1. MLB Playoffs: 10 Greatest Season Finishes in MLB History

    Evan Longoria will go down in Tampa Bay Rays history—okay, in MLB history—as one of the great regular season heroes of all time...

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  2. 2011 MLB Playoff Predictions: Power Ranking the Playoff Teams by Pitching Staff

    Justin Verlander is the best pitcher in the American League playoffs, but the Detroit Tigers are far from the best pitching team...

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  3. MLB Playoffs 2011: A Look at Each of Baseball's Divisional Series

    Well, this should be fun. Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays capped the most exciting single night in baseball history Wednesday, launching his second home run of the game in the ...

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  4. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Every Team's Top Soon-To-Be FA

    In MLB , free agency is a swinging door. Too often, fans (and even some GMs) think of it solely as a way to add players...

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  5. 2011 MLB Awards: B/R's All-Inclusive Awards Odds-Makers

    Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw are angling this fall to become the first teammates since Justin Morneau and Johan Santana in 2006 to win the MVP and Cy Young awards in the same season...

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  6. Vladimir Guerrero and the 15 Best Dominican Players in MLB History

    Baltimore Orioles DH Vladimir Guerrero set the record for hits by an MLB player born in the Dominican Republic with a single against the Boston Red Sox Monday night...

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  7. MLB Playoff Predictions: Ranking All 10 Contenders By Usable Depth

    During the regular season, Jorge Posada is more important to the New York Yankees than is Carlos Gomez to the Milwaukee Brewers . Wade Davis is more important to the Tampa Bay Rays than is Koji Uehara to the Texas Rangers ...

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  8. MLB Free Agency: Every Team's Ideal FA Target

    Albert Pujols is about to become a very inefficient investment. As the St. Louis Cardinals slugger heads toward free agency, he does so with a fury, having gotten so hot over the ...

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  9. MLB Playoff Scenarios: Ranking the Potential Division Series Matchups

    With six games to play, the Philadelphia Phillies have sewn up home-field advantage and the top seed in the National League playoffs. The New York Yankees will play that role in the American League...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 4,864 reads 7 comments

  10. Moneyball: 8 Actors Who Should Have Played Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane

    Moneyball will hit theaters Friday, as perhaps the most anticipated sports movie in Hollywood history. Brad Pitt will portray Billy Beane , having been linked with the role from ...

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  11. MLB Predictions: Picking the Next Hall of Famer for All 30 Teams

    No matter where free agency takes Albert Pujols, he will eventually go into the baseball Hall of Fame in a St. Louis Cardinals cap. In his 11 years with St. Louis, he has never finished with an OPS shy of ...

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  12. MLB: Power Ranking All 30 Managers

    Ozzie Guillen may not be long for his role as manager of the Chicago White Sox , as frustration mounts and Guillen grows ever more estranged from GM Kenny Williams...

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  13. MLB Free Agents 2011-12: Odds for Where Top 50 Players Will Land

    With the season racing to a premature finish for two-thirds of all 30 MLB franchises, those who cheer for eliminated teams have their sights fixed on the hope borne by the coming of winter...

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  14. MLB Free Agency: The Best Free Agent at Each Position This Winter

    Call it Albertageddon. Call it CCpocalypse. Call it having a Fielder Day. One way or another, with three ( Jose Reyes says four) elite free agents headed for the open market this ...

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  15. 25 Most Awkward Players in MLB

    Nyjer Morgan of the Milwaukee Brewers is nuts. He's Milton Bradley in a smaller, funnier wrapper. His paranoia is not racially charged, at least not explicitly, so he's a bit less ...

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  16. Bryce Harper and the 15 Most-Hyped MLB Prospects of All Time

    Bryce Harper could well be playing for the Washington Nationals by the end of the 2012 season. He would join Stephen Strasburg atop the Nats' organizational depth chart, give the ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 4,419 reads 20 comments

  17. MLB Free Agency and Trade Rumors: Grading the 50 Biggest Movers of Last Winter

    Adrian Gonzalez has but 25 home runs for the Boston Red Sox this season, but he has lived up to or exceeded their expectations in every other way...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 1,745 reads 42 comments

  18. Bryan LaHair: Chicago Cubs Need Not Reward Big Home Run with 2012 Role

    Bryan LaHair hit about as dramatic a home run as a non-contender can have hit on their behalf Tuesday night, helping the Chicago Cubs reach extra innings by launching a two-out, two-run bomb to tie the score at 2-2...

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  19. Stephen Strasburg Is Back: What It Tells Us About the Washington Nationals

    The fans at Nationals Park cheered relentlessly as Stephen Strasburg made for the dugout. When he reemerged for a lengthy curtain call, and only then, they quelled to a simple roar...

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  20. MLB Free Agency and Trade Rumors: 10 Teams Who Will Not Be Active This Winter

    With so little drama to be found in the final month's games, the MLB regular season is going a bit stale. The playoffs will rekindle fans' passion, but for now, many are wondering how their team fell into such disrepair and how it can be fixed...

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  21. MLB Predictions: One Bold Pick for All 30 MLB Teams Down the Stretch

    In the never-ending drama of MLB baseball, September is the annual fourth act. Although the resolution is still unclear and out of reach, the conflicts (big and small, glorious and ...

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  22. Chicago Cubs: After Microcosmic Loss to Pirates, Whose Head Will Roll?

    Derrek Lee did not hit the ball off the best part of the bat at Wrigley Field Saturday, with his team down two runs and the bases loaded with two outs in the ninth inning...

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  23. College Football Week 1 Picks: Underdogs to Stay Away from Today

    College football season is here, and with it comes upset season. "Appalachian State" still bring visceral reactions from Michigan fans, though apparently, the Wolverines themselves are not scared...

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  24. Seattle Mariners: Don't Look Now, but Jack Zduriencik Has Gotten off the Mat

    The Seattle Mariners rank ahead of only the San Francisco Giants in runs scored per game this season, and to move into third from last before the season ends is probably too tall a task...

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  25. MLB Call-Ups: 8 Players Guaranteed to Impress in Their September Auditions

    Jesus Montero is a New York Yankee. Despite going 0-for-4 in his big-league debut, Montero is finally getting his chance, and Yankees fans have reason to be excited...

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