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  • 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...
  • Final day of the 2014 season is a beautiful day for baseball

    Final day of the 2014 season is a beautiful day for baseball
    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...
  • Dodgers to face St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS, with first game Friday

    Dodgers to face St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS, with first game Friday
    The Dodgers will open the postseason against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers and Cardinals faced each other in the National League Championship Series last year, with the Cardinals advancing to the World Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-1 to...
  • 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...
  • Rizzo's expectations for 2015? NL Central title

    MILWAUKEE — After capping a rebound season Sunday with his 32nd home run, Anthony Rizzo quickly responded when asked about the Cubs' expectations for 2015. "To be the National League Central champs," Rizzo said after the Cubs wrapped up a...
  • 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...