1. Who Is the Face of Every MLB Franchise?

    There are different ways to determine the person identified as the face of each franchise in Major League Baseball. Some may look at a player who consistently puts up big numbers year after year...

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  2. Odds of Each MLB Wild-Card Contender Making the Playoffs

    When MLB adopted the new playoff format that included an extra wild-card team in each league, they envisioned exactly what is going on right now...

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  3. 10 Very Early Predictions for Wheelings and Dealings at MLB's Winter Meetings

    The annual MLB winter meetings take place this year from Dec. 3-6 in Nashville, Tenn. As always, it promises to be four days of whirlwind activity...

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  4. MLB Trade Rumors: Each Team's Top Prospect They Refuse to Trade

    As the MLB offseason approaches, discussions and debates will abound as to what fans believe their favorite teams should do to improve this winter...

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  5. 6 MLB Teams That'll Fight over Dan Haren and/or Ervin Santana in Free Agency

    The Los Angeles Angels are battling for a postseason berth in the American League, still two games behind the Oakland A's for the second and final playoff spot...

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  6. An Early Look at Possible Destinations for Each Key MLB Free Agent

    The 2013 class of MLB free agents is not as stellar as last year's, but there are without question some names on the list who will draw considerable attention...

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  7. Predicting the Full 2012 Postseason Roster for the Baltimore Orioles

    The Baltimore Orioles are still working on locking down a postseason berth, either as the AL East Division champion or as a Wild Card participant...

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  8. 20 Players Who Could Be Goats in MLB's Final Week

    As the MLB regular season reaches its final week, the pressure is on to deliver in the clutch. Pressure can be a funny thing—not everyone responds to it the same way. Several teams will be approaching the final week with a do-or-die attitude...

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  9. 10 Keys to Deciding the MLB Playoff Races over the Season's Final 10 Games

    There are now just 10 days remaining in the 2012 MLB season, and intrigue still abounds. While division races in the National League are all but decided, the Wild Card race promises to be a fight to the finish...

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  10. 40 MLB Players with the Most Pressure on Their Shoulders in the Home Stretch

    As Major League Baseball enters its final 10 days of regular-season play, 18 of its teams are still in contention for a postseason berth...

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  11. Bleacher Report's Fully Updated MLB Award Predictions

    MLB awards mean a lot to players, and it doesn't hurt that they often pad the players' wallets as well. While each award is based on individual performance, it can also indicate a player's worth for his particular team...

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  12. Melky Cabrera's Batting Title and 8 Soiled Records/Awards MLB Should Wipe out

    After the taping of an episode of CenterStage for the YES network, MLB commissioner Bud Selig sat down with reporters and touched on a wide variety of subjects...

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  13. MLB Free Agency: Ranking All 30 Teams' Chances of Making a Huge Splash

    Earlier this month, MLBTradeRumors.com published each MLB team's total payroll commitments for the 2013 season...

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  14. 15 MLB Stars Who Still Hustle Like They're Role Players

    In the game of baseball, players are often defined by their style of play. Sluggers, defensive specialists, pull hitters, "crafty" left-handers—no matter what the moniker, just ...

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  15. MLB Free Agents: Each Team's Upcoming FA Fans Desperately Want Gone

    At the end of the MLB season, each team will be assessing their current rosters and making decisions as to who stays and who goes...

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  16. 6 MLB Teams That Could Return Jacoby Ellsbury to Superstardom with Winter Trade

    Thus far in his six-year career, Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has taken his fans on a rollercoaster ride...

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  17. Every NL Contender's Biggest 'Wild Card' Down the Home Stretch

    As the MLB regular season heads down the home stretch, the division winners in the National League would appear to be a foregone conclusion...

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  18. 40 Predictions for Final Weeks of MLB's Regular Season, Playoff Races

    As of Monday morning, Major League Baseball will be down to its final two-plus weeks, and excitement still abounds for pennant races and individual performances down the stretch...

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  19. Odds of All 30 MLB Teams' Top Free-Agent Hitters Re-Signing This Winter

    At the end of October, each MLB team's front office personnel will be busily preparing to shore up their rosters for the upcoming season...

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  20. 13 Soon-to-Be MLB Free Agents Who Could Earn Bigger Contracts in October

    The business of signing MLB free agents comes down to several important factors, not the least of which is clutch play. A player who shows the ability to step it up in the heat of a pennant race or in the postseason is invaluable to his team...

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  21. 15 MLB Prospects Who Will Never Be Able to Live Up to the Hype

    In the United States, the word prospect was associated with the famous Gold Rush of the 1840s, when people from all over the world went into the hillsides of California looking to strike it rich...

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  22. Baseball's 15 Biggest Pennant-Chase Goats of All Time

    Just about every player in baseball dreams about being the man that their team can count on in the clutch—delivering that big hit or coming up with that one big out that can save their team...

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  23. MLB Free Agency: Will Yankees Take Big Josh Hamilton Risk to Replace Swisher?

    While this year's crop of free agents doesn't quite have the marquee-style names that adorned last year's free-agent list, there are some players of intrigue that will draw considerable ...

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  24. 6 MLB Teams Most Likely to Try to Pull off Justin Upton Winter Blockbuster

    For much of the early summer, Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton was a hot topic of discussion, and it wasn't for his performance on the field. Upton had been rumored to be available with several teams reportedly interested ...

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  25. 8 MLB Teams Poised to Make Waves with Big Winter Moves

    Teams throughout Major League Baseball have become much more cost conscious with regard to their payroll. With the new collective bargaining agreement agreed upon last year, teams ...

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