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Associated Press The season for the reigning world champions St. Louis Cardinals has been one filled with surprises. One of the biggest surprises was being long-time Cardinal Albert Pujols leaving the franchise to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. In an attempt to replace Pujols, the Cardinals re-signed veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran. Although Beltran is...

Hunter Martin/Getty Images The 2012 season has been anything but normal for the Philadelphia Phillies and Ryan Howard. The 32 year-old was out till June after tearing his Achilles in the postseason last year against the St. Louis Cardinals. Howard has consistently been one of the top first baseman in the league for a while now. This season has been a little...

Greg Fiume/Getty Images Before fans of the Washington Nationals start to write any angry comments in respect of this article, please do me one favor. Stop. Read the article in its entirety and then pass judgement. That’s the least I can ask from each of you. Now that being said, I have a bone to pick with the Nationals. While I love the game with a passion,...

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Before the season started, did you think the Pittsburgh Pirates could possibly make the playoffs this season? Not me. This is one of the things I love most about the game of baseball. The league is so balanced that any team can emerge onto the scene at any time and any team can fall off at a moment’s notice. The Pirates have had...

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images Everyone talks about Los Angeles Angels rookie stud Mike Trout, but what about Bryce Harper? It is clearly known by baseball fans everywhere that Harper has been struggling as of late with the Washington Nationals.  Is he only struggling because he is always being compared to the other rookie outfielder Trout? That’s not fair...