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  1. 2014 MLB Predictions

    Mar 30, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

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    And so the time is near. Technically, the 2014 Major League Baseball season already began last weekend when the Dodgers twice beat the Diamondbacks in Australia. But the stateside portion of the season begins tonight when the Dodgers and Padres meet and then really kicks off tomorrow with the traditional Opening Day. Which means it’s…

  2. Nats send Karns to Rays for Lobaton, 2 prospects

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:56 AM EST

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    Updated at 1:52 p.m. VIERA, Fla. — On the day pitchers and catchers reported for spring training, the Nationals dealt one of their hurlers for a No. 2 backstop. The Nationals traded right-hander Nate Karns to the Rays for catcher Jose Lobaton and two prospects: left-hander Felipe Rivero and outfielder Drew Vettleson. Karns, the Nationals’…

  3. 2014 Outlook: Tampa Bay Rays

    Feb 3, 2014, 5:07 PM EST

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    2013 record: 87-76, 2nd place in AL East Manager: Joe Maddon, 9th season Estimated 2014 payroll: $72.2 million Key additions: RP Grant Balfour, RP Heath Bell, C Ryan Hanigan Key losses: RP Fernando Rodney, OF Sam Fuld, RP Alex Torres Projected lineup LF David DeJesus 2B Ben Zobrist 3B Evan Longoria RF Wil Myers DH…

  4. MLB playoffs continue with four Monday games

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:02 AM EST

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    ALDS GAME 3: OAKLAND ATHLETICS (1-1) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (1-1)  Series: Tied at 1-1 Where: Comerica Park, Detrioit, MI Gametime: 1:00 p.m. TV: MLBN Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Cloudy, 58 degrees, wind 20 mph Starting pitchers: OAK – Jarrod Parker (12-8, 3.97) / DET – Anibal Sanchez (14-8, 2.57) Game 2 on Saturday featured the best finish of the 2013 playoffs so…

  5. ALDS Game 2s set for Saturday night

    Oct 5, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

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    ALDS: TAMPA BAY RAYS (0-1)  vs. BOSTON RED SOX (1-0) Series: Red Sox lead 1-0 Where: Fenway Park in Boston, MA Gametime: 5:30 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Mostly cloudy, 65 degrees, wind 5 mph Starting pitchers: TB – David Price (10-8, 3.33) / BOS – John Lackey (10-13 3.52) An early lead for Tampa Bay turned into a complete…

  6. Full slate of MLB playoffs set for Friday

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:24 AM EST

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    NLDS: PITTSBURGH PIRATES (94-69) vs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (98-65) Series: Cardinals lead 1-0 Where: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO Gametime: 1:00 p.m. TV: MLB Network Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 83 degrees, wind 15 mph Starting pitchers: PIT – Gerrit Cole (10-7, 3.22) / STL – Lance Lynn (15-10, 3.97) Game 1 of the NLDS dealt a crushing blow…

  7. Indians, Rays clash in AL Wild Card

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:11 PM EST

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    TAMPA BAY RAYS (92-71) vs. CLEVELAND INDIANS (92-70) Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH Gametime: 8:07 p.m. TV: TBS Radio: ESPN Radio Weather: Partly cloudy, 69 degrees, wind 6 mph Starting pitchers: TB – Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.76) / CLE – Danny Salazar (2-3, 3.12) After taking care of the Texas Rangers in a tiebreaker in Game 163, the Tampa Bay…

  8. MLB Power Rankings: Down to the wire

    Sep 26, 2013, 1:19 PM EST

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    The Tigers have clinched a spot in the Division Series, but the AL Wild Card chase couldn’t be much closer, with the Rays, Rangers, and Indians all locked in a dogfight. On the flip side, recently eliminated teams like the Yankees and Nationals are left to ponder their offseason moves in an attempt to get…

  9. MLB Power Rankings: RSVPs to October

    Sep 20, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

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    The drama is over for the Red Sox and Dodgers, who have officially secured playoff spots. The stakes are much higher in the NL Central, which houses three of the top eight teams in baseball, and in Washington, where the Nats are basically teetering on the tiniest of margins in their quest for the second…

  10. MLB Power Rankings: Powerful statements

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:52 AM EST

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    With most decisions well in hand, the most exciting races may be for the wild card spots in each league, with three AL East rivals duking it out for the final spot there, and the Nationals trying to claw back into the picture in the NL. Here’s how Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman, Nats writer Chase…

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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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