1. MLB Predictions: Full-Season Stat Projections for Yu Darvish, Yoennis Cespedes

    The Texas Rangers ' Yu Darvish and the Oakland Athletics ' Yoennis Cespedes are easily the two biggest foreign-born free agents to sign major league contracts this offseason, if not of all-time...

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  2. MLB Trade Scenarios: Every Team's Odds of Dealing for Josh Hamilton

    Texas Rangers fans readily remember the Mark Teixeira trade. Toward the end of Tex's stay in Arlington, it became clear that he no longer wanted to toil in relative obscurity, playing for a perennial stinker like the Texas Rangers were at that time...

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  3. MLB Power Rankings: Predicting Every Division Heading into Spring Training

    Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in just a few days. The NFL season has now come to a close. It's official, the 2012 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner...

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  4. MLB Power Rankings: Prince Fielder, Yu Darvish, Michael Pineda Shake Things Up

    It's been more than a month since I released the first edition of my MLB Power Rankings —and a good deal has transpired since then. As of this writing, only 10 Type "A" or "B" free agents remained, with the lone "A" player being Roy Oswalt...

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  5. Prince Fielder Free Agent News: Does Yu Darvish Signing Impact the Slugger?

    Just a few short days ago, the Texas Rangers signed their coveted free agent, right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish, formerly of the Nippon Ham Fighters. With their bid-winning sum of $51...

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  6. Victor Martinez Injury: How Can the Detroit Tigers Replace His Bat for 2012?

    According to the Detroit Free Press, Victor Martinez , the Detroit Tiger's designated hitter and occasional catcher/first baseman, has reportedly torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during an offseason workout...

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  7. MLB Free Agency 2012: Texas Rangers to Sign Prince Fielder, Yu Darvish or Both?

    The 2011-2012 MLB offseason began with a bang as four of the most coveted stars were off of the hot stove and into the cool cash—just a few weeks into the free agency free-for-all...

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  8. MLB'S 10 Worst 'Sure Bet' Free-Agent Acquisitions That Didn't Pan Out

    In the wonderful world of Major League Baseball, earning the title "sure bet" is both a blessing and a curse...

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  9. MLB Power Rankings: Every Team's Best Hitter/Pitcher Combos

    Everyone knows that the Philadelphia Phillies have one of the best rotations in the history of the game. Their rotation is so sound that it's a no-brainer they're going to be just about everyone's pick to win the World Series in 2012...

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  10. 11 MLB Players You Didn't Know Had Played Overseas

    When it comes to Major League Baseball, most fans are aware of the Japanese stars that come from the Far East to see if they can succeed on the grandest of stages against the world's finest baseball players...

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  11. Prince Fielder Rumors: Would He Make the Washington Nationals NL East Favorite?

    According to numerous reports, most recently by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , the Washington Nationals are in hot pursuit of Scott Boras client and premiere slugger Prince Fielder...

    Timothy Howell Written by Timothy Howell about over 2 years ago 1,127 reads 26 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: Yu Darvish, Jose Reyes, Albert Pujols Shake Things Up

    The 2011 Major League Baseball offseason has seen some interesting moves. There have been big trades—Mat Latos to the Reds , Trevor Cahill to the D-Backs, to name a few. There's definitely been some huge signings...

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  13. Texas Rangers: Should CoCo Crisp Be an "Under-the-Radar" Signing?

    After Monday's stunning turn of events, brought forth by the news that the Texas Rangers —not the Blue Jays —had won the bidding war for the rights to negotiate a contract ...

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  14. Yu Darvish News: Texas Rangers, Blue Jays to Find out Where Darvish Lands

    Although it's been less than a week since the bids were posted for the rights to Yu Darvish , it seems like an eternity has passed. So much has happened, yet so little with actual teeth...

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  15. Prince Fielder Free Agent Rumors: Where Would Rangers' Lineup Rank All Time?

    According to various sources , the Texas Rangers may or may not be after former Milwaukee Brewers slugger Prince Fielder ...

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  16. Fantasy Baseball: Shelby Miller, Matthew West and Top Prospects You Need to Know

    With Major League Baseball season three long months away, it's time we turn our attention to other endeavors...

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  17. MLB Free Agency 2012: For Texas Rangers, Will It Be Yu Darvish or Prince Fielder

    The 2011 MLB Winter Meetings were pretty lame for the Texas Rangers . They allowed their number one pitcher to walk—casually stroll, really, while his over-sized sunglasses ...

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  18. Albert Pujols: Do the Miami Marlins Still Have a Shot at Signing the Slugger?

    The Miami Marlins have already had a huge offseason, as they've added Jose Reyes and Heath Bell. Those two signings alone have improved the Marlins infinitely from a year ago...

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  19. MLB Free Agency 2011: Why Prince Fielder Won't End Up with the Seattle Mariners

    On the eve of the MLB Winter Meetings in Dallas, it's only fitting to end the weekend by discussing one of the hottest rumors circulating the big leagues the last day or so—could ...

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  20. MLB Free Agents 2012: Prince Fielder Better for Texas Rangers Than Albert Pujols

    There isn't a major league team on the planet that doesn't want a player with the abilities of an Albert Pujols or a Prince Fielder...

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  21. Texas Rangers Add Greg Maddux to Formidable Coaching Staff

    Greg Maddux was one of the best pitcher's of his generation—if not all time—over his 23-season Major League career spent mainly with the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves ...

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  22. Texas Rangers' Free Agents 2011: If C.J. Wilson Walks, Can Rangers Win in 2012?

    Widely considered the best free-agent pitcher on the market this offseason, C.J. Wilson will likely find himself in a uniform other than the Texas Rangers for the first time in his career...

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  23. NL MVP 2011: Power Ranking Ryan Braun and 10 Greatest "Skinny Sluggers" of MLB

    When Ryan Braun was named as the National League's 2011 MVP, it was kind of stunning. Most, like myself, assumed that Justin Verlander would be named NL MVP, even though he pitches in the American League...

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  24. 2011 MLB ROY Awards: Power Ranking the Biggest Sophomore Slumps of All-Time

    Since 1947, there have been 130 recipients of Major League Baseball's Rookie of the Year Award. The first winner was arguably the best—Jackie Robinson—so good in fact that the award is now named in his honor...

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  25. 10 Most Embarrassing Major League Baseball Sound Bites

    Less than a week after the conclusion of the 2011 World Series , an audio file of Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington giving a pregame speech was leaked and quickly went viral...

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