1. Motte Could Have Big Payoff for Cubs

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 days ago 152 reads 0 comments

  2. Heyward the Biggest Upgrade at Any Position by Any Team This Offseason?

    The Hot Stove isn't over yet, but the St. Louis Cardinals ' acquisition of Jason Heyward to play right field is looking like the single biggest upgrade at any position by any club this offseason...

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  3. Teams Have Coveted Ex-Cards

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  4. Are Cards' Awards Indicators of Future Success?

    ST. LOUIS • For a particularly vitriolic stretch of time on Twitter last Thursday, the question seemed innocent enough given the Cardinals announcement that afternoon...

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  5. Cubs Claim Peterson and Lavarnway

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  6. 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 6 days ago 33 reads 0 comments

  7. 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 6 days ago 405 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 6 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  9. Pirates Sign Corey Hart

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

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 6 days ago 87 reads 0 comments

  11. 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 6 days ago 237 reads 0 comments

  12. 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 days ago 9,158 reads 0 comments

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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...

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

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  18. 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 7 days ago 2 reads 0 comments

  19. 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 7 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  20. 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 7 days ago 188 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 7 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  22. 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...

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

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  24. 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 7 days ago 103 reads 0 comments

  25. 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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