1. Cubs Claim Peterson and Lavarnway

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 2 hours ago 58 reads 0 comments

  2. Cubs Claim Shane Peterson from A's

    The Cubs have claimed outfielder Shane Peterson from the A's, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter).....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 hours ago 32 reads 0 comments

  3. Jon Lester Already Familiar with the "Curse"

    CHICAGO -- One thing about coming from the Boston Red Sox to work for the Chicago Cubs is already being aware of “curses” and long championship droughts...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 hours ago 18 reads 0 comments

  4. Managing Expectations for the 2015 Cubs

    CHICAGO – Before a break for the holidays, I feel the need to rain on everyone's parade. Specifically, the parade Chicago Cubs fans are planning down Michigan Avenue next October...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 hours ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. Pirates Sign Corey Hart

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 3 hours ago 28 reads 0 comments

  6. What It's Like to Be Part of a Blockbuster Trade: From Jenkins' Point of View

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 hours ago 4 reads 0 comments

  7. Someone Old, Someone New Are Cards' Best

    Prospects at the extreme ends of the Cardinals ' organization — one on the verge of an increased role in the majors, the other on the verge of increased expectations on the way ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 hours ago 6 reads 0 comments

  8. Chicago Cubs' Biggest Steal at the MLB Offseason 2-Month Mark

    The Chicago Cubs have been very active this offseason after starting off slow, adding catcher Miguel Montero via trade and pitchers Jon Lester, Jason Hammel and Jason Motte via free agency...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 6 hours ago 1,984 reads 0 comments

  9. Reassessing the Cincinnati Reds' Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What's Next

    Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty finally made a significant play on the last day of the winter meetings, flipping Alfredo Simon for two of Detroit 's top-10 prospects before swapping Mat Latos for two promising young talents from Miami...

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  10. Path to the playoffs: NL Central

    For many, baseball is more exciting than ever. The sport has appeared to reach a level of parity never seen before. Just look at some of the early returns this offseason. Basically, every team is "going for it...

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  11. Inbox: Does Molina have future at first base?

    ST. LOUIS -- Before answering a fresh batch of reader questions, remember that to have your submission considered for future inclusion, you must provide your first name, last initial and hometown along with it...

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  12. Brewers Coach LeBoeuf Undeterred by Cancer Battle

    MILWAUKEE -- The little milestones mean so much these days to Al LeBoeuf, a popular coach in the Brewers ' Minor League system who has been fighting to reclaim his legs from cancer...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 1 reads 0 comments

  13. O's, Reds, Mariners “among Possibilities” for Nori Aoki

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  14. After Playing a Lot in '14, Pena Stays Home This Offseason

    CINCINNATI -- Reds backup catcher Brayan Pena is usually a lock to play winter ball during his offseason, but that isn't the case during this particular offseason. Pena has decided to skip it this year -- pretty much...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 1 day ago 2 reads 0 comments

  15. National League Central's Early Odds of Going to World Series

    For the Pittsburgh Pirates , the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are behind us and the fun of PiratesFest 2014 is a happy memory...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 7 reads 0 comments

  16. Who Will Be Better: Justin Ruggiano or Jason Motte?

    Here's a BCB point/counterpoint. One of us wishes the Cubs had kept Justin Ruggiano. The other thinks Jason Motte has bigger upside.....

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

  17. Jon Lester Hoping to Age Well with Cubs

    Jon Lester will celebrate his 31st birthday in less than a month, but although the Chicago Cubs ' new ace is hopeful he can remain a highly effective pitcher for years to come, he knows that's not a given...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 2 reads 0 comments

  18. Jeff Samardzija Riffs on Cubs vs. Sox, AJ Pierzynski

    The White Sox introduced Jeff Samardzija, David Roberton and Melky Cabrera Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field, but it was Samardzija who stole the press conference show upon returning to Chicago...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 146 reads 0 comments

  19. The St. Louis Cardinals Are Once Again Rumored to Have Interest in Him

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 10 reads 0 comments

  20. Mike Matheny to Wear 26 to Honor Friend

    Another number change was announced Wednesday. Manager Mike Matheny announced he will wear number 26 this season to honor a friend.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 15 reads 0 comments

  21. Reds' Bullpen Still Awaiting Attention

    While left field concerns are understandably getting the bulk of the attention this offseason for the Reds , the club has not made a significant move to fix the bullpen either...

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  22. Why the Chicago Cubs Are Not World Series Contenders for 2015

    There's a warm cheer sweeping throughout the city of Chicago this week, but it's not the holiday season. It's baseball. Forget the summer of 2014. December is the highlight of the Chicago Cubs ' 2014 season by far...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 2 days ago 5,024 reads 7 comments

  23. New Cub Jason Motte Has Something to Say to Cardinals Nation

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  24. Joe Maddon Joins Olbermann

    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon joins Keith Olbermann to discuss his Hazleton Integration project and the Cubs' outlook for the 2015 season after signing Jon Lester.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 2 days ago 226 reads 0 comments

  25. GM John Mozeliak Has Been Value Shopping so Far This Offseason

    After two disappointing free agent signings in a row (in 2012 and 2013), it appears John Mozeliak has done a little better shopping for value so far this offseason.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 2 days ago 16 reads 0 comments