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  • Preparation and perspiration go hand in hand with Cubs' Jon Lester

    Preparation and perspiration go hand in hand with Cubs' Jon Lester
    After concluding his final tuneup of spring training Tuesday, Jon Lester was asked to elaborate on how much time he would devote to his opening night start against the Cardinals. "How much time do you got?" Lester replied. Lester said he always...
  • Pittsburgh Pirates the team to beat in NL Central

    Pittsburgh Pirates the team to beat in NL Central
    CENTRAL DIVISION Pittsburgh Pirates 2014: 88-74, second place. Last year in playoffs: 2014. The Pirates scored the most runs in the division last season and had the best earned-run average. None of the regulars is 30, and all but two reached...
  • Wrigley Field looks like 'Baghdad,' Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel says

    Wrigley Field looks like 'Baghdad,' Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel says
    Wrigley Field is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Major League Baseball, but these days the "friendly confines" look more like "Baghdad," Chicago Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel said. The Cubs will host National League Central rival St. Louis on...
  • Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up

    Cardinals ready for Wrigley Field opener, Cubs rivalry to heat up
    LAKELAND, Fla. — Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't worried about having hot water in the visiting clubhouse showers Sunday night when the season opens at under-construction Wrigley Field. After all, it wouldn't be the first time the Cardinals...
  • Manager Joe Maddon eager to take measure of National League counterparts

    Manager Joe Maddon eager to take measure of National League counterparts
    MESA, Ariz. — Joe Maddon isn't likely to glare over at the opposing dugout and shout profanities at the rival manager the way Dusty Baker and Tony La Russa often did when the Cubs and Cardinals faced each other a decade ago. At least not right...
  • You can laugh with Joe Maddon but not at him, nor his Cubs anymore

    You can laugh with Joe Maddon but not at him, nor his Cubs anymore
    MESA, Ariz. — After Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was pummeled trying to turn a double play the other night against the Angels, manager Joe Maddon rushed out of the dugout wondering if he would need smelling salts. "Javy (was) clocked like an...
  • Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm

    Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester arrived at the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse Saturday morning with his backpack and nothing that would indicate he is suffering from a "dead" left arm. "I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about," Lester said...
  • Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation

    Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation
    GLENDALE , Ariz. — The Cubs are taking no chances with the $155 million left arm of Jon Lester, and they are exploring creative ways to maximize some of the $22 million left on the contract of Edwin Jackson. Lester, 31, the centerpiece of the...
  • MLB hopes to add excitement on season's final day with simultaneous starts

    MLB hopes to add excitement on season's final day with simultaneous starts
    With five playoff spots in each league, there is a good chance that a race or two extends to the last game of the season. In an effort to amplify the drama, Major League Baseball has scheduled every game on the final day of the regular season to start...
  • Astros reliever's baseball odyssey includes 8 teams

    Astros reliever's baseball odyssey includes 8 teams
    KISSIMMEE — Chad Qualls has played with Craig Biggio and Randy Johnson, two members of the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame class. Qualls, a right-handed reliever, has watched Derek Jeter field groundballs behind him. He has shared a clubhouse with...
  • Anthony Rizzo relishes greater expectations with Cubs

    Anthony Rizzo relishes greater expectations with Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. -- Slugger Anthony Rizzo noticed a change in the mood of the Chicago Cubs’ organization well before the hiring of manager Joe Maddon and before Rizzo predicted the Cubs would win the National League Central. “I think when we made...