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This Week In Baseball: Pace Of Play Rules Working Early

With the pageantry and tradition of Opening Day, America’s pastime is officially back.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2015

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Kris Bryant’s Cubs Debut Looks To Be Coming Soon

Injuries at the big league level have the Cubs possibly turning to their top prospect.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2015

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First Week Of The Season Always Means Change For Your MLB Fantasy Roster

Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.

04/11/2015

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30 Players: Despaigne Hopes To Build On Rookie Year For Padres

So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.

04/11/2015

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30 Players: Tomas’ Time Will Come Sooner Than Later For D-backs

The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.

04/10/2015

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30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ Springer

Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.

04/09/2015

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30 Players: Dodgers’ Rookie Pederson Ready To Burst Onto LA Scene

An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.

04/08/2015

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30 Players: Zunino Looks To Build Off Tremendous Spring For Mariners

Mike Zunino’s first full season with the Mariners was an intriguing one, as the young catcher showed off some of the skills that prompted Seattle to take him third overall in the 2012 draft. But he also showed a lot of his inexperience and a continued lack of plate discipline over the course of 131 games.

04/07/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 06: The Washington Nationals mascot Screech takes the field before the start of the Nationals game against the New York Mets during Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Top 10 Sports Days Of The Year

Let’s take a look at the contenders for the best day of the sports year.

04/07/2015

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 06: A general view of Marlins Park during Opening Day between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

MLB Opening Day: Best Tweets

Joy filled the air at America’s ballparks and it even permeated its way into the social media universe as well.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

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MLB Ticket Price Average Up 3.3 Percent To Nearly $29

The Cubs raised ticket prices for the first time since 2010.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

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Emma: Cubs’ Promise Must Be Met With Patience

Opening Night was thwarted by the Cubs’ rival and was a reminder to stay patient.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 15: Pitcher Jon Lester puts on a Cubs hat during an introduction press conference by the Chicago Cubs on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

MLB Opening Day: A Look At The Top Five Games

Tonight we begin the transition from March Madness to baseball as the MLB season prepares to kick off when the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2015

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30 Players: Despite Rough Spring, Heaney Not Far From Cracking Angels Rotation

It’s been a crazy couple of years for Andrew Heaney, who has risen through the Minor League ranks, been traded twice in a matter of hours this offseason and has struggled to find effectiveness at the big league level. But at 23 years old, the Angels’ new top prospect still has plenty of time to break into the rotation this season.

04/03/2015

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MLB 2015 Awards Predictions: Rookie Of The Year, Cy Young, And MVP

Opening Day is just two days away.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: The American League All-Stars and National League All-Stars line up prior to the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5 Rising MLB Players Who Will Make All-Star Noise In 2015

These five youngsters will impress in 2015.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

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30 Players: Odor’s Rapid Rise To Rangers No Fluke

Now, at 21 years old with almost a full season under his belt, Odor is ready to prove that it is he who is actually the Rangers’ second baseman of the future.

04/02/2015

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30 Players: Fiers Finally Ready To Stick With Brewers

Mike Fiers has always been a late bloomer.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

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30 Players: Polanco Looks To Improve On Hot Start For Pirates

With Andrew McCutchen in center field and Starling Marte in left, the Pirates are one piece away from having one of the best young outfields in baseball.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

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30 Players: Raisel Iglesias Could Arrive Sooner Than Expected As Reds Starter

Iglesias has big-time potential.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2015

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