1. MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies Shouldn't Include Domonic Brown in Hunter Pence Talks

    By now, it has been established that the Phillies are looking to upgrade in the outfield. Sports Illustrated 's Jon Heyman reports that Hunter Pence is the organization's No...

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  2. Kousuke Fukudome Trade: Indians Have MInor Upgrade but Still Search for OF Help

    According to multiple reports—including one by Buster Olney —the Cleveland Indians will acquire Kouske Fukudome from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for two prospects and a Cubs' payment of more than half of the $4...

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  3. MLB Trade Deadline: Michael Cuddyer Provides Versatility for Contenders

    With the deadline five days away, many teams are still determining whether a playoff push is still possible. These decisions determine the market for contenders...

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  4. MLB Trade Deadline: Should Wandy Rodrigeuz Be Drawing More Interest?

    Over the last few days, trade talk has focused on Hunter Pence, Carlos Beltran and Ubaldo Jimenez. However, other than Jimenez, there have been very few discussions about starting pitchers who could be moved by the deadline...

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  5. MLB Trade Deadline: Tigers Upgrade at the Hot Corner with Wilson Betemit

    The Tigers have had a black-hole at third base this season because of Brandon Inge 's anemic performance at the plate. While Inge is considered a plus defender at the hot corner, he hit ...

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  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Ubaldo Jimenez and Consistency

    The Ubaldo Jimenez trade talk has been a hot topic of conversation lately, and one tweet from Buster Olney irked me to investigate Jimenez's performance over the last three seasons...

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  7. Texas Rangers: Mike Napoli's Power Surge Leads to More Playing Time

    Mike Napoli returned from the disabled list because of an oblique strain on July 4th, and it is no coincidence that the Texas Rangers have rolled through opponents with an eight game winning streak in which he has hit ...

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  8. Francisco Rodriguez Trade: What the Brewers Can Expect in the Second Half

    The trade of Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night started the countdown to the deadline, and fans can debate whether the Brewers should have focused ...

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  9. Best Pitches of the First Half of the 2011 MLB Season

    I detailed the best pitches of the 2010 season in March, and I got some interesting reactions and discussions, so I decided to list the five best pitches according to pitch type for this season...

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  10. Dontrelle Willis Returns to MLB with Quality Start for Cincinnati Reds

    After Dontrelle Willis posted a 5.62 ERA and a 7.68 walk rate last season, I personally felt that baseball fans would never see Willis return to a major league mound in the foreseeable future...

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  11. New York Yankees: Phil Hughes Returns With Mixed Results

    Phil Hughes finally made his return from the disabled list last night against the Cleveland Indians and allowed two earned runs on six hits, two walks and two strikeouts in five innings...

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  12. MLB All-Star Game 2011: Paul Konerko and Shane Victorino Should Be Final Picks

    There are some egregious MLB All-Star snubs every season, and 2011 provided no exception. The fans have an opportunity to bolster each roster with the " Final Vote " via MLB...

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  13. Chicago White Sox: Can Adam Dunn Save His Season?

    General Manager Ken Williams backed the wrong horse in his search for a left-handed bat this offseason as Adam Dunn enters Thursday with only seven home runs and a line of .173/...

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  14. Pittsburgh Pirates: Is Joel Hanrahan the Best Closer in the National League?

    Joel Hanrahan earned his 23rd save of the season for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays , and lowered his ERA to 1.21 in the process. Hanrahan's impressive performance last season—he had a 12...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about 3 years ago 611 reads 2 comments

  15. Seattle Mariners: The Resurgence of Erik Bedard

    The Mariners patience with Erik Bedard's shoulder injuries since 2008 has finally paid off as Bedard reached the 90-inning mark for the first time with the team...

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  16. Philadelphia Phillies: Domonic Brown Showing Signs of Improvement

    The Philadelphia Phillies were expecting a big season from 23-year-old rookie outfielder Dominic Brown, even when he went down with a wrist injury in spring training...

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  17. Neftali Feliz: Breaking Down 2011 Regression of Texas Rangers Closer

    Neftali Feliz blew his fourth save of the season last night against the Astros after allowing four hits (one of them a game-winning home run) and four runs in two-thirds of an inning pitched...

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  18. Houston Astros: Bud Norris Transitioning to Ace

    As the Houston Astros struggle through a terrible 2011 season, Bud Norris ' excellence continues to be one of the lone bright spots for the 27-46 club...

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  19. AL All-Star Roster: Players Who Warrant a Trip to Arizona

    Over the next few weeks Major League Baseball will give the public updates on the voting for the All-Star teams. Nothing upsets me more than the rosters that the fans, players and coaches select...

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  20. The Real National League All Stars

    Over the next few weeks Major League Baseball will give the public updates on the voting for the All-Star teams. Nothing upsets me more than the rosters that the fans, players, and coaches select...

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  21. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Dempster Turning Around Season but Some Concerns Linger

    Despite his 5.48 ERA, Ryan Dempster continues to prove that his terrible April (9.58 ERA) was just an aberration, and that he should still be considered one of the better pitchers in the NL Central...

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  22. David Ortiz: Shift in Contact Numbers Leads to MVP-LIke Resurgence

    It is no coincidence that the Red Sox turned their season around in May, going 19-10, the same month David Ortiz hit 10 home runs and hit .342/.387/.684...

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  23. Arizona Diamondbacks: Josh Collmenter Fooling Hitters and Fans

    Josh Collmenter of the Arizona Diamondbacks is the talk of the National League after delivering another scoreless outing against the Pirates on Thursday, in which he lowered his ERA to 1...

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  24. Chicago White Sox: Carlos Quentin Continues 2011 Power Run

    The Chicago White Sox , my pick to win the AL Central this season, continue to struggle in 2011, with their record now 30-34 for the season...

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  25. St. Louis Cardinals: Fernando Salas Stablizing Back End of Bullpen

    One of Tony La Russa's biggest problems during the first month of the season dealt with Ryan Franklin's meltdown in the closer role...

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