MLB National League West 2019 Preview

March 7, 2019

Arizona Diamondbacks The Diamondbacks face the daunting task of replacing franchise icon and perennial MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt as well as free agents Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock. Although many in the industry believed the Goldschmidt trade to St. Louis signaled an immediate tear-down, the D-backs held on to their other movable assets, including righthander Zack Greinke. They believe that a return to health from Jake Lamb and Steven Souza…

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MLB National League Central 2019 Preview

February 28, 2019

Chicago Cubs Though still loaded with team-controlled talent and star-caliber names, the Cubs enter 2019 looking to rinse out the sour taste of a brutal end to their 2018 campaign. Though Javier Baez has emerged as a terrific, dynamic complement to the steady slugging of Anthony Rizzo, and though the anchors of the starting rotation are as sturdy and established as any in the National League, huge questions hang over…

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MLB National League East 2019 Preview

February 25, 2019

Miami Marlins Let the process continue. After 24 rookie-eligible players saw time in 2018 for the Marlins in the first year of a rebuild, Miami aims to see progress from its core in ’19. CEO Derek Jeter has preached building a sustainable winner by infusing young talent into all levels of the organization. Some — like former top prospect Lewis Brinson — are hoping for bounce-back seasons, all while rocking…

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MLB American League West 2019 Preview

February 21, 2019

Houston Astros Though their quest to repeat as World Series champions went unfulfilled in 2018, the Astros assembled their greatest starting rotation in franchise history and set a club record for regular-season wins. In 2019, Houston’s proverbial window remains wide open, even after losing three starting pitchers. Offensive regression from a historic 2017 pace was offset by the incredible pitching the Astros received. Getting the heart of their once-potent lineup…

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MLB American League Central 2019 Preview

February 14, 2019

Chicago White Sox The safest prediction to make for the White Sox is that 2019 cannot be as miserable as 2018, even if the franchise manages to lose 100 games again. It couldn’t be. Not after relief pitcher Danny Farquhar nearly died in the dugout with a blood clot on his brain in April. And 2017 top draft pick Jake Burger ruptured his left Achilles tendon in spring training before…

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MLB American League East 2019 Preview

February 10, 2019

Baltimore Orioles The teardown of the Orioles began in July as they spiraled deeper into last place in the American League East. The task of rebuilding was next on the docket and ensured that they wouldn’t contend again for at least a few years. There’s no timetable given and no reason to believe in a quick fix. Changes have ripped apart the organization like a tornado — a new head…

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MLB World Series 2018 – Boston Red Sox are 2018 MLB Champions

October 29, 2018

4-homer finale caps Red Sox’s 4th title since ’04 LOS ANGELES — The Boston Red Sox dominated all season, played through pain when necessary and came through when it mattered most, making Chris Sale’s appearance Sunday for the final three outs of a championship the most fitting of final acts. Sale, a starter who epitomized all of the Red Sox’s best traits, came out of the bullpen and struck out…

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MLB Los Angeles Dodgers vs Boston Red Sox World Series Game 5 Preview

October 28, 2018

The Red Sox look to take the Series tonight in L.A. Can Kershaw and the Dodgers stay alive? It sounded like a howitzer. The sound of cork and cowhide echoed off the lumber from Yasiel Puig’s bat as Dodger Stadium roared and shook like an aftershock. Puig’s bomb capped off a four-run sixth inning that felt insurmountable with Rich Hill carving up the Red Sox potent lineup. But then Mitch…

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MLB Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Game 3 Preview

October 26, 2018

Preview: Red Sox at Dodgers The Boston Red Sox took the first two games of the World Series at home in impressive fashion and are hoping to ride the wave of momentum all the way across the country. The Red Sox will try to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven set when they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers for Game 3 on Friday. To play this game at…

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MLB Los Angeles Dodgers vs Boston Red Sox World Series Game 2 Preview

October 24, 2018

Preview: Dodgers at Red Sox David Price recorded his first career playoff victory as a starting pitcher in his 12th attempt and now looks to make it two in a row when the Boston Red Sox host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for Game 2 of the World Series. The left-hander set aside his longstanding postseason struggles with six scoreless innings in the American League Championship Series-clinching win over…

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MLB Los Angeles Dodgers vs Boston Red Sox World Series Game 1 Preview

October 23, 2018

Preview: Dodgers at Red Sox The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the second straight season and the Boston Red Sox won a franchise-record 108 games this year. The powerful teams begin pursuit of a championship when the Red Sox host the Dodgers on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Fall Classic at Fenway Park. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Boston is searching for…

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MLB Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Preview

September 23, 2018

Red Sox could set club wins record against Indians The Boston Red Sox had a shot at clinching the best record in baseball and setting a franchise record for wins on Saturday but fell just short with an extra-innings loss. The Red Sox will try to accomplish both feats again when they visit the Cleveland Indians for the rubber match of a three-game set on Sunday. Boston, which could see…

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MLB Mariners vs Padres Preview

August 27, 2018

Seattle Mariners vs San Diego Padres Preview A little afternoon confrontation between the Seattle Mariners and the San Diego Padres is set to go down Wednesday. Pick your players and winning pitcher from that game in FanPicks Single Event contest right here. This inter-league contest will be the second and last matchup of a 2 game series. Game: Wednesday, Aug 29 at 3:40 p.m. ET Starting pitchers Seattle Mariners: LHP…

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