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Cubs owner: 'We're going to win our division and get to the playoffs this year'

After first baseman Anthony Rizzo predicted earlier this month that the Cubs will win the National League Central, owner Tom Ricketts offered the same sentiments when speaking Tuesday. 266 more words


Pitching Clock Violation? Picking Up The Pace of Play In Baseball

by JDCam 01.26.15

Baseball is losing its audience.

Melodramatic perhaps, but also true. TV ratings for professional baseball continue to wane. New Commissioner Rob Manfred has officially taken over from Bud Selig, (who is finally retiring after 17 seasons at the helm of Major League Baseball and shuffling his frail Mr. 990 more words


Division Preview: AL East

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By Calvin Ralph

For the next few weeks leading up to the season, we will take a look at each division in the MLB. 654 more words


"A lot of teams jumping back in" on James Shields

Jon Lester signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs in December and Max Scherzer struck a seven-year, $210 million deal Monday with the Nationals, which leaves James Shields as the last remaining front-line starting pitcher on this winter’s free agent market. 203 more words

Cubs' Valbuena Off To Houston For Dexter Fowler

It was inevitable that Luis Valbuena would be traded. Hey, not because he wasn’t pulling his weight around the clubhouse, but c’mon, he played third base and we all know who’s been waiting in the wings just chomping at the bit to get a piece of the third bag on the diamond. 330 more words

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