1. MLB Hall of Fame: 10 Myths That Are Keeping PED Users out of Cooperstown

    Baseball is full of vigorous debates. Sabermetrics vs. traditional statistics, Ruth vs. Bonds, Yankees vs. Red Sox, the list goes on. Fans of our national pastime have plenty to argue about...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 979 reads 24 comments

  2. MLB Power Rankings: The 20 Most Versatile Fielders of the Last 10 Years

    When you play T-Ball and Little League, you usually don't have a set position. Sure, you might be a good fit at shortstop or the only kid on the team who doesn't hate wearing catcher's ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 2,083 reads 6 comments

  3. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: 10 All-Stars Who Will Decline in the Second Half

    Well, the 2011 MLB All-Star Game is now behind us. With the NL's 5-1 victory at Chase Field Tuesday night, the first half of the season is officially over. That means it's time for Act II...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 2,026 reads 8 comments

  4. MLB Power Rankings: The 10 Most Overrated Players in Baseball

    Tonight is the 2011 MLB All-Star Game, in which baseball's best players compete for league pride on national TV. At least, in theory...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 27,117 reads 428 comments

  5. MLB Midseason Awards: Winners in 50 Categories for 2011 Players and Teams

    Ladies and gentlemen, we've come to the All-Star break, and while the true 50-percent marker in the 2011 MLB season came more than a week ago, this is what most baseball people consider the halfway point...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 2,510 reads 51 comments

  6. MLB Power Rankings: The Top 5 Candidates for NL Cy Young in 2011

    The 2011 MLB season is more than halfway over, and while we still haven't quite reached the All-Star Game, it's definitely not too early to start looking ahead to the postseason hardware...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 1,955 reads 13 comments

  7. MLB Trade Rumors: Hanley Ramirez on the Block and Other Hot Ideas

    Ah, July. The Hot Stove is heating up and trade rumors are swirling. The All-Star Game is right around the corner, and playoff races are starting to intensify. Throw in the warm weather and it's a great time to be a baseball...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 753 reads 1 comments

  8. MLB Trade Rumors: Where Every Top Target Wishes He Ends Up

    As we approach Major League Baseball's non-waiver Trade Deadline, July 31, all the focus is on what the teams want. Who will help carry Team X for the stretch run? What would Club Y want in return? These are the questions on which we focus...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 324 reads 1 comments

  9. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: The 10 Most Undeserving All-Stars This Year

    On Sunday, Major League Baseball unveiled the first 66 members of the 2011 All-Star teams, as selected by the fans, players and managers. Looking at the rosters, one thing is clear: everyone screwed up big time...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 982 reads 28 comments

  10. MLB Grades: Full Report Cards for Baseball's Top 50 Players After the First Half

    Over the last few days, every MLB team has hit a milestone in the 2011 season: Game No. 81—the halfway point of the year. Believe it or not, more than 50 percent of the regular season is already behind us...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 4,236 reads 75 comments

  11. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: 7 Players Who Still Need Your Votes

    Today is June 30, 2011. To many, all that means is it's time to flip the calendar or balance the checkbook, but to baseball fans, the date has a much greater significance. It's the last chance to vote for the All-Star Game...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 1,701 reads 4 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: The 50 Best Left-Handed Power Hitters of the Last 50 Years

    Left-handed people are at a distinct disadvantage in our society. For southpaws, scissors are upside down, doorknobs are in the wrong place and even firearms don't feel right (pun intended)...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 6,942 reads 11 comments

  13. MLB Power Rankings: The 25 Most Painful Pitchers To Watch in Baseball

    I've watched a lot of baseball in my young life. I've seen things that are frustrating, nauseating and heartbreaking take place on the diamond...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 1,506 reads 17 comments

  14. MLB Power Rankings: The Top 5 Candidates for AL Cy Young in 2011

    We're fast approaching the halfway point of the 2011 MLB season. The first set of midseason recognitions—the All-Star selections—haven't yet been revealed, but that doesn't mean we can't start looking past that...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 1,289 reads 21 comments

  15. MLB Trade Rumors: Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and More Contract Buzz

    The 2011 MLB season is less than halfway over. We still have the All-Star Game, the trade deadline and the playoff run ahead of us. Heck, players on one-year deals still have more than 50 percent of their service time remaining...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 1,704 reads 0 comments

  16. Jose Reyes Trade Rumors, Derek Jeter's Injury, and This Week's Biggest MLB Buzz

    The NBA Finals are over. The Stanley Cup has been won. Football is months away (if the season happens at all). That means there's nothing to do now but watch baseball...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 2,694 reads 10 comments

  17. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: The 10 Most Egregious Snubs in NL Voting

    "Democracy is the worst form of Government," Winston Churchill wrote in 1947, "except for all those other forms that have been tried...

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  18. 2011 MLB All-Star Game: The 10 Most Egregious Snubs in AL Voting

    "Democracy is the worst form of Government," Winston Churchill wrote in 1947, "except for all those other forms that have been tried...

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  19. MLB: The 50 Biggest Clubhouse Distractions in Baseball History

    The intangible aspects of baseball are overblown. Outside of Little League, good sportsmanship is no substitute for being good at sports, and playing the game the right way isn't nearly as important as playing the game well...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 5,939 reads 1 comments

  20. MLB: The 21 Most Embarrassing Performances of the 2011 Season

    Every year there are star players who start to decline or free agent signees who don't pan out. That's baseball. But in 2011, it seems like there have been more disappointing players than usual...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 23,237 reads 16 comments

  21. MLB Draft 2011: The Worst No. 1 Overall Picks in Baseball History

    When right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole became the No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 MLB amateur draft Monday night, it seemed there was no doubt in anyone's mind that he will become a star...

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  22. MLB Trade Speculation: Dan Haren and 50 Pitchers Who Could Move at the Deadline

    We're more than one-third of the way through the 2011 MLB season, and the calendar turning to June can mean only one thing for baseball fans: the start of Hot Stove season...

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  23. 2011 MLB Draft Results: Winners, Losers and Surprises

    The first round of the 2011 MLB amateur draft is over, and the first 60 picks are off the board. Monday night's events provided plenty of excitement and optimism, as well as a fair amount of head-scratching...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 6,658 reads 10 comments

  24. Barry Bonds, Pete Rose and the Most Polarizing Figures in MLB Teams' Histories

    Baseball is a high-profile game with a long history and no truly definitive way to measure who was the better player or had the bigger ego. That's why no one ever agrees about anything...

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  25. MLB Player Poll: Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter Most Overrated Players in Baseball?

    Last week, Sports Illustrated sparked a media firestorm with the results of a poll in which 185 MLB players made their picks for the most overrated players in baseball. The results were noteworthy for many reasons...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 3 years ago 748 reads 2 comments