Topic:  American League

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MLB Second Half Question Marks: Buyers and Sellers

In case the thousand mentions of the Robinson Cano/Kansas City feud weren’t obvious enough, the slowest days of the sports year are upon us. There’s plenty to ponder, though, as the second half of the season gets underway Thursday. First, the obvious question: Which National League Team Will Win the World Series? 15 of the Keep Reading

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Real All-Star Teams: American League

Here we will try to pick the 34 best players to fill out each league’s All-Star Roster. Next up is the American League. Players Considered: Let’s start with the position players. Our goal here is to select 20 or so players to fill out the AL roster as well as possible. Catcher – Considered: Matt Wieters, Jarrod Keep Reading

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Around MLB: Verlander Best in the Game

Someone Who Deserves a Raise…Justin Verlander, of course. He’s currently 5-1 with an ERA of 2.13 and leads the Majors with a .80 WHIP (walks+hits/innings pitched). Last season he became just the sixth pitcher since 1968 to win the MVP award. The others: Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers, Willie Hernandez, Roger Clemens, and Dennis Eckersley. Verlander Keep Reading

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The DH and the Demise of Baseball

Major League Baseball has always been nutty in that it has two leagues with two sets of rules, as we all know. The National League plays the game the way it was meant to be played while the American League whored itself out in 1973 in an attempt to generate more excitement and attendance, giving Keep Reading

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