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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.

Eat Like a Fan: Jeff Mauro's Pig Candy BLT at Wrigley Field

The Sandwich King's restaurant, Pork & Mindy's, has a winner
The Sandwich King's restaurant, Pork & Mindy's, has a winner

Chicago native Jeff Mauro knows a thing or two about baseball and what to eat at the ballpark. Mauro, 38, rose to culinary fame after winning Food Network Star, and now hosts two Food Network shows: Sandwich King and The Kitchen. His restaurant, Pork & Mindy’s, is located in Wrigley Field, home of the World Series champion Chicago Cubs. We talked with the Emmy-nominated Mauro about two of his favorite things — baseball and bacon.

 

5 MLB Teams That Could Disappoint in 2017

Adam Jones and the Orioles could take a step back this season
5 MLB Teams That Could Disappoint in 2017

Opening Day is right around the corner, and though the 2017 MLB season has yet to officially begin, the projections and predictions on how teams will fare are being discussed and debated by both baseball experts and casual fans alike.

Chicago White Sox: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

Examining the team's MLB season ahead.

For the last three seasons, the debate around the White Sox was persistent: Was management reloading or retooling? Were the Sox contenders in need of a tweak or pretenders destined to stay on the wrong side of .500? After three years of being stuck in the middle, management finally made a call. Rebuild.

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.

 

Frank Thomas on Baseball, Beer and His New BBQ Book

The Big Hurt also shares his recipe for amazing grilled lemon-basil pork chops
Tips from Hall of Fame baseball player, brewer and grill master Frank Thomas

As a baseball player, Frank Thomas was known as the “Big Hurt” because of his size (6’5”, 240-plus) and the damage he could do as a hitter. A two-time AL MVP and Hall of Fame inductee, Thomas, 47, is taking his game from the batter’s box to the backyard grill, with his new cookbook, The Big Hurt’s Guide to BBQ and Grilling. We caught up with Thomas to talk grilling, beer and baseball.

 

Growing up, who manned the grill at family cookouts?

Where 10 Top MLB Free Agents Could Sign

Jason Heyward has positioned himself as one of the top free agents available this offseason
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Where 10 Top MLB Free Agents Could Sign

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.

 

5 MLB Managers on the September Hot Seat

The hot seat could be too much to handle for these 5 skippers
5 MLB Managers on the September Hot Seat

Each year MLB is filled with underperforming teams — that’s just part of the game. But this season, there seems to be a larger portion of clubs that have fallen below expectations.

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. 

 

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