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  • Spring training: AL East preview

     Spring training: AL East preview
    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • An odd sound coming out of the Marmol mess

    An odd sound coming out of the Marmol mess
    Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally made the move he never should’ve had to make: yanking Carlos Marmol as closer. Sveum never should’ve had to make the move because team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer should’ve...
  • Memo to Theo: Hire Francona

    Memo to Theo: Hire Francona
    If Theo Epstein and his former Boston front-office gang were brought in because they helped end a long World Series drought for a team in an old, revered ballpark in a big city with big pressures, then continue the process with the guy who did it in the...
  • Francona says he will not manage in 2012

    Francona says he will not manage in 2012
    MILWAUKEE -- Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona will not be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, saying “I’m not going to try to manage next year” in an interview with Comcast New England. Francona was a finalist for the...
  • Cubs choose the best 'Who?' available

    Cubs choose the best 'Who?' available
    This was never going to be a “Wow!’’ hire. In fact, if the Cubs indeed sign Dale Sveum, then the hire is more “Who?’’ than “Wow!’’ The Cubs already made their “Wow!’’ hire. Theo...
  • 2012 ESPN Sunday Night Baseball schedule

     
    ESPN announced the early part of its 2012 MLB Sunday Night Baseball schedule, which begins April 8 with the Chicago White Sox at the Texas Rangers. Viewers will be treated to plenty of the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox, the Texas Rangers, the St....
  • 2012 Major League Baseball national TV schedule

     
    Like Channel Guide Magazine on Facebook and get a FREE printable MLB national TV schedule! When it came to offseason dealing in Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Angels were on a celestial plane. The Angels landed baseball’s biggest free-...
  • Bobby Valentine to manage the Boston Red Sox

     
    The Associated Press is reporting that the Boston Red Sox have hired Bobby Valentine to be their new manager, replacing the departed Terry Francona. Their source? Tommy Lasorda. "He's got it. I just spoke to him a little while ago,"......
  • 2011 Chicago Cubs final grades

     
    Back in July, I posted my mid-season grades for the Cubs.  Now is the time for the final grades for the 2011 Chicago Cubs.   THE GOOD   Carlos Pena – The guy at first base finished with 28 HRs and 80 RBIs with a .225 batting average.  Back in July...
  • Chicago Cubs 2011 offseason to-do list

     
    Now that my final grades are recorded and out of the way, it's time to go through the Cubs To-Do List for the coming offseason.   1.  Hire a GM as soon as possible The Cubs have already formally requested to speak with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. Also, the...
  • Francona to replace McCarver in Fox TV booth for first two games of ALCS

     
    This just came in on a release from Fox: MLB ON FOX lead analyst Tim McCarver will be unable to work ALCS Games 1 and 2 this weekend due what is expected to be a short-term medical issue. McCarver is having a minor heart-related procedure performed late...
  • PHILLIES MINOR LEAGUE STAFF FACING POTENTIAL SHAKE-UP ...

     
    As the Ryne Sandberg watch continues in Chicago (and potentially elsewhere), another Phillies minor league manager is reportedly drawing attention for a major league job. A report in the Chicago Tribune says the White Sox have received permission from the...