Mark Appel: Pros And Cons of 2013 MLB Draft’s Top Prospect

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Mark Appel was offered a bonus worth nearly $4 million after being a top-10 selection in last year’s MLB draft, but he turned it down to go back to Stanford. As it stands, Appel appears to have made the right choice. In line […]

2013 MLB Draft: Jonathan Gray Testing Positive for Adderall is No Big Deal

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Jonathan Gray is one of the top pitching prospects in the upcoming MLB draft, but a recent failed drug test has Gray’s name in the headlines for something other than his fastball.  The 6-foot-4′ right-hander is projected as the second-best prospect of […]

Will Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols Regret Signing Los Angeles Angels?

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Two seasons in a row, the Los Angeles Angels picked up the best free-agent hitters in baseball. Last season ended by missing the playoffs while Albert Pujols underperformed for most of the year. This season is off to a terrible start, even after signing Josh […]

First-Place Baltimore Orioles Face Another Winnable Series vs. Minnesota Twins

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The Baltimore Orioles have surged into first place in one of the most competitive divisions in baseball. Despite remaining quiet in the face of hype surrounding perennial favorites and big offseason acquisitions by their opponents, the Orioles are proving last season was […]

Another Close Baltimore Orioles Win Against Kansas City Royals Proves Team’s Grit

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The Baltimore Orioles were the feel-good story of the year, squeaking into the playoffs last season in a loaded American League East division.  They’ve carried that momentum into 2013, continuing to compete at an incredibly high level. There are no big names […]

Los Angeles Angels Fall to Houston Astros Again; What’s Going Wrong?

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Bud Norris of the Houston Astros is a talented pitcher, and he deserves plenty of credit for shutting down the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. The Astros pitchers kept Angels hitters off balance and dominated the game. Still, with Lucas Harrell on deck and the fast-approaching […]

MLB Picks: Will Baltimore Orioles Quiet Streaking Kansas City Royals?

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After a close victory in the first game of the series, the Baltimore Orioles look to end the hot streak of the Kansas City Royals that led them to the top of the division for much of the early part of the 2013 season. […]

MLB Picks: Can Los Angeles Angels Rebound at Houston Astros?

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The Los Angeles Angels are off to a horrible start. Considering the influx of talent over the past few seasons and the lack of performance, it’s extremely difficult to figure this team out. However, if there’s anything better for a slumping ball […]

2013 MLB Preview: New York Yankees Lineup is Incredibly Weak

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If healthy, the New York Yankees have one of the deepest and most talented lineups in baseball.  As it stands, however, the Yankees will have one of the weakest lineups in the division come Opening Day. Injuries to Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez, Derek […]

2013 MLB Preview: Evaluating the New York Yankees Pitching Rotation

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The New York Yankees have struggled to put together an effective pitching rotation.  Even in their 2009 World Series year, pitching was a tremendous liability, and the Yanks had to rely on AJ Burnett to put together effective outings in the postseason. Injuries, plateaued […]

2013 MLB Preview: Philadelphia Phillies Pitching Rotation Will Be Dominant Again

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The Philadelphia Phillies missed the playoffs last season as injuries crippled their lineup. Their pitching rotation was still a collection of some of the biggest names in baseball, but it wasn’t enough. In 2013, expect the Phillies rotation to return to prominence. Roy […]

2013 MLB Preview: Can New York Yankees Overcome Injuries This Year?

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For all the talk of cutting payroll, the New York Yankees still have four of the six highest-paid players in baseball on their roster. An injured Alex Rodriguez, an injured Mark Teixeira, a replacement player in the twilight of his career in Vernon Wells, and […]