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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:02:24 EDTThe Cubs are going to the White House on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the 2016 World Series championship, and everyone on the travel party is eagerly looking forward to the trip.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:51:04 EDTThe Blue Jays have emerged as the front-runner to sign slugger Jose Bautista, and he's said to be nearing a deal with the club, industry sources told MLB.com.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTAs America prepares to celebrate its holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Hank Aaron isn't sure the nation is as close to overcoming all of its various forms of injustices as much as The Drum Major For Justice once urged it to do. "I'm afraid, because we move as a society five steps forward and four steps backward, and I think we still have a long, long ways to go," said Aaron, just a few weeks from his 83rd birthday.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTSometimes a lopsided trade is pretty easy to identify. But what about deals which seemed fair at the time and turned into total steals? Let's look back over the last five years to find a dozen such trades. Spoiler alert: This is how the Cubs got so good.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EDTIt's a stock watch, of sorts, and these are the eight men who have seen the greatest gains in 2017.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:50:50 EDTYou'll receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy game by game. Tickets for the first, second and Championship Rounds are on sale now.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:45:49 EDTPerhaps it's fitting that the Cardinals and Cubs have dueling winter conventions this weekend, as both teams find themselves still having to talk about the other.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:00:00 EDTFor nearly two decades, opponents knew their time was running short when Lee Smith took the mound. Now, after an extended stay on the ballot, Smith is in danger of seeing his own Hall of Fame chances come to a close.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:37:38 EDTWith a 12-5 win over South Africa in last February's Sydney qualifier final, Australia punched its ticket to the World Baseball Classic for the fourth time.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:56:42 EDTEagles fan Trout reacts to Cowboys' loss
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:42:11 EDTMariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has been busy this offseason, and here are his best five deals.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:58:56 EDTMLB Network is teaming up with The Recording Academy to give fans of baseball and music the chance to attend the GRAMMY Awards, music's version of the World Series.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:51:37 EDTThe Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the MLBshop.com.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:54:23 EDTTom Ricketts couldn't help himself. In his comments welcoming fans to the Cubs Convention, Ricketts made it clear just how things have changed for his franchise. "We're looking forward to 2017," Ricketts said. "I think that anyone who knows Cubs history knows that when the Cubs win a World Series, they always win again the next year."
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:52:00 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:39:36 EDTThe calendar has flipped to 2017, which brings a clean slate to those whose '16 seasons were marred by disappointment and frustration. Here is a look at six hitters who are projected to bounce back significantly at the plate from '16 campaigns that fell well below their standards.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:24:41 EDTCheck out MLBPipeline.com's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:56:51 EDTIf the early returns hold true, 2017 would mark a significant step forward for the two candidates -- even if they're not elected. Even better news for these two: A handful of Hall of Famers have already shown that these kinds of comebacks are possible.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:16:47 EDTTop Draft prospect Hunter Greene read "The Captain: The journey of Derek Jeter", when he was 11 years old, and has since done his best to incorporate that book into his daily life.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:21:59 EDTBlue Jays take in Oilers game and meet The Great One
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:25:29 EDTMajor League Baseball and USA Baseball celebrated the start of a potentially groundbreaking endeavor on Saturday, when the two parties coordinated and engineered the completion of the first Prospect Development Pipeline Premier Event.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:33:29 EDTFollowing a season in which he lost his everyday job and found himself back, albeit briefly, in the Minors, Kolten Wong spent his offseason assessing what went wrong while also listening to the Cardinals repeatedly affirm their intentions to open the 2017 season with him as their starting second baseman.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:30:18 EDTAlthough winning 300 games is not a must for a starter to make it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it certainly has been a benchmark. No longer. Thus the criteria to judge Hall-worthy starters must change.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:19:59 EDTMerritt thanks fans for wedding gifts
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:00:00 EDTAs the Hall of Fame announcement nears, it's time to revisit some of the most signature moments from the players who could be headed to Cooperstown in 2017.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:00:00 EDTTeam Venezuela hopes this can be the year it finally lives up to the lofty expectations of its star-studded roster as it prepares for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:46:21 EDTJoc, Kershaw are rivals at playoff game
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:02:43 EDTThe Hot Stove season continues, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:33:19 EDTAfter 17 straight years of avoiding arbitration hearings, the Cardinals are now preparing to engage in two after changing their organizational approach to negotiating with arbitration-eligible players.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:14:20 EDTGame 7 of the World Series was more than two months ago, but Cubs fans discovered on Saturday they weren't the only ones who were nervous as it unfolded at Progressive Field in Cleveland.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:29:32 EDTBaseball's unsung heroes were saluted Saturday night at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation's 14th annual "In the Spirit of the Game" awards banquet, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:38:10 EDTAddison Russell is a private man in a public game. He handles attention; he doesn't seek it. While Russell thrives in the spotlight, he's a self-proclaimed "hometown guy" who is most at peace when he's in Pensacola, Fla., in the nest he's built for himself and his growing family.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:00:33 EDTRandal Grichuk, the Cardinals' projected starting left fielder, divulged on Sunday that he began the offseason by undergoing a scope to remove floating cartilage in his left knee.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:13:42 EDTFormer Major League pitchers Eric Gagne and Ryan Dempster are planning to play for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, according a report Saturday from Sportsnet.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:19:11 EDTKids ask the darnedest things, like what's your favorite superhero, or whether you have superstitions, or how it feels to be World Series champions.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:58:16 EDTThe Brewers are in talks with free-agent reliever Neftali Feliz, sources confirmed Saturday.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:17:20 EDTFans really enjoyed Cubs Bingo at the Cubs Convention
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:16:50 EDTAs Bubba Thompson soaked in the early portion of the Prospect Development Pipeline Premier event at suburban Atlanta's Coolray Field on Saturday, he quickly realized how this event differed from other showcases when he peered toward left field and saw a fellow prospect running back and forth within a square while reacting to a digital image that appeared on one of four small monitors.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:49:11 EDTFour months after Matt Shoemaker's nightmare on the mound, the Angels' right-hander was back on it Saturday. He was teaching, not pitching. He's looking forward to getting back to the latter soon.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:53:19 EDTArbitration Friday has come and gone, and a handful of players could be headed to hearings to determine their salary figures for the 2017 season.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:13:32 EDTAs a different way to frame the Hall of Fame debates, MLB.com has devised a ranking system for the Class of 2017 based on how they fared historically in MVP and Cy Young Award votes.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:24:28 EDTMarco Gonzales and Mitch Harris, a pair of pitchers who had their 2016 seasons scrapped due to injury, are both positioned to be at or near the end of their rehab programs when the Cardinals open Spring Training next month.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:39:49 EDTSome free-agent signings seem inevitable. These are the ones in which everyone wins. That's especially true now with the start of Spring Training a mere month away.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:12:03 EDTCubs Convention features game of 'Jeopardy!'
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:48:46 EDTWith a mix of veteran talent and rising stars, Puerto Rico will be looking to return to the finals of the World Baseball Classic.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:42:46 EDTTyson Ross has reportedly signed with the Rangers, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:45:40 EDTWhen the 2015 World Series champion Royals went to the White House last July at the invitation of President Barack Obama, Ben Zobrist wasn't able to go because he was busy with his new team, the Cubs. On Monday, Zobrist will get his chance.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:15:19 EDTAs Amed Rosario develops from an intriguing prospect to one of baseball's best, he has leaned at various points along the way on a few people in particular.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:08:13 EDTBryce Harper and Manny Machado were among the players to avoid arbitration by agreeing to 2017 contracts before Friday's deadline.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:07:36 EDTThe buzz at the Cubs Convention on Friday seemed louder and livelier than in years past, as fans were eager to celebrate the World Series championship, the first for the franchise in 108 years.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:40:30 EDTThe Cubs' 'W' flag is flying proudly in Antarctica
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:18:44 EDTThe Toronto Blue Jays' seventh Winter Tour presented by TD Canada began Thursday, as Marco Estrada, Kevin Pillar, Devon Travis and Aaron Sanchez all headed west to Regina, Saskatchewan. With the players hailing from the warmer climates of California and Florida, experiencing the cold Canadian winter was an entirely new experience.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:33:53 EDTIn an interesting twist on arbitration Friday, the Padres and Wil Myers are nearing an $80 million deal over six years, sources told MLB.com. The club has not confirmed.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:34:22 EDTCraig Biggio was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015, his third year on the ballot. Nothing about his career changed over those three years, but his vote total went up each year. And when he was elected, he celebrated.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:17:45 EDTThe Nationals avoided any arbitration hearings this offseason after agreeing to terms with all four of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:30:00 EDTHall of Famer Billy Williams was to attend a breakfast on Monday to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday and listen to Ernest Gibson, who was to talk about his experiences with the civil rights movement. But Williams had to cancel. He'll join the Cubs at the White House on Monday instead to celebrate the team's historic World Series championship.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:28:29 EDTThe D-backs and catcher Chris Iannetta have agreed to a deal.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:56:21 EDTPedro Martinez Jr. is one of 120 prospects showcasing their talents in the International Prospect League International Showcase. The son of Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez is expected to command a six-figure signing bonus.