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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. Another Week, Another Elite Third Baseman Hurt Two weeks ago it was David Wright, who fractured his right...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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If you want to grab a beer at a ballpark you better bring your wallet, especially if you're heading to Boston. Fenway Park has the highest coster per ounce of sudsy brew and a 12 oz plastic cup will set you back $7.25. By comparison, Chase Field—...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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If you were trying to win a championship this season, would you rather have youthful talent? Or seasoned experience? Consider a roster of players age 25 and younger vs. a roster of veterans age 35 and older. Here’s my 25-man roster of players who...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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1 Career complete game by Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox. The 29-year-old, who has been claimed off waivers twice in his career, had never pitched into the ninth inning before his perfect game against the Mariners on Saturday. +52 Run...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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After three times through the rotation (and four starts for ace Stephen Strasburg), the Washington Nationals’ rotation has been dominant. Extremely dominant. All five starters boast a WHIP below 1.00, allowing less than one base runner per inning...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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  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 16-22—standouts. AL Player of the...
Rich McVey
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 April 23, 2012.  1. Rangers—Josh Hamilton early MVP candidate.  2. Dodgers—Mark Ellis is proving to be a...
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 April 23, 2012.  1. Rangers—Josh Hamilton early MVP candidate.  2. Dodgers—Mark Ellis is proving to be a...
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. After roughly three weeks of a fantasy baseball action, I will take this time this morning to provide my...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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Q: Brett Butler was one of the best leadoff batters and bunters in baseball history. Shouldn’t he be in the Hall of Fame? What is he doing now? — Sarah Newland, Catlettsburg, Ky. A: Butler — who, incidentally, was the first batter Roger...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for April 20. • Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe has the Beantown perspective on Fenway Park turning 100 years old. • Cedric Golden breaks down the Oklahoma...
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 the Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Ailing Outfielders It’s been a tough week for outfielders around MLB, with Arizona’s Chris Young, Boston...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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After last night, 59 players with enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title are homerless so far this season. Some like infielders Daniel Descalso and Ruben Tejada may not hit one all season. And, yes, we know it’s less than a...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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Regardless what the standings look like now, with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox teetering near the bottom of the AL East, they are not likely to end the season there. The Baltimore Orioles are bad enough that they won’t let it...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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3 Active pitchers who have held opponents to a sub-.200 batting average over a full season: Justin Verlander 2011 (.192); Johan Santana 2004 (.192); Kerry Wood 1998 (.196) [min. 162 innings]. 9 Times players have hit 40-plus home runs in a...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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Remember those cool little trophies that Topps has put on baseball cards of the previous year’s best rookies? The card company began the practice in 1960 honoring the best rookies from 1959 — a group that included the likes of Pumpsie Green and...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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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...
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 April 16, 2012.  1. Rangers—Joe Nathan gets first save, bullpen only potential problem.  2. Dodgers—Matt...
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 April 16, 2012.  1. Rangers—Joe Nathan gets first save, bullpen only potential problem.  2. Dodgers—Matt...
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. Please raise your hand if you had the Los Angeles Dodgers as the best team in baseball after two weekends...
Braden Gall
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. David Wright’s Latest Tough Break Poor David Wright, he just can’t seem to catch a break. Well, actually...
Athlon Sports
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. The first weekend is in the books. No, the New York Mets are not going to finish 162-0 and David Wright...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
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NL Central 1. St. Louis 2. Milwaukee 3. Cincinnati 4. Pittsburgh 5. Chicago 6. Houston The St. Louis Cardinals seemed to be riding a magic carpet for two months last season, turning a 10.5-game deficit in the wild card chase into a World...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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NL East 1. Philadelphia 2. Atlanta (wild card) 3. Washington 4. Miami 5. New York With cracks appearing in the Philadelphia offense, the NL East has become the most competitive division in baseball. The Phillies have the most daunting...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
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NL West 1. San Francisco 2. Arizona (wild card) 3. Los Angeles 4. Colorado 5. San Diego The NL West is the home of some of the game’s brightest stars in Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, Buster Posey and Tim Lincecum of San...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago

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