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The Nationals Are Poised For a Fight With the Braves

A quick look at the National League East standings finds the Washington Nationals in a heated three-way battle with the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. The Nats, who currently sit in third place with a record of 26-21, are starting to gain back some of the lost momentum from their rough outings against the LA […]

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2018 NL West Preview

With the 2018 MLB season less than a month away, it’s time to take a look and preview the season ahead. We’re going division by division to try and project every teams’ strengths, weaknesses, and questions heading into the season. Continuing on with the NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 Record: 104-58, Lost to Astros […]

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Ichiro To Return To Japan?

Ichiro Suzuki is a baseball legend, as he is the all-time major professional baseball hits leader, although his claim to that has been challenged for quite some time, due to some of his hits coming from Japan. He does have 3,080 hits in Major League Baseball, and although he isn’t the star he used to […]

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Padres Extend Brad Hand, But Will He Last?

The San Diego Padres extended star reliever Brad Hand on Saturday, giving him a new three-year contract. Hand, who was set to be a free agent after 2019, is now under control until 2021. However, the Padres are a rebuilding team, and Hand is getting closer to 30-years old. This begs the question: Will Hand […]

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NL West Closing Pitching Report

Here we are in the third week of baseball, and it has been an interesting one. A lot of the hot topics in baseball right now are the PED suspension of Starling Marte, the Yankees current hot streak, and the surgery of Clay Buchholz. An always relevant fantasy topic however, is the closer situation. Just […]

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The Athlete’s Hub MLB All-Time League.

The latest of my many projects, I have been selected to put together the extremely difficult task of an All-Time Major League Baseball League. All 30 current MLB teams and 6-Expansion Cities of my choosing. For this project, I held myself to a couple rules, just to make the unrealistic a bit more realistic…. Each […]

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James Shields Heading To Chicago White Sox

In a rebuilding season for the San Diego Padres, it was rumored for quite some time that the team will trade starting pitcher James Shields. The team have agreed to send Shields to the Chicago White Sox for Fernando Tatis Jr and Erik Johnson. The team will be paying $24 million of Shields contract. In 11 […]

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Padres, White Sox in “serious” discussions about James Shields

UPDATE (5/29, 5:28PM): Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports that the talks between the White Sox and Padres are “fluid”. It’ll all come down to the last $58M on Shields’ contract and how that’s handled. Levine also reports that top Sox prospect Tim Anderson will not be apart of a deal. The Chicago White […]

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Why the Tigers are the perfect team for Justin Upton

The Detroit Tigers are having an unprecedented offseason. They’ve signed the likes of Jordan Zimmerman and Justin Upton, giving both long-term $100 Million contracts. The Upton signing has had baseball fans and analysists buzzing. Some believe the Tigers are too right handed, while others think this lineup can touch the Toronto Blue Jays. I’m going […]

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Tigers to sign OF Justin Upton

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that free agent slugging outfielder Justin Upton and the Detroit Tigers agree to a six year deal. The Tigers have come up as potential dark horse teams for Upton, fellow outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, infielder Ian Desmond with the intention to play him in the outfield, and even first baseman/outfielder […]

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