1. A.J. Burnett and the Baseball Media's Misguided Optimism

    One of the worst things baseball analysts so consistently do is blur the line between correlation and causation. The Yankees went nine years without a championship? Blame Alex Rodriguez...

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  2. MLB: Derek Jeter, Jayson Werth & the 10 Most WTF Deals of 2010-11 Offseason

    Even if it's not as much fun as the actual season, there's nothing quite like the winter MLB Hot Stove. Trade rumors, free agent gossip, blockbuster deals—there's always a major ...

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  3. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Preview: Why Austin Jackson's 2010 Season Was a Fluke

    Every year, a handful of MLB players get really, really lucky. A few extra seeing-eye ground balls get through the infield and a hitter best suited to benchwarming looks like a legitimate big-league starter...

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  4. 2011 Fantasy Baseball Preview: 7 Stats You Need To Know To Win Your League

    Anyone who tells you that luck doesn't play a big role in baseball is either lying or joking. A pitcher who induces a weak grounder up the middle doesn't become any worse if it passes undeterred to Derek Jeter's left...

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  5. Chicago White Sox: Is Mark Buehrle a Hall of Famer?

    Mark Buehrle's name has come up a lot in rumors this offseason. The Chicago White Sox have a surplus of starting pitching, and there's been speculation that the team could move ...

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  6. MLB Trade Ideas: Barry Zito and 10 Pitchers the New York Yankees Could Pursue

    According to New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, the Bombers' search for rotation help is being impaired by a lack of decent options. "Nobody's available," he said this week. "Nobody of value, anyway...

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  7. Garret Anderson Retires: A Legacy of Terrible, Terrible Plate Discipline

    On July 27, 1994, a 22-year-old outfielder named Garret Anderson made his MLB debut with the California Angels . Now, 17 years and 2,228 games later, he is calling it a career...

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  8. MLB Predictions: The Top 10 Players Who Must Avoid Injuries in 2011

    Serious injuries are never good things for baseball players, but the extent to which health problems affect someone's career depends a lot on the situation...

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  9. MLB Trade Rumors: Francisco Liriano Deal Doesn't Make Sense for Minnesota Twins

    It's been a big offseason for starting pitchers on the move. After months of speculation, Cliff Lee signed a five-year, $120 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies in the free-agent frenzy of the winter...

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  10. MLB Power Rankings: The Top Long-Term Extension Candidate on Every Team

    As we head to Spring Training, all of the major MLB free agents are now off the board. But that doesn't mean we're done seeing big contracts handed out on baseball's Hot Stove...

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  11. Albert Pujols Rumors: Power Ranking Each Team's Chances of Signing 'The Machine'

    Albert Pujols' self-imposed deadline for an extension with the St. Louis Cardinals is tomorrow, and the two sides aren't anywhere close to a deal. Whatever the Cardinals offered Pujols, he rejected it ...

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  12. 2011 MLB Spring Training Preview: Analyzing Each Team's Biggest Position Battle

    With Major League Baseball's spring training just around the corner, most teams are about done with their offseason shopping...

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  13. 2011 MLB Predictions: Projecting the Best NL Players at Each Position

    Who are the best players in the league? It’s a debate that will persist for as long as there is professional baseball...

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  14. 2011 MLB Preview: Projecting the Best Position Players and Pitchers in the AL

    Who are the best players in the league? It’s a debate that will persist for as long as there is professional baseball...

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  15. 2011 MLB Preview: Jose Bautista and the 20 Biggest Questions Facing the AL East

    The American League East is the highest profile division in baseball. Home to both the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, it contains two of the league's biggest spenders, and with ...

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  16. MLB Power Rankings: Ranking the Projected Outfields of All 30 Teams

    When you think about the most important positions on a baseball field, what comes to mind? The starting pitcher is the one who gets his name in the paper before the game...

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  17. MLB Hall Of Fame 2011: Do Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven Deserve Spots?

    On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America will announce the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2011...

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  18. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Possible Deals for Kansas City Royals' Zack Greinke

    It's been a busy couple of days on the MLB Hot Stove. We've seen Adrian Gonzalez traded to the Boston Red Sox. We watched the Washington Nationals sign Jayson Werth to a seven-year, $126 million contract...

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  19. Derek Jeter Fiasco: 10 Reasons Why New York Yankees Can Let Their Captain Walk

    Over the course of the 2010 MLB season, when the conversation turned to the upcoming free agent market, little attention was paid to Derek Jeter...

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  20. MLB Trade Rumors: Red Sox Should Keep Adrian Beltre, Avoid Adrian Gonzalez

    One of the few bright spots of the Red Sox' 2010 season was Adrian Beltre's triumphant return to stardom. In 154 games with Boston, Beltre hit .321 with 28 homers, 102 RBI and a ...

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  21. MLB Awards Report Card: Grading the BBWAA's Picks for MVP, Cy Young, Top Rookies

    Today's announcement of Josh Hamilton as the American League's Most Valuable Player means baseball's annual end-of-season awards series is over. Few times of year breed as much controversy and debate amongst baseball fans as awards season...

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  22. 2010 AL Cy Young: Forget Felix Hernandez, Cliff Lee Is the League's Best Pitcher

    When the Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez was announced as the winner of the 2010 American League Cy Young Award, it was hailed as a victory for statheads...

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  23. 2010 NL Most Valuable Player: B/R Columnists Pick Reds' Joey Votto for MVP

    Over the last four weeks, Bleacher Report's Featured Columnists have released the results of our mock vote for every significant MLB award, from Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers to Rookies of the Year and Cy Youngs ...

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  24. 2010 AL Manager of the Year: Why Baltimore's Buck Showalter Should Have Won

    Today, the Baseball Writers Association of America will announce its picks for the American and National League's Managers of the Year. Most fans will mark the occasion with indifference...

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  25. 2010 AL Most Valuable Player: B/R Columnists Pick Rangers' Josh Hamilton For MVP

    It's almost over. It's been more than three weeks since Bleacher Report's Featured Columnists began unveiling the results of our end-of-season mock awards vote...

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