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  • Phil Rogers' power rankings

    Phil Rogers' power rankings
    Statistics through Sunday (last week's ranking) 1. Rangers (1): There have many issues, including a lack of production since early in the season from Michael Young and the highly regarded lineup, but a soft schedule has kept those issues from showing...
  • Cubs win a game big, but maybe lose a big deal

    Cubs win a game big, but maybe lose a big deal
    The crosstown blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: The Cubs placed Ryan Dempster on the disabled list because of tightness in his right trade value. I assume that Dempster’s injury and Monday’s night’s outing...
  • Dempster lesson: Trade Garza now, Theo

    Dempster lesson: Trade Garza now, Theo
    I don’t know what Theo Epstein is waiting for. Trade, Theo, trade. Trade Matt Garza. Now. I thought Garza would’ve been traded before the end of last night’s seventh inning vivisection of the White Sox, especially because it took...
  • Sox management owes more to fans

    Sox management owes more to fans
    Forgive me for not accepting the common belief that the White Sox lack a fan base large enough to let Ken Williams behave like a big-market general manager should. Sox fans are out there. They just didn't represent themselves much better than the team...
  • Pitching help a long way off for Cubs

    Pitching help a long way off for Cubs
    So much for Anthony Rizzo's victory lap. On the day after Rizzo's critically acclaimed Chicago debut, the Cubs demonstrated nicely what exactly he has gotten himself into. The 17-1 loss to the Mets wasn't quite like that horrific, fireball-generating...
  • Connolly's Bar: What's your rotation?

    Connolly's Bar: What's your rotation?
    The Orioles have had two consistent starters this season: Jason HammelandWei-Yin Chen. The other three spots have been anything but reliable. At times, Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter have been good. Other times, they’ve been way...
  • White Sox GM Ken Williams making all right moves

    White Sox GM Ken Williams making all right moves
    They don't give away Comeback Executive of the Year awards. But as the first-place White Sox start a four-game series Thursday at Yankee Stadium against the best team in baseball, consider that Adam Dunn and Jake Peavy aren't the only professionals on...
  • Just great: Samardzija too lousy to trade

    Just great: Samardzija too lousy to trade
    The bigger question now is, can Anthony Rizzo pitch? Because Jeff Samardzija can’t. Not now. Not for a while. And he has delivered some of his worst showings at one of the worst times. Samardzija was tradeable in May. Now that window has closed....
  • Celebs come out for Kerry Wood's bowling fundraiser, WWE Champ CM Punk talks DVD, Plain White T's working on next album

    Celebs come out for Kerry Wood's bowling fundraiser, WWE Champ CM Punk talks DVD, Plain White T's working on next album
    Kerry Wood has officially been retired for over a month, but he hasn’t exactly felt retired. That’s because the ex-Cub has been so busy promoting his “All You Can Be” children’s book and preparing for his seventh annual...
  • Cubs' Dempster hopes to return soon after the All-Star break

    Cubs' Dempster  hopes to return soon after the All-Star break
    Ryan Dempster hopes to throw off a mound soon but won’t return to the Cubs rotation until right after the All-Star break, at the earliest. The "second half" begins for the Cubs July 13. “I feel great, completely pain free,” Dempster...
  • Now let's see Epstein perform as well as Dempster

    Now let's see Epstein perform as well as Dempster
    It’s as if Ryan Dempster wants to get traded. I realize that Dempster gave his OK for the Cubs to trade him, but it felt grudging. There’s no way Dempster wants to leave the Cubs, even as bad as they are. He loves the team, the stadium and...