1. MLB Rankings: Every Team's Most Impressive Newly Signed Draftee

    It's already been more than two weeks since the MLB first-year player draft signing deadline. Furthermore, it's been nearly three months since the draft itself took place, meaning ...

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  2. Freddie Freeman, Mark Trumbo and the Shortlist for Rookie of the Year Honors

    The Rookie of the Year award is a fickle thing. Sometimes, as in the case of Cal Ripken Jr. (1982), Jackie Robinson (1947), Rod Carew (1967), and Derek Jeter (1996), it portends future ...

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  3. Houston Astros Lock Down No. 1 Overall Pick for 2012, AL Trio Fights for No. 2

    Houston has a big-time problem. With less than 35 regular-season games remaining, the Astros are staring the No. 1 overall pick in next year's MLB draft, right in the face...

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  4. 11 Most Important Players Who Are Key to Boise State's BCS Title Run

    Boise State's 2007 Fiesta Bowl winning squad was led on offense by quarterback Jared Zabransky, running back Ian Johnson, wide receivers Drisan James and Jerard Rabb, and tight-end Derek Schouman...

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  5. 14 MLB Prospects We Can't Wait to See in the Majors in September

    For fans of teams with little to root for during the final month and a half of the MLB season, the most exciting part of the waning days of the baseball season is getting to see ...

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  6. Gene Bleymaier's Ouster from Boise State Stings, but Upholds Program's Integrity

    Boise State has always prided itself on being different. From the way it recruits to the coaches it hires to the many different formations used on game day, it's clear that the Broncos ...

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  7. Little League World Series 2011: 15 Most Famous Alumni of the LLWS

    Are there few guilty pleasures as fun as the Little League World Series? Every year as summer begins to wind down, ESPN starts showing Little League games by the truck-load in an ...

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  8. Ten Biggest Surprises from MLB's First-Year Player Signing Deadline

    A few weeks before the 2011 MLB draft took place, an ever-talented outfielder from Texas named Josh Bell sent a letter to all 30 Major League teams...

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  9. MLB Draft Signings: Top 10 Players Who Teams Will Regret Not Inking to Deals

    Negotiating with draft prospects in baseball is one of the trickiest games in sports. For starters, the players are sometimes just 17 or 18 years old, and they're taking advice from agents who are 30 or 40 years their senior...

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  10. Checking in on the Top Unsigned MLB Draft Picks

    With a little more than 24 hours remaining until the 2011 MLB draft signing deadline, only 10 of 33 first-round picks have come to an agreement with the teams that drafted them...

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  11. 2012 MLB Mock Draft: An Early Look at Next Year's Top 15 Picks (w/ Video)

    It's been two months since the MLB Draft. It's also been that long since we took our first glance at the draft board for the 2012 draft...

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  12. Is Bryce Harper the Man? Breaking Down the Race for MiLB Player of the Year

    Bryce Harper came into the 2011 season with all the attention that could possibly be afforded a No. 1 overall pick, and for a few months it looked like he was going to pull a "Matt ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about over 3 years ago 1,288 reads 7 comments

  13. Projecting Each MLB Team's Most Likely Future Hall-of-Famer

    When it comes to the Hall of Fame, it pays to be a Yankees fan. Not only does New York have more members in Cooperstown than any other squad, but they also have at least four future members suiting up for them this season...

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  14. 10 Most Likely Prospects to Join the Orioles When Rosters Expand in September

    September is right around the corner, which means it's nearly time for Major League rosters to expand. For Orioles fans who are being forced to watch another late-season collapse ...

    Zachary Ball Written by Zachary Ball about almost 4 years ago 2,511 reads 4 comments

  15. Diamondbacks Ink Trevor Bauer; Is a September Call-Up a Possibility?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and former UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer agreed on a four-year Major League contract on July 25th, estimated to be worth a total of just over $7 million...

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  16. Every MLB Team's Prospect They Are Lucky Did Not Get Traded

    There's numerous tales of prospects who were considered premium trade-bait one season, and after sneaking through the deadline untouched, went on to have incredibly productive big-league careers...

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  17. Power Ranking the Top 16 MLB Prospects Dealt at the Deadline

    Every year it happens, and for some reason, we're always surprised when it does. Prospects that teams considered untouchable on Thursday, somehow become very tradeable on Saturday...

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  18. MLB Trades: Baltimore Orioles Deal Koji Uehara to Texas for Underperforming Duo

    The Baltimore Orioles have been the subject of trade talks due to the fact that they have a number of veterans, many of whom have experience in the playoffs...

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  19. MLB Trade Rumors: Deal or No Deal? Updating the 12 Hottest Names on the Block

    Carlos Beltran, Colby Rasmus, Edwin Jackson and Kosuke Fukudome were all off the market before the weekend, taking their talents to new cities and new teams, and while the flurry of ...

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  20. MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking the 10 Best Hitters Who Will Be Available

    I'm not going to lie. When I saw how well Carlos Beltran was actually performing this year, I started to wonder why he wasn't the guy every team was trying to auction the farm (system) for...

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  21. MLB Trade Rumors: Every Team's Untouchable Prospect in Any Deal

    "Untouchable." Around this time every year, that word is tossed around as teams wheel and deal and try to make moves to secure a shot at the playoffs...

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  22. U.S. Women's Soccer Team and the 10 Classiest Losers of the 2011 Sports Year

    It's hard to lose. It's even harder to talk about losing. It's just about the hardest thing ever to talk about losing to the media, with an estimated 13...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking Each Team's Best Minor League Trade Asset

    There's an obvious reason why teams like Pittsburgh, Toronto, Milwaukee and Cincinnati are the teams dealing away players at the trade deadline, to teams like Boston, New York and Philadelphia...

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  24. Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects: Who's Hot and Who's Not, July 15th

    It's been a very busy month for the Orioles farm system. The organization saw two of their top prospects named to rosters for the Futures Game in Manny Machado, who suited up for ...

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  25. Top 18 Sports Scenes from Non-Sports Movies/Televisions Shows (Video)

    We all know the top all-time scenes from sports movies. Robert Redford's massive home run at the end of The Natural. Kevin Costner playing catch with his dad in Field of Dreams...

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