1. MLB Offseason 2012: St. Louis Cardinals Fielding Breakdown

    Here is an early vote for John Mozeliak as the Executive of the Year. It has little to do with the Cardinals winning the pennant. Once the playoffs start, it's a crap shoot...

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  2. MLB Offseason 2012: Seattle Mariners Fielding Breakdown

    The Seattle Mariners are a perfect example of the failed plans of mice and men. They were built around pitching, speed and defense. Two out of three aren't bad I guess...

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  3. MLB Offseason 2012: San Francisco Giants Fielding Overview

    The defending World Champs were doomed from the get-go. Their 2010 victory was built on a house of cards. Of course, that is what makes baseball fun. They pitched over their heads and had a run of good luck down the stretch...

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  4. MLB Offseason 2012: San Diego Padres Fielding Breakdown

    I'll bet that most Padres fans didn't realize how crazy this offseason would become, but the Padres are making big news already. The rumor mill has Jed Hoyer joining his old boss in Chicago...

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  5. 2012 MLB Offseason: Pittsburgh Pirates Fielding Breakdown

    Unfortunately, the final record for the Pittsburgh Pirates did not accurately reflect the progress they made this season. They played meaningful games after the all-star break for the first time since 1997...

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  6. 2012 MLB Offseason: Philadelphia Phillies Fielding Breakdown

    The Philadelphia Phillies surrendered the fewest runs in baseball in 2011, and most of that can be attributed to the front four of their starting rotation...

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  7. 2012 MLB Offseason: Oakland Athletics Fielding Breakdown

    In sabermetrics, there always seems to be an "it" guy among the general managers. These days it is Alex Anthopolous of the Toronto Blue Jays . Before that it was Andrew Friedman of the Tampa Bay Rays ...

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  8. 2012 MLB Offseason: New York Yankees Fielding Breakdown

    The New York Yankees have been ground zero for the great fielding debate for some time. Derek Jeter is at the center of it all...

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  9. 2012 MLB Offseason: New York Mets Fielding Breakdown

    Sandy Alderson inherited a mess when he took over as general manager of the Mets prior to the season. I'm sure he didn't know how much of a mess until he got well into the season...

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  10. Bud Selig: An Open Letter to the Worst Commissioner in Baseball History

    Dear Mr. Selig, I'm going to come right out and say it: I'm an Astros fan and have been more my entire life. I know that is not that considerable...

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  11. 2012 MLB Offseason: Minnesota Twins Fielding Breakdown

    Outside of the Houston Astros , you could not find a story of ineptitude as complete as the Minnesota Twins this season. However, no one expected the Astros to be good. The Twins were coming off of an AL Central title...

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  12. 2012 MLB Offseason: Milwaukee Brewers Fielding Breakdown

    The Brewers came within two games of the pennant in 2012, and fielding improvement could be one of the underrated reasons for their success. The Brewers have a reputation for being a poor fielding team, but the numbers come out average...

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  13. Houston Astros: 15 Players to Watch in 2012

    When you go 56-106 and fans find out you are probably changing leagues, it doesn't get much worse. Still, there are always reasons to be optimistic in baseball, and when the offseason begins, you always have to be optimistic when the offseason begins...

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  14. 2012 MLB Offseason: Los Angeles Dodgers Fielding Breakdown

    Frank McCourt is bouncing checks left and right. Well, maybe it isn't that bad, but the Dodgers went through hell this year and managed to come out of it above .500...

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  15. 2012 MLB Offseason: Los Angeles Angels Fielding Breakdown

    Tony Reagins fell on his sword late in the season. No one is quite sure, but some overheard him say, "E tu Wells" before he left the facility. In all seriousness, the Vernon Wells trade has to be the straw that broke the camel's back...

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  16. Houston Astros: Ranking Their Top 20 Prospects

    The Astros are going to have to rely more and more on young talent than ever before. Houston fans are going to have to get to know the key names down on the farm because they will be seeing them as soon as this season...

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  17. 2012 MLB Offseason: Kansas City Royals Fielding Breakdown

    It is more than interesting that the Kansas City Royals should follow the Houston Astros in the fielding overview. Numerous sabermetricians and new age bloggers have poked fun at both Ed Wade and Dayton Moore...

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  18. 2012 MLB Offseason: Houston Astros Fielding Breakdown

    The Astros finished with the worst record in franchise history. When you lose more then 100 games there is going to be a lot of facets of the game where you are weak...

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  19. 2012 MLB Offseason: Florida Marlins Fielding Breakdown

    The Florida Marlins (or Miami Marlins as they will be next season) have traditionally been a poor fielding team. Simply put, they've had to pinch pennies wherever possible and fielding became one of those areas they were willing to sacrifice...

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  20. 2012 MLB Offseason: Detroit Tigers Fielding Breakdown

    The Tigers advanced to the point of being within two victories of the World Series. At the beginning of the year, few gave them the chance to get that far, but the continued development ...

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  21. 2012 MLB Offseason: Colorado Rockies Fielding Breakdown

    Dan O'Dowd built the Rockies on the run this season when an offseason full of moves didn't seem to pan out. He traded Miguel Olivo for Jose Lopez because Chris Iannetta was ready to come back...

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  22. 2012 MLB Offseason: Cleveland Indians Fielding Breakdown

    For about four and a half months, the Indians were the surprise of MLB . They came from the bottom of the AL Central standings to spend more days in first place than any team in the division...

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  23. 2012 MLB Offseason: Cincinnati Reds Fielding Breakdown

    We are keeping the analysis train going with an overview of the Cincinnati Reds . Honestly, the Reds are kind of an enigma in the fact that their fielding and hitting remained solid, but their pitching let them down...

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  24. 2012 MLB Offseason: Chicago White Sox Fielding Breakdown

    We continue with our sixth team in the team fielding series. If you haven't read the original "Team Fielding Series" please go and check that out before you continue with this piece...

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  25. 2012 MLB Offseason: Chicago Cubs Fielding Breakdown

    We continue with our fifth team in the team fielding series. Like I've said before, it is very important to read the original " Team Fielding Series " before looking at the individual team reports...

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