Bryce Harper

Cubs Can Build a 2018 Champion Without Sacrificing Bryce Harper Dream

Anyone looking from afar can be forgiven if they perceive the Chicago Cubs to be so preoccupied with fitting Bryce Harper for a uniform that they're neglecting more immediate priorities.<p>Fear not. At least, not too much.<p>The Cubs ended their 2017 season by being thoroughly outclassed by the Los …

Andrew Cashner

Report: MLB likely to unilaterally implement pace of play changes

ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that talks between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association concerning pace of play changes have stalled, …

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Bryce Harper, Jordan Spieth, Michael Phelps Play Golf

<b>WASHINGTON —</b> If the best swimmer of all time and one of the best baseball players of his generation joined one of the best golfers in the world for a …

Jordan Spieth

Are the Cubs gearing up for a run at Bryce Harper?

CHICAGO -- He was there, though only in spirit.<p>Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was omnipresent at the recently completed Chicago Cubs fan …

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Kendrick, Nationals finalize $7 million, 2-year contract

Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract.<p>The 34-year old will make $3 million this …

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Chicago Cubs rumors: Bryce Harper on his way to Chicago in 2019?

Could Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper be on his way to the Chicago Cubs in 2019? The 2018 MLB offseason is as cold as ice, moving at a …

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Red Sox made a low offer to J.D. Martinez, per report

All winter long we’ve been waiting for the Red Sox to make a big move for the middle-of-the-order bat it’s so clear they could use, and all winter …

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Wire Taps: Nationals’ Competitive Balance Tax Questions; Victor Robles ready for 2018; D.C. is place to be

Hey, Matt Albers is still out there!<p>Anyone? Anyone?<p>Okay, while you respond, here’s the scoop from South Capitol.<p>Here's the deal on the rest of the …

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Wire Taps: Will Washington Nationals extend Mike Rizzo? Did you think it was going to say Bryce Harper there?

While Bryce Harper potentially hitting free agency next winter figures to be the big story (we all want to avoid) in 2018, there are plenty of other …

Baseball

Cubs chairman dismisses claims that collusion at heart of quiet free agency

Major League Baseball's offseason, which is also known by the catchy nickname of the Hot Stove, has been icicle-like this year with more than 100 …

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NL East Notes: Yelich, Mets, Arrieta, Rizzo

Despite <b>Christian Yelich</b>’s unhappiness with the <b>Marlins</b>’ direction and the recent comments from his agent to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick indicating that the …

J. T. Realmuto

Athletes Who Are the Same Size as Donald Trump

“I was always the best athlete, people don't know that,” Donald Trump told the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> last week ahead of his much-anticipated annual …

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Why Chicago Cubs should trade Kyle Schwarber

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images<p><i>The Chicago</i> <i>Cubs would be wise to sell high on Kyle Schwarber as they eye making a run at Bryce Harper in …

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Phillies: Should team wait until next year to go big in free agency?

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a sacrifice fly against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning in …

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It’s not time to worry about Mookie Betts’ long-term future in Boston

We ended last week with a rare bit of action in this quiet MLB offseason with the deadline coming and going for teams to exchange arbitration …

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Never more popular, Cubs eyeing their own network after 2019 season

No Major League Baseball team (or any sports organization, for that matter) wants to leave money on the table. When the opportunity presents itself …

Baseball

Mets Morning News: Here today, A-Gone tomorrow

Meet the Mets<p>The Mets have signed Adrian Gonzalez to a major league deal, pending a physical. The signing came very soon after rumors that the Mets …

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Nationals Avoid Arbitration Hearing, Give Three Raises

<b>WASHINGTON —</b> Anthony Rendon was one of the Washington Nationals’ best players last season and he will be paid closer to that reality in 2018.<p>The …

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Wrigley renovations continue with new food options inside, outside park

The Cubs will provide their fans with more appetizing alternatives, even on days the team doesn’t fare well.<p>Barbecue and taco restaurants will open near Wrigley Field around the time the adjacent Hotel Zachary opens April 9, the date of the Cubs’ home opener. A newer version of the McDonald’s …

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Bryant 'would love' to have Harper join Cubs next offseason

After agreeing to terms with the Chicago Cubs on Friday on a $10.85-million contract for 2018, a record salary for a first-year arbitration-eligible …

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Cubs could end collusion chatter by taking Harper-Bryant bromance to next level

It took only a few minutes into Saturday’s first question-and-answer session with fans at Cubs Convention for all the Vegas trolling to reach …

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2018 Cubs Convention: Baseball operations update

Members of the Cubs front office spent 45 minutes answering fan’s questions at the Cubs Convention this morning. The session was moderated by Len …

Theo Epstein

Chicago Cubs News: Schwarber to lead off? Sosa to the HOF?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 19: Kyle Schwarber<p>It would seem that the Chicago Cubs might have learned their lesson. Then again, maybe not. Could Joe Maddon …

Sports

Francisco Lindor doesn’t need to give a discount

A specter looms over the Cleveland Indians as spring training approaches. It’s somewhere between an expectation and a dire hope, among fans as well …

Baseball

Cubs fan pitches Chicago to Bryce Harper

video.other<p>NBC Sports Chicago<p>http://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/video/cubs-fan-pitches-chicago-bryce-harper<p>Watch as this Cubs fan pitches Chicago to …

Report: Jays, Donaldson avoid arbitration with $23M deal

The Toronto Blue Jays and third baseman Josh Donaldson have settled on a one-year contract worth $23 million, avoiding arbitration with a record deal …

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Report: Cubs, Kris Bryant Agree to Record $10.85 Million Deal for First-Year Arbitration Player

The Cubs and third baseman Kris Bryant reportedly reached a deal to give Bryant a record $10.85 million as a first-year arbitration-eligible player …

Kris Bryant

Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays Agree to Record-Setting Contract to Avoid Arbitration

The Toronto Blue Jays and third baseman Josh Donaldson reportedly agreed to a one-year, $23 million contract on Friday that is the richest ever for an arbitration-eligible player, according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.<p>Bryce Harper set the previous record for an arbitration-eligible player when …

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Ranking the best suitors for Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta has no shortage of teams wanting his services, but at this point in his career which team is a better fit for him?<p>Jake Arrieta is coming …

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Washington Nationals: Payroll issues are real in 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 09: The Washington Nationals mascot on the field after a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on July 9, …

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