1. Mike Trout vs. Miguel Cabrera: Revisiting the 2012 American League MVP Race

    The 2012 American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) race was a classic. Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers became the first player to win the Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967...

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  2. San Francisco Giants Top Prospect Gary Brown Demoted to Work on Hitting Approach

    After spending the last two years trying to get Brandon Belt to change his hitting mechanics, the San Francisco Giants want another one of their top prospects to rework his stance according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area...

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  3. Full Update of Surprises, Busts and Injuries at San Francisco Giants Camp

    The defending champion San Francisco Giants entered spring training with almost the entirety of last year's postseason roster intact...

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  4. San Francisco Giants: Detailed Scouting Notes from Spring Training

    The San Francisco Giants were defeated 6-2 by the San Diego Padres in a televised spring training game on Tuesday night. Here are some assorted scouting notes from the game...

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  5. Buster Posey: Why the San Francisco Giants MVP Will Stay at Catcher Long Term

    There's a lot of speculation that San Francisco Giants ' star catcher Buster Posey will eventually move out from behind the plate and become a full-time first baseman...

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  6. Major League Baseball Has a Major Problem with Antitrust Lawsuit

    The last, best hope for the continued preeminence of cable television is live sporting events. Live sports are basically DVR-proof television because games are obviously more entertaining to watch for fans when the result is unknown...

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  7. NFL Free Agency: Why the New England Patriots' Cap Space Isn't Important

    New England Patriots ' star quarterback Tom Brady recently agreed to a below-market contract extension that will free up an additional $15 million in cap space over the the next two years...

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  8. Giants Spring Training Stock Watch: Which Players Are on Fire and Slumping?

    Spring training stats don't mean much, but that doesn't mean they aren't exciting to look at. In spring training, established players are often working on things and rounding into shape rather than going full bore...

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  9. Madison Bumgarner: How the Giants Lefty Can Take Another Leap Forward in 2013

    Two-and-a-half seasons into his professional career, Madison Bumgarner is already established as one of the game's premiere pitchers...

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  10. San Francisco Giants: Full Scouting Report for Each Prospect at Spring Training

    The San Francisco Giants' run of dominance over the last four seasons has been built predominantly on the team's ability to acquire and develop amateur talent...

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  11. Cole Gillespie Will Be Next Spring Training Surprise for San Francisco Giants

    A huge factor in the success of the San Francisco Giants over the last four seasons has been their ability to turn minor league free agents in to key contributors...

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  12. San Francisco Giants: Revisiting the Zack Wheeler for Carlos Beltran Trade

    Heading into the 2011 trading deadline, the San Francisco Giants were 60-44 and clinging to a three-game lead over the surprising Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL West...

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  13. San Francisco Giants: Scouting the Highest-Upside Pitching Prospects at Spring

    With a fastball that rarely cracks 90 miles per hour (MPH), Chris Heston doesn't have the best pure stuff amongst the San Francisco Giants ' pitching prospects...

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  14. San Francisco Giants Catcher Hector Sanchez Reportedly Shows Up out of Shape

    Pablo Sandoval wasn't the only San Francisco Giants player to show up to spring training packing more pounds than manager Bruce Bochy and the rest of the organization cared to see...

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  15. San Francisco Giants: Early Look at How the Defending Champs Project to Finish

    Baseball games aren't played on paper or inside those newer, fancier computer projection systems that are in vogue today. However, with another month and a half to go until Opening Day, projections are all fans have to go on right now...

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  16. Philadelphia Phillies: Why They Had Major League Baseball's Worst Offseason

    The window is closing fast on the aging Philadelphia Phillies after they finished 81-81 last season, 17 games behind the upstart Washington Nationals in the NL East...

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  17. Cleveland Indians: Why the Tribe Will Be MLB's Most Improved Team in 2013

    Nothing went as planned for Cleveland last year, as high expectations gave way to disappointment. That season of failure has led to a busy winter of incremental improvements which will combine to make the Tribe MLB 's most improved team in 2013...

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  18. San Francisco Giants: Most Exciting Prospects to Look out for in Spring Training

    Clayton Blackburn, Kyle Crick and Chris Stratton—the San Francisco Giants' top three prospects according to Marc Hulet of FanGraphs—won't be in big league camp this spring...

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  19. Cleveland Indians: Projecting the Lineup After the Michael Bourn Signing

    The small-market Cleveland Indians have been one of the most active teams in Major League Baseball this winter. On Monday, they completed their busy winter with the surprise signing of Michael Bourn to a four-year, $48 million deal ...

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  20. Angel Pagan: Why the San Francisco Giants Got a Potential Steal

    In a survey of 16 baseball executives conducted by Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Giants ' re-signing of Angel Pagan to a four-year, $40 million contract was ranked as the third worst ...

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  21. Yoenis Cespedes: Why the Slugger Will Be an MVP Candidate for the A's in 2013

    The Oakland A's had a busy winter stocking up on talent in order to defend their AL West title. They acquired outfielder Chris Young, shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima , catcher John Jaso and infielder Jed Lowrie to bolster the squad...

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  22. Tim Lincecum Is Going to Bounce Back for the San Francisco Giants in 2013

    Tim Lincecum met with the media Friday for the first time this offseason and he sounds like a man on a mission. Lincecum is going to bounce back in a big way for the San Francisco Giants in 2013...

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  23. San Francisco Giants Will Need Fresh Faces to Repeat as Champions in 2013

    San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean has handed out four free agents contracts this winter...

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  24. San Francisco Giants: What Fans Have to Look Forward to Most in Spring Training

    Fans of the defending champion San Francisco Giants have a number of things to look forward this spring...

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  25. San Francisco Giants: Breaking Down Re-Signing of Ramon Ramirez

    The San Francisco Giants ' offseason tour down memory lane continued on Tuesday when the team reportedly re-acquired free agent reliever Ramon Ramirez on a minor league contract (h/t Andrew Baggarly )...

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