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2013 MLB Pennant Races: A to Z

An alphabetical look at the keys to the 2013 MLB pennant races.
From A to Z, here are the keys to the 2013 MLB pennant races.

Pedro Alvarez

Maybe the third baseman was rushed through the Pirates’ system, or maybe he’s been a little slow to develop, but the Pirates have been rewarded for their patience with the young slugger. The second overall pick in 2008 is tied for the NL lead in homers and is fourth in RBIs. If the Bucs can hang on and win the NL Central, Alvarez will be a key component.

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.

Who Should Win the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the American League?

Five deserving candidates, but only one can represent the AL in Miami
Who Should Win the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the American League?

On Sunday, MLB announced the American League and National League rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game, the 88th edition of the Midsummer Classic. The game, set for Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, will be packed with the brightest stars in the game on one stage.

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.

Texas Rangers: 2017 Preview, Predictions & Schedule

Examining the team's MLB season ahead.

Texas Rangers logoThe good news for the Texas Rangers the past two seasons, of course, is that they won the American League West. Some might say they did so unexpectedly, even in 2016 as the defending division champs. Their playoff experience, though, has been a disappointment, with consecutive losses to the Toronto Blue Jays in the division series.

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.

 

ALDS Preview and Prediction: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson leads a Blue Jays power-packed offense that's in the postseason for the first time since 1993
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ALDS Preview and Prediction: Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays

For both the Texas Rangers and the Toronto Blue Jays this postseason run almost never happened. The Blue Jays were sinking, sitting eight games behind the New York Yankees on July 28.

Texas Rangers Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Beyond Pudge and MY, who's among the greatest in franchise history?
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<p> The quest continues to name the four elite members of each franchise's Mt. Rushmore. Who are the four individuals that have risen above all others for the Texas Rangers? The question sounds simple. But it isn't as easy as it sounds. 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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