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  1. MLB Power Rankings: A’s the WS favorites

    Jul 17, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY 1. Oakland Athletics (LW: 1) – Roney: I still love the trade for the Shark and Hammel, but you have to wonder if Russell could have been better used to bring in, say,…

  2. MLB Power Rankings: Angels soaring

    Jul 9, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY 1. Athletics (LW: 1) – Zuckerman: Props to Billy Beane, who understands the time is now for Oakland to go all-in. This team is scary-good. 2. Angels (LW: 4) – Zuckerman: They might…

  3. MLB Power Rankings: A’s leading the way

    Jul 3, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s power rankings with analysis from Mark Zuckerman, Steve Roney and I: 1. Athletics — Hughes: Scott Kazmir is a legitimate Cy Young candidate right now.2. Brewers – Zuckerman: Peripheral stats still say they’re not quite this good, should come back to earth a bit. 3. Tigers — Zuckerman: Rick Porcello, forgotten man of Detroit’s…

  4. MLB Power Rankings: NL East heating up

    Jun 29, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: 1. Athletics (LW: 1) – Roney: Sean Doolittle is the latest Baseball’s Unhittable Closer. Still wondering why Beane went out and got Jim Johnson. 2. Brewers (LW: 3)  – Hughes: They can certainly hit, but it might be…

  5. MLB Power Rankings: Royals making noise

    Jun 21, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: 1. Oakland Athletics (LW: 1) – Zuckerman: In a season of vast parity, they stand out right now as one of the only elite teams in the sport. 2. San Francisco Giants (LW: 2) – Zuckerman: They’ve been in a…

  6. MLB Power Rankings: Nats moving up

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: 1. Oakland Athletics (LW: 2) – Hughes: The Athletics host the Orioles right after the All-Star break. I’m sure their fans will be happy to see Manny Machado. 2. San Francisco Giants (LW: 1) – Hughes: They may…

  7. MLB Power Rankings: Watch out for the Jays

    May 29, 2014, 6:53 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: 1. Giants (LW: 3) — Roney: As disappointing as the pitching was last year, it’s been so much better one through five this year. Even Lincecum has been solid. 2. Athletics (LW: 1) — Roney: Billy…

  8. MLB Power Rankings: Athletics on top

    May 23, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: 1. Oakland Athletics (LW: 3) – Zuckerman: It took a couple of years, but ex-Nats prospect Derek Norris is living up to the billing at last. 2. Detroit Tigers (LW: 1) — Roney: Really encouraging work…

  9. MLB Power Rankings: Rockies looking scary

    May 16, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: 1. Detroit Tigers (LW: 1) — Zuckerman: Every member of their rotation has an ERA under 3.25. 2. San Francisco Giants (LW: 2) — Hughes: San Francisco is 5-1 against the Braves this year and Michael Morse has…

  10. MLB Power Rankings: Tigers back to form

    May 8, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: 1. Detroit Tigers (LW: 4) – Hughes: Detroit has the most wins in the A.L. and Miguel Cabrera is hitting .270. Yea, they’re pretty good. 2. San Francisco Giants (LW: 5) – Roney: Odd to see a winless…

  11. MLB Power Rankings: Giants are back

    May 1, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY 1. Atlanta Braves (LW: 1) – Hughes: After getting shelled by the Marlins on Wednesday, Aaron Harang now sports the worst ERA among Braves starters at 2.97. 2.97! 2. Oakland Athletics (LW:…

  12. MLB Power Rankings: Rangers moving up the ladder

    Apr 24, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Here are this week’s MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH PHOTO GALLERY 1. Atlanta Braves (LW: 1) – Roney: The game-calling might not be quite there, but Evan Gattis is making sure they don’t miss Brain McCann too much. 2. Milwaukee Brewers…

  13. MLB Power Rankings: Brewers making noise

    Apr 17, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Here is our first installment of MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney: Click here to launch photo gallery. 1. Atlanta Braves – Zuckerman: If only they could play the Nationals every single night. 2. Oakland Athletics – Roney: Who would’ve thought trading for a closer wouldn’t…

  14. Werth still wonders ‘what if’ about Nats in 2013

    Jan 31, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Before the Nationals were eliminated from playoff contention on Sept. 23 of last season, they nearly completed an incredible comeback to secure a wild card spot. From Aug. 9 to Sept. 22 they went 29-12 and along the way closed the gap to a playoff berth to five games. The late season surge, however, was…

  15. 2014 Outlook: Boston Red Sox

    Jan 9, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    2013 record: 97-65, 1st place in AL East Manager: John Farrell, 2nd season Estimated 2014 payroll: $164 million Key additions: C A.J. Pierzynski, RHP Edward Mujica Key losses: OF Jacoby Ellsbury, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, SS Stephen Drew Projected lineup RF Shane Victorino LF Daniel Nava 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli SS…

  16. Nationals sign three to minor league deals with spring invites

    Dec 13, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

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    The Nationals signed three players on Friday to minor league deals with invitations to major league spring training: first baseman Brock Peterson, pitcher Manny Delcarmen and catcher Brian Jeroloman. All three will report to Viera, Fl. hoping to compete for a roster spot and add depth to the Nationals’ exhibition squad. Peterson, 30, spent last…

  17. Red Sox look to put Cardinals away in World Series Game 6

    Oct 30, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 6: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT BOSTON RED SOX Series: Red Sox lead 3-2 Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 48 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78) / BOS – John Lackey (10-13, 3.52) After falling down 1-2 in the…

  18. Lester & Wainwright square off in World Series Game 5

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:22 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 5: BOSTON RED SOX AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 56 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) / STL – Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94) Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the World Series produces two back-to-back…

  19. Cardinals take momentum into World Series Game 4

    Oct 27, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 4: BOSTON RED SOX AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 51 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74) / STL – Lance Lynn (15-10, 3.97) It took an unprecedented finish to Game 3 – a walk-off obstruction call win –…

  20. World Series shifts to St. Louis for pivotal Game 3

    Oct 26, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 3: BOSTON RED SOX AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 49 degrees, wind 7 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17) / STL – Joe Kelly (10-5 2.69) After bouncing back to even the series in Game 2, the Cardinals now hold home…

  21. Wacha takes mound in Game 2 of World Series

    Oct 24, 2013, 5:35 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 2: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT BOSTON RED SOX Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 47 degrees, wind 16 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Michael Wacha (4-1, 2.78)) / BOS – John Lackey (10-13, 3.52) The Cardinals and Red Sox entered Wednesday’s Game 1…

  22. Cardinals, Red Sox set to battle in World Series

    Oct 23, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

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    WORLD SERIES GAME 1: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT BOSTON RED SOX Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 7:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Chance of rain, 47 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94) / BOS – Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) Over eight months after pitchers and catchers reported for spring training, we are finally down…

  23. ALCS shifts to Boston for Game 6

    Oct 19, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 6: DETROIT TIGERS AT BOSTON RED SOX Series: Red Sox lead 3-2 Where: Fenway Park, Boston, MA Gametime: 4:30 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 63 degrees, wind 11 mph Starting pitchers: DET – Max Scherzer (21-3, 2.90) / BOS – Clay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74) One run was the difference in Game 5 and it left the Detroit…

  24. Red Sox, Tigers set for pivotal Game 5

    Oct 17, 2013, 3:22 PM EDT

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    ALCS GAME 5: BOSTON RED SOX AT DETROIT TIGERS Series: Tied 2-2 Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI Gametime: 8:00 p.m. TV: FOX Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Clear, 50 degrees, wind 13 mph Starting pitchers: BOS – Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) / DET – Anibal Sanchez (14-8, 2.57) After the Tigers’ offense exploded in a 7-3 win in Game 4, the guys that started this series…

  25. Cardinals, Red Sox in control in LCS

    Oct 16, 2013, 12:07 PM EDT

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    NLCS GAME 5: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS AT L.A. DODGERS  Series: Cardinals lead 3-1 Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA Gametime: 4:00 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Sunny, 82 degrees, wind 4 mph Starting pitchers: STL – Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.69) / LAD – Zack Greinke (15-4, 2.63) The Cardinals homered past the Dodgers on Tuesday night and now have a chance…

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NL EAST STANDINGS

W L GB
WASHINGTON 55 44 --
ATLANTA 55 46 1.0
NEW YORK 48 53 8.0
MIAMI 47 52 8.5
PHILADELPHIA 43 57 12.5
Through Wednesday's games

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
THU: OFF
FRI: Nats at Reds, 7:10 p.m.
SAT: Nats at Reds, 4:05 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Reds, 1:10 p.m.
MON: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
TUE: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
WED: Nats at Marlins, 12:40 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

ON THE RADIO

As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com. Click here for past audio clips.

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