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  • Bernie Miklasz: Holliday still the key to Cardinals' offense

    To improve their power and run-scoring production in 2015, the Cardinals need a lot of things to go right. It's a fairly long list. In no particular order: The Cardinals need new RF Jason Heyward to provide significant impact by rediscovering the...
  • Cardinals' Carlos Martinez pitching for Taveras, starting role

    One of the reasons Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez asked to wear No. 18 as a memorial this season was so that every time he ascends the mound he keeps his teammate, Oscar Taveras, close and carries his number to heights they planned to reach together....
  • Brewers catcher Lucroy to attend State of the Union address

    Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, a graduate of Umatilla High School, is making an unexpected road trip to Washington. It has nothing to do with playing the Nationals. It's not often that a ballplayer gets to attend a State of the Union address...
  • Cardinals' Michael Wacha has no concerns about shoulder injury that sidelined him much of 2014

    After undergoing yet another MRI exam on top of countless X-rays and CT scans, Michael Wacha joked that if there were many more medical tests in his immediate future his body might start to glow. The right-hander, a top-of-the-rotation talent when...
  • Former Cubs reminisce on 2007, 2008 seasons

    There has been tangible excitement lingering around this weekend's Cubs Convention. It was only fitting that the organization devoted an hour to exploring its last playoff run. Several former Cubs, including Kerry Wood, Ted Lilly, Ryan Dempster, Mark...
  • Cubs fans give new manager Maddon rousing reception; expectations high after busy offseason

    Cubs fans got on their feet and roared, a rousing ovation for the person they hope will lead their favorite team to prominence. Joe Maddon was the man of the moment Saturday, and the reception for Chicago's new manager was every bit as warm as it was...
  • Cubs SS Starlin Castro looking forward to season after rocky winter in Dominican Republic

    Starlin Castro understands why the Chicago Cubs were concerned. He was scared, too. Authorities questioned the All-Star shortstop last month after a nightclub shooting in the Dominican Republic. In a separate case earlier in the offseason, Castro had...
  • Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo

    Cubs will win NL Central, predicts Anthony Rizzo
    If adding prized left-hander Jon Lester and manager Joe Maddon didn’t raise enough optimism, first baseman Anthony Rizzo fueled more hype on the eve of Cubs Convention. “We’re going to win the NL Central,” Rizzo said Thursday...
  • Brewers All-Star Jonathan Lucroy to attend State of the Union address, guest of US senator

    Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is making an unexpected road trip to Washington. It has nothing to do with playing the Nationals. It's not often that a ballplayer gets to attend a State of the Union address to Congress as the guest of a U.S....
  • Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest

    Jon Lester developed 'wow' factor at high school in Pacific Northwest
    The wow factor started as a freshman at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, Wash., and continued in games in which left-hander Jon Lester didn't pitch. "He was too good not to play when he wasn't pitching," longtime Bellarmine coach Rick Barnhart recalled. "If...
  • Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series

    Jon Lester believes in Cubs' mission for a World Series
    As a minor league pitcher, Jon Lester arrived too late to fully enjoy the Red Sox's first World Series title in 86 years in 2004. But after discussions with team officials and former players, Lester wasn't about to pass up what he sees as a chance to...