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Fowler to decline option with Cubs, hit free agency

Not even 24 hours after helping the Chicago Cubs snap their 108-year World Series drought, Dexter Fowler made it clear he won’t be exercising his $ 9-million mutual option for 2017. Instead, Fowler will receive a $ 5-million buyout from ...

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Holy now! 108 years later, Cubs best in World

• Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear For the first time since 1908, the Cubs are World Series champions. Believe it. “Nothing’s been easy, nothing’s been given to us,” Lester said. “Every series has been a battle and been ...

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Joe Maddon explains questionable use of Aroldis Chapman

Joe Maddon defended his questionable usage of reliever Aroldis Chapman during Game 6 of the World Series Tuesday, which the Cubs won 9-3. After the game, Maddon was asked why he used Chapman as much as he did in what ...

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Four things the Indians must do to avoid Game 7

It may not have exactly been the impossible, but the Cleveland Indians certainly did the improbable by going into Wrigley Field and emerging with the World Series in control still. But Tribe did just that in taking two out of ...

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Chappy Halloween! 6-forced heat by Cub

• World Series Game 6: Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ET air time | 8 ET game time on FOX Teams have rallied from a 3-1 deficit before, most recently the 1985 Royals. The Cubs can look to the ’79 Pirates, the ...

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Cubs staying loose as elimination looms in Game 5

This wasn’t in the Hollywood script. Four games into their first World Series in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs are staring down a road that’s very familiar to the franchise in the month of October: elimination. The Cubs appeared overwhelmed ...

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Joe Maddon explains thinking on hit that cost Cubs Game 3

Only one run was scored during Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, but that was enough to be the difference. The Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field thanks to great pitching by their ...

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Epstein: Schwarber playing outfield is too risky

The Associated Press 9h ago Alex Trautwig / Major League Baseball / Getty CHICAGO – Kyle Schwarber wanted to play the field. The Chicago Cubs wanted to put him in the field. The doctors said no. Schwarber will be relegated ...

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Cubs marvel at growing playoff 'legend' of Schwarber

David Ross, the retiring Chicago Cubs catcher, has been in the majors for 15 years. He’s seen a lot of remarkable October performances, including a ton of heroics from his former Boston Red Sox teammate David Ortiz. But even he ...

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Corey, Corey, hallelujah: Tribe wins big G1

• Game 2: Tonight, 7 p.m. ET game time on FOX (6 p.m. ET pregame show on FS1) “He’s our ace,” Indians catcher Roberto Perez said. “Every time he steps on the mound, I expect big things from him. He ...

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