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NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets

Two heavyweight aces take the mound tonight in Flushing in hopes of keeping October dreams alive
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NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets

The bright lights of New York City tend to be the most glaring when one of the Big Apple’s two baseball teams is in the postseason.

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 MLB 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. Many experts and analysts will make their picks on which teams will win the divisions or the wild cards as well as the major awards at the end of the season.

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.

 

New York Mets Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Tom Terrific is only lock, other three spots up for debate
<p> Tom Seaver is the only clear choice for the Mets’ Mt. Rushmore. The arguments — which offer the toughest decisions of any team yet — may begin right….now.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

 

Best Picks from 50 Years of the MLB Draft

Who are the best draft selections at each spot?
Who is the best player drafted No. 1 overall? Griffey? A-Rod? Chipper? What about the best player selected No. 10 overall? The best at each spot are all here from No. 1 through 40.

With the MLB Draft this week, it’s fun to look back at the some of the best picks over the past 50 years of the draft. Here’s the best selection at each of the first 40 positions in the draft.

 

1 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle, 1987

Certainly there are numerous No. 1 overall selections worthy of being named the best. But I’ll take Griffey over Chipper Jones, Alex Rodriguez and David Price.

Best of the 2000s: David Price, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2007

 

Four Potential Trade Suitors for the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki

It is only a matter of time before the slugging shortstop is donning another team's ball cap
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Four Potential Trade Suitors for the Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki

When healthy, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is one of baseball’s most complete and exciting players. The problem is Tulowitzki is hardly healthy. When Tulo is on the diamond, he is one of the elite, five-tool players in the game and potentially one of the faces of baseball. 

 

New York Mets 2014 Preview

Mets should enjoy better record, but still not contending
It feels like another bridge season for the Mets, with their ace on the disabled list all season. But it is safe to say that the team is transitioning, not merely rebuilding, and with more pricey veterans on the roster, expectations should tick upward.

The Mets have had five losing seasons in a row, tied with the Astros for the longest such streak in baseball. The streak coincides with the 2009 opening of Citi Field, where attendance has dropped every year.

Evaluating the New York Mets 40-Man Roster

Every player ranked, plus a few prospects
The Mets currently have very little money committed past 2014, and only two players with enough service to be free agent eligible — David Wright and Jonathon Niese — signed for 2014. The future is not now for this club, but the future is getting brighter.

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.

2013 Baseball Preview: New York Mets

A shaky rotation and questionable outfield could result in a long season in Queens
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<p> This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Mets’ last 100-loss season, and they could be headed for another. These Mets could be very bad, and only the filleting of the Miami Marlins will save them from the basement of the NL East.</p>

2013 Fantasy Baseball: Which Injured Players Are Worth Drafting?

Some suggestions on how you should approach certain injured players on draft day
<p> 2013 Fantasy Baseball: Which Injured Players Are Worth Drafting?</p>

Opening Day of the 2013 MLB season is right around the corner, but there are quite a few players who won’t be available to help your fantasy team from the outset. For some, their season debuts should only be delayed while others will be on the disabled list for a little longer. Here are some of the key hitters and pitchers who are dealing with injuries headed into Opening Day and how you should handle them during your draft.

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