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Cubs return Rule 5 Draft pick Caleb Smith to Yankees
March 28th, 2017 at 9:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** Tuesday Night Open Thread (Presswire) The Yankees have welcomed back another one of their lost Rule 5 Draft players. Left-hander Caleb Smith has been returned by the Cubs, both teams announced. Smith was reassigned to minor league camp as a non-40-man roster player. He had to remain on...

Rumors and Rumblings: Most MLB teams would like WBC to disappear
March 7th, 2017 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** BRADENTON, Fla. â?? The World Baseball Classic's purpose is to grow the game globally. While everyone associated with Major League Baseball understand that, most major-league general managers and managers wish the event would go away â?? even if they not say anything publicly. The Pittsburgh Pirates have...

CTBNL: Jake Arrieta is not Max Scherzer
March 3rd, 2017 at 1:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** ARRIETA WANTS TO EAT SCHERZER'S CAVIAR According to my FanRag colleague Jon Heyman, the Cubs have tried to negotiate a contract extension for Jake Arrieta with Scott Boras but have gotten "no traction." Heyman reports Team Arrieta is looking to duplicate Max Scherzer's contract with the Nationals. Scherzer's $210...

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...