1. 7 Ways Cole Hamels' Huge Extension Shakes Up the 2012 MLB Trade Deadline

    On Wednesday morning, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels became a very rich man. In fact, his future children and grandchildren became very rich as well...

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  2. MLB Trade Speculation: Potential Impact Deadline Deals for All 30 Teams

    The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is now officially less than one week away, and each team will continue to evaluate its roster and make decisions that affect its future...

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  3. Zack Greinke Trade Rumors: Will Lewis' Injury Cause Blockbuster Rangers Offer?

    Colby Lewis once resurrected his career by pitching in Japan and returning to the states. Now, he'll have to resurrect his career once again...

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  4. One Big 2nd-Half Change Each MLB Team Must Make

    The 2012 MLB season is now fully immersed in its second half, and as the final two months of the season approach, each team is looking to improve in an area that's been sorely lacking for the entire year...

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  5. Jon Lester Trade Rumors: 6 Teams with the Chips to Pry Ace Away from Red Sox

    The trades are coming, the trades are coming! Okay, so that's not what Paul Revere said on his famous midnight ride back in 1775, but Boston could definitely be gearing up for trades, and not in a good way...

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  6. Baseball Hall of Fame: The Next 50 Players Who Will Be Enshrined in Cooperstown

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., was the scene of celebration and remembrance on Sunday afternoon, as Ron Santo and Barry Larkin took their rightful place among the best all-time players...

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  7. MLB Hall of Fame Induction 2012: Cooperstown Highlights for Larkin and Santo

    The tiny village of Cooperstown, New York was the scene of celebration and joy on Sunday afternoon, as Barry Larkin and Ron Santo took their rightful place among baseball's all-time greats in the Hall of Fame...

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  8. Pennant Fever: 5 Key MLB Weekend Division Matchups to Watch

    Generally, pennant races aren’t decided in July, but this weekend could go a long way in helping to decide the fates of 10 MLB teams...

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  9. MLB's 15 Worst Player Commercials of the Season

    In advertising, using celebrities to pitch a product can generate millions of dollars in sales. Putting a famous face on television tied to a particular product or service is a concept that has been used ever since the creation of the small screen...

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  10. Giancarlo Stanton Trade Rumors: 8 Top Prospects Miami Should Ask for in Deals

    This past offseason, the Miami Marlins went through their own version of Extreme Makeover . A new name, a new logo, new uniforms, a new manager, a new stadium and a gaggle of new players that cost owner Jeffrey Loria over $190 million...

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  11. Dodgers Trade Rumors: 8 Ways Jimmy Rollins Would Impact Los Angeles' Lineup

    The Los Angeles Dodgers appear to be in a one-on-one duel with their long-time arch-nemesis San Francisco Giants in the NL West, and they appear ready to pull out all the stops...

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  12. 10 Non-Player Transactions MLB Teams Wish They Could Make ASAP

    With so much focus being placed on the upcoming MLB non-waiver trade deadline, teams are deadly serious about bolstering their rosters to gain an edge on the opposition...

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  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Updating the Top 25 Players Potentially Available in July

    The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is now only two weeks away, and it’s likely that rumors and speculation will continue at a feverish pace...

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  14. Cole Hamels Trade Rumors: Who of His 7 Major Suitors Is the Best Fit?

    On Sunday afternoon, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels threw a gem in Denver, limiting the Colorado Rockies to one run on six hits in eight stellar innings of work and giving the Phillies a 5-1 victory...

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  15. Justin Upton Trade Rumors: News on Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and More

    In 1963 legendary recording artist Nat King Cole recorded his hit song "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer." While baseball wasn't mentioned in the lyrics, the word "crazy" can definitely be used to describe the MLB non-waiver trade deadline...

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  16. MLB Trade Deadline: Every MLB Team's Greatest Trade of All Time

    The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is now just over two weeks away, and teams are busily preparing to either bolster their teams for short-term success or set long-term objectives...

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  17. MLB Trade Scenarios: 10 MLB All-Stars Who Could Be on the Move in July

    With the just-concluded 2012 MLB All-Star Game now a distant memory, the business of baseball once again takes center stage...

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  18. Each MLB Team's Best and Worst Contracts

    Show me the money. Those were the famous words uttered by fictional Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell in the 1996 movie classic Jerry Maguire . Those words certainly ring true today in Major League Baseball...

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  19. Latest Updates on Every Vital MLB Injury Heading into the Second Half

    Now that the second half of the MLB season is upon us, teams will be looking to bolster their rosters for the postseason push. Many teams will be proactive in calling teams about players that might become available over the next few weeks...

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  20. MLB Trade Scenarios: Ranking All 30 Teams' Top Minor League Trade Asset

    Now that the MLB All-Star Game is in the books, attention will once again be turned back to the upcoming non-waiver trade deadline. For the next 20 days, each MLB team will be making a decision as to the current makeup of their team...

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  21. All-Star Game Lineup 2012: Grading Every Starter's Performance

    The 83rd edition of the MLB All-Star Game is underway at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. With the starting lineups already having been analyzed and discussed ad nauseum since Monday morning, we'll add even more to the nauseous mix, so to speak...

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  22. MLB All-Star Game 2012 Lineups: Which League Has the More Lethal Team?

    As Michael Buffer always says, "Let's get ready to rumble!" The 83rd MLB All-Star Game is ready to take center stage Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, and the starting lineups for each team are both extremely formidable in nature...

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  23. 2012 Home Run Derby Results: Odds of Each Contestant's Swing Getting Messed Up

    The Home Run Derby, sponsored by State Farm Insurance, was conducted on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. As always, balls were flying out of the park in rapid succession as a crowd ...

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  24. Home Run Derby 2012: Ranking Josh Hamilton and 10 Most Incredible Performances

    On Monday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, the 27th edition of the the Home Run Derby will take center stage...

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  25. MLB All-Star Game 2012: The 50 Most Memorable Moments in All-Star Game History

    On Tuesday, the 83rd edition of the MLB All-Star Game will take place in Kansas City. Almost exactly 80 years ago, Chicago Tribune sports editor Arch Ward came up with the idea ...

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