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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:17:55 PDTFor the first time in decades, the Chicago Cubs enter a season without that one big lingering question on their backs. One World Series is great, but let’s face facts here, these fantastic young Cubs weren’t just expected to break the curse. The Cubs look every bit like a team able to do that.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:10:48 PDTWith baseball season upon us, Big League Stew is in full preview mode. As our MLB season preview series continues ahead of opening day, we’re talking about teams that could disappoint in 2017. It’s the opposite of our surprise teams discussion, although you’ll notice that one team made both lists.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:03:18 PDTThe state's economic development agency said on Wednesday it has settled a lawsuit brought against it by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over the state's failed $75 million deal with former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's videogame company. The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation said it agreed to pay a civil penalty of $50,000 and in the future not violate the law it was accused of violating in the offer or sale of any securities. The lawsuit accused the agency and the Wells Fargo financial services company of making misleading statements about bonds used to fund the deal.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:43:11 PDTSpeedy outfielder Peter Bourjos and infielder Scooter Gennett were among the players on the go Tuesday as big league teams tweaked their rosters less than a week before opening day.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:54:50 PDTPEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Felix Hernandez figures the end of spring training will do him a world of good.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:45:43 PDTWith baseball season upon us, Big League Stew is in full preview mode. Today: A roundtable discussion about which teams could surprise you in 2017. As our MLB season preview coverage continues, today we’re talking about surprise teams.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:19 PDTThe Boston Red Sox are coming off a year in which they won their division and looked like a World Series contender, only to get swept out of the postseason. Pablo Sandoval is back and slimmer than we’ve seen him. The youth movement has fully arrived too — as Andrew Benintendi is expected to be their everyday left fielder and Mookie Betts is expected to play like an MVP for the next 10 years or so.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:19:38 PDTJerry Dipoto was thrilled by the results from his first year in charge of the Seattle Mariners, when they won 86 games and were in contention for a playoff berth until the final weekend of the season. The Mariners didn't play the way Dipoto expected or wanted.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:15:13 PDTRoyals outfielder Jorge Soler likely will begin his first season in Kansas City on the disabled list after straining his oblique in a minor league game.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:16:14 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:20:22 PDTThe 2016 season went south in a hurry and the Arizona Diamondbacks never recovered. General manager Dave Stewart and manager Chip Hale were fired. Arizona traded away second baseman Jean Segura but should more than make up for it with the return of outfielders A.J. Pollock and David Peralta from injuries.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:34:55 PDTAtlanta was once one of baseball's most successful franchises, most notably setting a big league record with 14 straight division titles. ''No one wanted to play us in September,'' Freeman said. GERIATRIC ROTATION: The Braves' hopes will depend largely on a pair of pitchers who are long past the usual baseball retirement age .
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:33:24 PDTNew York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:49:24 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the Cleveland Indians.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:54:16 PDTAdam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:35:48 PDTBrandon Crawford was in high demand Saturday morning from the moment he arrived inside the San Francisco Giants' spring training clubhouse. Several media types wanted to talk to the Giants' shortstop about the World Baseball Classic, where Crawford helped Team USA capture the title earlier in the week. Crawford was back in Giants camp by Friday, two days after the championship game against Puerto Rico - and back in the lineup Friday and Saturday at spring training.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:12:35 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the San Francisco Giants.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:27 PDTDanny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:09 PDTThe last five years for the Washington Nationals have been long on hype and short on delivery. On paper at least, the Nats look like they have a good chance to shed the title of underachievers and become champions.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:22:17 PDTCHICAGO (AP) -- Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit's rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:33:13 PDTZack Greinke has one more spring start before he embarks on what he hopes is a bounce-back season for him and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:17:54 PDTZack Greinke has one more spring start before he embarks on what he hopes is a bounce-back season for him and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In an outing he described as ''solid,'' the right-hander went five innings plus two batters against the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Thursday, allowing three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk. ''I was going a little slow early on but felt pretty strong out there today,'' Greinke said.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:50 PDTIt’s time to win the World Series. When the Astros were in the midst of their rebuild in 2014, Sports Illustrated deemed them the future 2017 World Champions. A lot has happened since then: Carlos Correa arrived and is looking to take the next step toward superstardom.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:45:59 PDTOK, maybe that’s not exactly it, but that sure is the gist of the season for the 2017 New York Mets, who lost in the wild-card game last season after their 2015 World Series run. The Mets went through so many pitching injuries last season that it’s a wonder they made the postseason. If they’d advanced any further, it would’ve been Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon leading their rotation.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:54:40 PDTNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:26:39 PDTAfter we anointed the Kansas City Royals’ pulled pork funnel cake sandwich as the most outrageous new food item in baseball last week, the Arizona Diamondbacks at least made us think twice. The D-backs — one of the top mega-food teams in MLB — have given us things like the D-Bat Dog and the Churro Dog in the past.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:50:23 PDTThe Texas Rangers enter 2017 with one goal and it’s the same goal they’ve had for years, the same goal that’s been lingering since that disappointing 2010 World Series loss to the Giants. The Rangers want to win it all. There are all the makings of a World Series team here, but there’s also a big hump that they haven’t been able to get over.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:14:05 PDTJerry Krause will be remembered, rightfully, for basketball — for turning the Chicago Bulls into a dynasty, for all for those rings. Krause died Tuesday. Before he got the offer from owner Jerry Reinsdorf to become general manager of the Bulls in 1985, Krause worked for the Chicago White Sox as a scout for six years.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:38:42 PDTIt’s been a roller coaster six months for Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis. He thought he had beaten cancer after surgery and clear follow-ups, but recently discovered that the cancer had unexpectedly spread.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:50:32 PDTNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt.