If Mike Trout does not win the American League MVP, I lose all faith in humanity.

Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. The Most Valuable Player in the AL has been one of the hottest topics in baseball with the subject becoming scorching hot over the past few weeks.

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Between the analyzing of Tim Tebow’s 25th birthday, Peyton Manning’s neck and the Jets’ quarterback situation, you may have heard a tidbit or two of information from a certain four-letter network concerning the job status of Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine.

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The 41st overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft was kind enough to let me interview him for ClimbingTalsHill.com.

McCullers will also be featured on a future episode of The Nosebleed Section podcast. Follow @BrandonWheeland for updates on when the podcast will take place. You can read the full interview my clicking on the link below. Huge thanks to Lance for making himself available.


-Wheeland On Sports

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Happy 37th birthday to the New York Yankees’ $275 million man Alex Rodriguez.

While on the subject of giant numbers, let’s discuss the number 763.

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The MLB trade deadline: where the bad get worse and the good get better.

Count me in the camp of the Los Angeles Dodgers getting much, much better. And they aren’t done.

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Is Nolan Ryan using reverse psychology on the rest of the league in order to better the Texas Rangers chances of signing All-Star OF Josh Hamilton? Or has he already began the process of separating the fans from their beloved slugger?

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Let’s slow down the massive hype on this “Ichiro to the Yankees” deal.
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Let’s make a deal.

Early Friday morning the Astros made a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays that involved a total of nine players, with a 10th player to be sent to Houston at a later date.

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Stephen Strasburg is likely to be shut down by GM Mike Rizzo of the Washington Nationals at some point this year.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

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