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MLB Power Rankings: The final month begins

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MLB Power Rankings: The final month begins

We're rapidly approaching the final month! Who's ready for some tired MVP debates, or must-win scenarios?! Can the Braves hold off the surging Nats? And can the Nats hold off everyone else? Would anyone watch a Cleveland-Tampa Bay Wild Card game in Tampa? There wasn't much change at the bottom or top this week, but if you're a fan of a roughly-league-average team, these rankings are for you. 

To the rankings! 

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MLB veterans Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo arrested on drug trafficking charges

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MLB veterans Octavio Dotel and Luis Castillo arrested on drug trafficking charges

Former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel has reportedly been arrested in the Dominican Republic for involvement in narcotics and organized crime. Luis Castillo, another MLB vet, is also reportedly involved in the operation.

Dotel and Castillo have been linked to narcotics trafficking and money laundering, linked to alleged drug kingpin César Emilio Peralta. There has been no official word yet on how involved the ex-players were in the network. Dominican Republic attorney general Jean Alain Rodriguez called it the "largest operation against organized crime" in the country, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN.

Both players are native to the Dominican Republic. Octavio Dotel played in the MLB from 1999 to 2013, including a stint on the Chicago White Sox in ’08 and ’09. Luis Castillo played second base in the MLB from 1996 to 2010, unrelated to the Cincinnati Reds pitcher of the same name.

White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

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White Sox Talk Podcast: The Bill Walton Game

Bill Walton called the White Sox/Angels game with Jason Benetti, and for one night baseball broadcasting was turned upside down. Chuck Garfien and Ozzie Guillen talk about what Walton brought to the broadcast. Ozzie speaks with Walton on the pregame show. They play the best Walton clips of the night and much more.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast

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