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  1. Ernie Banks always felt lucky

    Buster Olney

    In the first season of Home Run Derby, Ernie Banks vied against Mickey Mantle for the big money: The winner would get $2,000, the loser $1,000, with $500 bonuses built in for particular achievements. "Pretty lucky," Banks said, after the first of his...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. Baez no lock to make Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs may not be a lock to start the season on the major league roster, as the team is not satisfied with the young prospect's 41.5 percent strikeout rate in 2014. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, "through two games...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  3. Wednesday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    Although there's plenty of optimism surrounding the Chicago Cubs chances of making a run at the post-season, don't necessarily expect manager Joe Maddon to go all-in with each and every one of the team's stud prospects in order to try and get there. ...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  4. The market for Blackmon

    Doug Mittler

    There is plenty of buzz Monday morning that the Chicago Cubs are on the verge of acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Assuming the deal goes down, the ripple effect might be felt in Colorado. A weekend report on FoxSports....

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  5. Top 10 infields in MLB: Rockies No. 1

    Buster Olney

    Among all the team elements ranked in the ongoing series, getting a consensus on the top infields was the most difficult. At one point or another, more than half a dozen teams were mentioned for the top spot. This is the fifth installment of the s...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  6. Reds could shop for a reliever

    Doug Mittler

    The only team that kept the Cincinnati Reds out of the NL Central basement last season was the Chicago Cubs. While the Cubs appear poised for a serious improvement following the signing of Jon Lester and the hiring of Joe Maddon, the Reds seem uncer...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  7. Cubs seeking veteran OF?

    AJ Mass

    There's plenty of optimism surrounding the Chicago Cubs in 2015. As ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes, "(New manager Joe) Maddon and president Theo Epstein have spoken openly of increased expectations for next season, and it's not out of the question th...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  8. Three best and three worst moves so far

    Jim Bowden

    To me, the obvious best moves this offseason are the Cubs' hiring of Joe Maddon as manager and signing of free agent Jon Lester, the Mariners' signing of Nelson Cruz, and the Red Sox inking Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. However, most of those mo...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  9. If Jays want Duquette, they should ante up

    Buster Olney

    The compensation for the trade of non-uniform personnel in the major leagues has never been that much, with the most recent example being the relatively paltry return that the Red Sox received when Theo Epstein moved from Boston to the Cubs. The retu...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  10. Cubs looking at Rasmus?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have had a busy offseason, with the naming of a new manager, the acquisition of catcherMiguel Montero, and the free agent signing of pitchers Jason Hammel and Jon Lester. But don't come to the conclusion all of that means the team i...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  11. Will anyone go after Scherzer?

    With Jon Lester finally off the table and headed to the Chicago Cubs, the pitcher most likely to start the courting process in earnest is Max Scherzer. However, with the bar having been set at six years and $155 million, it's still a mystery as to wh...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  12. Winners and losers of the winter meetings

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- In keeping with tradition, the Rule 5 draft was held on the final morning of baseball's winter meetings Thursday, and typically, executives pull roller bags into and out of that room, dying to get to the airport after four boring days of...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  13. Rumors Roundup for Wednesday

    Doug Mittler

    The winter meetings inched closer to a conclusion on Wednesday, and the rumor mill in San Diego finally centered on someone not named Jon Lester. Lester has a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  14. The market for Max Scherzer

    Doug Mittler

    The free agent pitcher under the most intense scrutiny at the winter meetings was Jon Lester. Now that Lester has landed a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, the attention shifts to Max Scherzer, who, at the very least, will end up as a very ri...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  15. The market for Cole Hamels

    Doug Mittler

    Cole Hamels had more than a passing interest in where Jon Lester would work in 2015. Now that Lester has picked the Chicago Cubs, the trade market for Hamels will come into focus. The Boston Red Sox reportedly had discussions with the Phillies ab...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  16. Can Lester repeat 2014 stats with Cubs?

    Eric Karabell

    For all the success new Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has achieved in his major league career, he's generally been a bit -- brace yourself, because nobody ever wants to hear or read this word -- overrated from a fantasy aspect, because we deal ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014