Kevin Thomas: The Red Sox pipeline is still full
Jon Lester recorded his second spring training start Saturday night, the left-hander preparing for his role as ace of the defending World Series champions.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014
Cain is perfect for 5 innings but Cubs top Giants
The right-hander, who will be the Giants' No. 2 starter behind left-hander Madison Bumgarner during the regular season, threw 59 pitches and struck out seven.
Cain Is Perfect for 5 Innings but Cubs Top Giants
Matt Cain pitched five perfect innings for the San Francisco Giants on Monday, but the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 3-2 victory.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Levine: Hendricks Hoping To Make Cub Rotation
Kyle Hendricks may be a long shot to make the Chicago Cub rotation, however the young pitcher has made a good impression on the teams staff this spring.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Cubs reflect on career saves leader Dr. Frank Jobe
"We all owe a thank-you in appreciation of what he's done and what he did for the game," Hottovy said of Dr. Frank Jobe, the inventor of the reconstructive elbow surgery that saved Hottovy's career in 2008 and countless others since Tommy John had the first operation of its kind in 1974.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Breaking Down Chicago Cubs' Key Position Battles
One of the most exciting parts about being a team in full-blown rebuilding mode is the way it makes spring training infinitely more watchable.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Ryan Dempster to sit out 2014
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster announced at a press conference on Sunday that he will not pitch in 2014.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
'Sign-and-flip' candidate Hammel hopes to stick...
Jason Hammel already has become a favorite of pitching coach Chris Bosio in just a few weeks as a Cub.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Cubs starters should be respectable, but for how long?
One could argue that the Cubs could have a pretty good rotation had they kept Paul Maholm, Ryan Dempster, Scott Feldman and Matt Garza.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Predicting the Chicago Cubs' 2014 Starting Rotation
The Chicago Cubs have seen their starting rotation go through many changes recently as the team has traded away 40 percent of its starting rotation in each of the past two years.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Pitcher Kyle Hendricks has good arm, great brain
No, really. He's smart. Books-without-pictures smart. Economics-degree-from-Dartmouth smart.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Ramirez, Garza not far from Chicago
During the regular season, fans can make the 90-mile trek to Miller Park. In spring training, the two clubs are even closer as it's about a half-hour drive from the Cubs' complex in Mesa, Ariz., to the Brewers' Maryvale park on the west side of Phoenix.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Mike Rosenbaum's Spring Training Breakout Prospects to Watch
Every year, baseball fans' excitement about top prospects in major league spring training seems to grow.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Dempster to sit out 2014 season
If a strikeout for the final out in game one of the World Series is the last time we see Gibsons' Ryan Dempster pitch in the Major Leagues, then what a way to go out.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Red Sox P Dempster won't play in 2014
Boston Red Sox right-hander Ryan Dempster plans to take this season off, a decision that surprised teammates and will cost the 16-year veteran $13.25 million in salary.
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MLB Bullets Is Taking Its Time
A Yankees coach criticizes Robinson Cano, and the Mariners are not happy. Ubaldo Jimenez found a home and Stephen Drew is still looking.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
2/18 Morning Marquee: Jeff Samardzija talks mentor Ryan Dempster
The Chicago Cubs battle for third-base is wide open and despite Javier Baez 's and Kris Bryant 's offensive prowess they both realize they need to develop their defense game before taking Wrigley Field this summer.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
The Miami Herald
Cubs' Wood says all quiet regarding contract extension
The Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo were rewarded with long-term contracts last season, and Travis Wood experienced a breakout 2013 season that validated the first major trade of the Theo Epstein regime.
Baseball notebook: Braves, Kimbrel agree to deal - Mon, 17 Feb 2014 PST
The Atlanta Braves locked up a key piece of their foundation Sunday by agreeing to a $42 million, four-year contract with All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
The St Paul Journal
Red Sox P Ryan Dempster won't play in 2014 for physical, family reasons
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