1. Latest MLB Star Injury Updates One Week into Spring Training

    The first week of spring training is currently underway, and there are several MLB stars recovering from injuries. Here are the latest updates on these injuries and estimated times of return...

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  2. Cubs Players on Roster Bubble Who Will Have a Tough Time Making the Cut

    The 2014 Chicago Cubs broke camp in Mesa, Ariz. this week with several unanswered questions in regard to their final 25-man roster. There are several position battles which will involve players who are on the cusp of making the major league squad...

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  3. Perfect Fits for Each Impact Free Agent Still on the Market

    There are still a handful of impact free agents remaining on the market as the MLB offseason draws to a conclusion...

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  4. Scouting Reports, 2014 Projections for Chicago Cubs Pitchers and Catchers

    It has been a long winter so far for Cubs fans in the Windy City. Two polar vortices and a failed attempt to land prized Japanese hurler Masahiro Tanaka have kept Cubs fans spirits in the proverbial icebox...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about 9 months ago 4,477 reads 2 comments

  5. Ranking the 5 Most Underrated Cubs Prospects Heading into 2014

    The 2014 Chicago Cubs have several highly touted prospects in their minor league system. The likes of Javier Baez, Albert Almora and Kyle Hendricks have been mentioned as future building blocks for the North Siders...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about 9 months ago 5,234 reads 5 comments

  6. Projecting How Much Payroll MLB Contenders Can Spend at the Trade Deadline

    The 2013 non-waiver trade deadline is fast approaching, and MLB contenders are deciding how much money is available to be spent from their respective war chests...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 3,351 reads 10 comments

  7. 2013 All-Star Predictions: Who Will Be the 2013 Midsummer Classic's X-Factors?

    The 2013 Midsummer Classic will take place on July 16 at Citi Field in New York. With the game less than a week away, there has been a lot of discussion in which players will emerge as X-factors for their respective squads...

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  8. Ranking the 10 Greatest MLB All-Star Games of All Time

    The 2013 MLB All-Star Game will take place on July 16 at Citi Field in New York. The 84th annual Midsummer Classic promises to showcase some of the best players in the majors...

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  9. MLB's 10 Most Underrated First-Half Performances

    Who have been the 10 most underrated first-half performers so far during the 2013 MLB season? I'm sure that question will bring about some significant debate...

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  10. Each Contending Team's X-Factor Who Could Have Greatest Impact Down the Stretch

    There are currently more than a dozen teams in MLB who are in contention for the division lead or postseason berth. On each of those teams, there is a player who could be considered a potential X-factor in deciding his team's postseason fate...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 3,241 reads 10 comments

  11. Ranking the 10 Best Defensive Teams in Baseball

    Who is the best defensive team in baseball today? If you asked some baseball fans, I'm sure you would get a myriad of answers. The team with the best cumulative fielding percentage as of Sunday is the Detroit Tigers at ...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 3,278 reads 12 comments

  12. What Justin Verlander's Huge Extension Means for Clayton Kershaw, David Price

    The news of Justin Verlander’s five-year, $180 million contract extension with the Detroit Tigers sent shockwaves across the MLB landscape on Friday...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 1,044 reads 4 comments

  13. 10 MLB Players Who Don't Look Ready for the Regular Season

    The MLB regular season kicks off Sunday with an opening-night game featuring the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. Both teams will be contending for the AL West Division crown this year as the Astros have moved over from the NL...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 6,373 reads 9 comments

  14. Biggest Winners and Losers of the 2013 World Baseball Classic

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic drew to a climactic end Tuesday evening as the Dominican Republic captured their first title. The Dominicans were led by Robinson Cano , who was named tournament MVP after finishing with an impressive ...

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  15. What the World Baseball Classic Should Borrow from NCAA's March Madness

    What could the organizers of the World Baseball Classic ( WBC ) take from NCAA's March Madness in order to improve its tournament? That could be one of the questions on organizers' minds as the WBC wraps up later this week...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 1,770 reads 5 comments

  16. Team Puerto Rico World Baseball Classic 2013: Schedule, Roster and Predictions

    The Puerto Rican squad will try to improve on their fifth place 2009 World Baseball Classic showing when they take the field at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan on Friday...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 6,246 reads 0 comments

  17. Ranking the 10 MLB Teams That Will Be Most Exciting to Watch This Spring

    The 2013 MLB spring season is now fully underway for teams playing in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues. With that said, there is a ton of excitement surrounding teams and their prospects of contending for a World Series championship...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 1,042 reads 5 comments

  18. Breaking Down 4 Potential Closer Battles this Spring Training

    One of the most intriguing position battles to watch at MLB camps this spring is for the role of closer. There are a handful of teams entering the 2013 season with serious question marks surrounding the position...

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  19. Missing Superstars We Would Most Like to See in the 2013 World Baseball Classic

    There will be several missing superstars from MLB in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Players such as the Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout and the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper have decided to forgo the third installment of the international event...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 2,258 reads 19 comments

  20. MLB Trade Speculation: 10 Big Targets Every Contender Will Go After

    The 2013 season is still a mere two months away, but it's never too early to start thinking about which players could be targeted for trade by contenders...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 10,497 reads 9 comments

  21. 4 MLB Players Who Could Be Dealt Before Spring Training

    Could a player such as Alfonso Soriano or Rick Porcello be dealt before the start of spring training? That seems to be the question of the hour as teams gear up for the start of the spring season...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about over 1 year ago 9,126 reads 14 comments

  22. Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Renovations Fail to Address One Critical Concern

    The Chicago Cubs announced last week that they will be spending $300 million over a five-year span to renovate the venerable Wrigley Field...

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  23. Roy Oswalt and 5 MLB Players Who Are Close to Being Washed Up

    One of the many storylines that took place during the 2012 season was the Roy Oswalt free-agent saga. Teams had to decide whether or not the hurler was washed up or had enough left to help contribute to an eventual playoff push...

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  24. Ranking the WBC Lineups of the Top 5 Contending Countries

    Preliminary rosters for the third installment of the World Baseball Classic were announced on Thursday , and now the process of trying to figure out each team's projected lineup has begun...

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  25. 5 MLB Offseason Moves That Should Have Been Made

    The 2012-13 MLB offseason is entering its last stages as teams look to finalize moves for the upcoming season...

    John Altamura Written by John Altamura about almost 2 years ago 849 reads 2 comments