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Hoyer happy with depth at third, eyes pitching helpThe Cubs used six different players at third base last season, and as general manager Jed Hoyer rolls the clock forward to the 2014 campaign, he views the hot corner as one of the club's most promising areas.Upvote Share Tweet
Reds, Pena reach agreement on 2-year dealESPN.com Nov 12, 2013The Reds have reached agreement with catcher Brayan Pena on a $2,275,000, two-year deal, giving them three catchers on the roster.Upvote Share TweetThe Pirates' Clint Hurdle won the NL Manager of the Year award Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetThe Cardinals' enviable trade chips and financial flexibility have fueled media speculation about the potential for the Cardinals to go big -- and after Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki. While the Cardinals are exhausting their shortstop search, there is no i…Upvote Share Tweet
Perusing baseball's used car lot for quality free-agent pitchersCNNSI.com Nov 12, 2013Starting pitchers over 30 make up the used car lot of baseball. Which 10 might have some mileage left?Upvote Share TweetThe Cubs joined the list of teams interested in Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, the most sought-after Japanese pitcher since Yu Darvish signed with the Rangers prior to the 2012 season.Upvote Share Tweet
Bell leaves Pirates to become Reds' bench coachJay Bell gets to go home both in the spiritual -- working alongside close friend Bryan Price, the Reds' new manager -- and, for a significant slice of the baseball year, literal sense after he was hired as Cincinnati's bench coach following a year as th…Upvote Share Tweet
Clint Hurdle Named NL's Top ManagerNov 12Pirates manager Clint Hurdle reacts to being named the National League Manager of the Year.
SweetSpot TV: Cy Young Award PreviewNov 12Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield take a look at the finalists for the Cy Young Award in the AL and NL.
College basketball needed a night like the Champions ClassicNov 12The Champions Classic did what college basketball needed: showcased its bright stars and put the spotlight on the sport in November instead of waiting until February and March.
Clayton's mailbag -- NFL's worst offseason decisionsNov 12Clayton's mailbag: The Ed Reed signing and the Cowboys' defensive change have turned out to be among the biggest mistakes of the offseason.
Don Banks: Colin Kaepernick struggling to keep pace with adjusting defense…Nov 12It was a year ago right now that Colin Kaepernick exploded on to the scene as a starting quarterback in the NFL, making the game look almost easy with his blend of dynamic playmaking and dual-threat athleticism. The San Francisco 49ers started him ahead…