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  1. Who to root for in the postseason — American League

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:05 PM EST

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    If your team is eliminated, what do you do? Let us help.

  2. Pouliot’s 2014 American League awards picks

    Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EST

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    Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

  3. Previewing the 2014 Playoffs

    Sep 29, 2014, 8:59 AM EST

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    Let’s meet our ten playoff teams and assess their strengths, weaknesses and overall outlook.

  4. VIDEO: Mike Trout makes insane no-look leaping catch

    Sep 27, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

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    We have seen Angels superstar Mike Trout rob a few would-be home runs in the past, but this catch from last night belongs in a category by itself.

  5. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 27, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

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    A quick recap of a busy Friday around MLB, including the Mariners’ efforts to keep their season alive.

  6. Derek Jeter has the most popular player jersey since the All-Star break

    Sep 25, 2014, 4:30 PM EST

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    The old man tops the list, but a lot of young stars are right on his heels.

  7. Breaking news: Yasiel Puig is really, really good

    Sep 25, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

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    Since debuting as a 22-year-old in June of last season Puig has played 249 games and hit .306 with a .387 on-base percentage and .504 slugging percentage.

  8. Mike Trout leaves game with stomach illness

    Sep 24, 2014, 6:19 PM EST

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    From Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register comes word that Angels outfielder Mike Trout had to make an early exit from Wednesday afternoon’s game against the A’s because of a stomach bug.

  9. Steve Pearce is the Orioles’ best hitter and they got him for nothing

    Sep 18, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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    Among all American League hitters with at least 350 plate appearances this season Pearce ranks ranks fourth in OPS, behind only Mike Trout, Jose Abreu, and Victor Martinez.

  10. Angels fire the scout who recommended drafting Mike Trout

    Sep 16, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

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    Greg Morhardt served as a national cross-checker for the Angels and “pegged Trout as a future star while most teams shied away.”

  11. Adrian Gonzalez thinks Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP

    Sep 14, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

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    Adrian Gonzalez thinks anyone who doesn’t think Clayton Kershaw is the NL MVP is an “idiot”. He’s not wrong.

  12. Baseball America names Kris Bryant minor league player of the year

    Sep 9, 2014, 12:16 PM EST

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    Bryant, who was selected second overall in last year’s draft out of the University of San Diego, hit .325 with a 1.098 OPS and minor league-leading 43 homers in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 22.

  13. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 8, 2014, 6:47 AM EST

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    A third of all of yesterday’s games were shutouts. Three dudes had two-homer games. Happy 2014.

  14. Mike Trout is about to become the ninth #2 hitter with 100 RBI

    Sep 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

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    #2 hitters don’t often accrue 100 RBI, but Mike Trout will accomplish the feat soon.

  15. Angels pick up GM Jerry Dipoto’s option for 2015

    Sep 5, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

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    Last year at this time Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto was on the hot seat, but now with the team in first place and headed for a 15-20 game improvement owner Arte Moreno has picked up his 2015 option.

  16. What are the best MVP pairings of all time?

    Sep 3, 2014, 2:11 PM EST

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    Mantle and Aaron? Williams and Musial? Bonds and Rodriguez?

  17. Bryce Harper is 15th player in MLB history to reach 50 career homers before age-22 season

    Aug 30, 2014, 2:07 PM EST

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    Bryce Harper hit one of six home runs for the Nationals last night in an 8-3 victory over the Mariners. In doing so, he joined some impressive company.

  18. Mike Trout is the best MVP choice, but . . .

    Aug 29, 2014, 4:17 PM EST

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    If you’re going to make the same arguments for him you did the past two years, you may want to re-think things.

  19. Baseball is dying, you guys, because no one would recognize Mike Trout in a bar

    Aug 29, 2014, 2:24 PM EST

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    Never mind that the dude has only been legally allowed inside a bar for about two years.

  20. Alex Gordon and the M-V-P chants

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:42 PM EST

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    Every time Alex Gordon steps to the plate at Kauffman Stadium these days, fans chant, “M-V-P, M-V-P,” which is fascinating on so many levels.

  21. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2014, 6:55 AM EST

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    Every fifth day I wake up in the morning and see another impressive Clayton Kershaw pitching line.

  22. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2014, 7:09 AM EST

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    I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe in fate. I’m even pretty skeptical about momentum and the hot hand. But these Royals are testing my beliefs.

  23. Money, money, money (and Bud Selig’s nirvana)

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

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    Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.

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