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Why Jean Segura Won't Regress In Seattle

The Seattle Mariners were hardly discreet about looking for an upgrade at shortstop this offseason. When they accomplished that goal on Wednesday, it …

Diamondbacks Notes: Segura/Walker Trade, Haniger, Ray

Wednesday’s big five-player trade between the Diamondbacks and Mariners is still generating headlines in the desert. Here’s some further analysis of …

Arizona

MLB owners threatening lockout as baseball fears rise

Since the cancellation of the 1994 World Series and the abomination of replacement players in spring training 1995, the major leagues and the union …

Sports

Kate Upton has a point: Writers must do better with baseball awards voting

Kate Upton had a point. Her math is off, her facts are off, but she had a point.<p>Sorry, Kate, no writer should be fired for failing to vote for your …

Elections

Rick Porcello Is Worthy of Cy Young, but How Did Justin Verlander Lose?

Justin Verlander won the popular vote, which is worth about as much this week as it was last week.<p>There's a system for these elections, and we all have to come together and accept Rick Porcello as our 2016 American League Cy Young winner. Hey, it's not that bad.<p>Porcello had a Cy-worthy season, …

Baseball

Japanese Baseball Player Blasts a Ball Right Through the Stadium's Roof

An out of the park home run is a feat few ballplayers ever achieve. But Shohei Otani, who plays baseball for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in …

Japan

Why Does Johnny Cueto Always Keep His Shirt On In The Pool?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto shared a few pictures of himself in the pool this afternoon. Just kicking back, relaxing, enjoying a nice …

Sports

Making sense of the Howie Kendrick trade

First, the trade: The Dodgers get Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney, and the Phillies get Howie Kendrick. Rumors had been floating for a while that …

Sports Analytics

Arizona Diamondbacks' New Uniforms Are No Longer Ugly As Hell, But Still Pretty Ugly

After just one season, the Arizona Diamondbacks are retiring the egregiously weird uniforms pictured above in favor of a style that does not make it …

Arizona

I Am Legend: Colon leaves Mets with memories

Veteran's quality pitching, larger-than-life persona and surprising bat earned fans' love<p>NEW YORK -- When Bartolo Colon signed with the Braves on …

Soccer

Nightengale: MLB's uncertain, aggressive winter

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - When baseball’s general managers' meetings ended Thursday, no team could have imagined that the Atlanta Braves would out-spend everyone else, but then again, they weren’t envisioning Donald Trump to be their next president, either.<p>“It’s been an interesting couple of weeks,’’ …

Sports

Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer defends moves of manager Joe Maddon

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon received a flurry of criticism for his bullpen management and other decisions late in the World …

Joe Maddon

New Twins front office hits the ground running

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins hired Derek Falvey away from Cleveland to take over their baseball operations the day after the regular season concluded, they did so with the caveat that he would join the organization as soon as the Indians' season came to an end.<p>Little did the Twins, …

Minnesota Twins

With Derek Holland move, Rangers trying to reverse trend of bad decisions on starting pitching

This Story is About...<p>SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Rangers need starting pitching. They need to develop starting pitching.<p>So how exactly do you explain …

American South

Fan delays open-heart surgery to see the Cubs win the World Series

He'll instead have the life-saving procedure Monday<p>Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs clinched their first World Series championship since 1908, giving countless fans something they've been waiting their entire lives to see. It's a tough thing to understand if you're not a Cubs fan. I don't pretend …

Surgery

The Cubs will appear on this week's episode of 'Saturday Night Live'

David Ross broke the news Friday<p>Friday afternoon, the Cubs paraded around Chicago to celebrate their first World Series championship in 108 years. Roughly five million people attended the parade.<p>According to the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, catcher David Ross told MLB Network several players will head to New …

Saturday Night Live

Best moments from the Chicago Cubs World Series parade

It’s time.<p>Chicago Cubs fans have waited for more than 100 years to celebrate bringing a title back to Wrigley Field and they didn’t waste any time …

Baseball

Victory Parades Aren't Fun For Everyone

The Chicago Cubs are having their victory parade today, and the city decided to dye its river blue in order to help set a festive mood.<p>Pretty cool! …

Parades

A day later, relief the overriding sensation for Cubs, beleaguered fans

They streamed into the cemeteries all day Thursday, with relatives and fans draping Cubs’ caps, rally towels and “W’’ flags on tombstones of loved ones throughout the city of Chicago.<p>There were a dozen baskets of green apples and cases of Budweiser cans and bottles at beloved broadcaster Harry …

Sports

Steve Bartman 'overjoyed' by Cubs' World Series win, won't crash victory parade

The Cubs pull off a thrilling win in 10 innings over the Indians to end their 108-year World Series title drought. USA TODAY Sports' Steve Gardner recaps how it all went down, and what Chicago and Cleveland can look forward to. USA TODAY Sports<p>A man serving as a spokesman for Steve Bartman says the …

Sports

How did the Cubs' curse end? With the greatest game ever

CLEVELAND -- At least it didn't take anything special to wipe out the longest title drought in the history of professional sports. Only the greatest …

Baseball

#ThrowbackThursday to that @Cubs' celebration last night! #FlyTheW #WorldSeries https://t.co/odhnCoHiEp

Cleveland Indians will exercise Carlos Santana's $12 million option for 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Indians have five days after the final out of the World Series to exercise Carlos Santana's $12 million club option for 2017. …

Cleveland

TV Ratings: World Series Climax Tops 40 Million Viewers, Biggest Game in 25 Years

The Chicago Cubs' historic Game 7 win, after 10 innings and a brief rain delay, blows past every MLB game this century.<p>The World Series ended on an …

World Series

Cursed no more: 108 years later, Cubs win another World Series

<b>CLEVELAND</b> • The weight has been lifted from the City of Big Shoulders.<p>More than a century of wishing, wailing, and worrying, especially late …

Another World

This is gorgeous. Chicago Tribune front page today. @chicagotribune https://t.co/ibg2o2VDqP

Watch Bill Murray Interview Chicago Cubs Players After World Series Win

Whoever had the idea to hire Bill Murray to walk around the Chicago Cubs locker room to interview and drink champagne with players after they brought …

Bill Murray