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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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If you could have any national sports broadcasting job in sports, what would it be? Do you want to be at the games and travel all over the country? Do you want to be a studio host with a more stable work schedule? Do you want to become extremely...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Last night, Adam Rosales of Oakland launched an apparent game-tying home run in the ninth inning at Cleveland only to have it ruled a double by the umpiring crew. After reviewing the call via replay, the umpiring crew, led by Angel Hernandez,...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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There's never a shortage for cool numbers in baseball. Cleanup hitters struggle, a former utilityman goes off and some dude who's never closed games before is perfect. Go figure (which is what we've been doing). 1.150    Bryce...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.   1. Rangers Yu Darvish has strikeout...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for May 3. • What colleges produce the smartest, sexiest graduates? Harvard gave us Rashida Jones (pictured), so it's on the list. • Tomorrow, people in comically...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
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At the end of the season, the major awards voters will evaluate players in their own way, with a variety of definitions applied to the word “Valuable” in Most Valuable Player. There are the Sabermetricians who will argue each player’s effect on...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Each week during the 2013 MLB season, we highlight the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.    .516    David Ortiz’s Batting Average Big Papi is back and the Red Sox are loving it. Already...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  1.  Red Sox—Big Papi is back and hitting better than .500 so far.  2...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
MLB
The Chicago White Sox finally passed Joey Votto in the Walk Chase, but there remain some amazing digits from the Week of April 15-21. 8-of-9    Batters struck out by Greg Holland After a rough couple of weeks to begin the...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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It’s tough to gauge just which rookies will emerge this season. Some players—like the Rays’ Wil Myers—are expected to become stars, but the Rays haven’t called Myers up from Durham yet. Others, such as Evan Gattis of the Braves, have an excellent...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bullpens...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
MLB
When Brooklyn Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford) defied baseball’s “color barrier” by signing an African-American player, he understood that he needed a man with the guts to stare down the challenges the decision created....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Labor disputes, strikes and lockouts happen in the billion-dollar business of pro sports. This year’s NHL season started in the second period. Last year’s NBA schedule didn’t tip off until midway through the second quarter. But sometimes, short...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
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Just two weeks into the season, the sample size is small, but it’s fun to dissect a few notable numbers from the early going. Here are a few from the week of April 8-14. 20    Walks for Joey Votto The former MVP of the Reds is...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Stay tuned each week to Athlon Sports for a 2013 Fantasy Baseball Weekend Waiver Wire report every Monday. Our fantasy junkies cover the hottest hitters, best waiver wire pick-ups, top starting pitching spot starts and sift through bellpens from...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Today, MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day, honoring the man who broke baseball's color barrier amid tough circumstances in 1947. Perhaps no other man had such a far-reaching effect on the game, and especially future players. But Robinson’s...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for April 12. • Sergio Garcia was your first-round co-leader at The Masters after shooting a bogey-free 66. Probably won't hold up, but in Sergio's honor, here's a picture...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
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Baseball is a numbers game. Always has been. Always will be. And here are a few notable numbers for the opening week of the season: March 31-April 7. 15    Earned runs allowed last Sunday by reigning Cy Young winners David...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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To suggest that any player in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at athletes who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term potential. Limiting the...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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Cincinnati and Washington each won their respective divisions last season and both came up short in their playoff series. This season, the Reds and Nationals are once again the projected frontrunners in their divisions and expected to contend for...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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Now that baseball is back in full swing, we started thinking about the future. And there’s nothing more fun than projecting where today’s baseball stars will be playing three years from now, and predicting who the best players in each league will...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
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Nicknames and baseball players just seem to go together like bat and ball. For as long as young boys and men have been batting baseballs around, they have given each other descriptive nicknames for facial features, deformed body parts, the way...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago

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