1. Fool Me Twice: The Most Impressive Part Of Stephen Strasburg's Debut

    There’s been no shortage of superlatives spewed about future-best player in baseball history Stephen Strasburg after his electric debut last night . His success has been well documented...

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  2. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: An American League All-Star Vote Update

    Boy, this season is going by fast. It's hard to believe that the All-Star game is just one month away. But because it is, and because our last All-Star vote took place in April, Bleacher Report's MLB Featured Columnists are back with an update...

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  3. Coming of Ace: Stephen Strasburg Earns Win, Strikes Out 14 in MLB Debut

    "Remember where you are so you remember where you were."–Nationals radio announcer Charlie Slowes after Tuesday night's game Wow. Just wow...

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  4. Scouts' Dishonor: The Most Regretted Unsigned Draft Picks in MLB History

    Last year, when agent Scott Boras refused to lower the asking price for his client, No. 1 draft pick Stephen Strasburg, there was a realistic chance that the Washington Nationals would not come to terms with the prolific young fireballer...

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  5. Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper: Most Hyped Prospect Combo Ever?

    The hype surrounding Major League Baseball's presumptive 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick, Bryce Harper, is getting pretty intense. He's graced the covers of Baseball America and Sports Illustrated before he's even signed a professional contract...

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  6. Cleveland Indians Trading Post: Jhonny Peralta To Cubs, Athletics or Angels?

    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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  7. 28 Days Later: Why Derek Jeter's 2010 Stats Still Don't Make Sense

    About a month ago, I wrote an unintentionally controversial article about some puzzling patterns in Derek Jeter’s early season numbers...

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  8. Pitch Perfect: The Best Ceremonial First Pitches in MLB History (VIDEO)

    If the most important MLB pre-game tradition is the shouting of "Play ball!" then the most exciting one is the ceremonial first pitch. Sometimes the honored throwers are former players returning to their old stadiums...

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  9. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: An Update of the Division Predictions

    Tradition dictates that the baseball season is unofficially divided into thirds. In April and May, fans and coaches assess their teams' rosters...

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  10. Interview: Former MLB All-Star Morgan Ensberg Talks Life After Baseball

    Houston fans know him as the man who carried the Astros to the World Series in 2005. MLB Showdown players know him as the guy with 11 on-base, 18+ homer, and only five outs on card...

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  11. Cleveland Indians Trading Post: Mitch Talbot To Mets, Royals, Reds?

    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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  12. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: The Best Prospects at Each Position

    For fans of teams who have already given up on 2010, the most exciting time of the year is fast approaching: prospect season. We've already seen call-ups like Starlin Castro, Ike Davis, and Justin Smoak...

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  13. Out of Their League: Last Week's 10 Most Compelling Interleague Matchups

    For many fans, interleague play is among the highlights of the baseball season. When the Senior and Junior Circuits collide, the games are interesting, to say the least. Teams have to adjust to different styles of play...

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  14. Try These on for Size(more): Who Should Replace Indians' Grady Sizemore?

    For Grady Sizemore, a bad year got even worse when he was placed on the 15-day Disabled List yesterday. Once the Tribe's best hitter, Sizemore has posted a miserable .211/.271/.289 slashline in 33 games...

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  15. International Pastime: Why MLB Must Move the 2011 All-Star Game Out of Arizona

    For those of you who’ve been living in a cave for the last few weeks, some crazy stuff is going on in Arizona. A new state law requires police officers to check for immigration papers whenever they stop someone who “looks illegal...

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  16. Cleveland Indians Trading Post: Jake Westbrook To Yankees, Mets, Dodgers

    Welcome to the Cleveland Indians Trading Post, a new weekly segment to help my fellow Tribe fans sort out which of the few familiar faces we have left might not be around much longer...

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  17. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: Which Stars' Slow Starts are Worrisome?

    Every year there are a handful of players who shock us in the season's opening weeks. There are nobodies, rookies, and washed-up veterans who emerge as the game's top players by May, ...

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  18. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: Which Hot-Starting Players Are For Real?

    Every year, there are a handful of players who shock us in the season's opening weeks. There are nobodies, rookies, and washed-up veterans who emerge as the game's top players by May, ...

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  19. Now I Ain't Sayin' He a Gold Digger: Baseball's 10 Most Overpaid Players

    In real life, if you buy a product that doesn't do what it's supposed to, you can return it. If you purchase a blender that doesn't mix food, or a lawnmower that doesn't cut grass, you can usually get a refund or exchange it for one that works...

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  20. Cleveland Indians Trading Post: Austin Kearns To Mariners, A's, Braves?

    By now, Cleveland Indians fans have grown accustomed to watching their favorite players being shipped out of town around the trade deadline. Casey Blake, Paul Byrd, Mark DeRosa, Ben Francisco, Ryan Garko, Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez, Carl Pavano, and C...

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  21. MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: A Look at the 2010-11 Free Agent Market

    Admit it: you've started thinking about next winter's free agent market. It's nothing to be ashamed about. Baseball's Hot Stove is boiling all year long; it's only natural to be curious about who will sign where...

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  22. Catching the Worm: Baseball's Most Surprising Fast-Starting Teams

    In 1997, the movie Gattaca taught us that "there is no gene for the human spirit." At the start of every MLB season, we learn that there isn't a statistic for it, either...

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  23. Clubhouse Cancer: The Symbolism Of Dallas Braden's Perfect Game (Satire)

    The “Susan G. Komen for the Cure” breast cancer awareness organization condemned Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden for his perfect game in a press release issued Sunday night...

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  24. Cleveland Indians 2010: This Isn't Rebuilding, This Is Revolting

    I didn’t have high hopes for the Cleveland Indians this season. I understood that this year was about seasoning our young core of prospects and sorting out our jumbled rotation...

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  25. Jeter, Jeter, Numbers Beater: Why Derek's 2010 Stats Make No Sense

    There’s something quite odd about Derek Jeter. I don’t mean the fact that he’s seemingly ageless, or that he’s actually a somewhat-likeable guy despite being ...

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