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Rob Manfred talks about RSN difficulties, the balanced schedule, rule changes and more

Cactus League Media Day helps kick off the spring baseball season.

The pitch timer, shift restrictions, larger bases: MLB explains it all

Baseball executives held a demonstration of the new rules in Arizona Tuesday. Video included!

We might see fewer position players pitching in MLB games this year

... if a new proposed rule tweak is adopted.

Rob Manfred says the extra-inning runner on second base rule is likely to stay

I still do not like this rule.

Here are all the Cubs who will play in the World Baseball Classic

The tournament gets under way March 8.

The Cubs will have two games streaming on Peacock this year

... including, for the first time, one at Wrigley Field.

In appreciation of Dexter Fowler

The former Cubs outfielder announced his retirement from baseball.

MLB teams will be limited to four different uniforms in 2023

This is Nike’s idea — a "four plus one" plan.

What does the looming Sinclair RSN bankruptcy mean for the future of baseball broadcasting?

One thing’s for sure. Things are changing rapidly.

Cubs single-game tickets go on sale February 24

It’s getting closer to time for baseball!

Scott Rolen has been elected to the Hall of Fame

He’ll be inducted in Cooperstown this summer.

Former Cubs announcer Chip Caray is leaving Atlanta to do play-by-play for the Cardinals (UPDATED)

Well, this is interesting.

Here are the current Cubs heading to the World Baseball Classic

They’ll represent eight different countries participating in the tournament.

MLB has made a hire that could eventually lead to the elimination of blackouts

It’s a step in the right direction.

Carlos Correa signed with the Giants. Okay, Cubs: Go get Dansby Swanson

Only one of the four big free agent shortstops is still on the board.

Catchers Sean Murphy and William Contreras have both been traded... in the same deal

The catching market is on fire.

Nico Hoerner gets paid extra as part of MLB’s Pre-Arb Bonus Pool

The pool was negotiated in the new CBA last winter,

Jason Heyward signs with the Dodgers

He’ll get a chance to make their Opening Day roster.

Rob Manfred says the Cubs want to host the All-Star Game in 2025

And other comments from the Commissioner at the Winter Meetings.

Frank Schwindel appears headed to play for NPB’s Orix Buffaloes

The former Cubs first baseman’s going to Japan.

Fred McGriff elected to the Hall of Fame

The longtime first baseman played two years with the Cubs.

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.


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