1. Fantasy Baseball 2013: 10 Last-Minute Facts You Need to Know Before Your Draft

    Many baseball fans—myself included—will be engaging in an MLB fantasy draft this week. With just one week to go before the 2013 season begins, fantasy baseball lovers ...

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  2. Final Predictions for Every MLB Team's Opening Day 25-Man Roster

    Back in mid-February, I wrote an article in which I projected each MLB team's final 25-man roster for Opening Day. With just a week before the start of the 2013 season, it's time to take a look once again...

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  3. MLB's All-Overpaid Team Heading into 2013

    With the 2013 MLB season set to begin in just nine days, teams will have sufficiently chopped down its roster to reach the 25-man limit, and they will have their Opening Day payroll set as well...

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  4. 15 Spring Training Flops We Should Officially Give Up on in 2013

    With time running out on spring training in Major League Baseball, time is also of the essence for players who are desperately hoping to land a job...

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  5. Ranking the 5 Worst Seasons in New York Baseball History

    The New York Mets are rebuilding. The New York Yankees are hurting. It could be a very dismal year for baseball in the Empire State. New York has indeed enjoyed a rich history when it comes to the sport of baseball...

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  6. Every MLB Team's Potential Roster Cut That Would Surprise You

    Within the next week to 10 days or so, there are going to be roster cuts made by MLB teams that will help them get down to the 25-man roster limit in time for Opening Day. Some of those cuts could be surprising...

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  7. Who Is Winning MLB's Top Position Battles in Spring Training?

    With just over 10 days left in spring training, the battle rages on for position battles on many MLB teams...

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  8. Biggest Pros and Cons of Ian Desmond's New Idea for MLB PED Punishment

    Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has a new idea for PED punishment. It's one that MLB possibly could be on board with, but it could just end right there. Desmond is fast becoming one of the elite shortstops in the game...

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  9. Every MLB Team's Best- and Worst-Case Record in 2013

    Opening Day in Major League Baseball is Sunday, March 31. Each MLB team is busily preparing for the upcoming season, hoping that the new year will bring progress. A lot can happen during the year that can change the course of a team's record...

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  10. MLB Spring Training 2013: All 30 MLB Teams' Mid-March Status Report

    Having reached mid-March, MLB teams have just two-plus weeks left in spring training to prepare for the 2013 regular season...

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  11. 2013 World Baseball Classic: Grades for the Biggest Stars at the Halfway Point

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic has produced some exciting moments thus far. From bench-clearing brawls to record team performances, the global tournament has certainly not been short of thrilling entertainment...

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  12. WBC 2013: Lineup, Game Predictions for U.S.A. vs. Dominican Republic Clash

    On Thursday night, the 2013 WBC will feature Team U.S.A. vs. the Dominican Republic, a modern day version of Clash of the Titans . Led by the bat of David Wright and the dominant performance by starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Team U...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about over 1 year ago 10,691 reads 48 comments

  13. The Biggest Busts for All 30 MLB Teams at Spring Training's Midway Point

    On Tuesday, I published a piece detailing the breakout stars for each MLB team at the midway point of spring training. This particular presentation will be the exact opposite...

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  14. MLB Players Who Will No Longer Win Gold Glove Popularity Contests

    The Rawlings Gold Glove Award, voted on by MLB managers and coaches, is considered the standard for fielding excellence in baseball. But for many, it simply doesn't accurately reflect defensive dominance...

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  15. Breakout Stars for All 30 MLB Teams at Spring Training's Midway Point

    With MLB spring training nearing the midway point, the push is on for many players to secure roster spots. Players coming off sub-par seasons are looking to find their groove early on...

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  16. Assembling the USA Dream Team We Wish Played in the 2013 WBC

    The 2013 WBC nearly gave fans of Team USA—a dream team of sorts—a nightmare instead. Team USA certainly had fans chomping down their fingernails before rallying with ...

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  17. One Lucky Break All 2013 MLB Dark Horses Need to Make the Playoffs

    It seems like each year in Major League Baseball, a dark horse seems to rise from the ashes to suddenly become a playoff contender. The Baltimore Orioles and Oakland A's certainly rose from years of mediocrity last season...

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  18. 8 Hot Starts in Spring Training That Won't Continue

    Spring training for many veterans in Major League Baseball is just a long, drawn-out affair. It's even more pronounced this year with the World Baseball Classic extending spring training by two weeks...

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  19. Weaknesses Being Exposed for Every MLB Team in Spring Training

    During the offseason, each MLB team worked to shore up its roster, with the thought of strengthening areas of weakness. Spring training is a time to gauge whether those weaknesses were properly addressed...

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  20. Chicago Cubs Spring Training Stock Watch: Which Players Are on Fire, Slumping?

    After posting their worst regular season record since 1966, the Chicago Cubs continued their rebuild during the offseason...

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  21. Top 6 Closer Options for the Detroit Tigers to Replace the Shaky Bruce Rondon

    The Detroit Tigers steadfastly refused to consider acquiring a closer this offseason. They apparently reserved the right to change their mind. They've gotten a good look at Bruce Rondon, the Venezuelan fireballing right-hander that throws 100 MPH...

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  22. All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Disappointment Thus Far in Spring Training

    Spring training is a time for players in Major League Baseball to shake off the cobwebs, work themselves back into shape and regain their hitting strokes and pitching mechanics...

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  23. The Make-or-Break Player for Every 2013 World Series Contender

    In order for MLB teams to be World Series contenders, they need significant contributions from every single player on their 25-man rosters. Baseball is a team sport that demands that each player do what they can to ensure the success of their team...

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  24. Team USA World Baseball Classic 2013: Schedule, Roster and Predictions

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic is already underway, and Team USA will be starting its schedule later this week with an eye towards winning its first title. Team USA has yet to win the global event, reaching the semifinals against Japan in 2009...

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  25. Every MLB Team's Top Prospect That It Can Build Around

    Throughout history, each team in Major League Baseball has worked diligently to develop its top prospects. In some cases, prospects are players that the team can build around based on their skill sets and leadership abilities...

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