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The tweet world is up in arms. The fan-selected All-Star starting first baseman, Justin Morneau, of the Minnesota Twins has withdrawn from the All-Star Game with concussion-like symptoms. AL Manager Joe Girardi moved up Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera to the starting role and has selected Chicago White Sox slugger Paul Konerko as an injury replacement to the team. Girardi has been accused of "hating the Red Sox" with this "biased" selection ...

MLB All-Star Game Snubs

Posted: 4th July 2010 by D.A. in MLB
It's that time of year again: selection Sunday. And of course, fans everywhere are questioning the roster choices. I consider being placed on the final ballot a snub, because there's an 80 percent chance they won't make it. Here's who was snubbed for the 2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.Begin Slideshow

MLB Prime Nine: Top Candidates for AL MVP

Posted: 27th June 2010 by D.A. in MLB
It's never too early to determine who is at least in the running for awards in Major League Baseball. Sports Illustrated recently put out a column stating there are only three major candidates for the AL MVP. I call shenanigans. There is one clear-cut deserving front-runner now, but there also at least eight others who are in the running. We know that players go through hot and cold streaks, so here are ...

What’s Wrong With The White Sox?

Posted: 21st April 2010 by D.A. in MLB
  The Chicago White Sox are having early season troubles. They sit at 5-9 and are already five games behind the Minnesota Twins and tied for last in the division. After such high expectations, it's easy to wonder what the causes are for their early season struggles?   There's no leadoff hitter. Juan Pierre: .192 avg, 5 R, 1 RBI, .263 OBP, 6 SB/1 CS Scott Podsednik: .468 avg, 6 R, 6 RBI, .537 OBP, ...

And So It Begins: Final MLB Preseason Power Rankings

Posted: 2nd April 2010 by D.A. in MLB
It's baseball season again, and the weekly power rankings are back! Here's the preseason rankings. (1) New York Yankees—the reigning world champions are the team to beat. They've got the best offensive infield in Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter , and Alex Rodriguez . Acquisitions of Curtis Granderson, Nick Johnson, and Javier Vazquez still need time to be judged. (2) Philadelphia Phillies—this offense is the most potent in the National League, ...

All-Underrated MLB Team

Posted: 16th March 2010 by D.A. in MLB
Snubs are made whether it be during the All-Star break or post-season awards. Thus, we can classify them as underrated, if they're not getting the proper accolades from the fans or even sportswriters. This isn't fantasy world, this is real world contributors. Here are 12 guys who performed well in 2009 but didn't get the respect they deserved. Begin Slideshow

The Ridiculously Early Baseball Playoff Predictions

Posted: 19th December 2009 by D.A. in MLB
Last year, I did a ridiculously early playoff prediction. I picked the Blue Jays and Mets to meet in the World Series... The Blue Jays started off the season on-fire and I got excited, but then failed... and the Mets were riddled with injuries. However, I did get five out of the eight teams right -- the Rockies, Dodgers, Cardinals, Yankees, and Twins. Wrong were the Blue Jays, Rangers, and Marlins. While free ...

The Top Five 1-2 Pitching Punches for Each League in 2010

Posted: 16th December 2009 by D.A. in MLB
Trades are being made... Some rotations are getting stronger, and others are, well... staying the same. Here are the top five one-two punches for each league in 2010, based off the current depth/rotations. ...

The All-MLB Team: D.A.’s 2009 in Review Part One

Posted: 8th October 2009 by D.A. in MLB
Midterms are intersessioned. I needed to write something to keep myself from going insane. I wrote a Begin Slideshow

MLB Second-Half All-Stars

Posted: 28th September 2009 by D.A. in MLB
The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is dumb. There are tons of reasons. My biggest pet peeve is that it's during the middle of the season. Why? Because it really doesn't prove who is the best player at each position. It only proves who was decent during the first half of the season. So if we celebrate the first-half studs of the baseball season, why shouldn't we celebrate the second-half players? I didn't ...