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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred
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Dan Bernstein
January 22, 2020 - 1:55 pm
It's back to the lab for two of our major professional sports, with both MLB and the NFL announcing that they plan to use exhibition play to test new ways to improve the quality of their respective games. And it's a good thing on both counts.
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Cubs manager David Ross smiles at his introductory press conference.
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Bruce Levine
January 22, 2020 - 11:36 am
With a new manager in David Ross leading the way, the Cubs continue to investigate ways to jump-start their offense in 2020. One of the paths to doing so is by getting more production out of their leadoff spot and center field position.
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Cubs shortstop Javier Baez
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Bruce Levine
January 21, 2020 - 8:44 am
Amid a lack of activity in free agency and the trade market, the Cubs have been working toward another goal. They've been discussing a long-term extension with star shortstop Javier Baez, who's under contract through 2021.
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