The Phillies' Phenomenal Rotation

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, March 3, 2011

There are several interesting storylines heading into the 2011 major league season. Among them:

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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 Player Rankings

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, November 6, 2010

The improved play the Cubs demonstrated under interim manager Mike Quade during the season's final weeks (a 24-13 record) was encouraging but it doesn't change the fact that the 2010 season was an unmitigated disaster.

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Central Miscasting

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday's 4-0, no-hit loss by the Cincinnati Reds to Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series, was the 10th in a row in postseason play by NL Central champions.

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Cardinals 7, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Friday, September 24, 2010

Heroes: Relievers Justin Berg, Scott Maine, Marcos Mateo, and James Russell combined to allow two hits over 5 2/3 shutout innings.

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Where Have You Gone, Jeff Samardzija?

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, August 28, 2010

How do you know that you're in a room with somebody who went to Notre Dame?

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Cubs 11, Phillies 6

By Chris Rewers on Sunday, July 18, 2010

Heroes: Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto each went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI as the Cubs (42-51) hammered Roy Halladay (10-8) in a 14-hit effort.

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Phillies 4, Cubs 1

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hero: Randy Wells allowed seven hits, walked two, and struck out five over seven solid innings. Wells was not overpowering, but was able to wiggle out of trouble in the first, fourth, and sixth innings.

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