Matt Kemp

2013 MLB Spring Training Battles: National League

Let the position battles begin!
<p> Spring Training camps are open and many players will compete against teammates for jobs before taking on other teams in April. Here are some postion battles to keep an eye on this spring.</p>

2013 Spring Training camps are open and many players will compete against teammates for jobs before taking on other baseball teams in April. Here are some position battles to keep an eye on this spring. 

Baseball By the Numbers: AL West bullpens, Kemp and Ethier, and Pujols

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Runs scored by the St. Louis Cardinals while Adam Wainwright was in the game during his first four starts this season, spanning 20 innings.

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ERA of the first-place Texas Rangers’ bullpen in April.

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ERA of the last-place Los Angeles Angels’ bullpen in April.

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Baseball's Players of the Week: Kemp, Willingham

A look at the NL's and AL's standouts
<p> A look at the NL's and AL's standouts&nbsp;</p>

Each week Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players in the American and National leagues, and recaps the most outstanding pitching performances. Here are last week's—April 9-15—standouts.

National League Player of the Week 

NL West Predictions

Giants and D'backs should battle down to the wire
<p> San Francisco with its pitching, and Arizona with its grit, should fight it out for the division title. The loser will get one of the two wild cards.</p>

NL West
1. San Francisco
2. Arizona (wild card)
3. Los Angeles
4. Colorado
5. San Diego

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Preview

Dark days are over, Dodger Blue skies ahead
<p> For Dodgers fans, the long nightmare is over. Last year was one of the darkest in the storied franchise’s long history, but good times are coming.</p>

Los Angeles Dodgers

Major League Baseball is Back: 2012 Preview and Predictions

The baseball season begins with many new faces in new places.
<p> Baseball is Back: 2012 Preview and Predictions</p>

From the pages of Athlon Sports Monthly, here are five major storylines for the 2012 baseball season , as well as our predictions.

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