1. The Atlanta Braves: A Team On the Rise

    About two months ago, I looked at what the Atlanta Braves were doing in the offseason, and shook my head in disbelief. Every major free-agent they tried to sign went somewhere else...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about over 5 years ago 434 reads 5 comments

  2. Top 10 Over-Used or Over-Hyped WWE Superstars

    WWE needs fresh talent. Their product is becoming stale because of the overuse of the same superstars or because of bad storylines. Here is my top 10 over hyped WWE superstars. 1...

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  3. Five Potential Surprise MLB Teams: 2009

    In 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays were one of the biggest MLB surprises of all time. They had never won more than 71 games. In 2008, they won over 90. There are a few teams looking to do something similar this year...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about almost 6 years ago 550 reads 2 comments

  4. Five Big Questions for the Tampa Bay Rays

    The Tampa Bay Rays had an incredible run in 2008. No one expected them to be that good that fast. Now that the 2009 season is approaching and a couple of the AL East teams improved immensely over the offseason, there are a few questions to be answered...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about almost 6 years ago 126 reads 2 comments

  5. Atlanta Braves 2009 Season Preview

    The Atlanta Braves had a tough 2008 season. Injuries and inconsistency plagued them most of the year. As the 2009 season approaches, one has to wonder if the Braves are ready for a comeback to elite status...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about almost 6 years ago 1,114 reads 1 comments

  6. Potential MLB Hall of Famers

    In Major League Baseball, some players stand out more than others. They are the superstars who are candidates for the Hall of Fame. Here are some current players who should be getting ready for the Hall of Fame or might need a little more help...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about almost 6 years ago 840 reads 3 comments

  7. MLB Breakout Players: 2009

    Every year in Major League Baseball, players seem to come out of nowhere to have breakout seasons. Here are 10 potential breakout players for 2009: 1...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about almost 6 years ago 3,743 reads 5 comments

  8. Pat Burrell: A Good Fit for the Tampa Bay Rays

    Over the last few weeks, the Tampa Bay Rays looked at numerous candidates to fill their void at designated hitter. They spoke to Milton Bradley, Adam Dunn, Bobby Abreu, Jason Giambi, and many others...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about almost 6 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  9. Atlanta Hawks Are Dying of Inconsistency

    So far this season, the Atlanta Hawks have been playing pretty good basketball. However, they are not the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Orlando Magic, or the Boston Celtics yet...

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  10. What Are the Tampa Bay Rays' Offseason Priorities?

    After an amazing 2008 campaign, it is time to re-tool the team to make a run in 2009. The Rays should be pretty much the same club as they were last season. However, some changes need to be made...

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  11. Hidden Gems in 2008 MLB Free-Agent Class

    I have a list of the players who have already filed for free agency. Here is the updated list. ArizonaClark, Tony (1B); Dunn, Adam (OF); Cruz, Juan (RP); Eckstein, David (SS); Hudson, ...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 453 reads 1 comments

  12. 2008 Not a Bummer For Tampa Bay Rays

    After the Phillies beat the Rays to win the World Series, it might be easy to label this season a failure. To do that would foolish. I admit I was disappointed at the outcome, but look how far the Rays have come...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 111 reads 0 comments

  13. The Five Oddest Personalities in the 2008 World Series

    Baseball can be a cooky sport. As with any other sport, there are some special characters. Here is the cream of the crop in this World Series. 1. Grant Balfour I have never seen a pitcher talk to himself like Balfour does...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 271 reads 1 comments

  14. Carlos Pena's Time to Shine

    There are just some players that are hard to root against. They give a complete effort every night and leave it all on the field. To me, that guy is Carlos Pena. Pena was drafted in the first round by the Texas Rangers in 1998...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 165 reads 1 comments

  15. Rocco Baldelli: What's Next?

    Even though the World Series hasn't started yet, I have offseason questions for the Tampa Bay Rays. It concerns Rocco Baldelli. Rocco Baldelli has been a leader ever since he got called up from the minors at age 21...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 399 reads 2 comments

  16. Tampa Bay Rays' Unsung Hero: Aki Iwamura

    Before the 2007 season, the Tampa Bay Rays signed a little-known Japanese ballplayer named Aki Iwamura. Needless to say, I was not overly enthused. Only a few Japanese players have really made it big in the States...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 807 reads 2 comments

  17. Mike Hampton's Options for 2009

    I realize that Mike Hampton has been a huge disappointment for the Braves over the last two-plus seasons. He has continued to disappoint the Braves' faithful with every little injury he has had...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 458 reads 0 comments

  18. Atlanta Hawks Look to Be Much Improved in 2008-09

    Four reasons why the Atlanta Hawks will make strides this season, despite the loss of Josh Childress: 1. Acie Law and Al Horford will be vastly improved Law had an awkward rookie season...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 1,532 reads 2 comments

  19. The Tampa Bay Rays Dream Season Continues

    Going into this season, I never imagined the Tampa Bay Rays would be in the American League Championship Series against the mighty Boston Red Sox...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 192 reads 0 comments

  20. The 2008 MLB Playoffs: Who will step up?

    This 2008 MLB postseason looks like it will be an exciting one. I know I am excited about it. Every team in the playoffs have those guys who are just expected to come up big in pressure situations...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 229 reads 0 comments

  21. Joe Maddon: The right man for the job!

    The Rays are finishing off a remarkable 2008 regular season. Their turnaround has been unbelievable. There are a lot of people who deserve credit for the Rays success. Joe Maddon is at the top of that list...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 216 reads 2 comments

  22. A Nice Change For The Playoffs

    This has been a very interesting baseball season. There have been surprise teams such as the Rays that have made the playoffs, and there have also been teams that had huge exceptations such as the Cubs that have made the playoffs...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 179 reads 2 comments

  23. Playoff races heating up down the stretch

    The 2008 baseball season has been an exciting one. The Rays have been surprising baseball all season long. The Yankees have been pretty disappointing, and the Astros are making another late postseason run...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 180 reads 1 comments

  24. Tim Lincecum heading a talented group of young pitchers

    Each year, there seem to be those pitchers who blossom in a short period of time. This year is no exception...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 238 reads 0 comments

  25. Randy Winn Quietly Leading the Giants Back to Respectability

    When watching baseball, it is easy to focus on the superstar players. Albert Pujols, A-Rod, Chipper Jones, and other stars will always get more attention than most players...

    Scott Birchfield Written by Scott Birchfield about 6 years ago 204 reads 1 comments