1. Ranking the Best Player Nicknames in Baseball

    We each go by a name that is different from the one that appears on our birth certificate. A great nickname cannot be forced; it must come naturally and organically...

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  2. Ranking Each MLB Team's Greatest Rookie Ever

    While baseball fans love the established stars of the game, there's something about a hot-shot rookie that just grabs us in a way that even the most successful superstar can't contend with...

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  3. Every MLB Team's Highest-Ceiling Prospect Coming After the 2013 Draft

    While MLB teams hope to add quality ballplayers to their respective organizations through the first-year player draft, the ultimate goal of every organization is to draft players ...

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  4. Gerrit Cole: Bold Predictions for No. 1 Overall Pick's MLB Debut, Rookie Season

    PNC Park will be a madhouse on Tuesday night when Gerrit Cole, the Pittsburgh Pirates ' top prospect, makes his major league debut ...

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  5. 2013 MLB Draft Results: Every MLB Team's Biggest Draft Steal, Reach

    Chances are that if you're reading this, you know someone who has—or will—be drafted by a major league baseball team...

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  6. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Draft Results: Scouting Profiles for 2013 Picks

    There may not be a team in baseball that finds itself in better shape heading into the 2013 draft than the St. Louis Cardinals ...

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  7. Every MLB Team's Biggest Draft Bust in the Past Decade

    Swinging and missing in the first round of the MLB draft can set a franchise back years. It's the kind of thing that keeps scouts and general managers up at night, for they know ...

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  8. 5 MLB Players Who Elevated Their Game in May

    While it's true that every player struggles at one point or another during baseball's regular season, not all struggles are created equal. Those that last a series or two—or even a week or two—are typically not cause for alarm...

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  9. Is Health of Bryce Harper or Stephen Strasburg More Important to the Nationals?

    When Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo wake up in the middle of the night frantic and sweating profusely, chances are that they both had the same dream, one in which both Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg are injured at the same time...

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  10. Ranking the Best Pitcher-Hitter Combinations in MLB

    Having a big-time starting pitcher leading the rotation or a big-time bat in the heart of a team's lineup is a prerequisite for success in baseball. It's the teams who have both that are the most successful...

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  11. MLB's 10 Most Likely Candidates to Slug a 4-Home Run Game in 2013

    It was only yesterday that we witnessed Dioner Navarro hit three home runs in a game for the Chicago Cubs, only to have the feat equaled later in the day by Washington's Ryan Zimmerman...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,962 reads 14 comments

  12. 2013 MLB Draft: One 'Hometown' Prospect All 30 Teams Should Target

    Whether it's around the corner or across the country, MLB teams will dispatch talent evaluators anywhere and everywhere to take a look at players who could potentially help their franchise in the future...

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  13. Power Ranking Every 'Hometown' Interleague Rivalry

    Whether you love it or hate it, interleague play is here to stay. For the past 17 years, the MLB schedule has pitted teams from the American League and National League against each ...

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  14. Selecting the All-MLB Team After 2 Months of Baseball

    I must be the owner of a faulty calendar. We can't possibly be two months into the 2013 MLB regular season, can we? Is it possible that, in what seems like the blink of an eye, 30 percent of the season is already behind us? Sadly, yes...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 26,620 reads 56 comments

  15. 10 Best 'Failed' Starters in MLB History

    Nobody likes to be labeled a failure. Whether it's failing an exam in school, your first road test or not performing up to expectations in any of your endeavors, not finding success ...

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  16. 10 Greatest MLB Catches While Diving into the Crowd Since 2000

    If you've ever sat in field-level seats, you've seen the signs and heard the warnings to stay vigilant, that foul balls and broken bats could potentially come your way...

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  17. Struggling MLB Players Who Should Be DFA'd Immediately

    There comes a point in every professional ballplayer's career when they simply can't cut it anymore. Sometimes it's due to a major injury, other times it's the years of wear-and-tear ...

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  18. 25 Active MLB Players with the Best Chance of Making the Hall of Fame

    For fans of America's pastime, debating whether today's active stars are worthy of entrance into one of the most exclusive clubs in the world, the Baseball Hall of Fame, has become, well, one of their favorite pastimes...

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  19. Miguel Cabrera's Top 5 Threats in Each Triple Crown Category

    Early Sunday, I wrote that talk of a second consecutive Triple Crown for Miguel Cabrera wasn't such a far-fetched idea...

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  20. MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the Week

    Over the past week of MLB action, 194 home runs have been hit by 142 different players off of 136 different pitchers, according to ESPN's Home Run Tracker . Combined, the week's home runs would have traveled a total of 77,490 feet—roughly 14...

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  21. The Toughest Homestands in MLB This Season

    From the cheers of the crowd to the comfort of the locker room to the simple pleasure of sleeping in your own bed, the benefits that MLB teams reap during an extended homestand are undeniable...

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  22. MLB's Quarter-Mark All-Star Team for Each League

    While we are still roughly two months away from the 84th MLB All-Star Game, held this year at New York's Citi Field, it's never too early to start speculating about how each league's roster might look for the midsummer classic...

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  23. MLB's Biggest Surprises of the First Quarter of the 2013 Season

    By the time this week's slate of games comes to an end, every team in baseball will have arrived at or passed the quarter mark of its regular-season schedule. That in itself is a surprising fact, as it feels like the season only started a few weeks ago.

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,848 reads 16 comments

  24. Odds of Every Hot Starting Pitcher Keeping His ERA Under 2.00 All Year

    Just over a month into the 2013 regular season, 11 starting pitchers sit with an ERA below 2.00. While a starting pitcher finishing the season with an ERA under 2.00 isn't as rare a feat as a batter hitting ...

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  25. Bo Jackson and the 10 Most Incredible Athletes in Baseball History

    While baseball may not demand the level of athleticism as the other major sports (basketball, football and hockey), make no mistake about it—professional ballplayers are great athletes...

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