1. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Toronto and St. Louis

    I swear I didn't plan on pairing up two teams that both have bird nicknames and then line up another one for Monday. It just happened that way. But Toronto and St. Louis are up next to conclude the first week of previews...

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  2. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Minnesota and Pittsburgh

    One team up, one team down, which is the beauty of something like this. A team to be high on, a team to be low on, but there is still optimism at this time of the year, even for a team like Pittsburgh...

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  3. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Texas and Cincinnati

    The second part of the Two-for-One MLB Previews covers the two teams that made the most even trade of the past offseason, Texas and Cincinnati...

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  4. Two-for-One MLB Previews: Tampa Bay and San Diego

    With about four weeks left of Spring Training, I'll be previewing each MLB team, two at a time. Monday through Thursday I'll cover two teams per day, leading all the way up to the Phillies and Braves, a few days before Opening Night...

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  5. MLB Division Debate: Arizona's Rotation Full of Potential and Dependability

    Had Derek Lowe returned to Los Angeles, the NL West would be full of very scary rotations and pitching staffs. Still, the Dodgers aren't in a bad position by any means. But the two best rotations, one through five, reside in Arizona and San Francisco..

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  6. Division Debate: Fausto Carmona's Bounce-Back Potential

    In this particular "Division Debate" battle, we've got a matchup of two pitchers with unbelievable stuff. Both Fausto Carmona of the Indians and Justin Verlander of the Tigers had remarkable seasons in their first full year, 2007, as starters...

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  7. What's Making Me Talk: Curt Schilling Needs a Challenge and USA Needs Some Help

    There are very few "big" stories right now, and I feel major media outlets are to blame for that. See, what I do to prepare for this weekly powwow with my keyboard and the world of baseball usually involves bringing up all the major news outlets online...

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  8. 2009 Cleveland Indians Player Requests

    I'm sure most baseball players are fantastic human beings. But when it comes to playing the sport, most of us demand beyond excellence in performance. I, on the other hand, just demand one little thing from each of my team's players...

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  9. What's Making Me Talk: The MLB Free Agent Compensation System Needs Fixing

    With all the attention on Alex Rodriguez and the steroid scandal in baseball, I think it's rather important for everyone to know there are a few other issues in the game right now and they deserve their own attention...

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  10. Why Adam Miller's Bullpen Switch Couldn't Have Come at a Better Time

    They didn't even plan it this way, but I'm sure the Cleveland Indians don't mind it working out like it could. Adam Miller's frustrating injury past is one that has been quite, well, frustrating...

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  11. What's Making Me Talk: Excuse Us, We've Got Some Baseball to Play

    It's rather unfortunate that last week's buzz about Pitchers and Catchers reporting was overshadowed by some steroid admission scandal that we won't bother bringing up...

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  12. Cleveland Indians 2009 Spring Training Preview

    Thursday we’ll be seeing Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training for the Cleveland Indians, officially opening up the new era of the Indians’ complex in Goodyear, Arizona...

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  13. What's Making Me Talk: Alex Rodriguez, What Else?

    It's biggest whirlwind to rip through baseball since the Mitchell report. And I hate it. Instead of talking about how Spring Training is just a few days away, this has to pop up and give us the bad eye on baseball once again...

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  14. What's Making Me Talk: So They Were Right, The Economy Hurts Manny's Payday

    We are nearing the end of January, but unfortunately for us in the part of the United States that gets an actual winter, the snow might just be getting started. It's a strange position we've seen this offseason...

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  15. Indians GM Mark Shapiro Hoping Risk Earns Reward for Cleveland

    Mark Shapiro's "relentless" offseason was topped off this week when he filled his final concern for the 2009 Cleveland Indians. While other teams were playing for the World Series, Shapiro was talking with reporters in an empty ballpark...

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  16. What My Baseball Hall Of Fame Ballot Would Look Like This Year

    I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a historian when it comes to the game of baseball. I'm far too young to have seen or watched a great player such as Jim Rice play the game...

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  17. Merry Christmas Baseball Fans, Scott Boras and The Yankees Give You a Present

    How could this possibly be any good for the sport of baseball? Publicity? I'm sorry, I don't come from the Jerry Jones School of Thought, that any publicity is good publicity and I'm not about to enroll...

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  18. Baseball's Breakout Players of 2008

    Last year, my year end review picked a breakout superstar in each sport for that year. That will still happen, in this slideshow I'm narrowing it down to just baseball and giving you the top breakout players of the 2008 season...

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  19. 2008 Bowl Season Dream Games

    What would happen if we got rid of all the conference affiliations, records, standings and just matched up teams based on how good the game would be? Would Florida still end up facing ...

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  20. What's Making Me Talk: Got Some Change To Spare, New York?

    They are in their own little bubble aren't they? We hear about the economy and how it's effecting the way teams do business this winter and yet, here they are...

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  21. Congrats Seattle, You Got Yourself a Player: Introducing Franklin Gutierrez

    Instead of being negative and continuing to spew my unrest towards this deal, I thought it'd be more productive to tell Seattle and their fans about the key-cog in the deal for JJ Putz...

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  22. Baseball's Biggest Free Agents Both Surrounded By Mistakes

    You might think what I'm about to say is going to be extremely contradictory, but trust me, I'm going somewhere with both points. Both Francisco Rodriguez and CC Sabathia made mistakes with their new contracts...

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  23. What's Making Me Talk: I See Snow, It Must Be Winter Meeting Time

    The MLB Hot Stove action is starting to pick up to the speed of the snow falling outside. Apologies to those in snow-heavy areas worse than Northeast Ohio, and no apologies to those in the sunshine and nice weather, you lucky dogs...

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  24. Need a Closer, Cleveland? Take Your Pick!

    Mark Shapiro can't like the situation he is in this offseason. A team like Cleveland has a margin of error that is very small to begin with. Add in a weak third base pool, I don't envy the choice Shapiro has to make...

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  25. Around The Majors With The MLB Community Leaders

    We've been getting more additions to the MLB Community Leader team this past month. You may not know all of them or be familiar with any of their work. Here's your chance to see who is saying what about their favorite team...

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