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

By Jake Rose, 6 months 2 weeks ago
Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs had wild roads to get to the National League Championship Series.   The Dodgers, the most injured team in baseball this season, slugged their way to a fourth straight NL West title and an NLCS appearance by beating the Washington Nationals in five games in the NLDS. Manager Dave Roberts’ played the perfect hand in Game 5, tapping his...

Making Baseball Fun: Spicing Up the All-Star Game

By Jake Rose, 9 months 2 weeks ago
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.   To some baseball lifers, Harper’s tongue-in-cheek ball cap was seen as too brash and self-serving, an indictment of the latest generation of professional athlete — and...

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Preview and Prediction

By Jake Rose, 11 months 3 weeks ago
The Dodgers and Mets are no strangers to one another. Last fall’s National League Division Series between the two teams will forever be known as Daniel Murphy’s coming out party. Now, Murphy is a member of the rival Nationals, and the Mets may be even better, especially offensively, than they were a season ago — a season that culminated with a World Series appearance....

10 Amazing Statistics About the Chicago Cubs’ Historic Start

By Mark Ross, 11 months 3 weeks ago
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.   After beating Washington 4-3 in 13 innings on Sunday, the Cubs extended their winning streak to seven and entered Monday night’s home game against San Diego with an MLB-best 24-6 record. That’s...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos in 2016

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 3 weeks ago
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.   Click here to buy Athlon Sports...

Outrageous American League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Brad Spielberger, 1 year 3 weeks ago
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. And you can count on one thing — many of their...

Outrageous National League Predictions for the 2016 MLB Season

By Jake Rose, 1 year 3 weeks ago
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.   Every season, pardon the quasi-Yogi-ism, but “anything does happen.” Every summer something happens in baseball that drops our jaws and totally catches us off guard.  ...

5 Things to Watch During MLB Winter Meetings

By Jake Rose, 1 year 4 months ago
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! — Arizona Diamondbacks. Former Nationals...

Where 10 Top MLB Free Agents Could Sign

By Jake Rose, 1 year 5 months ago
Major League Baseball’s hot stove is already at full boil. New Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski is already making his mark in Boston, swapping four prospects with the Padres for closer Craig Kimbrel. Meanwhile, Kimbrel’s former club, the Braves, continue to make their fans say, “They did what!?” by trading away Andrelton Simmons, the best...

NLCS Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 1 year 6 months ago
Forget about the Cubs' 7-0 record against the Mets this season. It doesn’t matter anymore. The Cubs and Mets haven’t faced one another since the July trade deadline, in which the Mets made the move for bomb-hitting, bat-flipping Yoenis Cespedes, who has turned into a superstar since coming to Queens. Since being traded from Detroit, Cespedes has hit 17 home runs with 44 RBIs...
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