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Was 2013 just a nice little season by the Indians or a springboard to bigger things? AL Manager of the Year Terry Francona asked that question in December at the winter meetings at Disney World, and the answer has yet to reveal itself. The Indians...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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During their first 50 seasons in Minnesota, the Twins had a total of two seasons with 95-plus losses: 1982 and ’99. After averaging 97 losses the past three seasons, fans were demanding change, but it didn’t come in the form of a...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Over the winter, the Tigers underwent the type of overhaul befitting a disappointing loser, not a 93-win division champ that came within two wins of a second straight World Series berth. They switched managers, traded their cleanup hitter,...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Rebuild and restructure are words the Chicago White Sox have preferred to avoid for decades, primarily because that has not been the game plan. They were a Go For It franchise. Maybe these two words fit better for the Sox strategy for 2014 —...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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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...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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The Red Sox were in the process of building a bridge when they decided to make it a launch pad. The shocking World Series title that followed brought the joy back to Boston baseball after two years of relentless negativity. What it didn’t do...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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As is always the case it seems, there is no shortage of big stories in the Big Apple. Long-time shortstop and captain Derek Jeter is retiring after the season. Alex Rodriguez became a one-man bizarre reality show before reluctantly taking his 162-...
Charlie Miller
7 months ago
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The Blue Jays went all-in on 2013, trading several top prospects, boosting the payroll, attracting more fans — but winning only one more game and finishing last in the American League East. Most of the same cast returns for another try, with...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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New Year’s Day passed without the intensely rumored trade of David Price. As one of the most desirable players to hit the market in recent years — a Cy Young winner in his prime with two years remaining before free agency — he is...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Two years after posting a winning record and making the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, the Baltimore Orioles look like a team that’s destined to finish closer to the bottom of the AL East than the top. The rotation lacks innings-...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
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Carlos Gomez and Brian McCann
When Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez finally broke from a strut to admire his home run and into a trot around the bases, his showboat pace was slowed by the history he dragged alongside.Last June, Atlanta lefty Paul Maholm hit Gomez’s knee...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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Justin Verlander
In every sport, certain drafts stand out as stronger than others. The 2003 NBA version, which included LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, is considered a landmark. The ’83 NFL crop that included John Elway, Dan Marino...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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Yasiel Puig
If you ask Carlos Rodriguez why there are more Cuban players entering the major leagues than ever before, his answer is quick, humorous and right on time.“There are 68 million reasons,” he says.Rodriguez, Tampa Bay’s director of...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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Every MLB team should have its own Mt. Rushmore — four individuals that have risen above all others for each organization. Here is one man’s opinion for all 30 Mt. Rushmores from Aaron Cook for Colorado to Babe Ruth for New York....
Charlie Miller
8 months ago
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Every MLB team should have its own Mt. Rushmore — four individuals that have risen above all others for each organization. Here is one man’s opinion for all 30 Mt. Rushmores from Aaron Cook for Colorado to Babe Ruth for New York....
Charlie Miller
8 months ago
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David Ortiz
Everyone knows that Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and others are the future of baseball, but that doesn’t mean three aren’t any All-Star-caliber “old” guys still getting the job done on the diamond. Even with...
Mark Ross
8 months ago
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Mike Trout
Baseball players have often been referred to as the “boys of summer,” and as far as MLB goes, the use of the word “boy” may have never been more appropriate. Look around the majors and there is no lack of young impact...
Mark Ross
8 months ago
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Only one team will win your fantasy baseball league, but everyone can have a funny fantasy baseball team name. These are 150 suggestions for the baseball nerds, Internet bird dogs, Sabermetric mathematician-magicians, jersey chasers and MLB Extra...
Nathan Rush
8 months ago
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Jimmie Johnson
When I was growing up there was only one record, one accomplishment, one historic statistical club that I cared about.Home runs. It was the most sacred of records held by a class act of a man who was ahead of his time and beloved by all. But then...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Carlos Beltran
Baseball is filled with bizarre coincidences, amazing statistics, and lots of oddball occurrences. Last season was no exception. As 2014 spring training gets underway, we decided to look back at the kookiest from 2013 in our annual...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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Andrew McCutchen
Pitchers and catches have finally reported and it means fantasy baseball drafts are soon approaching. And let's be honest, Draft Day is a glorious holiday that puts Valentine's Day to shame.Fantasy baseball leagues can be won from every...
Braden Gall
8 months ago
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Robinson Cano
Spring training has commenced in Florida and Arizona, which means Opening Day is right around the corner. While there is never any lack of players, teams or topics to follow regarding America's pastime, here are 14 storylines to keep an eye on...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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Derek Jeter's Dating Diamond (Graphic)
Since it's Valentine's Day and Derek Jeter is readying for his final season, it seemed like the perfect time to highlight this graphic of Jeter's off-the-field accomplishments with the ladies.  Source: SportsNation 
Athlon Sports
8 months ago
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Bobby Valentine
With MLB camps open in Florida and Arizona, no doubt there are a few WAGs missing their sweethearts today. In honor of the Day of Love, we present the all-time Valentine’s Day lineup including Flowers, a Rose, Candy, a Cookie, a Jewel and an...
Charlie Miller
8 months ago
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The 2014 college baseball season gets underway Friday. To prep readers, Athlon Sports looks at college baseball's preseason Top 25. 1. Oregon State (52–13 overall, 24–6 Pac-12)Head coach Pat Casey got a gift when LHP Ben...
Athlon Sports
8 months ago

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