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American Leaguers with something to prove in 2017
March 13th, 2017 at 1:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** The American League is, by and large, an even playing field this season across all divisions, with no absolute, runaway favorite among its ranks. This opens it up to be a league that can be won by riding the hot hand or a free agent striving for the career...

American League’s top up and comers in 2017
March 8th, 2017 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the established stars such as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw need no introduction and the big-name prospects have their names made by the plethora of "top 100" lists that make minor league hype the machine that it is, there is a middle ground of young players...

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest
February 19th, 2017 at 11:54 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...

Reliever Betances, Yankees argue final arbitration case
February 17th, 2017 at 2:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Dellin Betances and the New York Yankees have argued the year's final salary arbitration case, the first for the team in nearly a decade. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Betances asked for $5 million. The Yankees argued during Friday's hearing he should be...

Top 10 MLB first basemen for 2017
February 15th, 2017 at 1:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** Feb 14, 2017; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo gets ready to take batting practice during spring training camp at Sloan Park. Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports There are few positions that are both more fun - while simultaneously difficult - to breakdown than first base....