1. MLB Power Rankings: Week 18 | The Beasts of the (NL) East

    Team (Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. New York Yankees (74-43|1)—Mark Teixeira for MVP? Hey, it could happen. Teixeira has been sizzling (.348 avg/4 RBI/1.097 OPS last week), as have Derek Jeter (...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 704 reads 30 comments

  2. Top 15 Candidates for AL MVP

    The American League's best players will be competing for the Most Valuable Player award. Here are who I think are the top 15 candidates for the award, in no particular order. I didn't include pitchers...

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  3. Top 10 Candidates for AL Cy Young

    The best pitchers in the American League will compete for the Cy Young award. Here is who I think are the top 10 candidates, in no particular order, to win the award. I didn't include closers because I don't think they should win the award...

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  4. Top 10 Candidates for NL Cy Young

    The best pitchers in the National League will compete for the Cy Young award. Here is who I think are the top ten candidates, in no particular order, to win the award...

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  5. Kevin Youkilis: What Were You Thinking?

    "bets anybody 1,000,000$ the media is gonna spin this Youkilis charging of the mound as re-energizing/turning around Boston's season..." -My tweet after the incident Now if you know me, you know I'm not a fan of the Boston Red Sox...

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  6. Debate: Should The MVP Come From a Playoff-Bound Team?

    "I see it this way: Someone who doesn't take his team to the playoffs doesn't deserve to win the MVP"—Albert Pujols in 2006, after losing out on the MVP to Ryan Howard The Machine ...

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  7. Top Candidates for NL Comeback Player of the Year

    The Comeback Player of the Year award is given annually to a player in each league that has once again emerged in the baseball world. A player could have gone down before with injury or struggled the entire year...

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  8. Top Candidates for AL Comeback Player of the Year

    The Comeback Player of the Year award is given annually to a player in each league that has once again emerged in the baseball world. A player could have gone down before with injury or struggled the entire year...

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  9. MLB Power Rankings: Week 17 | A New No. 1...and No. 30

    Team (Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. New York Yankees (68-42|5) The Bronx Bombers are back on top of the baseball world, having won a whopping 30 of their last 40 games, including six in a row...

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  10. Carl Crawford for MVP?

    A "blessing in disguise." That's what Carl Crawford labels his hamstring injury that forced career-lows in batting average and stolen bases last year...

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  11. Trio of Cardinals Starters: Cy-Lently the Best in Baseball

    With all the focus on the Tim Lincecums and Clayton Kershaws of the world, there is a trio of starting pitchers that get absolutely no respect. In fact, they're the best one-two-three starting punch in baseball...

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  12. MLB Power Rankings: Week 16 | City of Angels Still the Teams To Beat

    Team (Current Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (64-40|1)—No, the Dodgers shouldn't be bumped down because they suffered their longest losing streak of the season (at four games)...

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  13. Is Alfonso Soriano Surging... Or Just Lucky?

    The Cubs and their fans are giddy about Alfonso Soriano. Why shouldn't they be? After the All-Star break, Soriano has batted .363 with five home runs and 15 RBI. He has seemed like a solid fit in the No...

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  14. MLB All-Rookie Team

    We've just passed the 100 games mark for most teams in Major League Baseball. What's a key part of the game? Hazing. Nah, just kidding. It's the contribution of rookies. I'm attempting here to construct the All-Rookie Team...

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  15. Please People, Stop Recommending That MLB "Release The List"

    After the "shocking" news yesterday that 2004 postseason heroes David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were on the infamous 2003 list of baseball players that used performance-enhancing drugs, an idea popped into many bloggers' heads...

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  16. Death of a "Nation"

    Red Sox Nation died today. Or at least it should have. Yes, the term "Red Sox Nation" was used before '04, but it was during that year when it was popularized...

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  17. Daniel's Top 105 Players in Major League Baseball

    Joe Posanski of Sports Illustrated put out a list of who he thinks are the 100 best players in baseball right now. The basis for his list on premised on this idea: We're looking for the Top 100 players in baseball RIGHT NOW...

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  18. The Achilles Heel Of the Chicago White Sox: Artificial Turf

    Yet another loss to the Twins at the Metrodome, but what did you expect? The White Sox suck at the Metrodome. So I got to thinking...the White Sox also suck at the Rogers Centre in Toronto...

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  19. Division Roundtable: American League West

    I've decided to put together a round table for each division. I have asked four fans (all Bleacher Creatures) five questions about their division. The third installment of this six-part series covers the American League West...

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  20. Division Roundtable: American League Central

    I've decided to put together a round table for each division. I have asked five fans (that are Bleacher Creatures) five questions about their division. The second installment of this six-part series has to do with the American League Central...

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  21. MLB Power Rankings: Week 15 | Take Me Down to the Paradise City

    There was absolutely no point of doing power rankings last week because it was the All-Star break and most teams only played three games. It was too hard to rank the teams differently based off of so few games...

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  22. Division Roundtable: American League East

    I've decided to put together a roundtable for each division. I have asked five fans (that are Bleacher Creatures) five questions about their division. The first installment of this six-part series has to do with the American League East...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 6 years ago 200 reads 37 comments

  23. Lots of Seconds: Mark Buehrle Tosses Perfect Game for Chicago White Sox

    There are so many interesting things about Mark Buehrle's amazing performance today, that it's hard to list. This was the second perfect game in White Sox history. The other was Charlie Robertson in 1922...

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  24. Projecting the Next Batch of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers

    NOTE: This slideshow only applies to those players who have yet to appear on the induction ballots. Over the next five years, we will see a lot of strong candidates to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown...

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  25. A King Without His Crown: Should Roger Maris Have a Plaque in Cooperstown?

    Before I get to my arguments, let me clear a couple of things up. First, Roger Maris is the single season home run king. It's a disgrace that there was a stigma associated with Maris for so many years after his brilliant 1961 season...

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