1. Can the LA Dodgers Find Success as the New York Yankees of the West?

    The 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers finished eight games behind the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants in the NL West and two games from a wild-card playoff spot. However, the team did meet expectations in one sense this season...

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  2. Why a Kevin Youkilis, Boston Red Sox Free Agency Reunion Would Be Great Move

    Kevin Youkilis ' career with the Boston Red Sox appeared to be over when the team traded him to the Chicago White Sox on June 25...

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  3. Atlanta Braves Offseason Tracker: Latest Trade Rumors, Free Agency News

    The Atlanta Braves tied for the third-best record in the National League at 94-68 this season. With the Washington Nationals winning the NL East, however, the Braves had to settle for a wild-card bid and lost a one-game playoff to the St...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 28,898 reads 17 comments

  4. Analyzing B.J. Upton's Potential Impact on the Atlanta Braves

    Teams looking for a center fielder this offseason have some appealing options to choose from in free agency. One of those teams will be the Atlanta Braves , who appear likely to lose Michael Bourn ...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 8,264 reads 9 comments

  5. San Francisco Giants Offseason Tracker: Latest Trade Rumors, Free Agency News

    The San Francisco Giants will enjoy their offseason more than the other 29 teams in MLB after winning their second World Series in three years...

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  6. Can Yankees' Bullpen Survive Without Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera?

    Is the New York Yankees bullpen in trouble now? As reported by multiple outlets, including The Star-Ledger 's Andy McCullough , reliever Rafael Soriano opted out of the final year of his contract with the Yankees on Wednesday (Oct...

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  7. Why the MLB Gold Glove Award Is the Biggest Farce of End-Year Awards Season

    Criticizing MLB 's Gold Glove Awards is picking the low-hanging fruit. It's shooting fish in a barrel. It's bullying the frail kid using crutches. I understand that...

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  8. Gold Glove Award Results: Worst Snubs of 2012 Season

    It's easy to snicker at MLB 's Gold Glove Awards each season because they rarely seem to go to the most deserving...

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  9. MLB Free Agency: 7 Impact Players Who Will Sign Rapidly This Offseason

    Once free agency begins in MLB , someone has to sign first. The top players available will likely sit back and wait for the best offer as suitors fight it out in a bidding war...

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  10. 2012 World Series: Why Bruce Bochy Is Now a Surefire Hall of Fame Manager

    Winning two World Series titles puts San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy in some impressive company. In MLB history, 22 managers have won at least two championships. As you would expect, some of them are among baseball's all-time greats...

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  11. Analyzing Zack Greinke's Potential Impact on the Texas Rangers

    Zack Greinke figures to be the top starting pitcher available in free agency this offseason. There's Greinke and then there's everyone else on the open market...

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  12. 5 Trades, Free Agents the Philadelphia Phillies Can Add to Retool for 2013

    The Philadelphia Phillies were one of MLB 's biggest disappointments through most of the 2012 season. That led general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. to become a seller for the first time at the July 31 trade deadline...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 137 reads 13 comments

  13. What Should the San Francisco Giants Do with Tim Lincecum This Offseason?

    For five of his six major league seasons, Tim Lincecum has been the San Francisco Giants ' best starting pitcher. But Lincecum fell off the table in 2012, posting the worst season of his career...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 8,395 reads 25 comments

  14. Why the San Francisco Giants Are Built for a 2013 World Series Repeat

    With the smell of champagne still lingering as the San Francisco Giants celebrate their second World Series title in three years, it might be too soon to begin thinking about next year...

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  15. Will Jim Leyland Retire After Detroit Tigers' World Series Letdown?

    Perhaps the most pressing question the Detroit Tigers have to address after their World Series loss to the San Francisco Giants is the status of manager Jim Leyland ...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 4,091 reads 17 comments

  16. Why the Detroit Tigers Shouldn't Overreact This Offseason to World Series Sweep

    Losing the World Series in a four-game sweep to the San Francisco Giants is certainly a horrible disappointment for the Detroit Tigers and their fans. In light of such a letdown, the immediate impulse is to view the Tigers as a failure...

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  17. 2012 World Series: Are Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera Slumping or Choking?

    Prince Fielder is on the verge of not being remembered fondly by Detroit Tigers fans this season. The first baseman went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Tigers' 2-0 loss to ...

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  18. 6 Free Agents, Trades Yankees Can Grab If Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte Retire

    The New York Yankees were counting on having Mariano Rivera back as their closer next season. That belief was based on Rivera's own words after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament ...

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  19. Why Doug Fister's Bravery, Toughness Should Have Inspired His Tigers Teammates

    Surely, the Detroit Tigers really wanted to win Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night (Oct. 25). Falling behind 0-2 in any playoff series—let alone one being played for a championship—is falling into a bad position...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 1,088 reads 4 comments

  20. Are the San Francisco Giants the Makings of MLB's Next Great Dynasty?

    In the current sports media landscape, words like "great," "elite" and "dynasty" probably get thrown out there a little too easily, a little too frequently...

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  21. World Series 2012: Does the Tigers' Brutal Bullpen Make a Comeback Impossible?

    Jose Valverde didn't pitch for the Detroit Tigers as they lost Game 2 of the World Series, 2-0 . But the Tigers' struggling closer still may have cost his team a loss to the San Francisco Giants ...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 4,387 reads 26 comments

  22. MLB Free Agency: Would Signing Josh Hamilton Push Orioles to the World Series?

    The Baltimore Orioles won an AL wild-card spot, defeated the Texas Rangers in the one-game wild-card playoff and took their division series with the New York Yankees to its full five games...

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  23. 5 Reasons the San Francisco Giants Shouldn't Plan World Series Parade Just Yet

    With their 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series , the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight playoff game...

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  24. World Series 2012: One Bad Start or Did Justin Verlander Fold Under Pressure?

    If you watched ESPN's E:60 feature on Justin Verlander recently, you know that the Detroit Tigers ace has always dealt with excess energy and hyperactivity...

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  25. Will Bobby Valentine Calling David Ortiz a Quitter Be a Career Death Sentence?

    Even after being fired as manager of the Boston Red Sox , Bobby Valentine can still stir up some controversy by opening his mouth. He truly has a talent for this...

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