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  1. Managing expectations for the 2015 Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Before a break for the holidays, I feel the need to rain on everyone's parade. Specifically, the parade Chicago Cubs fans are planning down Michigan Avenue next October. That might be overstating the case, but the fact remains: People ar...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. Why Cincinnati Reds should trade Johnny Cueto now -- MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello states his case as to why the Cincinnati Reds should trade right-hander Johnny Cueto.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2014
  3. Boras advocates for Bryant on opening day roster

    Jesse Rogers

    PHOENIX - The agent for top Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is using the team's own rhetoric in making the case for his client to be on the Cubs' Opening Day roster in 2015. "As to whether or not Kris Bryant is on the Cubs -- and they are on re...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  4. Maddon in no rush to sign?

    AJ Mass

    Just because the Minnesota Twins are the only team that currently has an opening in their dugout for a manager, that doesn't mean they're the favorites to land the services of Joe Maddon for 2015. In fact, all signs point to that not being the case. ...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  5. Has Lovullo's time come?

    AJ Mass

    If Torey Lovullo is still on the coaching staff of the Boston Red Sox in 2015, the team would probably be thrilled to have him back. However, if that's to be the case, it will mean that he's been passed over for several open managerial jobs for which...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  6. Is Welington Castillo part of Cubs' core?

    Jesse Rogers

    Even if they don't play another game, Chicago Cubs All-Stars Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo have proven they are core players for the organization. But is that still the case for catcher Welington Castillo? He was handed the starting job las...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  7. Marlins-Brewers Preview

    Marlins-Brewers Preview

    Preview | September 08, 2014
  8. Any chance for Hamels deal?

    AJ Mass

    August doesn't often bear enormous fruit in terms of blockbuster trades, and it appears that in the case of Cole Hamels, it's highly unlikely that there will be an exception to the rule. The pitcher was reportedly claimed by the Chicago Cubs when ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  9. Dodgers 'come through in big moments'

    Andy Kamenetzky

    LOS ANGLES -- If you're looking to avoid Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly dismissing your question outright, don't ask about the significance of an extra-innings win while shorthanded, as was the case in Saturday's 5-2 victory in the 12th in...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  10. Braves-Cubs Preview

    Braves-Cubs Preview

    Preview | July 11, 2014
  11. Jeff Samardzija is not worth trading the farm for - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Jeff Samardzija is being mentioned in a lot of trade rumors, but if you're looking to add an arm, there are plenty of comparable pitchers available who will cost a lot less.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2014
  12. Lessons learned from 50 years of MLB drafts - ESPN The Magazine

    Ken Woolums

    In ESPN The Magazine, Ken Woolums writes that the 50th MLB draft offers us the chance to take a look at half a century of lessons learned. Or in the Cubs' case, lessons not learned.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  13. Rondon states his case on mound

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The door is now wide open for Hector Rondon to prove he can be the Chicago Cubs' closer moving forward. Firing nothing but fastballs that ranged from 96-98 mph, Rondon held off the Milwaukee Brewers for the second consecutive day to fin...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  14. Villanueva puts aside early struggles

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- It's not often that a starting pitcher enters his first start of the season, only five games into the year, with two losses and 13.50 ERA. But that was the case with Carlos Villanueva. Villanueva won the Chicago Cubs fifth starter spot...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  15. Mejia makes strong case for rotation spot

    Adam Rubin

    USA TODAY SportsJenrry Mejia's strong showing Sunday continued to put pressure on presumptive fifth-starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Jenrry Mejia may end up on the short end of the fifth starter's race, but he clearly gave Mets offic...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  16. Is it Rusin or Villanueva for 5th spot?

    Jesse Rogers

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Chris Rusin stated his case to open the season as the team's fifth starter with another impressive performance, this time shutting out the White Sox over five innings on Friday afternoon. He gave up two hits wi...

    Blog | March 21, 2014