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Five Teams That Could Potentially Sign Mookie Betts

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter almost a week of re-negotiations, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins finalized a trade sending Mookie Betts to LA on February 10, 2020. Even if the MLB doesn’t hold a season, Betts becomes a free agent at the end of this year, regardless of if he plays a game with the Dodgers. Here’s five teams the 2018 American League MVP could sign with: San Diego Padres Ever since the emergence of Fernado Tatis Jr. and the signing of Manny Machado, the Padres have been a favorite to sign another big name....

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Why Jacob deGrom is Superior to Gerrit Cole

Reading Time: 2 minutesThere has been an ongoing debate about who the best pitcher in baseball is. Is it the red-hot Gerrit Cole, or the back-to-back Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom? Cole debuted in 2013 for the Pittsburgh Pirates and saw some success in their pitch to contact era. Then in 2017, he had a rough season where he let his tempers flare and was rattled a lot and pitched to a 4.26 era. Then in the trade to the Houston Astros he took off. The stuff was always there, but Houston is great at pitching development. In 412.2...

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Top MLB Prospects to Watch For

Reading Time: 2 minutesA new generation of talent is being brought into Major League Baseball and has taken the league by storm. Players such as Juan Soto, Ronald Acuna Jr., Gleyber Torres, Walker Buehler, and Pete Alonso — to name a few — have all shown signs of Hall of Fame potential. This talent has been developed for years through the Minor Leagues, so that being said today I am going to give you a rundown of three prospects to look out for: _____________________ 1. Wander Franco Undoubtedly, the top prospect in the Minor Leagues is Franco, who is...

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The Best Athletes Turned Politicians

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe United States of America has two long standing constants. One being our political system — though often criticized, our republic has fared quite well compared to other nations — and the other being our sports. Legend has it that the first jersey swap happened between Aaron Burr and founding father Alexander Hamilton before their infamous duel, which resulted in the death of the New York lawyer and outspoken federalist.  But, while these events and people are mutually exclusive, what happens when an athlete joins the realm of politics? The list of athletes who have dabbled...

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With Zack Wheeler Gone, Where Does this Leave the Mets?

Reading Time: 2 minutesZack Wheeler is moving on from the Big Apple to go join the Mets’ rival in Philadelphia. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies have signed Wheeler to a 5 year contract worth $118 million. Wheeler is 29 and has only pitched 750 innings. Wheeler was acquired by the Mets in 2013 for current manager Carlos Beltran, and has pitched his entire major league career for the Mets. The Mets were expected to be in on him, but did not have enough money to retain his services. Despite the Phillies signing the righty; the Mets do receive...

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