1. Odds of Max Scherzer Catching Historic Unbeaten Pitching Streaks

    Last Monday, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer defeated the Baltimore Orioles , 5-1. The victory gave Scherzer his 10th straight win without a loss to start the season, tying a franchise record set by George Mullin back in 1909...

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  2. A's Bartolo Colon Bests Hisashi Iwakuma in Battle of AL West Aces

    It's likely that at the beginning of the 2013 season, no one would have assumed that starting pitchers Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics and Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners would be anchoring their pitching staffs...

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  3. Angels' Mike Trout Trending on Twitter Again After Another Spectacular Catch

    After a while, it must get kind of old hat for Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout . You know, another great defensive play, he trends on Twitter...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 9,246 reads 18 comments

  4. Each Top 15 MLB Player's 2013 Season Explained in 140 Characters or Less

    In a world where Twitter has become a social media phenomenon, anyone who uses the platform must describe their thoughts about any particular topic in 140 characters or less...

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  5. Vin Scully Takes over Dodgers Twitter Feed: Highlights and Reaction

    Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play man Vin Scully has been broadcasting games since 1950. Though he has cut down on his travel schedule, some 63 years later, he's still going strong and still at the top of his game...

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  6. Will Yankees' Brian Cashman Make Big Trade Splash to Save Season from Injuries?

    Tuesday was not a very good day for the New York Yankees , and for general manager Brian Cashman . First, they learned that first baseman Mark Teixeira—who missed the first ...

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  7. Pirates vs. Reds Video: Watch Starling Marte's Tremendous Leaping Catch

    Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Starling Marte has been impressive with his defense thus far in his brief career...

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  8. The Player on Every MLB Team Who Should Be an All-Star

    The 84th edition of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game is now just under a month away. Ballots are being tallied as fans continue to vote on who they believe should be the starters...

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  9. Alex Cobb's Head Injury Should Prompt MLB to Protect Pitchers Now, Not Later

    A little over a month ago, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ took a wicked line drive to the head off the bat of Tampa Bay Rays hitter Desmond Jennings...

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  10. 6 MLB Teams That Will Spend the Most Money to Upgrade Rosters This Summer

    Over the next six weeks in Major League Baseball, teams will continue to try and position themselves for deep postseason runs. Some of those teams have already put themselves on solid ground in their quest for a World Series title...

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  11. Dodgers-Diamondbacks Brawl Erupts After Ian Kennedy Drills Zack Greinke

    The Tuesday night matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks turned into much, much more than the eventual 5-3 tally in the Dodgers' favor that the scoreboard may show...

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  12. Foggy Scene at Wrigley Field Not Even Close to Describing Game Conditions

    One of the inherent traits of Wrigley Field—the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs —is the fact that it sits about a mile from the shores of Lake Michigan. As such, at times the venerable stadium is susceptible to foggy conditions...

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  13. Re-Drafting the Entire 1st Round with All Current MLB Players

    The 2013 MLB draft is now a not-so-distant memory, and each team has filled up its farm system with players it hopes can be important parts of their new club's future...

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  14. 2013 MLB Draft Prospects: Ranking the Top Sleepers from Day 1

    Now that the first day of the 2013 MLB draft is in the books, it's a chance to sit back and take a look at the overall picture...

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  15. Los Angeles Angels MLB Draft Results: Scouting Profiles for 2013 Picks

    For the second consecutive season, the Los Angeles Angels will not be making a selection in the first round of the MLB draft. Last year, the Angels forfeited their first-round pick with the signing of Albert Pujols in the offseason...

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  16. Yasiel Puig's 2-HR Night Overshadows Return of Hanley Ramirez in a Big Way

    On Monday night, young Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig made his much-anticipated debut in front of 37,055 fans at Dodger Stadium. It's safe to say that every single one of them went home happy...

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  17. Braves vs. Pirates Video: Watch Freddie Freeman's Great Grab over Tarp and Crowd

    Oftentimes, major league players make spectacular defensive plays that make all of the highlight reels on national news networks and media outlets. But most of the time, players aren't fighting through obstacles in their way...

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  18. 2013 MLB Mock Draft: Complete 1st-Round Projections

    The 2013 MLB draft is now just three days away, and the Houston Astros are officially on the clock. The annual amateur draft has always held a high degree of importance since its inception back in 1965...

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  19. Will BJ Upton Prove to Be a Massive Overpay by the Atlanta Braves?

    When the Atlanta Braves signed center fielder B.J. Upton last winter to a lucrative five-year, $75.25 million contact , they envisioned a young star who would provide solid production in the middle of their batting order for years to come...

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  20. Yankees' CC Sabathia Reestablishes Ace Status with Gem Against Boston Red Sox

    Heading into Friday night's game with the Boston Red Sox , New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia hadn't logged a victory in the entire month of May...

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  21. Grading Each MLB Team's Offseason Moves After First Two Months of Season

    As the 2013 MLB season approaches the end of its second month of action, it's become clear that many of the offseason moves that transpired have had an impact on many teams. That impact hasn't necessarily been all positive, either...

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  22. Jered Weaver Return Signals Hope for Reeling Los Angeles Angels

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver took the mound against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for the first time in over six weeks...

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  23. Boston Red Sox and 5 Best Possible Trade Destinations for Cliff Lee

    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee was masterful in Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. Is it possible he could be just as dominant pitching for the Red Sox in the near future? It's certainly a possibility...

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  24. Updating the Top 100 Hitters in Baseball

    If one were to peruse the Internet looking for lists of the 100 greatest hitters in MLB , they would find a myriad of charts and rankings. This particular list will have a bit of a different twist...

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  25. MLB Umpire Angel Hernandez: Twitter Reacts to Another Blown Call

    MLB umpire Angel Hernandez was trending on Twitter on Friday night after yet another blown call. At least this time it didn't cost a team a victory. But it was egregious nonetheless...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about over 1 year ago 20,012 reads 27 comments