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Must-see DC: Cubs visit White House today

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:02:24 EDT

The 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.



Sources: Bautista, Blue Jays close to deal

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:51:04 EDT

The 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.



Aaron's class, dignity evoke spirit of MLK

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT

As 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.



Seller beware: 10 fair deals that turned into steals

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Sometimes 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.



Early returns show Hall of Fame hopefuls on the rise

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:00:00 EDT

It's a stock watch, of sorts, and these are the eight men who have seen the greatest gains in 2017.



Get best WBC 2017 seats in Miami, SD, LA

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:50:50 EDT

You'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.



Cardinals focused on building division winner

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:45:49 EDT

Perhaps 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.



Smith represents last of 15-year HOF candidates

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 21:00:00 EDT

For 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.



WBC 2017 preview: Breaking down Australia

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:37:38 EDT

With 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.



Eagles fan Trout reacts to Cowboys' loss

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:56:42 EDT

Eagles fan Trout reacts to Cowboys' loss



Sleepless GM in Seattle: M's best moves

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:42:11 EDT

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has been busy this offseason, and here are his best five deals.



MLB Network, GRAMMYs team up for contest

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:58:56 EDT

MLB 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.



Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear!

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:51:37 EDT

The Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the MLBshop.com.



Exorcise regimen: Demons purged, Cubs eye repeat

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:54:23 EDT

Tom 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."



Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 01:52:00 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.



Hitters poised to rebound? We pick 6

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:39:36 EDT

The 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.



MLBPipeline.com: Updated Top 100 Prospects list

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:24:41 EDT

Check out MLBPipeline.com's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.



Edgar, Mussina could be next HOF 'comeback kids'

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:56:51 EDT

If 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.



Jeter reflected in Greene at first Dream Series

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:16:47 EDT

Top 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.



Jays meet The Great One on Winter Tour

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:21:59 EDT

Blue Jays take in Oilers game and meet The Great One



Prospect program aims to break ground for amateurs

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:25:29 EDT

Major 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.



Cards counting on refocused Wong at second

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:33:29 EDT

Following 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.



Criteria for Hall-worthy starters must change

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:30:18 EDT

Although 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.



Merritt thanks fans for wedding gifts

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:19:59 EDT

Merritt thanks fans for wedding gifts



Signature career moments of 11 HOF candidates

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 22:00:00 EDT

As 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.



WBC 2017 Preview: Breaking down Venezuela

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:00:00 EDT

Team 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.



Joc, Kershaw are rivals at playoff game

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:46:21 EDT

Joc, Kershaw are rivals at playoff game



Rumor Roundup: Tigers shopping infielders?

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:02:43 EDT

The Hot Stove season continues, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.



Cards prep for Wacha, Martinez arb cases

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:33:19 EDT

After 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.



7th Heaven? Champs relive stressful WS clincher

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:14:20 EDT

Game 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.



Legends, scouts honored at 14th annual PBSF banquet

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:29:32 EDT

Baseball'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.



Addison Avenue: No roadblock too big for Cubs' SS

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:38:10 EDT

Addison 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.



Grichuk ready to rebound after knee issue

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:00:33 EDT

Randal 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.



Team Canada adds Dempster, Gagne

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:13:42 EDT

Former 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.



Cubs grilled by young fans at Convention

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:19:11 EDT

Kids ask the darnedest things, like what's your favorite superhero, or whether you have superstitions, or how it feels to be World Series champions.



Source: Brewers in mix for reliever Feliz

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:58:16 EDT

The Brewers are in talks with free-agent reliever Neftali Feliz, sources confirmed Saturday.



The Cubs held a session of Cubs Bingo, and their fans just couldn't get enough

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:17:20 EDT

Fans really enjoyed Cubs Bingo at the Cubs Convention



HS Draft prospects impress at 1st PDP showcase

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:16:50 EDT

As 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.



Shoemaker medically cleared, eager for spring

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:49:11 EDT

Four 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.



Deals can still get done before arbitration hearings

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:53:19 EDT

Arbitration Friday has come and gone, and a handful of players could be headed to hearings to determine their salary figures for the 2017 season.



'Awards Score' a big point for Mussina, Vlad

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:13:32 EDT

As 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.



Cards' Harris, Gonzales healthy, ready to compete

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:24:28 EDT

Marco 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.



Free-agent signings that should be done deals

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:39:49 EDT

Some 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.



Test yourself with these clues from the Cubs Convention's team-themed 'Jeopardy!' game

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 23:12:03 EDT

Cubs Convention features game of 'Jeopardy!'



WBC 2017 Preview: Breaking down Puerto Rico

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:48:46 EDT

With a mix of veteran talent and rising stars, Puerto Rico will be looking to return to the finals of the World Baseball Classic.



Source: Rangers add Ross on 1-year deal

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:42:46 EDT

Tyson Ross has reportedly signed with the Rangers, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan.



Zobrist: After missing trip in '16, DC visit is 'huge'

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:45:40 EDT

When 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.



Rosario hopes to follow Reyes' path for Mets

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:15:19 EDT

As 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.



Flurry of deals signed before arb deadline

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:08:13 EDT

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado were among the players to avoid arbitration by agreeing to 2017 contracts before Friday's deadline.



Cubs Convention: Champs of a lifetime!

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:07:36 EDT

The 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.



Cubs' 'W' flag is flying proudly in Antarctica

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:40:30 EDT

The Cubs' 'W' flag is flying proudly in Antarctica



Blue Jays' Winter Tour begins in Regina

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 11:18:44 EDT

The 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.



Sources: Padres, Myers close to 6-year deal

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:33:53 EDT

In 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.



Q&A: Biggio talks Hall of Fame, Bagwell

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:34:22 EDT

Craig 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.



Nats settle with Harper, all other arb-eligibles

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:17:45 EDT

The Nationals avoided any arbitration hearings this offseason after agreeing to terms with all four of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday.



Hall of Famer Williams to join Cubs at White House event

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:30:00 EDT

Hall 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.



D-backs add catcher Iannetta

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:28:29 EDT

The D-backs and catcher Chris Iannetta have agreed to a deal.



Who's his daddy? Pedro Jr. follows Hall of Famer's footsteps

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:56:21 EDT

Pedro 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.