Tampa Bay Rays Closer Committee

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The Tampa Bay Rays‘ closer committee (bullpen-by-committee) is once again proving to be top notch. It is one of the things keeping this team in the race for a playoff spot. Also, the closer-by-committee they are using is once again proving naysayers wrong, as it shows they have mastered this strategy to their advantage. What […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs Off to Slow Start in 2022

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The Chicago Cubs have not started the 2022 season off very well, and that has fans wondering if this team will ever get it together. The feeling toward the Cubs’ season is a gloomy one. As of Friday night, this team has won 11 games and lost 19. Certainly Not Contenders The Chicago Cubs have […] READ MORE


The Beauty of Luis Gonzalez

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Beauty comes in many forms. In this case, it came in the form of a Luis Gonzalez two-out ninth-inning bunt down the third baseline. Listen: It was the top of the ninth and the San Francisco Giants were down 3-1 to their mortal enemy the Los Angeles Dodgers. Sometimes closer and bird impersonator Craig Kimbrel […] READ MORE


Ranking the Relievers on the Hall of Fame Ballot

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The 2022 Hall of Fame ballot consists of several controversial candidates. Whether because of steroids, off-the-field issues, or post-career actions, this ballot is as interesting yet frustrating as they come. However, there are three relievers on the hall of fame ballot who come with little to no baggage. They are Billy Wagner, Joe Nathan, and […] READ MORE


Pitching Milestones Threatened by MLB Lockout

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MLB players remain locked out by ownership. While there is plenty of reason for optimism that the 2022 season will be played normally, a shortened season could impact whether many players reach a variety of milestones and records. The batting milestones have already been covered, but many hurlers are closing in on significant pitching milestones […] READ MORE


White Sox vs Astros ALDS Preview

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Postseason baseball has finally returned. There truly is no better time of the year, definitely not within the baseball season. And there may not be a better matchup to start the Division Series than the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros. Both teams could very well represent the American League in the World Series. […] READ MORE


Chicago White Sox Acquire Craig Kimbrel

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The Chicago White Sox have reached an agreement to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, according to Jeff Passan. The Chicago White Sox are finalizing a deal to acquire closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago Cubs, sources tell ESPN. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021 Kimbrel, an eight time All-Star, had been […] READ MORE


Cubs Acquire Pitching Prospect Bailey Horn

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With the MLB trade deadline quickly approaching, deals are happening all over the league. The Chicago Cubs are perhaps the biggest sellers this season. Earlier in the week, they sent reliable reliever Andrew Chafin to the Oakland Athletics. Now, they have decided to trade Ryan Tepera to their crosstown rivals. In return, the Chicago White […] READ MORE


New York Mets Trade Deadline: Potential Targets

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The New York Mets kicked off their 2021 trade deadline activity last Friday, acquiring veteran lefty starter Rich Hill from the Tampa Bay Rays for fellow vet pitcher Tommy Hunter and minor leaguer Matt Dyer. This move provides much-needed backup to their injury-beleaguered rotation, and Mets fans hope it is merely the first in a […] READ MORE


The Yankees Bullpen Needs to be Addressed

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The New York Yankees bullpen has been an unmitigated disaster lately. Between Aroldis Chapman losing his closer role, the struggles of Chad Green and Zack Britton, and the recent COVID-19 outbreak, bullpen help is something this team desperately needs. The bullpen has long been a strength for the Yankees. On the season, the ‘pen ranks […] READ MORE