1. MLB Trade Rumors: Predicting Where 15 Hot Names Will Land

    The 2010 MLB Trade Deadline is just two weeks away. Rumors have abounded about deals involving everyone from established stars to this season's breakouts to low-key role players...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 5,882 reads 13 comments

  2. 2010 MLB All-Star Game: The All-Snub Team

    The best players in baseball don't always make the All-Star teams. It's a fact of life that we have come to accept. And yet, each year, we (or at least, I) are shocked by the idiocy of the fan, player, and coach selections...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,184 reads 20 comments

  3. B/R's Mock NL All-Star Vote: Prado, Wright, Olivo, and Rasmus Win Spots

    The All-Star vote is broken, and this year's manager picks are atrocious. Looking at the rosters for the 2010 Midsummer Classic, it's clear that the league's best players will not be represented...

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  4. B/R Mock AL All-Star Vote: Hamilton Gets Starting Nod, Cabrera Hangs On

    The All-Star teams were announced two days ago, and, as always, the fans, players, and managers all made some idiotic decisions . So Bleacher Report's Featured Columnists decided to see if we could do better...

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  5. MLB All-Star Rosters Announced: The 10 Most Ridiculous Snubbed Players

    Every year, we fans screw up the All-Star voting by picking our favorite players instead of the best ones. It's tradition...

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  6. Final Day of MLB All-Star Voting: Three Players Who Most Need Your Votes

    Voting for the 2010 MLB All-Star Game ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. That means this is our last chance to make a stand against the popular yet inferior big-name players who infiltrate the Midsummer Classic every year...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 5,078 reads 10 comments

  7. B/R's Mock NL MVP Vote: Is Adrian Gonzalez Better Than Albert Pujols?

    Yesterday, Bleacher Report's Featured Columnists celebrated the turn to July—a symbolic midpoint of the MLB season—with the results of a mock AL MVP vote. Today we take a look at the most valuable players in the National League...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,101 reads 8 comments

  8. 2010 MLB All-Star Game: Why Stephen Strasburg Should Pitch in Anaheim

    The issue of boy wonder Stephen Strasburg’s possible placement on the National League All-Star team has been hotly debated over the last few days...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 577 reads 4 comments

  9. B/R Poll: Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera Lead in Staggeringly Close AL MVP Race

    Tomorrow, we turn our calendars to July. The start of the seventh Gregorian month isn't the precise midway point of the MLB season, but it's a symbolic transition, one that causes fans ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,055 reads 20 comments

  10. Show Us What You Got: New Skills Competitions for the MLB All-Star Game

    There are more skills required to play baseball than there are for any other sport. Just think about what it means to be a "five-tool player." Only a few dozen people in the world can both hit and hit for power, let alone run, throw, and catch...

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  11. Gotta Catch 'Em All: Comparing MLB General Managers to Pokémon Trainers

    Last week, I wrote an article comparing MLB players to Pokémon. After the article was published, I started thinking: if similarities can be found between athletes and fictional ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 603 reads 3 comments

  12. Shin-Soo Choo, I Choose You: Comparing MLB Players to Pokémon

    If you are under the age of 25, you remember Pokémon. That's not a question, that's a fact. You watched the TV show. You played the video games...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,158 reads 4 comments

  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Fausto Carmona From Indians To Mets, Angels, Diamondbacks?

    Welcome to the Cleveland Indians Trading Post, a weekly segment meant to help my fellow Tribe fans sort out which of the few familiar faces left on the team won’t be around much longer...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,814 reads 7 comments

  14. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: David Price Leads Close AL Cy Young Race

    With the season almost halfway over, it's a great time to start thinking about the end-of-season awards, so this week, Bleacher Report's featured columnists have prepared a mock Cy Young vote...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 697 reads 21 comments

  15. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: Ubaldo Jimenez Runs Away With NL Cy Young

    Last year's National League Cy Young competition was quite the horse race. Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum, and Adam Wainwright all received significant votes from the Baseball Writers ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 715 reads 24 comments

  16. World Cup 2010: Which MLB Players Could Have Been Pro Soccer Stars?

    Soccer is the most popular youth sport in the United States. In 2002, 17.5 million American kids played in organized soccer leagues, not to mention the countless other children who gather for street scrimmages or spontaneous exhibition matches...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,101 reads 5 comments

  17. No Soup For U-Baldo: Why Ubaldo Jimenez Is Not Baseball's Best Pitcher

    There probably isn’t a single baseball fan in the country who hasn’t heard Ubaldo Jimenez called “lucky...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,629 reads 88 comments

  18. What's Up, Doc? How Roy Halladay's Bad Start Changed the Course of 2010 Season

    A Phillies fan leafing through his Philadelphia Inquirer on May 23 would have seen his team sitting atop the NL East with a 26-16 record—the best in the NL. The Phillies had a fairly comfortable 3...

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  19. MLB Featured Columinsts' Poll: Who is Most Likely to Hit .400, Go 50/50?

    No other sport comes close to baseball's enthusiasm for and appreciation of individual accomplishments. Every MLB follower knows that Barry Bonds was the last player to eclipse 70 homers in a season and that no one has hit ...

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  20. Who's on First: Pujols, Braun, and MLB's 10 Best Nicknames

    What would baseball be like if players didn't have nicknames? Nicknames are fun, and they're great ways for fans to feel connected with their favorite players...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 1,415 reads 23 comments

  21. Mock the Vote, Part Two: Rigging the MLB All-Star Game for an NL Victory

    Are you a Phillies or Dodgers fan who wants to ensure that your team will have the home field advantage if they make the World Series? Do you want to see the National League get revenge ...

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  22. Hope Is On The Way: Cleveland Indians Promote Top Prospect Carlos Santana

    It's been a depressing season for fans of the Cleveland Indians. It's not just that the Tribe is losing. We expected that. We're used to that. It's how we're losing that's making Clevelanders pull our hair out...

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  23. Mock the Vote, Part One: Rigging the MLB All-Star Game so the AL Wins

    Are you a Red Sox or Rays fan who wants to ensure that your team will have the home field advantage if they make the World Series? Do you want to see the National League go home empty-handed ...

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  24. Cleveland Indians Trading Post: Russell Branyan To Angels, Rockies, Yankees?

    Welcome to the Cleveland Indians Trading Post, a weekly segment meant to help my fellow Tribe fans sort out which of the few familiar faces left on the team won’t be around much longer...

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  25. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: A National League All-Star Vote Update

    With the Midsummer Classic just one month away, Bleacher Report's Featured Columnists are back with an updated mock All-Star vote! This is part two of this week's poll: the NL results (for the AL results, click here)...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about 4 years ago 586 reads 7 comments