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Previewing Potential Red Sox Wild Card Matchups

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs summer rounds third and heads for home, so does the MLB 2021 regular season. With only about a month to go until October baseball, here are some potential matchups for the Boston Red Sox, assuming they end up in the AL Wild Card:   1. New York Yankees (at the Bronx) This would be the current matchup for the Sox if the season ended today and the toughest on this list. A matchup with the Yankees in a winner take all matchup would provide the challenge of beating the frontrunner for the AL Cy Young...

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Insight On The Biggest Names In The Tigers’ Farm System And Jackson Jobe Talk

Reading Time: 4 minutesI am coming to you at 1:35 in the morning. I can’t sleep yet again, so I’m going to write about baseball. What else is there to do at 1:30 A.M. when you can’t sleep? Let’s get to business. Over the past couple of months, I have been to six Tiger’s minor league games, three Whitecaps games, two Seawolves games, and one Mudhens game. Out of those six games, I’ve seen the dynamic duo of Spencer Torkelson and Riley Greene three times. Seeing highlight reels of Torkelson and Greene are truly amazing but for someone who...

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The MLB’s Compensation Process

Reading Time: 2 minutesFollowing his victory in the Home Run Derby, New York Mets star Pete Alonso won $1 million in bonuses. In fact, this is more than his base salary of $676,775. How is this possible? First, it is important to understand how contracts in the MLB work. Similar to other sports, the MLB has a collective bargaining agreement (CBA). This agreement serves as the basis of the relationship between players and their teams. One aspect of this agreement is the rights that both players and teams reserve regarding contracts. Once a player makes the Major League, their...

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Did the Mets do Enough at the Trade Deadline?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe trade deadline is one of the most important times in MLB of the year. Since there is no hard cap on how much a team can spend, teams can choose to be big buyers and try to bolster their rosters at the trade deadline. The New York Mets made a couple of moves, but they were expected to do much more. Did they do enough?  For the first time in a couple of years, the Mets had the best record in the NL East at the end of July. It seemed as though this team...

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Potential Red Sox Trade Deadline Targets

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Red Sox have had a surprisingly good season as they currently find themselves at the top of a very tough AL East, but it’s still very tight and with the Rays already being very active with trades it should be Chaim Bloom’s turn to counter. These are three trade targets that I believe the Red Sox should look into.    1. Carlos Santana, Royals.  This veteran first baseman is perfect for the Red Sox, he fills a position of need at first base, and also he has a very high walk rate, something the Red...

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