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Every summer August 1 is something like New Year’s Day in baseball. General managers around the league work frantically through July 31 to reshape their teams into contenders or sell off spare parts in order to rebuild for the future. It marks...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (8/13-8/19):   Name Team Pos. R HR...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 17. • Former Major League pitcher Tommy John disagrees with the plan to shut down Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg in September. • The Onion has a funny look at...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Johnny Pesky died Monday after seven decades as the pre-eminent ambassador for the Boston Red Sox. Pesky joined the Sox in 1942, batting .331 with 205 hits. He lost the next three years to his service in World War II, but came back with 200-hit...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 13, 2012.  1. Nationals — Will they or won’t...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
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Either James Bond or Marty McFly was navigating through McCovey Cove outside at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Friday.
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (8/6-8/13):   Name Team Pos. R HR RBI...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 10. • The Lakers acquisition of big man Dwight Howard has some people thinking that Los Angeles is now the NBA’s team to beat. • There was huge news in the SEC...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 6, 2012.    1. Reds — Aroldis Chapman...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (7/30-8/5):   Name Pos. Team R HR RBI...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 3. • Several MLB Facebook accounts were hacked yesterday, and Yankees fans received a strange message regarding Derek Jeter. • Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for July 30, 2012.   1. Reds—Everything...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (7/23-7/29):   Name Team Pos. R HR...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 27. • Former NFL player and current agent Ralph Cindrich appeared on a Pittsburgh radio show and essentially accused Alabama coach Nick Saban of cheating. • Not...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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A A’s A’s, as in the Oakland Athletics, are in a pennant race for the first time since 2006. We have the second wild card to thank for this, but the no-name A’s have been the hottest team since July 1. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. We took a week off due to All-Star festivities, but we are back and better than ever. Top 25 fantasy...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for July 23, 2012.   1. Rangers—Still the scariest team in the American League.  2....
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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  A Twins fan in Kansas City proudly displays his back hair, which is shaved with Joe Mauer's name and number. Awesome? Stupid? Awesomely stupid? We'll let you decide.
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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Q: What the heck does OPS stand for, and how is it computed? — Bob Perron, Jacksonville, Fla. A: Bob, it’s not nearly as mysterious as it sounds. OPS simply stands for on-base percentage plus slugging percentage. Combining those two key...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Q: I loved to watch Will “The Thrill” Clark play baseball, from his first at-bat in the majors, a home run to straightaway center field in Houston against another great, Nolan Ryan. Do you think Clark will ever get into the Hall of Fame? —...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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While the wiry Pittsburgh centerfielder with dreadlocks continues his march toward his first MVP, does the season he has put together rank among one of the all-time best? We’ll be able to judge the full season later but from May 9 to July 13,...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for July 20. • NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah looks at the Ravens and their likelihood of getting a Joe Flacco deal done before camp. • ESPN Big Ten blogger Adam...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Injured All-Stars The start of the second half has not been kind to several players who took part in the...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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Trading baseball players between teams has been part of the charm of the game since the 1800s. Ornery players traded after disputes with managers, struggling players traded for one another in hopes that a change of scenery will bring life back to...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for July 16, 2012.     1. Rangers—All-Star Matt Harrison pitching like Cy Young Matt...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago

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