1. Will the Real Russell Branyan Please Stand Up?

    When the Mariners signed Russell Branyan in Decemeber, the initial plan was to give Branyan a substantial amount of playing time at first base...

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  2. Seriously, What The Hell Happened to Odalis Perez?

    By now, we all know what happened with Odalis Perez and the Nationals this offseason(if you need a refresher, click here). But what I cannot figure out is what happened to Odalis Perez. Here is a guy who went 7-12 with a 4...

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  3. Arizona Diamondbacks: Time to Panic?

    (The season is still young, but there are a few teams who have underperformed and played below expectations. Is it time to worry? Or is this just a bad stretch? That's up for debate...

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  4. Koji Uehara: The Offseason's Best Free Agent Signing?

    When people discuss the best 2008 free agent signing, the name Koji Uehara is usually never mentioned in the conversation...

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  5. Joe Mauer Power

    Coming into the season, Joe Mauer was thought of as one of the best catchers in baseball. Mauer has a variety of skills, which include hitting for average, getting on base, playing great defense behind the plate, and calling a fantastic game...

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  6. Lineup Chaos: New York Mets

    Here is the Mets lineup from yesterday's game against the Braves: J Reyes SS L Castillo 2B C Beltran CF G Sheffield LF D Wright 3B F Tatis 1B R Castro C R Church RF J Niese P When I saw this lineup, a few things surprised me...

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  7. 2009 Golden League All Stars

    After examining some of the ex-MLBers in the Atlantic League, I was feeling rather unfulfilled. Even though the list was extensive, I knew that I had not yet covered the full spectrum of the Independent Leagues...

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  8. Should the Indians Fire Eric Wedge?

    At 12-21, the Indians are one of the biggest disappointments in baseball so far. As we highlighted yesterday, there are plenty of reasons why the Indians should be concerned about their slow start...

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  9. Can the Texas Rangers Play Andruw Jones Regularly?

    One of the most under reported stories so far this season is the rapid improvement of Andruw Jones. Sure, Jones has only played part time. But in 47 at-bats, Jones is hitting .340 with 3 home runs, 8 RBI, and a ...

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  10. Lineup Chaos: Detroit Tigers

    Entering the season, the Tigers were supposed to have one of the top offenses in baseball. Led by Miguel Cabrera, Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, Curtis Granderson, and others; the Tigers seemed loaded up and down the lineup...

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  11. MLB's Hall of Fame Conundrum

    This sucks. We all know that by know. Unless you're a Yankee fan or a Red Sox fan, who really doesn't like Manny, there is no doubt how much this sucks. Yet another of the top players in baseball was linked to performance-enhancing drugs...

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  12. American Association of the Independent League All Stars

    After examining some of the ex-MLBers in the Atlantic League, I was feeling rather unfulfilled. Even though the list was extensive, I knew that I had not yet covered the full spectrum of the Independent Leagues...

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  13. Ex-Major Leaguers Still Playing in 2009 Northern League

    After examining some of the ex-MLBers in the Atlantic League, I was feeling rather unfulfilled. Even though the list was extensive, I knew that I had not yet covered the full spectrum of the Independent Leagues...

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  14. Ken Macha Does Not Appreciate Trevor Hoffman's Loud Music

    Hells Bells not only intimidates opposing hitters, but Trevor Hoffman's manager as well.ESPN.com: Macha said he hid in the bathroom when Hoffman took the mound to start the ninth...

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  15. Morning Photo(s): May 1st Was Awesome Retro Jersey Night

    When I was younger, I brought a hat. It was not just any hat though. It was a replica 1970s Pittsburgh Pirates "We Are Family" hat that was completely black except for some stunningly bright yellow lines streaking across the cap...

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  16. Struggling With Runners In Scoring Position in April

    As I was watching the Mets painful debacle yesterday, I couldn't help but notice just how bad this team is with runners in scoring position...

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  17. Chase Utley, Albert Pujols Headline NL's April All-Stars

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, today marks the last day of April. It seems like just yesterday that we were all eager to get the baseball season underway, but time flies when you're playing ball...

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  18. Cecil Cooper: Not Impressed by Edinson Volquez's Dominance

    Apparently Cecil Cooper is not impressed by Reds starter Edinson Volquez, even though Volquez only gave up one hit over eight innings last night against Cooper's Astros. ESPN: "I didn't think he was all that sharp," Astros manager Cecil Cooper said...

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  19. The Braves' Matt Diaz: Takin' One for the Team

    I'm sure there are many of us out there who have screamed and yelled at players to let a very tight inside pitch hit him when the bases are loaded so that a run will score; I'll admit that I've done it...

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  20. Morning Photo(s): Let's Argue!

    I'll be honest: I love watching managers argue. Whether he kicks dirt, throws his hat, acts like a buffoon, or even screams until his lungs give out; there is something remarkable about watching a manger argue...

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  21. 2009 Best Baseball Names Roster

    It's Tuesday. There's tons of baseball talk going on and great games later tonight. Unfortunately, I will be stuck in the library for most of the day as finals slowly eat away at my mind, body, and soul...

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  22. Roster of the Worst MLB Free Agent Contracts from 2000-2004

    It's a tough economy out there. We all know that by now. But it's obvious to note that baseball is completely different than the real world. I thought it would be fun to make a roster comprised solely of terrible free agent contracts...

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  23. The Perfect Player

    Yesterday, Albert Pujols destroyed Mets pitching. Pujols hit two home runs, drove in four runs, scored four runs, and got on base four times. Performances like this have become commonplace for Pujols, who is one of the best players in all of baseball...

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  24. The Confidence Game

    I always wonder about how managers deal with the various attitudes and personalities on a roster. Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint; which means there are going to be lots of ups and downs...

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  25. Are the Pirates for real?

    Pirates-to-extend-Doumits-contract.jpg">At 9-6, the Pittsburgh Pirates have gotten off to their best start since 2002. After sweeping the first place Florida Marlins this week, things are looking pretty good in Pirate-ville right now...

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