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Yesterday | Daily Herald

Epstein explains why Soler was brought to the bigs early

As far as the organization accelerating it's overall plan, team president Theo Epstein gently applied his foot to the brake.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler

Yesterday | Newsday

Yankees don't need blockbuster deals to find success

Unless, of course, the Yankees somehow get to the Fall Classic on the backs of Brandon McCarthy, Chase Headley, Stephen Drew, Martin Prado and Chris Capuano.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, American League West, Baseball Players, David Price, Rick Porcello, Blaine Hardy, Opinion

Yesterday | Swingin' A's

Looking At The Wild Card; Who'd A Thunk It?

In July The A's were 25 games above .500 sporting the best record in Major League Baseball.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, American League Central, Detroit Tigers, Baseball Players

Wednesday | CBS Local

Baseball Shots Of The Week - August 27, 2014

It'll be interesting to see how the Angels use Gordon Beckham. The Angels continue their search for a 5th starter as they designated Wade LeBlanc for assignment.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Wade LeBlanc, Baseball Players, Greg Holland, Manny Machado, Chris Denorfia

Wednesday | Sportsnet.ca

OAK @ HOU8:10 pm ET

Hammel was 8-5 with a 2.98 earned run average with the Chicago Cubs before getting dealt to Oakland along with Samardzija.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, Chris Carter, Josh Donaldson

Wednesday | Oakland Athletics

Lowrie, Punto nearing rehab stints for A's

A's shortstop Jed Lowrie played catch on Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list with a fractured right index finger, an encouraging sign that may mean he's close to a rehab assignment.

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Related Topix: Sports, Drew Pomeranz, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Chicago Cubs

Russell among Cubs slated for Fall League

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Dallas Beeler, Lendy Castillo, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Crawfish Boxes

Game 133 Preview: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics

LHP Dallas Keuchel vs. RHP Jason Hammel It's been a roller coaster for the last ten games for the Astros - win four out of five, then loss four out five.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros, Major League Baseball, Nate Freiman, Josh Donaldson, Coco Crisp

Washington Nationals

Buxton among top prospects headed to AFL

As always, the AFL will be chock full of future big leaguers when the six-week league, which has established itself as the finishing school for the game's best prospects since its inception in 1992, begins its season on Tuesday, Oct. 7. "We welcome the Class of 2014 and the arrival of the Arizona Fall League's 23rd season," AFL director Steve Cobb ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball

The Wichita Eagle

Bob Lutz: You need shades to look at the Chicago Cubs future

The Cubbies haven't won a World Series since 1908. They're known more for curses that winning and it feels like the earth would be thrown off its axis if one day the Cubs were to become regular playoff contenders.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Arismendy Alcantara, Jorge Soler, Kyle Hendricks

Bleed Cubbie Blue

More Thoughts On The Callup Of Jorge Soler

The news that Jorge Soler would be called up to the big leagues for the first time sent the Cubs Twitterverse into a frenzy Monday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jorge Soler, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

MSNBC

And That Happened: Monday's scores and highlights

Marlins 7, Angels 1 : Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer, Jarred Cosart allowed one run on seven hits in seven and two-thirds and the Angels dropped back into a tie with the A's for first place in the west.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jarred Cosart, Baseball Players, Bartolo Colon, Scott Feldman, Josh Donaldson, J.J. Hardy

Mon Aug 25, 2014

BleacherReport

Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 21

There is just one week remaining in what has been a fantastic minor league season for the Chicago Cubs , with top prospects turning heads at every level.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kyle Hendricks, Arismendy Alcantara, Baseball Players, Matt Szczur, Jorge Soler

The Miami Herald

Oakland Athletics

Samardzija has gone 3-3 with a 4.07 earned run average in nine games with the Athletics since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics, Houston Astros, Geovany Soto

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: In defense of Huntington

The avalanche of criticism that regularly descends on Neal Huntington -- despite the fact the Pirates are contenders 130 games into the season and that they made the playoffs last year with 94 wins -- should surprise no one, least of all him.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jason Grilli, Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker, Starling Marte, James Russell

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Tsuyoshi Wada takes no-hitter into 7th; Cubs sweep O's

When the best of the Cubs' future takes over next season, it will welcome the kind of performance the present Cubs got Sunday from Tsuyoshi Wada.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tsuyoshi Wada, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Welington Castillo

Daily Herald

Miles: Much different Cubs vibe in Epsteina s 3rd year

Maybe the light at the end of the tunnel to which Epstein referred isn't an oncoming freight train after all.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Arismendy Alcantara, Miguel Socolovich, Jason Berken

Cubbies Crib

Jake Arrieta is right at home with the Chicago Cubs

Jun 30, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta acknowledges the crowd after being relieved during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jake Arrieta, Major League Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles

BTF's Baseball Primer

Madden: After coming up aces at trade deadline, Athletics and Tigers look lost at the plate

Whereas the Tigers' decline in offense can be directly traced to injury-riddled Miguel Cabrera's power outage - three homers since July 1, and just one with eight RBI in August - and the return to earth of J.D. Martinez, who's dropped 42 points off his batting average since July 13 and has just 10 RBI in August, there also seems little doubt the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Miguel Cabrera, Baseball Players, Josh Donaldson

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Rant Sports

Chicago Cubs: 5 Reasons Why the 2014 Season Went South

It's not like the Chicago Cubs were expected to be any good this season. Most wise Major League Baseball followers, and even smart Cubs fans, knew this was going to be another year of dismay in Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer's revolution, one that if successful will eventually lead the north-siders to heights not seen since airplane travel was a dream.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, James Russell, Dan Straily

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