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MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

MLB bags intentional walk to help shorten games

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February 21 In a move that might save one minute every few games, MLB will no longer require pitchers to lob four pitches to issue an intentional walk, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, FULL STORY

Rubin: 5 teams that could challenge favored Cubs

Rubin: 5 teams that could challenge favored Cubs

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February 12 Since the moment when Kris Bryant gloved Michael Martinez' ground ball and threw across to Anthony Rizzo to end the Cubs' 108-year World Series drought last November, Chicago was installed FULL STORY

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

Report: MLB proposes intentional walk, strike zone changes

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February 06 Major League Baseball has made formal proposals to the players' union to make changes to intentional walks and the strike zone, ESPN.com reported Monday. FULL STORY

Cubs acquire RHP Butler from Rockies

Cubs acquire RHP Butler from Rockies

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February 01 The Chicago Cubs acquired Eddie Butler from the Colorado Rockies for fellow right-hander James Farris on Wednesday. FULL STORY

Cubs sign Anderson to one-year deal

Cubs sign Anderson to one-year deal

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January 26 The Chicago Cubs decided to take a chance on Brett Anderson, signing the often-injured left-hander to a one-year contract on Thursday. FULL STORY

MLB Notebook: Cubs feted at White House

MLB Notebook: Cubs feted at White House

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January 16 President Barack Obama, wrapping up his last week in office, celebrated with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs at the White House on Monday. FULL STORY

MLB Notes: Harper, Arrieta get hefty 1-year deals

MLB Notes: Harper, Arrieta get hefty 1-year deals

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January 13 Harper, 24, received a pay increase of more than $8 million despite a down season in which he batted .243 with 24 homers and 86 RBIs. He made $5 million in 2016. FULL STORY