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ATB Network’s MLB Top Ten Prospects: Opening Day 2022

Welcome to the first installment of ATB Network’s top 10 MLB prospects. It is the opening week of 2022 and there are a LOT of good rookies. Luke, Sanket, and Tayyib break down their top ten. The order is based on the average spot on all three lists. Let’s dive into all the future stars…

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AL Central Preview

MLB 2022 Season Preview: AL Central Divisional Breakdown

Baseball is back! A frosty, tense, and acrimonious lockout thankfully ended last week, and Spring Training is well underway. Pre-season games start on March 17th, with Opening Day scheduled for April 7th. Subsequently, it is the perfect time to look forward, not back, and preview the new campaign — focusing on the AL Central. The…

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MLB 2022 Season Preview: AL East Divisional Breakdown

Baseball is back! A frosty, tense, and acrimonious lockout thankfully ended last week, and Spring Training is well underway. Pre-season games start on March 17th, with Opening Day scheduled for April 7th. Subsequently, it is the perfect time to look forward, not back, and preview the new campaign — starting with the AL East. The…

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BREAKING NEWS: Baseball is back as MLB and MLBPA agree to terms

The MLB and MLBPA have agreed to terms on a deal. Baseball will be played this summer. Let’s get into the terms of the deal: MLB and MLBPA terms: A lot of this is just business jargon. However, there are a few important things to go over. First, off the CBT, the owners, and players…

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Women’s History Month: A look at Women in sports

As Women’s History Month begins, let’s look at some incredible examples today.

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Projections for Mets starting pitchers confirm concerns

With winter comes the freezing of roads, lakes, and every so often, the Major League Baseball offseason. The ongoing lockout produced a flurry of moves at the crux of free agency. It also provided us with an exhausting pause, long enough to examine what is left to accomplish before games begin. For the New York…

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Major League Baseball Lockout Moments: Part Two 20 – 14

Part Two of this installment. What moments made the cut?

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Major League Baseball Lockout Moments: Part One 27 – 21

A new series details top moments since the last Major League Baseball lockout

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MLB Lockout Outlook: What’s Next For The MLB?

For the first time since 1994, a work stoppage has hit MLB. The premier baseball league in the world is now in its first MLB lockout since a labor strike cut short the ’94 season. The CBA expired at midnight last Wednesday, and the stormy tenure of commissioner Rob Manfred hit a new low with…

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Detroit Tigers: Javier Baez to sign six-year $140 million contract

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to sign free-agent shortstop Javier Baez to a six-year $140 million contract. The soon-to-be 29-year-old was a key cog in the Chicago Cubs lineup that bucked a 108-year championship drought. He also finished second in the 2018 MVP race after posting career highs in nearly every offensive category. Throughout his…

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St. Louis rolls out the welcome Matz

The St. Louis Cardinals bolstered their starting rotation this off-season by acquiring Steven Matz on a 4 year deal for $44 million. The 6’2″ lefty is coming off a career year with the Toronto Blue Jays. He went 14-7 with an ERA of 3.82. In an interview at the end of last season Matz said…

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Detroit Tigers: Tigers Sign Eduardo Rodriguez

The Detroit Tigers have signed left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez. The former Red Sox pitcher inked a five-year deal with a player option after the second year. With incentives, the deal is valued at up to $80 million. Rodriguez has been a model of consistency in his big league career, coming off another 30+ start season.…

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MLB Free Agent Predictions

The 2021 Major League Season has concluded with the Atlanta Braves winning their first title since 1995. Now, it’s time for all 30 teams to strategize and figure out their needs during a hectic offseason. Below are my top 25 MLB free agent predictions this offseason.  Carlos Correa – SS: There is not a better MLB…

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BREAKING: Detroit Tigers Acquire Tucker Barnhart

The offseason is underway, and the Detroit Tigers have struck first as they acquired Tucker Barnhart. The Detroit Tigers have sent minor league prospect Nick Quintana to the Cincinnati Reds. In exchange for two-time Gold Glove award-winning catcher Tucker Barnhart. The Tigers made the move in part due to Jake Rogers scheduled to miss the…

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Astros vs Braves Game 2 Recap: Urquidy Makes History

Wednesday was the Astros vs Braves Game 2. The Houston Astros needed a strong pitching performance from Jose Urquidy and that is exactly what they got. The Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-2 to even up the World Series at one game apiece. Urquidy, who only threw 76 pitches, went five innings and allowed two…

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Yordan Alvarez Was On Fire; Named ALCS MVP

Will the fiery youngster fresh off an MVP bring more hardware to Houston?

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Framber Valdez Shuts Down Red Sox

The Houston starter regains his composure from Game 1.

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Astros Advance To 5th Straight ALCS

Jose Altuve put the exclamation point on game four of the ALDS with a three-run home run in the ninth to push the Houston Astros back into the ALCS with a 10-1 win. The Astros now head to their fifth-straight ALCS to face former bench coach Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox. With their…

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Detroit Tigers: Four Tigers Named All-Rookie Second Team

The driving force of what made the 2021 season so refreshing was the explosion of a young rookie core. Furthermore, it came from a balanced group of pitchers and position players, giving the Detroit Tigers potentially a look at a well-rounded and talented future. As a result of their breakout seasons, Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal,…

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Detroit Tigers: Reminiscing About the 2021 Season

A season that featured their highest win total since 2016, the 2021 Detroit Tigers gave fans the biggest peak into a potentially very bright future in recent memory. Rookie phenoms, historic milestones, and a flair for the late inning dramatic became the bedrock of this season. Heading into the offseason, Tigers fans are clamoring for…

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Yankees Wild Card Preview

Yankees Wild Card game preview

THIS IS IT Y’ALL. The 2021 Yankees have been a roller-coaster. From triple plays to no-hitters, and even locker room turtles. This team has had it all. They have been easy to love but hard to watch, that will be true tonight too. The season is on the line tonight. Beat Boston.

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Series Recap: Astros best D-Backs

The Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday afternoon to win the series. The Astros will now get ready to head out on the road for their final road trip of the season. They will begin a four-game series on Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels and then a three-game series against…

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Admiration Pours In For Miggy’s 500th Home Run

“One day, the word ‘soon’ will be replaced by ‘finally’” -some corny tweet I ripped off. 500. Agruably the most anticipated moment of the season finally arrived, and it did not disappoint. In the sixth inning of the rubber match in Toronto, Miguel Cabrera sent Steven Matz’s 84 mph changeup—a pitch which was almost in…

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When Will Miggy Hit Number 500?

Miguel Cabrera is inching closer and closer in being part of the 500 club with an opportunity this upcoming week

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Tigers extend Schoop through 2023

Tigers fans, your wishes have been granted.  The Tigers have extended first baseman, Jonathan Schoop, through the 2023 season.   Not only has Jonathan Schoop been the team’s best hitter this season and his retention ensures two more years of offensive stability, but it is a sign that the Tigers plan on being contenders sooner rather…

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Tigers Owner Hinting At Aggressive Offseason

“I am very much supportive of the approach that [Avila] and his team have taken of building a young core of talent and now having the desire to bring in high-impact players to fill that team out” “This winter?” “Undoubtedly that could happen this winter.” Folks, it just may have arrived. At a groundbreaking ceremony…

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Yankees Trade Deadline Grades

The Deadline has come and gone and the Yankees made a plethora of trades. The ATB Yankees team is here to give you their thoughts on Cashman’s week. Luke, Sanket, and Peter will all be grading every trade made by The Yankees this week. Yankees receive RHP Clay Holmes from Pirates for Hoy Park and…

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Astros vs Dodgers Series Is Going To Be Fun

The Houston Astros will meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium for a quick two-game interleague series starting Tuesday night. The Astros (64-42) are coming off a series loss to the San Francisco Giants, but still have the best record in the American League. The Dodgers (64-43), meanwhile, are coming off a series win…

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Astros Drop Series To Giants

The Houston Astros continued their West Coast trip with a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park this weekend. The Giants, who entered the series with the best record in Major League Baseball, won 5-3 on Sunday to take the series in a possible World Series preview. The Astros won the first…

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Meet the Newest Tiger: Reese Olson

In a surprising move, the Tigers sent LHP Daniel Norris in exchange for RHP Reese Olson. Let’s get to know the newest arm joining the Tigers pitching-heavy farm system. The 22-year-old former 13th rounder was drafted out of North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia.  In three seasons of minor league baseball, he has spent…

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BREAKING: Tigers Trade Daniel Norris To Brewers

After much anticipation, fueled by a mid-season explosion, the Tigers have decided to participate in the trade deadline. Al Avila sends reliever Daniel Norris to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for RHP Reese Olson (great name). Olson is a former 13th round draft pick out of North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia. The 6’1…

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BREAKING: Yankees Swoop in and Grab Rizzo

The Yankees add yet another Lefty bat to hit balls over the short porch. Read more only on ATB network.

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Astros Trade For Graveman and Garcia

The Houston Astros knew that they had to add a reliever to two to help their bullpen. They knew they had to make a move or two before the end of the Major League Baseball trade deadline on Friday. Well on Tuesday three days before the deadline, they did just that. The Astros acquired Kendall…

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BREAKING: Joey Gallo is Headed to the Yankees

Brian Cashman, good on you pal. The Yankees get their Lefty and outfielder all in one. let’s get into the details: Who are the Yankees sending? The trade is not confirmed yet as physicals need to be passed but according to Jeff Passan of ESPN the Yankees are sending RHP Glenn Otto, 2B Ezequiel Duran,…

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MLB Trade Deadline Predictions

With the Trade Deadline coming up in two days, the ATB – Baseball staff consisted of Ronnie Harter, Luke Krumich, and Peter takes a look at 12 of the biggest names and predict where they will be come the deadline. Ronnie’s Predictions: Max Scherzer to the Dodgers Trevor Bauer is not likely going to pitch…

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What Will Astros Do At Deadline

The Houston Astros currently lead the American League West Division by 3 ½ games over the Oakland Athletics. The Astros have an excellent shot at making the postseason for the fifth consecutive season and six out of the last seven seasons. As good as they have been, they could always look to make a move…

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Tigers Setting Up For Strong September Finish

Four straight wins to kick off the second half later, and the Tigers have remained one of the hottest teams in baseball, despite their skid leading into the All-Star break. However, with the best record in the American League, the White Sox have the division all but mathematically secured. Furthermore, the Tigers still find themselves…

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White Sox Take Series From Astros

The Houston Astros began the second half of the season on the Southside of Chicago with a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox. After a win on Friday night, the Sox got back-to-back strong outings from Lucas Giolito and Carlos Rodon to take the series between American League Division leaders. On Friday night the…

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Astros All-Stars To Skip Game

Houston Astros Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, Carlos Correa, and Ryan Pressly were named to the American League team. Now, all four players have decided to skip the game at Coors Field. Altuve and Correa were the first two players to announce on Thursday that they would not be participating in the game. On Saturday Brantley…

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Tigers Rebuild: Mid-Season Update

We are less than a week away from the all-star break, and with this recent surge of success, the Tigers rebuild has been more than teasing fans with a glimpse into a hopeful future. Pieces expected to bolster the starting rotation: Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal, and Matt Manning have already begun their careers in the…

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Guess Who’s Back: Tigers Slugger Returning Dangerous Ways

The month of June delivered the most competitive Tigers baseball in several years. Amidst a rebuild, it was a small teaser (or hopefully the beginning) of the team fans can expect to take the field for years to come. The month of June also gave fans a resurgence of Miguel Cabrera. Thank you. Cabrera struggled…

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Yankees Trade Target : Joey Gallo

It’s July and everyone knows what that means, we are closing in on the trade deadline and the second half of the season. It’s a magical time where fringe playoff teams become World Series contenders… Now the Yankees find themselves in a bad spot, about 4 games out of the second wild card spot half…

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The Tigers Keep Winning, The Deadline Keeps Looming

Okay, Tigers. You have our attention. 7-3 in their last ten games and 20-15 dating back to May 28th. A far cry from May 7th when they were 15 games sub .500. They have momentum. Enough so where a decision must be made before the July 31st trade deadline. Albeit an easy one. Currently, the…

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Astros lead the AL West As July Begins

The Houston Astros enter July leading the American League West with a 48-33 record. That mark is good enough for the third-best record in Major League Baseball and trails only the Boston Red Sox in the AL. The Astros have played well. But have also struggled with certain clubs. They were just swept at home…

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What to do with Clint Frazier

The Yankees’ have been struggling this year. There are holes that need to be filled, and Clint Frazier seems to be losing his grip on a starting outfield position, with the resurgence of Andujar and the need for Lefty hitting.

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Miguel Andujar: Here to Stay

After his stock hits an all time low, Miguel Andujar has been on a hot streak while the rest of the Yankees offense was slumping. Now, as the rest of line-up is heating up and Andujar is leading the charge. Andujar has a chance to be the Yankees left fielder of the future and here’s why.

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State Of The Yankees: June 2021

Let’s be Frank… not great. For the first time in a long time, the Yankees are in the bottom half of the league in total offense. Everyone came into the year worried about pitching, and even without Kluber the rotation has not been bad. Luke Krumich talks about how to fix it.

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