1. How A.J. Pierzynski's Persona Will Impact Texas Rangers Lineup, Locker Room

    There's something of a belief in professional team sports that every team needs someone who can stir things up on the field and in the locker room...

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  2. Big Changes Baseball Must Make to the Hall of Fame Voting Process

    The class of 2013 for the Baseball Hall of Fame is likely to be one of the most controversial in recent memory...

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  3. Is Cubs' Edwin Jackson Signing Right Move for Theo's Rebuilding Plan?

    The Chicago Cubs added the starting pitcher that team president Theo Epstein was looking for, inking Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million contract on Thursday (Dec. 20). The deal was first reported by CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney ...

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  4. Dodgers Trade Rumors: Is Joel Hanrahan or Chris Perez Top Fit in L.A.?

    With seven starting pitchers currently on their roster, the Los Angeles Dodgers have some trade pieces they can use to help out other parts of the team. For instance, the bullpen...

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  5. Andrew McCutchen Interview: On His Breakout Year, Gold Glove and Signing Babies

    Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen had an MVP-caliber season in 2012. In his fourth major league season, McCutchen hit .327 with a .953 OPS, 31 home runs and 96 RBI...

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  6. Is Major League Baseball Headed Toward Its Own Financial Crisis?

    In the so-called real world—at least the part of it concerning politics—the "fiscal cliff" is the urgent topic with which lawmakers and the reporters who cover them are obsessed...

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  7. Edwin Jackson Rumors: Are the Cubs or Rangers the Better Fit?

    Two of this offseason's notable losers in MLB have been the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers. Neither team has been able to make the splashy additions their general managers were envisioning...

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  8. Are the Detroit Tigers Entering Their Last Hurrah as Big-Payroll MLB Franchise?

    The Detroit Tigers began this season with the fifth-highest payroll in MLB at $132,300,000. According to Cot's Contracts , Detroit carries three $20 million annual salaries ...

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  9. Who Would Win a Los Angeles Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers World Series?

    The 2013 MLB season could have a significant West Coast tilt to it, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels making the bold, splashy moves that we once expected from the likes of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox...

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  10. Analyzing, Grading the Los Angeles Dodgers' Most Controversial Offseason Move

    The Los Angeles Dodgers began the offseason with one of the most baffling signings in MLB . Two months later, the transaction is still one of the most curious—and potentially terrible...

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  11. Are AL Teams' Spending Sprees a Reaction to Sudden Weakness of Yankees, Red Sox?

    One of the prevailing questions of this offseason has been, "Where are the New York Yankees?" In past years, the Yankees presumably would have pushed stacks of money across the ...

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  12. MLB Free Agents: Impact Players Your Team Can Sign at a Huge Discount

    Top free agents like Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke have gotten the majority of headlines this season. Trades involving James Shields and R.A. Dickey have provided flashy news as well...

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  13. Analyzing, Grading the Chicago Cubs' Most Controversial Offseason Move

    Had the Chicago Cubs succeeded in outbidding the Detroit Tigers for the services of pitcher Anibal Sanchez, that would have been the team's most controversial move this offseason...

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  14. Biggest Winners and Losers of the R.A. Dickey Trade Between Mets and Blue Jays

    The drama between R.A. Dickey and the New York Mets over a contract extension for the National League Cy Young Award winner has finally reached its end. As reported by Anthony DiComo of MLB...

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  15. Why Re-Signing Anibal Sanchez Was Wrong Decision for Detroit Tigers

    Now we know just how badly the Detroit Tigers wanted to bring back pitcher Anibal Sanchez . Previously, Sanchez seemed like more of a luxury for Detroit. If he could be re-signed, great...

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  16. Current MLB Hall of Famers Who Would Not Be Voted in If They Retired Today

    Ideally, a great baseball player would be voted into the Hall of Fame regardless of the era his career took place in or when he was eligible on the ballot. But Hall of Famers aren't always judged completely on their career merits...

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  17. Other Dominoes to Fall After Josh Hamilton's Huge Deal with the LA Angels

    Josh Hamilton surprised the MLB world by signing a five-year, $125 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday (Dec. 13)...

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  18. Is Michael Bourn Rangers' Top Backup Plan After Losing Josh Hamilton?

    This has not been a good offseason for the Texas Rangers thus far. They lost out on Zack Greinke , who signed with the Los Angeles Angels . Another pitcher Texas was reportedly looking at, James Shields, was traded to the Kansas City Royals ...

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  19. Why Do the New York Yankees Refuse to Address an Otherwise Dimming Future?

    Trying to retool an aging roster while also attempting to compete for playoff spots and championships is one of the most difficult balancing acts in sports...

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  20. Josh Hamilton Rumors: Could Philadelphia Phillies Make Him December Surprise?

    Two years ago, it was widely assumed that free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee would sign with the New York Yankees or Texas Rangers ...

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  21. Is Albert Pujols' Monster Contract Already a Failure for the Los Angeles Angels?

    Why didn't Zack Greinke return to the Los Angeles Angels ? Naturally, money played a large role in the decision. Greinke received a six-year, $147 million contract from the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

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  22. Winners and Losers of Reds-Indians-Diamondbacks 3-Team Trade

    During MLB 's winter meetings last week, rumors of a three- or four-team trade buzzed throughout the Opryland complex. But no deal was consummated...

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  23. MLB Trade Rumors: How Joel Hanrahan to the Dodgers Would Impact the NL

    The word "enough" apparently isn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers ' current vocabulary. Despite signing reliever Brandon League to a three-year, $22...

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  24. Would Trading Curtis Granderson Open Up Josh Hamilton to the New York Yankees?

    As long as Josh Hamilton is available on the free-agent market, some reporters, analysts and fans are going to attach him to the New York Yankees . It's just too good of a match...

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  25. Hall of Fame Vote 2013: Why Rafael Palmeiro Deserves to Be in Cooperstown

    Lying to Congress doesn't really work well for anybody. That's a big hurdle for Rafael Palmeiro to overcome as voters mull over whether or not he should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame...

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