1. Selecting MLB's 2014 Postseason All-Star Teams

    The World Series is finished, and the dynastic San Francisco Giants completed their magical, inexplicable every-other-year trend by beating the almost-but-not-quite team of destiny Kansas City Royals in Game 7 by the score of 3-2 on Wednesday night...

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  2. Bleacher Report's 2014 World Series Awards

    The ultimate goal of Major League Baseball's season? Win the World Series and the Commissioner's Trophy that comes as a tangible representation of being the last team standing...

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  3. Chicago White Sox May Be Surprise Aggressor in 2014-2015 MLB Free Agency

    Despite five straight losing seasons, the Chicago Cubs and their top-notch collection of prospects and young big leaguers are ready to make waves in the free-agent market this offseason...

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  4. Royals' Yordano Ventura Delivers Ace Performance to Push World Series to Game 7

    In Game 6 of the World Series, a literal must-win affair for the Kansas City Royals , starter Yordano Ventura delivered the kind of dominant outing that the club hadn't had this ...

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  5. Royals Blow Golden Opportunity to Go for Giants' Throat in Game 4

    For the Kansas City Royals, the hardest part about losing Game 4 on Saturday night isn't that they were blown out 11-4 by the San Francisco Giants...

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  6. Mid-World Series Questions That Must Be Answered to Decide the Champion

    The World Series is three games in, and the upstart Kansas City Royals have a two-games-to-one lead over the San Francisco Giants—winners of two of the past four championships—after their 3-2 road victory on Friday night...

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  7. Does Experience Really Rule over Youth in the World Series?

    The two teams in the World Series , the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants, are similar in a number of ways, not least of which is that neither was expected to make it this far when the postseason began...

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  8. 5 Rapid Reactions to All the Early 2014 World Series Action

    The World Series is two games in, and it feels like it's far from over after Wednesday night's Game 2 in Kansas City, in which the Royals took down the San Francisco Giants to knot things at a game apiece...

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  9. Eric Hosmer's Breakout Postseason May Be Turning Point in MLB Career

    This postseason has been Eric Hosmer 's coming-out party. More precisely, it's been nothing short of the third big league breakout for the Kansas City Royals first baseman, whose ...

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  10. Onus Now Heavy on Yordano Ventura, Royals' Bats to Bring Home Pivotal Game 2

    It took nine postseason games, but the Kansas City Royals finally lost. Now that they've given up home-field advantage to the battle-tested San Francisco Giants after dropping ...

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  11. Speed Demon Royals Are Sign of Where Baseball Could Be Headed

    Making their first World Series appearance since 1985, the Kansas City Royals are on some kind of run. It's fitting, then, that they've gotten here by using their legs—or at least, that's the perception...

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  12. S.F. Giants vs. K.C. Royals: Keys for Each Team to Win the World Series

    After four long days of waiting, the World Series finally is here. The Kansas City Royals host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 at 8 p.m. ET...

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  13. Bleacher Report's 2014 League Championship Series Awards

    The ultimate goal of Major League Baseball's postseason is to win the World Series and the Commissioner's Trophy that comes with the title as a tangible representation of being the last team standing...

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  14. What Do NLCS Mistakes Mean for Mike Matheny's Future as Cardinals Manager?

    The St. Louis Cardinals didn't lose the National League Championship Series because of Mike Matheny . But the manager didn't exactly do the greatest job of preventing his club ...

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  15. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB's Hottest Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    The postseason isn't over, the World Series hasn't even started yet, but Major League Baseball's hot stove is heating up already...

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  16. Unsung Heroes Power Up in Time to Launch Giants Into World Series

    The fact that Travis Ishikawa, a no-name journeyman first baseman who was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates in early April and spent nearly all of 2014 at Triple-A, has been starting ...

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  17. Bleacher Report's Year-End 2014 MLB Awards Presentation

    Forget Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year. Those are the actual awards that will be handed out soon after the completion of the 2014 Major League Baseball regular season...

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  18. Can Royals Become 1st Undefeated Champion in Modern MLB Postseason History?

    As if the Kansas City Royals reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1985 wasn't enough, they're now going to the World Series with an undefeated 8-0 record in this postseason ...

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  19. 5 MLB Teams with the Prospects to Pull off Offseason Blockbuster Trade

    While the postseason is heading toward the World Series and, thus, the conclusion of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, that only involves the four teams still playing...

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  20. Giants Outlast Cardinals in Game 3, Now Regain Advantage in NLCS

    Of course a playoff game between the San Francisco Giants , those inexplicable #EvenYear magicians, and St. Louis Cardinals , the late-inning comeback club, would end this way...

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  21. 10 Biggest Mid-MLB Postseason Questions That Need Answering

    As the postseason progresses, teams, players and results provide more and more answers along the way. Some are expected, but others? Not so much...

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  22. Madison Bumgarner Proving He's the Only Shutdown Ace Left in MLB Postseason

    The 2014 postseason hasn't been a kind one to the very best starting pitchers—except for Madison Bumgarner . In dominating the host St...

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  23. New Contract Extension Is Brian Cashman's Last Chance to Rebuild Yankees

    This could very well be Brian Cashman 's last chance. The New York Yankees general manager has been in place since the 1998 season, presiding over a long run of success with the ...

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  24. Class of NL's Past Decade Clash for Shot at Yet Another World Series Ring

    Here we are in the Championship Series round, and in the National League, the two teams going head to head for a shot at the World Series are the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants...

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  25. Baltimore Orioles vs. KC Royals: Keys for Each Team to Win the 2014 ALCS

    Getting to this point, the American League Championship Series, has been a long (looong) time coming for both the Baltimore Orioles and, especially, the Kansas City Royals...

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