1. 2011 MLB: Josh Beckett and the Key Player On Each American League East Team

    Last week we took a look at the key player for each National League team and now this week, we will take a look at the key player for each American League team. We will start with the best division in baseball, that being the American League East...

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  2. Carlos Silva Released by Chicago Cubs

    Instead of trying to get something out of Carlos Silva and his $11.5 million salary for 2011, the Chicago Cubs have decided to cut their losses. The Cubs released Silva on Sunday...

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  3. Nyjer Morgan: Washington Nationals Trade OF to Milwaukee Brewers

    I love when teams trade for a player who is about to be released, and that's exactly what the Milwaukee Brewers did on Sunday...

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  4. New York Yankees Set Starting Rotation

    New York Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi has named his starting rotation to start the regular season. Here is what it will look like come Thursday… 1. C.C. Sabathia 2...

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  5. Neftali Feliz Stays in the Texas Rangers' Bullpen

    Texas Rangers phenom Neftali Feliz was the focus of the most debated spring training topic. Everyone from the Rangers’ front office to TV analysts to even yours truly ...

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  6. MLB: Cincinnati Reds' Starting Rotation Hurting

    When spring training started, the Cincinnati Reds had one of the deepest starting rotations in the National League. They were one of the few teams that could claim they had six legit starting pitchers...

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  7. If Brian Wilson Is Out, Who Closes for the San Francisco Giants?

    The San Francisco Giants got some disappointing news regarding closer Brian Wilson . Wilson, who is dealing with an oblique injury, didn’t feel as good as he thought he would after catching on Wednesday according to manager Bruce Bochy...

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  8. 2011 MLB Preview: The Key Player for Each NL West Team

    The next division up in our key player series is the National League West, home of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The NL West should be a battle all year, so let’s take a look at some of the players who may decide the division...

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  9. New York Mets Finally Cut Ties With Oliver Perez, Who Joins Washington

    Update: Less than a day after being released by the Mets, Perez has found a new home. The Washington Nationals have signed Perez to a minor-league contract...

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  10. 2011 MLB Fantasy Draft: Reviewing My Selections

    I play in two fantasy baseball leagues. One league is a new league while the other league is about as solid as you can get, with 12 teams, 12 owners who know the game and it's very competitive...

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  11. Baltimore Orioles' Roster: Is There Room for Jake Fox With the Club?

    Guess who leads the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues in home runs this spring? The answer is not a household name. The guy leading all of spring training in home runs in none other than the Baltimore Orioles’ Jake Fox ...

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  12. Will Rhymes Will Start at Second for the Tigers

    According to Jason Beck via Twitter , Detroit Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland has named Will Rhymes as the starting second baseman to start the season. Rhymes gets the nod because Carlos Guillen will not be ready to start the season...

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  13. 2011 MLB Preview: The 'Key' Player for Each National League Central Team

    Next up in our “Key” player series is the “Key” player for each National League Central team. There are six teams in this division, so let’s not waste any time and get right to it...

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  14. New York Mets Finally Cut Ties with Oliver Perez

    The new regime in Flushing is doing their best to rid themselves of the stench otherwise known as the Omar Minaya era in New York. First, they released Luis Castillo on Friday, and now, they have rid themselves of Oliver Perez ...

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  15. Key Players For Each National League East Team

    Two years ago I started a series that featured the “Key” player for each team. A “Key” player is someone who was injured or had a down year the year before ...

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  16. Chicago White Sox: Ozzie Guillen Names Matt Thornton Closer

    In a move that became more and more apparent as spring training progressed, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has named LHP Matt Thornton as his closer. Thornton was competing with Chris Sale for the position...

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  17. San Diego Padres: Why Pat Neshek and the Club Make a Great Team

    Last year, I wrote a post detailing how the San Diego Padres’ bullpen was built. Of the seven pitchers in their pen, six were acquired via trade and one was drafted...

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  18. New York Mets Finally Cut Ties with Luis Castillo

    One down and one to go for the New York Mets. The Mets did the inevitable on Friday and cut second baseman Luis Castillo . New York will eat the remaining $6 million on Castillo’s contract...

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  19. Washington Nationals Spring Training 2011: Michael Morse Tearing It Up

    Washington Nationals’ OF Michael Morse was scratched from the lineup on Tuesday because of an illness. And if the Nationals don’t name Morse their starting left fielder soon, I am going to be ill...

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  20. Bryce Harper To Have a Sponsor

    When it comes to baseball, we know of two types of sponsors. We know the Josh Hamilton kind and we know the kind that spends money branding themselves on stadiums, concession stands and players...

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  21. Andrew Bailey Has Strained Right Forearm

    How about some rare good news after a player visits Dr. James Andrews? Normally, when a player visits Dr...

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  22. Colorado Rockies' Aaron Cook Breaks Finger

    Colorado Rockies RHP Aaron Cook has had a spring training to forget. Cook hasn’t thrown a pitch this spring because of a sore shoulder, and now he might not throw a pitch for at least another month...

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  23. Pittsburgh Pirates: James McDonald To Skip Start, But Will Be Okay

    Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting pitcher James McDonald will miss his next scheduled spring training start because of a pain in his side. The Pirates are going to rest him for most of this week to be sure that he experiences no setbacks...

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  24. Washington Nationals: Is Drew Storen Out As the Team's Closer?

    Going into spring training, by all accounts, Drew Storen was going to be the Washington Nationals’ Opening Day closer. Now, a month into the spring, Storen might be losing the grip on his job...

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  25. Arizona Diamondbacks 2011: The Race for the First-Base Job

    One of the more intriguing position battles this spring is the battle for the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first-base job. There are three candidates to win the position— Brandon Allen , Juan Miranda and Russell Branyan ...

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