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2021 AL East Preview: Can The Yankees Be Stopped?

Reading Time: 9 minutesAnother offseason has passed and the 2021 MLB season is on deck. As the new year dawns, the American League East is emerging as one of the most competitive races in baseball. Four teams can legitimately make a case for the division crown this year with the Rays coming into the season as the defending division and American League champions, looking to stave off challengers with a weaker roster. The Yankees are looking better than ever as well as the rejuvenated Blue Jays along with a still competitive Red Sox squad, while Baltimore doesn’t have much...

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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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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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2020 World Series Preview + Predictions

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor the first time since 2013, the two best teams in each league will play in the World Series and according to Vegas, it’s David vs. Goliath. The mighty Los Angeles Dodgers, with pockets deeper than the ocean, talent filling every position on the roster and hungry to avenge the playoff failures of the last 30 years are heavily favored to capture the franchise’s first championship since 1988. On the other side from the American League comes the small market Tampa Bay Rays, whom have made up their squad with the 28th lowest payroll in baseball...

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Yankees Close Their Season In ALDS Game 5 Heartbreaker Against Tampa Bay

Reading Time: 6 minutes The American League Divisional Series is here. The New York Yankees head to the neutral site in San Diego, California to face their in-division AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays for a trip to the ALCS. In the regular season, Tampa Bay owned New York as they led the season series 8-2. In this elimination playoff series, the keys for New York to swing the tides will be the pitching. We all know the offense is more than capable of putting ugly numbers on the board, but if the pitching staff can withstand the best...

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