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  1. Cubs seeking new home for Jackson?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs are probably hoping that Edwin Jackson puts on a good show when he takes the mound Thursday night, because if he continues to underwhelm spectators in attendance -- including any scouts who happen to be watching -- they'll find it ha...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Cubs still preparing for more moves?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs have already contributed to the biggest deal thus far in 2014 -- sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics -- but may not yet be done supplying players to contending teams this season. Gordon Wittenmyer of ...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  3. Cubs roster in flux

    AJ Mass

    When the second-half of the season begins, it's not quite clear who will be in the starting rotation for the Chicago Cubs in their new "post-Samardzija and Hammel deal" reality. ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers reports that "Edwin Jackson, Travis Wood and Jak...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. Jackson on the outs in Chicago?

    AJ Mass

    Last September, Edwin Jackson exchanged words with then-manager Dale Sveum in the Chicago Cubs dugout after being unexpectedly pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of a game. Sveum is now gone, but the beginning of some friction with new ski...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  5. Moving the "immovable" contracts

    Jim Bowden

    In 2008, the Toronto Blue Jays shocked the baseball world when they signed outfielder Vernon Wells to a seven-year, $126 million deal. His career .319 OBP and a dismal 2009 season and perceived decline as well as a base salary that escalated to $21 m...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  6. Aces who will bounce back in the second half - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross examines why several big-name pitchers, including Tim Lincecum and Dan Haren, will bounce back in the second half of the MLB season.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  7. Top 10 MLB pitchers by 'stuff' - MLB

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross ranks MLB pitchers based purely on their "stuff," using a mathematical model based on velocity and movement of pitches and pitch frequency.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  8. Need strikeouts? Try out these pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    With strikeout rates across the big leagues rising to historic levels, it's relatively easy to find pitchers who pile on this statistic. Then again, the bar for competing in this category has been raised as well. It's tougher to get away with a low-s...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  9. Breaking down Kevin Gausman's debut

    Eric Karabell

    So many eyes in the real and fantasy baseball world were on young Baltimore Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman Thursday night as he made his much-awaited big league debut in Canada against the Toronto Blue Jays. Gausman, the team's No. 2 preseason pi...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  10. Doubts growing about Cubs prospects

    Jim Bowden

    MESA, Ariz. -- It's telling that the Chicago Cubs leapt 10 places in ESPN.com's Future Power Rankings, jumping from 16th to sixth in only one season. Both the major-league club and farm system saw significant additions, but that won't stop another la...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  11. Mike Rizzo's incredible offseason

    Jim Bowden

    One of the most difficult things to do in baseball is keep a good team intact. Any number of factors from finances to free agency can fracture a team. To actually improve it and upgrade it at several key positions in one offseason can prove most diff...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  12. Edwin Jackson fits the Cubs' strategy

    Keith Law

    Given the current price of starting pitching in free agency, the annual salary of $11 million (excluding the $8 million he'll receive as a signing bonus) that Edwin Jackson got from the Chicago Cubs is reasonable, especially because he probably ...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  13. Edwin Jackson fits the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding strategy - MLB

    Keith Law

    Edwin Jackson fits the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding strategy, writes Keith Law.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  14. Giants top first offseason power rankings

    Buster Olney

    Michael Bourn is still looking for a job, and so are Kyle Lohse, Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher, Adam LaRoche, A.J. Pierzynski and Edwin Jackson. Rick Porcello is going to be traded, and as much as the Detroit Tigers keep telling everybody they're...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  15. San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's first offseason power ran...

    Buster Olney

    San Francisco Giants top Buster Olney's early winter power ranking.

    Blog | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  16. Scott Boras still holds all the cards

    Jim Bowden

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last year, well into January, Prince Fielder remained unsigned. But as colleague Jerry Crasnick wrote at the time, it wasn't going to cause his agent, Scott Boras, to sweat: "In Boras' world view, the trade market is almost tapped...

    Blog | December 07, 2012