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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs bench coach Davey Martinez recalled the late Dallas Green pushing him one winter after Martinez had a ton of at-bats in various leagues that season. He estimated he had something like 700 at-bats and just wanted to go home. Green told him to go get "900 at-bats" in winter ball leading to Martinez making the Cubs roster soon after. Martinez: "Could be hard at times but you respected that. Just a good overall guy."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his latest start on Wednesday in a minor league game. He was sharper than his last outing; he has one more spring start before opening day.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss how he hopes the Cubs tighten their game in the final week before the regular season.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist has been scratched from tonight's game against the Reds due to a stiff neck.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer speaking with reporters just now regarding Dallas Green. Compared favorably what current front office has done building the Cubs to what Green did back in the 80's. Hoyer referenced the passing of Jerry Krause as well: "It's been a sad sports week for Chicago."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Dallas Green was one of the smartest people I ever met in baseball - & never afraid to say & do what he felt was right. Took on George Steinbrenner, building lights at Wrigley & veteran stars in Philly. RIP a great man

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch a close up look of Anthony Rizzo striking out for the 2nd time in a minor league game on Wednesday afternoon.

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Is Florida now the team to beat?

The HTD crew breaks down the first two rounds of March Madness, examines the potential strike brewing in U.S. women's hockey, and previews the MLB's National League.

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Anthony Rizzo on his World Series speech

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo comments on his naked motivational speech to his teammates before Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, David Ross' "Dancing with the Stars" debut and adjusting to Ross' retirement.

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Drafting Willson Contreras in fantasy comes with a bonus (0:59)
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Rizzo gives Ross' dance performance a 'perfect 10' (1:49)
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Baez evades tag for beautiful stolen base (1:00)
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David Ross debuts on DWTS (1:05)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks discuss the upcoming season and at least one goal of his.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle Hendricks looks in mid season form as he has not walked a batter in 13.2 IP this spring while striking out 14. He gave up a couple runs on Monday to the Rockies but looked solid overall as his spring ERA is 2.63 after compiling a 2.13 mark to lead the majors last season.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the battle for the 5th spot in the rotation. Later he admitted Brett Anderson would be a tougher fit for a bullpen role due to his injury history.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

South Carolina native Carl Edwards Jr. was randomly asking anyone in the clubhouse on Monday if they had "seen the Gamecocks" on Sunday, "Duke made the minus-16," he shouted proudly at no one in particular.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the righty hit then lefty swing by A.Rizzo.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Cubs GM Jed Hoyer discuss the right arm injury to Eloy Jimenez. He'll be shut down for 3 weeks.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says top prospect Eloy Jimenez will be shut down for 3 weeks with a bone bruise in his throwing arm. He won't be able to swing during that time but the Cubs say structurally he's fine.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the idea of the pitcher batting 8th after the "geeks" in the analytics dept told him it's the right thing to do with Kyle Schwarber leading off. The Cubs say they project to score more runs than last season.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8083rd
Batting Average.25614th
On Base Percentage.3432nd
Slugging Percentage.42910th
Earned Run Average3.151st
Quality Starts100Tied-1st
WHIP1.111st
BAA.2121st

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