| Oct 27, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:55 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:31 AM
Following a 2014 season in which he was moved from the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada incurred an even greater transition in his Major League Baseball career Saturday when he was dealt from the Brewers to the...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The podium never will look so attractive to Cubs fans as it will when Joe Maddon is introduced Monday as the Cubs' manager at the Cubby Bear, where many supporters have drowned their sorrows after numerous disappointments of past decades.
But for all...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 11:23 AM
By the time Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer boarded a plane for Southern California the morning of Oct. 24, the team had reached the point of no return pursuing Joe Maddon.
With nothing guaranteed, Hoyer headed west that Friday to meet Rick Renteria so...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:32 PM
One month after completing a full breakout season, Jake Arrieta is preparing for what he envisions will be an even better 2015.
Arrieta's optimism stems from more than just building on last season's success and the hiring of manager Joe Maddon.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:21 AM
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,...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:05 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 6:27 AM
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.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The clock had just struck 10 on Sunday morning, the dawn of a classic day of baseball. This was Game 162, and not one postseason matchup was set.
The Dodgers did not know what team they would play. But they knew they were in the playoffs, and their...