1. Tampa Bay Rays: The Risk and Reward of Carlos Pena

    The Tampa Bay Rays have brought back first baseman Carlos Pena after he spent one year away with the Chicago Cubs . This could be an incredibly valuable signing for the Tampa Bay Rays...

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  2. Oakland Athletics: What Do We Know About Yoenis Cespedes?

    Yoenis Cespedes arrived in Arizona for the Oakland Athletics ' spring training today, according to the Huffington Post ...

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  3. Washington Nationals: Bryce Harper to Start Spring Training Opener

    Major League Baseball has been awaiting the arrival of Washington Nationals prospect Bryce Harper. Fortunately, the wait is over...

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  4. MLB Predictions 2012: All-Star Projections for All 30 MLB Teams

    The 2012 Major League Baseball season hasn't even started yet, but it's still a good time to start talking about predictions, particularly about the MLB All-Star Game...

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  5. New York Yankees: Should Mark Teixeira Change His Approach at the Plate?

    If you are a New York Yankees fan, it is very possible that you read this interview with Mark Teixeira by ESPN's Wallace Matthews. If you didn't, here is a paraphrase...

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  6. Ryan Howard: Philadelphia Phillies 1B Takes First Batting Practice

    Ryan Howard took his first batting practice since rupturing his Achilles tendon on the final out of the final game of the 2011 playoffs, according to Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sports Network ...

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  7. Predicting Every MLB Team's Opening Day Starter

    Sure, spring training is underway. However, I don't know about you all, but I'm definitely excited for the start of games on Opening Day. Opening Day gives every team a chance to see what it is like to be undefeated...

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  8. Yu Darvish: Japanese Phenom Arrives at Spring Training

    Yu Darvish reported to spring training a day early, according to a report issued by the Associated Press in the Washington Post...

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  9. MLB Free Agency: Grading Every Team's Top Hitting Acquisition

    Yesterday, you should have read Matt Trueblood's slideshow that graded every team's top pitching acquisition. Today, you get my opinion on every team's top hitting acquisition. The only difference is that I only considered free-agent signings...

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  10. MLB Trade Rumors: Yankees Possibly Dealing A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have possibly expressed interest in New York Yankees right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett according to Ken Rosenthal . If the Pirates are willing to trade for Burnett, the Yankees should strongly consider the offer...

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  11. MLB Trade Scenarios: Each MLB Team's Best Trade-Partner Fit

    Most of the dealing on the Hot Stove has been completed. However, teams still have needs. There are still holes that need filling and weaknesses that need reinforcing. The purpose of this article is to patch up these holes...

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  12. Every MLB Team's Least Charismatic Pitcher

    Charisma makes us remember pitchers. Think about Brian Wilson. Sure, he is a dominant closer, but he is mostly known for his presence on the mound. Historically, why do we remember Jose Lima? Of course, we remember him for Lima Time...

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  13. Assembling the Ultimate MLB Player, Piece by Piece

    Baseball has gone beyond The Six Million Dollar Man . We have several Hundred Million Dollar Men. However, let me refresh your memory on that classic TV show...

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  14. Every MLB Team's Star Destined to Disappoint This Season

    Every Major League Baseball season has its disappointments. There are always players who fail to live up to the sometimes exceedingly-high expectations that are placed upon them. The 2012 season will not be any different...

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  15. Philadelphia Phillies: Domonic Brown Most Likely Begins 2012 in Triple-A

    When will Domonic Brown finally land in Philadelphia to stay? Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jim Bowden of ESPN that John Mayberry Jr. and Laynce Nix will most likely start the year as the left field platoon...

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  16. 25 Baseball Players Who Spawned Tebow-Like Fanaticism

    Tim Tebow. I bet you already have an opinion one way or the other about the young Denver Broncos quarterback...

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  17. Tim Tebow: Why Did America Fall in Love with the Broncos Quarterback?

    I have a big surprise for you. This article is about Tim Tebow . You know why you're not surprised? Because Tebow has been what everybody has been talking about for most of this NFL season...

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  18. Matt Kemp: Just How Great Was the 26-Year-Old in 2011?

    Matt Kemp had a phenomenal season in 2011 to say the least. As a 26-year-old, he finished a very close second in MVP voting after being one of very few players to flirt with 40-40...

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  19. Philadelphia Phillies: Could Brad Lidge Be Returning?

    The Philadelphia Phillies already added Jonathan Papelbon to the bullpen this winter as the team's new closer...

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  20. Jeff Bagwell: Why PED Speculation Causes Illogical Hall of Fame Exclusion

    I know that any talk about performance-enhancing drugs will be controversial. I know that people have very strong feelings as to whether or not they believe that athletes who have ...

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  21. 20 Baseball Stars Who Deserve a Bust in Cooperstown

    Every winter, new members are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Barry Larkin and Ron Santo on their inductions this year. It is definitely well deserved...

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  22. MLB Free Agents 2012: Every Team's Biggest Remaining Offseason Priority

    The winter meetings are over, but this offseason definitely is not. Moves are still going to be made, and teams still have holes to fill. Therefore, let's take a look at every team's biggest remaining offseason priority...

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  23. MLB's 10 Uncanny Celebrity Doppelgangers

    A recent article from Fox Sports made up a list of several MLB athletes and their look-alikes. However, their list only contained 15 names. Therefore, I submit for your approval 10 more athletes and their celebrity twins...

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  24. Albert Pujols: Interesting Clauses in His Mega-Contract

    According to the London Free Press , Albert Pujols has some very interesting clauses in his brand-new contract. First of all, if Pujols hits 763 home runs to break Barry Bonds' career record, he will receive a $7 million bonus...

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  25. Philadelphia Phillies: Predicting the Top 6 Performers for 2012

    The 2012 Philadelphia Phillies look strangely similar to the 2011 version. All of the biggest contributors to the team's success will be back in the City of Brotherly Love for at least another season...

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