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  • Winter Meetings news: Pujols,Buehrle on the move

     
    It looks like Albert Pujols is a Led Zeppelin fan since he’s “Going to California”.¬† Pujols agreed to a 10 year, $250-260 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Southern...
  • Good start: Sveum saw the same dogbreath Cubs you did

    Dale Sveum will not be doing two shows a night at Zanies. That much we know. That much was evident in his introductory press conference as the Cubs’ new manager. Yeah, well, fine. Stand-up comedy isn't his job. Standing up to the dog attitude of...
  • Power rankings: No. 12 Reds

    Power rankings: No. 12 Reds
    No. 12 Reds: 19th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Cardinals. Poor Zack Cozart. In the year of Barry Larkin, it falls to Cozart to do the near-impossible — replace him. Cozart, a broad-shoulder product from Ole Miss who has...
  • Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates

    Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates
    No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres. While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
  • Cubs choose the best 'Who?' available

    Cubs choose the best 'Who?' available
    This was never going to be a “Wow!’’ hire. In fact, if the Cubs indeed sign Dale Sveum,¬†then the hire is more “Who?’’ than “Wow!’’ The Cubs already made their “Wow!’’ hire. Theo...
  • Ramon Hernandez returns to face a changed Orioles squad

    Cincinnati Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez was peering at the Orioles lineup card posted in the visiting clubhouse before Friday's series opener, and he was reminded of just how much things have changed since the last time that he played at Camden Yards....
  • Report: Giants add Piniella to front office

    Report: Giants add Piniella to front office
    San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Lou Piniella won't stay retired for long, as he is reportedly joining the San Francisco Giants front office as a consultant. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Piniella will lend his experience and baseball...
  • O's Q&A with Keith Law: 'Clearly the worst team' in AL East

    O's Q&A with Keith Law: 'Clearly the worst team' in AL East
    Keith Law, the lead baseball writer for ESPN's Scouts Inc., has been critical of the Orioles' offseason moves, so I thought my readers might want to see what he had to say about the additions of Vladimir Guerrero and J.J. Hardy, the Matt Wieters debate...
  • Losing to the Pirates shows how much better the Cubs pitching needs to be

    Losing to the Pirates shows how much better the Cubs pitching needs to be
    I didn’t expect the Cubs to win 90 games this season, but I sure didn’t expect them to blow a series to the pathetic Pirates, a team they should’ve swept when you think about it because you have to sweep bad teams if you’re going...
  • Bar raised for locals after past year's success

    Recent success, both on the team and individual levels, for locals in Major League Baseball has upped the ante. As the season begins in earnest over the next three days — the official season opener between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners...
  • Reinvention and regression

    Reinvention and regression
    The following are recaps on area athletes who played Major League Baseball during the recently concluded 2011 season. ESTRADA, CREW COME UP SHORT With the Milwaukee Brewers' postseason run expiring two wins shy of a World Series berth, Glendale...