Javier Baez and Trevor Williams Heading to Mets

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Star shortstop Javier Baez and pitcher Trevor Williams have been traded to the New York Mets. Javier Baez and Trevor Williams to Mets Javier Baez publicly stated that he would love to play with Francisco Lindor, and would only move to second base if he’s playing with Lindor. “If I go to free agency, I’d […] 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


Cardinals Outfield Is Healthy and Productive

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The St. Louis Cardinals are enduring a trying season. They are 51-51 with 60 games left to play. Injuries to the rotation have tested the team’s depth. The offense has been inconsistent. The bullpen has faltered, largely due to absorbing too many innings. Their playoff chances are low as they trail the Milwaukee Brewers by […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs: Our Team

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The Chicago Cubs are like a warm patchwork quilt that has been handed down from generation to generation. Even those whose allegiances lay with other teams can’t help but feel an affinity for the Cubbies. And even though St. Louis Cardinals fans might disagree, the Cubs have found a way into the hearts of baseball […] READ MORE


Joc Pederson Traded to Braves

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Outfielder Joc Pederson has been traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league first baseman Bryce Ball. The 29-year-old left-hander is batting .230 this season for the Cubs with an OPS of only .718. This is mainly due to tendonitis in his wrist that produced terrible numbers in April. […] READ MORE


The Fastball: A Story of Particulars

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It is called such because it comes at the hitter with some mustard on it. Don’t worry this is not in the literal sense. That would be illegal, especially these days. Remember you aren’t allowed to apply a foreign substance to the baseball. What we are discussing in the case of a baseball with mustard […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs’ Brutal Losing Streak

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The Chicago Cubs haven’t won a game in over a week. Their brutal losing streak has been extended to nine games. In this stretch, they went from being tied for first place in the NL Central to being eight and a half games back. Chicago is now in third place and sitting right at .500 […] READ MORE


Cardinals Need Major Shakeup, Not Minor Moves

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The St. Louis Cardinals made a number of small moves on Monday to shake up a roster that has underperformed in the month of June. The Cardinals designated under-utilized John Nogowski for assignment. Right-handed pitchers Seth Elledge and Jake Woodford were optioned to Triple-A.  Brandon Waddell and Roel Ramirez join a struggling bullpen. The changes […] READ MORE


The Knuckleball: Shady Beginnings

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The idea is to minimize the spin on the ball, thus the ball dances unpredictably. And what is the name of this erratic dance partner? That’s right, we’re talking about the old butterfly with hiccups, the knuckleball. A Shady Past The Knuckleball’s origins are found under three shady limbs of a metaphorical two-hundred-year-old oak tree. […] READ MORE


Cardinals Offense Fails to Show Up

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The St. Louis Cardinals dropped two games to the Detroit Tigers due, in large part, to an offense that never got going during the brief series. The Cardinals managed six hits on Tuesday and seven on Wednesday. They only pushed two runs across in each contest. They’ve now failed to score more than two runs […] READ MORE