1. UConn Basketball: 5 Huskies Not Named Jeremy Lamb Key to Repeat

    Jeremy Lamb is the No. 1 key to UConn's quest to win the 2012 NCAA tournament. That's no secret. ESPN and other sports media outlets discussed his importance to the Huskies all offseason...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 2,270 reads 1 comments

  2. NCAA Basketball: 5 Dark Horse National Championship Contenders

    North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State, UConn, Syracuse and Duke. Those are the favorites to win the 2012 NCAA tournament. ESPN and other media outlets have made us well aware of that...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 1,851 reads 6 comments

  3. MLB Free Agency: Why Prince Fielder Can't Compare to Albert Pujols

    There are few, if any, 2012 MLB free agents more prominent than Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder . Barring unforeseen developments, the two first basemen will receive the most lucrative deals of the offseason...

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  4. MLB Free Agency: Top 12 35-Plus Players on the Market and Where They'll Go

    While many teams focus their offseasons on acquiring young talent, some scour the free agent market for veterans who can contribute and mentor the younger players...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 5,964 reads 3 comments

  5. College Basketball: Harrison Barnes and 10 Naismith Award Hopefuls

    Which college basketball star will succeed Jimmer Fredette as the 2012 Naismith Player of the Year? There's a long list of possibilities—some unforeseen sophomore could have ...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 2,514 reads 1 comments

  6. MLB Trade Talk: Possible Trade Scenarios for New York Yankees

    The New York Yankees have publicly stated that pitching is their main priority this offseason. If they weren't actually desperate in that department, would they have signed CC Sabathia to a five-year, $122 million extension? Probably not...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 1,725 reads 6 comments

  7. College Basketball: 10 Mid-Major Players Who Could Be All-Americans

    Not a single mid-major player appeared on the 2011-12 preseason All-American team—not that we expected anything else. However, by season's end, there's a decent chance you'll see mid-major names on at least one of the three All-America teams...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 778 reads 1 comments

  8. Every MLB Team's Most Motivated Player This Offseason

    The offseason, when interpreted literally, implies that MLB players don't work from November until February. However, players continue to exercise, hit, throw—they're essentially only "off" from game action...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 3,260 reads 10 comments

  9. MLB Trade Rumors: Game-Changers Who Might Be on the Move

    The rumor mill is swirling a week into the 2012 MLB offseason. Several teams will engage in trades, and plenty of players will find new homes for 2012...

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  10. MLB Trade Talk: 5 Teams Who Could Show Interest in Gio Gonzalez

    Friday afternoon, FoxSports senior MLB writer Ken Rosenthal reported Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics are willing to listen to offers for anyone except Jemile Weeks...

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  11. MLB Free Agency: 5 Players the New York Mets Should Target

    Much of the free-agent talk regarding the New York Mets has featured Jose Reyes. However, Reyes isn't the Mets' only target. The team's bullpen struggled in 2011, and the starting rotation certainly could have used another reliable arm...

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  12. MLB Silver Sluggers 2011: 5 Players Who Got Snubbed

    Wednesday evening, Major League Baseball announced the 2011 Silver Sluggers, which are awarded to the top offensive player at each position (check out the list here )...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 1,378 reads 5 comments

  13. MLB Free Agents 2012: Constructing the Ultimate Team of Available Players

    The 2012 MLB free-agent pool has a few elite players, a few above-average players and many scrubs. In other words, it isn't teeming with talent. Nonetheless, you can pick out an All-Star—at least a former All-Star—at nearly every position...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 3,727 reads 24 comments

  14. MLB Free Agency: 10 Most Complete Players on the Market

    In the anemic 2012 MLB free agent market, there are very few complete players. There are several players who are very talented in a few aspects of the game, but only a select group of three can even potentially be considered consummate...

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  15. MLB Free Agents 2012: 10 Big Injury Risks Worth Taking

    Every offseason, the MLB free agent pool contains several talented players with injury histories. Teams make their evaluations, assessing—among other things—the player's injury risk...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 1,865 reads 2 comments

  16. Texas Rangers: Can Josh Hamilton Finally Come Alive in Game 7?

    Entering Game 6, Josh Hamilton held a .158 batting average in the 2011 World Series . He used a 3-for-6 performance at the dish to raise that clip to .240, but you can bet he'll be a magnet for criticism if he goes down silently in tonight's Game 7...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 266 reads 2 comments

  17. St. Louis Cardinals: Do Cards Need Albert Pujols to Come Up Big in Game 7?

    Albert Pujols is the face of the St. Louis Cardinals, but he doesn't necessarily need to have a big game in order for the Cardinals to beat the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the World Series...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 196 reads 0 comments

  18. MLB Power Rankings: Rating All 30 Teams Based on 2011 Payroll Efficiency

    Neither the Texas Rangers nor the St. Louis Cardinals—the two participants in the 2011 World Series, for those of you living inside a Bartolo Colon crevice of fat—boast a top 10 payroll...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 6,906 reads 3 comments

  19. MLB's All-Time MVPs: The Most Valuable Player in the History of Each Team

    Cal Ripken or Brooks Robinson? Craig Biggio or Jeff Bagwell? Sandy Koufax or Jackie Robinson? Lou Gehrig or Babe Ruth or Joe DiMaggio? Who is the all-time MVP in the history of each franchise? Some picks are obvious, others are not...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 4,954 reads 52 comments

  20. World Series 2011: 15 Superstars Who Struggled Badly in the Fall Classic

    Throughout baseball history, superstars—many of whom became Hall of Famers—have performed poorly in the World Series . Obviously, a series can end after four games, and stars aren't immune to slumps...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 703 reads 9 comments

  21. MLB Free Agents 2012: C.J. Wilson and 5 Players Who've Lost Money in Postseason

    Players find themselves under a microscope in the postseason. Every pitch, every at-bat, every ball in the field is scrutinized. Players can have an All-Star regular season and post MVP-like numbers...

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  22. College Basketball's 10 Most Hated Coaches in the Country

    Sports fans love to hate. In fact, many of us are almost as good at hating other teams, coaches and players as we are at rooting for our own. Things we hate: Winners—we hate it when teams and people win more than our teams...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 13,856 reads 25 comments

  23. 2012 MLB Free Agency: The Most Overrated FA at Every Position

    Every offseason, several players are overvalued and, consequently, overpaid. If you want two recent examples, look no further than Carl Crawford and Rafael Soriano...

    Ari Kramer Written by Ari Kramer about 3 years ago 1,353 reads 8 comments

  24. 12 Biggest Winners from the Boston Red Sox Meltdown

    The Boston Red Sox became the first team in MLB history to miss the postseason after holding a nine-game September lead with just 24 remaining games. On the morning of Sept...

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  25. MLB Free Agency 2012: 5 Most Likely Destinations for C.J. Wilson

    Even with his Texas Rangers one win away from the World Series, C.J. Wilson is a hot topic because of his upcoming free agency. The left-hander is the market's No...

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