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MVP, but no All-Star

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Here's a list of players that won the MVP but were not All-Stars in the the same season: Jimmy Rollins 2007 Justin Morneau 2006 Chipper Jones 1999 Juan Gonzalez 1996 Terry Pendelton 1991 Robin Yount 1989 Kirk Gibson 1988 Dave Parker 1978 Don Newcombe 1956

With the 2012 Home Run Derby set to take place on Monday night in Kansas City, SB Nation takes a...

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With the 2012 Home Run Derby set to take place on Monday night in Kansas City, SB Nation takes a look at this year's contestants, some of the longest derby dingers in recent history, and whether or not the field will be able to put on a show at a stadium not all that known for surrendering the long ball.

1) Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas Rangers (previously #5) 2) Wil Myers, OF, Kansas City Royals...

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1) Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas Rangers (previously #5) 2) Wil Myers, OF, Kansas City Royals (previously #14) 3) Trevor Bauer, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks (previously #7) 4) Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles (previously #19) 5) Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle Mariners (previously #15) 6) Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (11) 7) Danny Hultzen, LHP, Seattle Mariners (25) 8) Manny Machado, SS, Baltimore Orioles (8) 9) Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis Cardinals (62) 10) Jameson Taillon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates (16)

Top 120 Prospect List for 2012: Midseason Revision - Minor League Ball

Sabermetrics, Scouting and Science of Baseball

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The second annual Saber Seminar will be taking place on August 4th and 5th in Boston, MA. Bobby Valentine, Tom Tippett, Kevin Goldstein, Dan Brooks, and many more will be presenting at the conference. Beyond the Box Score's Glenn DuPaul will also be presenting about WAR. Anyone in interested in baseball statistics and the science of the game, should head to Boston for the weekend. Tickets are still available for "baseball's best fans" and all the proceeds for the conference benefit the Jimmy Fund and the fight against cancer.

Bill Murray is the Charleston RiverDogs' co-owner and, most importantly, their Director of Fun. He...

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Bill Murray is the Charleston RiverDogs' co-owner and, most importantly, their Director of Fun. He was inducted into the Class A South Atlantic League Hall of Fame on Monday, and Amy K. Nelson was there to document his love of baseball, his love of Charleston and his overall badassness.

Vote: The Hall of Fame Inner Circle Project

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While my own research lately has been slow and sporadic, friend of BtB Graham Womack is back with another wisdom-of-crowds project. This time, he's looking for the top 50 players of all time to make up an Inner Circle Hall of Fame. The ballot contains all current players in the Hall of Fame, regardless of how they were inducted (BBWAA, Veterans, Negro League Committee, etc.). The ballot does not contain managers and those inducted because of other non-playing roles. Also, since it only features current Hall of Famers, you can't vote for Bob Caruthers. I know you were planning to, but you can't. Let's vote! I'm very curious what Graham finds with this project.

The Texas Rangers are a very good team going through a rough patch, recently losing seven of their...

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The Texas Rangers are a very good team going through a rough patch, recently losing seven of their past ten games. And while I don't advocate overreacting to a poor stretch, the Texas Rangers are a good team, but there's room for improvement, especially in the starting rotation. I look at the way their roster is constructed, and see the opportunity to reload for the future in a way that may not totally sacrifice their season today. All they have to do is trade Josh Hamilton before the 2012 trade deadline.

The Rangers Should Sell High On Josh Hamilton - MLB Daily Dish

Who Is Baseball's Greatest Hitter?

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Over at Baseball Nation, Rob Neyer has posed a simple, but difficult question: who is the greatest hitter in baseball? Rob's narrowed it down to Ryan Braun, Josh Hamilton, Joey Votto, Miguel Cabrera, and Matt Kemp. But the real question here is - how do you identify what makes someone the greatest hitter? What stats would or should you use? How recent should the data be? Share your thoughts here or over at Baseball Nation.

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