1. Giants vs. Cardinals: Complete Team Grades for NLCS Game 6

    Game 6 of the NLCS between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals was a rematch between Ryan Vogelsong of the Giants and Chris Carpenter of the Cardinals...

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  2. 1 Roster Change That Would Make Each MLB Team Better

    If I had just one wish... That is the premise for this presentation. Wishes and hopes are what baseball is all about...

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  3. 5 Tips the Yankees Can Learn from Red Sox's 2004 Comeback to Pull off Miracle

    With their 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees have put themselves into a hole that only one team in Major League Baseball history has ever climbed out of...

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  4. Power Ranking the 20 Most Impossible Pennant Winners in MLB History

    With four teams still left in the race in the 2012 MLB playoffs, pennant winners have yet to be decided. By the end of the week, two teams will emerge from battle as the champions of their respective league...

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  5. 5 Creative Fixes for the New York Yankees' Horrible Offensive Attack

    The New York Yankees have put themselves about as far behind the 8-ball as one can be following two consecutive losses to the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in the ALCS...

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  6. A Look into the Future of Every MLB Team

    The 2012 MLB season certainly brought a bevy of surprises—both on the bright side and on the gloomy side. On the bright side of the ledger, the Oakland A's and Baltimore Orioles became relevant...

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  7. Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees: Game 2 ALCS Matchups

    Game 2 of the ALCS between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees will certainly have a different look to it on Sunday afternoon...

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  8. Ranking the Top 25 Goats/Heroes in MLB League Championship History

    This weekend, the MLB League Championship Series gets underway for both leagues. Since its creation in 1969, the LCS has certainly provided fans with a multitude of great plays, performances and spell-binding action...

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  9. MLB's Craziest Statistical Splits of 2012

    Statistical anomalies occur in every single sport, but in Major League Baseball they abound throughout its long history. Statistical splits—home vs. road, day vs. night, right-handers vs...

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  10. Nationals vs. Cardinals: Team Grades from NLDS Game 3

    With the NLDS between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals tied at one game apiece heading back to Washington, Game 3 promised to be a pivotal matchup...

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  11. 5 Reasons We're Headed for an Orioles-Nationals 'Beltway Series'

    The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles are both in action on Wednesday, with both teams tied up at one game apiece in their respective series...

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  12. Reds vs. Giants Game 3: Will the Giants EVER Assemble a Scary Offense?

    Up until the 10th inning of Game 3 in the National League Division Series between the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds , the Giants were hitting just .113 for the entire series...

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  13. Regular Season Report Cards for MLB's 50 Biggest Offseason Moves

    Back in July, I assessed the biggest transactions of the MLB offseason and attached midseason grades to the players and teams involved. All of the moves were made with the goal of improving each team involved in the transactions...

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  14. Predicting the 6 Biggest Goats/Heroes of This Week's MLB Playoff Games

    After just four days of the 2012 MLB playoffs, we have already seen performances that were both enlightening and disappointing...

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  15. The Greatest Single-Season Performance in Every MLB Team's History

    The ability to hit a round ball with a round bat is scientifically considered to be one of the hardest things to do in sports. The ability to do it with regularity and consistency is even harder...

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  16. 10 Most Unreliable, Game-Blowing Relief Pitchers in MLB Playoff History

    With only three days of play thus far in the 2012 MLB playoffs, fans have witnessed some horrific and embarrassing relief performances already...

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  17. Full Series Breakdown, Analysis for Oakland A's vs. Detroit Tigers ALDS Matchup

    On Saturday, at approximately 6:07 p.m. EDT, the AL Central Division champion Detroit Tigers will take the field at Comerica Park to take on the surprise AL West Division champion Oakland Athletics...

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  18. Ranking the Top 50 Players of the 2012 MLB Season

    It's a pretty safe bet that any time the topic arises of who the best is in any sport, a spirited and lively debate will ensue. For years, football fans have fought over whether Peyton Manning is better than Tom Brady...

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  19. 15 Predictions for the 2012 MLB Postseason

    As of this writing, we now know who the postseason participants will be for the upcoming 2012 MLB playoffs. The new format promises to bring even more exciting drama in the month of October...

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  20. What Dodgers Must Do This Offseason to Recover from Failed Blockbuster Trade

    The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves playing their 162nd game of the season on Wednesday with absolutely nothing to play for. At least for this season...

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  21. Full MLB Playoff Predictions from Wild Card Through World Series

    With one day left in the 2012 MLB regular season, the National League is now completely set as far as postseason contestants and Wild Card match-ups. The American League, however, is far from set...

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  22. The 25 Greatest League Division Series Ever

    Starting this Saturday, Major League Baseball's League Division Series will get started, marking the 18th year of baseball's expanded playoff structure. This year brings a different twist...

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  23. Where Mike Trout's Epic Rookie Season Ranks with All-Time Great Performances

    Epic single-season performances dot the history of baseball and are etched in the memories of fans. There is one more performance that can soon be added to those memory banks...

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  24. MLB Trade Rumors: Breaking Down the League's Top Trade Assets This Offseason

    The 2012 MLB regular season will be ending in the next two days, and while's there's still close to four weeks of playoff baseball left, many teams will be focused on upgrading their rosters for next season...

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  25. Every MLB Contender's Dream Scenario over Season's Final 3 Games

    Over the next three days, there are still a few playoff spots up for grabs, and the teams contending for those spots will be doing all they can to secure them...

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