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  1. ICYMI: SweetSpot hits of the week

    Jason Rosenberg

    A couple of scary, horrible moments Thursday night cast a pall across the league as first the otherworldly Giancarlo Stanton was drilled in the face by Mike Fiers and had to be removed from the stadium via stretcher. He suffered multiple facial fract...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. Mike Olt returns with a 'fresh start'

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs infielder Mike Olt is back with the team and hoping a fresh start will make a difference for him this time around. "I had to go down (to the minors) and make a physical adjustment. What I was doing up here wasn't working," O...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  3. Cubs losing two infielders?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago Cubs are probably thankful that the 2014 season will soon be over, as their starting lineup appears to be falling prey to injury like a bunch of dominoes crshing to the ground one after the other. Early Tuesday, Anthony Rizzo underw...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Olt to play first once healthy

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs infielder Mike Olt will return to the team in the coming days while he rehabs a hamstring injury, team president Theo Epstein said on Tuesday. Olt will be part of the group of players called up from the minors when rosters expa...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. Five things we learned Friday

    Tommy Rancel

    1. Another Friday, another no-hit bid against the Cincinnati Reds Last week Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor tossed 7 2/3 innings before the Reds put a hit on the board. Friday, it was Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez who kept Cinc...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  6. Series preview: Mets vs. Braves

    Adam Rubin

    Getty ImagesThe Mets face Alex Wood, Julio Teheran and Mike Minor this week at Citi Field.NEW YORK METS (61-70, fourth place/NL East) vs. ATLANTA BRAVES (68-63, second place/NL East) Tuesday: RHP Dillon Gee (4-6, 3.84) vs. LHP Alex Wood (9-9, 3.05...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. 6 things we'd like to see in final 6 weeks

    Jesse Rogers

    The Chicago Cubs begin the final six weeks of the season on Monday and, at 53-70 going into their game against the New York Mets, it's all about getting ready for next season. They might play spoiler along the way, but that's secondary to finding out...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  8. What to do if you own Josh Hamilton

    Eric Karabell

    Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia certainly raised eyebrows this past weekend when he said outfielder Josh Hamilton, now in his second season with the club, is not the same player he was previously with the Texas Rangers. Perhaps it's a motiva...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  9. Scouting the Under Armour All-Americans

    Keith Law

    The Under Armour All-American Game took place Saturday at Wrigley Field, featuring many of the top high school prospects for the 2015 draft, with Bill Ripken and Sean Casey serving as managers. It was dominated by pitchers, as these showcase games us...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  10. Mike Fiers and the sneaky K club

    Eric Karabell

    By dinnertime Thursday a pair of right-handed starting pitchers already had delivered 14-strikeout performances, which seemed awfully rare to me, and then I found out it had happened four times in 40 years. So yeah, it's rare. One of the fellows who ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  11. Coghlan proving he belongs with Cubs

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- On June 1, Chicago Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan was hitting .139. On July 1, he was "up" to .206. That's when things took off. Coghlan has been on a six-week tear, solidifying the leadoff role and left field as well as rejuvenating a ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  12. Sum of little mistakes Dodgers' new plague

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers were in a series with a lot at stake in a stadium filled with revved-up fans stoked by a rivalry, they played their best baseball of the season, outscoring the San Francisco Giants 17-4 over a thre...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. Junior Lake's chance is now

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Could this be Chicago Cubs outfielder Junior Lake's last real chance this season at showing he belongs in a platoon or as an everyday starter going into 2015? The right-handed-hitting Lake is scheduled to play a lot during the next couple o...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  14. Maddux starts at head of Hall rotation

    Doug Padilla

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Just like he carved up opponents from 60 feet, 6 inches away, Greg Maddux moved through his Hall of Fame speech Sunday with deft precision. There was family to thank, teammates and coaches he appreciated and a few people who w...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  15. Pierzynski back in Chicago with Cardinals

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- A.J. Pierzynski spent eight seasons with the Chicago White Sox. He won a World Series in his first year with the team and made an All-Star appearance. Pierzynski, who is joining his sixth team after signing with the St. Louis Cardinals on ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  16. 5 Questions: Is Hendricks the real deal?

    Jesse Rogers

    So much news so little time. As the Chicago Cubs were beating the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night they were also in the midst of a roster reshuffling. Veteran Darwin Barney (designated for assignment) and rookie Mike Olt (optioned to Triple-A Io...

    Blog | July 23, 2014