A Contrarian View of the NL Central

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, March 31, 2011

I remember fondly throughout my childhood the February day in which my father would bring home a stack of baseball preview magazines.

I would devour those things and have continued the practice into adulthood. All of that reading material has helped me get through those final few weeks without baseball, but I learned long ago that such publications should not be believed as gospel.

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Garza Trade Good for Cubs

By Chris Rewers on Friday, January 7, 2011

The acquisition of pitcher Matt Garza by the Cubs, along with two minor leaguers, from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for five prospects - that include right-handed pitcher Chris Archer, outfielders Brandon Guyer and Sam Fuld, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, and catcher Robinson Chirinos - is a brilliant and gutsy move by general manager Jim Hendry.

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Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 4

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hero: Where have you been, Aramis Ramirez? The Cubs third baseman, who raised his average to .184, hit a pair of two-run homers to drive in a single-game season-high four runs. It was Ramirez's first two-home run game since Aug. 23, 2008, the 16th of his career, and his 12th as a Cub.

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