Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cubs.2558222233.95
NL Central2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th2nd3rd4th

Schedule

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Fri Feb 23
3:05 pm ET
@MIL
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Sat Feb 24
3:05 pm ET
TEX
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Sun Feb 25
3:05 pm ET
@SF
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Mon Feb 26
3:05 pm ET
SEA
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Tue Feb 27
3:05 pm ET
CHW
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Wed Feb 28
3:05 pm ET
OAK
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Thu Mar 1
3:05 pm ET
COL
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Fri Mar 2
3:10 pm ET
@LAA
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Sat Mar 3
3:05 pm ET
CIN
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Sun Mar 4
3:10 pm ET
@ARI

Standings

NL
Central
LEAGUE
W-L
Overall
W-L
Chicago80-6292-70
Milwaukee75-6786-76
St. Louis75-6783-79
Pittsburgh65-7775-87
Cincinnati63-7968-94
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Cubs' Drew Smyly: Lands on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smyly (elbow) was put on the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Smyly underwent Tommy John surgery in June of 2017, and it's expected that the left-hander will miss most, if not all, of this upcoming season. The Cubs officially placed him on the DL due to the recent signing of Shae Simmons, in order to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.

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Cubs' Mike Montgomery: Will be sixth starter in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reiterated earlier this week that Montgomery will serve as the team's sixth starter during spring training, but it's expected that the lefty will transition to the bullpen once Opening Day arrives, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Montgomery had spent the offseason preparing himself for a full-time spot in the Cubs' rotation, but the team's splashy acquisition of Yu Darvish earlier this month most likely ended those hopes, barring a long-term injury to any of the team's other starters. Maddon said that Montgomery will still be stretched out this spring so that he can be worked into the rotation when the need arises, but the skipper noted that the Cubs will be more mindful of giving him more rest before and after he's called upon for spot starts. Montgomery filled the swingman role admirably last season and gave the Cubs 130.2 innings of 3.38-ERA ball over 44 appearances (14 starts), though that workload was inflated by three other starters (Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks and John Lackey) all requiring trips to the disabled list at various points during the campaign.

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Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Leaves camp for Florida
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rizzo left the Cubs' spring training complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. and returned to his native Florida following the deadly shooting Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which the 28-year-old attended from 2003 through 2007, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Parkland, Fla. school holds a special place for Rizzo, who previously donated $150,000 to cover the cost of lights for its baseball field. Rizzo is expected to take the next several days to be with his family and the local community before returning to Arizona next week. The time away from spring camp shouldn't delay Rizzo's preparations for the 2018 season in any significant manner. After hitting 30-plus home runs and amassing 100-plus RBI and 90-plus runs for the third straight season in 2017, Rizzo once again profiles as a dependable early-round building block in fantasy drafts.

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Cubs' Shae Simmons: Agrees to deal with Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Simmons signed a split contract with the Cubs on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports.

Simmons will earn $750,000 if he makes the major-league roster. In 2017, the right-hander appeared in nine games out of the Mariners' bullpen, posting a 7.04 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 7.2 innings. Simmons doesn't have a whole lot of major-league experience -- his 26 games with Atlanta in 2014 are more than he has combined in every other year of his professional career -- but he adds a little more depth within the Cubs' organization.

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Cubs' Brandon Morrow: Confirmed as closer by Epstein
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein told 670 The Score Chicago on Wednesday that Morrow will be the team's closer this season. "We think he's got electric stuff. He's at the point in his career where he's figured it out."

After the Cubs let incumbent closer Wade Davis walk in free agency, it was widely presumed that Morrow, who inked a two-year deal with Chicago in December, was the heavy favorite to fill the void. Epstein's comments erase any doubt that Morrow will have to compete for the role in spring training with the likes of capable setup men in Carl Edwards, Pedro Strop and Steve Cishek, which should give fantasy owners some peace in mind in investing in the 33-year-old right-hander. Though Morrow has a shaky track record on the health front, he's been dynamite since converting to full-time relief duty in 2016. Over the past two seasons, Morrow has accrued a 1.96 ERA (2.30 FIP), 58:12 K:BB and has allowed just two home runs across 59.2 innings with the Padres and Dodgers, settling into a key setup role for the latter club in its run to the World Series last fall. While his lack of closing experience shouldn't be completely dismissed, Morrow's big fastball and recent track record of success in high-leverage situations should result in a rather smooth transition to the ninth inning.

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2017 Team Leaders
AVGKris Bryant , 3B.295
HRAnthony Rizzo , 1B32
RBIAnthony Rizzo , 1B109
OBPKris Bryant , 3B.409
SLGKris Bryant , 3B.537
RKris Bryant , 3B111
SBAnthony Rizzo , 1B10
WJake Arrieta , SP14
ERAJake Arrieta , SP3.53
WHIPJake Arrieta , SP1.22
KJose Quintana , SP207
SVWade Davis , RP32

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