Mark McGwire expected to be named Padres bench coach

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Multiple reports now claim the San Diego Padres will add former slugger Mark McGwire to their staff as the bench coach in the coming days. McGwire has spent the last three seasons as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the three years before that in the same ...

Chicago Cubs interested in reunion with Jeff Samardzija

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs reached the National League Championship Series in 2015, a full year before they were even expected to be competitive. Now, armed with an incredibly young offensive core and a newly-minted Cy Young Award winner in Jake Arrieta, the Cubs are poised to be National League favorites heading ...

Arrieta’s Cy Young seals his deal as Cubs greatest heist

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

For generations, the Chicago Cubs have been haunted by one particular trade that has been used to highlight the franchise's overall ineptitude: the 1964 trade deadline deal that sent outfielder Lou Brock to the Cardinals for pitcher Ernie Broglio. In two-and-a half years as a Cub, Broglio went 7-19 with a ...

Report: Marlins won’t trade Jose Fernandez

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Several experts have said they wouldn't be surprised if the Miami Marlins traded ace righty Jose Fernandez this offseason, but a report on Tuesday claims that isn't in the cards. Joe Frisaro of MLB.com has been told by two "highly-places sources" that Miami won't be dealing it's 23-year-old stud. While it ...

Nats to unexpectedly offer managing job to Dusty Baker

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

In Dusty the Washington Nationals trust. CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman broke the news that the Nats will offer Baker their managerial job, which comes as a stunner after it was widely reported to be a done deal that former Padres manager Bud Black would get the gig. According to Heyman, ...

Has Jake Arrieta run out of steam?

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The Chicago Cubs dropped Game 2 of the 2015 National League Championship Series on Sunday night, falling 4-1 to the New York Mets. The Cubs were relying on ace right-hander Jake Arrieta to secure Game 2 for them, and prevent the Mets from taking a 2-0 lead in the series. ...

Cubs vs. Mets: Let It Be

Friday, October 16th, 2015

It was a lesson I learned early. Oddly enough, at least if you find coincidences odd, it was the last time the Mets and Dodgers met in the postseason -- 1988. My dad and I were out playing catch in the vacant lot next to our house when he asked who ...

Eddie Vedder keeps score at baseball games; rules at life

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

You know what's really rock'n fuckin' roll? Not destroying hotel rooms or bangin' groupies or smashing guitars or tripping balls on acid. Nope, that stuff's all old hat now. The new rock'n'roll move is keeping score at baseball games. This fact was proven by Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder -- ...