1. Cubs' Hype-Filled Roster Still at Least a Year Away from MLB Success

    It's possible, likely even, that in the long and storied history of Major League Baseball, there has never been a team coming off five consecutive losing seasons with more hype surrounding it than the Chicago Cubs have right now...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 5 days ago 18,521 reads 69 comments

  2. Biggest Takeaways from Jon Lester's Introductory Press Conference with Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs officially introduced starting pitcher Jon Lester as the newest member of the organization on Monday afternoon...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 days ago 14,091 reads 69 comments

  3. Key MLB Free Agents Opting for 'Greener Pastures' an Early Offseason Trend

    So far, the MLB offseason has been the winter of jumping ship. With the exception of Victor Martinez, who re-signed with the Detroit Tigers on a four-year, $68 million deal, all of the big-name free agents will be playing for new teams in 2015...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 7 days ago 16,478 reads 18 comments

  4. Jon Lester Calmly Responds to Angry Red Sox Fans over Twitter After Joining Cubs

    Jon Lester signed with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night, marking the first of many big moves to come as MLB teams work through the winter meetings...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 10 days ago 152,378 reads 238 comments

  5. Cubs Land Jon Lester in Late-Night Strike, and Dreams of Contending Soar

    SAN DIEGO — Suddenly, in the middle of the night on the East Coast, construction on the Chicago Cubs’ roster dramatically blew past the construction that is remodeling Wrigley Field...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 12 days ago 93,152 reads 308 comments

  6. St. Louis Cardinals Rumors: Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Talk

    History suggests the St. Louis Cardinals rarely go all-in during the offseason. After dealing starter Shelby Miller to the Atlanta Braves for Jason Heyward and reliever Jordan ...

    Tyler Poslosky Written by Tyler Poslosky about 16 days ago 6,284 reads 7 comments

  7. Matt Kemp Will Be the Prize at the Offense-Starved Winter Meetings

    Prizes are only as valuable as the people who covet them. That is why the first month-plus of Major League Baseball’s offseason has been a slugfest for those who slug...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 17 days ago 28,930 reads 64 comments

  8. 'Mystery' Dodgers Flexing Their Resources with Last-Minute Push for Jon Lester

    Right on cue, here come the big, bad Los Angeles Dodgers , swagger in tow and checkbook in hand. The Dodgers had been a team dismissed in the rumors swirling around Jon Lester ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 18 days ago 22,782 reads 90 comments

  9. Chicago Cubs' Quiet Offseason Is No Reason to Doubt Their Grand Plan

    One can understand the panic amongst Chicago Cubs fans. After all, going more than a century without winning it all can severely test peoples’ patience. Just not the Cubs front office...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 18 days ago 18,990 reads 34 comments

  10. Scott Miller's Starting 9: With Nelson Cruz, Mariners Can Win Now—and Later

    Who knew it would start raining bats in Seattle? Robinson Cano last winter. Nelson Cruz this winter. Maybe the drought is finally over. The Seattle Mariners: Early AL West favorites entering 2015? You bet...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 19 days ago 84,257 reads 42 comments

  11. After Losing Sandoval, Giants Should Form Bumgarner-Lester 1-2 Punch

    The San Francisco Giants just lost Pablo Sandoval, their third baseman and cleanup hitter. So, naturally, they should set their sights on... Jon Lester , starting pitcher. Seems counterintuitive on its face...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 21 days ago 32,207 reads 41 comments

  12. Assessing Likelihood the Yankees Sign Top 3 Remaining Free-Agent Targets

    It is Thanksgiving, which means the holiday season is in full swing. With Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez both going to Boston and a few other free agents already signed, it is clear that baseball's offseason is well underway as well...

    Gary  Phillips Written by Gary Phillips about 24 days ago 19,550 reads 29 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox's Best Free-Agency Backup Plans If They Miss on Jon Lester

    The Boston Red Sox have wasted no time taking an early lead in terms of hot-stove headlines. According to The Boston Globe 's Peter Abraham , they may not be done making some splashes, as the team is still very much in the hunt for Jon Lester...

    Ben Carsley Written by Ben Carsley about 25 days ago 12,155 reads 27 comments

  14. MLB Free Agents 2014: Latest Rumors, Predictions for Key Stars

    Key players have already signed new contracts this winter, setting the standard for how the rest of the offseason is going to unfold. MLB free agency, much like any other sport's free agency, is driven heavily by the depth of the market...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 26 days ago 2,455 reads 0 comments

  15. MLB Free Agents 2014: Rumors, Predictions for Top Names on the Market

    There's always that dark-horse team that gets in the way of your MLB free agency predictions. Don't worry; it happens to everybody...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 27 days ago 5,035 reads 0 comments

  16. Chicago Cubs: If They Miss Out on Lester, Scherzer Is an Excellent Plan B

    In only about three years, Theo Epstein has built the Chicago Cubs farm system into one of the game’s best...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Heath Clary about 1 month ago 4,325 reads 3 comments