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Ryne Sandberg, Lee Smith among several Cubs-connected people on the Hall of Fame’s newest committee

The Hall’s Contemporary Era Committee selections (if any) will be revealed next Sunday.

The Hall of Fame announces its 2023 ballot

Twenty-eight players will go before BBWAA voters.

The Texas Rangers have been awarded the 2024 All-Star Game

This means a longer wait for Wrigley Field to host the Midsummer Classic.

MLB London Series tickets for Cubs vs. Cardinals go on sale later this month

MLB Europe announced that along with other details of the series.

Pete Rose still wants into the Hall of Fame, so he wrote Rob Manfred an apology

I’m still not convinced. Are you?

We are getting closer to an automated ball-strike system in MLB

There will be extensive use of such a system in Triple-A in 2023.

Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens among 8 being considered by the Hall of Fame’s Contemporary Era Committee

This will be interesting.

MLB’s 2022-23 offseason calendar: Free agents, awards, Rule 5 draft, non-tenders, arbitration, more

Baseball doesn’t stop just because there are no games. Here’s a handy calendar of everything happening before next season begins.

Cubs prospects Matt Mervis, Bailey Horn named to Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game

And you can watch the game live on Sunday!

Ian Happ is the Cubs’ sole 2022 Gold Glove finalist

Happ really improved his defense this year.

Former Cubs closer and Hall of Famer Bruce Sutter has died

His split-finger pitch was almost unhittable for a while.

MLB.TV takes promised postseason games away from fans in the UK and other countries

This is not a good look for you, Rob Manfred, but it’s also not surprising.

Pat Hughes is a finalist for the 2023 Frick Award from the Hall of Fame

I can’t think of anyone more deserving.

MLB will use its new rules in the Arizona Fall League

Plus, some news about a Cubs prospect who won’t make it to the AFL after all.

Minor League ballplayers officially have a union

The MLBPA has been officially named as the representative of most minor league ballplayers in collective bargaining.

MLB officially announces 2023 London Series between the Cubs and Cardinals

The Cubs will be heading across the pond next summer.

MLB Trade Deadline open thread

The deadline is five days away.

Ian Happ named to NL All-Star team

The Cubs will have two representatives in the Midsummer Classic.

2023 World Baseball Classic dates, venues announced

The world tournament is back!

Pete Crow-Armstrong named to MLB Futures Game roster

The game will be played at Dodger Stadium as part of All-Star Week festivities.

Willson Contreras still leads all NL catchers in All-Star balloting

The voting goes into Phase 2 next week.

Willson Contreras leads NL All-Star balloting at catcher

He’s having the best year of his career.

The Angels have fired Joe Maddon

The team’s 12-game losing streak likely did him in.

There will be more pitchers allowed on MLB rosters until the end of May

It’s a move designed to protect pitcher health.

The Hall of Fame has restructured its Era Committee voting

Frick award voting procedures have also changed.

Seiya Suzuki named National League Player of the Week

Something tells me this will be the first of many awards for the Japanese star.

A Cubs game will be aired on YouTube in 2022

This is a first for the North Siders.

The Cubs will be featured on one 2022 game on NBC’s Peacock channel

The network announced its 18-game schedule for 2022.

Former Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel has been traded to the Dodgers

This is a bit of a surprise.

2022 Cubs TV schedule for games not broadcast on Marquee Sports Network

The Cubs’ channel will carry most games... here’s the ones you’ll find on other channels.

At last, MLB umpires will communicate with fans about replay reviews

This is long past due.

A few updates on new MLB rules for 2022

You’ve heard about some of these before, now we have more details.