2016 Chicago Cubs season

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2016 Chicago Cubs
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Owner(s) Tom Ricketts
General manager(s) Jed Hoyer
Manager(s) Joe Maddon
Local television WGN-TV
CSN Chicago
CSN Chicago Plus
WLS-TV
WPWR-TV
(Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies)
Local radio WSCR (AM)
Chicago Cubs Radio Network
(Pat Hughes, Ron Coomer)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2016 Chicago Cubs season is the 145th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 141st in the National League and the Cubs 100th season at Wrigley Field. To celebrate their 100th season at Wrigley, the Cubs wore a patch on their home uniforms and will wear 1916 throwback uniforms on July 6.[1]

They began the season on the road against the Los Angeles Angels on April 4, 2016 and will finish the regular season on October 2, 2016 at the Cincinnati Reds.

Offseason

Trades and acquisitions

November 2015

December 2015

February 2016

Broadcast changes

After just one year broadcasting on WBBM (780-AM), the Cubs announced that the radio broadcast of their games will move to WSCR (670-AM) for the 2016 season.[16]

Season notes

Opening day starters and lineup

Monday, April 4, 2016 at Los Angeles Angels

Opening Day Starters
Name Pos.
Dexter Fowler CF
Jason Heyward RF
Ben Zobrist 2B
AnthonyRizzo 1B
Kris Bryant 3B
Kyle Schwarber LF
Jorge Soler DH
Miguel Montero C
Addison Russell SS

Injuries, trades and acquisitions during the season

Season standings

National League Central

National League Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640 57–24 46–34
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 17½ 38–43 48–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484 25 38–42 40–41
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 30½ 41–40 32–49
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 35½ 38–43 30–51


National League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Chicago Cubs 103 58 0.640
Washington Nationals 95 67 0.586
Los Angeles Dodgers 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco Giants 87 75 0.537
New York Mets 87 75 0.537
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 0.531 1
Miami Marlins 79 82 0.491
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 83 0.484
Colorado Rockies 75 87 0.463 12
Milwaukee Brewers 73 89 0.451 14
Philadelphia Phillies 71 91 0.438 16
Arizona Diamondbacks 69 93 0.426 18
Atlanta Braves 68 93 0.422 18½
San Diego Padres 68 94 0.420 19
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 0.420 19


Record vs. opponents

2016 National League Records

Source: NL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 5–2 2-5 3-3 10-9 7-12 2-4 3-4 5-1 4-3 1–5 10-9 6-13 4–3 2-5 5-15
Atlanta 2-5 3-3 3-4 1-6 1-5 11-7 2-5 10-9 11-8 3-4 4-2 3-4 2-4 4-15 8-12
Chicago 5-2 3-3 15-4 2-4 4-3 4-3 11-8 2-5 5-1 14-4 4–2 4-3 10-9 5-2 15-5
Cincinnati 3-3 4-3 4-15 5–2 2-5 3-4 11-8 0–6 4–2 9-10 3-4 3-3 9-10 3-4 5-15
Colorado 9-10 6-1 4-2 2–5 7-12 2-5 1-5 6-1 2-5 2-5 10-9 9-10 2-4 4-2 9-11
Los Angeles 12-7 5–1 3-4 5-2 12–7 1-6 5-2 4–3 4-2 2-5 11-8 8-11 4-2 5-1 10-10
Miami 4-2 7-11 3-4 4-3 5-2 6-1 4–2 7-12 9-10 6–1 3-3 2-4 4-3 9-10 6-14
Milwaukee 4-3 5-2 8-11 8-11 5-1 2-5 2–4 2-5 3-4 9-10 3-4 1–5 6-13 4-2 11-9
New York 1-5 9-10 5-2 6–0 1–6 3–4 12-7 5-2 12-7 3-3 4-3 4-3 3-3 7-12 12-8
Philadelphia 3-4 8-11 1-5 2–4 5-2 2-4 10-9 4-3 7-12 3-4 5-2 3-3 2-5 5-14 11-9
Pittsburgh 5–1 4-3 4-14 10-9 5–2 5-2 1–6 10-9 3-3 4-3 3-3 4-3 9-10 2-4 9-11
San Diego 9-10 2-4 2-4 4-3 9-10 8-11 3-3 4-3 3-4 2-5 3-3 8-11 1–6 4-3 6-14
San Francisco 13-6 4-3 3-4 3-3 10-9 11-8 4-2 5–1 3-4 3-3 3-4 11-8 3-4 3-4 8-12
St. Louis 3–4 4-2 9-10 10-9 4-2 2-4 3-4 13-6 3-3 5-2 10-9 6–1 4-3 2–5 8-12
Washington 5-2 15-4 2-5 4-3 2-4 1-5 10-9 2-4 12-7 14-5 4-2 3-4 4-3 5–2 12-8

Through games of October 2, 2016.


Regular season

April

The Cubs won their first three games and eight of their first nine to begin the season 8–1, their best start since 1969.[24]

  • April 8Kyle Schwarber and Dexter Fowler collide in the outfield in a game against the Arizona Diamonbacks. Schwarber tears his ACL and LCL in his left knee on the play and is side-lined for the remainder of the season.[25]
  • April 21 – The Cubs hit five homers to beat the Cincinnati Reds 16–0 as Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter for the second time in 11 regular season starts. [26]
  • April 24 – After losing the day before, the Cubs defeat the Cincinnati Reds 9–0 with two homers by Anthony Rizzo. As a result, the Cubs remain the only team in baseball not to have lost back-to-back games.[27]
  • April 30 – The Cubs finish the month of April with an MLB-best record of 17–5.

May

  • May 2 – Cubs announce Jason Heyward has a sore wrist and will miss a few days.[28]
  • May 2Matt Szczur experiences tightness in his hamstring and undergoes an MRI.[29]
  • May 3 – For the third regular season month in a row (August, September, April), Jake Arrieta is named Pitcher of the Month for the National League, tying a major league record.[30]
  • May 8 – Cubs have their best 30-game start since 1907, going 24–6 (went 22–4 in 1907). Cubs become the first team since the 1984 Detroit Tigers to win at least 24 of their first 30 games. [31]
  • May 11 – Cubs suffer their first back-to-back losses of the season, the last team to do so.
  • May 18 – Cubs catcher David Ross throws out 4 baserunners in a nine inning game against the Milwaukee Brewers.[32]
  • May 20 – Right fielder Jason Heyward suffers an injury colliding with the right-center field wall at San Francisco's AT&T Park. [33]
  • May 30 – Following starting pitcher Jason Hammel leaving a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers after two innings with a leg cramp, Cubs relievers Travis Wood, Justin Grimm, Pedro Strop, and Hector Rondon combine for seven perfect innings to win the game.[34]

Game log

Legend
  Cubs win
  Cubs loss
  Postponement
Bold Cubs team member
2016 Game Log (35–15)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

Current roster

Chicago Cubs roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders



Manager

Coaches

60-day disabled list


25 active, 12 inactive

10px 7- or 15-day disabled list
Suspended list
# Personal leave
Roster and coaches updated May 26, 2016
TransactionsDepth chart
All MLB rosters


Statistics

Batting

(Updated as of 05/31/16)

Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; Avg. = Batting average; OBP = On Base Percentage; SLG = Slugging Percentage; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OBP SLG SB
Arrieta, JakeJake Arrieta 11 25 2 5 0 0 1 4 .200 .286 .320 0
Baez, JavierJavier Baez 36 93 12 23 4 0 2 6 .247 .286 .355 2
Bryant, KrisKris Bryant 49 196 37 55 10 0 11 37 .281 .368 .500 1
Cahill, TrevorTrevor Cahill 20 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 0
Federowicz, TimTim Federowicz 11 24 3 5 2 0 0 2 .208 .240 .292 0
Fowler, DexterDexter Fowler 48 180 34 57 15 3 6 24 .317 .434 .533 6
Grimm, JustinJustin Grimm 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hammel, JasonJason Hammel 12 24 3 6 2 0 0 5 .250 .250 .333 0
Hendricks, KyleKyle Hendricks 10 18 0 2 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .111 0
Heyward, JasonJason Heyward 43 168 24 37 8 0 1 18 .220 .318 .286 6
Kalish, RyanRyan Kalish 7 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 .286 .444 .286 0
Kawasaki, MunenoriMunenori Kawasaki 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1
La Stella, TommyTommy La Stella 33 69 11 20 7 1 2 7 .290 .388 .507 0
Lackey, JohnJohn Lackey 10 26 0 3 0 0 0 2 .115 .148 .115 0
Lester, JonJon Lester 10 18 0 1 1 0 0 1 .056 .105 .111 0
Montero, MiguelMiguel Montero 24 75 12 17 3 1 2 11 .227 .359 .373 0
Ramirez, NeilNeil Ramirez 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Richard, ClaytonClayton Richard 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Rizzo, AnthonyAnthony Rizzo 50 178 30 42 10 1 11 37 .236 .377 .489 2
Rondon, HectorHector Rondon 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ross, DavidDavid Ross 27 73 14 19 4 0 4 17 .260 .360 .479 0
Russell, AddisonAddison Russell 46 167 22 41 6 2 4 30 .246 .339 .377 2
Schwarber, KyleKyle Schwarber 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 0
Soler, JorgeJorge Soler 45 119 21 24 4 0 5 12 .202 .302 .361 0
Strop, PedroPedro Strop 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Szczur, MattMatt Szczur 29 45 11 15 1 1 2 12 .333 .388 .533 1
Warren, AdamAdam Warren 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0
Wood, TravisTravis Wood 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 0
Zobrist, BenBen Zobrist 48 174 37 60 11 0 7 35 .345 .445 .529 2

Pitching

(Updated as of 05/31/16)

Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER BB K
Arrieta, JakeJake Arrieta 9 0 1.56 11 11 0 75.0 42 14 13 25 75
Cahill, TrevorTrevor Cahill 0 1 2.63 19 0 0 24.0 19 8 7 14 25
Grimm, JustinJustin Grimm 0 0 3.72 22 0 0 19.1 14 8 8 6 21
Hammel, JasonJason Hammel 6 1 2.09 10 10 0 56.0 43 14 13 22 50
Hendricks, KyleKyle Hendricks 3 4 2.93 9 9 0 55.1 42 20 18 12 45
Lackey, JohnJohn Lackey 5 2 3.16 10 10 0 68.1 49 25 24 17 67
Lester, JonJon Lester 5 3 2.48 10 10 0 61.2 51 18 17 17 59
Patton, SpencerSpencer Patton 0 0 INF 1 0 0 0.0 1 1 1 1 0
Ramirez, NeilNeil Ramirez 0 0 4.70 8 0 0 7.2 5 4 4 8 10
Richard, ClaytonClayton Richard 0 1 8.00 16 0 0 9.0 16 11 8 3 5
Rondón, HéctorHéctor Rondón 0 1 1.04 19 0 9 17.1 9 2 2 2 27
Strop, PedroPedro Strop 1 1 2.70 24 0 0 20.0 11 6 6 8 28
Warren, AdamAdam Warren 3 1 2.79 18 0 0 19.1 12 10 6 11 16
Wood, TravisTravis Wood 3 0 2.79 24 0 0 19.1 12 6 6 6 16

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Marty Pevey
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Buddy Bailey
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Mark Johnson
A South Bend Cubs Midwest League Jimmy Gonzalez
A-Short Season Eugene Emeralds Northwest League Pat Murphy
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Ricardo Medina
Rookie VSL Cubs Venezuelan Summer League Pedro Gonzalez
Rookie DSL Cubs Dominican Summer League Juan Cabreja

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