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MLB labor talks might start again soon... and Cubs set date for spring training ticket sale

Those two things are not necessarily related. But they are both news this afternoon.

MLB Network is cutting ties with Ken Rosenthal and it’s probably Rob Manfred’s fault

This appears to be yet another petty move on the part of baseball’s commissioner.

A new lawsuit is challenging MLB’s antitrust exemption

It’s about time this exemption was relegated to the dustbin of history.

Iowa Cubs and 8 other teams sold to Endeavor Group Holdings

The longtime Cubs Triple-A affiliate has been purchased by a sports conglomerate and private equity firm.

Buck O’Neil, Minnie Miñoso, four others elected to the Hall of Fame

A long past due honor for two Chicago-connected baseball greats.

Rob Manfred says a lockout ‘could move the process forward’

It’s starting to look like baseball will shut down after December 1.

There have been new CBA proposals made by players to owners

The owners aren’t likely to like these, but at least the two sides are still talking.

There was a brawl in an Arizona Fall League game

Yes, really.

Buck O’Neil is on a Hall of Fame ballot again

This time, he’s got a real chance of induction.

A look at MLB’s offseason calendar: Free agents, awards, Rule 5 draft, non-tenders, arbitration and more

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

The mayor of London says MLB will be returning to the UK

He said "next year" in an interview — but more likely, it’s 2023 or later.

It looks like we’re headed for a MLB lockout

Baseball could grind to a halt in December.

Here’s potential good news for cord-cutters who want to watch the Cubs on Marquee

MLB is working on a national streaming service.

The Cardinals have fired Mike Shildt as manager

This is a surprise.

MLB announces Arizona Fall League schedule

Prospects from all 30 teams will play a 30-game schedule in October and November.

Cubs first baseman Frank Schwindel named National League Player of the Week

Frank the Tank’s legend grows.

Cubs, Reds will play in Field of Dreams game in 2022

This, according to a source cited by NBC Sports Chicago.

Jake Arrieta signs with Padres

The former Cub heads west.

Anthony Rizzo tests positive for COVID-19

The Yankees first baseman will be out for a while.

Jon Lester has been traded to the Cardinals

Well... that was unexpected.

The Arizona Fall League is returning this October

It’s going back to its previous time in October and November.

Rob Manfred says 7-inning doubleheaders and the placed runner are probably gone in 2022

... and the DH is probably coming to the National League.

Kris Bryant, 4 other Cubs are All-Star ballot finalists

The second phase of voting begins Monday

Kris Bryant still leads NL third basemen in All-Star voting

Updated balloting results were released Monday.

Kris Bryant leads All-Star balloting at a position he’s barely played this year

And other updates from All-Star voting.

MLB announces the 2021 All-Star Game will be played in Coors Field

And the other ASG-related events will also happen in Denver.

MLB is relocating the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta

This is in response to the voting law recently passed in Georgia.

More news and thoughts about Opening Day 2021

There’s a lot to cover when the baseball season begins. Here are more things you should know.

Texas Rangers announce 100 percent occupancy for Opening Day

This move could potentially be a public health disaster. How do the Cubs’ precautions compare?

Pedro Strop is out of Cubs camp for violating COVID-19 protocols

The righthander will have to wait for his chance to pitch.

Will Chicago ballparks have fans in 2021?

The answer is still ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Former Cub Juan Pizarro has passed away

He pitched briefly for the team in the early 1970s.

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