>>Cardinals Get Ready For Giants
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals are still basking in the glow of their four-game win over the Dodgers in the National League Division Series. They have two more days to prepare for the San Francisco Giants and the League Championship Series. Game One of that best-of-seven matchup is Saturday in St. Louis.
>>Cardinals Seek Revenge Against Giants
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals will be out for revenge when they face the Giants in the NLCS. The Redbirds blew a three-games-to-one lead against San Francisco in the NLCS two years ago, with the Giants winning three straight to beat St. Louis and eventually go on to sweep Detroit in the World Series.
>>Wainwright To Start Game One
(St. Louis, MO) -- Adam Wainwright is slated to be on the mound for the Cardinals in Game One of the NLCS. He had been the projected starter for a Game Five against the Dodgers, if necessary, although manager Mike Matheny said Lance Lynn could get the nod instead with Wainwright battling arm stiffness.
>>NLCS Start Times Announced
(New York, NY) -- Start times are set for the National League Championship Series. The first two games Saturday and Sunday at Busch Stadium are set for 7:07 p.m. Tuesday's Game Three in San Francisco will have a 3:07 p.m. first pitch., followed by Game Four Wednesday at AT&T Park at 7:07 p.m.
>>Cubs Announce Spring Training Schedule
(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs have announced their spring training slate for next season. The Cubs will start exhibition play March 5th against the Athletics and Giants in split squad action. Fifteen of the 29 games will be at Cubs Park in Mesa, Arizona. The Cubs and White Sox will play twice.
>>Rockies GM O'Dowd Resigns
(Denver, CO) -- Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd is stepping down. He has resigned from his post after 15 seasons. Jeff Bridich has been named his replacement. O'Dowd was the just the second GM in team history, taking over for Bob Gebhard after the 1999 season. The Rockies reached the postseason twice under O'Dowd but the team went just 66-and-96 this season, the second-worst mark in the 22-year history of the franchise. Colorado last reached the playoffs in 2009 and hasn't had a winning season since 2010.
>>Royals To Offer Shields Extension
(Undated) -- The Kansas City Royals are reportedly set to offer "Big Game James" a big time deal. CBS Sports reports the team is ready to give their ace James Shields a five-year extension worth 80-million-dollars. The 32-year-old is set to become a free agent after the season ends. Shields is the highest paid player on the team at 13-million. He's made 22-million during his stay with KC. Shields and the Royals are in the ALCS, starting Friday and are looking for the franchise's first World Series appearance since winning it all in 1985.