Tagged: ‘Chicago Cubs’

All the right pieces in place for Cubs to be next great dynasty
February 21st, 2017 at 2:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the Chicago Cubs head into their first season as defending champions since the 1909 campaign, we're in completely unfamiliar territory. Gone forever is the talk about goats, black cats, Alex Gonzalez, or any other villains over the years. With the Cubs reveling in their championship while preparing to...

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest
February 19th, 2017 at 11:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League...

Reliever Betances, Yankees argue final arbitration case
February 17th, 2017 at 2:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Dellin Betances and the New York Yankees have argued the year's final salary arbitration case, the first for the team in nearly a decade. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Betances asked for $5 million. The Yankees argued during Friday's hearing he should be...

Chapman Says His Mind Is On Nothing But The Yankees
February 16th, 2017 at 9:01 AM
***PHOTO1*** TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) รข?? Aroldis Chapman is focusing on his return to the New York Yankees, not the World Series ring he earned with the Chicago Cubs. "I'm here now," Chapman said through a translator Wednesday before the Yankees' first spring training workout. "We have a job to be done...

Hal Steinbrenner speaks highly of Girardi and Cashman
February 15th, 2017 at 4:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** TAMPA, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner doesn't plan on talking with Joe Girardi about a new contract in the near future but spoke highly of the manager's performance. Girardi is in the final season of a $16 million, four-year deal and is beginning his 10th season as...