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The White Sox Should Claim Manny Ramirez

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the White Sox have reached the point of desperation. With six weeks left in the season the White Sox sit 4.5 games back of the Minnesota Twins. They have been in free fall recently, one month ago, July 24th, the White Sox were up 2 games on the Twins. A 15-15 record since made room for the Twins to go on a run, and they certainly did, going 22-8 over the same ...

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Cubs Trade Mike Fontenot to Giants

Just like that, the Cajun Connection has been broken up and shipped away. Just 12 days after sending Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers, the Cubs traded his former double play partner for life Mike Fontenot to the Giants. The Cubs get Low-A outfielder Evan Crawford in return. After Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria was injured last night, the team needed another major league infielder to help them stay in the playof ...

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Remembering the Ted Lilly Era

Yesterday's trade of Ted Lilly to the Los Angeles Dodgers marked the end of an era. While the past three and a half seasons are hardly going to be primarily remembered for Ted Lilly's exploits, his time here perfectly encapsulates the Cubs' latest attempt at winning a World Series. The Cubs' latest World Series window opened when he arrived in 2007, and officially closed with his departure in 2010 (though I ...

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Cardinals Curious Move Opens Door For Reds

Greg wrote about the winners and losers in the division at the deadline, but I wanted to hone in on one particular trade and its potential impact on the division.  The Cardinals curious decision to trade one of their best hitters in order to acquire a fourth starter. The Cardinals went into the trade deadline essentially even with the Reds in the standings and needed to improve two things their hitting and ...

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Cubs Officially Trade Lilly, Theriot to Dodgers

Officially now the Ted Lilly era has ended in Chicago and he is taking Ryan Theriot with him. After a few days of negotiations the Cubs have officially sent Lilly and Theriot to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Blake DeWitt and two minor league pitchers. Lilly will immediately join the Dodgers rotation and might pitch tomorrow his scheduled day. He slots in as the teams third or fourth starter and pr ...

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Where the Ted Lilly Rumors Stand

After a rush of trade rumors this morning and early afternoon things have slowed down a bit on the Chicago rumor front. The Cubs are still trying to move Ted Lilly and it appears that his suitors are down to the Dodgers and the Yankees. The Dodgers have been the hot team after him all day, this morning we thought that maybe Ryan Theriot would go with Lilly but that doesn't seem likely now. Theriot could sti ...

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Cubs Might Be Sending Lilly, Theriot to LA

Today might finally be the day that Ted Lilly finds himself a new home. Multiple reports are saying the the Cubs and Dodgers are discussing a deal that would send Lilly and second baseman Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers. LA is looking to get better in the starting pitching department, and it would appear they see Theriot as some sort of upgrade on the infield. Fox Sports first had the report it would seem like ...

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White Sox Might be Out on Dunn

Figures that the one time this week I wasn't at the computer and able to post some rumors, the rumors came from all over. The White Sox have been rather quiet publicly the past day or two which usually means something is coming. The Adam Dunn rumors are back in high gear with a number of teams trying to get the left handed slugger. The White Sox have been the team hottest after him from the start, but accor ...

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Mets, Phillies Won’t Trade For Lilly

Go ahead and take two teams off the list of possible Ted Lilly destinations. With the Phillies about to trade for Roy Oswalt (pending his approval) they are off the board. Ted had them on his no-trade list anyway, so it would have been hard to get him there. The Mets were an ideal landing spot, but the New York Post says they won't be trading for Ted. Given the Mets free fall in the standings this week that ...

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Bullpen Pieces Hot Commodity at Trade Deadline

Bullpen Pieces Hot Commodity at Trade Deadline This time of year many phone calls are being made between baseball’s general managers to gauge the market for established veterans who will either help their team in the present, or for promising youngsters to help replenish depleted minor league systems. While the Adam Dunn’s or Roy Oswalt’s of this year’s market are the major pieces that can be had, typically ...

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