1. Chicago Cubs: 10 Prospects Who Can Grow into Impact MLB Players

    The 2012 season has not started off well for the Chicago Cubs , who sit at the bottom of the NL Central division. Rebuilding mode has officially begun, and it will likely be a few years until the Cubs are in contention for any postseason position...

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  2. Chicago Cubs: Why Geovany Soto Is Not Yet Done Being an Offensive Weapon

    When Geovany Soto came into the league, he became an offensive force almost immediately. In his rookie year, he batted .285 with 23 homers and 86 RBI on his way to NL Rookie of the Year honors...

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  3. Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: Three NL East Teams Interested in Marlon Byrd

    Marlon Byrd 's name has been mentioned throughout spring training and into the season as a possible trade piece for the Chicago Cubs . He is owed $6.5 million this season, the last year on his current three-year contract...

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  4. Spring Training 2012: Chicago Cubs Latest Roster Moves

    The Chicago Cubs made another set of cuts to their spring training roster this week, and surprised a few fans with the demotion of Welington Castillo and Randy Wells...

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  5. Jorge Soler Free-Agent Rumors: 5 Teams That Want to Sign Cuban Stud

    The buzz surrounding Jorge Soler has died down in recent weeks, but that doesn't mean teams are losing interest. The race for the 20-year-old is wide open as several teams are lining up to sign Soler once MLB declares him a free agent...

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  6. Chicago Cubs: 15 Bold Predictions for 2012 Cubs Roster Moves

    The Chicago Cubs have a new plan for 2012, year one of their rebuilding efforts. Theo Epstein has already made moves to acquire players like Anthony Rizzo and Ian Stewart while getting rid of troubled pitcher Carlos Zambrano...

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  7. Video: Bloody Miguel Cabrera Leaves Game, Will Miss Two Weeks

    Miguel Cabrera 's transition to third base took a hit on Monday. He was struck in the face by a hard-hit grounder off the bat of Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence. Now he knows why third base is called the hot corner...

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  8. Chicago Cubs: Full-Season Stat Projections for Top Prospect Anthony Rizzo

    The Chicago Cubs are in rebuilding mode, but fans still have a lot to be excited about for the 2012 season. The first year of Theo Epstein's plan is in effect, and anything can happen...

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  9. NCAA Tournament 2012: 8 Tips to Follow When Filling out Your Bracket

    The NCAA tournament is unpredictable. Each year millions of college basketball fans fill out brackets, and more often than not, they end up disastrous by the second week...

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  10. 5 Chicago Cubs Who Could Replace Ozzie Guillen as City's New Media Darling

    Without a doubt, Ozzie Guillen was always the center of media attention in Chicago as the manager of the White Sox ...

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  11. Sources: Colts and Manning Part Ways, Peyton to Become a Free Agent

    The Indianapolis Colts , according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen , decided on Tuesday that they will pass up the $28 million bonus and four years left on Peyton Manning 's contract, making him a free agent...

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  12. MLB Spring Training 2012: Burning Questions for All 30 Teams

    Spring training has officially arrived, and with it, the countdown to opening day has begun. The introduction of an extra wild card to each league helps a lot of teams improve their ...

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  13. NBA Rankings: Heat vs. Bulls and Top 10 Remaining Games of 2012

    We are in the second half of the shortened NBA schedule. There is a fight for the first seed in the Eastern Conference and a mess in the middle of the Western Conference...

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  14. 2012 MLB Rankings: Top 10 Fastest Players in Baseball

    Speed never slumps. A great team or star player can go through a slump and not be able to hit or pitch very well for an extended period of time, but speed is something that remains with a player no matter what...

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  15. Fantasy Baseball 2012: 10 Young Pitchers Who Will Finally Become Aces

    Starting pitching is one of the deepest positions in fantasy baseball this season. You can get solid starters in the middle rounds and possibly even into the later ones...

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  16. MLB Spring Training 2012: Predictions for All Major Awards

    Last season, Justin Verlander had a year for the ages. He put up 24 wins and a 2.40 ERA on his way to both the AL Cy Young and AL MVP Awards...

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  17. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: 5 Undrafted Players You Should Grab ASAP

    It has been said that you can't win your league in the first round; you can only lose it. The later rounds are what can catapult you to the top...

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  18. MLB Free Agency: Manny Ramirez Signs One-Year Deal with Oakland

    Earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics swooped in out of nowhere to sign coveted free agent Yoenis Cespedes. On Monday, they again went out and got another highly publicized player by the name of Manny Ramirez...

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  19. 2012 MLB Rankings: The Top 10 Pitching Rotations in Baseball

    Pitching wins championships. The Cardinals allowed four runs or fewer in 13 of their 18 playoff games, including Chris Carpenter's pivotal Game 5 shutout win over Roy Halladay and the Phillies in the NLDS...

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  20. Duke Basketball: Seth Curry Leads Blue Devils' Comeback vs NC State

    In an ACC Conference matchup on Thursday, North Carolina State had Duke backed up against the ropes, and looked to be in prime position for an upset win at Cameron Indoor Stadium...

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  21. Baltimore Orioles Avoid Arbitration, Agree to Deal with Adam Jones

    The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a one-year deal with Adam Jones Tuesday night to avoid an arbitration hearing later this week. According to MLB .com's Brittany Ghiroli, the deal is worth a base salary of $6...

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  22. 2012 MLB Free Agency: NY Yankees Reportedly Interested in Jorge Soler

    After a flurry of news reports that came out last night it looked as if the Chicago Cubs had agreed to terms with Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler on a multi-year deal. However, those reports have been deemed false...

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  23. MLB Free Agency 2012: Report Says Cubs Have Not Yet Agreed to Terms with Soler

    It was reported last night by many major news sources that Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, one of the most-coveted free agents left in baseball, had agreed to terms with the Chicago Cubs ...

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  24. 5 Things the Illini Need to Do to Make the Big Dance

    The Illini are struggling, having lost six of their last seven games, but still have a shot at the NCAA Tournament. Since starting the season 10-0, the Illini are 6-9, and are fighting to stay on the bubble...

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  25. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Chicago Cubs Expected to Agree to Terms with Jorge Soler

    UPDATE: Sources deemed inaccurate, find updated story here The Chicago Cubs have quietly had a very good offseason...

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