1. David Aardsma: Is He the Final Piece to the Cincinnati Reds Puzzle?

    If the Cincinnati Reds are going to make a real run at the division title, they will need a stronger closer. Francisco Cordero has filled that role since 2008 with mediocre success...

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  2. Are the Chicago Cubs Using Andrew Cashner in the Best Way?

    On Monday May 31 the Chicago Cubs called up their 2008 first-round draft pick, Andrew Cashner, and designated him to the bullpen. Cashner was a closer at Texas Christian University, but the Cubs immedaitely moved him into the rotation...

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  3. Justin Thomas Is Making His Case for a Call from the Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has several concerns. Two of the key concerns are that four relievers carry a 4.78 ERA or above and Javier Lopez is the only left-handed arm in the pen...

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  4. MLB Must Adopt Required Head Protection for Pitchers

    In November 2007 Major League Baseball took preventive measure to protect first-and third-base coaches. Unfortunately it took the death of Mike Coolbaugh, first-base coach of the Double A Tulsa Drillers, to bring about this safety measure...

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  5. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Ross Ohlendorf No Longer in Command

    Ross Ohlendorf finished very strong in 2009, leading the rotation in both ERA (3.92) and WHIP (1.23) while picking up 11 wins. Nonetheless, the 2010 season began with some concerns...

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  6. Carlos Silva Has Been The Cubs' Answer

    The Chicago Cubs currently are 23-26, good for third place in the National League Central Division. They are six games behind the Cincinnati Reds and five behind the St. Louis Cardinals...

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  7. Tyler Colvin: The New Leader of the Chicago Cubs

    In November 2009, Tyler Colvin moved to Arizona to train with Cubs strength coach Tim Buss. The training program add 25 pounds of muscle and Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was very impressed with him early this spring...

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  8. Cincinnati Reds Starting Pitcher Sam LeCure Has Arrived

    In June 2005, the Cincinnati Reds selected Sam LeCure (pitcher out of the University of Texas ) in the fourth round of the first-year player draft...

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  9. When Will the Pittsburgh Pirates' Losing Season Streak Come To an End?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992, and it does not appear that will change in 2010...

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  10. Cincinnati Reds Bring Joe Morgan and a Winning Culture Back to Cincinnati

    On Wednesday April 21, 2010 the Cincinnati Reds hired Joe Morgan as a Special Adviser to Baseball Operations. The position involves community relations, diversity initiatives, and consulting with Reds general manager Walt Jocketty...

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  11. Bob Howry: Is He The Cubs Answer, Or a Sign Of Desperation?

    On Friday May 21 the Chicago Cubs signed veteran right-handed reliever Bob Howry to a one year deal. 2010 has been a real struggle for him and the Arizona Diamondbacks who are currently fifth in the NL West...

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  12. Cincinnati Reds Heading for the 2010 World Series?

    The 2010 season started off poorly for the Cincinnati Reds. They lost 11 of their first 18 games, including a five game losing streak which saw the Pittsburgh Pirates sweep them...

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  13. Pittsburgh Pirates: Pres. Frank Coonelly Extremely Excited About Tony Sanchez

    In June 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates selected catcher Tony Sanchez out of Boston College as their number one drafted pick (fourth overall)...

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  14. Chicago Cubs: Is Thomas Diamond Turning into a Gem for the Cubs?

    In September 2009, the Chicago Cubs claimed Thomas Diamond , the Texas Rangers ' 2004 number one draft pick, off waivers. In 2005, Diamond was named the Rangers' minor league pitcher of the year...

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  15. Milwaukee Brewers OF Jim Edmonds Proving He Can Still Play

    On Thursday February 4, 2010 the Milwaukee Brewers signed 39-year-old outfielder Jim Edmonds . Edmonds, a four-time gold glove winner, who last played in 2008 for the Chicago Cubs ...

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  16. Chicago Cubs Third Baseman Aramis Ramirez: He's Back!

    On Wednesday May 12 Cubs manager Lou Piniella sat his slumping third baseman, Aramis Ramirez. Apparently it was a wake up call for him. In the four games since being benched, Ramirez has batted ...

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  17. Mike Leake and The Cincinnati Reds: Are They For Real?

    When spring training was wrapping up in late March, I felt the St. Louis Cardinals one-two pitching punch of Chris Carpenter & Adam Wainwright along with Albert Pujols made them the favored team in the National League Central...

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  18. Can Pittsburgh Pirates Youngsters Lift Doom and Gloom of 2010 Season?

    In 2009 it appeared as though Pirates GM Neal Huntington was totally dismantling this ball club. I must admit, it was very disappointing to see Ian Snell, Tom Gorzelanny, John Grabow, Jack Wilson, Nyjer Morgan, Adam LaRoche, and others go...

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  19. Pittsburgh Pirates Weekly: Vol. 10 Issue 6

    Sunday May 16, 2010 Features Week Five: Recap Week Six: Preview Injuries Week Five:Recap The Pirates again started the week out on a poor note, going down in defeat (11-4) to the St...

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  20. Zach Duke Pittsburgh Pirates Ace?

    What is up with the Pirates young left-hander, Zach Duke. He started out pitching like a CY Young contender. In his first three starts he was 2-0 with a 2.37 era and a 1.21 whip. In next five starts he's gone 0-4 with a 8...

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  21. Steve Pearce or Jeff Clement: Who Will Be the Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman?

    On July 22, 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox, opening up the first base position...

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  22. Derrek Lee & Aramis Ramirez: Is It Time To Change The Guard at Wrigley?

    Monday May 10, 2010 For the last six season the Chicago Cubs corner infielders, first baseman Derrek Lee and third baseman Aramis Ramirez, have provided most of their offense...

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  23. Chicago Cubs Weekly: Vol. 10 Issue 19

    Sunday May 9, 2010 - Happy Mother's Day Features Week four: RecapWeek five: PreviewInjuries Week four: Recap The Chicago Cubs struggles continue...

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  24. Pittsburgh Pirates Weekly: Vol. 10 Issue 5

    Sunday May 9, 2010 - HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY Features Week Four: Recap Week Five: Preview Injuries Week Four: Recap The Pirates start the week out on a poor note, losing to 9-3 to the Los Angles Dodgers...

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  25. Starlin Castro Has Record Night While Leading The Cubs To Victory

    Friday May 7, 2010 - Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati, OH)) Starlin Castro started his major league career on a record note...

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