1. Is Arrieta, Lester or Hendricks Cubs' Most Deserving 2016 Postseason Ace?

    There's a saying in baseball: "A team never wants to lead the league in meetings." The implication being that when a club holds a meeting, it's almost universally to discuss what is going wrong and how to repair it...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 2 months ago 16,331 reads 33 comments

  2. Cardinals in Good Shape to Keep MLB's Longest Active Playoff Streak Alive

    Peas and carrots. Kim Kardashian and attention. The St. Louis Cardinals and the postseason. Some things just go together. The Cards don't make the playoffs every year —but it sure seems like they do ...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 3 months ago 11,602 reads 15 comments

  3. Reds Bullpen Sets Single-Season Record with 93 Home Runs Allowed

    The Cincinnati Reds set an unwanted MLB record in Friday's 9-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates , becoming the first team to surrender 93 or more home runs by relief pitchers in a single season, per ESPN Stats & Info ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 3 months ago 513 reads 1 comments

  4. Cubs Justify the Hype with Easy NL Central Clinch, Now Comes the Hard Part

    It looked like a heck of a party at Wrigley Field, and why not? It's not every day the Chicago Cubs can spray some champagne. Hey, Chicago hadn't clinched a playoff spot in about 12 months, and that's a long time to go without a party...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 months ago 12,652 reads 29 comments

  5. Cubs Clinch NL Central: Highlights, Twitter Reaction to Celebration

    The Chicago Cubs took a step toward ending their World Series drought Thursday night when they clinched the National League Central. The milestone came by virtue of the St...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 14,734 reads 46 comments

  6. Trevor Rosenthal Injury: Updates on Cardinals Pitcher's Shoulder and Return

    The St. Louis Cardinals received a boost to their bullpen with Thursday's return of Trevor Rosenthal . Rosenthal hadn't pitched for the Cardinals since July 24 because of shoulder and forearm injuries...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 3 months ago 1,182 reads 3 comments

  7. Wade LeBlanc to Pirates: Latest Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made a move to bolster their pitching rotation on Tuesday as they cling to their fading postseason hopes. The team announced it acquired left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc in a trade with the Seattle Mariners ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 3,035 reads 4 comments

  8. Kyle Hendricks' No-Hit Bid Shines Light on Viable NL Cy Young Front-Runner

    Kyle Hendricks didn't make history Monday night at Busch Stadium. But he did make his National League Cy Young Award case loud and clear...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 3 months ago 22,424 reads 47 comments

  9. Alex Reyes' US-to-DR Move, Growth Spurt Spawned 100 MPH Fastball

    Depending on when you first heard of Alex Reyes, it might come as a surprise that the 22-year-old pitcher is in a playoff race with the St. Louis Cardinals ...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 3 months ago 23,188 reads 12 comments

  10. Billy Hamilton Injury: Updates on Reds Star's Oblique and Return

    The Cincinnati Reds announced that center fielder Billy Hamilton exited on Sept. 4 against the St. Louis Cardinals with a strained left oblique following a checked swing. He was placed on the disabled list Friday, the team announced ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 months ago 2,429 reads 0 comments

  11. 2016 World Series Odds Update: Cubs, Nationals Remain Atop Betting Board

    The Chicago Cubs (86-47) and Washington Nationals (78-55) are near-locks to become the first two National League teams to clinch playoff berths as big division leaders...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 3 months ago 2,654 reads 0 comments

  12. Russell Becomes 3rd Cubs Shortstop to Reach 80 RBI in a Season

    When Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell knocked one over the fence in the second inning of last Monday's game against the San Diego Padres , it made him just the third shortstop ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 3 months ago 1,268 reads 0 comments

  13. Addison Russell's Rise Gives Cubs' Rivals Yet Another Big Star to Fear

    The Chicago Cubs are the best team in baseball by almost every measure. They have the best record (82-47) and the best run differential (plus-217). They rank among MLB 's top five in OPS (...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 3 months ago 33,927 reads 78 comments

  14. Reds P Anthony DeSclafani Throws His 1st Career Complete-Game Shutout

    Fact: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Anthony DeSclafani pitched a complete-game shutout against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, the first of his career...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Daily Facts about 3 months ago 3,483 reads 2 comments

  15. Ben Zobrist Belts out 'Let It Go' with Daughter at Disneyland

    The Chicago Cubs had Thursday off before beginning a weekend road series against the Los Angeles Dodgers . Ben Zobrist used the free time to take his daughter to Disneyland...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 3 months ago 3,597 reads 4 comments

  16. MLB Betting Preview: Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds, Analysis

    Two division leaders will clash at Chavez Ravine on Friday night when the Chicago Cubs visit the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a key three-game series...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 3 months ago 2,644 reads 0 comments

  17. Kyle Hendricks Has Quietly Become Best Pitcher on MLB's Best Team

    Kyle Hendricks is like the frosting on a birthday cake. Peanut butter on toast. Hot fudge on a sundae. The Chicago Cub is the best starting pitcher on MLB 's top team, which stood 78-45 through Sunday's action...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 3 months ago 27,343 reads 59 comments

  18. Kris Bryant Faces Winding Road to Add MVP to His Growing Resume

    Because the baseball gods decree that every season must feature an overly complicated debate about the "V" in "MVP," 2016 has given us the curious case of Kris Bryant . There's no need to be curious about Bryant's stardom...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 11,153 reads 63 comments

  19. How the Chicago Cubs Have Shaken off Slump to Fly Back to Top of MLB

    CHICAGO — In sports, we're used to losses prompting overly emotional and one-word reactions. Not so for the Chicago Cubs under manager Joe Maddon...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 4 months ago 15,354 reads 72 comments

  20. Starling Marte Injury: Updates on Pirates Star's Back and Return

    Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte left Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to back discomfort but is ready to return to action. Continue for updates...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 2,209 reads 0 comments

  21. Matt Holliday Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star's Thumb and Return

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday exited the team's Aug. 12 game against the Chicago Cubs with a fractured thumb after being hit on his right hand by a pitch. He was placed on the disabled list Aug...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 9,865 reads 12 comments

  22. MLB Betting Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs Odds, Analysis

    The St. Louis Cardinals (60-54) and Chicago Cubs (71-41) are both coming off wins heading into the opener of a key four-game series between the National League Central rivals on Thursday at Wrigley Field ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 4 months ago 1,365 reads 0 comments

  23. Francisco Cervelli Injury: Updates on Pirates Catcher's Wrist and Return

    Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli left Aug. 10's game against the San Diego Padres after suffering a wrist injury. However, he's ready to return. Continue for updates...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 months ago 1,951 reads 0 comments

  24. Alex Reyes Recalled from Triple-A Memphis by Cardinals

    The St. Louis Cardinals announced on Tuesday they have purchased right-handed pitcher Alex Reyes from the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 4 months ago 4,132 reads 5 comments

  25. Ivan Nova to Pirates: Latest Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

    The New York Yankees continued to be sellers on Monday, trading starting pitcher Ivan Nova to the Pittsburgh Pirates ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 40,571 reads 30 comments