1. Why Stop at One: Cubs Built for a Long Run of Title Contention

    CLEVELAND — It was the wise Satchel Paige who warned, "Don't look back; something might be gaining on you." Don't the Cleveland Indians , who let a three-games-to-one World Series lead slip away to the Chicago Cubs , know it...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 34,771 reads 125 comments

  2. Cubs Parade 2016: Celebration Schedule, Live Stream, Route and Players to Watch

    There might not be another celebration quite like what we are expecting out of the Chicago Cubs and their fans after 108 years of waiting. The Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908 Wednesday night...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 months ago 11,863 reads 3 comments

  3. The Wait Goes on for the Cleveland Indians: 'I Don't Think It'll Take 108 Years'

    The day Mike Hargrove was traded to the Cleveland Indians , the team was 8.5 games out of first place and the drought was 31 years old...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 17,862 reads 30 comments

  4. Yankees Can Have Fruitful Offseason Without Halting Youth Movement

    The offseason has arrived. For the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians , that means taking a moment to reflect on an epic seven-game World Series...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 4 months ago 19,005 reads 33 comments

  5. Historic Cubs-Indians World Series Moves MLB From Fading Pastime to Spotlight

    If MLB locked 1,000 screenwriters with 1,000 typewriters in a room for 1,000 days, they couldn't have conjured a better storyline for the 2016 World Series . The game's two longest suffering franchises...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 4 months ago 15,349 reads 56 comments

  6. Francisco Rodriguez Contract Option Picked Up by Tigers: Details, Reaction

    The Detroit Tigers have picked up their $6 million contract option on pitcher Francisco Rodriguez , the team announced Thursday. Rodriguez saved 44 games last year while posting a 3...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 months ago 1,608 reads 0 comments

  7. Seth Smith Contract Option Picked Up by Mariners: Latest Details and Reaction

    The Seattle Mariners announced they picked up outfielder Seth Smith 's $7 million club option for 2017 on Thursday. Since the Mariners acquired him in a trade with the San Diego Padres ahead of the 2015 campaign, Smith has posted a ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 months ago 2,803 reads 3 comments

  8. Jonathan Lucroy Contract Option Picked Up by Rangers: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Texas Rangers have officially picked u p the $5.25 million contract option for Jonathan Lucroy, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegraph confirmed the report...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 months ago 339 reads 0 comments

  9. Cubs Parade 2016: Predictions, Viewing Information for World Series Celebration

    For the first time in 108 years, the city of Chicago will be able to bask in the glow of a World Series celebration with the Cubs when the team holds its victory parade on Friday...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 4,624 reads 0 comments

  10. Alcides Escobar's Contract Option to Be Picked Up by Royals: Details, Reaction

    Shortstop Alcides Escobar will return to the Kansas City Royals for a seventh season as the team is reportedly set to pick up his 2017 team option...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 4 months ago 437 reads 0 comments

  11. Wade Davis Contract Option to Be Picked Up by Royals: Latest Details, Reaction

    Wade Davis has been one of the better closers in baseball over the past two seasons, and the Kansas City Royals are expected to make a prudent move to keep the 31-year-old in tow Thursday by picking up his $10 million club option for 2017...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 422 reads 0 comments

  12. Cubs Fan Fulfills Promise, Listens to World Series at Father's Grave

    As fans traveled to Cleveland or gathered outside Wrigley Field to witness the Chicago Cubs ' first World Series championship since 1908, Wayne Williams listened to the game in a cemetery...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 25,364 reads 8 comments

  13. Clay Buchholz's Contract Option Picked Up by Red Sox: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Boston Red Sox are betting on a strong rebound from Clay Buchholz in 2017 after announcing they had picked up the starting pitcher's contract option...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 2,604 reads 6 comments

  14. Jon Niese's Contract Option Declined by Mets: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The New York Mets have reportedly declined the option of Jonathon Niese , ending the player's second stint with the franchise, per Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball and Matt Ehalt of the Record ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 4 months ago 690 reads 0 comments

  15. Craig Sager Has Bet on Cubs to Win World Series Every Year Since 1981

    For 35 years, Craig Sager has bet that the Chicago Cubs will win the World Series . His optimism finally paid off...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 49,115 reads 3 comments

  16. Fernando Rodney's Contract Option Declined by Marlins: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Miami Marlins declined their team option on reliever Francisco Rodney, making him an unrestricted free agent...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 4 months ago 240 reads 0 comments

  17. World Series 2016: Biggest Offseason Questions for Cubs and Indians

    An epic 2016 World Series ended with one of the most memorable games in recent baseball history. The Chicago Cubs ended their 108-year championship drought with an 8-7, 10-inning win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 7...

    Brian Marron Written by Brian Marron about 4 months ago 1,548 reads 0 comments

  18. Carlos Santana's Contract Option Picked Up by Indians: Latest Details, Reaction

    Cleveland picked up its $12 million club option on slugger Carlos Santana on Friday after its crushing defeat in Game 7 of the World Series at the hands of the Chicago Cubs , the team announced ...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 593 reads 0 comments

  19. Jaime Garcia's Contract Option Picked Up by Cardinals: Latest Details, Reaction

    The St. Louis Cardinals reportedly will pick up the $12 million club option in the contract of starting pitcher Jaime Garcia for 2017. Jenifer Langosch of MLB ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 4 months ago 1,345 reads 0 comments

  20. Charlie Morton's Contract Option Declined by Phillies: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The Philadelphia Phillies announced Thursday that they have declined to pick up the mutual option on pitcher Charlie Morton . Morton was set to earn a $9...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 610 reads 0 comments

  21. Students List Cubs World Series Win as Reason for Tardiness

    At least they were honest. The Chicago Cubs needed 10 innings and over four hours (including a rain delay) to snap their World Series drought with a Wednesday night game that dragged into Thursday morning...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 4 months ago 24,471 reads 3 comments

  22. Jose Reyes' Contract Option Picked Up by Mets: Latest Details and Reaction

    After playing well in 60 games for the New York Mets in 2016, infielder Jose Reyes will be back with the team next season. Per Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 358 reads 0 comments

  23. Matt Albers' Contract Option Declined by White Sox: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The Chicago White Sox could have retained Matt Albers by picking up his $3 million club option for next season, but they reportedly decided to cut ties with the veteran reliever Thursday after he stumbled through the 2016 season...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 4 months ago 654 reads 0 comments

  24. Matt Moore's Contract Option Picked Up by Giants: Latest Details and Reaction

    In a move that was a mere formality, the San Francisco Giants exercised the $7 million option on left-handed pitcher Matt Moore's contract for 2017. Today's Knuckleball's Jon Heyman and MLB ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 4 months ago 6,194 reads 17 comments

  25. Cubs vs. Indians: 2016 World Series Game 7 Ratings Revealed

    Wednesday night's epic World Series Game 7 between the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs—won by the Cubs, 8-7—received huge ratings, according to CNBC : Per A...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 4 months ago 52,974 reads 155 comments