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After an eight year absence, baseball and softball have returned to the Olympics. In the 2020 Tokyo Games, baseball will be played for the first time since Beijing in 2008. … Continue Reading Forecasting the United States Olympic Baseball Team
Bryce Harper has every quality of a superstar. He has world-class talent, passion for the game, and let’s not forget, the hair to go along with it. He fits the … Continue Reading Bryce Harper: The 400 Million Dollar Man?
With a World Series title finally in the bag, Cub fans aren’t just hopeful for a championship repeat – they’re expecting it. Although Chicago is in a position that leaves … Continue Reading Repeat Roadblocks: Cubs Offseason Challenges
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The Indians’ bullpen is beginning to look similar to the Kansas City Royals’ of the past few years: dominant. That will be necessary to get through some of the AL’s more powerful offenses in the playoffs. This is a move that screams, “OCTOBER!”
They were patient and waited for a better deal, and they were rewarded. Instead of giving up any top-tier prospects, the Nationals parted with talented but struggling reliever Felipe Rivero, and 21-year-old leftie starter Taylor Hearns. In return, elite closer Mark Melancon strengthens the bullpen and pushes the struggling Jonathan Papelbon back into a lower-stakes role.
The most important thing to remember from this trade isn’t that the Miami gave up its Top 2 prospect and best potential relief pitcher in exchange for a mid-rotation starter.
It’s that the prize of the deal, 29-year-old starter Andrew Cashner, will have to shave off his trademark beard to fall in line with the Marlins’ somewhat-new no facial hair policy.
It’s no surprise the Cubs emerged out of the crop of teams in contention for the best closer not just on the market — but in all of baseball right now — Aroldis Chapman.
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