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Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team
March 21st, 2017 at 3:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** Hopes spring eternal this time of the year across most camps in Major League Baseball, as the spring washes away the lost ambitions of the previous summer. Yet in the same vein, it also can carryover outdated expectations of prior successes as well. In 2016, only two teams that had...

Rumors and Rumblings: Bautista, deGrom, Harper wowing scouts
March 19th, 2017 at 12:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. â?? Spring training is often a time for phenoms. Yet while Jose Bautista, Jacob deGrom and Bryce Harper certainly don't fit into that category as established stars, they have scouts in the Grapefruit League buzzing. Bautista, the Toronto Blue Jays right fielder, said earlier...

5 MLB contract year players looking to cash in
March 9th, 2017 at 11:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The mythical contract year can be either a boon or a drag on an athlete. Some respond well, knowing that with a strong season, they can enter free agency as a hot commodity and really make a lot of money on the open market. Others feel the pressure and drag...

The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017
February 28th, 2017 at 1:08 PM
***PHOTO1*** While not having the proven depth of many other positions, there are still a number of dangerous bats that lineup in left field. All but one player that checks in on this top 10 list hit at least 20 home runs, and five connected for 30. That is a...

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest
February 19th, 2017 at 11:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League...