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10 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

The mysteries of MLB cana t always be explained

You need an Ivy League mathematics degree these days to understand baseball statistics.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Willingham

17 hrs ago | Sports Media 101

Cubs Need to Add a Workhorse to the Rotation

Cubs 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Chicago Cubs as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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Related Topix: Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Baseball Players, Tsuyoshi Wada, Ryan Dempster

Wed Aug 20, 2014

SFGate

Trade acquisitions take their lumps as A's slump

Oakland A's Jeff Samardzija is removed from the game by manager Bob Melvin after giving up 7 runs in 3 and 2/3 innings against New York Mets during MLB game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Lucas Duda, Stephen Vogt, Eric Campbell, David Wright

CBS Sports

Waiver Wire: Unproven talents leading the way

In this very space, our very own Michael Hurcomb sang the praises of Mike Fiers just a week ago, writing the Brewers' righty "has the skills to get the job done," while filling in for the injured Matt Garza .

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Fiers, Matt Garza, Kyle Hendricks, Tsuyoshi Wada, Avisail Garcia

Chicago Cubs

Russell's and Edwards' big games not enough

Shortstop Addison Russell drove in five runs and right-hander C.J. Edwards threw five scoreless innings, but big games Tuesday from the Cubs' Nos.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

Oakland Athletics

A's call on Samardzija for finale of series with Mets

After Daniel Murphy rested during the Mets' loss to Oakland on Tuesday, New York will have one of its best weapons back against A's starter Jeff Samardzija on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Daniel Murphy, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Wall Street Journal

With Their Small-Market Payroll, Mets Could Steal a Page From A's Book

Brandon Moss, left, and Josh Donaldson are among the unheralded players who have become stars for GM Billy Beane and the Oakland A's.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes

CBS Local

Levine: Ramirez Could Be Missing Link In Cubs Rotation

The Chicago Cub starting rotation has been very good for most of the 2014 campaign.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Kyle Hendricks, Neil Ramirez, Matt Garza

Rant Sports

New York Mets Heading Into a Brutal West Coast Stretch

After splitting a four-game home series with the Chicago Cubs , the New York Mets will be hitting the road to take on the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Dodgers .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Dee Gordon, Baseball Players, Scott Kazmir, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez

Amazin' Avenue

Series Preview: New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics

Much has changed since the last time the Athletics faced the Mets in late June of this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, New York Mets, Baseball Players, Dan Straily, Josh Reddick, Jon Lester

Mon Aug 18, 2014

BleacherReport

Stock Up, Stock Down for Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects for Week 20

With just two weeks left in the minor league season, it's fair to say that 2014 has been a rousing success for the Chicago Cubs down on the farm.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kyle Hendricks, Arismendy Alcantara, Jorge Soler, Pedro Strop

Yanks Go Yard

The Bronx is Boiling: The No Trade Deadline

The emotional roller coaster we fans have called the New York Yankees' 2014 season saw yet another typical week.

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Related Topix: Sports, New York Yankees, Major League Baseball, David Price, Baseball Players, Jon Lester, Gary Sanchez, Joba Chamberlain

Rant Sports

Chicago Cubs' Best Pitching Prospect Is Rookie Kyle Hendricks

The Chicago Cubs called up Kyle Hendricks to make his MLB debut July 10. Since then, his immediate success has earned him a spot in the Cubs' starting rotation.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kyle Hendricks, Baseball Players, Ryan Dempster

Chicago Cubs

Cubs Recall RHP Dan Straily from Triple-A Iowa, Option OF Junior Lake to Iowa

The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Dan Straily from Triple-A Iowa and optioned outfielder Junior Lake to Iowa.

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Related Topix: Sports, Junior Lake, Baseball Players, Dan Straily, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

The Capital-Journal

Rebuilt Rotation Will Determine Oakland's Success

The Oakland A's offensive players may look like they should be playing for a House of David team from years gone by, but it's the pitching staff that will determine whether the A's will have postseason success.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Baseball Players, Chicago Cubs, Jon Lester, Derek Norris

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Athletics Nation

Billy Beane Stays/Strays From The GM We Know

No I will not rehash why each of the A's ballsy July trades were wise or unwise, because not only is it true that "what's done is done" but the merits of each deal have been micro-analyzed right down to Addison Russell's mitochondria.

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Related Topix: Sports, Yoenis Cespedes, Baseball Players, David Price, Jon Lester, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball

The Globe and Mail

Best shortstop on the Cubs? Scan the field

Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez celebrates at home after hitting a home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse during the third inning of a baseball game on Aug. 13 in Chicago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs, American League, Junior Lake, Arismendy Alcantara

Chicago Cubs

Arrieta looks to continue his surge as new ace of staff

Rookie Rafael Montero already made his first impression for the Mets organization earlier this season with mixed results.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Rafael, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Jacob deGrom, Jason Hammel, Dan Straily

Sat Aug 16, 2014

New York Daily News

For offseason shopping, striking a deal with Cubs, Athletics needs to be on Mets' short list

The most obvious trade chip is Starlin Castro but a source close to the situation says the Mets would be reluctant to give up one of their top young pitchers for what they see as the 'talented but flawed' shortstop.

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Related Topix: Sports, Starlin Castro, Baseball Players, Wilmer Flores, Dillon Gee

Newsday

Vic Black helps Jonathon Niese, Mets hold on for win over Cubs; David Wright hurting

Wilmer Flores of the Mets completes a first inning ending double play after forcing out Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathon Niese, Baseball Players, David Wright, Wilmer Flores, Vic Black, Jeurys Familia

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