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  • Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

    Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings
    1. Nationals (3): While the spotlight has been on the highly debated Stephen Strasburg decision, Davey Johnson's lineup came together in late August and rolls toward the first playoff baseball Washington has seen since 1933. Bryce Harper and friends hit...
  • Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification

    Travis Wood crashes Anthony Rizzo's beatification
    This one is too easy: Anthony Rizzo finally got called up from the minors and will make his Cubs debut after going 0-for-his-last-9 in Iowa. So, yeah, he’s a perfect Cub. See? Told you it was too easy. But seriously, folks, Rizzo will start...
  • Rizzo's opening act

    Rizzo's opening act
    Roger Waters. Brad Paisley. Finally, Anthony Rizzo played Wrigley Field. Side note: Official scorer Bob Rosenberg just ruled that “The Wall’’ was triple-platinum instead of a three-base error. Anyway, the good news is, Rizzo didn&...
  • Randy Wells clears waivers

    Randy Wells clears waivers
    Randy Wells cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Tripl-A Iowa, the Cubs announced Friday. Wells had been designated for assignment, but no team picked him up. He was 1-2 with a 5.34 earned-run average in 12 games, four of them starts....
  • Deals with Jackson, Villanueva shore up rotation

    Deals with Jackson, Villanueva shore up rotation
    Edwin Jackson gambled, and he won. The question for the Cubs is whether he and Carlos Villanueva will win too much next season? I wouldn't worry about it if I was President Theo Epstein or general manager Jed Hoyer. They still should be sitting pretty...
  • Royals sign Guthrie to 3-year, $25 million deal

    The Royals have signed right-hander Jeremy Guthrie to a $25 million, three-year deal, adding another piece to what should be a retooled starting rotation next season. Guthrie will make $5 million next season, $11 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015....
  • Quick, someone wake Theo and tell him to dump Marmol

    Dale Sveum must be trying to get fired. Or maybe the Cubs manager hates Cubs fans. Or perhaps he’s an agent of evil sent by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to destroy the Cubs because their legendary ineptitude and continued consignment to a...
  • Marlins' bullpen crumbles as Reds rally for win

    Marlins' bullpen crumbles as Reds rally for win
    A sellout crowd was on hand Saturday for Joey Votto Bobblehead Night at Great American Ball Park, but for seven innings Marlins starter Josh Johnson had them sitting on their hands. That changed in a hurry when the Marlins bullpen, which was handed a 3-0...
  • Marlins hope to keep Phillies within striking distance

    MIAMI GARDENS – Coming off a disastrous home stand that has seen them lose ground to the Phillies, the Marlins head to Philadelphia Tuesday hoping to keep the division leaders within striking distance. "We know that Philly is tough and that they are in...
  • Marlins drop struggling Hanley Ramirez (.201) to sixth in lineup

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is trying anything in an attempt to break the Marlins free-fall. And that includes continuous tinkering with the lineup, which is how Hanley Ramirez ended up in the sixth spot Saturday, the first time since his rookie...
  • Infante, Coghlan both in lineup Sunday

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said he feared the worst when he saw second baseman Omar Infante grab the hamstring on the back of his right leg when leaving the batter's box in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. "Right off the bat that is two or three...