1. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: AL West - Oakland Athletics

    Oakland Athletics (2010 record: 81-81) The Oakland Athletics finished last season with a .500 record after three consecutive losing seasons. They were able to do so thanks largely to an excellent young rotation, a good bullpen and a solid defense...

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  2. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: A L West - Los Angeles Angels

    Los Angeles Angels (2010 record: 80-82) The Angels had a rough offseason. It pales in comparison to the one suffered by the NY Mets (the Madoff effects, a lawsuit, a loan from MLB , cleaning house in the front office, etc...

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  3. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: AL West: Seattle Mariners

    Seattle Mariners (2010 record: 61-101) Many pundits believed the Mariners could win the American League West last season—I am numbered among those people. The joke was on us...

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  4. Adrian Gonzalez's Agent Encouraged After Negotiation with GM Theo Epstein

    John Boggs, the agent for Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez , arrived in Fort Myers yesterday afternoon. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business, as he met earlier today ...

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  5. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: N L East - Philadelphia Phillies

    Philadelphia Phillies (2010 record: 97-65) The Phillies entered the new year as one of a handful of teams with a legitimate claim to the designation as the best team in baseball...

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  6. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL East – Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta Braves (2010 record: 91-71) The Braves begin the new season without long-time manager Bobby Cox, who stewarded the team to a succession of 14 consecutive division ...

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  7. Is Marco Scutaro Clearly the Starting Shortstop for the Boston Red Sox in 2011?

    There was an excellent article about Marco Scutaro in today’s Boston Globe. Columnist Nick Cafardo crafted an insightful story in which he detailed the shortstop’s ...

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  8. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL East - Florida Marlins

    Florida Marlins (2010 record: 80-82) The Marlins finished 2010 with an 80-82 record, in third place in the National League East, and it appears they’re destined to finish the upcoming season in much the same position...

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  9. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL East – New York Mets

    New York Mets (2010 record: 79-83) The NY Mets had what is widely considered to be the worst offseason among all of Major League Baseball’s 30 clubs…maybe it was a case of “lesson learned...

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  10. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL East - Washington Nationals

    Washington Nationals (2010 record: 69-93) The addition of free agent Jayson Werth speaks volumes about the Nationals ’ growth in terms of the perception of the team as it continues its journey towards baseball relevance...

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  11. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL Central - Cincinnati Reds

    Cincinnati Reds (2010 record: 91-71) The Cincinnati Reds won the National League Central last year and, in the process, made the postseason for the first time since ...

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  12. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL Central - Milwaukee Brewers

    Milwaukee Brewers (2010 record: 77-85) The Milwaukee Brewers front office entered the offseason with one primary task: improve the pitching staff...

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  13. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL Central - St Louis Cardinals

    St. Louis Cardinals (2010 record: 86-76) As spring training got underway a few weeks ago, the Cardinals were a serious threat to win the NL Central division title...

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  14. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview, NL Central - Chicago Cubs

    Chicago Cubs (2010 record: 75-87) Notable additions: RHP Matt Garza , 1B Carlos Peña, RHP Kerry Wood Notable subtractions: 1B Xavier Nady The Cubs ...

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  15. Boston Red Sox: Is Alfredo Aceves a Candidate To Start for the Team?

    Boston Red Sox fans, meet Alfredo Aceves. The more Daisuke Matsuzaka and Tim Wakefield struggle in spring training, the more likely it becomes that Aceves could be counted on as the club’s No...

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  16. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: NL Central—Houston Astros

    Houston Astros (2010 record: 76-86) It doesn’t appear the 50th-anniversary season for the former Colt .45s will be much of a celebration...

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  17. 2011 MLB Pre-Season Preview: NL Central -- Pittsburgh Pirates

    Pittsburgh Pirates (2010 record: 57-105) Notable additions: SP Kevin Correia, LF Matt Diaz, SP Scott Olsen, 1B Lyle Overbay Notable subtractions: SP Zach Duke ...

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  18. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: San Francisco Giants

    San Francisco Giants (2010 record: 92-70) Notable additions: SS Miguel Tejada Notable subtractions: SS Edgar Renteria, INF Juan Uribe The offense: Catcher: Buster ...

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  19. Boston Red Sox Say Daisuke Matsuzaka To Change Between-Game Ritual

    Daisuke Matsuzaka has looked horrible this spring. I’m not talking about his typical brand of horrible, where he pitches pretty well for most of the game, but has that one ...

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  20. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Colorado Rockies (2010 record: 83-79) Notable additions: RHP Matt Lindstrom, INF Jose Lopez, C Jose Morales, INF/OF Ty Wiggington Notable subtractions: 2B Clint ...

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  21. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers

    Los Angeles Dodgers (2010 record: 80-82) Notable additions: C Rod Barajas, RHP Jon Garland, RHP Matt Guerrier, C Dioner Navarro, LF Marcus Thames, 2B Juan Uribe Notable ...

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  22. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: San Diego Padres

    San Diego Padres (2010 record: 90-72) Notable additions: SS Jason Bartlett, 1B Jorge Cantu, RHP Aaron Harang, 1B Brad Hawpe, 2B Orlando Hudson, CF Cameron Maybin, SP Dustin ...

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  23. 2011 MLB Preseason Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Arizona Diamondbacks (2010 record: 65-97) Notable additions: 1B Russell Branyan, LHP Zach Duke, RHP Armando Gallaraga, RHP David Hernandez, 3B Melvin Mora, OF Xavier Nady, RHP J...

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  24. MLB Preview, 2011: Red Sox Rank Best in Positional Analysis of the AL East

    A few weeks ago, I initiated a series of articles analyzing and ranking the starters for all of the clubs in the American League East. The series concluded with the belated publication of my analysis of the DHs on Friday...

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  25. 2011 AL East Positional Analysis And Ranking: Designated Hitter

    I am finally at the end of my series examining the relative strengths and weaknesses of the teams in the AL East, on a position-by-position basis...

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