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  • Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs

    Power rankings: No. 26 Cubs
    En route to 91 losses last season and a radical regime change, the Cubs were outscored by 102 runs. As it happens, half of those can be put down to talent and half of them to playing the game well. Bill James tracks manufactured runs, both created and...
  • Opening day at Wrigley Field

    Opening day at Wrigley Field
    The rain held off enough to start Friday's home opener on time, and a game-time temperature of 41 degrees was warm enough for most Cubs fans to deal with. But many in the crowd of 41,358 left by the seventh inning of a 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and the...
  • D'backs down Dempster, Cubs to avert sweep

    D'backs down Dempster, Cubs to avert sweep
    Shortly after learning two starting pitchers were being placed on the disabled list, the Chicago Cubs had to regroup to play the Diamondbacks Wednesday in the finale of the opening homestand. "I feel bad for the guys involved, but it's part of the deal,"...
  • Pre-game notes: Orioles vs. Rays

    Pre-game notes: Orioles vs. Rays
    The Orioles play in their final Grapefruit League game today against the Rays. After today, the Orioles will play three more exhibition games, including the first two at Ed Smith Stadium against Florida Southern on Monday night and then State College of...
  • Taking a look at the Orioles' remaining free-agent possibilities

    Taking a look at the Orioles' remaining free-agent possibilities
    The word from around the Warehouse is that the Orioles aren’t done with their winter shopping. The club has made some significant moves, most notably making a run in the international market for starting pitching by acquiring Japanese pitcher...
  • Pirates might not jump ship

    Forget Paul Maholm's 3-7 record. He has compiled a 3.12 earned-run average over 89 innings, holding opponents to 70 hits. With limited options expected to become available on the trade market next month, Maholm is having the kind of season that could...
  • Here's an idea if Ozzie talks his way out of town

    Here's an idea if Ozzie talks his way out of town
    Ozzie Guillen says a lot of things, or at least is quoted as saying a lot of things. Most of them are true. Some of them reveal surprising insecurity. He apparently needs to be needed more often and to a greater degree than you’d think a cocky,...
  • Sunday morning thoughts: Orioles find hope in Rays' success

    Sunday morning thoughts: Orioles find hope in Rays' success
    Now that the Orioles have played their two intrasquad games, they’re looking forward to the beginning of the Grapefruit League schedule. The Orioles open up Monday with a day-night, split-squad doubleheader, traveling to Port Charlotte for an...
  • Pena only lefty for Cubs vs. Sox's Buehrle

    Pena only lefty for Cubs vs. Sox's Buehrle
    Carlos Pena, who hit the game-changing homer Monday, was the only left-handed swinger in the lineuip for the Cubs against the White Sox's Mark Buehrle on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. Reed Johnson replaced Kosuke Fukudome at leadoff and was in center...
  • The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox

    The more saves for Santos, the more what-ifs for the Sox
    Sergio Santos came on to get a four-out save against the Cubs on Tuesday night, and you couldn’t help but play what-if. The save was Santos’ 13th in 15 tries. He faced the 4-5-6-7 hitters and struck out three of them. And you couldn’t...
  • Many worthy, but few chosen

    Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies. General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...