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World Series Preview and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox

Tradition-laden teams do battle in classic matchup
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox, owners of the two best records in baseball, prepare to stage a classic showdown in the World Series.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
This is the first time the two teams with their league’s best records have met in the Fall Classic since the Yankees defeated the Braves in 1999. Both the Red Sox and Cardinals won 97 games. These two teams have proven to be among the best in baseball all season, and this series has all the signs of a long, competitive, down-to-the-wire World Series.

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Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

Salvador Perez and the defending World Series champion Royals may not even be the class of the AL Central this season
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Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

On Opening Day today every team in has the same record and the same chance to win it all. There are favorites and dark horses, but ultimately nothing will be decided for six months.

Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

In a game where anything can happen, expect the unexpected
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Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

Baseball is a funny game. A game with no time restriction, built on nuance, and forever romanticized. One of the best quirks about baseball is that anything can happen over the course of nine innings.

 

The Top 10 MLB First-Round Draft Picks Since 2000

With the MLB Draft starting tonight, Athlon takes a look at the best players taken in the first round since 2000.
The Top 10 MLB First-Round Draft Picks Since 2000

Though the MLB Draft is hardly talked about, it provides a strong glimpse into the future. With the first round of the MLB Draft coming up tonight, here is a look at 10 of the best players drafted in the first round since 2000 (listed in chronological order of year they were drafted):

 

Cardinals and Giants Meet Again in NLCS

Teams loaded with seasoned veterans meet for NL pennant
f you think you’ve seen this movie before, well, you’re right. This is the third time that the Giants and Cardinals have met in the NLCS since 2002 and the fourth overall

Game 1         Oct. 11         8:00  at St. Louis        

Game 2         Oct. 12         8:00  at St. Louis        

2014 MLB All-Star Team Rosters: Our Picks

What the rosters would look like if Athlon selected the All-Star teams.
On Sunday night, July 6, MLB will announce the All-Star teams for the big game at Minneapolis on July 15. As always, fan voting will determine the starting position players for each league. Players vote for reserves and pitchers with managers filling out the teams. Rosters consist of 34 players — that’s right, 34 — and each club must be represented. In advance of the big announcement, here are my selections for the two rosters.

On Sunday night, July 6, MLB will announce the All-Star teams for the big game at Minneapolis on July 15. As always, fan voting will determine the starting position players for each league. Players vote for reserves and pitchers with managers filling out the teams. Rosters consist of 34 players — that’s right, 34 — and each club must be represented. In advance of the big announcement, here are my selections for the two rosters.

 

St. Louis Cardinals 2014 Preview

Redbirds poised to return to World Series
With a returning core, blossoming pitchers, and additions grafted to the roster’s weak spots, the Cardinals enter 2014 set to prove that “The Cardinal Way” isn’t just a style of play but a direction — one always steering them back to October.

Last fall in the visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park, as jubilation swirled outside, the Cardinals quietly came to grips with a sudden October ending.

Ranking the St. Louis Cardinals 40-Man Roster

A look at the best (and worst) players on the team
While life can be rather boring without 15 baseball games every night, over the next few weeks Athlon Sports Baseball Editor Charlie Miller will rank players on every 40-man roster.

Between the end of the World Series and Opening Day every winter, fans are inundated with lists. Rankings of the best shortstop, the best left-handed relievers, the best leadoff men, the best second basemen in runs saved, the best right-handed pinch-hitter in road games in July and more. So, while life can be rather boring without 15 baseball games every night, over the next few weeks I’ll rank players on every 40-man roster.

World Series Game 5 Preview: Pivotal Finale in St. Louis

Can this Red Sox-Cardinals series get any stranger?
This World Series between Boston and St. Louis has been one strange ending after another.

World Series – Game 5
Boston at St. Louis
8:07 ET Fox
Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) vs. Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94)

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