1. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part V: NL Central)

    One of the great things about baseball is how quickly the tide can turn in just a year's time. This time last season, the Chicago Cubs were viewed as the heavy favorites in this division...

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  2. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part IV: NL East)

    The American League has long been considered the superior league, and their dominance in the All-Star game has validated this...

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  3. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part III: AL West)

    Since bringing an end to a long history of setbacks and tragedy by winning the 2002 World Series, the Angels have had a stranglehold on the AL West, winning the division four of the last five years...

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  4. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part II: AL Central)

    An exciting NL Wild Card race notwithstanding, the 2009 pennant races seriously lacked intrigue; that is until the Minnesota Twins sprang out of their coffin right before the last nail was driven in...

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  5. 2010 MLB Season Preview (Part I: AL East)

    A year after the Rays inspired hope that the Yankees and Red Sox' stranglehold on the AL East was over, order was seemingly restored to the baseball universe as the Bombers won it all, the BoSox ...

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  6. Detroit Tigers Offense Is What It Is, for Better or Worse

    After the 2007 season, the Tigers added Miguel Cabrera and Edgar Renteria to an offense that scored 887 runs that season...

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  7. The 20 Best Moves of the MLB Offseason (Thus Far)

    Believe it or not, opening day is a mere two and a half months away. With such players as Johnny Damon, Orlando Hudson, and Ben Sheets still available, Hot Stove season isn't winding down by any means...

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  8. MLB Free Agency Predictions - Part II: Notable Type Bs

    As much as I love baseball and miss the game this time of year, I get by fine this time of year thanks to hot stove mania. I'm always all over the web, checking out rumors, getting a grasp of what's going on...

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  9. Free Agent Predictions Part I: Notable Type A's

    As much as I love baseball and miss the game this time of year, I get by fine this time of year thanks to hot stove mania. I'm always all over the web, checking out rumors, getting a grasp of what's going on...

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  10. The Decade in Baseball (Part I: The 10 Best Teams)

    As the decade nears an end, it's time to reflect on the decade that was. It was a decade that shook baseball to it's foundations. The steroid scandal is the most devastating, traumatizing event in the history of the game...

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  11. Detroit Tigers Trading Edwin Jackson Doesn't Make Business Or Baseball Sense

    Tigers fans frustrated by the team's lack of headlines since the moment Shane Victorino bounced out to Robinson Cano to end the 2009 baseball season need no longer worry. On second part, scratch that last part...

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  12. JJ Putz to Detroit Tigers Makes Too Much Sense Not To Happen

    Last off season, JJ Putz was the best move the Tigers didn't make. If not for an injury to Fernando Perez that killed a three-way deal involving the Rays, JJ Putz may have been hamstringing ...

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  13. Thoughts On Every Team At Season's End (Part I: The Bottom Feeders)

    This is the first of three articles I'm going to write looking back on the seasons of all 30 teams. I'm going to start out with the clubs that finished no higher than 4th or 5th in their divisions, and never really seriously challenged this season...

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  14. The 10 Greatest Seasons In Detroit Tigers History

    In the wake of one of the darkest moments in Tigers history, I'm thinking this fan base could use a little reflection on years when the organization actually had success...

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  15. For Tigers, Redemption Remains Elusive

    Did I use redemption to describe this team's season? I did? Well, shame on me for speaking too soon. Now I know how it's felt to be a Mets fan the last few years. I'd be enraged were this not so predictable...

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  16. Seattle M's, Colorado Rockies, and Detroit Tigers Rewrite Rulebook On Rebounding

    As the leaves change color and the weather slowly but surely cools down, emotions are running high in major league baseball About ten teams have their eyes set on October, dreaming of the glory that could be...

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  17. The 100 Best Players In Baseball Today (Part Five of Five)

    This is the final part of a five part countdown. In case you missed it, here's 40 through 21... 40. Justin Upton 39. Josh Johnson 38. Nick Markakis 37. Derek Jeter 36. Jonathan Papelbon 35. Kevin Youkilis 34...

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  18. The 100 Best Players in Baseball Today (Part Four of Five)

    This is part four of a five part countdown. In case you missed it, here's 60 through 41... 60. Mark Reynolds 59. Brandon Webb 58. Roy Oswalt 57. Jacoby Ellsbury 56. Brian McCann 55...

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  19. The 100 Best Players in Baseball Today (Part Three of Five)

    Here is part three of the five part countdown. In case you missed part two, here's 80 through 61... 80. Francisco Rodriguez 79. Andre Ethier 78. Brandon Phillips 77. Javier Vazquez 76...

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  20. The 100 Best Players in Baseball Today (Part 2 of 5)

    Here is part two of the five part countdown. In case you missed part one, here's 100 through 81... 100. Orlando Hudson 99. Joba Chamberlain 98. Brandon Inge 97. Yadier Molina 96. Jonathan Broxton 95...

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  21. The 100 Best Players In Baseball Today (Part 1 of 5)

    I recently read lists ranking the best players in the game today by the Sporting News and Sports Illustrated. I had some major problems with both lists, so I decided to take on the challenge of making a list myself...

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  22. The 10 Best Moments of The Detroit Tigers' 2009 Season Thus Far

    It's been a quite exciting 81 games of Tigers' baseball, chock full of emotional highs and lows. At the halfway point of the 2009 campaign, the Tigers hold a slim 2 game lead over the Minnesota Twins...

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