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Take a Few Minutes to Play Some Free Fantasy Baseball and Support BN

Take a Few Minutes to Play Some Free Fantasy Baseball and Support BN

You having fun is really all I ask of you. Sweet deal, eh?

by May 21, 2014 Fantasy Baseball
Pre-Gamin': Yankees v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Yankees v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Join me today to watch the Cubs go for the sweep.

by May 21, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Yankees Need Pitching, Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew

Lukewarm Stove: Yankees Need Pitching, Red Sox Sign Stephen Drew

The Yankees are in town, the need pitchers, and they’ll happen to see the two that might be available.

So, the Chicago Cubs Have a Positive Run Differential … and the Worst Record in Baseball

So, the Chicago Cubs Have a Positive Run Differential … and the Worst Record in Baseball

That can’t be the kind of thing that happens all that frequently. Let’s look a little more at the numbers, and discuss implications.

by May 21, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
God’s Wrath Watch: Jorge Soler’s Hamstring Was Indeed Strained, Will Have to Rehab

God’s Wrath Watch: Jorge Soler’s Hamstring Was Indeed Strained, Will Have to Rehab

Soler had been playing quite well at AA, and he’ll be out of action once again.

Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Top High School Arms, Rodon Ending, Jackson Climbing

Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Top High School Arms, Rodon Ending, Jackson Climbing

If Kolek and Aiken were off the board, and the Cubs wanted to go with a high school arm, who would it be?

Knocking Tanaka and Other Bullets

Knocking Tanaka and Other Bullets

Sorry. Sometimes even I succumb to the cheesy headline. Also, thoughts on Soriano’s return.

by May 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: The Third Source Of Talent

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Third Source Of Talent

The international free agent market is a tricky, but important long-term vehicle.

Enhanced Box Score: Yankees 1, Cubs 6 – May 20, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Yankees 1, Cubs 6 – May 20, 2014

So much crow to go around.

by May 20, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Yankees v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Yankees v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Once upon a time, the peaceful land of Wriglandia was under siege by the beastly, narrative-driving monster, TanakaSoriano.

by May 20, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Hector Rondon Has Been Stupid Good This Year

Hector Rondon Has Been Stupid Good This Year

Whether by the eye test or the stat test, Rondon has been a stud. (And, just for fun, Neil Ramirez has been better.)

by May 20, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Another Top Cuban to Follow: 23-Year-Old Outfielder Daniel Carbonell is Fielding Offers

Another Top Cuban to Follow: 23-Year-Old Outfielder Daniel Carbonell is Fielding Offers

The switch hitter seems like a legitimate talent, and he’s very likely to sign before July 2.

Statistical Fun with Mike Olt’s Odd Start to the Season

Statistical Fun with Mike Olt’s Odd Start to the Season

You don’t see too many players simultaneously at the top and bottom of so many offensive categories.

by May 20, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Series Preview: Yankees v. Cubs, May 20 – May 21, 2014

Series Preview: Yankees v. Cubs, May 20 – May 21, 2014

A short two-game set at Wrigley. Brace yourself for Tanaka fist-shaking, and Yankee back-patting.

by May 20, 2014 Series Previews
On My Way to Chicago and Other Bullets

On My Way to Chicago and Other Bullets

I’ll be at Yankees/Cubs tomorrow afternoon, and then out to see the Kane County Cougars Thursday night. Also: news and stuff.

by May 20, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Another Baez Split

Cubs Minor League Daily: Another Baez Split

If you are searching for meaning in small sample splits, you can find a lot. Maybe more than you intend.

Around the League: The Serious and Silly of Baseball

Around the League: The Serious and Silly of Baseball

Fantastic writing, fantastic game, fantastic injury talk, and fantastic walk-up music.

by May 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
The Asking Price on Jeff Samardzija Figures to Be Super High – Matt Garza High or R.A. Dickey High?

The Asking Price on Jeff Samardzija Figures to Be Super High – Matt Garza High or R.A. Dickey High?

We already knew the price would be high. But are there some trade comparables we can look at to get a more specific idea?

by May 19, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Prospect Notes: Baez, Bryant, Blackburn, Almora (OK, Mostly Baez)

Prospect Notes: Baez, Bryant, Blackburn, Almora (OK, Mostly Baez)

Is there another troublesome wrinkle in Javier Baez’s early-season struggles?

The Latest on Cuban Outfield Stud Alfredo Despaigne: Headed for MLB?

The Latest on Cuban Outfield Stud Alfredo Despaigne: Headed for MLB?

A deciding factor could come as soon as today, in the form of a Mexican League decision.

by May 19, 2014 MLB News and Rumors

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