1. How Justin Upton to the Yankees, Curtis Granderson to Mariners Would Impact MLB

    Justin Upton has long been the source of trade rumors—three years' worth, in fact. A quick perusal of Upton's history on MLB Trade Rumors clearly shows a timeline dating back to the 2010 season...

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  2. Creating All 30 MLB Teams' Blueprint to Reach the 2013 Postseason

    Every single MLB team has a chance to make the 2013 postseason. The odds for some of those teams are astronomical, but the chance is still there. For some, it requires a perfect storm of events...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about over 1 year ago 7,298 reads 19 comments

  3. Important Spring Training Dates for All 30 MLB Teams' Fans

    In almost exactly one month, MLB teams will be back in action as spring training officially gets underway. Feb. 11 is the first day that pitchers and catchers can officially report...

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  4. MLB Teams That Have Officially Lost the Offseason

    With a little more than a month left until pitchers and catchers report, many MLB teams are putting the finishing touches on their final rosters for 2013...

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  5. Each MLB Team's Player Who Won't Live Up to His Contract in 2013

    MLB teams are tasked each year with assessing a player's worth and then signing him to a contract that reflects their opinion of his perceived value. It’s not an exact science, and it likely never will be...

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  6. If PED Users Are Allowed Back in MLB, Why Shouldn't They Be Allowed in the HOF?

    When Mark McGwire returned to baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals as their hitting coach in 2010, he was welcomed back with open arms by his team and by adoring fans in St. Louis...

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  7. MLB Free Agency 2013: 5 Teams Whose Offseason Will Haunt Them for Years

    The 2013 MLB free agency period has certainly had its share of excitement. From players going to surprise destinations (Josh Hamilton) to others still waiting at home and wondering ...

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  8. Ranking the Last 10 First-Ballot Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

    Twenty-four players are on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the very first time, and the results of the election will be announced Wednesday, January 9...

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  9. Odds for MLB's Top 50 Active Players Getting Inducted into the Hall of Fame

    The odds of getting into baseball's Hall of Fame are pretty long. According to Baseball Almanac, 17,742 players have made an appearance in the majors. Only 208 of those players have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame, representing just 1...

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  10. Better Ways the Texas Rangers Could Have Used Lance Berkman's $10 Million

    The Texas Rangers took a nice step over the weekend to address the departure of key pieces to their offense this offseason. They came to terms with Lance Berkman on a one-year, $10 million contract with a vesting option for the following season...

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  11. 2013 MLB Hall of Fame: 10 Players/Pioneers Not on Ballot Who Should Be Enshrined

    On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the 2013 MLB Hall of Fame class will be revealed. With quite a few first-ballot players along with holdovers, voters, no doubt, had their hands full in deciding who was worthy of induction...

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  12. Final Predictions for 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Results

    On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the 2013 MLB Hall of Fame class will be revealed at 2 p.m. EST on MLB Network. There is a chance that the most players could be inducted since 1936. There's also a chance that no one gets in...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about over 1 year ago 52,939 reads 77 comments

  13. Picking the Top Currently Enshrined MLB Hall of Famer at Every Position

    On Jan. 9, the 2013 MLB Hall of Fame class will be revealed. Those on the ballot for the first time include Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Curt Schilling and Sammy Sosa...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about over 1 year ago 5,002 reads 18 comments

  14. Very Early Predictions for Each Top 2014 MLB Free Agent's Landing Spot Next Year

    The top 2014 MLB free-agent candidates are likely looking at the various signings this offseason with great interest...

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  15. MLB Power Rankings: Buying or Selling Each Team's Playoff Chances

    Each MLB team's playoff chances for the 2013 season aren't completely based on moves made during the offseason, but in some cases, buying or selling those playoff chances were affected in some way...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about over 1 year ago 15,649 reads 80 comments

  16. Javier Vazquez: 5 Contenders That Are the Best Fits to Sign Him

    Javier Vazquez last pitched in the majors in 2011 for the Miami Marlins. However, if the right team came calling, he could be persuaded to pitch once again. According to Ralph Pagan Archeval of ESPNDeportes...

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  17. MLB Free Agency/Trades: Pinpointing Each Team's Biggest Regret of the Offseason

    Each MLB team has experienced some form of offseason regret in terms of free-agency signings or trades that didn't quite pan out as expected...

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  18. Top 100 Players in MLB Today

    Trying to rank the top 100 players in MLB today is akin to ranking the top movies—so much depends on a list of variables. In movies, the cast of characters, film genre and subject matter all come into play...

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  19. Every MLB Team's Player Most Thrilled to See the End of 2012

    In just two days, the calendar will turn to a new page and 2012 will be but a distant memory. For many players in MLB , they’ll look back fondly at their performance and their experience...

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  20. Predicting the Biggest Mistakes MLB Teams Will Make the Rest of the Offseason

    As the offseason drags on, MLB teams are busy continuing to tweak their rosters, attempting to put the best product possible on the field for the 2013 season. Some teams are likely done dealing, happy with the progress made thus far...

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  21. Predicting the Best MLB Rivalries for 2013

    Rivalries in MLB are as old as the sport itself. Rivalries exist in every sport, and oftentimes provide many of the great highlights of the year...

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  22. Projecting How Much Payroll All 30 MLB Teams Still Have to Spend Entering 2013

    When projecting payroll for MLB teams for the 2013 season, it's important to understand a variety of factors. Attendance, TV contracts, size of market and other conditions help to dictate payroll for each team...

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  23. Projecting the Winners of Each MLB Division for 2013

    MLB division winners from last season will be hard-pressed to be repeat winners in 2013. Offseason transactions have already seen sweeping changes for many teams. Trades and free-agent signings have changed the landscapes of virtually every division...

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  24. MLB's 50 Most Memorable Moments of 2012

    The 2012 MLB season left all fans with many cherished memories, and it's difficult to put the top 50 moments together without forgetting other great performances...

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  25. 12 MLB Superstars' Kryptonite They Still Need to Learn to Overcome

    The top 12 MLB players got to where they are for one simple reason—great skill. They took that skill and excelled on the diamond to the point that most of them are perennial All-Stars...

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