1. Dave Cokin's Hardcore Baseball: 2011 Arizona Diamondbacks Preview

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are not an expansion team. But this franchise certainly has the look of one starting from scratch...

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  2. Texas Rangers 2011 Season Preview

    The long wait is finally over. The Texas Rangers will finally be flying a pennant in their ballpark following their first ever American League title...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about over 3 years ago 512 reads 1 comments

  3. Dave Cokin's Hardcore Baseball: 2011 Seattle Mariners Preview

    There’s no place to go but up. That’s the good news for the Seattle Mariners. Things can’t get any worse than they were in 2010, a season in which the Mariners bottomed out completely...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about over 3 years ago 1,404 reads 5 comments

  4. Dave Cokin's Hardcore Baseball: 2011 Oakland A's Preview

    Definite possibilities. If you're looking for an ultra-quick summation of what lies ahead in 2011 for the Oakland A's, those two words pretty much hit the nail on the head...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about over 3 years ago 850 reads 2 comments

  5. Dave Cokin's Hardcore Baseball: 2011 L.A. Angels Preview

    Hot stove conversation is terrific, but the start of spring training is even better. I’ll definitely be following the hoops as closely as possible as we head toward the conference tournaments and beyond...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about over 3 years ago 455 reads 0 comments

  6. All-Star Lunacy: Baseball Completes the Brain-Fart Trifecta

    I like Omar Infante . He’s never been confused with a superstar, but the 28-year old jack of all trades has carved out a nice niche for himself as a solid utility player with the Atlanta Braves...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about 4 years ago 298 reads 0 comments

  7. Fantasy Friday: Scouring The Scrap Heap For Big Bargains

    Take a look at the teams that win championships in baseball, basketball, football and hockey. Sure, they’re all blessed with star talent. But dig a little deeper and you’ll readily see that these teams also have solid role players...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about 4 years ago 107 reads 1 comments

  8. Texas Rangers Fill Void in Deal with San Francisco Giants

    It’s hardly a blockbuster deal, but the Texas Rangers just took a significant step toward taking control of the AL West...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about 4 years ago 144 reads 1 comments

  9. MLB Midseason Breakdown: Second Half Winners and Losers

    We’re virtually at the midway point of the 2010 Major League Baseball season, so there’s no better time to assess the divisional races as they’re currently stacked up...

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  10. Matt Kemp: Could Los Angeles' Five-Tool Superstar Be on the Move?

    Matt Kemp is the total package. He’s a legitimate five-tool player, he’s only 25 years old, and coming into this season, Kemp had to be on the short list of potential NL MVP candidates not named Albert Pujols ...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about 4 years ago 955 reads 5 comments

  11. Carlos Zambrano Aftermath, Boston Red Sox Injury Woes, Fantasy Grab of the Week

    Lots to cover in today’s blog, starting with the dysfunctional dugout of the Chicago Cubs, where Carlos Zambrano has made a spectacle of himself several times over the years...

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  12. Fantasy Friday: Future Closers

    Major League Baseball and its fantasy counterpart really don’t have all that much in common. Defense doesn’t count in the game most of us play, and while the stolen base ...

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  13. Congratulations, Fredi Gonzalez, You're Fired!

    Congratulations to Fredi Gonzalez on being fired as manager of the Florida Marlins! Gonzalez immediately becomes the favorite to take over from the retiring Bobby Cox as the 2011 manager of the Atlanta Braves...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about 4 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  14. 55% of Major League Baseball Players Said WHAT?

    Okay, I’m amazed. There has been some pretty intense discussion lately regarding the potential expanded use of replay in Major League Baseball to correct or uphold close calls...

    Dave Cokin Written by Dave Cokin about 4 years ago 35 reads 0 comments