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Los Angeles Angels Arte Moreno clearly doesn't like finishing second. After the Angels missed the playoffs in consecutive years (2010-11) for the first time in his ownership, Moreno fired GM Tony Reagins and a handful of long-time front-office...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Believe it or not, but the 2012 MLB season gets started in a little more than a week when Oakland and Seattle start a two-game series in Tokoyo. Granted, the "official" Opening Day isn't until April 5, but regardless of your preference, there's...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Minnesota Twins It seemed like the end of an era for the Twins last year, when a string of six division titles in nine seasons gave way to a 63–99 finish. But they are firm in their belief that 2012 will bring a quick turnaround. That’s hard to...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Kansas City Royals The growing feeling in Kansas City is that it’s time to expect more. Last year’s transition season saw 12 players make their big league debuts from a well-stocked and much-praised farm system. More are on the way. Playing ....
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Detroit Tigers After winning the AL Central by a whopping 15 games in 2011 for their first division title in 24 years, the Tigers appeared undermanned and overmatched against the Rangers in the ALCS. With a few days of the news that DH Victor...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Cleveland Indians If the Indians are going to contend in the AL Central this season, they’ll need to make another double-digit leap in victories. They went from 69 to 80 wins last year for an 11-game improvement and a second-place finish. How...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Chicago White Sox Having done more spending than winning in recent years, the White Sox enter 2012 with a new manager and without their familiar expectations. They lost free agent lefthander Mark Buehrle, one of their two long-term cornerstones...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Toronto Blue Jays The Blue Jays have gone nearly 20 years since their last trip to the postseason, but that drought seems likely to end soon, perhaps as soon as this year. Toronto will contend if its starting pitchers continue to improve, and...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Tampa Bay Rays 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...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
New York Yankees The Yankees fell short of the World Series for the seventh time in eight seasons, but this remains a formidable team. A deep lineup returns, and so does ace lefty CC Sabathia, who fronts a rotation fortified by the additions of...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Baltimore Orioles The Orioles have undergone a number of significant changes, but they’re mostly confined to the front office and scouting department. Unfortunately, this team needs more than just a few minor adjustments to the roster. They...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
I spend a lot more time watching baseball than I do college basketball, but it’s a law that everyone — sports fan or not — must fill out a bracket. And I must obey the law. So knowing what I know about baseball, here’s my bracket. South 1...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Boston Red Sox If you navigated last September without shaming yourself, your family, your employers and the city you call home, congratulations! You had a better month than the Red Sox. When September began, they led the AL East and owned the...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
— by Mark Ross, published on March 8, 2012 When it comes to fantasy baseball, you pretty much know what you’re getting in players like Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, Roy Halladay, and other sure-fire lottery picks. However, only one owner in a...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
What is it with nicknames and baseball? In high school I played with Doggie, Bird, Soup, Clone, Rooster, T and White Legs. Nicknames and baseball players just seem to go together like bat and ball. For as long as young boys and men have been...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
The 2012 baseball season is just around the corner. As players gets loosened up at Spring Training, we thought we'd pull from Athlon’s 2012 MLB Preview Magazine to catch you up on some of the top players at each position and help you...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
— by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter) Every year there are sure-fire, can't-miss fantasy studs who go in the first couple of rounds and end up, for a variety of reasons, costing a GM a chance at a fantasy championship. Owners of Hanley...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
— by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter), published on Mar. 2, 2012 Who are the biggest sleepers and busts to watch out for on the fantasy diamond? Using Athlon Sports’ consensus Top 150 as the barometer, here are some potential sleepers to...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The 2012 baseball season is just around the corner. As players gets loosened up at Spring Training, we thought we'd catch you up on some of the top players at each position to help you win your 2012 fantasy baseball league. Today, we look at...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
— by Braden Gall (@BradenGall on twitter), published on Mar. 1, 2012 Who are the biggest sleepers and busts to watch out for on the fantasy diamond? Using Athlon Sports’ consensus Top 150 as the barometer, here are some potential sleepers to...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
— by Mark Ross, published on Feb. 29, 2012 Who are the biggest sleepers and busts to watch out for on the fantasy diamond? Using Athlon Sports’ consensus Top 150 as the barometer, here are some potential sleepers to keep an eye on and some...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
— by Mark Ross, published on Feb. 28, 2012 Using Athlon Sports’ consensus Top 150 as the barometer, here are some potential sleepers to keep an eye on and some possible busts to be wary of when it comes to drafting your fantasy teams this...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
--By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman)  Baseball is almost here, which means that warmer weather is finally approaching and it’s time to name your fantasy baseball team. Former MLB hurler and pitching coach Dick Pole has inspired my squad for...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
by Charlie Miller Baseball fans finally made it to third base, on the cusp of believing that MLB and its players are clean — standing on third base, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to celebrate a PED-free game with Ryan Braun and MLB itself...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
--By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman) Since the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th World Series in late October, the baseball world has witnessed many major moves and risky contracts — and that was with the big-money Yankees and Red Sox staying...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago

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