Spring Training

Texas Rangers Team Preview 2017

Bursting from the blocks the Texas Rangers appeared to have ran away with the AL West division by the end June but a July swoon saw the Houston Astros close within 2.5 games before the Rangers got hot again eventually

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Seattle Mariners Team Preview 2017

With the addition of multi-dimensional shortstop Jean Segura at the top of the order, the Seattle Mariners have the potential to become a modern day murderers’ row and serious contender in the AL West. Segura looked like a combination of

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San Francisco Giants Team Preview 2017

For a while there it looked like the stars were aligned for the Giants to make another every-other-year run at the World Series; clinching a wild card playoff berth on the last day of the season and having post-season ace

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San Diego Padres Team Preview 2017

After falling all the way to last place in the NL west with a sixth-consecutive losing season a house cleaning was in order for the San Diego Padres. The 2016 Padres, 68-94 record represented a six-game drop-off from the previous

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Oakland Athletics Team Preview 2017

Three years removed from back-to-back division titles in 2012 and 2013 the Oakland A’s have now spent the previous two seasons in last place with nearly identical seasons of 94 and 93 losses but if there’s one thing the A’s

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Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview 2017

It’s not often that a reigning league home run leader is released with as little consideration as Chris Carter was by the Milwaukee Brewers this past off-season. Although not exactly a surprise Carter took the National League by storm last

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Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview 2017

Despite placing a record 28 players on the disabled list, including staff ace Clayton Kershaw for two months, the 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers still captured a fourth consecutive NL West division title and rookie skipper Dave Roberts earned a well-deserved

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Los Angeles Angels Team Preview 2017

Despite sporting one of the most potent one-two punches in baseball, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continued on a slide that has seen a 24-game drop off in the win column and three positions in the NL West division

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Kansas City Royals Team Preview 2017

The 2017 season began on a tragic note for the Kansas City Royals as the team’s promising young 25-year-old pitcher Yordano Ventura died as the result of a car accident in his native Dominican Republic on January 22, 2017. Signed

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Colorado Rockies Team Preview 2017

In the first year of the Colorado Rockies post Troy Tulowitzki era the face-of the-franchise torch has been firmly passed to third baseman Nolan Arenado who in the past two seasons has established himself as the National League’s leading slugger

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Cleveland Indians Team Preview 2017

For a fleeting moment it felt as if the Cleveland Indians had won the World Series when journey man Rajai Davis two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth brought the Indians back from the brink of elimination. Of course

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Cincinnati Reds Team Preview 2017

Don’t blame Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto for the team’s equally disappointing last place finishes these last two years. While the Reds have posted consecutive seasons of 98 and 94 losses in 2015 and 2106 respectively Votto has continued

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Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview 2017

Expectations ran high for the Arizona Diamondbacks entering the 2016 season after making the biggest splash in the free-agent pool with the signing of pitcher Zack Greinke to the highest per annum contract in baseball history. Willing to mortgage the

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Chicago Cubs Team Preview 2017

“Do they still play the blues in Chicago when baseball season rolls around? When the snow melts away do the Cubbies still play in their Ivy covered burial ground?” –chorus from “A Dying Cubs Fan’s Last Request” by Steve Goodman

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Chicago White Sox Team Preview 2017

Sunk in the funk the Chicago White Sox have averaged 78 wins per season over the last 10 years, reaching the post season only once in that time with the team’s last AL Central division title in 2008. New manager

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