Nationals aquire Mark Melancon

The Washington Nationals have acquired All-Star Closer Mark Melancon from the Pirates in exchange for LHP Felipe Rivero and LHP Taylor Hearn. This move truly solidifies the Nationals bullpen as they were looking for a closer with Papelbon falling apart recently. The Pirates also emerge as sellers. Moving Melancon marks the first move of the…

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7 Bold Predictions for the MLB Second Half

The first half of the 2016 season had a little bit of everything. From the unexpected 14 game winning streak by the Tribe, to Yordano Ventura getting drilled by Manny Machado, and even Bartolo Colon hitting homers, this season has been full of surprises. With less than 3 months to the playoffs, and the All…

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Trade Deadline Blockbusters We All Want to See

  First and foremost, none of these are real trades. I’m just laying out the baseline of some deals that help good teams become even better, while pushing for the playoffs. To start things off, the Dodgers need an ace. Badly. If Kershaw is out for the season, or even an extended period of time,…

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Huge Expectations for the Fading Mariners

  The Mariners have been very up and down this season. At the end of June, they were 30-21, and in 1st place in the AL West. Since then, they are 15-24, dropping them into 3rd place. At the halfway point, Seattle sits at 45-44 and is 4 games out of a wildcard spot. What…

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Way Too Early MLB Awards

Welcome to my extremely early, most likely not going to pan out, award predictions based on current statistics. First, let’s kick it off with Most Valuable Players. For the National League, it was easier than I thought because Bryce Harper decided to be very average for the last month and a half. During his slump,…

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