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2015/03/01 04:40
2015/03/01 04:40
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When it comes to managing his bullpen, Joe Maddon will be both traditional and nontraditional with the Cubs. For the traditional, Maddon seems to favor one closer, as most bullpens are built from the...
2015/03/01 04:40
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2015/02/27 04:40
2015/02/27 04:40
7d
The Cubs have thrown nary a pitch nor batted a ball in a game this spring, but I feel comfortable saying this: manager Joe Maddon is the most compelling manager/coach in Chicago. That's no disrespect...
2015/02/23 20:04
2015/02/23 20:04
11d
FantasyAlarm.com is a proud partner of Sporting News. Get their 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide today! Last week, this series opened with what I thought were the top 10 position battles to watch...
2015/02/22 21:14
2015/02/22 21:14
12d
MESA, Ariz. — Manager Joe Maddon expounded on using relievers in various situations to maximize their strengths. But the only firm role appears that of closer Hector Rondon. "He did close last year,...
2015/02/22 03:13
2015/02/22 03:13
12d
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Those darn kids have done it again. Besides being on our lawns all the time, they now are forcing baseball to change the game to fit their 21st century attention spans. The rule...
2015/02/22 02:40
2015/02/22 02:40
12d
Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked about two key decisions Saturday. One was on the opening-night starting pitcher and the other was about the closer. The Cubs seem to have two locks: Jon Lester to...
2015/02/21 00:45
2015/02/21 00:45
13d
Lester Leads by Example at Cubs Camp (MESA, Ariz.) — Dan Roan reports from Cubs spring training as new ace pitcher Jon Lester prepares to anchor a young rotation, and relief pitchers Jason Motte and...
2015/02/20 23:40
2015/02/20 23:40
13d
Cubs pitchers and catchers held their first formal workouts of spring training Friday, and new manager Joe Maddon made the rounds on the fields, observing workouts and chatting up his charges. Maddon...
2015/02/20 07:40
2015/02/20 07:40
14d
MESA, Ariz. -- You wanted different with the Cubs. You got different. Things aren't even officially under way at spring training with on-field activities, but the Cubs are off and running in a big...
2015/02/19 20:13
2015/02/19 20:13
15d
MESA, Ariz. -- Slugger Anthony Rizzo noticed a change in the mood of the Chicago Cubs’ organization well before the hiring of manager Joe Maddon and before Rizzo predicted the Cubs would win the...
2015/02/19 02:33
2015/02/19 02:33
15d
The faces of the Cardinals (Yadier Molina) and the Cubs (Anthony Rizzo) -- Jamie Squire & David Banks, Getty Images The beginning of Spring Training 2015 brings forth excitement for Major League...
2015/02/17 03:40
2015/02/17 03:40
17d
If the Cubs should have learned one thing from 2014, it's this: You don't have to waste money on a big-time closer, especially if you're rebuilding. Like most teams, the Cubs learned the hard way....
2015/02/16 20:04
2015/02/16 20:04
18d
Jason Motte knows what a championship team looks like. The former St. Louis closer was part of the Cardinals’ World Series championship team in 2011. Now a member of the Cubs, Motte thinks his new...
2015/02/14 16:13
2015/02/14 16:13
20d
Manager Joe Maddon was happy to learn his spring training roster will consist of 60 players. He deems it a manageable number that will allow him and a retooled coaching staff ample time to...
2015/02/13 21:09
2015/02/13 21:09
21d
It was a busy offseason in Chicago for the first time in a while as far as baseball is concerned, but the changes are more than welcome. Here's a recap of some of the major events that took place over...
2015/02/12 17:04
2015/02/12 17:04
22d
Spring training is right around the corner, and while not every major move of the offseason has been made, it is time to look back at the offseason from November through now and see how each team...
2015/02/10 22:13
2015/02/10 22:13
24d
ESPN IllustrationAs Count from Sesame Street would say, "That's one, two, three, four, five experts league titles!" I am not a great storyteller. My jokes are not standup material; they're more of...
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2015/02/09 17:04
2015/02/09 17:04
25d
As soon as he stepped out of his vehicle, the blood rushed from his body. Tim Nelson collapsed in his driveway into a pool of his own blood. A neighbor called 911 and Nelson was rushed to a local...
2015/02/07 07:13
2015/02/07 07:13
27d
Whether the Cubs or White Sox won the offseason is really a determination that should be made as their moves play out on the field, but there's little doubt the teams at least won the attention of the...
2015/02/04 21:45
2015/02/04 21:45
30d
There has been a lot of buzz about the Chicago Cubs this offseason. The high profile additions of manager Joe Maddon and left handed pitcher Jon Lester will do that. Another reason for the optimism is...
2015/03/01 04:40
2015/03/01 04:40
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