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Opinion: Brewers Nailed it with Yelich Extension

Last week, The Milwaukee Brewers tacked on a seven-year extension to prized right fielder Christian Yelich, bringing the Brewers' total fee to $215 million over the next nine years. That price tag is truly “small potatoes” compared to the kind of productivity they are going to continue to get out of one of baseball’s elite. In a world consisting of $430 million dollar Mike Trout extensions and $325 million dollar Giancarlo Stanton signings, Milwaukee general manager and president of baseball operations David Stearns, who originally initiated the trade for Yelich from the Miami Marlins, is looking like a young genius after...

Pirates Season Outlook: Don’t Expect Any Miracles

The NL Central division this year is anticipated to be an absolutely thrilling, competitive race between several ball clubs that are high on both talent and expectations. You can eliminate the Pittsburgh Pirates from that competitive talk, effective immediately. Pittsburgh’s new skipper, 49 year-old Derek Shelton, has never been a manager in the big leagues before. He has just been handed the keys to one of the tallest tasks in baseball - turn around a young Pirates team that last year experienced a plethora of injuries, lack of production, multiple scandals, and overall genuine disappointment among players and fans alike. Looking backwards,...

Yankees’ Luis Severino lost to Tommy John

New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino will miss the 2020 season, as it was announced today he'll need Tommy John surgery. The Yankees made the biggest splash in free agency when they signed former Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole to a record-setting nine-year, $32 million deal. But the rest of their starting rotation has thinned considerably since then.  Severino was shut down a week ago after complaining about forearm discomfort. It's the same discomfort the 26-year-old has felt since the American League Championship Series against the Astros last season.  https://twitter.com/YESNetwork/status/1232401033629970432?s=20 A two-time All-Star, Severino was expected to be the No. 2 starter for...

It’s Time For Major League Baseball To Open Investigations

Major League Baseball couldn't have handled the sign-stealing scandal any worse. And this comes from a guy that lives in Houston, Texas. Major League Baseball, much like the Houston Astros, have  public relations nightmare on their hands.  Each and everyday, there is more and more piled on by players, baseball media, and fans.  Unless MLB takes action, this is only going to get worse. The only way to move past sign-stealing is to completely open up investigations and look at every franchise.  I'm going to look at three key factors that will allow Major League Baseball to clear up any confusion and...

Major League Baseball Preview: Player Moves

One of the most exciting times for any sports league is the offseason. Player movement drives interest and speculation among fans. Major League Baseball is no exception. During the winter, many MLB teams reshaped their franchises through free agency and trades. Some teams solidified their rosters for a World Series run, while others flipped veterans for prospects. Considering the 2020 MLB Season right around the corner, here's a look at some of the major offseason player moves. MLB 2020: Player Movement The MLB Hot Stove warmed up quite a bit over the winter. Player movement dotted those cold months and saw...

Major League Baseball 2020 Season Preview

The 117th season of Major League Baseball opens officially in March. But with teams reporting to spring training facilities this week, the unofficial start of baseball season springs forth in February.  The 2020 season for MLB stands as a pivot point for the sport. With player movement, managerial changes and cheating scandals, baseball remained on the airwaves through the winter.  Here's a look at Major League Baseball's 2020 Season. MLB 2020: The Games Major League Baseball's Opening Day will occur on March 26th. This is the earliest Opening Day in league history. The season itself will run until September 27th, and then the...

Boston trades Mookie Betts in 3-team deal

On Tuesday evening, the Boston Red Sox finalized the framework of a three-team trade involving former MVP Mookie Betts. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins each participated in this transaction.  Pending physicals, the Red Sox sent Betts and left-handed pitcher David Price to Los Angeles for outfielder Alex Verdugo. Minnesota received starting pitcher Kenta Maeda and shipped pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston.  https://twitter.com/MLB/status/1224894773171040256?s=20 Betts Trade: Boston Money Dump The trade of Betts from Boston's perspective is financially motivated. The former AL MVP remains among the most accomplished young talents in the game, so to deal him at the age of 27...

Houston Astros punished for sign-stealing scandal

On Monday afternoon, Major League Baseball laid down a severe punishment to the Houston Astros after completing their investigation into the team's sign-stealing scandal.  Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow have been suspended for one season. And former Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman will be placed on baseball’s ineligible list. The team will also forfeit their first and second round draft picks in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, as well as paying a hefty $5 million fine. The scandal first surfaced after a report in The Athletic last November. In the article, former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers stated on-the-record...

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