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  1. Kris Bryant scratched, still hits fifth and sixth spring homers

    Mar 14, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant has been as advertised as we near the midpoint of spring training.

  2. Read an interesting excerpt from a new book on Mets GM Sandy Alderson

    Mar 14, 2015, 3:13 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson AP

    Steve Kettman’s new book provides an interesting perspective on the Mets GM.

  3. Cubs shut down Jacob Turner for one month

    Mar 13, 2015, 2:02 PM EDT

    Jacob Turner AP

    Turner had been in the mix for the final spot in the Cubs’ rotation.

  4. VIDEO: Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits two more home runs

    Mar 12, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs photo day

    Dare I say that Bryant looks…ready?

  5. VIDEO: Will Ferrell fields ball in center field

    Mar 12, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT

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    Ferrell picked it up cleanly and hit the cut-off man. Not bad. Not bad at all.

  6. It’s the Yasiel Puig show at Sloan Park today

    Mar 11, 2015, 5:46 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    He scored a run he shouldn’t have scored and saved at least two runs on defense. And the game is only half over.

  7. Cubs fans: Wait ’til next year? “Screw it, it’s our year.”

    Mar 11, 2015, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Cubs fans are optimistic. Not all of them cautiously so.

  8. Cubs shut down Jacob Turner with an elbow injury

    Mar 11, 2015, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jacob Turner

    Acquired from the Marlins last August, the 23-year-old former top-10 draft pick is out of minor-league options.

  9. Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kris Bryant go back to back to back in Cactus League game

    Mar 10, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Soler and Bryant are both 23 years old and Baez is 22. It’s an exciting time to be a Cubs fan.

  10. Two points of spring training optimism, one point of spring training pessimism

    Mar 10, 2015, 5:35 PM EDT

    Kershaw

    In spring training, everything good is wonderful, everything bad is terrible.

  11. Giants likely to fill Hunter Pence void with in-house candidates

    Mar 6, 2015, 6:55 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    Gregor Blanco will probably get the lion’s share of the available playing time with Hunter Pence absent for six to eight weeks.

  12. Hunter Pence and the pitcher who broke his arm chat on Twitter

    Mar 6, 2015, 11:31 AM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    See, now that’s good sportsmanship in 2015!

  13. Barry Zito’s first start in 19 months “was pretty impressive”

    Mar 6, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT

    Barry Zito Getty

    Barry Zito took the mound Thursday for his first game action since 2013.

  14. Cubs name Jon Lester as Opening Day starter

    Mar 2, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Lester joined the Cubs on a six-year, $155 million deal in December.

  15. Yoenis Cespedes would like to play for the Tigers beyond 2015

    Mar 1, 2015, 9:20 PM EDT

    Yoenis Cespedes

    Yoenis Cespedes could see himself wearing a Tigers uniform for many years.

  16. MLBPA will be monitoring how Cubs handle Kris Bryant

    Feb 27, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant

    MLBPA executive director Tony Clark will be keeping a close eye on how the Cubs handle the eventual promotion of prospect Kris Bryant.

  17. The Cubs have hired Manny Ramirez as a hitting consultant

    Feb 24, 2015, 11:33 AM EDT

    Manny Ramirez

    Last year’s experiment in which Ramirez was a player/coach for the Cubs’ Triple-A team was a success. Now it’s a real job.

  18. Mike Schmidt wants to help Domonic Brown

    Feb 20, 2015, 11:35 PM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Domonic Brown will have the attention and assistance of Hall of Fame third baseman Mike Schmdit during spring training with the Phillies.

  19. Blue Jays first-rounder Max Pentecost had shoulder surgery

    Feb 20, 2015, 10:55 PM EDT

    Max Pentecost

    Blue Jays first round pick Max Pentecost had his second shoulder procedure since the end of the 2014 season. He won’t throw for another three months.

  20. Baseball America names Kris Bryant as baseball’s top prospect

    Feb 19, 2015, 11:01 PM EDT

    Kris Bryant AP

    Bryant earned top honors after batting .325 with a 1.098 OPS while leading the minors with 43 homers in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A last season.

  21. Trevor Bauer built a drone. Been nice knowin’ y’all.

    Feb 19, 2015, 12:30 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    It’s only armed with cameras. For now.

  22. “He just kept saying: ‘They’re going to burn this city down again when we win the World Series'”

    Feb 17, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Cubs president Theo Epstein recalled his courting of starting pitcher Jon Lester in an interview this week with Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com …

  23. The latest Gonzalez Germen update

    Feb 13, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Gonzalez Germen

    Gonzales Germen has been one of the more interesting players to follow this off-season for a specific reason.

  24. We should all hope to “botch” things like James Shields did

    Feb 10, 2015, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Don’t feel too sorry for James Shields.

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