1. 2013 World Baseball Classic: Championship Odds for Every Team

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic gets underway this weekend with Australia taking on Chinese Taipei in the very first game on Friday night (11:30 p.m. EST)...

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  2. 1 Lucky Break All 2013 World Series Contenders Need to Win It All

    Every MLB team that has ever won the World Series will tell you that they needed at least one lucky break to go their way in order to help them achieve their goal...

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  3. Creating a Full First-Round Mock Draft of All Players in MLB History

    Major League Baseball conducts its annual amateur draft every June, selecting the very best high school and college players across the country to help bolster each team's roster for the future...

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  4. Pros and Cons of Joba Chamberlain Getting One More Shot in Yankees' Rotation

    New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was asked a seemingly innocuous question on Tuesday following his one-inning outing against the Philadelphia Phillies in a Grapefruit League game...

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  5. Every MLB Team's Best and Worst Offseason Move

    With spring training now in full effect, the MLB offseason is now officially in the books. With the exception of Kyle Lohse and a few other lower-impact free agents, each team has completed revamping their rosters for the 2013 season...

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  6. The Next Wave of Players' Sons Who Will Be Impact Names in MLB

    Major League Baseball has been blessed over the years with a bevy of father/son combinations that have starred in back-to-back generations. Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr...

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  7. World Baseball Classic 2013: Power Ranking the Top 6 Starting Rotations

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic officially gets underway this weekend with 16 teams vying for the right to be called the best in the world. It's not just an opportunity for each country to gain bragging rights, however...

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  8. Top 8 Must-Watch Rookie of the Year Candidates in Spring Training

    Many outstanding rookies will be getting a chance to strut their stuff over the next five weeks during spring training...

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  9. MLB's 'Moneyball' Power Rankings: Who Is Overpaying/Underpaying the Most?

    As the 2013 season gets set to start in Major League Baseball, more so than ever, value is meaningful. Luxury taxes threaten to take money away from big-market teams...

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  10. 10 MLB Players on the Verge of Surprising All-Star Seasons

    Earlier this month, I wrote an article about MLB players on the cusp of becoming All-Stars for the first time. Several of the names on that list are youngsters who are already impressing with their play on the field...

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  11. 2013 World Series Odds at the Start of Spring Training Games

    Spring training games will commence this weekend, giving experts, pundits and fans their first look at MLB teams in action. For most of the winter, various publications have posted World Series odds for each MLB team...

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  12. MLB Players with the Most to Gain/Lose During Spring Training

    Spring training is generally a time when many MLB veteran players work on getting in game shape and preparing for the rigors of a long 162-game schedule. This spring, however, quite a few veterans have something to prove...

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  13. How Gio Gonzalez Being Cleared of PED Suspicion Impacts Nats' World Series Hopes

    Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez probably never imagined he would be facing PED suspicion before the start of the 2013 season. Instead of thinking about World Series aspirations, he was forced into making denials...

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  14. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Pitching Staffs Entering Spring Training

    With Opening Day just under six weeks away, each MLB team is busily preparing for the 2013 season. While some teams have few roster spots available, others are still in the process of tweaking...

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  15. Complete Cleveland Indians 2013 Season Preview

    The Cleveland Indians have not won a World Series title since 1948. Judging from the changes made this offseason, they're looking to put an end to that streak...

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  16. Ranking the Most Polarizing Current Players in Major League Baseball

    Every major professional sport has seen its share of polarizing players through the course of history, and Major League Baseball is certainly not immune...

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  17. Predicting Final 25-Man Rosters for All 30 MLB Teams

    During spring training, all 30 MLB teams are in the process of determining their 25-man Opening Day rosters...

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  18. Is Each MLB Team Built for Success or Failure in Its Home Ballpark?

    The business of building rosters for the upcoming 2013 MLB season is now almost complete. With spring training now in progress, many teams will now begin the work of putting the best product on the field...

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  19. Bold Predictions for Spring Training and Odds Each Comes True

    Spring training has now officially begun for each MLB team. While veterans assured of jobs take the time to get their timing down, build up stamina and prepare for the rigors of ...

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  20. Complete San Francisco Giants 2013 Season Preview

    The San Francisco Giants won their second World Series title in three years last season, and there is plenty of optimism for the 2013 season as well. The Giants were not without distractions on their way to the title, either...

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  21. Reasons for All 30 MLB Fanbases to Be Excited in 2013

    With Opening Day for the 2013 MLB season just 46 days away, excitement is in the air for each fanbase as all 30 teams start spring training. Each team worked diligently in the offseason to prepare for the upcoming year...

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  22. The Most Overrated Moves of the 2013 MLB Offseason

    During the 2013 MLB offseason, well over a hundred free agents signed new contracts that equaled a value comparable to that of the gross national product of several countries. Indeed, overpaying was the theme this offseason...

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  23. Final Grades for All 30 MLB Teams' Offseasons Entering Spring Training

    MLB teams are now kicking off spring training in Florida and Arizona, officially putting an end to a long offseason...

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  24. All the Latest News, Updates from Chicago Cubs Camp

    Pitchers and catchers have reported for the Chicago Cubs at their training facility in Mesa, AZ. In their second year under the Theo Epstein regime, the Cubs can only get better after suffering through a 101-loss season, their worst since 1966...

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  25. An Open Letter to All MLB PED Users from a Baseball Purist

    Dear MLB PED users, After reading all of the news written within the last two weeks regarding the alleged PED -supplying anti-aging clinic profiled by the Miami New Times , I am now compelled to speak out...

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