1. From Jon Lester to Jonny Gomes, Cubs Looking for New Leaders

    The Cubs are going to pay for leadership qualities. It's a common denominator in the failed pursuit of Russell Martin, the flirtation with Jon Lester and the legitimate interest in lower-level targets like Jonny Gomes...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 140 reads 0 comments

  2. Cardinals Should Rush to Sign Jason Heyward to an Extension

    Jason Heyward is a rare player, combining production and youth just a year from free agency. This winter might be the only chance the Cardinals have to lock up Heyward long term...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 79 reads 0 comments

  3. Does the Heyward Trade Tell Us Anything About the State of Farm System?

    Any time a sports team makes a trade for a significant asset, much of the analysis is spent analyzing both the player that was traded for and the parts that were given up to get him...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 13 reads 0 comments

  4. Rumor Mill: Peter Bourjos to Minnesota

    Heard a rumor yesterday that Minnesota was interested in acquiring Peter Bourjos, so I thought I'd examine the possibility...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 62 reads 0 comments

  5. Are Cardinals Plotting a Big Move?

    I'm going to break one of my rules by playing a little fantasy baseball today. No, I'm not joining a league for 2015. This is more about fantasizing...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 187 reads 0 comments

  6. Introducing Addison Russell, Possible Centerpiece of Game-Changing Winter Trade

    The Chicago Cubs ' future was on display late last summer with franchise cornerstones Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro playing on the same field as highly regarded prospects such as Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 44,918 reads 118 comments

  7. Matheny Helping Cardinals Work Through Grief

    ST. LOUIS -- As Mike Matheny stood back and listened to the advice and emotion that poured out of Carlos Martinez.....

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  8. Final Report Card for Cincinnati Reds Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

    The Cincinnati Reds sent nine prospects to the Surprise Saguaros for the 2014 Arizona Fall League. You can read the preview to the fall season here...

    Tyler Grote Written by Tyler Grote about 1 month ago 2,335 reads 3 comments

  9. Reds Will Be Alright in Right If Bruce Is Alright

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  10. Report: Jonny Gomes Drawing Legitimate Interest from Cubs, Four Others

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 131 reads 0 comments

  11. Brewers Sign Pitcher John Ely to Minor-League Deal

    Right-hander John Ely, who made 18 starts for the Dodgers in 2010 but pitched in Boston 's farm system last season as a reliever, signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers on Wednesday...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 36 reads 0 comments

  12. Cards Announce Report Dates, Grapefruit Games for Spring

    ST. LOUIS -- With a later opening day this coming season -- and the likelihood the World Series will wind its way into November -- the Cardinals will have a later start to spring training, one that comes more than a week after Valentine's Day...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 32 reads 0 comments

  13. Matheny Eager to See Where Heyward's 'Superstar Ability' Fits

    ST. LOUIS • It's too early, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said a day after the trade that rewrote his lineup, to start thinking about where and how much newcomer Jason Heyward ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 41 reads 0 comments

  14. Votto 'Doing Great' with Offseason Rehab Work

    While the Reds search to add offense during the offseason, they know they will still need their best hitter -- Joey Votto -- to be healthy and ready for next season...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 month ago 244 reads 0 comments

  15. Search for Left-Field Pop Brings Challenges for Reds

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 month ago 233 reads 0 comments

  16. Signing with Cubs Would Be Big Leap of Faith for Jon Lester

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 1 month ago 78 reads 0 comments

  17. Cardinals Release Outfielder Shane Robinson

    From Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish comes word that the Cardinals have cut ties with outfielder Shane Robinson, a fifth-round pick from the 2006 draft who has appeared in a total of 268 major league games...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 month ago 32 reads 0 comments

  18. Pirates Sign 10, Including Former First-Round Pick, to Minor League Contract

    The Pirates signed minor league free agent Brad Lincoln, their first-round draft pick in 2006, to a minor league contract Tuesday, along with nine other minor league free agents...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 373 reads 0 comments

  19. Miller's Departure Opens Rotation Competition

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 1 month ago 92 reads 0 comments

  20. Kyle Lohse: Brewers Season in Review

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 1 month ago 12 reads 0 comments

  21. Similarities Between Giancarlo Stanton and Joey Votto

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 1 month ago 170 reads 0 comments

  22. Cincinnati Reds in Review: SP Homer Bailey

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 1 month ago 308 reads 0 comments

  23. Cincinnati Reds Release Carlos Marmol

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 1 month ago 150 reads 0 comments

  24. Pirates Sign Brad Lincoln

    Brad Lincoln is back where it all started, signing a minor-league deal with the Pirates nearly a decade after they made him the No. 4 overall pick.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 19 reads 0 comments

  25. Pirates Were Wise Not to Match Russell Martin's Deal with Blue Jays

    Russell Martin agreed today to a five-year, $82 million deal with the Blue Jays , ending his two-year tenure as the Pirates ' starting catcher...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 month ago 8 reads 0 comments