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MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand, Mid-Spring Training Edition
We are now just a week from the start of the 2014 MLB regular season, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks kick off the year with a doubleheader in Australia on March 22. The rest of the league gets under way the following week, with Opening Night/Day scheduled for March 30-31.
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Sat Mar 15, 2014
Royals' Shields solid in 6-5 loss to Cubs
Shields, who will start Kansas City's season opener on March 31 at Detroit, allowed one infield single and struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, as the Royals lost to a Chicago Cubs split squad 6-5 on Saturday.
Fri Mar 14, 2014
Samardzija named Cubs opening day starter
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The Miami Herald
Beckett goes 3 scoreless, leaves with sore thumb
Josh Beckett pitched three scoreless innings Friday before having to leave the game with soreness in his right thumb, but the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4.
Chicago Cubs 2014 fantasy baseball team preview
Chicago has a fantastic farm system, which we'll talk about later. It also has a promising young power hitter in Anthony Rizzo , who, despite some noticeable issues last year, improved his BB-rate and isolated power.
Levine: Injured Castro's Progressing, Aims For Return Next Week
Starlin Castro is still not ready to test his injured hamstring in a game. On Thursday, Castro took a full batting practice for the first time since coming up lame in an exhibition game on March 2. "I went to the cage yesterday, and I feel good," Castro said Friday.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Chicago Cubs' Prospect Javier Baez Will Not Make the Opening Day Roster
As the top prospect in a loaded Chicago Cubs ' minor league system, Javier Baez has obvious talent and a very bright career ahead of him.
Mike Olt Hammering His Way to Starting Spot for Chicago Cubs
The "Bubble Watch" is a term not just reserved for March Madness. As Spring Training is now about halfway complete, players looking to make big-league rosters could also be viewed as on the "bubble."
Mariners top Cubs 8-7 in 10 innings
Robinson Cano doubled twice and drove in a run, and the Seattle Mariners rallied from three runs down in the ninth inning for an 8-7, 10-inning win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Miami Herald
Top prospects provide brief glimpses of promise
The Cubs' Gang of Four was down to one after the first roster cuts of the spring Wednesday at Cubs Park.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Northern Michigan News
Arenado homers, De La Rosa sharp in Rockies' win
Nolan Arenado and Kyle Parker each hit home runs and Jorge De La Rosa pitched three innings of two-hit ball Tuesday, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 13-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in front of a Cactus League-record 14,840 fans.
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Cubs manager Rick Renteria said shortstop prospect Javier Baez is close to appearing in a spring game at second or third base.
Cubs 2014: Long year ahead as Chicago awaits prospects
The Cubs' recent descent from mediocrity to abject poverty within the National League Central might incite their followers to adopt the slogan, "Wait 'till next decade."
Matt Cain pitches 5 perfect innings, Chicago Cubs come back to win it 3-2
After being dominated for the first half of this afternoon contest, the Cubbies played comeback, getting RBIs from Emilio Bonifacio and a game winning error in the seventh to win their fourth straight.
2014 Preview: Chicago Cubs
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball's 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season.
Numbers say that Starlin Castro's patience won't improve as he ages
Patience is a virtue for hitters, but it's not a trait that's learned easily. Older hitters tend to be more patient than younger players, but impatient hitters don't suddenly become walking men.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Players Under 25
When Theo Epstein took over Baseball Operations for the Cubs in 2011, the organization was in shambles.
Baez turning heads at Cubs camp
Hitting 37 home runs last year, and that doesn't even include home runs on three consecutive pitches in spring training, tends to put the focus on a prospect like Baez, the 2011 first-round pick for the Chicago Cubs who is all of 21. "Obviously, he's an exciting player, as you guys all have seen," manager Rick Renteria said.
Cubs Injury Update: Sweeney, Castro, Arrieta all progressing well
Feb 14, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta looks at gloves during camp at Chicago Cubs training facility at Mesa .
Lindholm: Evaluating Top Under-25 Players Of White Sox, Cubs
Baseball Prospectus published an article recently ranking every team's top 10 players under the age of 25, including both players with major league experience and those still in the minors.