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Aaron May

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With the MLB trade deadline fast approaching (July 31, 4 p.m. EST), I thought it would be a good time to take a look at every team in baseball and see if they should be buyers or sellers and figure out what each team should do. Today, we’re going with the National League. We will take a look at the American League tomorrow.

Since we just had the All-Star game, I thought it would be a great time to review our predictions from Sports Spectrum’s MLB Preview issue. Sports Spectrum Managing Editor Brett Honeycutt and I collaborated on all of the predictions in the magazine, and I fully expect to be right about every single prediction. I guess you can read the sarcasm in that sentence. Let's see how we did...

R. A. Dickey has done a lot in his life; he’s been a top collegiate pitcher for the University of Tennessee, he’s pitched for Team USA in the 1996 Olympics, he’s played for four different major league ballclubs, he’s climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and now he’s written a book. Wherever I Wind Up is a story of overcoming obstacles, persevering and trusting God. Through all of his struggles, R.A. has found redemption and healing through Christ. Athletes write books all the time. But this one is different. Instead of only seeing the surface level that most athletes give us, we get into the mind of Robert Allen Dickey. He shares the thoughts, the worries, the doubts, and occasionally, the triumphs. “I’d trusted myself and pitched with conviction during my warm up...I was fully in the moment..."

1/3 of the MLB season is complete and I thought it would be a good time to look back at what’s happened so far in the 2012 season. Back in my season opening column I said that “Orioles fans probably still believe Cal Ripken Jr. could still help their terrible team.” I also said “Orioles fans probably think that even Tim Tebow could help their terrible team.” Oops...

This week, in the Sports Spectrum offices, Bryce Johnson, host of Sports Yapp, brought up a rant that Jim Rome did a while back about the Florida Marlins theme song by Creed. The song is atrocious. But that got us thinking about the best and worst baseball songs out there, and it made me decide that my next column should be the top 5 best and top 5 worst baseball songs ever...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the winter of hope, it was the spring of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. There is a king with a large pocketbook, on the throne of Arlington; there is a king with a large pocketbook, on the throne of Los Angeles. It was the year of Our Lord two thousand and twelve. Spiritual revelations were conceded to Arlington at that favoured period, as at this. Mr. Hamilton had recently attained his eighteenth home run, of whom a prophetic private on the West Coast had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of Oakland and Seattle...

We've completed a whole month of Major League Baseball and April certainly had its memorable moments. Here are nine things we will remember from the first month of the big league season. 1. Manager's mouths Both Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillien found themselves in trouble by not taming their tongues... 2. Pujols’ slump Albert Pujols signed a $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, and he did not hit a home run in the entire month of April... 3. Bryce Harper’s debut This month could be remembered for watching the debut of a once-in-a-generation-type player... 4. The old guys still have it Chipper Jones, Jamie Moyer and Todd Helton... 5. Brian Wilson out for season 6. Matt Kemp’s hot start 7. David Wright is back 8. D.C. Area in first place On April 30, both Baltimore and Washington were in first place in their divisions... 9. Perfection Baseball had its first perfect game of the season this month...