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  • Commissioner Rob Manfred on Kris Bryant debate, empty ballpark and Wrigley restroom fiasco

    Commissioner Rob Manfred on Kris Bryant debate, empty ballpark and Wrigley restroom fiasco
    No one believed the Cubs when they maintained in March that Kris Bryant was sent to the minors to work on his defense. Having Bryant under their control for seven years instead of six was always the main issue, as the collective bargaining agreement...
  • For Cubs to contend this year, Kris Bryant must flip power switch

    For Cubs to contend this year, Kris Bryant must flip power switch
    Aramis Ramirez says the Cubs are no longer a "Cinderella" in the National League Central, meaning no one should be surprised at their early success. Like the Astros in the American League, the Cubs qualify for the "C-la" tag after five straight fifth-...
  • Dodgers bullpen stays in lockdown mode

    Dodgers bullpen stays in lockdown mode
    J.P. Howell laughed as he thought about how he extended the Dodgers bullpen's scoreless streak Sunday. "Lucky," Howell said. Manager Don Mattingly had a similar reaction. "Crazy," Mattingly said. With a behind-the-back tag on Jordan Pacheco at...
  • Josh Hamilton signing is a gift that keeps on giving the Angels grief

    Josh Hamilton signing is a gift that keeps on giving the Angels grief
    That Josh Hamilton was a terrible signing for the Angels is self-evident. Baseball is flush with cash, but paying $3.4 million for each home run nonetheless is a horrendous rate of return. The true nature of the damage is reflected not in what...
  • Adam Wainwright's injury shouldn't push National League to adopt the designated hitter

    Adam Wainwright's injury shouldn't push National League to adopt the designated hitter
    Ever since the American League adopted the designated hitter in 1973, the debate surfaces every few seasons that both the AL and the National League should abide by the same rules. Because we all know the MLB Players Association would never allow the...
  • NL East Hot and Cold

    NL East Hot and Cold
    NL EAST HOT AND COLD HOT Giancarlo Stanton Miami Marlins Overall this year, the right fielder isn't off to an overly impressive start with his batting average (.284), but he does lead the National League with 21 runs driven in. He has turned up...
  • Joc Pederson homers in fourth straight game as Dodgers beat Arizona, 6-4

    Joc Pederson homers in fourth straight game as Dodgers beat Arizona, 6-4
    KEY MOMENT: When Dodgers veterans had Hanson's “MMMBop” replace rookie Joc Pederson's usual hip-hop walk-up music on Friday, Pederson hit a grand slam. “I would use the music again if I hit a grand slam,” Manager Don Mattingly...
  • Szabo: CdM swimming preps for Uni showdown

    The Marian Bergeson Aquatics Center at Corona del Mar High hosted some world-class water polo last week with the FINA Men's Intercontinental Tournament. Those looking for a high-level high school swim meet can return to the CdM pool deck on Wednesday....
  • Four-run seventh, Jerome Williams' solid outing leads Phillies past Nationals

    Four-run seventh, Jerome Williams' solid outing leads Phillies past Nationals
    PHILADELPHIA — Before Friday night's game with the Washington Nationals, manager Ryne Sandberg said one key would be for the Phillies' offense to pick up runs early, allowing starter Jerome Williams to work on getting ground balls and maybe making...
  • Quick trip around Major League Baseball

    Quick trip around Major League Baseball
    American LeagueCentral Division White Sox: Ouch. One of the best winters for any team leads into one of the worst starts in toughest division. Indians: Starters living up to the hype, making Sports Illustrated's choice as World Series champs almost...
  • For Cubs, patience at the plate paying off

    For Cubs, patience at the plate paying off
    Cubs hitters are showing remarkable patience in the early going that ultimately could separate them from past non-contending teams. By trusting their eyes and the batters behind them, the Cubs have managed to generate more scoring opportunities. And on...