1. LA Angels: Is Mike Trout Headed Toward Becoming MLB's First $400 Million Man?

    At first glance the numbers seem preposterous; $400 million for a single player? Not even Alex Rodriguez 's gaudy $275 million figure comes close. Not a single player in Major League Baseball history has ever even cracked the $300 million mark...

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  2. Offseason Moves Reshaping Already Competitive AL West

    With all due respect to the other five divisions in Major League Baseball, it would be very hard to argue that the five teams which comprise the American League West have not been among the most active in baseball this offseason...

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  3. MLB MVP 2012: Top NL and AL Candidates

    The Most Valuable Player award in both the American and National League look like they boil down to a two-horse race this season...

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  4. San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers: Team Grades from World Series Game 4

    For the first time this postseason, the San Francisco Giants found themselves in position to eliminate their opponent rather than playing with their backs against the wall...

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  5. 2012 World Series: Cabrera's Play Proves MVP Nod Must Include Playoffs

    Despite winning the first Triple Crown since 1967, there is still an argument over who deserves the American League MVP award for the regular season: Miguel Cabrera or Los Angeles Angels rookie phenom Mike Trout...

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  6. San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers: Team Grades from World Series Game 1

    Game 1 of the 2012 World Series played out as a redemption story of sorts for three San Francisco Giants players...

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  7. Predicting All 30 MLB Teams' Offseason Move That Fan Bases Will Hate

    Let's face it, not all moves made in the offseason are popular with the fan bases that support their favorite teams...

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  8. World Series 2012: Breaking Down the Pitching Matchups for All 7 Games

    Coming off an improbable, historic comeback from a 3-1 series deficit, we now know that it will be the San Francisco Giants taking on the Detroit Tigers in the World Series , beginning Wednesday night, Oct...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 7,709 reads 6 comments

  9. San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Team Grades for NLCS Game 5

    Just call him Big-Game Barry! Facing a must-win situation, in perhaps the biggest start of his San Francisco Giants career, Barry Zito came out and put up nothing but zeroes through 7...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 4,042 reads 17 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Team Grades from NLCS Game 4

    The San Francisco Giants needed this game, but instead of bringing their A-game, they came up short on all fronts. The starting pitching was poor, the bullpen not any better. The hitting was bad, the defense as well...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 2,848 reads 9 comments

  11. Yankees vs. Tigers: 9 Biggest Matchups in Game 4 of ALCS

    Justin Verlander proved again in Game 3 why he is the reigning American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner. The Tigers ace pitched into the ninth inning and allowed just a single run (in the ninth) on three hits...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 2,859 reads 18 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 2: Live Score, NLCS Analysis

    San Francisco evens the series 1-1 behind a solid pitching performance by Ryan Vogelsong and a breakout offensive game by the Giants lineup. Vogelsong lasted seven innings before turning the game over to the Giants bullpen...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 14,619 reads 47 comments

  13. Tigers vs. Yankees: Full Series Breakdown and Analysis for ALCS Matchup

    It'll be a rematch of last season's ALDS between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers, only this time the winner moves on to the World Series...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 2,103 reads 5 comments

  14. Yankees vs. Orioles: Team Grades from ALDS Game 5

    Facing elimination in Game 4, the Baltimore Orioles found a way to fight back in a 13-inning thriller Thursday night and force a deciding Game 5 to determine which team would face ...

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  15. Team Grades for Tigers and Athletics ALDS Game 5

    The Detroit Tigers sent ace Justin Verlander to the mound tasked with the difficult assignment of shutting down a resilient Oakland A's team...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 464 reads 1 comments

  16. MLB Playoffs: Coco Crisp Brings Raucous Coliseum Crowd to Life, Forces Game 5

    At some point, you have to start wondering if this is all really scripted. Or do the A's have some "magic" recipe? "I don't really know how to describe the ' magic ' word," says Game 4 hero Coco Crisp ...

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  17. Yankees vs. Orioles: Team Grades from ALDS Game 2

    After a 7-2 victory by the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALDS, fueled by a five run ninth inning against Baltimore Orioles' closer Jim Johnson, Baltimore fought back at home to send the series to New York tied at 1-1...

    Brandon McClintock Written by Brandon McClintock about almost 2 years ago 1,299 reads 4 comments

  18. 2013 MLB Free Agents: Whose Stock Is Soaring and Whose Is Plummeting?

    If you've watched any of the promotions for the MLB postseason, you've certainly heard the line that "legends are born" in October...

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  19. MLB Playoffs: Oakland A's Season Full of Stories Along Way to ALDS Showdown

    Heading into spring training to begin the 2012 season fresh off an offseason full of activity by the front office, scouts and fans alike projected the A's to push the 100-loss mark ...

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  20. Oakland A's & Texas Rangers to Decide AL West Title in Game No. 162

    At one point this season, the Oakland A's found themselves sitting 13-games back of the Texas Rangers in the American League West standings. No Longer. After game No...

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  21. Oakland A's: Pitchers Deserving of More Run Support; Chris Carter the Answer?

    Following a disappointing series against the Los Angeles Angels in which the Oakland Athletics only managed to score a total of three runs and were held to just 10 hits in the three-game series, the A's need to address their struggling offense...

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  22. Oakland A's Should Extend Third Base Competition After Scott Sizemore Injury

    A quick glance at the A's depth chart will tell you all you need to know about the impact Scott Sizemore 's season ending ACL injury will have on this season...

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  23. Oakland Athletics: Where Does Manny Ramirez Signing Leave Developing Prospects?

    It’s certainly not that I am not intrigued by the idea of “Manny being Manny” in Oakland and what it could mean to an offense that finished 12 th in the American League in 2011...

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  24. Oakland A's 2012 Outlook by Position: Outfield/DH

    The Oakland A's entered the offseason with few parts of their roster for 2012 more undecided than the three outfield spots and the designated hitter position...

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  25. Oakland A's 2012 Outlook by Position: Shortstop

    Fortunately for the A's, Cliff Pennington has managed to hold his own at shortstop the past two seasons...

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