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Mike Rizzo

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  • Buckle up, it should be a wild ride to the finish

    September is always the best month of the baseball season, and with tight races in four of the six divisions and in both wild-card hunts, it could be one of the more memorable finishes in years. Here are a few things to watch as we head into the stretch...
  • Rollins, Revere pace Phillies over Nationals

    WASHINGTON —Jimmy Rollins had three hits, two steals and drove in a run and Ben Revere had four hits and scored twice as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. Rollins...
  • Cooperstown or Canton for Frank Thomas?

    Cooperstown or Canton for Frank Thomas?
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — If Frank Thomas had chosen football over baseball, would the Big Hurt have been successful in the NFL? "If he had stuck with football, he'd be going in the Hall of Fame as a football player," former Auburn coach Pat Dye told...
  • Thomas had confidence from the start with Sox

     Thomas had confidence from the start with Sox
    The 1990 White Sox were challenging the World Series champion A's in the final year of old Comiskey Park, and their Double-A first baseman was waiting to join the fun. "I'm a laid-back guy," Birmingham's Frank Thomas told the Tribune. "I spend most of...
  • Replay death knell for manager-umpire arguments

    Replay death knell for manager-umpire arguments
    The death of the classic manager-umpire argument, a staple of baseball since its inception, scarcely has been noticed in the first half of the first year of expanded instant replay. Managers still get ejected, of course, but usually it's from the...
  • Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team

    Buy or sell? Deadline breakdown for every team
    As trade talks heat up ahead of baseball's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the biggest name available will be a left-handed starting pitcher — and another lefty ace could join him on the market. With the Tampa Bay Rays tied for last place in...
  • Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet

    Phillies get a D, Red Sox an F on midterm grade sheet
    With baseball at the ceremonial midpoint of the season, the biggest overachievers and underachievers are division rivals. The American League West is home to the teams with the major leagues' best records, the Oakland Athletics (59-36) and the Los...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham. Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
  • Rizzos make Nationals a son-father operation

    Rizzos make Nationals a son-father operation
    Like many of us, Mike Rizzo's love of baseball was passed down from his father. Whether playing catch, watching games on TV or heading out to Wrigley Field or old Comiskey Park, Rizzo's passion for the game became part of his DNA. Many years later, he...
  • Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr.'s son, Ryan, drafted by Nationals

    Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr.'s son, Ryan, drafted by Nationals
    Cal Ripken Jr. is one of the biggest icons to ever play baseball. Will his son follow in his footsteps? It's obviously quite a challenge, but at least Ryan Ripken will have a chance. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound first baseman out of Indian River State...
  • Nate McLouth talks about leaving the Orioles, joining the Washington Nationals

    Nate McLouth talks about leaving the Orioles, joining the Washington Nationals
    Nate McLouth, who spent two months of the 2012 season and all of last year with the Orioles, signed a two-year deal last week with the Washington Nationals worth a guaranteed $10.75 million with an option for a third year. McLouth will make $5 million...