Day: February 20, 2023

Who Will Close Out Games for the Dodgers This Year?

The Dodgers’ closer merry-go-round will continue this year, it seems. With Jansen long gone and Kimbrel leaving, it leaves the door wide open for a new arm to shut down games in the ninth. Here is the most viable option to have closing out games this year in SoCal. Evan Phillips Phillips is the best […]

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George Kirby: A Breakout Cy Young Candidate in Seattle?

Let me just cut to the chase, George Kirby had an outstanding rookie year. He pairs a nasty fastball with a slider and a two-seamer combo that is to die for. He also adds a curveball and changeup to his arsenal. Out of 100+ pitchers that threw 500 or more fastballs, George Kirby’s fastball had […]

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2023 ROTY Preseason Favorites: A Tiger Makes The List?

It’s that time of year again! When fans flock to Arizona and Florida to see what their favorite team is cooking up before the season. But there are a few guys that will have more eyes on them than others. Rookies are trying to prove their worth and show teams that they can compete at […]

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Jason Kipnis as a Cleveland Indian. Photo Credit: Tony Dejak/Associated Press

Breaking News: Jason Kipnis Retires From Professional Baseball

After 10 years in the Major Leagues, Jason Kipnis has retired from professional baseball at the age of 35. Kipnis, who most notably played for the Cleveland Guardians, with brief stints with the Chicago Cubs, and Atlanta Braves, released this statement on Twitter. “There is no real ending. It’s just the place you stop the […]

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Will Keibert Ruiz Develop Into an Elite Catcher?

The Washington Nationals possibly have a franchise centerpiece in the form of their 24-year-old Venezuelan catcher, Keibert Ruiz. The backstop was acquired in the Trea Turner and Max Scherzer trade with Los Angeles that also sent starting pitcher Josiah Gray to Washington. Ruiz had lots to deal with in his first full professional season, managing […]

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Two Questions Facing the Yankees

Help Wanted: Pitching, Hitting, and Defense Spring is alive even if the calendar does not catch up until next month.  The beautiful sights and wondrous sounds at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, as pitchers and catchers reported Wednesday, along with a few position players who showed up early in advance of Monday’s reporting […]

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Francisco Alvarez up at bat

Francisco Alvarez’s Impact on the 2023 New York Mets

Francisco Alvarez is the name on every Mets fan’s lips as they anticipate the impact the 20-year-old Venezuelan catcher will have on the team in 2023. Alvarez has been touted as the best catching prospect in the Mets’ organization since Travis d’Arnaud, and his remarkable minor league career has made him one of the most […]

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Blue Jays Fans Waving Team Flag at Rogers Centre as Jays Host Cleveland

Who is the Blue Jays X-Factor in 2023?

The Toronto Blue Jays’ offseason was as perfect as you could imagine in terms of filling needs. After bringing in a few left-handed bats, strengthening the bullpen, and adding Chris Bassitt to the rotation, there’s no drastic void left on the roster, shaping up for a pretty entertaining 2023. With the Blue Jays looking to […]

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Part III: Atlanta Braves Spring Training Preview – Outfield

As we inch closer and closer to the start of Grapefruit League Action on February 25th, let’s dive into the Atlanta Braves outfield and analyze what the 2023 season may have in store. There is only one spot under scrutiny this offseason, and Manager Brian Snitker will have a tough decision ahead of him pertaining […]

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