1. San Francisco Giants 2014 Draft Picks: Scouting Profiles and Analysis

    The MLB Draft is underway! I'll keep you posted here on the San Francisco Giants ' first ten selections—their 1st pick is at No...

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  2. Los Angeles Dodgers 2014 Draft Picks: Scouting Profiles and Analysis

    The MLB Draft is underway! I'll keep you posted here on the Los Angeles Dodgers ' first ten selections—their 1st pick is at No...

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  3. Rock-Bottom Rays Look Destined for 'Seller' Status in 2014

    With a 5-4 defeat at the hands of the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays extended their losing streak to nine games and fell to 14 games under .500 for the first time since 2007...

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  4. 2014 Dodgers Rotation Appears Even Better Than We Thought It Would Be

    What if I told you before the season that the Los Angeles Dodgers rotation, which was already projected to be very good, would perform even better than had been anticipated through ...

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  5. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants Top-10 Prospects, Week 10

    As the San Francisco Giants continue to establish themselves as the best team in the game with a 37-20 record — 7...

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  6. Highlighting MLB's Must-Know Small-Market Stars

    If you don't follow baseball closely enough to pick out the best players on each and every MLB team, regardless of how small of a market or how recognizable that player may be, you are forgiven...

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  7. Edwin Encarnacion Chasing Home Run History with Torrid May Tear

    Slow starts are common, even for the best hitters in the game. So a fter an 0-for-4 performance on May 5 dropped Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion 's batting average to ...

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  8. Felix Hernandez Is King of Consistency in MLB's Injury 'Epidemic' Era

    As ulnar collateral ligaments of professional pitchers continue to tear at an alarming rate, it's almost becoming easier to come up with a list of who hasn't had Tommy John (elbow reconstruction) surgery as opposed to who has...

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  9. Charlie Blackmon Should Be Taken Seriously as Breakout MLB Star

    An early-season slump and Charlie Blackmon might've gotten a quick hook from the starting center field job he was handed on Opening Day...

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  10. The Anatomy of the S.F. Giants' Incredible Turnaround in 2014

    The turnaround of the San Francisco Giants isn't nearly as dramatic as that of the Boston Red Sox , who went from last place and 93 losses in 2012 to an AL East division title and World Series Championship the following season...

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  11. Slumping Red Sox Are Officially in Midst of a World Series Hangover

    The Boston Red Sox team that took the field on Opening Day 2014 wasn't markedly different from the one that had won the World Series just five months earlier...

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  12. How Yasiel Puig Has Quietly Gotten Even Better after Breakout 2013-14 Season

    From the "oohs" and "aahs" of baseball fans when they see this larger than life figure walk out onto a baseball field to the crack of the bat when he strikes a baseball to the sound ...

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  13. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 8

    The San Francisco Giants own the best record in the National League at 28 wins and 17 losses. The roster is deep, and unlike the past few seasons, there is talent on the way from the upper minors...

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  14. MLB Teams with Desperate Trade Needs at the One-Quarter Mark

    Finding a trade partner at this time of the season isn't easy. Teams that have quickly fallen out of playoff contention, even if they are fairly certain that they're not good enough ...

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  15. Biggest Surprises of the 1st Quarter of the 2014 Season

    Follow the game of baseball long enough and you come to expect the unexpected. R.A. Dickey was a 31-year-old journeyman with a career 5.55 ERA in 262.2 big league innings when he decided to become a knuckleball pitcher prior to the 2006 season...

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  16. Mike Trout's First Walk-off Homer Keeps Angels Rolling Toward Top of AL West

    A few months from now, when the Los Angeles Angels are running away with the AL West, there is a strong possibility that the confidence and swagger exuded throughout their clubhouse ...

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  17. How the 2014 Colorado Rockies Offense Has Become MLB's Best

    If you asked me before the season whether I thought the Colorado Rockies offense could be the best in baseball, I wouldn't have ruled out the possibility...

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  18. First-Quarter Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects

    With a farm system that hasn't been well-regarded in years, the San Francisco Giants were hopeful that things would begin to head in a positive direction in 2014...

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  19. Re-evaluating MLB's Biggest Rental Trades of the Past 10 Years

    Teams that feel they are close to being championship-caliber will occasionally take the risk of trading away young talent in exchange for one year, and sometimes only two to three months, of an impact player...

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  20. Signs That Matt Kemp's Days as an MLB Superstar May Not Be over

    Overshadowed during the Los Angeles Dodgers ' amazing run of 2013—they won 62 of their final 90 regular-season games—was the fact that Matt Kemp was back to performing ...

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  21. Has Jose Abreu Already Passed Up Yasiel Puig as MLB's Best Cuban Hitter?

    Remember when Yoenis Cespedes was going to be the next great power hitter in the major leagues after defecting from Cuba? You certainly recall "The ...

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  22. Stock Up, Stock Down for San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects Entering Week 6

    The big league San Francisco Giants continue to roll with five consecutive victories, allowing them to maintain a two-game lead in the NL West...

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  23. MLB Teams Boasting the Best Roster Depth Early in 2014

    With approximately one-sixth of the regular season in the books, we're already getting a pretty good idea of which teams are best positioned to succeed over the span of 162 games...

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  24. Rolling Rockies Finding Wins to Go Along with All Their Offense in 2014

    It should come as no surprise that the Colorado Rockies lead the majors in several offensive categories, including batting average, slugging percentage, OPS, home runs, runs and doubles...

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  25. NL West Missed Its Opportunity While Clayton Kershaw Was out Injured

    Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is set to make what could be his final rehab start on Wednesday as he inches closer to a return from an upper back injury that has kept ...

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