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White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease

White Sox ace Dylan Cease Is A Lot Better Than You Think

In July 2017, the Southsiders made a trade that would change the team’s trajectory for good when they sent Jose Quintana to the Cubs for prospects. Among those prospects the White Sox received was highly touted young pitcher Dylan Cease. After moving through the White Sox minor league system, Cease would make his debut in…

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BREAKING NEWS: Nationals Trade Juan Soto to the Padres

Juan Soto has finally been traded. He is on the move to San Diego for a flurry of top prospects. The Padres were already one of the most fun teams in the MLB and they just added the most electric player in baseball. Furthermore, Josh Bell is on the move to San Diego along with…

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Breaking News: Cardinals Acquire Jose Quintana

Another MLB trade deadline domino has fallen. The St. Louis Cardinals have bolstered their rotation by adding a veteran from their own division. The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to trade Jose Quintana to the Cardinals. MLB insider Jeff Passan broke the news this evening Jose Quintana Trade Details Cardinals receive: LHP Jose Quintana Pirates receive:…

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New York Yankees acquire Frankie Montas in trade with Oakland A's

BREAKING: Yankees Trade for Frankie Montas from Athletics

The New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics reached an agreement on a trade that will send starter Frankie Montas to New York in exchange for four prospects: LHP Ken Waldichuk, LHP JP Sears, RHP Luis Medina, and 2B Cooper Bowman. The Yankees also get reliever Lou Trivino in the deal. What the Frankie Montas…

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The Milwaukee Brewers trade pitcher Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres

BREAKING NEWS: Brewers Trade Josh Hader to Padres

The San Diego Padres have acquired Josh Hader in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers. Hader has dominated the late innings for the Brewers, cementing himself as one of the best relievers in baseball. Now, he’s headed to the Padres, who seem to be pushing all the chips in for a World Series run. In…

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BREAKING NEWS: Yankees Trade for Scott Effross from the Cubs

BREAKING: The Yankees get their relief pitcher. With Michael King done for the year, their bullpen had been struggling. Now, they make a huge trade to get Scott Effross. The 28-year-old rookie feels like he’s meant for the Yankees. A stuff-based pitcher with five years of control. Now, the Yankees paid a steep price of…

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Washington Nationals OF Juan Soto is on the trade block

Best Fit For Juan Soto as Trade Sweepstakes Narrows

According to MLB insider Bob Nightingale, the Juan Soto trade sweepstakes has been reduced to a ‘final four‘. Let’s take a look at the case for each team and try to figure out which one makes the most sense. Top Four Juan Soto Trade Destinations San Diego Padres The Padres have always made a ton…

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BREAKING NEWS: Luis Castillo traded to the Seattle Mariners

Luis Castillo, the former ace of the Cincinnati Reds, has been traded to the Seattle Mariners. After a down 2021 season, Castillo had been the bright spot for a very, very bad Reds team. The Reds receive Noelvi Marte, Levi Stoudt, Edwin Arroyo, Andrew Moore for Castillo. Why Luis Castillo was traded: Again, the Reds…

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Yadier Molina’s ejection is a Bad Look

It doesn’t look good when your star catcher gets ejected from a basketball game when he is supposed to be rehabbing his knee. Here’s why Yadier Molina’s ejection is a bad look.

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BREAKING: Owen Murphy Signs Rookie Deal with Braves

Owen Murphy, Braves reach deal The Atlanta Braves signed first round pick Owen Murphy to his rookie deal, meaning Murphy will not be attending Notre Dame. The right handed pitcher/ third baseman will join rookie camp (like all draftees) next week. The Baseball Side of This Deal There is still some uncertainty around whether or…

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Albert Pujols at the 2022 MLB Home Run Derby

Albert Pujols Last Home Run Derby Didn’t Disappoint

Last night’s MLB Home Run Derby was a celebration of one the greatest hitters of the 21st century and Albert Pujols, aka ‘The Machine’ gave fans a show. A Valiant Effort Nobody thought Albert Pujols was going to make it past the first round of the Home Run Derby. Heck, even Pujols himself thought he…

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Was Tommy Edman Snubbed From the 2022 MLB All-Star Game?

MLB just released its finalists for the 2022 All-Star game. Somewhat surprisingly, Cardinals infielder, Tommy Edman, was nowhere to be found. Edman’s All-Star Case The case for Tommy Edman attending the midsummer classic is undeniable. A quick trip to Baseball Reference affirms that. Edman leads NL position players in overall WAR, defensive WAR, and runs…

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Is It Time The White Sox Move On From Eloy Jimenez?

Back in the summer of 2017, the White Sox made a trade with their cross-town rivals, the Chicago Cubs. The Sox would send starting pitcher Jose Quintana to the Cubs and they would receive a package of prospects that included Dylan Cease and Eloy Jimenez. Within two years, Jimenez had made his way through the…

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Does Taijuan Walker have a fastball problem?

Taijuan Walker might have a fastball problem. Perhaps “problem” is too strong of a word. A predicament? A quandary? At the very least, he’s managed to confuse yours truly. Walker threw 31 heaters on Sunday as he struck out 10 Los Angeles Angels. He was able to command it consistently at the top of the…

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The White Sox Have A Tony La Russa Problem

Think back to the end of the 2020 season. Yes, the Dodgers would end up winning the World Series but as the off-season came there was one team firmly in the spotlight: the Chicago White Sox. One of the hottest young teams in the league, it seemed as if they could have any manager they…

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The St. Louis Cardinals Should Move Corey Dickerson

The Cardinals veteran outfielder, Corey Dickerson, is due back from the injured list soon, but does St.Louis need him? Dickerson Has Been a Disappointment This past offseason, the Cardinals took a one-year, $5 million flier on a journeyman veteran to bolster their outfield depth. Unfortunately, Dickerson has not been up to the task. Before the…

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Is It Time To DFA Josh Harrison?

Mid-season, Josh Harrison is starting to raise some questions for the White Sox. In the 2022 off-season, the White Sox had a few major holes to address. With starting pitcher Carlos Rodon departing, they elevated Michael Kopech to the rotation. Once again they would have a hole in right field as well which they filled…

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Joey Gallo Yankees

What Should the Yankees Make of Joey Gallo?

On a New York Yankees lineup revered for its 80-grade raw power, Joey Gallo is a man of extremes. The walks. The strikeouts. The home runs. He remains the face of the, “Three True Outcomes” approach, and for good reason. Approaching Memorial Day, Gallo is slashing .171/.287/.324. He’s posted an 85 wRC+ and has a…

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Baseball Needs Tim Anderson

Since 2016, the Chicago White Sox have been led by a confident, energetic shortstop who is looking to change baseball for the better. This, of course, is Tim Anderson. One of the premier shortstops in the MLB, Anderson has been at the center of controversy numerous times. Despite this, he is exactly what baseball needs.…

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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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Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon.

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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Mets starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom

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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Eduardo Rodriguez

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 ALCS

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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