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MLB second half predictions?

The MLB's second half is upon us, and only two teams have leads of more than 1.5 games in their respective divisions. In other words, this should get intense. Who will win all the divisions? The leagues? The World Series? Cast your votes below!

Which team will win the AL East?

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    55%
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    19%
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    15%
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    11%

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  • Which team will win the AL Central?

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      84%
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      16%

    Discuss (Total votes: 27,791)

  • Which team will win the AL West?

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      74%
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      22%
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      4%

    Discuss (Total votes: 27,804)

  • Which team will win the NL East?

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      48%
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      45%
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      7%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,541)

  • Which team will win the NL Central?

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      25%
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      47%
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      11%
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      13%
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      4%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,788)

  • Which team will win the NL West?

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      70%
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      27%
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      3%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,644)

  • Which team will win the American League?

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      14%
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      48%
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      8%
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      19%
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      11%

    Discuss (Total votes: 26,173)

  • Which team will win the National League?

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      11%
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      19%
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      42%
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      8%
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      20%

    Discuss (Total votes: 25,954)

  • Which team will win the World Series?

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      9%
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      23%
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      14%
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      12%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 283,398)

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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!

More: Your thoughts on All-Star Game rosters?

HR Derby Participants

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista

Blue Jays
17 HR

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes

Athletics
14 HR

Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson

Athletics
20 HR

Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier

Twins
16 HR

Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier

Reds
17 HR

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Orioles
16 HR

Justin Morneau

Justin Morneau

Rockies
13 HR

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers
12 HR

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins
21 HR

Troy Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki

Rockies
20 HR

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The lineups for the 2014 Home Run Derby have been set, with National League captain Troy Tulowitzki picking Todd Frazier, Yasiel Puig and league homer leader Giancarlo Stanton, while AL skipper Jose Bautista selected defending champion Yoenis Cespedes, Adam Jones and, in something of a surprise move, second baseman Brian Dozier of the hometown Minnesota Twins. How would you rank these eight sluggers? Set your list below!

More: Your thoughts on All-Star Game rosters?

HR Derby Participants

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista

Blue Jays
17 HR

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes

Athletics
14 HR

Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier

Twins
16 HR

Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier

Reds
17 HR

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Orioles
16 HR

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers
12 HR

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins
21 HR

Troy Tulowitzki

Troy Tulowitzki

Rockies
18 HR

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Is PED use no big deal?

PED use is considered a crime against baseball. It's now punished as such, with players suspended major chunks of time if they're caught. And yet, if the cases of Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz are any indication, it doesn't matter all that much to fans. Cabrera, a Blue Jays outfielder who was suspended 50 games in 2012 for testing positive for high levels of testosterone, currently is the third-leading American League outfield vote-getter for the 2014 All-Star Game. Nelson Cruz, an Oriole who served a 50-game Biogenesis-related suspension in 2013, is ahead of even David Ortiz at the DH position. What say you?

Would/does past PED use keep you from voting for a player to the All-Star Game?

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    57%
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    43%

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  • How much does past PED use negatively affect your opinion of a player?

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      56%
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      31%
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      13%

    Discuss (Total votes: 22,060)

  • Should PED use -- proven/admitted, not suspected -- keep a player out of the Hall of Fame?

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      68%
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      32%

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Santana signs with Orioles

For a long time, Johan Santana was perhaps the finest pitcher in baseball -- he led the majors in total ERA and strikeouts from 2004 to 2010 and was a threat to win the Cy Young Award every year. Injuries and age caught up with him, however, and he missed the entire 2013 season with a shoulder injury. Santana is attempting to make a comeback with the Orioles, signing a minor league deal with the team after the Mets bought out his contract in the offseason. Santana still could be a force if he's healthy -- he threw a no-hitter with the Mets in 2012 -- but relying on a pitcher to be 100 percent rarely works out well for anyone.

Will Johan Santana ever have an ace-quality season again?

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    17%
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    83%

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  • What kind of impact will Johan Santana have on the Orioles this season?

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      9%
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      70%
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      21%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,344)

  • Which team will win the AL East this season?

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      3%
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      17%
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      11%
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      45%
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      24%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,428)

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