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The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

The Phillies could trade several players before the July 31 deadline, including ace Cole Hamels
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The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

With the trade deadline just a little more than a week away, the hot stove is starting to heat up as teams are looking to make deals for an October run or to unload bad contracts for a better future.

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Tampa Bay's Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Who among the young franchise's players deserve this special honor?
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<p> The Tampa Bay franchise hasn't been around that long, but there are four individuals who have distinguished themselves enough to be honored on Mt. Rushmore.</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.

Major League Baseball's Top 20 Free Agents to Watch

Some Big Names Are Poised to Cash In This Offseason

Tuesday marks the beginning of the MLB Free Agency signing period. Here is a list of the most interesting available free agents that are on the baseball market and where they might end up for the 2015 season.

 

2014 World Series Preview & Prediction

Veteran Giants vs. Upstart Royals
In a World Series matchup of two wild card teams, the veteran Giants face the young Royals.

These San Francisco Giants have been here before. Twice recently, actually. Having won the World Series in 2010 and ’12, this team oozes postseason experience. No stage is too big for these guys, no spotlight too bright. In contrast, the American League champion Kansas City Royals have two players with World Series experience.

Royals-Orioles ALCS Preview and Prediction

Unlikely foes break long postseason wins drought
The Baltimore Orioles last won the World Series in 1983, the Kansas City Royals in 1985. Neither team has been back to the Fall Classic since then. One will break that string this year.

The Baltimore Orioles last won the World Series in 1983, the Kansas City Royals in 1985. Neither team has been back to the Fall Classic since then. Few experts expected either team to be in this position this season. But here we are, with two teams coming off of sweeps in the ALDS. The Orioles have decent starting pitching, a powerful lineup and an extremely good bullpen. The Royals have better starting pitching, a lineup that looks to manufacture runs and as talented a bullpen as anyone. Don’t expect either team to cough up a lead after the sixth inning.

Kansas City Royals vs Los Angeles Angels ALDS Preview & Prediction

Angels should oust Royals quickly
The favored Angels have the best player in the game in Mike Trout, two former postseason heroes in Albert Pujols and David Freese, a terrific, deep bullpen and a proven manager.
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Kansas City Royals 2014 Preview

K.C. determined to end 29 years of frustration
This is the best team, on paper, the Royals have fielded in at least 20 years. It still might not be good enough to chase down Detroit in the American League Central Division, but it should, at minimum, make a real charge at a Wild Card berth.

This is the year, finally, the Royals believe that everything comes together after an often-tortuous reconstruction project over the last seven-plus years under general manager Dayton Moore. The youthful core showed signs of blossoming last year in compiling a 43–27 record after the All-Star break, which enabled the Royals to play meaningful games in September for the first time in a decade.

16 Amazing MLB Stats for the Week of May 27-June 2

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.
<p> Dom Brown finally goes off for the Phillies, Nationals can’t support their pitchers and the Tigers and Pirates struggled for runs. Another installment of some amazing numbers from MLB for the week of May 27-June2.</p>

Dom Brown finally goes off for the Phillies, Nationals can’t support their pitchers and the Tigers and Pirates struggled for runs. Another installment of some amazing numbers from MLB for the week of May 27-June 2.

18 Amazing MLB Stats for the Week of May 13-19

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.
<p> Matt Cain is giving up bombs, Ryan Howard is wilting in the clutch, James Shields has little to show for his efforts and the consistent Joey Votto just keeps hitting. Here’s this week’s Amazing Stats for May 13-19.<br />  </p>

Matt Cain is giving up bombs, Ryan Howard is wilting in the clutch, James Shields has little to show for his efforts and the consistent Joey Votto just keeps hitting. Here’s this week’s Amazing Stats for May 13-19.

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Tampa Bay Rays 2012 Preview

The Rays continue to compete in tough AL East
<p> You can count the 30 million dollars conserved in 2011 by lopping off the seven-highest paid players from their payroll. You can count all the franchise-record stats that departed with Carl Crawford, the homers and RBIs Carlos Pena left behind, the runs Jason Bartlett saved at shortstop and the 86 percent attrition of bullpen appearances the club overcame in its improbable 91-win season. But the one thing you can’t ever do is count out the Tampa Bay Rays.</p>

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