1. L.A. Angels: Jordan Walden in As Closer for the Club

    It took four games and two appearances for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to realize how much Fernando Rodney sucks out loud. After a series against the Kansas City Royals in which Rodney allowed four walks and two runs in 1...

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  2. Oakland Athletics Bullpen Struggling Out of the Gate

    Maybe it’s because closer Andrew Bailey is on the disabled list? Maybe it’s because the Ghost of Moneyball is coming back to haunt GM Billy Beane for spending ...

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  3. Pittsburgh Pirates: Clint Hurdle Pushing All the Right Buttons

    From now until the end of time, baseball managers will be second-guessed. They will be second-guessed on the moves they make during a game by members of the media, fans and anyone with an opinion...

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  4. WWE WrestleMania 27 Results and Recap

    Every year, around the March and April time frame, the WWE puts on WrestleMania. For 27 years, WrestleMania has been the showcase event in wrestling...

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  5. Atlanta Braves: This Just In...Craig Kimbrel Is Nasty

    Did you happen to see the ending to the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers game on Monday? Well, if you didn’t, watch it live—it’s pretty hard to find on ...

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  6. Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria Heads To the DL

    An already suspect Tampa Bay Rays offense just got even more suspect over the weekend. It was bad enough that the Baltimore Orioles ran through the Rays like a hot knife through ...

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  7. Cliff Lee vs. Wandy Rodriguez: A Tale of Two Pitchers

    Two left-handed pitchers squared off on Saturday night. One pitcher is considered elite and one of the 10 best pitchers in the game. The other pitcher is considered good, but nothing special...

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  8. Kyle Drabek: The Toronto Blue Jays' Young Gun Has a New Weapon

    In terms of American League Rookie of the Year hype, Toronto Blue Jays RHP Kyle Drabek has been overshadowed by his AL East counterpart, Jeremy Hellickson ...

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  9. MLB: Thoughts From Opening Day Part Deux

    Opening Day in baseball is like the Jesse Spano drug episode on Saved by the Bell. Yeah everyone remembers it, but when you look back on it, it’s over exaggerated and just one of many episodes...

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  10. Jon Lester and Ubaldo Jimenez: Two Aces, Two Similarly Poor Opening Day Results

    If you are a fan of pitching, then the first two days of the baseball season are for you. They are the only two games of the year where you are guaranteed to see each team’s best...

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  11. St. Louis Cardinals Lose Matt Holliday For 4-to-6 Weeks

    When you see random and out of nowhere reports on a day like today, your first reaction is that it’s a bunch of malarkey. After all, today is April Fools Day, which by far and away is the dumbest of all the gimmick days in a year...

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  12. MLB: The Key Player For Each American League West Team

    Last up in our “Key” player series are the key players for each American League West team. The AL West figures to be a two-team race in 2011, but the Los Angeles Angels ...

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  13. 2011 MLB: Is There Really A Closer By Committee for Atlanta Braves?

    While Major League Baseball’s Opening Day might be one of the greatest days ever, it also might be the most overrated...

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  14. MLB 2011: Thoughts From Opening Day

    There are 365 days in a year, but only one really counts. That day is Opening Day. Every Opening Day has its own unique feel to it and this year was no different. Here are some random thoughts from this year’s Opening Day...

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  15. 2011 MLB Predictions: Wild Card, Division and World Series Winners

    Prediction Week on The Ghost of Moonlight Graham continues and concludes with perhaps the most important predictions of them all—who will win each division, who will be the two wild cards and who will ultimately win the World Series...

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  16. 2011 MLB Predictions: American and National League MVPs

    Our individual award predictions conclude today with the American League and National League MVPs. I think if you take a look at both leagues, there doesn’t appear to be a clear favorite in either league...

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  17. San Francisco Giants: Brandon Belt Gets the Nod at First Base for the Team

    What the San Francisco Giants didn’t do with Buster Posey last season, they are doing with Brandon Belt this season...

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  18. MLB 2011: Philadelphia Phillies Cut Luis Castillo

    What does it say about what the Philadelphia Phillies thought of Luis Castillo that they cut in him in favor of Wilson Valdez and Michael Martinez ? It says the Phillies think Castillo is toast...

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  19. MLB Predictions: Cy Young Award Winners

    As Prediction Week continues to roll towards Opening Day on Thursday, today we will give it the ole college try and attempt to predict this year’s American League and National League Cy Young Award winners...

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  20. MLB: Jake Peavy and Other Key Players for Each American League Central Team

    Today we are going to look at the “Key” player for each American League Central team. The AL Central is very top heavy, and the top three teams—White Sox, Twins ...

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  21. San Francisco Giants: If Brian Wilson Is Out, Who Closes for the Team?

    Update: Giants’ manager Bruce Bochy confirmed on Tuesday that Wilson will start the year on the DL. It is possible Wilson could return during the Giants’ second series of the season against the San Diego Padres...

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  22. Philadelphia Phillies Closer Brad Lidge Out Until July

    The injuries keep piling up for the Philadelphia Phillies. Their season in March is starting to resemble what the Boston Red Sox went through in the middle of last season. All of a sudden, guys start going down in batches...

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  23. MLB Prediction: Rookies of the Year

    Next up in prediction week is predicting the American League and National League Rookie of the Year award winners. Over the years we have seen an influx of young talent and 2011 should be no different...

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  24. 2011 MLB Predictions: Placing Some Baseball Bets

    Every year I take on 25 bets for the upcoming baseball season. The bets I take on are player prop bets such as over/under for batting average, hits, home runs, etc… I also take on bets for teams such as over/under for wins...

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  25. MLB Predictions 2011: Comeback Players of the Year

    Prediction Week (much better than Shark Week) kicks off here at the Ghost of Moonlight Graham with predicting the National League and American League Comeback Players of the Year...

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