1. Know Your Prospects: Melky Mesa, OF, New York Yankees

    If I had to describe New York Yankee's prospect Melky Mesa in one word, it would be "polarizing." Those that scout him have routinely and simultaneously been blown away by his explosive raw ...

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  2. Know Your Prospects: Jason Heyward, RF, Atlanta Braves

    Jason Heyward was chosen by the Atlanta Braves as the 14th pick in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. Now, according to Baseball America and USA Today, he's the No. 1 prospect in all of Minor League Baseball...

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  3. Know Your Prospects: Jordan Brown, OF/1B, Cleveland Indians

    And he's sad, sad Jordan Brown, He's the saddest slugger in the whole damn town. He's better than a minor league star, But with the Indians he won't go far. -From Jim Croce's unreleased Jordan Brown...

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  4. Seattle's Franklin Gutierrez Robbed of 2009 Gold Glove Award

    There were very few things that Seattle Mariners centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez couldn’t catch in 2009; so few things that he earned the nickname “Death To Flying Things...

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  5. Know Your Prospects: Starlin Castro, SS, Chicago Cubs

    Starlin Castro is the kind of baseball player that inspires introspection. At just 6'1", 160 pounds, his wiry frame doesn't belay the fleet footed fielding he's renowned for or the quick ...

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  6. Know Your Prospects: Josh Vitters, 3B, Chicago Cubs

    After the 2011 season, the Chicago Cubs will have to make a choice: keep third baseman Aramis Ramirez and purchase his club option for $16 million, or let him hit the market and buy the remainder of the contract for $2 million...

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  7. Wolf, Washburn Highlight Second Tier Free Agent Starters

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting pitcher John Lackey is going to command a lot of money in free agency this offseason, putting him out of the reach of all but Major League Baseball’s biggest wallets...

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  8. Commissioner Bud Selig Releases All-Underperformer Team Rosters!

    Rodriguez, Ordonez, Martin head list of former All-Stars turned flops. ___________________________ Team will play against minor leaguers in attempt to "get better," says Commissioner Selig...

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  9. Getting in Touch with Mike Veeck, One of Baseball's True Legends

    I’m obsessed with baseball. I mean, really obsessed. If I didn’t have a girlfriend, I would still be living in my mother’s house collecting baseball cards, playing fantasy baseball, and Tivo’ing every game I could...

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  10. MLB Fantasy: Hype Vs. Logic In Selecting Keepers

    Over the past couple years, taking chances based purely on potential has become a trend in fantasy baseball. In rounds where players should take a guy like the Angel's Torii Hunter, they instead go for the Ranger's unproven Nelson Cruz...

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  11. Top Five Prospects With Impact

    This article can originally be found at Fantasy Baseball HQ. I live in Charleston, practically right down the street from Oriole's prospect Matt Wieters' hometown of Goose Creek, South Carolina...

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  12. Baseball Season Is Finally Here

    When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected with wide receiver Santonio Holmes in the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIII, I rejoiced...

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  13. What Is Wrong with the World Baseball Classic?

    Josh Hamilton chose to focus on Spring Training. Carlos Pena went down with an abdominal injury. A.J. Burnett stated, "It's just not for me." Others simply said "No...

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  14. A Case For Jamie Moyer And 300 Wins

    Unless something goes horribly wrong, 5-time Cy Young award winner Randy Johnson will win his 300th game during the 2009 Major League Baseball season. The newly-signed San Francisco Giant is five wins away from joining the exclusive 23-member club...

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  15. LaRussa Tabs Carpenter As Possible Cardinal's Closer

    Tony LaRussa continued his extreme favoritism towards veteran players Saturday when he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he would consider using Cardinal's right-hander Chris Carpenter as the team's closer...

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  16. MLB Network: The Best $10 I Ever Spent

    My girlfriend has competition. It's called the MLB Network. I'm only 23 years old and because of that I've missed a lot of amazing baseball...

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  17. Mark Teixeira Signing Ultimately a Good Thing for Baseball

    So they've gone and done it. While Yanks fans are licking their chops and feeling like kids on Christmas morning, the rest of the baseball world is gathering up torches and pitch forks and organizing a march for Steinbrenner's head...

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  18. Red Sox to Only Sign Asian Players for Next Five Years (Humor)

    In a startling announcement made this morning, Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein proclaimed that the team will only be signing players of Asian descent for the foreseeable future...

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  19. MLB Hot Stove: I Don't Care Who Ends Up Where Anymore

    Over the past couple years, Major League Baseball's Hot Stove has reminded me more of a high school hallway than a professional sport's offseason. "Did you hear about Jake and the Cubs?" "No, what happened?" "They broke up again...

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  20. My Journey Through Baseball Card Addiction

    It's November and it's cold outside. I exhale another Marlboro breath and wonder which part is smoke and which part is moisture. It doesn't really seem to matter these days.....

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  21. The 2008 MLB All-Underrated Team: Infield

    Every pitching staff and bullpen needs a capable offense and defense backing them up. Today's edition of the 2008 MLB All-Underrated Team goes 'round the horn with a unique bunch that can both hit and field with the best of 'em...

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  22. National League MVP Candidates: Second-Biggest Crapshoot of 2008

    In the coming week, the Baseball Writers Association of America will vote for both its American and National League Most Valuable Players. While the American League race is truly anyone's guess, the National League's race is shrouded in questions, too.

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  23. The 2008 MLB All-Underrated Team: Bullpen

    If there's one thing chicks don't dig, it's relief pitchers. Closers aside, the only respect relievers usually get is from their managers and the people they back up...

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  24. The 2008 MLB All-Underrated Team: Pitching Staff

    Baseball has been ruined for me. I'm talking about the jersey and hat combo wearing, not shaving until they lose, "Yankees suck" kind of baseball. It's gone and I have no one to blame but myself...

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