1. Rays and Royals Trade: Prospects Often Yield Short-Term Help, Long-Term Regret

    The hot stove officially caught fire in early December, sparked by a flurry of trades that saw some of baseball's top prospects changing organizations...

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  2. MLB: Top 10 Prospects for Every National League Team (End of Season Edition)

    San Francisco Giants Gary Brown (CF) Kyle Crick (RHP) Adam Duvall (3B) Joe Panik (SS) Chris Stratton (RHP) Clayton Blackburn (RHP) Heath Hembree (RP) ...

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  3. Blueprints of a Dynasty: How the San Francisco Giants Built a Lasting Contender

    Four years ago, it was hard to tell what path the San Francisco Giants were headed down. Coming off of a 2008 season that resulted in a 72-90 record and fourth place standing ...

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  4. Top Ten Prospects in the National League West: Arizona Reloading with Young Arms

    Home grown talent is the fastest and most affordable way to rebuild any major league organization, and is a trend that is catching fast as its popularity grows...

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  5. Spirit Power: Unearthing the Roots of Japanese Baseball and Sadaharu Oh

    During the 1970s, a group of American baseball stars traveled to Japan in order to learn about the growing Japanese sport of baseball...

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  6. ALDS Preview and Predictions: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland A's

    Pitching: Detroit: A- Justin Verlander headlines a pitching staff that has a nice mix of young arms and veterans with postseason experience...

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  7. 2012 MLB Top 100 Prospects Entering the Offseason

    In the last year alone, a number of minor league players have ascended prospect lists across the nation...

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  8. Atlanta's Kris Medlen: The Most Unlikely Ace of the Braves

    What a difference a year can make. At this time last year, the Atlanta Braves were licking their wounds after a historic collapse, Chipper Jones was pondering another season and ...

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  9. 2012 San Francisco Giants: Top 10 Prospects (End of the Season Edition)

    1. Gary Brown (CF) Richmond-AA 2012 Stats: .279 AVG/7 HR/42 RBI/33 SB Profile: He didn't match organizational expectations in 2012 after a breakout season ...

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  10. MLB Playoffs 2012: Oakland A's Postseason Preview and Season Recap

    You would be hard pressed to find a louder stadium than the Coliseum on the last day of the season in Oakland. And the Oakland A's Wednesday win over the Texas Rangers was just that—loud...

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  11. MLB Prospect Profile: Gary Brown, Outfielder, San Francisco Giants

    Last year in San Jose, Gary Brown was the proverbial "talk of the town" as the center fielder for the San Francisco Giants ' (A) affiliate in the Bay Area...

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  12. MLB Prospect Profile: Oscar Taveras of the St. Louis Cardinals

    Buried at the bottom of most prospect lists as recently as last year, Oscar Taveras has had somewhat of a Mike Trout-like ascent to the top five of nearly every publication...

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  13. Top Ten MLB Prospects of 2012 Offseason Edition: Forecasting Tomorrow's Stars

    While it will take a lot of fishing to find the next Trout, top prospect lists serve as an adequate radar for the game's next influx of stars...

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  14. America No Longer Has a Grip on Her Pastime

    When any human holds a round and potentially dangerous object in their hands, size no longer matters. Just ask Goliath, or for that matter ask team USA how a team of 160 pound pride ...

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  15. A-Rod Took The High Road

    The modern athlete is today's epitome of physical greatness. They have trained their body to resemble machines, requiring regulated diets and even more structured training regiments...

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  16. San Francisco Giants: Solving the Barry Zito Puzzle

    Barry Zito is learning the hard way that money can’t buy happiness.After signing what at the time was the richest contract ever given to a pitcher, Zito has fallen from being ...

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  17. Cincinnati Reds: 2008 Team Preview

    For more than a decade, the Cincinnati Reds have been fruitlessly attempting to repair the big red machine that has been absent since their run of glory...

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  18. NL Central: Preview and Predictions

    Last year, the NL Central was full of late-season drama and a heartbreaking end to the Brewers' surprising insurgency. This year, the contenders have reloaded, and some of the second-tier teams are preparing for the future...

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  19. NBA: The Warriors Have Their Swagger Back

    After a porous, uninspired 0-6 start, the majority of the sports population labeled the Warriors as just another flash in the pan. What was missing during their dreadful first two weeks of play turned out to be a very cohesive ingredient: Stephen Jackson

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  20. Don't Sleep on the San Diego Chargers

    Seemingly, everyone has already decided the outcome of the Super Bowl. The Patriots are the assumed favorite, and the slew of contenders cannot seem to match the aura surrounding New England...

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  21. MLB Trade Wire: Winners and Losers of the Winter Meetings

    The trade winds were blowing this winter as GMs from around Major League Baseball gathered for their annual meeting of the minds...

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  22. Sizing up the 2008 San Francisco Giants

    After watching all of the major bats dissapear from the market, the San Francisco Giants landed one of the last marque free agents available in Aaron Rowand...

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  23. The Fruits of Experiment in the NFL

    Society has a love affair with status—an affair that, at times, can lead to troubling investments.In sports we see the same relationship: Coaches and organizations put so much stock in one player that failure is not fathomable...

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  24. Sugar Bowl Preview: The Passion of Colt Brennan

    As Waylon Prather's punt tumbles inside the Hawaii three yard line, quarterback Colt Brennan glances up at the scoreboard to see his Warriors trailing San Jose State by 14 points with just under six minutes to play...

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