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Adrian Gonzalez versus Jose Bautista for AL MVP

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

Adrian Gonzalez and Jose BautistaThe MLB All-Star Game signals the unofficial end to the first half of the MLB season. With that begins all the end-of-season races, from playoff pushes to individual awards to even the trade deadline. One of the more interesting races to watch is for the American League MVP which, right now, is a two-horse race between the Boston Red Sox’s Adrian Gonzalez and Toronto Blue JaysJose Bautista.

 

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EndScore Report: American League Predictions

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, MLB, Playoffs,

Adrian Gonzalez joins the Boston Red SoxDV and Chris make their bold predictions for the American League, choosing the eventual winners of the A.L. East, A.L. Central, A.L. West, and the A.L. Wild Card. They also make their choices for the A.L. Most Valuable Player and A.L. Cy Young. Will the offensively charged Boston Red Sox with the acquisitions of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez overcome the New York Yankees? Will the wild card once again come from the second place team in the A.L. East? Can Joe Nathan and Justin Morneau get back to being healthy in order for the Minnesota Twins to defend their A.L. Central crown? Will the Texas Rangers make another run for the World Series by first winning the A.L. West? All this and more are talked about in the latest EndScore Report, which you can listen to here!

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Cliff Lee signing helps shape AL East

Posted by Adrien Griffin Categories: Athletes, MLB,

CC SabathiaWhat does Cliff Lee signing with a National League team mean for the American League East? A lot, actually. The New York Yankees didn’t land this year’s greatest free agent, and that changes the whole landscape for the 2011 season. No longer are they the juggernaut that would win the East title year after year; now they spend twice as much money as anybody else to simply contend for wild cards, if they even get those.

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Carl Crawford reaches deal with the Boston Red Sox

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, MLB, News,

Carl CrawfordThe Boston Red Sox have signed Carl Crawford, arguably the top position player free agent this offseason. The addition of Crawford, to go along with the recent trade for Adrian Gonzalez will be a major boost to the Red Sox's offense that has a legitimate top of the line-up hitter and a big-time middle of the order hitter and run producer. Crawford reportedly signed with the Red Sox for seven years and $142 million.

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Sources say Adrian Gonzalez traded to the Boston Red Sox

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, MLB, News, Trades,

Adrian Gonzalez Reportedly, San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez will be going to the Boston Red Sox in a trade that would bring back minor league prospects to the Padres. Gonzalez, an All-Star and Gold Glove winner, has long been coveted by Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, who has attempted to trade for Gonzalez previously. Gonzalez will instantly move to the middle of the line-up and should be a big-time run producer because of his ability to go yard, draw walks and get on base, and hit for a hgh batting average. Removing himself from the cavernous depths of Petco Park to the cozy confines of Fenway should increase his statistics to some significant degree.

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Rockies Beat Padres in 22 Innings

Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, MLB, Scoreboard,

Yorvit Torrealba and Kip Wells after the game ends
It took 22 innings, but last night the Colorado Rockies were able to put away the San Diego Padres for a 2-1 victory. The winning run was scored by Willy Taveras, after Troy Tulowitzki hit an RBI double.

“It’s tough to keep your head into it and put together good at-bats and be into every pitch,” Tulowitzki said after the game. “We were talking about how our legs were hurting out there. It’s tough to stand on your feet for 22 innings and keep moving.”

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