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By The Captain  With just days left in spring training and a few cuts left it’s time to look into the crystal ball and predict how the 2012 season will turn out. In the National League I see the Phillies coming back to the pack and the Nationals has the most dangerous team in the senior...
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1. Los Angeles Dodgers Price: $2.15 BillionYear: 2012Owners: Magic Johnson, Guggenheim Partners 2. Manchester United Price: $1.47 BillionYear: 2005Owner: Malcolm Glazer 3. Miami Dolphins Price: $1.1 BillionYear: 2008Owner: Stephen Ross 4. Jacksonville Jaguars Price: $770 MillionYear: 2012Owner:...
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There is nothing like the player comparison when a hot young prospect, in any sport, is arriving or developing at the pro level. Our imaginations love to think over what a favored player could eventually turn out to be and the best case scenario is what is most desirable.   One man has gone...
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"When Frank McCourt took the Dodgers into bankruptcy last year, Plan A was to retain ownership of the team. Yet Plan B was just as important. If McCourt had to sell the Dodgers, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court would oversee the sale, not Major League Baseball. John Moores might have liked court...
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"For now anyway, the Dodgers aren't overly concerned about left-handed pitcher Ted Lilly missing his first official start because of the stiff neck that's sidelined him the last two days. But the longer the issue lingers the more the chances increase Lilly might not be ready to start the third...
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"A somber Joba Chamberlain did not have much to say when he was wheeled out of St. Joseph's Hospital and into a waiting SUV shortly before noon yesterday, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi sounded confident a gruesome ankle injury would not keep Chamberlain out for the entire 2012 season. "I am...
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"Rangers manager Ron Washington said RHP Neftali Feliz had no issues during his 43-pitch bullpen session Sunday morning. If he reports no residual soreness, he is expected to pitch on Tuesday against San Diego and would be on track to open the season in the starting rotation. Feliz left his start...
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"Chase Utley isn't retiring, and he isn't planning to miss the season. There will be no surgery, no grand send-off, no final farewells. The reports of Utley's demise, he said, have been greatly exaggerated. The 33-year-old second baseman with two creaky knees and zero spring-training at-bats...
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"The observation period is over. After watching Yu Darvish pitch five innings in a minor league intrasquad game Sunday morning - his fourth start of the spring - pitching coach Mike Maddux said he's now got enough of a feel for his new pitcher to make any necessary adjustments. "We got to see a...
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"Dustin McGowan's return to the Blue Jays' starting rotation took another hit Sunday after he injured his right foot while pitching in a minor-league game. McGowan, who missed two full seasons with multiple shoulder injuries and made his first big-league start in more than three years last...
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"The end of spring training can't come fast enough for some. Add Bobby Jenks to the police blotter. The Boston Red Sox reliever was arrested for DUI, destruction of personal property and leaving the scene of an accident early Friday morning in Fort Myers, Fla. "We're aware of it and are still...
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"David Wright's Grapefruit League debut moved closer into view Thursday, when the Mets third baseman took batting practice for the first time in weeks. The Mets are hopeful Wright, who has been sidelined with soreness in his left rib cage, can begin playing by early next week, giving him at least...
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"The Rangers are treating RHP Neftali Feliz's shoulder stiffness as just typical spring-time aches and pains and manager Ron Washington said it's possible he could still take his next scheduled turn in the starting rotation on Monday. Feliz is scheduled to play long-toss catch today rather than...
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"Placido Polanco stepped to the plate and swung the bat Thursday for the first time since spraining his left ring finger last Saturday, and while he admitted there was still a bit of soreness, he could be back in the lineup within the next few days. "I'm really close," Polanco said. "I was able...
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"Tampa Bay Rays minor-leaguer Matt Bush was arrested Thursday, accused of hitting a motorcyclist with his SUV while driving drunk and then fleeing the scene. Bush, whose once-promising career peaked with his selection by the San Diego Padres as the top pick of the 2004 baseball draft, hit the...
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