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  1. For Cubs, $155 million bet on Lester is an absolute must-win

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- For the rest of his career, Jon Lester's name will be synonymous with his contract. As in, "Jon Lester, who signed a $155 million deal in 2014 ... " When you're Lester, who agreed last week to a six-year, $155 million contract with t...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  2. Lester signing brings ray of hope to Cubs

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- We're used to waking up to snow in December, but on Wednesday morning, Chicago Cubs fans woke up to a rare ray of sunshine. In the toddlin' hours, the Cubs and free agent pitcher Jon Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million deal. At...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Cubs strike deal to partner with Wintrust

    Jon Greenberg

    "Win" and "Trust" aren't words typically associated with the Chicago Cubs, but in this case, they work perfectly. On Wednesday, the Cubs and Wintrust Financial Corporation announced a deal that will put the logo of the team's new "official banking...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  4. Wrigley Field bleachers might not be ready by Opening Day

    Jon Greenberg

    The Chicago Cubs are opening the 2015 season at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN2. But one of the most iconic parts of Wrigley Field might not be ready for its closeup. Speaking to a group of Cubs bloggers Tuesday, Cubs president of business operations Crane Ken...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  5. Joe Maddon promises cheers aplenty for Chicago Cubs, fans

    Jon Greenberg

    The Cubs' new skipper offered the media a round at his introductory event, but it's the team's fans who might want to get the bubbly on ice.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  6. Joe Maddon brings culture change to Cubs

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- After a week of silence, Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein had a lot to say. Or write. On Friday afternoon, the Cubs sent out a 536-word press release, written by Epstein, explaining why the Cubs dumped current manager Rick Renteria t...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  7. For Epstein and Cubs, big picture (yes, including TV future) gett...

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO - On Friday afternoon at the Ford Oriental Theatre, the curtain lifted on a timeless play, "The Baseball Man." Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations/savior Theo Epstein took the stage to speak to Cubs season-ticket holders about th...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  8. Statues relocated during construction

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- It was Moving Day at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. For the statues, anyway. While two of their division foes prepare for the postseason, the Chicago Cubs are embarking on construction season on their $375 million ballpark renovation. ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  9. Competitive team good for Cubs on and off field

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, the architect of Chicago's greatest rebuilding project since the Great Fire, is understandably very optimistic on the team's long-term future, as he explained once again in a news...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  10. Progress is real for Chicago Cubs, and pressure is on

    Jon Greenberg

    The kids can play and the Wrigley Field facelift is here. It's time for the Chicago Cubs to act like a big-league team again.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2014
  11. Reconstruction of Wrigley set to begin

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- The home portion of the Chicago Cubs schedule ends Wednesday evening. Then, the real work begins. The Cubs will begin their long-awaited, $375 million reconstruction of Wrigley Field this weekend, Cubs vice president of communications...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Kris Bryant will be worth wait for Cubs

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- The newest Baseball America was piled up on the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse table Wednesday afternoon. The face on the front is a familiar one, Kris Bryant, the publication's biggest crush and its obvious Minor League Player of the Year. Br...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  13. Cubs raise ticket prices in three sections

    Jon Greenberg

    The Chicago Cubs are raising ticket prices in three popular sections next season, which will result in a 2 percent average ticket increase, according to the team. Cubs vice president of sales and partnerships Colin Faulker said, "80 percent of our...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  14. With Jorge Soler on board, September could bring some real fun fo...

    Jon Greenberg

    Hey, why wait for next year when Wrigley Field youth movement is on display right now with Jorge Soler and the Chicago Cubs?

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  15. Chicago comes together to celebrate JRW

    Jon Greenberg

    Chicago looked like a championship town Wednesday. From the far South Side to Millennium Park, the city united to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the 13-member Jackie Robinson West all-star team. Trolleys carried the team from its home pa...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  16. Jackie Robinson West kids prove 'role models' for city of Chicago...

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- It was the bottom of the third and the bases were loaded for Jackie Robinson West. Joe Melone clasped his hands in prayer as he stared at the giant video screen high above the street. Melone, a 43-year-old police detective in Cicero, h...

    Blog | August 24, 2014