Aces Wild: The Trade Market for Bumgarner, Greinke, and Kluber

Aces are being shopped as the Giants, Diamondbacks, and Indians are reportedly listening to offers on their stud pitchers. Madison Bumgarner is headed into the final year of a 5-year, $35 million contract with the San Francisco Giants…

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The Evolution of an Elite Pitcher: Jacob deGrom 2018 Cy Young Winner

At the conclusion of the 2018 season, there was no doubt around the league that the NL Cy Young would be awarded to Jacob deGrom. The former shortstop in college, later turned into a pitcher, had a 2018 season for the record books, leaving many with no words…

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Scott Boras vs. Shifting

One of the most iconic sports agents to ever hold the title, Scott Boras, called shifting in Major League Baseball “discriminatory” to left-handed hitters. Well actually, that’s not completely true. The definition of discrimination is defined as the unjust treatment of different categories of people.

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Fixing The Bullpen: The Key to the Mets’ 2019 Success

Heading into the 2018 season, the Mets were poised to make noise in the NL East. They looked to get back into their form from 2015 and 2016. Both years yielded positive results, as 2015 marked a World Series appearance and 2016 an opportunity in Wild Card game. However, a 70-92 finish in 2017 left the team searching for answers and a need to improve drastically. What actually happened in 2018 was a different story.

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Stock Analysis - Manny Machado (MCDO): Bearish or Bullish?

Manny Machado has turned a lot of heads this postseason, and it hasn’t been because of how well he is playing. Instead, there are experts claiming that the Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop, a pending free agent, has cost himself money this winter because of a poor attitude, a lack of hustle and some especially dirty play.

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No Regrets From Brew Crew's Counsell

You may have heard that Craig Counsell, the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, has a pretty neat backstory. His dad worked in the Brewers public relations department when Counsell was a kid.

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Post-Season Most Popular Award: Jesus Aguilar

Professional sports and the media coverage of them has a coastal bias. Teams in California and New York tend to get more screen time than those in the mid-west. As a result, the players on clubs in the middle of the country can find it difficult to breakthrough the noise and become familiar faces in a league full of talent.

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Clayton Kershaw's Game 5 Breakdown

Every time Clayton Kershaw struggles in the postseason, a familiar narrative is made new again. “He can’t get it done in the big game. He’s a regular season pitcher.” The truth is that even future Hall of Famers, like Kershaw, have bad games.

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NLCS Preview: Dodgers vs Brewers

This is where the Los Angeles Dodgers always planned to end up. As one of MLB’s perennial big spenders, anything less than the game’s semi-finals would be inadequate. For the Milwaukee Brewers, an NLCS appearance this season seemed possible…

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Clayton Kershaw: Newfound Effectiveness by Injury or Intent?

Clayton Kershaw has been a Major League pitcher for 11 seasons now. His 6’4 frame, $215 million contract, 153 career wins, sub-3 ERA for his career, and 2,275 strikeouts can be quite an intimidating factor when batters step into the box. But what has this season’s Clayton Kershaw different from years past?

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Moneyball 2.0: How a $66 Million Payroll can Result in 97 Wins

This year’s American League Wild Card Game saw two teams from both ends of the spectrum battle it out in a winner take all. The New York Yankees had the 6th highest payroll in baseball this season and second highest in the American League, at $179 million. Meanwhile the Oakland Athletics came in with Major League Baseball’s lowest payroll of $66 million…

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2018 AL MVP: Betts, Trout and JD

JD Martinez had one of the most historical seasons at the plate, almost pulling off the Triple Crown. He finished first in RBIs but second in home runs and batting average. While almost accomplishing one of the games rarest feats, it doesn’t necessarily make him a shoe in for AL MVP. When taking advanced statistics into account, this battle will be one for the ages.

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Braves vs Dodgers: Analysis and Predictions

This is the exact scenario that every Atlanta Braves proponent was scared about. The NL East champions are brimming with talent, youth and excitement. They are going to put together a deep playoff run eventually, and it could happen soon, but 2018 may just be too soon. They already find themselves down 2-0 to the proven Los Angeles Dodgers, and neither game has been particularly competitive.

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