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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 June 25, 2012.  1. Rangers—Three players on pace to drive in more than 100 runs...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (6/18-6/24):   Name Team...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Mets’ Knuckleballer Has Been R.A. Diculous Johan Santana may be the one credited with the first no-hitter...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
1. Dodgers — Dodgers and opponents batting .239 in June. 2. Yankees — Rafael Soriano had five saves during nine-game win streak. 3. Rangers — Just one game over .500 since their torrid April. 4. Reds — New ace Mat Latos is 5-0 over last...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
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 — June 11-17 — standouts. NL Pitcher of the Week...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (6/11-6/17):   Name Team...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for June 15. • The nation’s top-ranked recruit for the Class of 2013, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche of Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., has verbally committed to...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Was B.J. Upton’s chopper off R.A. Dickey down the third-base line a hit or an error? By my standards, it was an error. By most official scorer’s decisions on a nightly basis, it was a hit. It doesn’t carry the same weight as a block/charge in...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise We are less than a month away from the All-Star game, which will be held July...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
  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—June 4-10—standouts.   AL Player of the...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
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 June 11, 2012.  1. Dodgers—Won last six games in which they have at least one hit.  2. Rangers—...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Comedian Bill Murray was spotted at a minor league game in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday. During a long rain delay Murray took to the field of the Charleston RiverDogs (he's part-owner of the team) and had some fun entertaining the crowd. Fans of...
Rich McVey
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (6/4-6/10):   Name Team...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for June 8. • I’ll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill told the "The Dan Patrick Show" this morning that his horse was “officially out of the Belmont.” Many fans were hoping...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Will they ever play? It can seem like forever waiting on an injured star, especially when other players...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
With the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft underway this evening, we decided to take a look back through history at the top picks at each slot, from 1 to 50. There are some Hall of Famers on the list, but some had to be left out. And there are...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
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 June 4, 2012.  1. Rangers—Roy Oswalt signing makes the best even better.  2. Dodgers—Catcher A.J....
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Top 25 fantasy baseball hitters of last week (05/28-6/4):   Name Team...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for June 1. • It looks like the Red Sox will attempt to trade third baseman Kevin Youkilis. • We all know that Boise State has the “smurf turf”, but will Maryland really...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Hurting Aces Two more aces went down earlier this week as both the Phillies’ Roy Halladay and the Angels’ Jered Weaver were placed on the disabled list. Six pitchers who started their team’s first game of the season are now either currently on...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
  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 May 29, 2012.  1. Dodgers—Scored six or more runs in seven of last 10 games.  2. Rangers—25...
Charlie Miller
4 years ago
Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2012 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire every Monday and a Weekend Rundown every Thursday. Patience is a virtue. Those who have bided their time with first basemen Mark Teixeira, Albert Pujols,...
Braden Gall
4 years ago
Q: In baseball, the names of the different positions — catcher, pitcher, first base, second base, etc. — seem to make sense. But what is the origin of the term “shortstop”? — John Daneluk, Beverly, Mass. A: There are two theories that appear...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Q: In what year did jersey numbers first appear on major league baseball jerseys? What team was the first one to use jersey numbers? And did Ty Cobb ever wear a jersey number during his playing days? — Steven Manowitz, Brooklyn, N.Y. A: Some...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
During last night's Giants-Marlins game, Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton threw a rocket toward home plate, but nearly took off the head of teammate Logan Morrison in the process. OK, we exaggerate slightly, but check out their reactions...
Rich McVey
4 years ago

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