1. The Best Starting 9 in Each MLB Franchise's History

    Baseball is a game steeped in history unlike any other sport. In fact, no other North American sport can boast of a legacy that spans three centuries...

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  2. MLB Draft 2012: Grading the Minor League Performance of All 30 Teams' Top Pick

    Ever since the first MLB draft was conducted in 1965, scores of young prospects have gone to great lengths to realize their dream of playing on the grandest of stages...

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  3. Ranking Bucky Dent's Homer and 30 Greatest All-Time MLB Playoff-Race Moments

    Now a full week into the final month of the season, several pennant races are taking shape in Major League Baseball. As of Friday morning, half of the teams in MLB were still within 3...

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  4. Each MLB Team's Huge Need Left Unaddressed This Summer

    As the 2012 Major League Baseball season enters its sixth month of play, most teams now have 28 or 29 games left during the regular season...

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  5. Jurickson Profar and the 11 Greatest MLB Debuts of All Time

    The Texas Rangers made the decision to call up top prospect Jurickson Profar for the final month of the season and give him a sample of what to expect. In return, Profar gave the Rangers a sampling of what they should expect as well...

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  6. August Report Cards for MLB's 50 Biggest Offseason Moves

    The 2012 MLB season is now down to its final month, and as some teams scramble to set themselves up for postseason play, others are playing out the string and looking toward the future...

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  7. 2012 MLB Waiver Trade Window: Grades for Every Trade

    Now that the dust has started to settle on the just-ended MLB waiver-trade period, teams can get to the business of watching the fruits of their labor. The month of August always presents a set of various issues for teams looking to make upgrades...

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  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Live Coverage of the August 31 Waiver Trade Deadline

    The final two days of any type of trading for the 2012 MLB season are now upon us. The waiver trade deadline is officially at midnight ET on Friday night/Saturday morning, and heading ...

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  9. Why Joe Mauer Being Placed on Waivers Says a Lot About State of Loyalty in MLB

    Manager Jimmy Dugan once said, "There's no crying in baseball!" Apparently, there's no loyalty, either. While the former was a quote from not-so real life, the latter can now be ...

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  10. Ranking the 5 Contenders Who Most Desperately Need Shaun Marcum Waiver Trade

    With the waiver trade deadline looming at midnight Friday ET, a potential name thrown into the mix could very well have several teams jockeying for his services—Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum ...

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  11. 5 Reasons Nick Swisher Is the Perfect Red Sox Outfield Replacement for 2013

    Let's be clear about one important fact about the Boston Red Sox —they are not rebuilding. They are re-setting. Rebuilding is what small market teams do. Rebuilding is what perennial losers do year after year...

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  12. MLB Trade Scenarios: Nightmare Waiver-Deadline Scenarios for Each Contender

    With the MLB waiver-trade deadline looming at the end of the week, teams in contention are likely still combing the waiver wire and discussing potential deals that could help their teams down the stretch...

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  13. 5 Ways the Joe Saunders to the Orioles Trade Impacts the AL Playoff Race

    Late on Saturday night, the Baltimore Orioles announced that they had acquired veteran left-hander Joe Saunders from the Arizona Diamondbacks for reliever Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later...

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  14. The Greatest MLB Players of All Time to Wear Each Number from 1 to 50

    It's all in the numbers—at least in Major League Baseball. Baseball just may be the one sport where numbers don't lie. It's a sport ruled by statistics and now by sabermetric numbers as well...

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  15. Joe Saunders and 10 Predictions for the MLB Waiver Trade Deadline

    The MLB waiver trade deadline is drawing near—now just eight days away—and contending teams are likely still looking for that one last piece that can help propel them into the postseason and beyond...

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  16. MLB Power Rankings: Rating the Teams Based on Their Best Current Uniform

    In 1960, fashion designer Richard Blackwell started his famous "Ten Worst Dressed Women List," a list that he faithfully submitted each January until his death in 2008...

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  17. Bartolo Colon Suspension: A Canned Apology Simply Doesn't Cut It

    Oakland Athletics starting pitcher and former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon issued a statement following MLB 's announcement that he had been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone...

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  18. Todd Frazier and Top 10 Little League World Series Phenoms Turned MLB Stars

    The 66th edition of the Little League World Series is currently in progress at Williamsport, Pa., with the championship game scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26...

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  19. The Biggest Regret of All 30 MLB Teams so Far in 2012

    When teams prepare during the offseason for the upcoming regular season, they do all they can to put the best product on the team with the goal of winning a World Series championship...

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  20. 10 Most Embarrassing Lies in MLB History

    In the aftermath of the Melky Cabrera suspension last week, details have emerged that reveal a bizarre tale of lies and deception that was put together solely for the purpose of trying to exonerate Cabrera...

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  21. MLB Trade Rumors: Updating All the Hottest Waiver-Trade Chatter

    There are now just 10 days left for MLB teams to consider trades that will shape their immediate or long-term future. The waiver trade deadline period ends on Aug. 31, and teams will then set their rosters in terms of postseason eligibility...

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  22. Dodgers Trade Rumors: Will L.A. Take a Big Risk on Johan Santana This Winter?

    There is a lot to be said about trading for a two-time Cy Young Award winner. However, in the case of Johan Santana , there's a whole lot of other topics to that conversation as well...

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  23. 50 MLB Players Who Will Underachieve Down the Stretch

    The 2012 MLB regular season is now down to its final six weeks, and while all fans will have their eye on the compelling divisional races and wild-card chase in each league, players will be working hard to finish the season on a high note...

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  24. 10 MLB Superstars Who Deserve to Be Placed on Waivers, but Won't

    In just under two weeks, the MLB waiver-trade period will expire, and rosters will be expanded to 40 players...

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  25. 10 Most Underrated Announcers in Major League Baseball

    The art of announcing a Major League Baseball game is not the easiest task in the world. Play-by-play men have to be well-versed in every aspect of the game, as well as having the ability to spout statistics on the quick...

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