1. Historical View: Reasonable Expectations for the Cubs' Top Prospects

    With the offseason now in full swing, Al and I enjoyed what I can only describe as my ideal type of conversation: heated, passionate, informed, critical, and respectful. The topic: the Cubs prospects...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 14 days ago 358 reads 0 comments

  2. Cubs' Ricketts: 'That's Theo's Money'

    Clearing nearly $41 million from last season's player payroll, coupled with a lucrative television contract on the horizon, points to an aggressive shopping spree for the Chicago Cubs ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 14 days ago 295 reads 0 comments

  3. Cubs' Maddon Playing Catch-Up

    Joe Maddon already arrived in his off-season home in Long Beach, Calif., but the new Chicago Cubs ' manager expressed his need to play catch-up while making the radio talk show rounds Thursday...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 14 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  4. State of the Cubs: Russell Martin vs. Welington Castillo Decision

    The Cubs like Russell Martin's all-around game. He's an All-Star catcher who's gone to the playoffs with the Los Angeles Dodgers , New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 14 days ago 74 reads 0 comments

  5. Mint Condition: Catching Up with Ozzie Smith

    Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith discusses the amount of recognition he still receives for his appearance on "The Simpsons", the memorabilia he kept from his career and the strangest autograph request he's ever received...

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  6. 2015 Roster Matrix Updated with Arbitration Salary Projections

    MLB Trade Rumors has released its annual salary projections for arbitration-eligible players, which means it's time to update the 2015 roster matrix.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 14 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  7. Multi-Year Free Agent Contracts for Relievers Are a Bad Idea

    The Cardinals are rumored to be interested in reliever Andrew Miller, but multi-year deals for relievers generally do not work out for the team that sign them.....

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  8. 10 Cardinals Offseason Questions

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  9. The Definitive Blueprint for a Successful St. Louis Cardinals Offseason

    The St. Louis Cardinals enter the offseason having just missed an opportunity at another World Series. Their offseason got off to a tragic start with the sudden death of young outfielder Oscar Taveras ...

    Bill Ivie Jr Written by Bill Ivie Jr about 14 days ago 3,046 reads 1 comments

  10. 3 Unexpected Trades the Cincinnati Reds Could Pull off This Offseason

    The Cincinnati Reds don't exactly have a reputation for shocking the world. The last time a notable swap was executed in the offseason, Mat Latos became the unquestioned No. 2 guy and solidified a fierce starting rotation...

    Tyler Grote Written by Tyler Grote about 15 days ago 12,450 reads 36 comments

  11. Why Russell Martin Makes Sense for Cubs

    CHICAGO -- He's become one of the hottest names in free agency though he's technically not even available to 29 other teams just yet...

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  12. Arrieta High on Maddon, Free Agents

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta didn't get a chance to watch new manager Joe Maddon's introductory news conference live on Monday, but he made sure to see a replay of it later...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 15 days ago 54 reads 0 comments

  13. Offseason Outlook: St. Louis Cardinals

    The Cardinals made it to the NLCS for the fourth straight year in 2014, but their season was overshadowed by Oscar Taveras' tragic death last month...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 15 days ago 15 reads 0 comments

  14. Arizona Fall League Update: RHP Tyrell Jenkins

    The Arizona Fall League provides minor leaguers with a stage in which they can enhance their prospect status. Despite a rough outing (3 IP, 5 H, 3 BB) yesterday, St...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 15 days ago 270 reads 0 comments

  15. Huntington Facing Tough Decisions

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  16. Wong, Wainwright Named Finalists for Postseason Awards

    Since the last time the Cardinals had a player win National League Rookie of the Year, they have had an MVP (times three), a Cy Young Award winner and a Manager of the Year...

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  17. Cueto a Finalist for Cy Young, Hamilton for Top Rookie

    Johnny Cueto and Billy Hamilton of the Reds are finalists for postseason awards, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced Tuesday...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 15 days ago 593 reads 0 comments

  18. Pirates' McCutchen and Hurdle Finalists for NL MVP and Manager of the Year

    Andrew McCutchen was announced as a finalist for the National League Most Valuable Player award Tuesday night. His manager, Clint Hurdle, is also a finalist, for NL manager of the year...

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  19. Theo Epstein Extension Will Be on Cubs Agenda After Joe Maddon Deal

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  20. Cards C Molina Wins 7th Straight Gold Glove

    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina joined Ivan Rodriguez and Johnny Bench in Rawlings Gold Glove lore, while the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles repeated their golden trifectas Tuesday...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 15 days ago 117 reads 0 comments

  21. Pirates Can't Snag Gold Gloves

    Neither Russell Martin nor Starling Marte, the two Pirates nominated for Gold Glove Awards, came away with the honor Tuesday night...

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  22. Joe Maddon's Loose, Playful Persona Is Perfect to Handle Cubs' Newfound Pressure

    If anyone is in need of a seminar on how to absolutely nail the handling of expectations and pressure, see Joe Maddon ...

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  23. Cubs' Epstein on Renteria Firing: 'I Recognized It Was Wrong'

    It's been a busy few days for Cubs president Theo Epstein. First, he fired Rick Renteria after only one season as manager -- a season that saw the Cubs improve upon their 2013 win total by seven games...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 16 days ago 1,150 reads 0 comments

  24. Cost-Effective Moves St. Louis Cardinals Can Make This Offseason

    The St. Louis Cardinals were escorted into the offseason short of winning their 12th World Series championship...

    Tyler Poslosky Written by Tyler Poslosky about 16 days ago 9,367 reads 15 comments

  25. Report: Cubs to Target Russell Martin

    The Cubs , already the leader in free agency after landing marquee manager Joe Maddon for a $25-million, five-year deal, are going to target top free agent catcher Russell Martin, sources connected to the team said...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 16 days ago 190 reads 0 comments