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  • Get this: Padres are the team to beat

    Get this: Padres are the team to beat
    Sorry to mess with your WPA+ and Rtot ratings, and whatever else you hold dear to your little sabermetric hearts this week, but the Padres are now the team to reckon with in the National League West. That’s right, the hard-to-watch Padres, the...
  • Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth

    Like Mittens And Cocoa, Signs Of Sox, Yanks, Mets Bring Warmth
    Look beyond those massive snowbanks, past the forecast for the next winter storm, and focus on the trucks. Those glorious tractor-trailers will be packed with baseball equipment in Boston and New York before rolling south this week. Spring training is...
  • Ernie Banks epitomized American optimism

    While Joe DiMaggio was Mr. Coffee, Ernie Banks was Mr. Cub. Banks didn't marry sex goddesses, he betrothed an entire city, one that was frequently sooty and snowy on opening day. Every April, he was the warm sunshine until the real sun came out....
  • Cubs legend Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    Cubs legend Ernie Banks died of heart attack
    The lawyer for the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks said Sunday that the legendary player died Friday after suffering a heart attack, just a week short of his 84th birthday. A public memorial for Banks will held from Wednesday morning through...
  • Avisail Garcia lightens up -- on the pounds that is

     Avisail Garcia lightens up -- on the pounds that is
    There are many words being used to describe Avisail Garcia, the Venezuelan-born outfielder who has garnered comparisons to Miguel Cabrera. Ask the White Sox slugger right now, though, and he might undersell himself a bit. "I'm skinny," Garcia said at...
  • White Sox add Vince Coleman as base-running instructor

    White Sox add Vince Coleman as base-running instructor
    The Chicago White Sox have added Vince Coleman to their staff as a base-running instructor who will begin work with the club in spring training. Coleman led the National League in stolen bases six times in his career, including when he topped 100 steals...
  • Ernie Banks: 1931-2015 —Considered one of baseball's greatest ambassadors

    Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • Ichiro, Marlins agree to one-year contract pending physical

    The Miami Marlins’ quest for a fourth outfielder has turned up a future Hall of Famer. A source confirmed the club has agreed to a one-year contract with Ichiro Suzuki pending a physical. Suzuki is attempting to reach 3,000 hits in the major...
  • Revere, Ruf healthy and looking forward to season at Phillies Winter Banquet

    Revere, Ruf healthy and looking forward to season at Phillies Winter Banquet
    The East Coast may be bracing for a possible winter storm this weekend and there are still four weeks until pitchers and catchers report for spring training, but fans were thinking spring in the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday night. That's...
  • CBS' James Brown will receive the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award

    CBS' James Brown will receive the Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award
    James Brown, the host of CBS' NFL pregame show "The NFL Today" since 2006 and special correspondent for CBS News, is the winner of the second-annual Sam Lacy-Wendell Smith Award. Given to a sports journalist who has made significant contributions to...