1. Cleveland Indians: Asdrubal Cabrera Showing No Signs of Slowing Down

    One of the biggest surprises of the 2011 season has been Asdrubal Cabrera 's rise to dominance in the No. 2 spot in the Cleveland Indians lineup...

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  2. SF Giants: Ryan Vogelsong Contiunes to Surprise as Barry Zito's Return Looms

    The San Francisco Giants rode a deep starting rotation to the World Series despite an over the hill fifth starter last year...

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  3. Seattle Mariners: Felix Hernandez's Dominance Continues

    Felix Hernandez impressive 2011 season continued last night after the 25 year-old Cy Young award winner shut down the Tampa Bay Rays by allowing only one run on five hits, two walks and eleven strikeouts in seven innings...

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  4. Troy Tulowitzki: Will Colorado Rockies Shortstop Rebound in June?

    After a historic finish in 2010 and a strong April in 2011, many in the media were speculating that Troy Tulowitzki would be in the running for the NL MVP this season...

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  5. Houston Astros: Jordan Lyles Shines in Major League Debut

    The Astros called up top pitching prospect, 20 year-old Jordan Lyles, to take Wandy Rodriguez's place in the rotation after he was placed on the DL with a left elbow injury...

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  6. New York Mets: Dillon Gee Keeping Rotation Afloat in Troubled Times

    The 2011 New York Mets ' rotation has been in a state of flux with injuries to Johan Santana and Chris Young, and the inconsistent performances of Mike Pefrey, Chris Capuano and RA Dickey...

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  7. Kansas City Royals: Examining the Decline of Joakim Soria

    Ned Yost and the Kansas City Royals announced after a second blown save in as many days that Joakim Soria , one of the best relievers over the last four seasons, had lost his job as closer to Aaron Crow...

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  8. Florida Marlins: Examining Mike Stanton's Resurgent May

    Mike Stanton , a fashionable fantasy pick during Spring Training, got off to a rocky start this season after straining his left hamstring during Spring Training...

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  9. Evaluating Ervin Santana's Season for L.A. Angels

    Jered Weaver and Dan Haren stole most of the headlines about the Angels starting rotation in April and the first half of May, but Ervin Santana continues to be the Angels' best ...

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  10. Cincinnati Reds: Jay Bruce Fulfilling 2011 Expectations

    The Cincinnati Reds are currently in the middle of a six-game losing streak due in large part to a faltering pitching staff...

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  11. James Shields Delivers Best Pitching Performance of Season

    In a season with two no-hitters and a few spectacular shutouts, James Shields delivered the best starting pitching performance of the season against the Florida Marlins on Sunday, allowing only three hits, one walk and striking out thirteen...

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  12. Texas Rangers: Is There Anything Wrong with Ian Kinsler?

    Since his recent 4-for-4 game on Sunday, Ian Kinsler has fallen back into another slump going 1-for-16 with one run scored. For the season, he has posted a .233/.337/.417 line with five home runs and eight stolen bases through 192 plate appearances...

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  13. Pittsburgh Pirates: Charlie Morton's Transformation into Ground Ball Machine

    One of the better kept secrets in the NL Central has been the transformation of Charlie Morton , the Pittsburgh Pirates starter who recorded the worst record and ERA among qualified starting pitchers in 2010 (2-12 7...

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  14. Los Angeles Dodgers: Matt Kemp Still Leading Dodgers Offense Despite Struggles

    Analysts prioritized the performance of Matt Kemp as the major key heading into the 2011 season for the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

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  15. Shaun Marcum Keeping Milwaukee Brewers Alive in NL Central Race

    While a rib injury kept Zack Greinke on the DL for the first month of the season and Yovani Gallardo struggling, Shaun Marcum has done his part to keep the Milwaukee Brewers in the race for the NL Central...

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  16. Comparing Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada's Not So Different Seasons

    By now the entire baseball world has heard what transpired this weekend between the Yankees and Jorge Posada. Note: I would have never put either guy in that spot...

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  17. San Francisco Giants: Looking for the Real Buster Posey

    Buster Posey 's decline this season has been one of the more surprising stories of the 2011. Coming into the season, many national writers and analysts declared that Posey, the ...

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  18. Jake Peavy Makes Return for Chicago White Sox

    Jake Peavy returned to the mound for the White Sox after battling shoulder tendinitis in spring training returning from a torn latissimus dorsi muscle in his back...

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  19. Detroit Tigers: Max Scherzer Starts Strong but Why Are Some Surprised?

    Max Scherzer pitched another solid game against the Blue Jays last night. He improved his record to 6-0 for the season by pitching five innings and allowing two runs on five hits, three walks, one home run and five strikeouts...

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  20. Atlanta Braves: Craig Kimbrel and Jonny Venters Best Bullpen Duo in Majors?

    The Atlanta Braves come into Monday third in the NL East. Atlanta is one-and-a-half games behind the Florida Marlins and three-and-a-half behind the Philadelphia Phillies after starting the season 13-15 in the month of April...

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  21. Justin Smoak Carrying Seattle Mariners Lineup

    Similar to last season, the Seattle Mariners ' offense has struggled to produce runs. Miguel Olivo is currently hitting in the cleanup spot and Ryan Langerhans, Adam Kennedy and Milton Bradley all hit in the third spot this week...

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  22. Zack Greinke: Breaking Down the New Milwaukee Brewer's First Start of the Season

    Zack Greinke made his much-anticipated debut for the Brewers during the second game of Wednesday's double-header against the Braves after missing the first month of the season with a broken rib...

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  23. New York Yankees Need to Worry About Derek Jeter's Drastic Decline

    No one deserves the benefit of the doubt more than Derek Jeter , but one could argue that he happens to be on the list of the worst shortstops in baseball...

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  24. Aaron Harang and Dustin Moseley Benefitting from Move to San Diego

    Aaron Harang and Dustin Moseley, two free-agent pitchers the Padres signed during the offseason, have exceeded expectations for the first month of San Diego's 2011 campaign...

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  25. Minnesota Twins: Breaking Down Francisco Liriano's Early Season Struggles

    After returning to dominating form last season, Francisco Liriano has looked like a different pitcher during the first month of 2011...

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