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San Diego Padres Acquire Blake Snell from Tampa Bay Rays

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a trade that would send ace Blake Snell to the San Diego Padres, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Snell, 28, was the recipient of the 2018 AL Cy Young Award, and is coming off a season where he helped the Rays reach the World Series before eventually falling to the Dodgers. The Rays will reportedly receive the Padres number three prospect, P Luis Patino, C Francisco Mejia, P Cole Wilcox, and C/1B Blake Hunt. Snell joins a Padres rotation headlined by Dilenson Lamet, Chris Paddack, and for the...

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The Best Among The Best: Ranking The Top Shortstops In Baseball

Reading Time: 3 minutes1. Fernando Tatis Jr. A sensation on and off the field, Fernando Tatis Jr. leads a highly-regarded Padres roster into instant playoff (and World Series) contention. With flashes of excellence at such a young age, Tatis Jr. is a superstar in the making. Many describe the 21-year old’s style and showmanship on the field to Hall-of-Famer Ozzie Smith. As one of the best middle infielders in the game, Tatis Jr. is a sight to see as he brings a level of swagger and confidence like no other. Placing top-three in Rookie of the Year voting for...

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Building A Dynasty Defense: Five Rising Stars Who Shape The Future of Baseball

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe future is here. As the calendar turns to the 2021 Major League Baseball season, many prospects will have their opportunity to shine under the bright lights. With a plethora of talent in store for the next generation of baseball, only a few prospects stand above the rest. When asked to build a “dynasty defense”, a select few player came to mind. Currently ranked numbers one and two on MLB.com’s prospect rankings, Tampa Bay’s Wander Franco and Baltimore’s Adley Rutschman take the second base and catcher positions, respectively. At the corners, you can’t forget to mention...

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Five Pitchers That Lead The Future of Baseball

Reading Time: 3 minutesAs the focus shifts to the upcoming 2021 Major League Baseball season, many of baseball’s top pitching prospects look to shine and make their mark on today’s game. Leading the future of baseball, highly-anticipated arms include the first overall selection of the 2018 draft Casey Mize, arguably Miami’s best pitching prospect since the late Jose Fernandez, Sixto Sanchez, the crafty left-hander MacKenzie Gore and hard-throwing right-handers Nate Pearson and Forest Whitley. These five prospects rank among the best in Minor League Baseball and look to make an immediate impact at the big league level. MacKenzie Gore – LHP,...

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Headlines Around The League: Slam Diego, Windy City Showdown, Yankees Hit IL

Reading Time: 4 minutes“Slam Diego” Padres Are Rolling Man oh man, the “Slam Diego” Padres have been on a record-breaking tear in their recent week of play. But before we dive right in, you have to acknowledge the sensation of Fernando Tatis Jr. The high-flying, energetic shortstop is one of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars and has been playing MVP-caliber baseball. Leading all of baseball in home runs and RBIs, Tatis Jr. has no sights of slowing down the season. The main power source on the Padres leads the team in Batting AVG, Home runs, RBIs, OBP, Hits and...

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