1. Pete Kozma Poses More Questions for St. Louis Cardinals

    Pete Kozma has provided more than a little jolt to the St. Louis Cardinals ' line up since being called up from Memphis earlier this month.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 28 days ago 202 reads 0 comments

  2. Why Is Wong a Platoon Player?

    1. Manager Mike Matheny apparently views 2B Kolten Wong as something of a platoon player, and I'm a a tad confused as to why. Wong, who bats lefthanded, has been out of the Cardinals lineup in recent games against LH starters...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 28 days ago 168 reads 0 comments

  3. Wong's Way: Adding Value One Extra Base at a Time

    Kolten Wong has seen his share of struggles at the plate this season but his effort on the basepaths is likely going to make him a 2+ fWAR player for the season.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 28 days ago 108 reads 0 comments

  4. All Pressure Is on the Cards

    First, I'm sorry I went missing in action last week. I was pounded by a sequence of maladies including a sinus infection and strep throat. And rather than contaminate anyone, I shut it down and locked myself in a room for several days...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 28 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  5. Waino Reaffirms His Greatness : Sports

    Adam Wainwright doesn't need to win 20 games to reaffirm his status as one of MLB 's top starting pitchers. But symbolically, Wainwright's 20th victory will draw positive attention, and he deserves it...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 28 days ago 125 reads 0 comments

  6. Pirates Notebook: Volquez Open to Re-Signing with Team

    Bargain-hunting general manager Neal Huntington got it right last winter when he signed right-hander Edinson Volquez to a one-year, $5 million contract...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 28 days ago 112 reads 0 comments

  7. Worth the Wait: Liriano Flourishing

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were very patient with Francisco Liriano the first three months of the season, holding onto the hope that something positive would emerge from what was looking ...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 28 days ago 172 reads 0 comments

  8. Travis Wood Finishes Forgettable Year

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs left-hander Travis Wood summed up his 2014 season, one which followed his first All-Star selection...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 28 days ago 108 reads 0 comments

  9. Pirates Sticking to What's Worked in Playoff Chase

    ATLANTA — Francisco Liriano walked two of the first three batters he faced. At one point, he threw four consecutive balls, all fastballs, none harder than 90 mph to rookie Phil Gosselin, who had walked three times all season...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 28 days ago 163 reads 0 comments

  10. Liriano, McCutchen help Pirates to 1-0 win over Braves

    ATLANTA — Much has been made about opponents pitching inside to Andrew McCutchen. Some believe McCutchen's unusual rib injury was related to being hit by a pitch in Arizona ...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 28 days ago 24 reads 0 comments

  11. McCutchen Wins Pirates' Clemente Award

    Andrew McCutchen is the winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, as voted on by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 28 days ago 45 reads 0 comments

  12. Cubs' Wood Ready to Correct 2014 Season

    The Chicago Cubs are in the midst of exit interviews with players, but left-hander Travis Wood gave an accurate and blunt assessment of his 2014 season following an 8-0 loss Monday night to the St...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 28 days ago 219 reads 0 comments

  13. Cardinals Beat Cubs to Reduce Magic Number to Four

    The St. Louis Cardinals again failed to receive any help in their bid to close out... Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2014/09/22/3416112/cardinals-beat-cubs-to-reduce...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 28 days ago 126 reads 0 comments

  14. Wainwright Wins 20th, Cardinals Beat Cubs 8-0

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 28 days ago 3,377 reads 1 comments

  15. McCutchen Homers, Pirates Beat Braves 1-0

    ATLANTA -- Andrew McCutchen homered, Francisco Liriano won his fourth straight start and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved closer to a postseason berth, beating the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Monday night...

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 28 days ago 445 reads 0 comments

  16. Pirates Will 'Do Everything We Can to Try to Keep' Russell Martin

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 28 days ago 222 reads 0 comments

  17. Volquez Wants to Re-Sign with Pirates

    Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez turned into one of the biggest free-agent bargains this season...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 28 days ago 120 reads 0 comments

  18. What It Would Take for Chicago Cubs to Land Jon Lester This Offseason

    Jon Lester will be one of the most sought after free agents this offseason, and the Cubs figure to be right toward the top of the list of potential suitors...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 29 days ago 9,840 reads 32 comments

  19. Another Miserable Day for Brewers' Vanishing Offense

    If all it took to succeed was strong starting pitching, the Milwaukee Brewers would be having a great road trip with a playoff berth on the line.....

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 29 days ago 51 reads 0 comments

  20. Billy Hamilton Is Planning to Work on His Bunting with Ex-MLBer Juan Pierre

    Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton is planning on working on his bunting with former outfielder Juan Pierre.....

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 29 days ago 140 reads 0 comments

  21. Carpenter, Adams (Illness) Return vs. Cubs

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 29 days ago 51 reads 0 comments

  22. Javier Baez Wants to Slim Down for Next Season

    The process of preparing for next season already has started, with Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and manager Rick Renteria conducting exit interviews with selected position players...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 29 days ago 651 reads 0 comments

  23. Cubs Ready to Make a Big Play for Pitching

    The Cubs know they can't just get by on change-of-scenery guys and sign-and-flip deals, planning to make a huge investment in their rotation either this offseason and/or next winter...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 29 days ago 814 reads 0 comments

  24. Cardinals Bench Has Questions Leading to the Playoffs

    The Cardinals have used September to bring back injured players and provide some exposure to some players without previous major league experience. As October comes close, the Cardinals will be forced to trim the roster and refine the bench...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 29 days ago 115 reads 0 comments

  25. Pittsburgh Pirates' 2014 All-Prospect Team

    While the Pittsburgh Pirates are currently seeking their second straight playoff appearance, they are also looking forward to the future...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 29 days ago 1,829 reads 3 comments