Ray Ratto

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The telling detail in the meeting with Roger Goodell and the NFLPA is not what came out of it, but that a number of owners didnt know the meeting was happening. Why? Ray Ratto has some ideas.

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We have now entered a brave and weird new world, one in which valuable players are having their risks reduced while your average catcher isn't getting the same directive. Ray Ratto examines the landscape.

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We all enjoyed the Bob Geren-Brian Fuentes psychological thriller for the comedy it provided, but the As will not be defined by that unless the As are a lot more trivial than we think they are.

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Ray Ratto has five reasons why you should invoke the There but for the grace of God go us clause today.

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The A's are what we thought they were: a team with great pitching and little-to-no hitting. If the A's can't find the bats to contend, Ray Ratto thinks the least they can do is start a new public rift to keep the masses happy.

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Without Buster Posey, managing the Giants just became a much more difficult proposition, but the creativity that's required of Bruce Bochy makes the team more fascinating to follow.

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We know what youre thinking. Fire the general manager. No, fire the coach. No, trade the following players who have offended me. Not so fast, puck-heads, writes Insider Ray Ratto.

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The Canucks had been the better team throughout the series, but San Jose, playing wiuth an injured captain Joe Thornton, held its own through 90-plus minutes before Bieksa's drive snuck past Niemi's left skate.

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Following the Sharks' morning skate prior to tonight's Game 5 in Vancouver, it's now clear that nothing is clear as it pertains to San Jose's health.

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With the Stanley Cup Western Conference Final hanging by the tape of the stick blade, here are some things you havent thought of -- mostly because nobody in their right mind would.

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The unsaid truth here is that San Joses future Tuesday is going to hinge not on the breadth of Thorntons back, but on the support staff that hasnt been very supportive in this series.

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With the Stanley Cup Western Conference Final hanging by the tape of the stick blade, here are some things you havent thought of -- mostly because nobody in their right mind would.

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In a game so bizarre that it defies satisfying analysis, the Sharks eliminated themselves early by defiling five consecutive power play opportunities.

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With the Stanley Cup Western Conference Final extended until at least Tuesday, here are some things you havent thought of mostly because nobody in their right mind would.

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Todd McLellan held a full practice Saturday, hoping to reset his team's mentally and carry on as if hope is all but lost because, as Ray Ratto explains, that is when the Sharks are at their best.

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