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Prince Fielder won the 2012 Home Run Derby in Kansas City. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Wisch: How To Ping Life Back Into The Home Run Derby

Just like with baseball’s record books, steroids pretty much ruined the derby. Or they at least messed the event up a lot.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

Jed Hoyer, Dale Sveum and Theo Epstein are working to change the culture of the Chicago Cubs.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Why Can’t MLB Teams Trade Draft Picks?

Unlike in the NFL, NBA and NHL, Major League Baseball doesn’t allow its teams to trade their draft choices.

670 The Score–05/30/2012

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Heyman: Konerko’s Hall Of Fame Discussion Begins

Simply put, Paul Konerko’s production over the past few years has been remarkable.

670 The Score–05/29/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB Fires Arbitrator From Braun Case

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that baseball management has fired Shyam Das, the arbitrator who overturned Ryan Braun’s drug suspension in February.

670 The Score–05/14/2012

File photo of baseball. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report Documents Political Donations By MLB Teams

It’s Major League Baseball’s opening week, and as we tune in to the Cubs and White Sox, it’s interesting to see how these teams play when it comes to politics.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2012

Tony La Russa goes out on top. (Photo by Ed Szczepanski/Getty Images)

MLB Expands Playoff Format From 8 Teams To 10

Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Braun’s Lawyer Criticizes Drug Collector

Ryan Braun’s lawyer criticized the lengthy statement from the person who collected the slugger’s drug sample, saying Thursday the NL MVP “was properly vindicated.”

670 The Score–03/02/2012

Ryan Braun. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Braun: ‘At the end of the day the truth prevailed’

Saying “my name has been dragged through the mud,” NL MVP Ryan Braun reported to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday and declared he had been vindicated, a day after his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test was overturned by an arbitrator.

670 The Score–02/24/2012

Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Sit Back And Enjoy The Stupid Baseball Contracts From Afar

If you have the money, by golly, spend it. That is pretty much rule number one of General Managing For Dummies.

670 The Score–12/09/2011

Cuban Flag

Video: The Next All-Star Outfielder?

Here’s a Cuban center fielder MLB teams may want to keep an eye on.

670 The Score–11/09/2011

Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups prior to playing the Los Angeles Dodgers on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on March 31, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Senators Urge Baseball To Ban Tobacco

U.S. senators and health officials are taking on a baseball tradition older than the World Series itself: chewing tobacco on the diamond.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Empty seats at Wrigley Field

Report: MLB Attendance May Decline For A Fourth Year

Major League Baseball is likely to mark its fourth straight year of declining attendance when this year’s season ends, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Bud Selig

Selig Pushes For Second Wild Card Playoff Berth

With the playoff races tending toward the boring this year, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is hoping his proposed second wild card playoff berth will be established for next year.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Pitcher Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs reacts after throwing a pitch that got him ejected from the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Zambrano To Collect Salary But Won’t Play Again In 2011

Troubled pitcher Carlos Zambrano’s suspension expires on Sunday, but the Chicago Cubs have no plans to put him back on the field.

09/02/2011

White Sox Face Critical Series In Detroit

Whatever hopes the Chicago White Sox have of making a playoff run essentially come down this weekend’s series against the Central Division leading Detroit Tigers.

09/02/2011

Photo Of The Wrigley Field Sign. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Selig: Wrigley Field Has All-Star Game ‘Appeal’

Commissioner Bud Selig said the prospect of holding the 2014 All-Star Game at Wrigley Field in its centennial year is an “appealing” choice.

08/24/2011

Chicago Cubs

Report: Cubs In Financial Trouble

The Cubs were once one of the most reliable moneymakers in baseball, but they have now found themselves in Major League Baseball’s financial doghouse.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Chicago White Sox

Gammons: White Sox Have Reached Turning Point

Baseball analyst Peter Gammons says he thinks the White Sox have reached a turning point, and should be given credit for their pitching.

670 The Score–05/13/2011

Empty seats at Wrigley Field

Declining Attendance Draws Concern From MLB

Declining attendance at games is drawing concern from Major League Baseball, according to a new report.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Chicago White Sox

White Sox Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Chicago White Sox general manager Roland Hemond will be awarded the Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award.

670 The Score–02/22/2011

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