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Sports Illustrated baseball preview history: The 2011 update

It’s really not a surprise, is it? The Phillies go out and land Cliff Lee, giving them — on paper — the best starting rotation since the 1993 Braves, and it lands the starting five on the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s baseball preview issue. The only reason I balked and wondered if they’d go with

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Setting impossible standards for the Phillies

If you’re a Mets fan, you might want to sit down for this one. Heck, if you’re the fan of any National League team, it’s probably best that you not read this while on your feet, operating heavy machinery or holding any sharp objects. Here are the career won-lost records and winning percentages of Philadelphia’s

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No complaints with Haren, Peavy to start

Can’t find much to argue with in the All-Star Game starters. Dan Haren has had an amazing run and been consistent all season, while Jake Peavy has been just as dominant. And as a National League fan, I’m hoping Haren’s uncharacteristically “rough” outings in his last two starts carry over. Peavy may have lost his

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Vote for Pedro

Is there no baseball etiquette anymore? What happened to the days when no one would mention a no-hitter in progress? Fans would wink and nod, but say no more. Announcers would work around it with phrases like, “the Mets have all the hits in the game” or some other indication that there were zeros in

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Postseason thoughts, Day 5

Saturday’s games:Astros 8, Braves 5Yankees 6, Twins 5, 11 inningsDodgers 4, Cardinals 0 Yesterday’s games:Braves 6, Astros 5Cardinals 6, Dodgers 2 Yankees win series, 3-1There wasn’t much doubt how this one would turn out, especially after the Twins blew Game 2. Even when the Yankees aren’t as good as they’re perceived to be, or they’ve

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