Jul 10, 2015, 1:54 PM EDT
Olt fracturing his right wrist in mid-April is what led to the Cubs calling up Bryant from Triple-A.
Apr 16, 2015, 9:38 PM EDT
The wait is over. Wrigley Field is going to be a lot of fun on Friday.
Apr 14, 2015, 5:34 PM EDT
It won’t be long now.
Apr 13, 2015, 11:32 AM EDT
He’s 5-for-16 with two homers, a double and seven driven in on the young minor league season.
Apr 5, 2015, 3:08 PM EDT
The game will be broadcast on ESPN2. First pitch at Wrigley Field is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.
Mar 21, 2015, 8:10 PM EDT
Kris Bryant’s incredibly hot spring continued on Saturday as he socked another pair of dingers.
Mar 14, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT
Kris Bryant has been as advertised as we near the midpoint of spring training.
Mar 6, 2015, 10:47 AM EDT
Barry Zito took the mound Thursday for his first game action since 2013.
Feb 27, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT
MLBPA executive director Tony Clark will be keeping a close eye on how the Cubs handle the eventual promotion of prospect Kris Bryant.
Feb 24, 2015, 10:20 AM EDT
Baseball top’s prospect is a third baseman normally.
Jan 19, 2015, 8:55 PM EDT
Cubs fans are clamoring for Kris Bryant’s arrival to the big leagues, but they might have to be patient.
Jul 3, 2014, 7:23 AM EDT
Edwin Encarnacion: “He hanged it, I banged it.” He actually said that.
May 28, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
It should be obvious now which medieval helmet Michael Morse and Hunter Pence should order for Tim Hudson.
May 20, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
The urban legend had Theo Epstein destroying a hotel room after he found out Jose Contreras decided on the New York Yankees.
May 16, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT
How much longer will Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel be in Chicago?
May 9, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT
Getting Shemped: That moment when you decide to stay up late and watch the Dodgers and found out you got stuck with a Josh Beckett start.
Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT
Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.
Apr 1, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT
Bringing back something I used to do each year for fun, here’s a look at the American League Rookie of the Year possibilities, with odds posted for several of the favorites. I’ll follow suit with the National League tomorrow. Please note: Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin is ineligible for Rookie of the Year honors. He spent…
Mar 27, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT
For the past few days we’ve been previewing the 2013 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the American League West. For the second straight year the Los Angeles Angels have signed the biggest slugger on the free agent market. This time, however, we feel like it’s going to finally work.…
Mar 19, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT
For many and probably even most teams a 24-year-old prospect as good as Mike Olt would be set for an everyday role, but the Rangers’ third base and corner outfield depth means he’s headed back to the minors. Today the Rangers assigned Olt to Triple-A, which he skipped in jumping from Double-A to the majors…
Mar 16, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Texas Rangers. The Big Question: Can the Rangers overcome the loss of Josh Hamilton to free agency? Hamilton was,…
Jan 30, 2013, 9:39 AM EDT
Believe it or not, there are players besides Alex Rodriguez subject to MLB’s investigation of the Biogenesis clinic. Players like Nelson Cruz, whose loss due to a suspension would be a way more significant to the Rangers than A-Rod’s would be to the Yankees (heck, A-Rod could serve his suspension while on the disabled list,…
Jan 29, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT
The fine folks at MLB.com just finished counting down who they believe to be baseball’s Top 100 prospects over on the MLB Network. The full list of youngsters can be found here, along with expert analysis from prospect maven Jonathan Mayo. We’ll share with you their Top 25: 1 – Jurickson Profar, SS (TEX) 2…
Jan 5, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT
Justin Upton has been mentioned in trade rumors for a long time now, but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has a new one. And it’s pretty juicy. Justin Upton for Chase Headley? The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres have held on-and-off discussions about a trade involving those players since July, but the talks have…
Dec 9, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT
Couple of developments on the R.A. Dickey front. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Rangers “expressed willingness” to include prospect Mike Olt in a trade for the 38-year-old knuckleballer but were told by the Mets front office that it’s going to take more. In related news, Martino writes that the…
- And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights 0
- Adrian Beltre needs just five innings for the third cycle of his career 7
- Mets blow out Marlins, move past Nationals for first place in NL East 15
- Yordano Ventura calls Jose Bautista a “nobody” and accuses him of stealing signs 72
- And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights 87
- The benches cleared in Toronto, too 79
- The Reds’ and Pirates’ benches cleared after Brandon Phillips was hit with a pitch 65
- Reminder: even though the trade deadline has passed, trades can still happen 13
- The benches cleared in Friday’s Giants-Rangers game (205)
- Blue Jays acquire David Price from the Tigers (113)
- Rangers land ace left-hander Cole Hamels from Phillies (106)
- Royals make another big move, get Ben Zobrist from A’s (95)
- Report: Rockies trade Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and prospects (92)