Jason Heyward

Cub Tracks shoulders the blame

In our previous episode, Cub Tracks took home an oscar. We’d have rather taken a Dave Berg or a Vienna Beef, but you get what you get. This time …

Baseball

2017 Cubs victories revisited, April 9: Cubs 7, Brewers 4

The Cubs completed a successful season-opening road trip by taking two of three from the Brewers in Milwaukee. They were 4-2 after this win and tied …

Baseball

Cardinals search for star power that could guide their return to playoffs

Derrick Goold writes: The Cardinals aim to improve an offense that lagged behind the league and, in turn, halt any flagging interest from their fan …

Baseball

Orioles face a tough reality with Zach Britton

In the eyes of some rival evaluators, the Orioles have been overachievers the past six years. With a win-loss record of 66 games over .500 in that …

Kevin Gausman

It's time to spice up MLB outfields

Look at me, I’m the commissioner now.<p>All right, so to start this off I just want to say that baseball was my first sport and that I will always have a soft spot for it even if I sound like a hater on Twitter.<p><i>Back to the intro.</i><p>I was playing <i>Mario Super Sluggers</i> for the Wii, and I was frustrated with …

Baseball

Former Braves executive John Hart parts ways with organization

Four days after the Atlanta Braves announced the hiring of new general manager and executive vice president Alex Anthoupoulos, the team’s previous …

Baseball

Goold: Will Marlins' pain be Cardinals' gain?

Described by a rival executive as 'ready and positioned as well as anyone' to make a deal for Giancarlo Stanton or another Miami outfielder, the …

St. Louis

Chicago Cubs: Boras believes Cubs can do whatever they want this winter

(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)<p>It’s no surprise to see Scott Boras holding court at the GM Meetings. He also feels that the Chicago Cubs “can do …

Sports

Giants, A’s seeking outfielders at GM meetings; FYI, Giancarlo Stanton is a mighty fine defender

ORLANDO - As serious as the Giants say they are about upgrading their lineup, they need to be just as serious about upgrading their defense, …

Giancarlo Stanton

A Heartbreaking Trade Proposal for the Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 20: Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez<p>For years, the Felix Hernandez trade conversations ran rampant in the Seattle Mariners …

Sports

Cubs seeking leadoff man for 2018

Who will lead off for the Cubs next year?<p>It’s anyone’s guess with three months to go until spring training.<p>The Cubs had three players with 150 or more plate appearances in the leadoff spot in 2018, but none was particularly effective.<p>Of the 49 major-league players who fit that category, Ben Zobrist …

Kevin Kiermaier

Are the Cubs looking to trade Jason Heyward? 'Not at all'

The Cubs aren’t actively shopping Jason Heyward, despite last week’s rumors that had him going to the Giants.<p>“That whole rumor was out of nowhere with zero base for truth,” general manager Jed Hoyer said. “I can’t speculate on (rumors). I think Jason has done a great job for us on defense, in the …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs: What if Jake Arrieta becomes a St. Louis Cardinal?

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after giving up a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the …

Baseball

Rozner: Why the Cubs should consider trading Jason Heyward

In a perfect world, Jason Heyward would find his offensive game in Chicago, but so far he hasn't hit and the Cubs have no choice but to explore trade …

Baseball

Cubs will have trouble rebuilding rotation with Heyward, Zobrist deals

As the Cubs embark on team president Theo Epstein’s biggest crossroads offseason since he took over the operation, his last big crossroads offseason …

Baseball

MLB trade rumors and news for November 12th, 2017

<i>The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have</i> …

Baseball

Where will Arrieta land? Here are five contenders

The Chicago Cubs made a qualifying offer to starting pitcher Jake Arrieta on Monday, and the right-hander has 10 days to accept or decline the …

Jake Arrieta

Dodgers, Yasiel Puig win Wilson defensive honors

LOS ANGELES — Yasiel Puig on Friday was named one of the top defenders in baseball in winning the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year honor in right …

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers: Puig’s Gold Glove Snub is not a Surprise

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Yasiel Puig<p>Yasiel Puig’s overall improvements in both his attitude and his hitting have been remarkable. He has shown …

Sports

MLB Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Christian Yelich, Jason Heyward and More

It's barely been one week since the Houston Astros were crowned World Series champions, but the calendar's switch to November has had all 30 Major League Baseball teams anxiously planning their strategy for 2018 and beyond.<p>Free agency has officially started and players are eligible to be traded, …

Marcell Ozuna

Jason Heyward is just the beginning of wild trade-rumor season for Cubs

The Jason Heyward/Jeff Samardzija/Mark Melancon rumor made so little sense – and San Francisco Giants beat writers shot it down so quickly – that …

Baseball

Dodgers: The Young Talented Core of the Dodgers

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 28: Joc Pederson<p>The Dodgers have a very young core that should be able to keep the team championship contenders for a long time …

Joc Pederson

San Francisco Giants Center Field Trade Options: Albert Almora

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Albert Almora Jr.<p>After a rumor that the San Francisco Giants were looking at a Chicago Cubs’ outfielder popped up, …

Sports

MLB Metrics 101: Projecting Big-Money Contracts of Offseason's Top Free Agents

The time for playing in Major League Baseball is over. It's now time for spending.<p>And, thus, a new challenge for Bleacher Report's MLB Metrics 101.<p>Hello and welcome back. This week's topic is contract projections for the top stars on the 2017-18 free-agent market. Here are the ground rules:<p>All free …

Mike Moustakas

Assessing The Trade Market For Giancarlo Stanton

<b>Giancarlo Stanton</b> was a star before 2017, but he elevated his profile yet more with a huge campaign. As was just announced, the burly slugger is …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs News: Contreras’ year, Lackey not wanted?

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 18: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs hits a home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game …

Major League Baseball

Report: Giants 'have interest' in 'complicated' Jason Heyward trade

Let the season of crazy baseball rumors begin.<p>In need of a center fielder, the Giants have their eye on Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, according to …

Jeff Samardzija

Rumor buy or sell: Cubs could trade Heyward to Giants for Samardzija, Melancon? - CBSSports.com

Here's an early and juicy Hot Stove rumor to break down<p>Welcome back to Rumor Buy or Sell, where we ... OK, so the title is kind of self-explanatory. …

Baseball

There’s a rumor about the Giants trading for Jason Heyward, who can’t hit and has about a billion dollars left on his contract

Jason Heyward is a good player. If you reduce what a valuable baseball player is down to an easy definition — a player who helps his team win more …

San Francisco Giants

John Lackey isn't riding off into the sunset just yet, but is a Cubs reunion in the cards?

John Lackey is not riding off into the sunset just yet.<p>The veteran cowboy/pitcher/haircut-non-getter has always said he wouldn't announce his …

John Lackey