Tag "Chicago Cubs"

The Cardinals Aren’t Projected to Win the NL Central?

The annual PECOTA projections were released on Tuesday and to say that the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t receiving the respect they deserve would be an understatement.

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Angels Acquire Dexter Fowler from Cardinals 

The Los Angeles Angels added outfielder Dexter Fowler Thursday evening, acquiring the 34-year-old switch-hitter and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later.

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Report: Angels Sign José Quintana 

The Angels struck a deal with free agent starter José Quintana on Tuesday. B.J. Martin evaluates the move and what’s next for Los Angeles.

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Three Pitching Targets for the Cubs to Replace Jon Lester

The Chicago Cubs aren’t bringing back Jon Lester, so where do they go next for additional rotation help?

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2021 Hall of Fame Case: Sammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa’s career was a rollercoaster. At the end of his run, a scandal that eventually defined an entire generation would plague his legacy. From 1998-2002, Sosa was as exciting a must-see baseball player there was in the league. As we march towards the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame announcement, the former Rangers, White Sox, Cubs, and Orioles outfielder will yet again be eligible for induction. 

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Hall of Fame Case: Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez joins the ballot this year. He was a solid third baseman for 18 seasons in the MLB. Does he deserve to be inducted into Cooperstown?

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Reaction to the Padres Moves: The Stove is Flaming!

The Padres made big moves over the last couple of days. Ken Filler (@krfiller64) and David Droegemeier (@DDrosports) join the show to help break down the moves, with Ken providing the Rays’ perspective of the Blake Snell trade.

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Hall of Fame Case: Dan Haren

Dan Haren is on the ballot for the first time this year. The big right-hander pitched 13 years in the majors and was about as durable as they come. Let’s take a look at his Hall of Fame case.

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MLB Free Agent Profile: Tommy La Stella

Tommy La Stella had a solid 2020 season between the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics. After tapping into more power than he ever had before in 2019 (his first year with the Angels), he showed more of the same in the shortened season.

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MLB Offseason Preview: Chicago Cubs 

Only four seasons removed from their historic 2016 World Series championship, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer find themselves at a crossroads as the core of their title team heads into their free agency walk seasons. Led by Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Anthony Rizzo, the key offensive components of the Cubs roster that ended the franchise’s 108-year championship drought are looking at big contracts at the conclusion of next season.

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