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2013 MLB Trade Deadline: Winners and Losers

Breaking down the most recent baseball trades
Last season the most impactful trades didn’t seem that impressive when they were announced. But the additions of Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro by San Francisco shifted the balance of power toward the Giants in the NL West and eventually led to a World Series championship. Often it’s the little things that seem to matter most, like solid defense, eating innings and clubhouse unity. The frenzy at the trade deadline last Wednesday never really materialized, but there were a handful of significant trades over the past few weeks that could affect the 2013 pennant races.

Last season the most impactful trades didn’t seem that impressive when they were announced. But the additions of Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro by San Francisco shifted the balance of power toward the Giants in the NL West and eventually led to a World Series championship. Often it’s the little things that seem to matter most, like solid defense, eating innings and clubhouse unity.

World Series Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

178 combined years of World Series drought, Cubs and Indians look to accomplish the impossible
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World Series Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians

It’s finally going to happen. Either the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs are going to win this year’s World Series, ending one of the two longest active World Series championship droughts.

 

NLCS Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs

Two of the NL's most historic franchises have seven games to settle the score, advance to Fall Classic
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NLCS Preview and Prediction: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs

Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs had wild roads to get to the National League Championship Series.

 

Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

The Mid-Summer Classic is in need of a facelift — even if it's just for fun
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Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.

 

10 Amazing Statistics About the Chicago Cubs’ Historic Start

Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs have MLB’s best record at 24-6
10 Amazing Statistics About the Chicago Cubs’ Historic Start

Could 2016 finally be the Chicago Cubs’ year? The World Series is still five months away, but five weeks into the season the Cubs are clearly baseball’s best team.

 

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2016

We asked a graphic designer to rank them all.
Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2015

Brand recognition is important in today’s business climate and that includes professional sports. One critical component to a team’s identity is its logo. While fans certainly relate to the players, it’s the team’s logo that’s displayed prominently on the uniform and pretty much every piece of memorabilia or merchandise.

 

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.

 

5 Things to Watch During MLB Winter Meetings

Expect plenty of activity and a few surprises as the baseball world converges on Music City for annual Winter Meetings
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5 Things to Watch During MLB Winter Meetings

The pitching market has been on the front burner so far during the MLB Hot Stove season. David Price signed a seven-year, $217 million ($31 million AAV) deal to be the ace of the last-place Boston Red Sox, only to see his deal be one-upped by Zack Greinke’s six-year, $206 million ($34 million AAV) contract with the — surprise!

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