1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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...

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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 2,872 reads 16 comments

  13. 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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  14. 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...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,938 reads 8 comments

  15. The Greatest Active MLB Player from All 50 U.S. States

    While baseball may no longer be as American as apple pie, trailing behind football in popularity while growing in appeal around the world, there is no disputing that the roots of what ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 3,774 reads 30 comments

  16. End-Year Stat Projections for MLB's 25 Hottest Starts

    After the first week of the season, we looked at some of the scintillating starts around baseball, trying to make sense of whether what we were watching was real or an illusion...

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  17. Roy Halladay and Former MLB Aces Who Have Nothing Left

    Throwing a baseball is as violent and unnatural a motion as you'll find in sports. The amount of stress, torque and wear-and-tear that pitchers put on their arms is unrivaled...

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  18. Keys to Every Last-Place MLB Team Salvaging Their Season

    Nobody likes being last. Think back to when you were growing up. When it came to picking teams for a sporting event, be it baseball, kickball, dodgeball—whatever—we dreaded being the last one picked...

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  19. Predicting the Hottest, Coldest Teams for the Month of May

    From strength of schedule to the names that land on a team's disabled list, there are any number of reasons why some teams flourish while others flounder in early-season action...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about over 1 year ago 2,349 reads 5 comments

  20. MLB Trade Rumors: All 30 Teams' Latest Whispers Heading into May

    Baseball's rumor mill may slow down, but it never grinds to a screeching halt. A month into the regular season, the mill is beginning to churn faster than it has lately, though we ...

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  21. MLB Stars Who Need to Return from Injury ASAP to Save Teams' Seasons

    Injuries don't care how much money a player makes, how gaudy the stats on the back of a player's baseball card are or what time of year it is. When they hit, they often hit hard—and teams are left scrambling trying to fill the void...

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  22. David Price Confrontation Proves It's Time Bud Selig Gets Umpires Under Control

    For years, major league umpires have operated under the misguided belief that they are bigger than the game itself...

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  23. Every MLB Team's Big-Name Pitcher That Needs to Step Up ASAP

    It's too early to pull out the cliche: "It's getting late early." But as the calendar gets set to flip over to the second month of the MLB regular season, early-season struggles ...

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  24. Early Feel-Good Stories of the 2013 MLB Season

    Far too often, feel-good stories in baseball are limited to those players who overcome adversity. Whether it be Josh Hamilton's daily battle with substance abuse or Buster Posey's ...

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  25. All 30 MLB Teams' Worst-Case Injury Scenario

    Be forewarned, friends, as what you'll see on the pages that follow is not for the feint of heart. It doesn't matter how talented a player may be, how much money he may make or how ...

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