| Nov 25, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Judging from the various degrees of interest, the only stress free agent left-hander Jon Lester will encounter will be saying ‘’no thanks’’ to the teams he’ll turn down.
The interest in Lester, 30, has swelled and become...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:43 PM
A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:43 PM
An array of delays has forced the Chicago Cubs to make contingency plans in the event that construction on the Wrigley Field outfield bleachers isn't completed by the April 5 season opener against the National League Central champion St. Louis Cardinals....
| 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,...