1. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB's 1st Half

    Just like that, half of the 2013 regular season is behind us. It doesn't feel like the season's at its halfway point, but for the vast majority of players and teams, the 81st game of the season has come and gone...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 31,350 reads 44 comments

  2. Predicting MLB Players Who Will Make First All-Star Appearances

    After a while, the MLB All-Star Game can become, well, kind of boring. While it's great to see the biggest names in baseball go head-to-head for the right to home-field advantage ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 23,682 reads 93 comments

  3. Power Ranking Every MLB Mascot from Worst to Best

    While baseball might be the slowest-paced of the four major sports, there's something about going to a ballgame that basketball, football and hockey cannot compete with...

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  4. Struggling MLB Players Who Should Contemplate Early Retirement

    It's better to go out on your own terms than to be shown the door by someone else. Every season, a handful of major league veteran ballplayers learn that the hard way, with performances ...

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  5. MLB's 25 Biggest Breakout Stars of the Season's First Half

    Contrary to popular opinion, players do not need to be at the beginning of their careers or have never had success as pros in order to have a breakout season...

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  6. Will Jose Reyes' Return Take the Surging Blue Jays All the Way to 1st Place?

    Jose Reyes ' timing couldn't be better. Toronto is playing its best baseball of the season, winning 11 consecutive games (and 15 of its last 18)...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 11,745 reads 31 comments

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

    If you're a fan of the long ball, then this past week of MLB action was right up your alley. Balls simply couldn't stay on the field of play this week, with 203 home runs being smacked by 142 different batters off of 144 different pitchers...

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  8. 10 Fastest Rises to MLB Superstardom of All Time

    No two superstars are created equal. Some, like Derek Jeter, take years to achieve the highest level of stardom. Others, like Los Angeles Dodgers' rookie Yasiel Puig, take less than a week to reach such lofty heights...

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  9. Updating Each MLB Team's Top Trade-Deadline Priority

    Prepare yourselves, for the MLB rumor mill is about to start spinning fast and furiously. While we haven't reached the point of the season where teams have definitively decided ...

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  10. Comparing NL All-Star Fans Vote to Players Deserving of Start

    Baseball's mid-summer classic is just like every other professional sports league's All-Star Game—the starters are selected in a globally-held popularity contest, not on the ...

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  11. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB Week 11

    Baseball's regular season may be a marathon rather than a sprint, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't be paying attention to the race before it reaches its halfway mark. If you do, you're bound to miss something noteworthy...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,039 reads 6 comments

  12. MLB Players Who Have Made the Greatest Sudden Leaps to Stardom in 2013

    Over and over last season, baseball fans were told that having a pair of players explode into stardom the way Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Washington's Bryce Harper did doesn't happen all the time and that the duo's accomplishments should be celebrated...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 32,573 reads 89 comments

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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 ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 39,052 reads 19 comments

  17. 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...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 60,498 reads 19 comments

  18. 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 ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 13,305 reads 13 comments

  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,369 reads 6 comments

  25. 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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