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In pandemic year, Wrigley Rooftops give rare opportunity

Little about this pandemic delayed season is routine, with the start pushed back four months because of the coronavirus, the schedule slashed from 162 games to 60 and teams playing without spectators in the stands.

Arbitrator rules union didn’t prove Kris Bryant case vs Cubs

Arbitrator Mark Irvings issued his decision to deny the grievance filed by Cubs star Kris Bryant, ruling the players’ association did not prove Chicago’s reasons for holding the third baseman in the minors at the start of the 2015 season were a pretext to push back his eligibility for free agency.

Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs face 2019 luxury tax bills

Boston will pay a Red Sox record $13.4 million luxury tax after failing to make the playoffs, and the New York Yankees finished with a $6.7 million bill, likely a fraction of what they will pay next year.

Chicago Cubs hire David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as manager

The Chicago Cubs thought they needed a new voice in the dugout. They are banking on good ol’ “Grandpa Rossy” to give them a spark. The Cubs hired David Ross to replace Joe Maddon as their manager Thursday, hoping the former catcher can help them get back to the playoffs after missing out for the first since 2014.

Cubs coaches Mark Loretta, Will Venable being considered for manager

Cubs coaches Mark Loretta and Will Venable are being considered for the team’s managerial opening. Loretta and Venable join David Ross as the club’s only internal candidates to replace Joe Maddon, whose contract expired after the Cubs missed the playoffs this year for the first time since 2014.

Cubs’ Theo Epstein says he is not eyeing return to Red Sox

Theo Epstein says he has no plans of returning to the Boston Red Sox. Speculation in Boston has centered on Epstein possibly replacing Dave Dombrowski, who was fired Sept. 8 as the president of baseball operations for the Red Sox. Epstein is finishing his eighth season as the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations.