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As Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has developed into a perennial MVP contender on the field, he's remained committed to giving back off the field. The 26-year-old All-Star makes that commitment all year round. During the season, Rizzo makes re…Share Tweet
yahoo.com Nov 26 (4 days ago)The holidays are upon us. On Thanksgiving, we here at The Stew have a lot to be thankful for. While baseball isn't currently on television, the game appears to be stronger than ever. The rookie class was fantastic, Clayton Kershaw struck out 300 hitters…Share Tweet
McCutchen carries on Clemente's legacyMLB.com Nov 26 (4 days ago)Andrew McCutchen has played in Pittsburgh long enough to hear hundreds of stories about Roberto Clemente. They rarely have anything to do with the Pirates icon's incredible ability or his Hall of Fame career. Those who knew or met Clemente want to talk …Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 26 (4 days ago)It's been awhile since we've heard from Hank the Ballpark Pup, but it turns out there's a good reason. The Milwaukee Brewers canine mascot, who stole the hearts of baseball fans when he trotted on to the scene during spring training in 2014, is preparin…Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 25 (4 days ago)After phase one of the Chicago Cubs five-year renovation plan for Wrigley Field brought the famed ballpark new bleachers and two large new videoboards during the 2015 season, the project has now moved on to the next phase this winter. It's quite ambitio…Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 24 (6 days ago)The MLB offseason hot stove was turned up a few degrees Monday with a big juicy report about the top free agent on the market. David Price is expected to command a contract worth over $200 million over seven years. Where he lands, however, is atill shro…Share Tweet
Ken Johnson, Only Loser of 9-Inning No-Hitter, Dies at 82nytimes.com Nov 23 (6 days ago)The Houston Colt .45s pitcher threw a brilliant game against the Cincinnati Reds on April 23, 1964, only to lose in the ninth.Share Tweet
Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clauseMLB.com Nov 22When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is h…Share TweetMLB.com Nov 21No matter where they play, the Aguilas Cibaenas and Tigres del Licey rivalry is intense. The setting on Saturday night just happened to be at Marlins Park in the inaugural Serie de las Americas.Share Tweet
Brewers' Rivera earns AFL's Stenson AwardMLB.com Nov 21Yadiel Rivera of the Brewers had quite the Saturday. In addition to leading off and starting at shortstop for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League championship game, Rivera was named the winner of the Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award prio…Share TweetESPN.com Nov 21Cubs' key decision: Pursue David Price or Jordan Zimmermann?Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 20Not so fast, friends and fellow baseball fans. MLB's awards season isn't over quite yet. On Friday night, the league handed out 22 Esurance Awards during a broadcast on MLB Network, with Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta coming away the big winner.…Share Tweet
Rangers acquire prospect, set 40-man rosterThe Rangers sent relief pitcher Spencer Patton to the Cubs for infielder Frandy Delarosa and added four players to their 40-man Major League roster on Friday.Share Tweet
Cubs get righty Patton from Texas for Minors infielderThe Cubs on Friday acquired right-handed pitcher Spencer Patton from the Rangers for Minor League infielder Frandy Delarosa. The Cubs' 40-man roster now stands at 33 playersShare TweetAlready linked to some of the top free-agent pitchers on this year's market, the Cubs were mentioned Friday in a trade rumor, too. Two sources told the New York Daily News that the Yankees were open to trading outfielder Brett Gardner, and one of those …Share Tweet
MLB Schedule: Mets-KC Open Sunday, Pirates-Miami in San Juannytimes.com Nov 19The champion Kansas City Royals will host the New York Mets in a World Series rematch when the 2016 Major League Baseball season starts in April with three Sunday openers. Next year's schedule also includes two games in Puerto Rico between Pittsburgh an…Share Tweetyahoo.com Nov 19Opening day is getting a bit of a makeover. MLB announced Thursday that there will be three games on the schedule to get the 2016 regular season going on Sunday, April 3. A divisional matchup pitting the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirate…Share TweetThe Astros traded infielder Jonathan Villar to the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for Minor League right-hander Cy Sneed, while clearing more space on their 40-man roster by releasing outfielder Robbie Grossman and left-hander Luis Cruz.Share TweetThe Pirates and Marlins will play a two-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to help celebrate Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Day.Share TweetTwo teams that needed closers going into the offseason are no longer potential trade matches with the Reds for their closer, Aroldis Chapman. The Reds are still keeping an eye on the market and listening for offers.Share TweetThe Cubs are interested in a reunion with right-hander Jeff Samardzija, adding them to the mix of teams looking at the free agent, according to MLB.com's Phil Rogers.Share Tweet
The Art Of Pitch-FramingMar 21Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy explains the finer points of pitch-framing
Miguel Montero Excited For New RotationMar 20Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is ready to work with the new rotation for the team and explains what needs to be worked on in spring training.
Epstein's 'Mission Impossible'Mar 8William Rhoden explains how Theo Epstein went from the Boston Red Sox's "boy wonder" to undertaking an impossible mission as the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs.
Lester Impressive In First Cubs OutingMar 6Jon Lester got his Cubs career underway with his first appearance on the mound in a spring training game.
NBA: Why Kobe Bryant was so important to the NBANov 29Kobe was the bridge from the Jordan era to the likes of LeBron, Durant and Curry, imparting the lessons of His Airness to the next generation of stars.
ESPN NowNov 29J.A. Adande said of Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement: "It's strange to see Kobe succumb to the inevitable. He's always been so resistant, so relu...
Los Angeles briefing -- Kobe Bryant giving the Lakers an easy out, preview…Nov 27Here's a quick look at what's trending today on ESPNLosAngeles.com ...
Adande: Kobe Bryant is giving the Lakers an easy outNov 27As the Los Angeles Lakers consider whether to bring Kobe Bryant back, his declining play has basically made their decision for them.