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  1. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. Cubs-Blue Jays Preview

    Cubs-Blue Jays Preview

    Preview | September 09, 2014
  3. Updated team win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski updates his MLB win-loss projections, playoff odds and World Series odds, using the ZiPS formula, which shows that the true playoff contenders have emerged, but there are still no clear World Series favorites.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  4. St. Louis Cardinals sign A.J. Pierzynski

    The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2014
  5. 2014 MLB All-Star Game -- Jeff Samardzija ineligible to play foll...

    The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  6. Trade value for Jason Hammel

    Doug Mittler

    We are still more than a week from Memorial Day, and the Chicago Cubs are 13 games out of first place. It's not as if the Cubs were viewed as viable playoff contenders to begin with, but a 13-27 record only enhances the speculation that Theo Epstein...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  7. Hoffman has best outing of the year

    Christopher Crawford

    If you were thinking that this was the week that things would start clearing up near the top in the MLB Draft, you were sadly mistaken. This weekend was a prime example of just how volatile this year's class is, and we saw a former contender for the ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  8. Jeff Samardzija to the Arizona Diamondbacks among trades that sti...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron offers up three trades that still should happen before Opening Day. He leads with the Diamondbacks trading for Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  9. Best trade fits for David Price - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which contenders need David Price the most, and which teams aren't a good fit.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2013
  10. Dodgers look to pick up tempo in Cincy

    Mark Saxon

    DENVER -- Remember the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers played a series against a playoff contender? They had the Boston Red Sox in town and, even though it came in the middle of one of the greatest runs in franchise history, manager Don Mattingly w...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  11. Marlins-Cubs Preview

    Marlins-Cubs Preview

    Preview | September 03, 2013
  12. Sveum keeps staff and players motivated

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs' formula for becoming a perennial contender has had its impact on the club's manager and coaching staff. For the second consecutive season Dale Sveum and his supporting group of coaches have had to watch the front office t...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  13. Cubs-Cardinals Preview

    Cubs-Cardinals Preview

    Preview | August 08, 2013
  14. Theo not ready to forecast title contender

    Bruce Levine

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein is not quite ready to tell the world when his team will contend for a championship. "It is easier to pinpoint when our prospects might get here than it is when we have a winnin...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  15. Cubs-Giants Preview

    Cubs-Giants Preview

    Preview | July 25, 2013
  16. Yankees-Rangers Preview

    Yankees-Rangers Preview

    Preview | July 23, 2013