1. Analysis of a Coast-to-Coast Blockbuster

    By now, we've all heard of the 12-player, three-team blockbuster that occurred on Wednesday Night between the Mets, Mariners, and Indians...

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  2. MLB Trades That We Could Have Done Without

    The 2008 MLB Winter Meetings have wrapped up and while there was some action, many of the headlines were either predictable or were not the ones everyone was looking for...

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  3. Rule V Draft Primer

    Tomorrow marks MLB's Rule V draft, a draft where unprotected players can be had by any team for a fee and a roster spot...

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  4. Contemplating Speculation

    Despite the fact that we are still two months away from pitchers and catchers meeting for spring training, there is plenty of action going on...

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  5. Rangers Ship Surplus to Detroit

    Late Sunday evening, the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers came to terms on a deal that would send Gerald Laird to Detroit in exchange for two pitching prospects, Guillermo Moscoso and Carlos Melo...

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  6. It's MLB's Arbitration Day

    Those who were offered arbitration have the remainder of today to announce whether or not they are accepting arbitration...

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  7. Khalil Green Traded to The St. Louis Cardinals

    "The San Diego Padres continued their firesale today, trading Khalil Greene to the St. Louis Cardinals..." If there was ever a reason to disregard the baseball coverage from network media in Canada, this is it...

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  8. Braves and South Siders Strike a Deal

    The San Diego Padres may have been bluffing about Jake Peavy after all. While the demands for the ace right handed pitcher were not unreasonable on paper, but in today's baseball world, ...

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  9. MLB Hot Stove Updates

    Another week into the offseason, and another week with little to no action. Rumors, however, are beginning to heat up as teams send out their arbitration offers to impending free agents, as ...

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  10. Pittsburgh Pirates: Rebuilding, the International Way

    The Hot Stove League has hit a lull, the big name free agents are still jockeying for the best possible offer, and many of the trade rumors have cooled for now. The Winter Meetings, being held in Las Vegas beginning Dec...

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  11. The Problem With Lazy Analysis

    Over at the Bleacher Report, there is a debate regarding the merits of the MVP award and who it rightfully deserves to be awarded to...

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  12. A Hand on the 2008 Hot Stove: Part One

    This is the first installment of a weekly series reporting on Major League Baseball's offseason, The Hot Stove League...

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  13. Dayton Moore and The Kansas City Royals Add a Bench Player

    Sometimes I am guilty of unfairly grading a trade based on the partners that are involved. I'm not referring to any extraordinary biases, nor am I claiming that my judgment is based on anything more then personal speculation...

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  14. Florida Marlins Steal Jose Ceda from Cubs

    In what appears to be a strategy of business 101, the Marlins picked up a reliever off of the scrap heap, inflated his value, and flipped him for a very promising return. This is how you run a sports franchise...

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  15. 2008 National League MVP

    Pujols wins! This afternoon, Albert Pujols was named the National League's Most Valuable Player. In what was an extremely close race, due to the fact that there was not a clear cut favorite ...

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  16. Reflection of the 2008 American League MVP: Why The Writer's Got it Wrong!

    Dustin Pedroia?!? Oh, COME ON! Now Pedroia had a fine season. The Red Sox would have been a worse team without him, but can't the same be said for almost any of the top five ...

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  17. A Case for Roy Halladay

    To this point in the postseason awards, there has been two obvious candidates for each award. The same holds true for the American League Cy Young Award, which sees Cliff Lee and his miraculous ...

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  18. Brian Cashman, You Devil!

    On afternoon of Free Agency, the New York Yankees completed a trade to replace Jason Giambi, acquiring Nick Swisher and Kanekoa Texeira from the Chicago White Sox for Wilson Betemit (one of my ...

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  19. 2008 BBWAA National League Cy Young Winner

    "I started a joke, which started the whole world crying, but I didn't see that the joke was on me." - Jakob DylanIt's official, any sliver of credibility the BBWAA owned has been eliminated. It has been ripped to shreds, stamped on, torched, and discarded

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  20. The OLIB's 2008 N.L. Cy Young

    In similar fashion to my American League Rookie of the Year pick, the N.L. Cy Young went from no-brainer to borderline toss-up. In what was an open and shut case for Tim Lincecum, turned to a two horse race with him and Johan Santana...

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  21. Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins Join the Trade Party

    Apparently there was some action at the General Manager's meetings last week. With the news that the Athletics and Rockies are on the verge of completing a deal that will involve Matt Holliday, ...

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  22. Report: Matt Holliday Rumored to be Traded to Oakland Athletics

    The Oakland Athletics have reportedly agreed to acquire Matt Holliday from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Carlos Gonzalez, Huston Street, and Greg Smith...

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  23. 2008 BBWAA Rookie of the Year Picks (AL & NL)

    The ballots are officially in and the American and National League Rookies of the Year awards have been provided. In the American League, it is Evan Longoria, and Geovanny Soto who takes the cake in the National League...

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  24. 2008 American and National League Rookie of the Year

    For some strange reason, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) decided that the Rookie of the Year awards are the least important of all the postseason awards, given that the awards ...

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  25. 2008 American League Gold Gloves

    ESPNews released the AL Gold Gloves this afternoon, with the managers and coaches doing their best to not disappoint. If anyone questioned the credibility of this award, they have a perfect amount of fuel now...

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