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  1. Giants probably not a playoff team without Melky Cabrera

    Aug 15, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    With Melky Cabrera done for at least the rest of the regular season after testing positive for enhanced testosterone levels, the Giants may well fall short of the playoffs this year. Though perhaps that’s for the best, given that the cheater is a big reason they’re tied for the NL West lead at the moment. Cabrera…

  2. The Cubs don’t need no stinkin’ Baseball Information

    Aug 15, 2012, 3:05 PM EDT

    Theo Epstein, Kenny Williams

    The Cubs restructured their front office a bit on Wednesday, with the departure of Vice President of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita drawing the headlines. That’s undoubtedly the biggest change, given that Fleita brought both Starlin Castro and Carlos Marmol into the organization. Still, what I found especially interesting was that they dropped both their Manager…

  3. The Cubs are watching Jeff Samardzija’s workload

    Aug 15, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

    Jeff Samardzija

    Jeff Samardzija has had his ups and downs this year, but on the whole his conversion into a starting pitcher has been a nice one for the Cubs. He’s shown he can do the job and looks to be an important part of the rotation for 2013. But his time in the rotation in 2012…

  4. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Yankees Kuroda pitches to Rangers in MLB game in New York

    It was shutout Tuesday, apparently. Let’s tally the goose eggs: Yankees 3, Rangers 0: Hiroki Kuroda with the two-hit shutout. He was masterful, but man, there were a lot of ill-advised Texas swings in the parts of this one I watched. Either Kuroda had them more fooled than someone on the foolingest day of his life…

  5. So, Jeremy Guthrie was July’s top pitching acquisition

    Aug 14, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie

    So far among AL starters anyway. Jeremy Guthrie couldn’t solve Coors Field, but he appears to have found his comfort zone in Kansas City. The veteran right-hander backed up his eight shutout-inning performance against the White Sox last week with seven more scoreless innings Tuesday in a victory over the A’s. Guthrie allowed just three…

  6. Dale Sveum would be “surprised” if Matt Garza returns this season

    Aug 14, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

    Matt Garza AP

    It’s beginning to look more and more likely that Matt Garza will begin next season as a member of the Cubs. Garza is still in shut-down mode due to a stress reaction in his right elbow. While he’s still hopeful of returning this year, David Kaplan of CSNChicago.com notes that Cubs manager Dale Sveum expressed…

  7. Blue Jays sign Yorvit Torrealba to minor league contract

    Aug 14, 2012, 8:10 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba Getty

    As first hinted by Drew Davison of the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram earlier this afternoon, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that the Blue Jays have signed veteran catcher Yorvit Torrealba to a minor league contract. Torrealba batted just .236/.302/.342 with three home runs, 12 RBI and a .643 OPS in 182 plate appearances with the Rangers this…

  8. Matt Diaz to undergo season-ending thumb surgery

    Aug 14, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Matt Diaz running

    Matt Diaz has been on the disabled list since mid-July with a right thumb injury and the Braves announced that the veteran outfielder will undergo season-ending surgery. Diaz told Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution that “we’ve given it pretty much every way to rest possible” before deciding on surgery, which carries a two-month…

  9. Ryan Dempster has not been too spiffy of an acquisition so far

    Aug 14, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    I think Texas will be fine. Their offense is good, the Angels are sliding and I’m still not sold on the A’s as strong contenders. But it’s hard not to notice how poorly their big trade deadline acquisition is working out so far. Ryan Dempster got lit up again last night, with the Yankees tagging…

  10. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 14, 2012, 6:05 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Derek Lowe pitches to Texas Rangers during their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 8, Rangers 2: I suppose the critical mass of people mocking the Yankees’ pickup of Derek Lowe was just too delicious for God or Loki or Fate or whatever controls our world to pass up, because He/it/whatever decided to play it funny with us and allow Mr. Lowe to toss four scoreless innings in…

  11. Rangers put Mike Napoli on disabled list with strained quad

    Aug 11, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

    mike napoli getty

    Rangers catcher Mike Napoli has registered an underwhelming .223/.343/.429 batting line with 17 home runs and 40 RBI through his first 359 plate appearances this season. And now he’s hurt. Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas reports that Napoli was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday because of a painful left quadriceps strain. He tried to…

  12. Alfonso Soriano says Starlin Castro needs to “concentrate more on the game”

    Aug 11, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Starlin Castro AP

    Starlin Castro wasn’t the only member of the Cubs who made mistakes in yesterday’s loss to the Reds at Wrigley Field. In fact, the Cubs committed five errors for the first time since 2006. But the 22-year-old was the focus after the game. Castro, who has a history of mental lapses, committed a fielding error…

  13. Cubs hit new low, commit five errors in loss to Reds

    Aug 10, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

    Ryan Ludwick

    The Cubs snapped their eight-game losing streak by beating the Reds on Thursday, but they returned to typical form Friday, committing five errors in a 10-8 loss to Cincinnati. Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson and Welington Castillo all had miscues on a very windy day at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had five…

  14. For Braves fans, a simultaneously encouraging and discouraging fact

    Aug 10, 2012, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Buster Olney linked to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story about the Braves’ improving financial picture. After doing so, he said this: The bottom line is that the no team has a harder budget than the Braves, who are like cadets at a military school. They are given an allowance and cannot and do not spend beyond…

  15. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 10, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dickey throws a knuckleball as he pitches to the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of their MLB National League game in New York

    Mets 6, Marlins 1: R.A. Dickey continues his dominant year. He struck out ten and didn’t walk any while tossing a complete game. And we may see more of him soon. Royals 8, Orioles 2: Manny Machado made his major league debut. Two for four with a triple. Not bad! No one else did anything,…

  16. Rangers release catcher Yorvit Torrealba

    Aug 8, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    Yorvit Torrealba AP

    Yorvit Torrealba wasn’t long for Texas as soon as the Rangers traded for Geovany Soto and today the veteran catcher was placed on release waivers. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers tried to trade Torrealba and his $3.25 million contract, but couldn’t find any takers. He’ll be outright released as soon as he…

  17. Mike Napoli rides the pine for the fourth time in a week

    Aug 8, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Mike Napoli AP

    UPDATE: Never mind. He’s out with quad soreness. Please stand down the Washington Doesn’t Like Mike Napoli alert. 11:02 AM: Mike Napoli didn’t play in last night’s game against the Red Sox. Geovany Soto did. Today, in a day game after a night game, Soto is in there again, with Napoli once again on the…

  18. Bryan LaHair’s roller coaster season results in a stint on the bench

    Aug 8, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    Bryan LaHair

    Cubs first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair‘s season has gone from an All-Star berth to the bench: The Cubs’ feel-good story of the season isn’t feeling so good these days. LaHair is back to staring at another set of long odds after being told this week he’ll be a bench player for the rest of the season…

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 8, 2012, 6:14 AM EDT

    Rockford Files

    Tigers 6, Yankees 5: Miguel Cabrera homered for the third straight game. The dude is good. The Tigers have won six straight and, with the White Sox loss, pull to within a half game. Speaking of the Tigers, I found out last night that one of the people I hung out with at Comerica Park…

  20. Matt Garza out indefinitely with stress reaction in elbow

    Aug 6, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    garza field getty

    UPDATE: Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that Matt Garza suffered a stress reaction in his right elbow and is sidelined indefinitely. 5:47 PM: After keeping him on the active roster but unavailable to pitch for two weeks the Cubs are expected to finally place Matt Garza on the disabled list with a strained right triceps.…

  21. Ryan Dempster actually called the Dodgers himself

    Aug 6, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    I know most of you are sick of the Ryan Dempster stuff, but I still find all of the things that led to his trade to the Rangers to be interesting. Here’s a new twist to it, reported by Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com: Dempster was so hung up on the Dodgers that Theo Epstein told…

  22. Cubs promote top prospects Josh Vitters, Brett Jackson

    Aug 5, 2012, 2:17 PM EDT

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    The 43-62 Cubs are turning things over to the kids. According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, third base prospect Josh Vitters and outfielder prospect Brett Jackson are headed to Los Angeles, where they’ll be added to the active 25-man roster before the Cubs’ series-finale Sunday against the Dodgers. Vitters, the third overall selection in the 2007…

  23. Tigers get Jeff Baker from Cubs for two PTBNLs

    Aug 5, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

    jeff baker getty

    Yet another waiver transaction is in the books. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have traded utilityman Jeff Baker to the Tigers in exchange for two players to be named later. Baker, 31, had a .269/.306/.448 slash line, four homers, 10 doubles and 20 RBI in 144 plate appearances this season with Chicago.…

  24. Ryan Dempster thanks Cubs fans in full-page newspaper ad

    Aug 3, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    ryan dempster newspaper

    Ryan Dempster didn’t exactly leave Chicago on the greatest of terms, but perhaps this full-page newspaper ad thanking Cubs fans will help smooth over some of the bad feelings:

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 3, 2012, 6:00 AM EDT

    Ryan Dempster

    Rangers 15, Angels 9: Ryan Dempster was shelled in his Rangers debut, but it didn’t matter because C.J. Wilson was shelled too. Josh Hamilton drove in four. You have to wonder if Wednesday night’s game was some kind of turning point in this race. Rockies 8, Cardinals 2: Homers in four straight games for Josh…

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