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  • Which NL clubs make playoffs and beyond?

    Braun powers Brewers Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Going from left to right, Justin Upton will carry the Diamondbacks to the NL West title. Even if Ian Kennedy regresses, the Diamondbacks' rotation will be solid. The Central is wide open. You can...
  • Orioles agree to terms with utility man Betemit

    Orioles agree to terms with utility man Betemit
    The Orioles have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with infielder Wilson Betemit, according to an industry source. The deal, which includes an option for a third year, is pending a physical. The 30-year-old switch-hitter batted .285 with a .343 on-...
  • Betemit hoping to establish himself as regular with Orioles

    Betemit hoping to establish himself as regular with Orioles
    The first thing you notice about Wilson Betemit as he talks about his career is that there is no bitterness in his voice, no spite toward previous organizations for a perceived lack of opportunities. No, Betemit, the 30-year-old switch-hitter the Orioles...
  • Closer look at Adam Jones and the trade dilemma

    Closer look at Adam Jones and the trade dilemma
    There’s been a whole lot of speculation on what the Orioles are going to do with Adam Jones this offseason. The 26-year-old former Gold Glove center fielder and 2009 All Star is under the Orioles’ control for two more years. He has emerged as...
  • Atop MLB's most-wanted list

    Carlos Beltran is a carpe diem sort of guy. He's on center stage again, and he's soaking it up. No player is being pursued as widely as Beltran with baseball's non-waiver trade deadline a week away. And he's doing his part to make sure the Mets get a...
  • What MLB trade can make big difference?

    Beltran to Giants Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants for prospects is one trade that can make a difference. This is by default. There is no Cliff Lee on the market, no one guy that transforms a contender into...
  • Vintage Base Ball is a unique game

    Vintage Base Ball is a unique game
    Mention old-time baseball to most people and it brings to mind throwback jerseys — the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Milwaukee Braves or the Washington Senators. But the Chesapeake Vintage Base Ball Team has added an entirely new dimension to the concept...
  • Orioles bring LaCava in again, but don't appear to be near a decision

    Orioles bring LaCava in again, but don't appear to be near a decision
    The Orioles apparently are inching closer to the selection and hiring of a new head of baseball operations as the clock begins to tick on what could be a very important offseason for the struggling franchise. Toronto Blue Jays executive Tony LaCava was...
  • Notebook: Amid trade rumors, Lee focuses on finishing strong

    Notebook: Amid trade rumors, Lee focuses on finishing strong
    Derrek Lee has been in this situation before, so he is probably the last guy who is going to be affected by hearing his name in trade rumors. With the Chicago Cubs last year, Lee vetoed a deal to the Los Angeles Angels before the nonwaiver trade...
  • Giants beat 'em to the punch

    When the White Sox traded for Freddy Garcia in 2004, Ken Williams had the perfect explanation for the midseason move. "1917,'' the general manage said, referring to the last time the White Sox had won the World Series. As the general manager of the...
  • 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...
  • Which team did best at the trade deadline?

    Rangers, Braves fortified Stephen Miller Morning Call Two of the biggest trade deadline acquisitions — Hunter Pence going to the Phillies and Carlos Beltran joining the Giants — came from teams already well-positioned to reach the playoffs....