NL Central lead at stake as Cubs visit BrewersThe most competitive division race in the 2017 MLB regular season thus far is taking place in the National League Central Division.After appearing to sleepwalk through much of the first half, the defending champion Chicago Cubs are on top once again. However, three teams are within just 4.5 games … Continue reading MLB Spotlight series: Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
Samardzija, Robertson on South Side, Maddon on North SideLate last night, free agent lefty Jon Lester announced that he had chosen the Chicago Cubs over his old team, the Boston Red Sox.With the Lester signing, it became official that not only are the Cubs fully invested in contending sooner rather than later, but that competitive … Continue reading Winter Meetings heat up the Windy City
At baseball’s 2014 Winter Meetings in San Diego, the logjam in the starting pitching market has finally loosened. One result should be that Cole Hamels name will again become a hot trade topic.Free agent lefty Jon Lester finally has made up his mind, settling on the Chicago Cubs as his destination of choice. Francisco Liriano, another … Continue reading Hamels time!
Aces Scherzer, Lester, Shields hold key to the FA marketAs the Winter Meetings got underway yesterday, all of MLB's major contenders are looking to shore up weaknesses on their rosters.A number of those contenders have a hole, or at least a weakness, at the hot corner. This should make the only real free agent 3rd … Continue reading 10 contenders at the Winter Meetings
Cole Hamels traded by the Phillies to the Boston Red Sox for a package of young players and prospects.It's a story that has been percolating for at least weeks, ever since Phillies acting President Pat Gillick publicly stated that the club likely would not win in 2015 or 2016.Gillick has also publicly stated that everything … Continue reading Phillies, Red Sox, Hamels