1. 10 Things We Learned from AL East/NL East Matchups

    The NL East and AL East are arguably the two best divisions in baseball. When the teams are matched up against each other, it often results in very competitive and thrilling games...

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  2. Should the New York Mets Eat Jason Bay's Salary Just to Get Rid of Him?

    I will begin by saying that Jason Bay deserves a great deal of credit for the way he has conducted himself during his nearly two-and-a-half seasons of abysmal performances and injuries amidst the spotlight of New York...

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  3. R.A. Dickey: 5 Phrases "R.A." Really Stands for

    Show of hands: When the New York Mets signed journeyman knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on January 5th, 2010, how many people anticipated he would contend for the National League Cy Young ...

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  4. New York Jets: Injury Bug Hitting Already?

    Rex Ryan 's address to the media is generally extremely candid and gregarious. Reporters love his penchant for supplying headline-worthy quotes...

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  5. New York Mets: Top Pitching Performances in Mets History

    The New York Mets have prided them selves on a pitching-rich tradition dating back to their miraculous run to the World Series title in 1969 behind the trio of Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Gary Gentry...

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  6. College World Series: Stony Brook Proves Why Playoff Format Is Best

    Say the name Les Miles in a bar in Baton Rouge, La., and you are sure to start a conversation. Say Chuck Priore, however, and you might get a bunch of confused faces...

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  7. Re-Ranking New York Mets' Top 10 Prospects After the 2012 MLB Draft

    Just a couple short years ago, the New York Mets ' farm system appeared barren. Aside from the current group of major leaguers on their roster, there was not much to boast about in terms of developing from within...

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  8. New York Mets: What Happened to Second Base Prospect Reese Havens?

    It is no secret that none of the professional first-year player drafts are an exact science, but baseball is easily the most uncertain...

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  9. New York Mets: The Defense Must Improve If the Mets Are to Remain in Contention

    To this point in the season, not many fans would be disappointed with the 31-25 record of the New York Mets ...

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  10. New York Mets: Local Players That the Mets May Target in the Draft

    With the MLB First-Year Draft beginning on June 4th, it is time to begin dissecting some players the Mets could be targeting...

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  11. What If Johan Santana Was a New York Met in 2006?

    For one night, the New York Mets ' faithful were rewarded for sticking by their team that has repeatedly tortured them. Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in the 8,020 game history of the embattled franchise...

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  12. NBA Lottery 2012: Which Team Can Make a Postseason Run in 2013 with a Top-3 Pick

    The NBA operates a bit differently than the NFL and MLB which use the anticlimactic system of awarding the draft slot based on the record, worst to first...

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  13. Celtics vs. Heat: 5 Players Key to Boston Upset in Game 2

    Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals was dominated by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade . The Boston Celtics will face an uphill climb to defeat the Miami Heat in the Conference Finals, especially with the injury that Ray Allen is playing through...

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  14. New York Mets: What Do the Mets Have in Daniel Murphy?

    "My name is Daniel Murphy and I bat third." Those were the confident words spoken by the current second baseman of the New York Mets upon his introduction to his teammates at the University of Jacksonville...

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  15. Boston Red Sox: 10 Reasons Bobby Valentine Is on the Hot Seat

    Bobby Valentine was hired to change the culture of the Boston Red Sox ' clubhouse, rid the team of their epic September collapse and instill his knowledge, which would ultimately win many games...

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  16. NFL Rankings: 6 Best Defenders in the AFC East

    The AFC East has been dominated by the New England Patriots for much of the past decade, thanks in large part to their defensive-genius head coach, Bill Belichick ...

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  17. Brooklyn Nets: Why New Look Won't Immediately Change the Bad Times

    It would be very convenient if a change of scenery and color schemes altered the direction of a franchise, as it did for the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays...

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  18. New York Mets: Why They Must Draft RHP Marcus Stroman

    Not often do flamethrowers come around that have the command and confidence of a seasoned closer. Scouts drool over the prospect of a pitcher who can touch 100 MPH with his fastball and accompany it with a 136/26 K/BB ratio over 99 innings...

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  19. Why Wes Welker Won't Regret Signing Patriots' Franchise Tender

    After much ado regarding his contract status and the potential of holding out, New England Patriots ' star wide receiver Wes Welker has finally signed his franchise tag which will earn him roughly $9...

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  20. Pacers vs. Heat: Why Miami Is in Control Against Indiana

    The Eastern Conference semifinals match-up between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers is locked at two games apiece in the best-of-seven series. The series, however, is not as deadlocked as it would seem...

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  21. MLB Rumors: Available Pitchers Who May Have a Late-Season Impact

    The MLB season has only hit the one-quarter mark, and several teams are already searching for help in their starting rotation due to either injuries or underwhelming performances...

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  22. Devonta Pollard: 10 Reasons Top Basketball Recruit Needs to Pick Georgetown

    One of the top-ranked basketball recruits in the class of 2012 is Davonta Pollard from Kemper County High School in Mississippi...

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  23. Amar'e Stoudemire Will Bounce Back for New York Knicks After Frustrating Season

    After a disappointing first-round exit at the hands of the Miami Heat , many Knicks fans will be quick to place blame on Amar'e Stoudemire...

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  24. NBA Playoffs 2012: Do Oklahoma City Thunder Have Most Rabid Fan Base in NBA?

    The Oklahoma City Thunder had a 26-7 record at home during the regular season. During the postseason, it seems they have taken their performance to another level, and perhaps that is due to their rabid fans which make it miserable on the opponents...

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  25. NBA Playoffs 2012: Key Matchups for Spurs vs. Clippers

    The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers will begin their Western Conference semifinals tonight in Texas. These teams took extremely different routes to get to this point...

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