Prospects who should vie for a roster spot

    The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future.

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    Epstein details rigorous expectations for Russell

    Addison Russell went through a normal morning workout at the Cubs’ spring complex on Tuesday, but there is nothing routine about the shortstop’s current situation. Once the regular season arrives, Russell will have a series of important steps to comple…

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    Bryant looks to reboot power swing in 2019

    All eyes will be on Kris Bryant this spring. Every swing within view on a practice field and every Cactus League plate appearance will be under the public microscope. For the Cubs, Bryant exists as the most critical component to correcting the offensiv…

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    Cubs head to camp seeking sense of urgency

    Shortly before the Winter Meetings in December, when it was increasingly clear that the Cubs would not be major players in the free-agent marketplace, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said what has become the unofficial slogan for 2019 for…

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    10 players you forgot were once Cubs

    Many star players become known for their stints with a particular team or two. There are also many who had brief, easy-to-forget stops elsewhere along the line. Here are 10 players you might have forgotten suited up for the Cubs.

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    Fina-Lee: Smith enjoys HOF Orientation Visit

    Lee Smith’s Hall of Fame journey ended in December with a call informing him he had achieved baseball’s greatest individual honor. In his first trip to Cooperstown since, the joy was apparent throughout his whirlwind visit.

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    Players with the most WAR for their current club

    We are looking at the players on each active roster who are making history for their franchises every time they step on the field. We’re looking at the player who has compiled the highest WAR (per Baseball Reference) for his current team so far in his …

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