1. Fixing The Wild Card

    There has been some talk floating around this September regarding ideas to add a second wild card spot to both leagues.When I first heard of any idea involving changing baseball's playoff format, I was not in favor of it...

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  2. Twins-Tigers: Major Drama Could Be on Tap This Week in Detroit

    It has been an eventful weekend. While the games may not have been the most exciting, the playoff picture is starting to come to form...

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  3. The AL Cy Young Picture

    As the regular season starts to wind down, postseason matchups are not the only topic debated by both the experts and the fans. Who will receive what award starts to become a very heavily discussed matter around this time of year...

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  4. Major League Baseball: Where We Stand

    After a huge football weekend, there were still some pretty important series going on in Major League Baseball. Ground was both lost and gained in many different spots. American League East The Boston Red Sox remained strong throughout the weekend...

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  5. MLB's Top 10 Surprise Players of 2009

    Every year, teams go all out to put the right pieces together. The major league offseason is filled with free agent signings, blockbuster trades, top prospect call-ups...

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  6. NL Wild Card Living Up To Its Name

    With a little over two weeks left to go in the regular season, most division races are pretty much wrapped up. Sure, some teams are certainly capable of making a late push, however, here on Sep...

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  7. The Yankees Had Better Get Their Act Together

    So far, 2009 has proven to be the most exciting year for the New York Yankees since 2001. Clutch hitting late in games seems to be a recurring theme, there are finally some reliable arms in the ...

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  8. Stories of Note...9/15/09

    Morneau Out, Twins Too?: Tuesday morning brought with it a big blow to the Minnesota Twins as first baseman Justin Morneau appears to be out for the season with a stress fracture in his lower back...

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  9. Baseball: Our Nation's Long Cherished Child

    I didn't fall in love with baseball until I was about 10-years old. That was 1998, the year that the New York Yankees won 114 regular season games (125 including the playoffs) and eventually the World Series, sweeping the San Diego Padres...

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  10. Bad News for A-Rod, Worse News for MLB: Wrapping Up Baseball's Saddest Weekend

    It’s been almost 48 hours since it was announced by Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez used anabolic steroids during at least the 2003 season—and yet, I still feel terrible...

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  11. MLB Top Five of 2009: Third Base

    Week four of my little series takes us to the "hot corner." Some of the best players in the game, past and present, have graced the far left side of the infield with their presence...

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  12. MLB Top Five of 2009: Second Base

    Second base is probably the most overlooked of all the infield positions. Traditionally, the second baseman has never had the power of a first or third baseman, nor the athleticism ...

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  13. MLB Top Five of 2009: First Base

    This week's Top Five takes us to first base. The endless talent of a massive amount of great major league first basemen is sure to be on display in 2009...

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  14. Why Manny Ramirez Is Perfect for the Mets

    Citi Field is truly a site to behold. Met fans watched in awe from their Shea Stadium seats since 2006 as the beautiful, state-of-the-art facility took its shape, towering over Shea's left-center field wall...

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  15. MLB Top Five of 2009: Catcher

    The Superbowl is now less than three weeks away. As the growing anticipation for this global event continues to build, baseball fans know that come February 2nd, 2009, the sports world will shift a major focus from the NFL to MLB...

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  16. Why Baseball Will Always Be King in New York

    What can you say about the Northeast's fascination with baseball? While the rest of the country is obsessing over which NFL teams will take the final playoff spots, Northeast cities, ...

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  17. The Tampa Bay Rays: MLB Team Of 2008

    Once again, Major League Baseball did not disappoint its fans in 2008. From the longest World Series game ever played, to Manny being the “Manny-est” he’s ever been, to my ...

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  18. Yankees Could Have Their Man in Sabathia

    Nearly a month after a very lucrative contract was put on the table, it appears that the New York Yankees have their man. According to MLB.com, CC Sabathia has agreed to sign with the Yankees for the 2009 season...

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  19. 10 Current MLB Players Destined for Cooperstown

    The ballot containing somewhere in it the next class of Major League Baseball Hall of Famers was announced last week...

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  20. Mike Mussina Set to Retire

    It appears that one of the game's best talents over the past 18 years is ready to hang up his cleats. According to Ken Rosenthal of Foxsports...

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  21. Coco Crisp Traded to Kansas City Royals

    At the rate I am going right now, you'd think I was a Red Sox fan. But according to MLB.com, the Boston Red Sox made some noise on the trade front today by dealing outfielder Coco Crisp to the Kansas City Royals for relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez...

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  22. Dustin Pedroia Takes the A.L. MVP

    The right guy won. Dustin Pedroia has won the 2008 American League Most Valuable Player Award. In my opinion, this is absolutely the right choice. Pedroia led the Red Sox to the final game of the ALCS, only to fall to the Tampa Bay Rays...

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  23. Dustin Pedroia, You'd Have My Vote

    The National League MVP was revealed earlier today. As usual, the award was given to a superstar, home-run-hitting machine in Albert Pujols. Not that I have a problem with Prince Albert earning his second MVP; I am 100-percent sold on the selection...

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  24. Pujols Earns His Second NL MVP

    The writers have spoken. Albert Pujols is once again the National League Most Valuable Player. The news was broken earlier this afternoon. The Cardinal first baseman received 369 points and 18 first place votes...

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  25. Red Sox-Tigers: Talking Trade

    The ability for other clubs to talk with free agents brought a wave of excitement, particularly for Yankee fans, for a couple of days. However, trade and signing rumors were scarce today for the first time since Friday morning...

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