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  • Cubs fire Renteria, hire Maddon

    Cubs fire Renteria, hire Maddon
    The Chicago Cubs fired manager Rick Renteria on Friday and several hours later named Joe Maddon to take his place. The Cubs will officially announce the hiring of the 60-year-old Maddon, a Hazleton native who played baseball at Lafayette College, on...
  • Cubs Fire Manager; Expected To Hire Maddon

    The Chicago Cubs fired manager Rick Renteria on Friday, paving the way for the team to sign Joe Maddon. CBSSports.com reported that the Cubs will announce Maddon's hiring on Monday. Maddon, 60, opted out of his contract as Tampa Bay manager last week...
  • Mike Matheny: Death of Cardinals' Oscar Taveras 'like a bad dream'

    Mike Matheny: Death of Cardinals' Oscar Taveras 'like a bad dream'
    St. Louis manager Mike Matheny has found it difficult to find the words following the tragic death Sunday of outfielder Oscar Taveras, one of the top prospects in the majors. Taveras, 22, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was playing...
  • Strikeouts a battle for Cubs' Javier Baez

    Strikeouts a battle for Cubs' Javier Baez
    Madison Bumgarner’s dissection of the Pirates in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night was reminiscent of what the Giants’ prized left-hander did to Cubs rookie Javier Baez during an Aug. 20 game at Wrigley Field. At that point,...
  • Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners

    Dodgers-Cardinals Game 1 was a tale of two emotions for winners
    If you ask the St. Louis Cardinals, there were two at-bats in the first game of their National League division series with the Dodgers that defined their team. One carried with it a note of caution, the other they wore like a badge of honor following...
  • Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality

    Cubs' rotation mission: Quantity to quality
    Considering the constant auditions conducted by the Cubs in the second half, using the likes of Jae Kuk Ryu and Ryan O’Malley for a start wouldn’t have seemed like an outrageous each. Ryu and O’Malley each started games for the Cubs in...
  • Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015

     Theo Epstein says Cubs have resources to win NL Central in 2015
    Prospects are on the rise, construction has started at Wrigley Field and there's plenty of money to spend on pitching. "Now comes the interesting part, where we have to convert to winning," President Theo Epstein said Tuesday after reinforcing that...
  • Cubs safe at first with Rizzo

    Cubs safe at first with Rizzo
    From a technical standpoint, there are no untouchables on the Chicago Cubs’ roster, according to President Theo Epstein. The exception might be first baseman Anthony Rizzo – not Kris Bryant, Javier Baez or Addison Russell. Consider that...
  • Cardinals to rely heavily on pitchers, catcher Yadier Molina in the postseason

    Cardinals to rely heavily on pitchers, catcher Yadier Molina in the postseason
    The Dodgers cruised into the playoffs, leading the National League West for 106 days and moving into first place to stay with more than two months left in the regular season. The St. Louis Cardinals clawed their way in, winning 19 of their final 28...
  • Memo to Theo from Mr. Cranky Pants

    Memo to Theo from Mr. Cranky Pants
    To: Theo Epstein From: Mr. Cranky Pants Boychick, For all your transparency since ducking out of that Starbucks four offseasons ago, something you said Tuesday ticked me off. This: “We’ve finished in last place. We have for the last...
  • Playoffs Feature Regional Rivals

    From the East Coast to the West Coast and points in between the Major League Baseball postseason starting on Tuesday provides tantalizing possibilities that a regional rivalry could determine the World Series champion. From a possible "Freeway Series" in...