1. Like Reds' Mesoraco, Catchers Often Must Serve Apprenticeship

    It's hard being a young catcher. Even ones as highly regarded as Cincinnati 's Devin Mesoraco — rated the 11th-best prospect in baseball the year after he debuted — find the adjustment difficult...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 12 days ago 138 reads 0 comments

  2. This Is the Offense That the Reds Envisioned

    The Cincinnati Reds offense in the months of April and May was, to be perfectly honest, one of the worst in the league...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 12 days ago 257 reads 0 comments

  3. 3 St. Louis Cardinals Prospects Who Should Be Called Up in the 2nd Half

    The second half of the regular season is underway, and the St. Louis Cardinals (44-39) are pressing to find an identity...

    Tyler Poslosky Written by Tyler Poslosky about 12 days ago 1,566 reads 1 comments

  4. Fleet of AL Newcomers Highlight of Midseason Awards

    Annually, when doing the midseason awards — yep, go check it, teams have played half their games — the focus is on the glamour honors: MVP and Cy Young. And there are wonderful, debatable races ongoing in each category...

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  5. Pittsburgh Pirates' Ike Davis Gets Last Laugh Against Former Team

    When Ike Davis made his debut in 2010 with the New York Mets , it seemed that the Mets had found their first baseman of the future. From 2010-2012, Davis blasted 58 home runs and drove in 186 runs in just 339 games played...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 12 days ago 1,605 reads 0 comments

  6. Cardinals Bring Back Taveras

    LOS ANGELES • Looking for a jolt to an offense that has been frustrated most of the season, the Cardinals are sending a message, making a move and delivering a promise all in one transaction this afternoon...

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  7. Cards Will Recall Top Prospect Oscar Taveras

    The @ Cardinals option RHP Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Memphis; will recall OF Oscar Taveras from Memphis on Tuesday...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 13 days ago 89 reads 0 comments

  8. Cards Ponder Options for Lifeless Lineup

    LOS ANGELES • What the Cardinals first saw as a four-game series between two playoff-worthy contenders and rich with autumnal intensity turned wickedly and irrefutably against ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 620 reads 0 comments

  9. Don't Trade Taveras

    1. I'd be shocked if Cardinals GM John Mozeliak traded his top prospect, outfielder Oscar Taveras. As Ken Rosenthal (Fox Sports) wrote this week, a franchise starved for runs during ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 187 reads 0 comments

  10. McGwire Sees Reason for Cards' Offensive Decline

    LOS ANGELES • During the Los Angeles' Dodgers recent visit to Kansas City , Yasiel Puig tagged a line drive toward the right-field corner, and in the dugout hitting coach Mark McGwire thought it was a surefire triple...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 653 reads 0 comments

  11. Cards Notebook: Rondon Finally Makes Debut

    LOS ANGELES • To replenish a bullpen taxed by covering short starts twice already in the four-game series, the Cardinals recalled righty Jorge Rondon from Class AAA Memphis for Sunday's game...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 126 reads 0 comments

  12. At 2014 Midpoint, Still About the Prospects

    CHICAGO -- The first scheduled Sunday off for the Chicago Cubs in 82 years comes one game before the midway point of the season...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 354 reads 0 comments

  13. Series Matchup: Cubs at Red Sox

    Who's hot: Starlin Castro has 21 RBIs in June, third most in the NL. Arrieta carried a perfect game into the seventh inning of his last start against the Reds .....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  14. Theo Epstein Looks to Future, Skips Trip to Past

    This week's long-anticipated Fenway Park homecoming for Cubs President Theo Epstein has been postponed due to circumstances beyond his control.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 1,231 reads 0 comments

  15. Boston Success Informs, Fuels Epstein

    BOSTON – If there's one thing Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein brought with him from Boston in 2011 it was an understanding. An understanding of what an iconic sports franchise means to its fan base and to its city...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 177 reads 0 comments

  16. Cincinnati Reds: Top 10 Reds of Week 13

    After taking two out of three vs. the Chicago Cubs and sweeping the San Francisco Giants , the Cincinnati Reds occupy one of the NL's two wild-card slots...

    Tyler Grote Written by Tyler Grote about 13 days ago 1,856 reads 1 comments

  17. Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 13

    After taking a week off from the prospect stock watch, we're back this week, complete with updated rankings following the first half of the season and the MLB draft...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 13 days ago 8,428 reads 17 comments

  18. Brewers Deliver a Clunker in Series Finale

    Befitting their status as baseball's second-best team, the Milwaukee Brewers have played very few stinkers this year...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 13 days ago 68 reads 0 comments

  19. Reds Get Giant Sweep Thanks to Homer Bailey Shutout

    Homer Bailey wasn't upset when he hit into a double play to end the top of the Reds ' three-run ninth in Saturday's game against the Giants ...

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  20. Game Log: Dodgers Wallop Cards 6-0 in Series Finale

    Saturday rolled into Sunday in the offensive department as the Dodgers broke out into a six run lead within two innings...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 13 days ago 73 reads 0 comments

  21. Alvarez Lifts Pirates Past Mets 5-2

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 13 days ago 166 reads 0 comments

  22. Pirates Beat Mets, 5-2, and Take 3 of 4 in Series

    The Pirates will turn the page to July with a winning record after adding one more this afternoon. The club jumped out to an early lead on Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, then rode six shutout innings from Edinson Volquez to edge New York, 5-2...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 13 days ago 129 reads 0 comments

  23. Brewers' Gomez Says Neck OK After Collision

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez said Sunday his neck is OK after he had to leave Saturday night's game against the Colorado Rockies following an outfield collision with teammate Ryan Braun...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 13 days ago 223 reads 0 comments

  24. Gomez (Neck) out vs. Rockies

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  25. Marte (Concussion) Returns vs. Mets

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