Cubs well aware of challenge facing champs

    As the NCAA men’s basketball tournament just proved again, defending a championship ain’t easy. What will make the 2017 Cubs different than Villanova — or, for that matter, every World Series champion in the 21st century?

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    Q&A with Cubs prospect Dylan Cease

    As part of MLBPipeline.com’s visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we’ll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Cubs camp, it was No. 4 prospect Dylan Cease.

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    Prospect Happ triple shy of cycle as Cubs blast 3 HRs

    The Cubs didn’t bring many of their starting position players to Peoria Stadium for Friday’s Cactus League contest with the Mariners, but right-hander Kyle Hendricks brought his “A” game and top prospect Ian Happ swung a big bat before the Mariners ral…

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