1. Enormous Void Where Yordano Ventura's Passion and Laughter Once Lived

    The cars go too fast, the boats speed too recklessly and the tragedies are coming far too quickly. Miami has barely tossed the last shovelful of dirt on the grave of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, and now comes another wrenching death...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 day ago 28,643 reads 0 comments

  2. Scott Miller's 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    Maybe Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens , Manny Ramirez and others who were on the cutting edge of the performance-enhancing-drug era eventually will be voted into the Hall of Fame by the general electorate...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 14 days ago 21,526 reads 46 comments

  3. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Bryce, Machado, Championship Coffee and Looking Ahead

    A free-agent storm is on the way, some big names can't find homes and some unintended victims of MLB 's new CBA... 1. Forecast Two Years From Now: Nuts Talk about attention deficit disorder...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 79,395 reads 69 comments

  4. Aroldis Chapman's Record $86M Deal Is Old-School Excess for New Yankees Era

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The New York Yankees need Aroldis Chapman the way they need red socks or birdcages containing blue jays and orioles in the grand foyer of Yankee Stadium...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 46,585 reads 112 comments

  5. Chris Sale Blockbuster Trade Throws Red Sox into World Series Mix

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Moments like this cold, raw, rainy afternoon here, with the baseball world gathered under one convention center roof, are exactly why the Boston Red Sox hired Dave Dombrowski two summers ago...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 76,358 reads 151 comments

  6. 'God Bless America': Bryce Harper's $400M Price Tag Could Be an MLB Game-Changer

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Here the winter meetings are, smack in the Washington Nationals' backyard, and this might be where you can look out and see the end of the line for Bryce Harper in the nation's capital...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 57,081 reads 100 comments

  7. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Verlander, Sale Talks Could Heat Up Winter Meetings

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful, and the free-agent market is less than delightful… 1...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 52,309 reads 55 comments

  8. Cubs Megastar Kris Bryant's 1st MVP Could Be Start of Long NL Reign

    Ripped from the headlines! Or… Ripped from the headlines? November 2016: Versatile Cubs slugger Kris Bryant named NL MVP. November 2017: Cubs superstar Kris Bryant wins back-to-back NL MVPs...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 73,527 reads 109 comments

  9. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Chapman, Jansen Stand out in Weak Free-Agent Class

    Write it down: The Chicago Cubs are the early favorites for 2017. What, too soon? 1. Aroldis Chapman vs...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 28,153 reads 27 comments

  10. Why Stop at One: Cubs Built for a Long Run of Title Contention

    CLEVELAND — It was the wise Satchel Paige who warned, "Don't look back; something might be gaining on you." Don't the Cleveland Indians , who let a three-games-to-one World Series lead slip away to the Chicago Cubs , know it...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 34,731 reads 125 comments

  11. Rain Delay Speech Helps End Drought as Chicago Cubs Win Historic World Series

    CLEVELAND — Into the droughts fell the rain. Seventh game of the World Series , nine innings completed, the score 6-6 and, of course...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 121,506 reads 184 comments

  12. Cubs' Historic Comeback Nearly Complete as Stage Is Set for Epic Game 7

    CLEVELAND — Seriously now, how the heck else would you expect a Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians World Series to end? Easily? Quickly? Inauspiciously? No, no and heck no...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 132,023 reads 128 comments

  13. Indians Positioned Themselves for Possible World Series Win with 2 Bold Moves

    CLEVELAND — One win away from their first World Series title in 68 years, it's taken the Cleveland Indians far more than 68 moves to build this dream of a team. And yet two bold statements stand out above all the rest...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 36,109 reads 25 comments

  14. Blood, Sweat and Tears: Cubs Win Game 5 to Send World Series Back to Cleveland

    CHICAGO — They scratched. They clawed. They flipped. They nearly flopped. So close to expiration, the 2016 Chicago Cubs were, that sometimes it seemed literal...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 71,253 reads 62 comments

  15. Corey Kluber Leading Indians Arms in Crushing Cubs' World Series Dreams

    CHICAGO — Before Game 4, Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona wanted to make one thing clear: The Indians haven't exactly played their best baseball this fall. "We haven't swung the bats very well the last couple of weeks," he said...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 22,681 reads 84 comments

  16. Wrigley's Surreal, Rowdy World Series Return Can't Keep Cubs from Falling Behind

    CHICAGO — Nervous time showed up late to the Wrigleyville party Friday night. It arrived unexpectedly and under the cover of darkness...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 117,198 reads 158 comments

  17. World Series Shift to Chicago Ushers in Historic Moment Bigger Than the Game

    CHICAGO — The old girl is dressed to the nines. Wrigley Field, on deck to host her first World Series game Friday night since Oct. 10, 1945, is crackling with energy...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 51,078 reads 1 comments

  18. Comeback Kid Kyle Schwarber Rewarding Cubs' Faith with Impact World Series

    CLEVELAND — Don’t worry. Hitting savant Kyle Schwarber isn’t Superman all down the line. In some respects, he’s just like you and me...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 102,408 reads 70 comments

  19. Corey Kluber, Indians Never Gave Cubs a Chance in Blueprint to WS Upset

    CLEVELAND — You had LeBron James with a triple-double in the building next door. And you had Corey Kluber raising him at Progressive Field. King them. The out-of-town guys never had a chance...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 66,327 reads 126 comments

  20. Ernie Banks' Spirit Welcomes World Series Visitors Just Blocks from Wrigley

    CHICAGO — All around this city, there is noise. Beautiful and joyful, chaotic and urgent. It is loud...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 14,750 reads 7 comments

  21. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+6): Droughts, Edges in a Cubs-Indians World Series

    CLEVELAND — Pinch us. The 112th World Series starts here Tuesday night, and the Cleveland Indians will tangle with the Chicago Cubs? For reals? Next thing you'll tell us is ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 48,545 reads 197 comments

  22. Cubs' Fearless End to 71-Year Pennant Drought Sets Historic World Series Stage

    CHICAGO — So, 71 years later, this is what it looks like when the Chicago Cubs storm into the World Series… Anthony Rizzo hitting everything Clayton Kershaw threw ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 75,014 reads 107 comments

  23. Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill Keep Hope Alive with Dodgers Teetering on NLCS Brink

    LOS ANGELES — Here they go again: The Los Angeles Dodgers, one loss away from clocking out for the final time in 2016, are handing the ball to Clayton Kershaw . Poor guy...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 59,017 reads 206 comments

  24. Rizzo, Russell's Awakening Is Great Sign for Cubs' NLCS Hopes

    LOS ANGELES — It was that moment when you’re creeping along through gridlock and, suddenly, the freeway opens up...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 64,669 reads 116 comments

  25. Chicago Cubs' Lifeless Slump Causing Deja Vu of 2015 NLCS Collapse

    LOS ANGELES — By the end of it, a dominant season suddenly fragile, harrowing memories from last October gnawing at their fringes, this is what the toothless Chicago Cubs were reduced to...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 53,024 reads 137 comments