1. Bernie Video: Cubs' Good Offseason Will Boost Cards-Cubs Rivalry

    Bernie says the Jon Lester signing makes Max Scherzer's price go up, which makes him even less likely to join the Cardinals .....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  2. Cardinals Saw Cubs Ready 'To Make a Splash'

    SAN DIEGO • With a ringside seat for the Chicago Cubs ' late-season surge, the Cardinals , who vaulted into first place because of wins by the Cubs against division foes, figured ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 9 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  3. Mark Reynolds to Cardinals: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    The St. Louis Cardinals added some quality corner infield depth and pop Thursday, as they reached an agreement to sign Mark Reynolds...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 9 days ago 14,373 reads 26 comments

  4. Cardinals to Sign Mark Reynolds

    The Cardinals have agreed to a deal with free agent first baseman/DH Mark Reynolds, pending physical, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports on Twitter...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 9 days ago 73 reads 0 comments

  5. Grading the Cincinnati Reds' Offseason Post-Winter Meetings

    EDIT: A new edition was written following the trades made on Thursday December 11. Read the new grade here With the conclusion of the 2014 winter meetings, the Cincinnati Reds and the direction they're headed are no less ambiguous...

    Tyler Grote Written by Tyler Grote about 9 days ago 7,203 reads 17 comments

  6. After Lester Signing, Buzz Picks Up on Cubs

    SAN DIEGO – It was "dig me" day for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at the winter meetings in Southern California...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 9 days ago 219 reads 0 comments

  7. Antonio Bastardo to Pirates: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

    On the heels of another solid season for the Philadelphia Phillies , relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo has been moved to the Pittsburgh Pirates . In return, the Phillies acquired J oely Rodriguez, a minor league arm...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 10 days ago 12,562 reads 11 comments

  8. Report: Pirates Close to Acquiring Antonio Bastardo

    The Pirates are close to acquiring southpaw reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Phillies , FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter link)...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 36 reads 0 comments

  9. Report: Bucs 'Close' to Acquiring Bastardo from PHI

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  10. Jonny Gomes Fits Cubs' Leadership Mission

    Jon Lester was the centerpiece of Plan A that centered on the Cubs ' efforts to accelerate their push toward playoff status...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 236 reads 0 comments

  11. Report: Pirates and Walker Have Talked Extension

    SAN DIEGO — The Pirates have had recent, introductory discussions with Neil Walker's camp about a multi-year extension, according to a source...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 491 reads 0 comments

  12. SiriusXM: Maddon 'Couldn't Be Happier' to Have Lester

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 88 reads 0 comments

  13. Lynn Is in Line for a Big Raise

    SAN DIEGO • While acknowledging that they have significant “payroll muscle” to increase spending on the team in the coming years, one area where Cardinals officials ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 10 days ago 437 reads 0 comments

  14. Cardinals Ponder Using Stephen Piscotty as a RH 1B Platoon

    Per reports, the Cardinals may be interested in giving right-handed hitting Stephen Piscotty reps at first base in 2015...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 10 days ago 303 reads 0 comments

  15. Strauss: Cards Must Find New Way to Win

    SAN DIEGO • Mike Matheny showed up for Tuesday's interview put together in the 40-something manager's uniform — leather boots, designer jeans with untucked button-down framed by a sport coat...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 10 days ago 142 reads 0 comments

  16. Pat Neshek Was 'Seconds Away' from Signing with Pirates

    Pat Neshek agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million contract with Houston this morning, but the side-arming reliever admitted to Brian McTaggart of MLB .com that he “was probably seconds away from signing with Pittsburgh ...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 10 days ago 188 reads 0 comments

  17. Why the Cubs Should Offer Max Scherzer a $200 Million Deal

    It’s official: Jon Lester is now a member of the Chicago Cubs after signing a six-year, $155 million deal. As Scott Miller of Bleacher Report recently wrote, the Cubs’ dreams of finally contending might be here ...

    Dan Karpuc Written by Dan Karpuc about 10 days ago 2,843 reads 8 comments

  18. Cubs To Sign Jon Lester

    The bonus is in fact for $30MM, though it will be paid out over the life of the deal, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports (links to Twitter)...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 10 days ago 145 reads 0 comments

  19. Report: RHP Neshek Signs with Astros

    Varoon Bose Written by Varoon Bose about 10 days ago 11 reads 0 comments

  20. Johnny Cueto Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Reds Star

    With an array of talented pitchers eligible for free agency next season, the Cincinnati Reds —unlikely to re-sign them all — are a logical trade partner for teams looking to improve their staff...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 10 days ago 7,570 reads 15 comments

  21. Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Reds Star

    With executives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams in San Diego for the winter meetings, eye-opening names were bound to be discussed...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 10 days ago 30,821 reads 87 comments

  22. Joe Maddon Says He Likes Players Who Shoot Things

    SAN DIEGO - This just in: New Cubs manager Joe Maddon commands attention nearly everywhere he goes. It was illustrated quite nicely Tuesday in the media room at the Winter Meetings...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 11 days ago 178 reads 0 comments

  23. Report: Cubs to Shop Welington Castillo

    After adding Miguel Montero via trade, the Cubs will shop incumbent starter Welington Castillo, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports on Twitter...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 11 days ago 281 reads 0 comments

  24. Brewers GM Doug Melvin Not Planning Major Moves

    San Diego — Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin has heard complaints that he hasn't done enough to improve his team this winter.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 11 days ago 29 reads 0 comments

  25. Brewers' Current Focus Is on Relief Pitchers

    San Diego - Brewers general manager Doug Melvin's major focus at this point is finding more pieces for a bullpen that lost lefty Zach Duke to free agency and Tyler Thornburg and Jim Henderson to injuries last season that makes their status uncertain.

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 11 days ago 32 reads 0 comments