1. Rudy Jaramillo In, Bradley Out?

    I have little doubt Rudy Jaramillo can resurrect the Cubs offense from two seasons ago when they led the world in runs scored...

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  2. Zambrano Equals Manny

    We can only hope the Cubs are paying attention to what’s transpired with Manny’s arrival in Hollywood. Despite Philadelphia’s 3-1 series lead in the NLCS, the Dodgers’ ...

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  3. 2009 Cy Young Award

    Cy Young Award *My pick American League *Zach Geinke: He was the most dominating pitcher in baseball this year, in either league, and the fact he won 16 games playing for the Royals is even more impressive...

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  4. 2009 Cy Young Award

    Cy Young Award *My pick American League *Zach Geinke: He was the most dominating pitcher in baseball this year, in either league, and the fact he won 16 games playing for the Royals is even more impressive...

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  5. Padres Need Kim Ng

    The Padres should hire Kim Ng as the team’s next general manager. Ng is more than qualified for the job and the move would also help transition MLB away from its long-standing good ol’ ...

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  6. Milton Bradley For Pat Burrell?

    I’m willing to give Jim Hendry a mulligan on the Bradley signing, on one condition, of course. That being Hendry’s ability to clean-up his own mess...

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  7. Rudy Jaramillio A Hit For Cubs

    The best regarded hitting coach in baseball is officially available. Rudy Jaramillo, the Rangers’ long-time hitting instructor, has turned down a one-year offer from the club...

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  8. Tracy, Scioscia Managers of the Year

    Manager of the Year *My vote National League *Jim Tracy, Colorado – There wasn’t a better manager during the season’s second half and the Rocks nearly overcame a 15-game deficit against the Dodgers in the West...

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  9. Tracy, Scioscia Managers of the Year

    Manager of the Year National League Jim Tracy, Colorado – There wasn’t a better manager during the season’s second half and the Rocks nearly overcame a 15-game deficit against the Dodgers in the West...

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  10. MLB Needs 150 Game Season

    I know it will never happen, but I’ll suggest it anyway. Why not shorten the baseball season by 12 games? The season could start later in the spring and finish earlier in the fall...

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  11. Angles Get Papelbon, NY In ALCS

    Jonathan Papelbon lives on the edge and the Angels finally made him pay for it. Additionally, this win in particular could power the Angles to a world championship...

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  12. Torre vs. Steinbrenner

    I’m already thinking Dodgers vs. Yankees in the World Series. I’d just love to see Torre, who was shamefully pushed out of Gotham; take it to the Steinbrenners...

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  13. Teixeira's Big Mac!

    Teixeira’s walk-off reminds me of McGwire’s record breaking shot on September 8, 1998. Big Mac powering a sinking line drive over the left field fence at old Busch for No...

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  14. Cardinals Season Over?

    It’ll be interesting to see how Holliday responds after his error cost the Cardinals a split in L.A. St. Louis, remember, was suppose to be the team to beat because of Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright...

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  15. TBS Improves, Caray Doesn't

    I’ve enjoyed TBS’s broadcast of the playoffs. It’s not been perfect, of course, but I think it’s been much improved during the past two years...

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  16. Favre, Twins Own Minnesota

    Talk about epic. You’ve got players on both sides saying this was the greatest game they’ve ever played in, and I wouldn’t questions those feelings one bit...

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  17. That's All Folks

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  18. Colorado Rocks!

    I’m hearing many baseball experts project St. Louis as the team to beat in the NL. No doubt the Cardinals are a tough bunch, but I think the Rockies are a better club...

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  19. Chicago, Cubs Both Lose

    Just what the Blackhawks didn’t need: Sports Illustrated picking them to win the Stanley Cup. Talk about a bad omen, the Hawks might as well sign Milton Bradley to play right wing. Yet despite Si...

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  20. A Clear View Of Samardzija

    Three layers and winter gloves was no match for the bitter cold rain at Wrigley Thursday night. Although, somehow I managed to be the last man standing on the rooftop at the Skybox on Sheffield...

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  21. A Clear View Of Samardzija

    Three layers and winter gloves was no match for the bitter cold rain at Wrigley Thursday night. Although, somehow I managed to be the last man standing on the rooftop at the Skybox on Sheffield...

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  22. Peg Legs Play Two

    I don’t care what the circumstances are; losing a twin-bill at home against the Pirates is flat out embarrassing. The Bucco’s threw two starters with a combined record of 7-14 against Lilly and Zambrano and still outscored the Cubs 12-2...

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  23. No Black In Mets

    The Mets are way over thinking its uniform changes. It shouldn’t be about adapting the Giants’ cream color digs or doing away with the classic Mets pinstripes. Just ditch the abundance of black, man...

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  24. Tiger By The Tail

    I picked Minnesota to finish dead last in the AL Central. I figured Joe Mauer’s early season back troubles and the tough economy would kick start the Twinkies into rebuilding mode...

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  25. Cubs' Road Woes

    Winning a division means winning on the road. The Cubs didn’t do that this season and not surprisingly they’re not winning the division either. Eighty one road games in the books and the Cubs finish seven-games below...

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