1. Red Sox Top 10 Prospects, No. 4: Ryan Westmoreland

    Drafted: Fifth Round, 2008 (Portsmouth, RI) Height: 6′2″; Weight: 195 lbs Born: April 27, 1990 This is where I choose to slot Westmoreland...

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  2. 2010 AL West Preview: The Glass Slipper Will Fit in the Emerald City

    One year after assuming the reins of a 100-loss team in Seattle, general manager Jack Zduriencik has imprinted his seal on the organization and provided manager Don Wakamatsu with enough talent to win the division...

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  3. 2010 AL West Preview: Angels Rotation Will Have a Devil of a Time

    The Angels won the A.L. West again last season after posting a record of 97-65, but the team that takes the field on Opening Day will be substantially different than the one that eliminated the Boston Red Sox in the 2009 ALDS...

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  4. 2010 AL West Preview: Texas Two-Step Includes Offense, But Little Pitching

    The season hasn’t started yet and the Rangers have already been rocked by disaster—revelations of manager Ron Washington’s cocaine use (on ONE occasion) have placed ...

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  5. 2010 AL West Preview: Is Moneyball Dead and Buried in Oakland?

    After years of being a seller, A’s GM Billy Beane spent the winter of 2008-09 in the uncharacteristic role of buyer, adding OF Matt Holliday (via trade) and 1B/DH Jason Giambi (via free agency)...

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  6. Texas Rangers Deal For 3B Lowell Dead After Team Obtains Ryan Garko On Waivers

    The Texas Rangers have claimed corner infielder Ryan Garko off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. The move effectively kills any chance the Red Sox will be able to trade Mike Lowell to the Rangers in exchange for catching prospect Max Ramirez...

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  7. Deal Sending Mike Lowell to Rangers Reportedly a Long Shot

    Earlier in the day, a baseball source reported that trade talks between the Red Sox and Texas Rangers regarding a Mike Lowell-Max Ramirez deal had started anew and that a trade remained a possibility...

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  8. Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects: No. 5, 1B Lars Anderson

    Drafted: 18th Round, 2006 (Carmichael, CA) Height: 6′4″ Weight: 215 lbs Born: September 25, 1987 Anderson was scheduled to attend college and play ball at U-Cal, Berkeley ...

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  9. 2010 NL East Preview: Phillies Should Win Third Straight Pennant

    The Phillies made a valiant attempt to defend their championship last season, but came up shy as they eventually fell to the Yankees in the World Series...

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  10. 2010 N.L. East Preview: A Brave New World in Atlanta

    The Atlanta Braves posted a record of 86-76 last season, an improvement of 14 games over their 72-90 mark of 2008...

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  11. 2010 Florida Marlins Preview: Fishing for Improvement

    The Marlins went 87-75 last season and finished in second place in the National League East. Looking forward to the new season, it is difficult to envision how they will be able to repeat last year’s record unless EVERYTHING goes right...

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  12. 2010 N. L. East Preview: Mets Could Finish in NL East Basement

    The general consensus is the Mets will be improved in 2010. As the new season approaches, it is impossible to imagine that the ballclub could run into as much bad luck as they did last season-a year which can best be described as a complete debacle...

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  13. Washington Nationals Hoping To Avoid a Three-Peat

    A year ago, the Washington Nationals were the worst team in baseball for the second consecutive season. Over the course of those two seasons, the Nats are a combined 118-205. The question entering the 2010 season is whether they can avoid the three-peat.

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  14. Boston Red Sox, Josh Beckett Close In on Four-Year Extension

    Just five days before Opening Night against the NY Yankees, ESPN.com reporter Buster Olney reports that contract negotiations between the Red Sox and RHP Josh Beckett have progressed ...

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  15. 2010 N. L. Central Preview: Redbirds Should Fly High In St Louis

    After a middling 2008 season (86-76, fourth place), the Cardinals rebounded nicely in 2009 to win the NL Central with a 91-71 record, thanks in large part to the mid-season acquisition of LF Matt Holliday...

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  16. 2010 N. L. Central Preview: Cubs Good, But Not Good Enough

    The 2008 edition of the Chicago Cubs had the best record in the National League (97-64) and should have repeated last season, but injuries, career-worst performances, and the plague that is known as Milton Bradley created a second-place ballclub...

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  17. 2010 N. L. Central Preview: Is Milwaukee Brewing a Winner?

    The glass slipper slipped off the Brewers foot last year as the club came crashing back to Earth after a Cinderella run in 2008...

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  18. 2010 N. L. Central Preview: Reds Hoping To Find Winning Formula

    The Cincinnati Reds finished the 2009 season in fourth place with a 78-84 record. As the club enters the 2010 season, there finally appears to be some honest-to-goodness hope that better days may lie ahead...

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  19. 2010 N. L. Central Preview: Astros Take Two More Giant Steps Backward

    Not too long ago, this franchise was in the World Series. Now it seems the front office is in a hurry to become the worst team in its own division, if not in all of baseball...

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  20. 2010 N. L. Central Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates Futility To Continue

    Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates went 62-99, turning in their 18th consecutive losing season and, in the process, establishing the longest stretch of futility in MLB history...

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  21. Red Sox Top 10 Prospects: No. 6 Anthony Rizzo

    Drafted: Sixth Round, 2007 (Parkland, FL) Height: 6′3″; Weight: 220 lbs. Born: Aug. 8, 1989 Rizzo, like Jon Lester, is a cancer survivor...

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  22. Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects: No. 7 Michael Bowden

    Drafted: First Round, supplemental, 2005 (Aurora, IL) Height: 6′3″ Weight: 215 lbs Born: September 9, 1986 The 23-year-old righty put together another strong season in Triple-A last year, going 4-6, 3...

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  23. Injury Update: Junichi Tazawa Seeks Consultation on Elbow

    Red Sox minor league pitcher Junichi Tazawa visited Birmingham, AL, to consult with orthopedist James Andrews this afternoon...

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  24. Matsuzaka, Bonser Throw In A Simulated Game

    Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched in a simulated game against minor leaguers this afternoon. He threw 61 pitches, 41 for strikes, over three innings and struck out seven of the 15 minor leaguers he faced...

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  25. 2010 NL West Preview: Pitching Takes A Giant Step Forward In San Francisco

    “Pitching wins championships.” If the Giants are to win the National League West title—which I believe they will—it’ll have to be on the basis of its ...

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