1. Reasons MLB Spring Training Is the Best Preseason in Sports

    Spring training is two weeks away. With the calendar turning to February, you can feel the excitement among baseball fans. Maybe you can hear their hands rubbing together with anticipation...

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  2. Who Will Be This Year's Yu Darvish at the 2013 World Baseball Classic?

    Yu Darvish announced his presence to the baseball world at-large during the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Those who follow Japanese baseball or just take a global view of the sport may have been aware of Darvish prior to the 2009 WBC ...

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  3. Can the Star-Studded Dodgers Avoid Becoming the Next Yankees or Phillies?

    Should the Los Angeles Dodgers already be worried about getting too old? Should the team be concerned about paying out hundreds of millions of dollars in salaries to players long ...

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  4. Latest News on Every Injured Los Angeles Dodgers Player

    For a team expected to contend for a World Series championship, the Los Angeles Dodgers have several injury concerns to deal with...

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  5. Projecting 2014 MLB Free Agents Who Will Be Attached to Draft Pick Compensation

    One of the most intriguing subplots of the MLB offseason has been the effect of qualifying offers on free agency...

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  6. Would Felix Hernandez, Clayton Kershaw or Justin Verlander Be Best Yankees Fit?

    Assuming that the New York Yankees will automatically get the best players because they'll spend the most money or trade prospects with no regard for the future is so 2009...

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  7. Predicting MLB's All-Breakout Team for 2013

    It's difficult to predict who might emerge from a good season to a great season, let alone contend for an MVP or Cy Young Award, but MLB has several players on the rise who could reach such heights...

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  8. Creative Ways for Baseball to Deter PED Usage Moving Forward

    If the latest allegations regarding Alex Rodriguez and his possible involvement with performance-enhancing drugs ( PEDs ) demonstrate anything, it's that the current drug-testing program in MLB isn't working as hoped...

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  9. Why MLB Has Every Right to Be Furious with the Dodgers' New TV Network Deal

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have frequently exceeded expectations since the Guggenheim Baseball Management group took over ownership of the team...

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  10. Is Ruben Amaro Jr. Optimistic or Delusional to Think 2013 Phillies Will Compete?

    Have the Philadelphia Phillies made enough improvements to their roster to compete with the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves in the NL East? General manager Ruben Amaro , Jr...

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  11. Alex Rodriguez is the Poster Child in MLB for Why Drug Testing Will Never Work

    If Alex Rodriguez ends up missing all of the 2013 season following hip surgery, it might end up being a fortunate development for him. That is, in terms of avoiding the media...

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  12. Reasons the Dodgers Would Be Smart to Trade Andre Ethier in 2013

    One of the more persistent rumors regarding the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason has been whether or not the team is trying to trade outfielder Andre Ethier ...

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  13. How a Michael Bourn Signing Could Derail an Otherwise Well-Planned Mets Rebuild

    With a 74-88 record and fourth-place finish in the NL East, the New York Mets were one of the 10 worst teams in MLB last season. Typically, a team that performs so poorly needs its first-round draft pick...

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  14. Updating the Latest Rumors, Suitors for Kyle Lohse, Michael Bourn

    With spring training two weeks away , one of the prominent stories around MLB continues to be free agents Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse still looking for teams to sign with...

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  15. The Chicago Cubs' 5 Most Expendable Players Heading into 2013

    Chicago Cubs team president Theo Epstein may say that the 2013 season will be considered a failure if the team doesn't qualify for the playoffs...

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  16. Projecting Braves' 2013 Offensive Performance After Justin Upton Trade

    Now that the Atlanta Braves have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks , how will their lineup be affected? It's easy to presume that the Braves offense ...

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  17. How Good Can the New York Mets Rotation Be If Shaun Marcum Stays Healthy?

    If not for Justin Upton getting traded to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday (Jan. 24), a transaction by another NL East team might have gotten more attention...

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  18. Why Don Mattingly Deserves a 2-Year Window to Make Loaded Dodgers a Winner

    At the risk of making a completely obvious statement, no manager will be under more pressure this upcoming season than Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly ...

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  19. Hurdles the Mets Must Clear Before Michael Bourn Signing Makes Sense

    When the 2012 season concluded and the free agency period began, Michael Bourn was considered one of the top players available—maybe the next best center fielder on the market after Josh Hamilton...

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  20. Biggest Winners and Losers of the Justin Upton to the Braves Blockbuster

    Justin Upton 's long national nightmare is over. As first reported by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman , the 25-year-old outfielder has finally been traded, going to the Atlanta Braves along with Chris Johnson in exchange for five players...

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  21. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest Los Angeles Dodgers Rumors

    With new ownership that's created a seemingly unlimited payroll, the Los Angeles Dodgers will likely be involved in any rumor involving a player for years to come...

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  22. MLB Teams That Can Save a Sinking Offseason with Justin Upton Blockbuster

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and general manager Kevin Towers simply cannot help themselves. Just when it seems as if the D-Backs had finally decided to move ahead with their offseason ...

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  23. Would $300M Wrigley Field Renovation Destroy Tradition or Preserve It?

    Wrigley Field and Fenway Park are the last old-time, classic ballparks left standing. Perhaps the most amazing legacy of Bud Selig's 15 years as baseball commissioner has been the boom of ballpark building around MLB ...

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  24. Did Bud Selig Punish the Marlins for Offseason Fire Sale in 2015 ASG Decision?

    The Miami Marlins and owner Jeffrey Loria ticked off a lot of people by gutting their roster and trading five of their best players to the Toronto Blue Jays in one of the blockbuster deals of the offseason...

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  25. How Signing Delmon Young Impacts the Philadelphia Phillies' Roster

    Getting a right-handed bat for the outfield was one of the offseason priorities for the Philadelphia Phillies . General manager Ruben Amaro , Jr. finally got his man by signing Delmon Young to a one-year, $750,000 contract on Tuesday (Jan...

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