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  • Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings

     Phil Rogers' MLB power rankings
    Last week's ranking in parentheses 1. Rangers (4): They're 6-1 in starts by No. 5 and 6 starters Nick Tepesch and Justin Grimm. Move to the first spot because other teams ranked in the top 5 were 9-17 last week. 2. Tigers (6): Very impressive in...
  • Red Sox-Blue Jays series should provide some pop

    Red Sox-Blue Jays series should provide some pop
    The Cardinals visit the Cubs for the first time this week. Fireworks are not expected. But when the Red Sox's Clay Buchholz pitches against the Blue Jays next Saturday, that should be interesting. You know you are doing something right when rivals...
  • Cubs working at pace sure to free up prime seats

    Cubs working at pace sure to free up prime seats
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A friend was at Wrigley Field recently, picking out a location for his 2013 season tickets. He was struck by the abundance of choices. "Man, they have a ton of unclaimed seats this year,'' he said. "Attendance will be a big...
  • Cubs now worse; but organization better, at least in theory

    Cubs now worse; but organization better, at least in theory
    The Cubs are not a better team today without Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto. They would be even worse without Matt Garza, and that still might happen by the Aug. 30 waiver deadline. Either way, though, the Cubs organization is...
  • Everything's Jake with the Sox

    Everything's Jake with the Sox
    During spring training, Jake Peavy said he wouldn’t try to become a pitcher who relies on guile after surgery robbed him of the power he used to have. Peavy lied, and good for him. He has become as smart as he is good. When he lost the plate in...
  • LaHair proving to be a keeper, even after Rizzo call-up

    LaHair proving to be a keeper, even after Rizzo call-up
    Problem solved. And, no, the question isn't "What are two words the Cubs haven't said this season?'' A lot of us were having trouble figuring out how Theo Epstein should handle the awkward confluence of Anthony Rizzo, Bryan LaHair and Alfonso Soriano,...
  • Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority

    Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority
    A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer. The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
  • Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Paul Sullivan's Cubs mailbag
    What is all the hand-wringing about Theo Epstein lately? Wasn't this expected? The Cubs needed a complete overhaul and Epstein is in the demolition phase. He seems to be ahead of schedule. We now know that Bryan LaHair can hit, Jeff Samardzija looks...
  • Danks gets it right

    Danks gets it right
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum helped out the White Sox, and John Danks did the rest on Saturday night. The White Sox’s left-handed starter has had more trouble with left-handed hitters than righties this season. His confidence in throwing his changeup to...
  • Pierzynski and Dunn continue love affair with Wrigley

    Pierzynski and Dunn continue love affair with Wrigley
    A.J. Pierzynski and Adam Dunn both love playing in Wrigley Field and the two White Sox hitters took turns going deep against the Cubs in Saturday night's 7-4 victory. Dayan Viciedo and Pierzynski hit back-to-back homers in the third inning off Ryan...
  • Orioles rally for 5 runs in 9th inning to beat Red Sox, 8-5

    Orioles rally for 5 runs in 9th inning to beat Red Sox, 8-5
    BOSTON — Crazy things happen when the Orioles come to Boston. This wasn't a 17-inning game. No position players had to pitch. But the comeback the Orioles staged Wednesday night was one they needed to salvage this three-game series at Fenway Park....