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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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 years ago
The Athlon staff debated who they would take with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 MLB fantasy draft today, but after 26 years of loyal service to Athlon Sports, Editorial Director — and fantasy baseball guru — Charlie Miller deserves a few extra words...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
There is one piece of unfinished business that remains in the fantasy baseball world — and no, it's not where Manny Ramirez will sign. It is the pending final decision on NL MVP Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension. Braun's potential absence has...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
The Houston Astros are celebrating the franchise’s 50th anniversary this season and have planned to wear throwback uniforms for Friday home games. I love throwback uniforms. Mainly because most of the throwbacks teams wear are from the 1970s and...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Yesterday everyone was asking, “When will Mariano Rivera arrive?” Today the question has become, “When will Mariano Rivera leave?” Apparently, the iconic Panamanian closer whose entrance music is Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” has been working on...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
by Charlie Miller In the summer of 1974, I attended my first minor league baseball game. Although I had been to a handful of major league games with larger crowds and familiar players, this was my first experience seeing players in a more...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Gary Carter, the Hall of Fame catcher best know for his years with the New York Mets, died on Thursday at the age of 57.  Carter, who was nicknamed The Kid, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor last May, two weeks after finishing his...
Rich McVey
3 years ago
The Marlins appear to be starting from scratch in 2012. But the reality is that the 15-year-old team with two World Series titles has a flashy new, eye-catching paintjob but will be powered by the same engine once again this year. Owner Jeffrey...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
MLB Mt. Rushmoresby Charlie MillerMajor League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history. We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams....
Charlie Miller
3 years ago

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