1. One Play That Will Forever Haunt Every MLB Franchise

    In the illustrious history of the game of baseball, there have been countless great moments. There was Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's games-played streak. There was Ted Williams visiting All-Stars in 1999...

    Eli Marger Written by Eli Marger about 3 years ago 2,584 reads 18 comments

  2. 2011 MLB Home Run Derby: Power Ranking the 13 Best Derby Performances Ever

    In the history of the Home Run Derby, there have been many incredible and not-so-incredible performances. From Bret Boone's epically awful performance to Josh Hamilton's electrifying ...

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  3. Tampa Bay Rays: Casey Kotchman at the Bat Providing Spark

    Let's play a game. Who would you rather have on your contending team? Player A: He's hitting .225 with 19 home runs and 48 RBI. He strikes out 31 percent of the time and has saved one run to date defensively...

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  4. Each MLB Team's Best Bobblehead of All Time

    By the time the 1970s were winding down, a craze was dying. But we're not talking about disco, and certainly not about experimental drugs. Bobbleheads were an extremely popular trend starting in the 1960s...

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  5. B/R Talks to Johnny Damon, Humbled by Chance to Pass Williams

    When a young ballplayer named Ted Williams once said that he wanted to be remembered as the greatest hitter of all time, he meant it. And 2,654 hits later, after an illustrious career, Williams very well may have been just that...

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  6. 16 MLB Prospects Who Have Played Themselves from Untouchable to Expendable

    I have written a lot this season about all of the great prospects throughout Major League Baseball. It is very exciting to see some of the top prospects such as Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Lonnie Chisenhall get promoted to the majors in recent weeks..

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  7. Tampa Bay Rays: 7 Reasons for James Shields' Success

    When you think of elite pitchers, James Shields is not one of the first people who comes to mind. It is easy to pass over a pitcher in a discussion just because he hasn't had past success...

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  8. Each MLB Team's Prospect Most Likely to Become a Franchise Player

    One can very easily look at one of the various prospect rankings and think it is easy to spot a future franchise player. Just look at the top-rated prospect and you have the cornerstone of a franchise, right? Well, not always...

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  9. MLB Trade Talk: What All 30 Teams Need to Acquire Before the Trade Deadline

    We are officially less than 50 days away from the MLB trade deadline. As the All-Star break approaches, the hot stove begins to really heat up. The contenders are separating themselves from the pretenders...

    Eli Marger Written by Eli Marger about 3 years ago 28,279 reads 58 comments

  10. Tampa Bay Rays: The Return of Carl Crawford

    Oh, the memories. When the speedy young outfielder we Rays fans once loved returns to the field he once loved, an incredible array of memories will surface...

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  11. MLB Predictions: The Next 18 Prospects Who Will Be Promoted to the Majors

    It is always interesting to watch how teams handle their prospects. With the increasingly complex MLB contract rules regarding service time and team control, organizations must ...

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  12. Tampa Bay Sports: A Question of Allegiance

    Perhaps the most triumphant sporting event to ever occur in the Tampa Bay area was game one of the 2008 World Series. The favored Philadelphia Phillies were in town to begin a series against the surprisingly elite Tampa Bay Rays ...

    Eli Marger Written by Eli Marger about 3 years ago 386 reads 7 comments

  13. 2011 MLB Draft: 10 Prospects with Rawest Talent

    Much has been made about this year's incredibly deep and talented MLB draft. From flamethrowing UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole to Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon, among others, the draft is absolutely loaded with future MLB stars...

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  14. Scott Kazmir: The Fall of the Former Tampa Bay Ray

    July 3rd, 2006 Scott Kazmir toed the rubber, staring down Red Sox outfielder Gabe Kapler. It was a typical start for Kazmir—dominant, electric and a win for the Devil Rays...

    Eli Marger Written by Eli Marger about over 3 years ago 2,904 reads 8 comments

  15. CC Sabathia and Each MLB Team's Worst Injury Nightmare

    As a kid, did you ever envision doomsday scenarios? You know, asteroids hit your city, aliens invade, Godzilla attacks. It's human nature to ponder the worst-case scenario...

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  16. Reyes on the Rays: Why the Mets SS Is a Perfect Fit for Tampa Bay

    For the first two or three weeks of the season, the Tampa Bay Rays thought they had a bona fide leadoff hitter. Here was Sam Fuld, one of the spoils of the Matt Garza trade, tearing up American League pitching...

    Eli Marger Written by Eli Marger about over 3 years ago 1,037 reads 9 comments

  17. MLB Power Rankings: The 25 Most Untouchable Prospects in Baseball

    Baseball, just as any other sport, is cyclical in terms of player development and decline. This year, we are seeing the deterioration of greats such as Derek Jeter and Manny Ramirez , among others...

    Eli Marger Written by Eli Marger about over 3 years ago 5,624 reads 21 comments

  18. MLB: How Bad Was the Royals' Vin Mazzaro Last Night?

    Every pitcher has at least one bad game. Even an ace will have an outing where he might not last five innings, allowing more runs than innings pitched. It's happened to Roy Halladay...

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  19. MLB 2011: Explaining Statistics Behind the Success of the Tampa Bay Rays

    One month ago today, on April 13th, the Rays were 3-8, having just won their first series of the year. Following that two-game sweep of the Red Sox , many were still skeptical ...

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  20. MLB Trade Ideas: Every Teams' Trade Proposals to Fix Early Concerns

    In the last week or so, the first juicy trade rumors have started flying. The buyers and sellers are starting to distinguish themselves as the pennant races start to take some primitive form in this still-young season...

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  21. Kentucky Basketball: Terrence Jones Will Return for Sophomore Season

    One day after Kentucky teammate Brandon Knight announced his intentions to stay in the NBA draft, Wildcats forward Terrence Jones said on Saturday that he will withdraw his name from the draft and return for his sophomore year...

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  22. MLB: 7 Starting Pitchers Who Are Overachieving

    It can be agreed upon that 2010 was the year of the pitcher. But this season, the pitchers have come out of the gate strong again...

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  23. NFL Power Rankings: How Do All 32 Team Nicknames Stack Up?

    With all of the nonsense about the lockout, the NFL has not been a whole lot of fun lately. But what we as fans must remember is that this is a game we love, and it is a game that is meant to be fun...

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  24. MLB Trade Ideas: Biggest Needs of All 30 Teams After Season's Opening Month

    After a month of baseball, there is only one thing certain about the season—there is no perfect team. As good as teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado Rockies and New York Yankees have been, they have holes to fill...

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  25. Tamap Bay Rays: American League East Should Be Very, Very Scared of This Club

    It's the morning of April 11th, and all is not right in the AL East. The Rays and the Red Sox were set to do battle that evening at Fenway Park, and two supposed contenders had already lost a combined 15 games...

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