1. MLB Playoffs 2010: Which Players Let Their Teams Down?

    Poor Brooks Conrad. The Atlanta Braves second baseman, whom the team was forced to place considerable faith in when they lost infielders Chipper Jones and Martin Prado to season-ending ...

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  2. MLB Playoffs 2010: Ranking the Top Five Performances

    If the Wild Card system in Major League Baseball had any remaining detractors entering this season's Division Series round of postseason play—and it did—the pair of excellent ...

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  3. MLB Scout's Corner: 5 Hitters Who Need Swing Overhauls Next Season

    In this brave new world of baseball analysis, numbers seem to be everything sometimes. Indeed, stats are the best way to evaluate a player's performance in a given season, and teams ...

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  4. NFL Power Rankings Week 6: Rating the NFC Quarterbacks

    This was supposed to be the year of the quarterback. Entering 2010, the NFL's defenses were shaking in fear...

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  5. NLCS 2010: Five Keys To a San Francisco Giants Upset

    The San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves Monday night to advance to its first National League Championship Series since 2002. Outfielder Cody Ross had two RBI, including the game-winning single in the seventh inning...

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  6. 2010 MLB Playoffs: Tampa Bay Rays-Texas Rangers, Game 4 Will Be All About Bats

    The earliest of Sunday's three MLB Division Series matchups will be between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays, after Tampa notched a comeback win in Game 3 of the ALDS...

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  7. Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees Game 3 Preview: Brian Duensing's Time To Shine

    The Minnesota Twins did not expect to find themselves in this situation again. One year after a disappointing but somewhat foreseeable ALDS sweep at the hands of the New York ...

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  8. MLB Rumors: 10 Players the Seattle Mariners Should Aim For This Winter

    The Seattle Mariners enter the 2010-11 Major League Baseball offseason in dire need of some runs. The team did not merely take up the rear in American League run scoring: They finished ...

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  9. Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Live Blog, Stats, Analysis

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  10. MLB Playoffs Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Ian Kinsler Extends Texas Lead

    Ian Kinsler cranked a two-out, bases-empty home run in the top of the fourth inning of Thursday's Game 2 of the American League Division Series, giving the Texas Rangers a 2-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Rays...

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  11. MLB Playoffs: Rays' Defensive Prowess Deserts Them As Rangers Lead

    The Tampa Bay Rays have been among the league's best defensive teams for the past three years. This year they rank third in team Defensive Efficiency according to Baseball Prospectus ...

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  12. Texas Rangers Can't Get Nelson Cruz Home

    Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers doubled to center field off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields with one out in the top of the second inning, but the Texas offense could move him no further...

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  13. MLB Playoffs Rangers Vs. Rays: James Shields Leads Tampa Into Game 2

    James Shields takes the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays today with his team already down 1-0 in their American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers ...

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  14. Roy Halladay Playoff No-Hitter: Five Reasons It's More Impressive Than Larsen's

    Baseball traditionalists never cede the high ground. From the supremacy of Babe Ruth to the joy of day baseball, there are many who just refuse to acknowledge the times when the modern game evolves far beyond the reaches of "Baseball's Golden Age...

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  15. MLB Playoffs Rangers vs. Rays: Tampa In Trouble As Lee Finds His Groove

    Through three innings of Game One of the American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, the Rangers own a 3-0 lead thanks to major production from the bottom half of their lineup...

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  16. Rangers-Rays: Jeff Francoeur Draws First Blood in MLB Playoffs

    Texas Rangers right fielder Jeff Francoeur has been much-maligned during the past few years, especially for his utter lack of plate discipline while playing for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets...

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  17. MLB Playoffs Rangers Vs. Rays: Cliff Lee Works Out of Jam in First Inning

    One inning into the American League Division Series between the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays , there have been five baserunners but no runs. The teams have combined for five hits, but failed to push across a run...

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  18. MLB Playoffs Rangers-Rays: David Price Brings Heat To Texas In First Inning

    The American League Division Series is underway, with the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays dueling it out in Game One at Tropicana Field in Florida...

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  19. Danny Woodhead: New England Patriots Find a Diamond in the Rough

    The Bill Belichick-era New England Patriots are famous for getting the most out of the undrafted and unwanted, but this is getting ridiculous: Who in blazes is Danny Woodhead? When ...

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  20. MLB Playoffs 2010: Top Storylines To Follow

    Baseball is all about stories. The game is beautiful, tactical, and intense, but more than any other professional sport in world history, baseball fans crave more storylines and drama...

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  21. MLB Playoff Schedule 2010: Ranking the Pitching Matchups

    Marquee pitching matchups are what playoff baseball is all about. Men like Curt Schilling and John Smoltz built their legacies in the harsh crucible of October, and now a new set of ...

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  22. MLB Trade Rumors: Mark Reynolds Could Head to Chicago Cubs From Arizona

    Mark Reynolds and the Arizona Diamondbacks looked like the perfect match last season, when Reynolds finished fourth in the National League with 44 home runs...

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  23. Aaron Rodgers Inconsistent in Green Bay Packers Win: Is It Time To Be Concerned?

    In the first half of Sunday's 28-26 win over the Detroit Lions , Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked eerily like the best version of the man in whose shadow he has labored since taking over the starting gig in 2008...

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  24. New York Yankees-Minnesota Twins: Five Reasons the Twins Will Win ALDS Rematch

    On first glance, it might be tempting to view the Twins' first-round playoff draw as a bad omen. The New York Yankees swept Ron Gardenhire's crew last October en route to a World Series title, and they will come back for a rematch beginning Wednesday...

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  25. NFL Power Rankings Skill Positions: Houston Texans' Fab Five Surprisingly Strong

    Football games may be won in the trenches, but the football fans are won in the open field. Electrifying players like Titans running back Chris Johnson and Lions wide receiver Calvin ...

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