1. Spring Training Prospects Roundup: Updating Performances of All Top Names

    Bryce Harper hopes to be back in the lineup for the Washington Nationals Tuesday after missing nearly a week with a tight left calf...

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  2. March Madness 2012: MLB Bracketology with Bleacher Report Featured Columnists

    With Selection Sunday out of the way, March Madness 2012 is officially underway. Across the country, folks will spend the week frantically filling out brackets and thrusting them into office pools and online contests...

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  3. MLB Free Agency 2012: 50 Bold Predictions for Winter's Free Agents

    Few considered this a deep or overwhelming free-agent class, but as 2012 MLB spring training hits its stride, it's clear that plenty of teams have a lot to be excited about. It's not just Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder...

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  4. Ranking the 25 Least Deserving MLB Hall of Famers, and Who Should Replace Them

    Former Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo died before gaining entry to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but to speak generally, it should be harder to earn enshrinement...

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  5. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Ranking and Grading Extensions Handed out This Winter

    Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a huge six-year contract extension Sunday, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Pirates also have an option for McCutchen's services in 2018, at $14...

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  6. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Chicago White Sox Season Preview

    The Chicago White Sox went all in in 2011. They busted. When that happens, those who had losing hands are supposed to walk away from the table...

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  7. MLB Spring Training: Ranking the 3 Best Hitters of Each Decade, Since 1900

    Angels first baseman Albert Pujols might be the best right-handed hitter ever. It's hard to prove, but very possible. Unfortunately, there's just nothing productive to be done with such a debate...

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  8. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Chicago Cubs Season Preview

    Absolutely nothing is certain for the Chicago Cubs of 2012. They might trade Matt Garza this spring—or as late the trade deadline—or they might give him a long-term contract extension...

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  9. MLB Trade Speculation: Each Team's Player Most Likely to Be Dealt at Deadline

    There's pitching depth, and then there are the Atlanta Braves. By midseason, the Braves might have seven or eight perfectly salient big-league starting pitchers, and five or six of them are going to be better than Jair Jurrjens...

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  10. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Boston Red Sox Season Preview

    Manager Bobby Valentine has a bit of work to do this spring in Boston Red Sox camp. It will not be easy to erase the players' memories of what was a dizzying downward September spiral...

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  11. MLB Playoffs Expand to 10 Teams: Why New Format Damages Sport's Exceptionalism

    Bud Selig has his way, as usual. MLB and the MLB Players' Association will announce Thursday that they plan to expand the current playoffs to include a one-game Wild Card Round ...

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  12. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Baltimore Orioles Season Preview

    Matt Wieters might yet be a future superstar, and opinions on Adam Jones range from 'good' to 'very good' to 'great,' but the Baltimore Orioles still aren't a good team...

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  13. MLB Trade Scenarios: 20 Top Players Who Will Incite Deadline Bidding Wars

    Despite persistent rumors that a deal would happen, the Chicago Cubs did not trade Matt Garza over the winter...

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  14. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Atlanta Braves Season Preview

    For the Atlanta Braves , the 2011 season crashed to an ugly conclusion. The inability of Jason Heyward, Dan Uggla and Michael Bourn to catalyze the anemic offense made the efforts of their remarkably deep pitching staff futile...

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  15. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Each Team's On-Field Enforcer

    Carlos Zambrano might well be off his rocker, but the newest Miami Marlins pitcher also can be a tremendous teammate...

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  16. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Arizona Diamondbacks Season Preview

    Gerardo Parra is not headed for the Washington Nationals , not anywhere else. He and the Arizona Diamondbacks are a perfect fit for one another, and though the team seems not ...

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  17. Boston Red Sox Using New York Yankees' Model to Build 2012 Starting Rotation

    Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz each have comfortable spots in the Boston Red Sox 's starting rotation as 2012 MLB spring training games draw near...

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  18. Ryan Zimmerman Close to Extension with Washington Nationals: Wrong Move for Nats

    Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is close to a six-year contract extension that would be worth over $100 million, according to Tim Kurkjian of ESPN ( via Twitter )...

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  19. 2012 MLB: Ranking Every Team's Big Offseason Coup

    Spring training is here, and for MLB fans, that means it's time to consume hours and hours of B-roll capturing players who will spend 2012 in new uniforms, flipping baseballs to coaches and taking swings in batting cages...

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  20. MLB Free Agency: Ranking the 40 Most Overpaid Players in Baseball

    Too often, those who deride the contract to which the Philadelphia Phillies signed Ryan Howard in 2010 receive rebuke from Phillies fans, who charge that those reporters have it in for Howard or hate him for some reason...

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  21. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Every Team's Player on the Hot Seat This Season

    New York Yankees fans will probably concern themselves more with Michael Pineda than with Freddy Garcia during spring training. Chicago Cubs fans will have closer eyes on Starlin Castro than on Alfonso Soriano or Randy Wells...

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  22. Mike Cameron Retires: Chicago Cubs Marlon Byrd Now Perfect Fit for Nationals

    Mike Cameron , who had been slated to at least share center field duties for the Washington Nationals in 2012, retired Sunday after 17 MLB seasons...

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  23. MLB Fan Cave's 'Tattoo Guy' and the 10 Craziest MLB Fans Ever

    The MLB Fan Cave generated plenty of buzz in 2011, so the league brought it back for 2012. They may have bitten off more than they can chew...

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  24. MLB Free Agency: Grading Every Team's Top Pitching Acquisition This Winter

    The signing of C.J. Wilson might not give the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim the best starting rotation in the American League in 2012, but his arrival certainly made the Angels relevant again in the AL West...

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  25. MLB Free Agency: Roy Oswalt and the Best Players Left at Each Position

    With Yoenis Cespedes off the market, the 2012 MLB free agency window has nearly closed. If any available player were seriously coveted by an MLB team, that player would already be under contract...

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