Frazier’s work led to better OF defense in ’20

Clint Frazier vowed that he would permit his on-field performance to speak for itself this past season. The Yankees outfielder believed that mindset produced success, especially with his selection as a finalist for the American League Gold Glove Award in right field. Frazier didn’t win the award, which was issued to the Rangers’ Joey Gallo […]

Rangers’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Joey Gallo win Gold Gloves after defensive switches this season

Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Joey Gallo made defensive switches this season and took home Gold Gloves on Tuesday to show for it. Here’s a question: Could Kiner-Falefa do the same thing, including another position switch, all over again in 2021? A year ago at this time, Kiner-Falefa was coming out of a failed experiment to add […]

Mookie Betts agrees to 12-year, $365 million extension with Dodgers

Star outfielder Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a 12-year, $365 million extension that keeps the former American League MVP from reaching free agency this winter, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Combined with the one-year, $27 million contract he’s currently playing out, Betts’ total comes to 13 years and $392 million. The deal tops the […]

Report: Matt Kemp, Rockies Agree to Minor League Contract After Desmond Opt-Out

The Colorado Rockies have reportedly signed veteran Matt Kemp to a minor league deal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He will replace Ian Desmond on the roster after Desmond announced he would opt out of the 2020 season. The 34-year-old explained his reasoning in an Instagram post Monday: Click here to read the rest of the article on bleacherreport.com.

Mookie Betts’ Selflessness Inspires Major League Baseball When It Comes To Pursuing Equality

Acrimony defined the complex negotiations to restart Major League Baseball’s 2020 season while society is simultaneously fighting for social justice and confronting the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Baseball is cautiously moving forward with a 60-game schedule beginning in late July. Commissioner Manfred unilaterally implemented a season after several intense weeks of exchanging proposals with the Major […]

Don’t Assume Chicago Cubs Will Use Kyle Schwarber As Their Regular DH

Analysts and experts have been trying to make Kyle Schwarber a designed hitter for years, and now the Cubs have their chance.  But don’t assume Schwarber will move out of left field just because rules for an abbreviated, improvised 2020 season will call for a universal DH. It’s unclear if opening up an outfield spot […]

Yankees News: Aaron Judge ‘Absolutely Not’ Moving to 1B, Per Aaron Boone

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone ruled out a position change for right fielder Aaron Judge, who’s recovering from a fractured rib and collapsed lung. “No, no, no, no,” Boone said last Thursday on The Michael Kay Show (via the New York Post‘s George A. King III). “Sometimes when a guy has a few injuries, and significant injuries, sometimes there is […]

Ross-ter rundown: Kyle Schwarber is primed for a breakout 2020 season

It’s cliché to say, but 2019 was a tale of two seasons for Schwarber. After an average first half, he was one of the best hitters in the National League post-All-Star break. A look at his splits: -Schwarber first half (353 plate appearances): .227/.320/.457 (.777 OPS), 18 home runs, 43 RBIs, 97 wRC+ -Schwarber second […]

The Best Landing Spots for Yasiel Puig to Become an MLB Star Again

After six years with the Los Angeles Dodgers between 2013 and 2018 and one split between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians in 2019, the 28-year-old right fielder is a free agent for the first time. Based on his name value and combination of above-average power, speed and arm strength, he ought to be a […]

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