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Dave Winfield talks Yogi, Steinbrenner and his 22-year Hall of Fame career

A True Hall of Fame Class Act
Dave Winfield talks Yogi Berra, George Steinbrenner and his 22-year Hall of Fame career.

Dave Winfield, 65, is one of sports’ true gentlemen, as fans of the Padres, Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Twins and Indians can attest. The 6’6”, 220-pound outfielder brought a sweet swing, great glove and positive attitude to every team he played for over 22 MLB seasons. We caught up with Winfield, and he was a class act, as always.

 

You went straight from the University of Minnesota to the major leagues, without playing minor league baseball. Do you think more guys could do that or are you an outlier?

Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

Salvador Perez and the defending World Series champion Royals may not even be the class of the AL Central this season
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Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

On Opening Day today every team in MLB has the same record and the same chance to win it all. There are favorites and dark horses, but ultimately nothing will be decided for six months. Many experts and analysts will make their picks on which teams will win the divisions or the wild cards as well as the major awards at the end of the season.

Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

In a game where anything can happen, expect the unexpected
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Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

Baseball is a funny game. A game with no time restriction, built on nuance, and forever romanticized. One of the best quirks about baseball is that anything can happen over the course of nine innings.

 

The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

The Phillies could trade several players before the July 31 deadline, including ace Cole Hamels
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The 5 Biggest MLB Trade Deadline Sellers

With the MLB trade deadline just a little more than a week away, the hot stove is starting to heat up as teams are looking to make deals for an October run or to unload bad contracts for a better future. There are several teams that are ready to trade away big names and start planning for 2016 and beyond. 

 

San Diego Padres Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Gwynn, Hoffman, Winfield, but who's the fourth face on the mountain?
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<p> The question posed recently whether Derek Jeter should be considered as part of the Yankees’ Mt. Rushmore piqued my interest. Not really the Jeter-Yankees part, but the idea that teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four individuals that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. Even two guys sitting in a bar can figure that out, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.</p>

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

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