Friday Mar 14
A healthy Mike Olt could add power Cubs lack
The only questions with 2A1 2 weeks left before the season opener are how soon can he start playing third base again, and can he do enough to beat out the Luis Valbuena-Donnie Murphy platoon for the Cubs' Opening Day third-base job? With Alfonso Soriano gone and nobody else added to pick up his 30-homer production, Olt could be a significant - and ... (more)
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Thu Mar 13, 2014
MLB notes: Yankees' Pineda impresses again
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws against the Baltimore Orioles at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla., March 13, 2014.
Will Mike Trout Ride White-Hot Spring to MLB's Fifth-Ever 40-40 Season in 2014?
When Mike Trout exploded onto the scene with 30 homers and 49 stolen bases in only 139 games in 2012, him joining the 40-40 Club in 2013 looked like a likelihood.
Yanks Go Yard
The Yankees Need to Return to Bronx Bombers Form
Sep 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; NNew York Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano hits the go-ahead two run home run in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Cubs 2014: Long year ahead as Chicago awaits prospects
The Cubs' recent descent from mediocrity to abject poverty within the National League Central might incite their followers to adopt the slogan, "Wait 'till next decade."
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Yankees considering using Alfonso Soriano as back-up first baseman
Over his 15-year career, Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has logged time at five of the eight non-pitcher positions on the diamond.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Searching for role, Alfonso Soriano to debut in right field Friday for Yankees
Alfonso Soriano's professional baseball career began as a second baseman in Japan.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Know Your Enemy: New York Yankees
The New York Yankees missed the playoffs in 2013. That's big news in New York. As Cubs fans we'd have probably loved an 85-77 season in 2013.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Yanks Go Yard
Alfonso Soriano Will Be a Bigger Key For Yanks Than People Think
Sep 20, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Alfonso Soriano hits an infield single against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Darwin Barney not surprised at possibility of being traded
When reports this week out of New York Yankees camp suggested the Bronx Spenders still hoped to upgrade their middle infield this spring, it didn't necessarily make A Darwin Barney start connecting dots.
New York Yankees
Ichiro to enter unfamiliar territory as role player
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Soriano still a force for Yankees
Background: Alfonso Soriano is a 38-year old Dominican outfielder that was traded to the Yankees last season from the Chicago Cubs.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Cubs hope Lake can build on solid debut
For the first time in a long time, Alfonso Soriano won't open a baseball season as the Cubs' starting left fielder.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
What Brett Gardner's Big Extension Means for Yankees' Top Outfield Prospects
For the New York Yankees , there is no time like the present. With a 'win-now' edict superseding the desire to develop and cultivate prospects, the team awarded over $500 million in contracts to veterans this winter.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
What If Alfonso Soriano Hadn't Been Traded?
When making a barter-style trade, regardless of the terms, the goal is always the same: Over-represent something you have, while under-representing something your trade partner has.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
New York Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano misses 3rd workout due to flu and will be evaluated Monday
New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano has missed his third straight spring training workout due to the flu and will be evaluated on Monday.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro reminisces about Derek Jeter
The last time the Cubs had the Yankees on their home schedule, they put shortstops Starlin Castro and Derek Jeter on a billboard together near Wrigley Field during the winter to promote the upcoming season.
Tom Ricketts: The Cubs 'can go to the playoffs' now
On Wednesday, the Cubs' owner, Tom Ricketts said that he thinks the Cubs " have a team right now that can go to the playoffs.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Call to the Pen
Chicago Cubs 2014 season preview
Feb 14, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo fields grounders during camp at Chicago Cubs training facility at Mesa .