1. Complete 2014 Major MLB Awards Predictions Entering Opening Day

    From the Miguel Cabrera-versus-Mike Trout debate for AL MVP to a deep NL Rookie of the Year class that saw Jose Fernandez beat out spark-plug Yasiel Puig to a wide-open NL MVP race ...

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  2. Bleacher Report's All-Spring Training Team, Position by Position

    Spring training is winding down, as teams are putting the finishing touches on their Opening Day roster in preparation for the regular season, which kicks off on Sunday night with a full slate of games on the schedule for Monday...

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  3. What Massive Miguel Cabrera Extension Means for Max Scherzer, Tigers' Payroll

    With Opening Day right around the corner, the Detroit Tigers have put one potential distraction for the upcoming season behind them, locking up superstar slugger Miguel Cabrera with a massive extension...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 7,114 reads 8 comments

  4. Complete Milwaukee Brewers 2014 Season Preview

    The Milwaukee Brewers are an interesting team heading into the 2014 season, as they look to bounce back from a poor season last year that saw them in the midst of a battle with the Chicago Cubs to avoid a last place finish for much of the year...

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  5. Complete Detroit Tigers 2014 Season Preview

    The Detroit Tigers have been among the cream of the American League crop for the past three seasons now, sandwiching an AL pennant in 2012 with a pair of ALCS trips...

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  6. Complete Chicago Cubs 2014 Season Preview

    The 2014 MLB season could be another long one for Chicago Cubs fans, but there is also plenty of reason for optimism on the North Side with a fantastic farm system and an influx of high-end young talent making its way ever closer to Wrigley Field...

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  7. Team Grades for All 30 MLB Teams This Spring

    A team's win-loss record during spring training is rarely a good indicator of success in the season ahead, but that does not mean that spring training performance in general should go overlooked...

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  8. 25 Bold Predictions for the 2014 MLB Season

    We are now just a week away from the 2014 MLB season kicking into full swing, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres get things started this coming Sunday night before the rest of the league gets going on Monday, Mar...

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  9. 10 Underrated MLB Players Who Go Unnoticed on Small-Market Teams

    There is no shortage of challenges facing small-market teams as they look to compete with teams that have a payroll double and in some cases triple the size of theirs...

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  10. Full Preview for Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Opening Series in Australia

    The 2014 MLB season officially kicks off this weekend with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers meeting up for a two-game series at the Sydney Cricket Grounds in Australia...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 33,141 reads 29 comments

  11. Bleacher Report's Official Rankings of the 50 Greatest Teams in MLB History

    A couple weeks back, I gave my take on the 100 greatest MLB players of all time, and that article sparked some terrific debate...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 37,583 reads 104 comments

  12. MLB Spring Training 2014: All 30 MLB Teams' Mid-March Status Report

    We're coming down the home stretch of 2014 MLB spring training, and Opening Day is now just around the corner...

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  13. MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand, Mid-Spring Training Edition

    We are now just a week from the start of the 2014 MLB regular season, as the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks kick off the year in Australia on March 22 and 23...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 47,331 reads 210 comments

  14. Mid-Spring Training Grades for MLB's Top 15 Offseason Acquisitions

    As with any offseason, a number of big-name players changed teams this winter, and the first couple weeks of spring training has been the first opportunity those guys have had to make an impression with their new clubs...

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  15. Predicting the Outcome of Growing Jimmy Rollins vs. Ryne Sandberg Phillies Feud

    The Philadelphia Phillies have committed to a number of veterans over the past few years, opting to retain their in-house talent in hopes of making one last run at contention, rather than blowing things up and rebuilding like some believe they should.

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 6,598 reads 21 comments

  16. MLB Spring Training 2014: Who's Hot, Who's Not Through 2nd Week of Games

    We are roughly two weeks into spring training games being played, and while it is wise not to put too much stock into a hot or cold preseason, the statistics are there to be analyzed nonetheless...

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  17. Potential Trade Suitors for Chicago Cubs Outfielder Nate Schierholtz

    While the bulk of the offseason wheeling and dealing takes place prior to the start of spring training, there are always at least a few trades that go down after preseason play starts, ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 10,480 reads 19 comments

  18. Dark Horses to Watch in Final Weeks of Spring Training Battles

    Spring training performance is generally taken with a grain of salt, as most guys are simply trying to shake off the rust and work on a few different things before the start of the regular season...

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  19. All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Storylines Halfway Through Spring Training

    We are midway through spring training, and storylines abound throughout the league, as all 30 MLB teams have some big decisions to make between now and Opening Day...

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  20. Early Surprises of Spring Training's Opening Weeks of Games

    Roughly two weeks of spring training games are in the book as we push ever closer to Opening Day and the start of the 2014 MLB season...

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  21. MLB Position-by-Position Player Power Rankings, Preseason Edition

    Last season, I wrote a handful of articles breaking down my position-by-position power rankings. With spring training games underway and the regular season fast approaching, now is as good a time as any to put together my preseason rankings for 2014.

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 4 months ago 28,942 reads 156 comments

  22. Early Lessons from 2014 MLB Spring Training

    Spring training games have been underway for roughly a week now, and while it's wise not to put too much stock in spring performance, there are still legitimate takeaways from the MLB 's preseason...

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  23. Could We Be Headed for Red Sox-Cardinals World Series Rematch in 2014?

    The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals will square off for just one series during the 2014 regular season, meeting up for three games in St. Louis from Aug. 5-7, but they will get a chance to meet on Wednesday in Grapefruit League action...

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  24. Is Johan Santana Capable of Being Late-Season Baltimore Orioles X-Factor?

    It's been an interesting offseason for the Baltimore Orioles , as they made mostly under-the-radar moves up until the past couple weeks, when they added a pair of the top remaining ...

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  25. The 100 Greatest MLB Players of All Time

    Despite what some football fans may say, baseball remains our national pastime, and it has as rich a history as anything in our pop culture...

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