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Cincinnati Reds Beat Chicago Cubs: Friday Foibles From Mike Quade, Dusty Baker and Darwin Barney

May 6, 2011

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The Cincinnati Reds took a tightly-contested series opener from the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Friday afternoon. After falling behind early, the Cubs scored single runs in four consecutive innings beginning in the third but left the bases loaded in the sixth and never threatened again. The story of this game was a series of […]

Chicago Cubs Week in Review AND Week in Preview: What a Deal!

April 25, 2011

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The Chicago Cubs split their six home games this week against the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers, taking two out of three from San Diego in a rain-drenched series before losing two of three to Matt Kemp and the Dodgers over the weekend. Beginning Monday, they will host Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado […]

Tampa Bay Rays Lineup Options: Evan Longoria will force some changes

April 20, 2011

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Tampa Bay Rays All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria will return to action sometime before the end of the month, according to Aaron Gleeman of msnbc.com. Longoria, 25, is one of the top ten position players in baseball and will give Tampa Bay a much-needed offensive boost. When Longoria retakes his place at the hot corner, […]

Rod Blagojevich Trial: Does Witness Lineup Construction Really Matter?

April 18, 2011

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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will return to court Wednesday, more than half a year after a jury was able to convict him on just one minor charge, deadlocking over the issue of whether or not Blagojevich committed more serious crimes than lying to the FBI in the weeks following the 2008 Presidential election. Frustrated […]

Fantasy Baseball Breakouts: 5 Batters Whose Starts Mean Something

April 17, 2011

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Fantasy baseball players, please do not pay for Willie Bloomquist. If he’s out there on your waiver wire, fine: The Arizona Diamondbacks seem to have settled on him for now as their leadoff hitter and he has enough speed, so he’s worth a flier in deep leagues. In general, though, Willie Bloomquist is the same […]

Chicago Cubs Starting Lineup: Mike Quade likes Darwin Barney batting second

April 15, 2011

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Are you kidding me? We have to have this fight again? Not yet ten months after the Chicago Cubs traded Ryan Theriot to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the ghost of Theriot has come back to haunt second base and the top of the Cubs’ lineup, in the person of non-prospect Darwin Barney. Mike Quade has […]

Matt Garza Catches Chicago Cubs Strikeout Syndrome

April 11, 2011

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On May 6, 1998, the Chicago Cubs got one of the three-to-five best pitching performances in baseball history. In just his fifth career start, Kerry Wood hurled a one-hitter and struck out 20 Houston Astros. Thirteen years later, the team’s pitching staff continues to pay dearly for it, and the latest victim is new co-ace […]