The Cubs World Series Favorites In 2018?before falling to the pennant-winning Dodgers in the NLCS. They replaced Arriet
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 3 days ago
before falling to the pennant-winning Dodgers in the NLCS. They replaced Arrieta with Darvish, so the only starter lost is John Lackey, who wasn’t going to lead any staff to a World Series. A rotation with Darvish, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose... Read more
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CBS Denver
Are The Cubs World Series Favorites In 2018?before falling to the pennant-winning Dodgers in the NLCS. They replaced Arriet
CBS Denver / Posted 3 days ago
before falling to the pennant-winning Dodgers in the NLCS. They replaced Arrieta with Darvish, so the only starter lost is John Lackey, who wasn’t going to lead any staff to a World Series. A rotation with Darvish, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Are The Cubs World Series Favorites In 2018?before falling to the pennant-winning Dodgers in the NLCS. They replaced Arriet
CBS Baltimore / Posted 3 days ago
before falling to the pennant-winning Dodgers in the NLCS. They replaced Arrieta with Darvish, so the only starter lost is John Lackey, who wasn’t going to lead any staff to a World Series. A rotation with Darvish, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Tom Ricketts sets World Series-or-bust tone for Cubs, and everybody's inDarvish, the Cubs earlier upgraded the No. 5 spot in their rotation by signing
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Darvish, the Cubs earlier upgraded the No. 5 spot in their rotation by signing free agent Tyler Chatwood, who replaces John Lackey, to a three-year, $39 million deal. They also bought two new arms to bolster the back end of the bullpen: Brandon... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cubs counting on veteran Jon Lester to return to ace-like formconference Friday, Lester touched on several topics. As usual, he didn’t hold b
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
conference Friday, Lester touched on several topics. As usual, he didn’t hold back — on anything. He said playing without John Lackey as a teammate was “a little weird” and that no one on the staff has “that edge” Lackey exhibited. Quintana and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
If only Joe Maddon's artistic contribution wasn't a paint-numbers bullpen approach in the playoffsagain if Maddon could more handle his relievers more, um, artfully instead of l
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
again if Maddon could more handle his relievers more, um, artfully instead of leaving Wade Davis in the bullpen and letting John Lackey face the Dodgers’ best hitter in the ninth inning of a tied playoff game to create the Cubs fans’ version of “The... Read more
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SportingNews
MLB 2018: Mets must add to habitually unhealthy rotation to reach contender statusthat New York is looking at some lesser talents, such as Andrew Cashner, Jason
SportingNews / Posted 9 days ago
that New York is looking at some lesser talents, such as Andrew Cashner, Jason Vargas, Jaime Garcia, Jeremy Hellickson and John Lackey. Sure, they bring depth, but not the talent a team on the bubble of contention needs. Of course, those pitchers... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Analysis: As pitching search proceeds into spring training, Orioles wait for short-term dealspitchers, the club is hesitant to give a multiyear commitment, according to a s
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
pitchers, the club is hesitant to give a multiyear commitment, according to a source. After that, it’s veterans such as John Lackey, Jason Vargas and Scott Feldman — pitchers well into their 30s who have eaten innings over their careers — that... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Cubs hope to answer questions in spring trainingENOUGH? It is now. The Cubs spent all winter trying to replace Jake Arrieta,�
Daily Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
ENOUGH? It is now. The Cubs spent all winter trying to replace Jake Arrieta,� who remains an unsigned free agent, and John Lackey in the rotation.�After a long and icy offseason, the Cubs broke through with Darvish on Saturday, and that... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Powell: Signing Yu Darvish Makes Cubs the Favorite in the NLto return to the rotation were Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks, with little chanc
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
to return to the rotation were Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks, with little chance Jake Arrieta would be back. Same goes for John Lackey, who many believed would retire after the season. The team rounded out the rotation by taking a chance on Brett... Read more
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The Daily Californian
Cubs sign Yu Darvish, shake up frozen free agent marketsecured a potential ace and solidified their starting rotation, with or without
The Daily Californian / Posted 11 days ago
secured a potential ace and solidified their starting rotation, with or without the return of free agents Jake Arrieta and John Lackey. Chicago may have also felt pressure to sign an aging Darvish in response to the moves of division rivals. The... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Chicago Cubs hope to answer questions in spring trainingDEEP ENOUGH? It is now. The Cubs spent all winter trying to replace Jake Arri
Northwest Herald / Posted 12 days ago
DEEP ENOUGH? It is now. The Cubs spent all winter trying to replace Jake Arrieta, who remains an unsigned free agent, and John Lackey in the rotation. After a long and icy offseason, the Cubs broke through with Darvish on Saturday, and that... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Off the wireexamination. But it apparently completes the team's mission of fortifying their
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
examination. But it apparently completes the team's mission of fortifying their rotation with free agents Jake Arrieta and John Lackey departing. Darvish posted a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts with the Rangers and Dodgers last season, but his 209... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Cubs' $126M Yu Darvish Splash Is Perfect Answer to Their Only Big Concernthat performance in 2017, however. They managed only 888.1 innings and a 4.05 E
Bleacher Report / Posted 13 days ago
that performance in 2017, however. They managed only 888.1 innings and a 4.05 ERA. Neither Jon Lester nor Jake Arrieta nor John Lackey pitched like their usual selves. Kyle Hendricks did in the latter half of the year, but not before he struggled... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
For the Cubs to become serious World Series contenders again, it had to be Yucall themselves a contender again because Darvish completes an upgrade to the o
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
call themselves a contender again because Darvish completes an upgrade to the overall rotation. They replaced Arrieta and John Lackey with Darvish and right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Not only do the additions make the starting pitching better but... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Cubs sign pitcher Yu Darvish to six-year, $126 million dealexamination. But it apparently completes the team’s mission of fortifying their
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
examination. But it apparently completes the team’s mission of fortifying their rotation with free agents Jake Arrieta and John Lackey departing. Darvish posted a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts with the Rangers and Dodgers last season, but his 209... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Cubs sign pitcher Yu Darvish to six-year, $126 million dealexamination. But it apparently completes the team’s mission of fortifying their
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
examination. But it apparently completes the team’s mission of fortifying their rotation with free agents Jake Arrieta and John Lackey departing. Darvish posted a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts with the Rangers and Dodgers last season, but his 209... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cubs sign pitcher Yu Darvish to six-year, $126 million dealexamination. But it apparently completes the team’s mission of fortifying their
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
examination. But it apparently completes the team’s mission of fortifying their rotation with free agents Jake Arrieta and John Lackey departing. Darvish posted a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts with the Rangers and Dodgers last season, but his 209... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Yu Darvish, Cubs Reportedly Agree on 6-Year Contract Worth $126 Milliona World Series title in 2018 and beyond. The Cubs needed to bolster their star
Bleacher Report / Posted 13 days ago
a World Series title in 2018 and beyond. The Cubs needed to bolster their starting pitching for 2018 with Jake Arrieta and John Lackey being free agents. Signing Tyler Chatwood earlier this offseason gave them their replacement for Lackey at the... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
As Orioles' wait continues, other teams have inexpensively filled out rotationsrebuilding anything — not with Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, José Quintana and Mi
Baltimore Sun / Posted 16 days ago
rebuilding anything — not with Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, José Quintana and Mike Montgomery returning — but they lost John Lackey and Jake Arrieta, and used their financial strength to sign one of the more interesting free agents... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Orioles camp roster contains many pitchers but is short on starting rotation experiencebest served going after a veteran free-agent pitcher who can provide 30 starts
Baltimore Sun / Posted 21 days ago
best served going after a veteran free-agent pitcher who can provide 30 starts next season, whether that’s someone such as John Lackey or R.A. Dickey or even Chris Tillman, luring him from the shadows to slot into the back of the rotation on a... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Do the Dodgers, Yankees or Cubs Need Yu Darvish Splash Most Desperately?assumption Jon Lester will bounce back from a rocky 2017 season and make the Cu
Bleacher Report / Posted 22 days ago
assumption Jon Lester will bounce back from a rocky 2017 season and make the Cubs forget all about losing Jake Arrieta and John Lackey to free agency. If that doesn't happen, Kyle Hendricks and Jose Quintana will be the Cubs' only... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Yu Darvish Rumors: Cubs Believed to Be Front-Runners to Land SPrecord, 3.42 ERA and 11.0 strikeouts per nine innings. With the Cubs potential
Bleacher Report / Posted 27 days ago
record, 3.42 ERA and 11.0 strikeouts per nine innings. With the Cubs potentially in line to lose starters Jake Arrieta and John Lackey in free agency, they could benefit from adding Darvish to a rotation that includes Jon Lester, Jose Quintana and... Read more

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