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2014 MLB playoff predictions
The regular season is done. The wild-card games are over. The division series are set. And at least one thing is for sure: We will have a different champion in 2014 than in 2013. How will it all play out?
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Yasiel Puig was pretty upset after striking out swinging in the third inning of last night's game against the Padres. Naturally, he threw his helmet. He then proceeded to demonstrate the difference between an elite athlete in his prime and, say, you and me:
Those are some quick hands he's got there. We love how unfazed Puig is by the whole thing -- as if ridiculous feats of athletic prowess are just everyday occurrences for him, barely worthy of comment. He might not even remember it happening. For us, this was something awesome and memorable, but for Puig (as the line from the classic 1994 film "Street Fighter" goes), it was Tuesday.pollcenter:category=5453+mlbsecondhalfpredictions?
The lineups for the 2014 Home Run Derby have been set, with National League captain Troy Tulowitzki picking Todd Frazier, Yasiel Puig, NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton and Rockies teammate Justin Morneau, while AL caption Jose Bautista selected defending derby champion Yoenis Cespedes, Josh Donaldson, Adam Jones and, in somewhat of a surprise move, second baseman Brian Dozier of the hometown Minnesota Twins. How would you rank these eight sluggers? Set your list below!
HR Derby Participants
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