Speed is key for Padres farmhand in pitch-clock game

San Diego prospect Mallex Smith, who swiped 88 bases in A ball this year, scored the go-ahead run in Surprise’s 5-4 victory Thursday night. It was the ninth game using the 20-second pitch clock — a pace-of-game initiative being tested at the Arizona Fall League — and it was timed at 2:28.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/14

Position Analysis – Third Base The fourth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on…

Wrigleyville Nation Ep 39 – Guest: Jonah Keri from grantland.com, Talking Joe Maddon to the Cubs

This weeks guest is Jonah Keri. Jonah Keri is from grantland.com and is the author of Up, Up, & Away about the Montreal Expos. And, he is the author of…

Winston, No. 2 FSU rally for 24th straight win

Winston, No. 2 FSU rally for 24th straight win

Joe Maddon: A real ray of hope for Cubs

Finally, after five seasons of bad baseball from the Cubs and superhuman patience from their fans, something real. Something with flesh, bones and a track record of achievement at the…

Two current athletes join Kessler lawsuit

Two current athletes join Kessler lawsuit

Theo pays another skipper

The last time Theo Epstein hired the right manager at the right time and turned it into the right answer was when he hired Terry Francona to manage the Red…

Gators transfer Egbunu will sit out season

Gators transfer Egbunu will sit out season

Cherington hopes to meet with Lester

Starting on Tuesday, the Red Sox can start negotiating with free agents on other teams. And that could include a pitcher the Red Sox are extremely familiar with in lefty Jon Lester, the man they traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes back in July.

Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy’s trial postponed

Greg Hardy’s trial has been postponed, Ian Rapoport reported Thursday. The Panthers defensive end is currently on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List.