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  • Power rankings: No. 3 Rangers

    Power rankings: No. 3 Rangers
    No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees. One pitch away from a World Series parade in October. Tens of thousands to go in February, and that doesn't count those thrown on the back fields and in the batting cages....
  • Power rankings: No. 23 White Sox

    Power rankings: No. 23 White Sox
    Ozzieball was always a misnomer. Taking their lead from the guy in the manager's office, White Sox marketing types and some of their more casual fans romanticized the Ozzie Guillen era as one of in-your-face baseball — aggressive baserunning,...
  • Power rankings: No. 11 Cardinals

    Power rankings: No. 11 Cardinals
    No. 11 Cardinals: 20th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Red Sox. The NFL has gone to bed for its six-month nap, leaving an over-under-loving society in a state of withdrawal. But all is not lost. You can apply that betting concept...
  • Power rankings: No. 10 Red Sox

    Power rankings: No. 10 Red Sox
    Bobby Valentine has managed in the World Series and won a championship in Japan but he never has taken a major league team to a division title in 15 seasons as a manager. It's not likely to happen this year either. A year after widespread indifference...
  • Whispers

    Albert Pujols' tremendous second half has restored his value and his determination to match the $27.5 million per year the Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez. … Don't be surprised if Ryan Braun steals some bases in the playoffs. He has been running well...
  • Where will Francona manage next season?

    Where the next curse is Dom Amore Hartford Courant The Cubs are bedeviled by the most hideous curse in sports, so what do they need? A manager who has proven he can break such things. There are only two out there who have proven then can win with...
  • Virginia Tech, UVa coaches handle second-guessing well

    Virginia Tech, UVa coaches handle second-guessing well
    With the possible exception of tailgate gluttony, sports fans' most sacred, unalienable right is second-guessing strategy. No coach or manager is immune, witness the present World Series roasting of the St. Louis Cardinals' Tony La Russa, a future Hall...
  • Will World Series go 7 games, and who wins?

    Cardinals in 7 Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun History tells us that the World Series team that wins Game 5 to take a 3-2 advantage goes on to win the title 66 percent of the time. All Texas has to do is win one of the next two games against the team...
  • World View: My beloved Cards deal from the top of the deck

    I woke up Saturday morning from a fitful sleep. I should have slept soundly, but my body and mind hadn't yet absorbed a new reality: My beloved St. Louis Cardinals, an imperfect but tenacious bunch who embodied the spirit of team play, overcame a Mt....
  • MLB Legend, Springfield Cardinals GM, fans respond to La Russa retirement

    MLB Legend, Springfield Cardinals GM, fans respond to La Russa retirement
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After a thrilling ride to a World Championship, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa made an abrupt announcement on Monday morning. After 33 years of managing baseball, he decided to retire.  For some fans the announcement was out...
  • Who is next season's World Series favorite?

    Phillies will fight back Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun I know there are plenty of reasons to jump off the Phillies' bandwagon. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, relievers Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge and starter Roy Oswalt all may sign elsewhere, and Ryan Howard...