1. MLB Roundup: Grady Sizemore's Slam Spoils Yankee Stadium Opener

    *From Protect the Plate Hitter of the Day Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians Indians 10, Yankees 2 Grady Sizemore only had one hit, but it was a historic blast...

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  2. Washington Nationals' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate Since moving from Montreal, the Washington Nationals have finished last in three of four seasons. Last year's 59-102 record was the franchise's worst since 1976...

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  3. Toronto Blue Jays 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate The Blue Jays haven't made the playoffs since winning their second-straight World Series title in 1993...

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  4. Texas Rangers' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate The Texas Rangers finished above third place in the American League West for the first time since winning the division in 1999, but still finished 21 games out of first place...

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  5. Tampa Bay Rays: 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After being God-awful in their first ten years of existence, the Tampa Bay Rays somehow won 97 games, took down the deep-pocketed juggernauts in the AL East, and became league champions...

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  6. St. Louis Cardinals 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate The St. Louis Cardinals have fallen back to the pack since winning the World Series in 2006. They finished fourth in the National League Central despite going 86-76, which was actually better than the '06 team...

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  7. Seattle Mariners 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After winning 88 games in 2007, the Mariners were expected to contend for the American League West title last season. Instead, they fell apart, posting the worst record in the AL, and losing 100 games for the first time since 1983

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  8. San Francisco Giants 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate In their first season of the post-Barry Bonds era, the San Francisco Giants suffered an appropriate power outage...

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  9. San Diego Padres' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate The San Diego Padres enter the season as possibly the most dysfunctional franchise in all of baseball...

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  10. Pittsburgh Pirates 2009 Season Preview

    The Pittsburgh Pirates haven't enjoyed a winning season since 1992. That year, it appeared as though the Pirates were World Series bound, but the Atlanta Braves had a comeback victory ...

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  11. Philadelphia Phillies 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate For the second straight season, the Philadelphia Phillies ran down the New York Mets to win the National League East...

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  12. Oakland Athletics' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After eight-straight winning seasons, the Oakland A's have failed to post a winning record in back-to-back seasons...

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  13. New York Yankees' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After focusing on a youth movement that ultimately failed in 2008, the Yankees got back to what they do best—spending for high-price free agents...

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  14. New York Mets 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate There's one thing everybody remembers about both the 2008 and '07 New York Mets: they choked...

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  15. Minnesota Twins 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate Last season, after trading away ace Johan Santana and letting Torii Hunter leave, the depleted Minnesota Twins were projected to finish last in the American League Central...

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  16. Milwaukee Brewers' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After failing to post a winning record in 14 seasons, the Milwaukee Brewers have put together back-to-back seasons above .500...

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  17. Los Angeles Dodgers 2009 Season Preview

    From Protect the Plate The Los Angeles Dodgers proved last season that he who laughs, last laughs loudest. They acquired Manny Ramirez on July 31 when their record was 54-54...

    Tom Froemming Written by Tom Froemming about almost 6 years ago 533 reads 1 comments

  18. Los Angeles Angels 2009 Season Preview

    The Los Angeles Angels had the best record in baseball last season, being the only team to win 100 games. Their season ended in disappointment, however, as the Angels fell to the Boston Red Sox 3-1 in the first round of the playoffs...

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  19. Kansas City Royals' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate The Kansas City Royals have been far from the national spotlight for what seems like forever, and are coming off their fifth-straight losing season...

    Tom Froemming Written by Tom Froemming about almost 6 years ago 359 reads 1 comments

  20. Houston Astros' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate The Houston Astros ended the season as one of the best teams to fall short of the playoffs. They were one of the hottest teams in baseball to end the year, but failed ...

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  21. Florida Marlins 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate Despite having the league's lowest payroll, the Florida Marlins were competitive last year, falling just 5.5 games short of the wild card. They seem to overhaul their roster before every year, and 2009 is no different...

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  22. Detroit Tigers 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After a busy offseason spent making upgrades to the offense, many experts had the Tigers as the team to beat in the American League in 2008. While the team scored plenty of runs, its pitching staff fell apart...

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  23. Colorado Rockies' 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After winning 90 games and riding a hot streak all the way to the World Series in 2007, the Rockies fell to 74-88 last season...

    Tom Froemming Written by Tom Froemming about almost 6 years ago 361 reads 1 comments

  24. Cleveland Indians 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate After an American League Central title and trip to the ALCS, the Cleveland Indians were expected to be a contender again in 2008. Instead, the club put together possibly the most disappointing season in team history...

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  25. Cincinnati Reds 2009 Season Preview

    *From Protect the Plate The Cincinnati Reds endured their eighth straight losing season in 2008 and are mired in a 13-year playoff drought...

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