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Patience Is Not A Virtue One Month Into The Fantasy Baseball Season

If you have veterans who are not performing after one month of the season, it’s time to let them go. Someone else has to chance them on the roster; you need players performing right now. So shelve your emotions and make the tough choices that other owners can’t—and won’t—make. It will help you win in September.

04/30/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Cleared Of Tampering Charges In Joe Maddon Hiring

The Rays raised the issue after Maddon left for Chicago last November.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2015

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, center, will miss the rest of the season after injuring himself batting. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Experts Ready For DH In National League

It’s not “if.” It’s “when.”

CBS Chicago–04/29/2015

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This Week In Baseball: ‘Unwritten’ Rules Pose A Problem

We need to talk about baseball’s “unwritten” rules. The ones that lead to the biggest farce in sports, the bench clearing brawl.

04/28/2015

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Emma: A Designated Hitter Seems Inevitable In The National League

The debate continues on as to whether the Senior Circuit should add a designated hitter.

04/27/2015

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Samardzija, Sale Suspended For 5 Games

The fallout stems from a benches-clearing brawl Thursday night between the White Sox and Royals.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2015

A general view of U.S. Cellular Field during a rain delay at the start of the ninth inning during the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on April 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

White Sox-Royals Game Suspended By Rain

The score was tied at 2-all in the ninth inning.

04/24/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: April 20th-April 24th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

04/24/2015

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This Week In Baseball: Why We Need Kris Bryant To Succeed

In case you haven’t heard, Chicago Cubs uber-prospect Kris Bryant was called up and made his debut on Friday.

04/21/2015

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Time To Grab Some New Studs Before Anyone Else In Your Fantasy League Does

It’s still early in the season, and you don’t want to give up on key players too soon — even if they’re slumping through the first two weeks of the season. But smart fantasy baseball owners also want to make sure they grab rising stars while they can — and before it’s too late.

04/17/2015

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30 Players: Panik Hopes To Follow Up Strong Rookie Year For Giants

A 2011 first-round Draft pick out of St. John’s University, Joe Panik had a meteoric rise to Major League glory last season — not only putting up impressive numbers as the Giants’ new second baseman in 73 regular season games, but also helping San Francisco earn its third World Series championship in the past five years.

04/17/2015

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30 Players: Prospect Butler Looking To Prove He Belongs With Rockies

Heading into the 2014 season, Eddie Butler was hailed as the top arm in the Rockies’ system and one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. Heading into this year, things were quite different.

04/16/2015

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Top 5 Catches From MLB’s First Week

Baseball season officially opened last week, and already we’ve had a plethora of ridiculous defensive plays.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2015

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Emma: Kris Bryant Will Be Worth The Wait

Could the Cubs debut their top prospect soon?

CBS Chicago–04/14/2015

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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

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

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

Jason Grilli #39 of the Atlanta Braves. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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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