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  • • Skenesian Economics
    The NL decided to start rookie pitcher Paul Skenes of the Pirates in the All-Star game: Skenes received the news from NL manager Torey Lovullo, who surprised him during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show on Friday. “That’s unbelievable,” Skenes said when he received the news. “That’s awesome.” “So well deserved,” Lovullo told Skenes. […]...
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  • • Bridging the Gap Between Roto & Points
    Cliffs Notes: Scoring system doesn't matter with starting pitcher analysis Source...
  • • Baseball Best-Sellers, July 12, 2024
    A reminder: The Amazon rankings are updated every hour, so these lists might not be 100 percent accurate by the time you read them (or even by the time I finish posting them). But close enough for government work, as the saying goes (see my piece on “Why Amazon’s search engine sucks“). In addition, occasionally […]...
  • • Dodgers @ Tigers July 12, 2024: Elite lefties duel in series opener
    The Dodgers (55-39) were swept by the Philadelphia Phillies (61-32) in their last series, getting beat in every aspect of the game. That makes four consecutive losses, with the team just trying to limp to the All-Star Break. It’d be nice to catch a break after facing a dominant Phillies team, but they’ll start their …...
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  • • Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds – July 12, 2024
    Carson Spiers will take the mound tonight as the Cincinnati Reds host the Miami Marlins for the opener of their 3-game series. The post Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds – July 12, 2024 appeared first on Redleg Nation....
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  • MLB Mock Draft: Baseball America projects Brody Brecht to Braves at No. 24
    • MLB Mock Draft: Baseball America projects Brody Brecht to Braves at No. 24
    Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The big arm Brecht’s provides the Braves with some significant tools to develop Another hour, another mock draft this time courtesy of Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo. The Baseball America team is working overtime, churning out mock draft after mock draft and this time they have the Braves taking big arm pitch...
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  • Shohei Ohtani’s Dodgers Jersey is Most Popular in MLB in First Half
    • Shohei Ohtani’s Dodgers Jersey is Most Popular in MLB in First Half
    Shohei Ohtani’s move from Anaheim to Los Angeles over the winter has done wonders for his jersey sales. MLB announced the top-selling jerseys around the world for the first half of the season on Friday, and Ohtani leads the pack once again. Ohtani has reclaimed the top spot for the league’s most popular jersey, this …...
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  • MLB insider gives huge update on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s trade status, biggest sticking point in contract talks with Blue Jays
    • MLB insider gives huge update on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s trade status, biggest sticking point in contract talks with Blue Jays
    A new report offers a huge update on the Vladimir Guerrero Jr. trade situation, and the big sticking point in a contract extension....
  • Hyde on Orioles-Yankees series: ‘Hopefully, we can end the first half strong’
    • Hyde on Orioles-Yankees series: ‘Hopefully, we can end the first half strong’
    BALTIMORE—The Orioles and New York Yankees begin the final  series before the All-Star break on Friday night, and things haven’t been going well for either team. Despite being swept by the Chicago Cubs and going just 8-11 since taking two of three from the Yankees in the Bronx from June 18th-20th, the Orioles maintain a […]...
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  • • How Braves' future could fare following Draft

Top stories

  • 2 minor leaguers suspended for positive drug tests
    Mariners right-hander Yeury Tatiz was suspended for 80 games and Red Sox right-hander Charlie Zink for 56 games following positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs....
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  • Is Paul Skenes already a generational pitcher?
    • Is Paul Skenes already a generational pitcher?
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  • When is 2024 MLB Draft? Date, time, TV channel, how to watch as Cleveland Guardians hold No. 1 pick
    • When is 2024 MLB Draft? Date, time, TV channel, how to watch as Cleveland Guardians hold No. 1 pick
    The draft begins Sunday evening and runs through Tuesday...
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  • • How Braves' future could fare following Draft
  • • Dodgers ready to test their proven Draft skills
  • • Prep arm 'really in play' for Mariners in 2024 Draft
  • • Chicago Cubs Lineup (7/12/24): Hoerner Leads Off, Happ Batting Cleanup, Hendricks Starting
    The Cubs come into this game as hot as they’ve been all season, winners of four in a row and six out of seven following a dominant sweep of the Orioles. Now they’re set for four games in three days to close out the first half of the season in St. Louis, but it’s going … The post Chicago Cubs Lineup (7/12/24): Hoerner Leads O...
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  • • Hyde on Orioles-Yankees series: ‘Hopefully, we can end the first half strong’
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  • • MLB insider gives huge update on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s trade status, biggest sticking point in contract talks with Blue Jays

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Baseball rumors, scandals

  • Fangraphs projects pitcher Braylon Doughty to Braves in latest mock draft
    • Fangraphs projects pitcher Braylon Doughty to Braves in latest mock draft
    Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Underslot, but very intriguing - going with Doughty in the first opens up a few things for the Braves As each hour passes we get one hour closer to the MLB Draft and the mock drafts are going crazy. One simple search of Battery Power shows you the many different players that have been mocked to the Braves and just yesterday FanGraphs dropped their own. They proj...2024
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  • River Ryan a ‘Possibility’ to Replace Bobby Miller in Dodgers’ Rotation, Per Dave Roberts
    • River Ryan a ‘Possibility’ to Replace Bobby Miller in Dodgers’ Rotation, Per Dave Roberts
    River Ryan is coming off one of the best starts in his young professional career with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. While a 12-3 loss to El Paso is shocking, Ryan pitched a season-high five innings. He allowed two runs on five hits, including a home run, with two walks and six strikeouts in his fifth …...2024
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  • Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. called into sports talk radio, pretended to be a fan while running team
    • Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. called into sports talk radio, pretended to be a fan while running team
    Amaro confessed to the harmless crime during an appearance on WIP's morning show Thursday...2024
  • Keith Law projects prep shortstop Carter Johnson to Braves in latest mock draft
    • Keith Law projects prep shortstop Carter Johnson to Braves in latest mock draft
    Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Johnson is committed to play college ball at Alabama We are three days away from knowing for sure who the Atlanta Braves will pick at 24th overall in the 2024 MLB draft, but for now we can only accept speculation and prediction as subjects to talk about. Keith Law at the Athletic dropped his third mock draft of the year, with the B...2024
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  • Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers linked to shocking blockbuster trade for ace pitcher from AL Central
    • Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers linked to shocking blockbuster trade for ace pitcher from AL Central
    A prominent MLB insider has linked the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers to a shocking trade for a top young pitcher....2024
  • BCB After Dark: Are brighter days ahead?
    • BCB After Dark: Are brighter days ahead?
    Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks if the Cubs will finish at or above .500. It’s another Wednesday evening here at BCB After Dark, the coolest spot for night owls, early risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. Please come in out of the heat. Come in and have a drink and celebrate with us. Let us know if we can do anything for you. Th...2024
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  • • The Money Runs Out
    The Rays and MLB moved Wander Franco to the restricted list after the Dominican Republic charged him with crimes: Franco, 23, had previously been on administrative leave as part of a deal between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. The agreement included a provision that administrative leave, during which Franco was paid, would […]...2024
  • Aaron Judge’s free agency included surprising offer from New York Yankees rival
    • Aaron Judge’s free agency included surprising offer from New York Yankees rival
    Back in 2022, when Aaron Judge became a free agent, he reportedly received a shocking offer from a small-budget rival....2024
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  • Wander Franco moved to Restricted List
    • Wander Franco moved to Restricted List
    Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Franco will no longer received his $2 million salary owed in 2024. Wander Franco has formally been charged with sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor, among other crimes. According to Diario Libre, just one of the accusations against Franco’s carries a potential 15-20 year prison sentence, and there are multiple accusations. With the filing of the ch...2024
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  • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 92
    • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 92
    Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images The Cubs stay hot with a 9-2 win over the reigning AL East champs. The Cubs have reached a place where eventually all struggling teams reach. The question is it the ineloquently named dead cat bounce? Or has the worm turned? Four wins in five days. One against a shorthanded Phillies team on get away day. Two of three against another lousy installment ...2024
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Baseball videos, highlights

  • Marlins vs. Astros Game Highlights (7/11/24) | MLB Highlights
    Marlins vs. Astros Game Highlights (7/11/24) | MLB Highlights
    Marlins vs. Astros full game highlights from 7/11/24 Check out http://MLB.com/video for more! About MLB.com: About MLB.com: ......
  • Nationals vs. Mets Game Highlights (7/11/24) | MLB Highlights
    Nationals vs. Mets Game Highlights (7/11/24) | MLB Highlights
    Nationals vs. Mets full game highlights from 7/11/24 Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our full archive of videos, and subscribe ......
  • Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7/12/24 MLB Pick & Prediction | MLB Betting Tips
    Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7/12/24 MLB Pick & Prediction | MLB Betting Tips
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  • San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins 7/12/24 MLB Pick & Prediction | MLB Betting Tips
    San Francisco Giants vs Minnesota Twins 7/12/24 MLB Pick & Prediction | MLB Betting Tips
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  • What ELITE Mets Company Could Brandon Nimmo Join?! Jose Iglesias Talks OMG Performance
    What ELITE Mets Company Could Brandon Nimmo Join?! Jose Iglesias Talks OMG Performance
    Its a happy recap on Meet at the Apple after the Mets three-game sweep of the Nationals. Jose Quintana, Luis Severino and ......
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    MLB en VIVO: YANKEES vs RAYS de TAMPA BAY- Live - PREVIA (Julio 11, 2024)
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  • MLB Central Breaks Down Brandon Nimmos Success
    MLB Central Breaks Down Brandon Nimmos Success
    Mark DeRosa and Cliff Floyd talk about Brandon Nimmos recent surge on MLB Central. Check out http://m.mlb.com/video for our ......
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  • MLB Standings 2024 STANDINGS - UPDATE 12/7/2024 || Major League Baseball 2024 Standings
    MLB Standings 2024 STANDINGS - UPDATE 12/7/2024 || Major League Baseball 2024 Standings
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  • Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles Picks and Predictions Today | MLB Best Bets 7/11/24
    Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles Picks and Predictions Today | MLB Best Bets 7/11/24
    If you are looking for MLB picks, predictions and best bets for todays Chicago Cubs vs Baltimore Orioles 7/11/24 matchup, we ......
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  • Fly By w/ Enrique Bradfield Jr.: Climbing The Ladder | Baltimore Orioles
    Fly By w/ Enrique Bradfield Jr.: Climbing The Ladder | Baltimore Orioles
    Outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. was selected by the Orioles in the first round of the 2023 MLB Draft out of Vanderbilt University....

Baseball stats and results

  • Braylon Doughty connected to Braves in latest MLB Pipeline mock draft
    • Braylon Doughty connected to Braves in latest MLB Pipeline mock draft
    Photo by Tyler Schank/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images Doughty is a rising prospect, ranked No. 36 on Pipeline’s big board Jim Callis posted an interesting mock draft over at MLB Pipeline, though the results for Atlanta are fare from out of the ordinary. Callis has the Atlanta Braves taking Chapparal High School pitcher Braylon Doughty 24th overall, a pick which has been floated quite often ...2024
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  • Braves look to snap a two-game skid Friday against the Padres
    • Braves look to snap a two-game skid Friday against the Padres
    Photo by Alex Slitz/Getty Images Atlanta will try to get back on track Friday night with Spencer Schwellenbach on the mound against the Padres After splitting a four-game series in Arizona, the Atlanta Braves will make their final stop before the All-Star break Friday night when they begin a three-game series against the San Diego Padres. The Braves will be looking to put an end to a two-g...2024
  • Red Sox series preview: Battle of the Wild Card contenders
    • Red Sox series preview: Battle of the Wild Card contenders
    Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images We close out the first half. The Royals have had some ups and downs this so far this season, but they have a chance to end the first half with an exclamation point with a successful series against the team just ahead of them in the Wild Card standings, the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox were under .500 on May 30, but have won 23 of 35 since th...2024
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  • • New team, same result: Ohtani leads MLB in jersey sales
    2024
  • Braves’ last stop before All-Star Break takes them to San Diego for three
    • Braves’ last stop before All-Star Break takes them to San Diego for three
    Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Braves lost three of four to the Padres in Atlanta and will look to knock them down further in the Wild Card standings For the Braves, July has started much like the entirety of May and June: a whole lotta meh. The Braves are 5-5 in July so far, winning a series, losing a series, and splitting a four-game series against the ...2024
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  • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 94
    • 2024 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 94
    Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images The Cubs complete the sweep of the Orioles with an 8-0 win. When you watch and follow baseball for decades, you think you start to understand some things. And then from time to time, baseball throws you for a mind bending loop. By itself, I’m not actually stunned about the Cubs sweeping the Orioles. Over the course of years, you’ll see the worst teams beat ...2024
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  • Braves Minor League Recap: Luis De Avila strikes out 11
    • Braves Minor League Recap: Luis De Avila strikes out 11
    Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Getty Images Prospect lefties Luis De Avila and Mitch Farris each struck out 11 batters, though with drastically different final results The long losing streak for the Rome Emperors is finally at an end, as they took opportunity as it was handed to them to win the second game of their double header. The pitchers for the Atlanta Braves system had the...2024
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  • Takeaways from the Braves’ series split in Arizona
    • Takeaways from the Braves’ series split in Arizona
    Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images The Braves will head to San Diego after splitting a four-game series in the desert. The Atlanta Braves dropped their second straight game Thursday night with a 1-0 loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks. They saw a couple of streaks come to an end in the final two games of the series, but we will get to those in a moment. After winning the first two game...2024
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  • Baseball history unpacked, July 12
    • Baseball history unpacked, July 12
    Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Disco Demolition, Cy’s 300th, and other tales of whoa. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unf...2024
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  • • Best Batter Today
    Juan Soto of the Yankees closed the gap teammate Aaron Judge in the Baseball Musings Batter Rankings. Judge remains at the top of the list, but his lead is down to four points. Judge drew a walk in five trips to the plate while Soto went two for three with two walks, a double and […]...2024
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Baseball fantasy rankings and news

  • • Midseason pickups and stashes for fantasy baseball managers
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  • • Fantasy Players Who Could Be Positively Impacted By Real-Life Trades
    These players' fantasy ceilings could benefit from a real-life trade. The post Fantasy Players Who Could Be Positively Impacted By Real-Life Trades appeared first on Pitcher List....2024
  • • Beat the Shift Podcast – Trading Episode w/ Fred Zinkie
    A deep dive into the full strategy of fantasy baseball trading - with Fred Zinkie of Yahoo Sports. Source...2024
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  • • Fantasy Baseball Category Power Rankings 7/12
    Power rankings for every fantasy-relevant category. The post Fantasy Baseball Category Power Rankings 7/12 appeared first on Pitcher List....2024
  • • First Pitch – 7/12/24
    Everything you need to know to win your fantasy baseball league, daily The post First Pitch – 7/12/24 appeared first on Pitcher List....2024
  • • Top 150 Hitters For Fantasy Baseball 2024: Week 15 – 7/11
    Top 150 Hitter Rankings for 2024 fantasy baseball. The post Top 150 Hitters For Fantasy Baseball 2024: Week 15 – 7/11 appeared first on Pitcher List....2024
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  • • First Pitch – 7/11/24
    Everything you need to know to win your fantasy baseball league, daily The post First Pitch – 7/11/24 appeared first on Pitcher List....2024
  • • BCB After Dark: Are brighter days ahead?
    2024
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  • • Ottoneu Hot Right Now: July 10, 2024
    The 2024 version of Hot Right Now will typically include three sections: Current Auctions: A closer look at players being auctioned at a high rate. Roster Adds: Analysis of players with high add% changes. Hot Performers: Players with a high P/G or P/IP in recent weeks. The FanGraphs Ottoneu team plans to run this feature weekly, updating fantasy managers […] Source...2024
  • • First Pitch – 7/10/24
    Everything you need to know to win your fantasy baseball league, daily The post First Pitch – 7/10/24 appeared first on Pitcher List....2024

Baseball injury and suspension

  • • 2 minor leaguers suspended for positive drug tests
    2024
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  • A look at the Cubs’ playoff odds with one series before the All Star Break
    • A look at the Cubs’ playoff odds with one series before the All Star Break
    The Cubs celebrate a sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore | Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images They are down, but not out heading into St. Louis. The Chicago Cubs are in a truly strange position heading into their final series before the All-Star break, this weekend in St. Louis. It’s a real glass half full, glass half empty sort of situation when you take a look at their playoff chances just s...2024
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  • On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Cardinals series preview
    • On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Cardinals series preview
    Photo by Jess Rapfogel/Getty Images This is a key series for the Cubs heading into the All-Star break. This four-game series heading into the All-Star break was made possible by a rainout the last time the Cubs visited St. Louis. After a sweep of the Orioles in Baltimore, the Cubs seem again playing like they were at the beginning of the season, when they started 17-9. Hopefully that can c...2024
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  • • Red Sox series preview: Battle of the Wild Card contenders
    2024
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  • 2024 Braves MLB Draft Preview: Outfielders
    • 2024 Braves MLB Draft Preview: Outfielders
    Charlie Condon | Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Taking a look at how the Braves may approach outfield in the 2024 MLB Draft. The way outfield sets up in the 2024 MLB Draft, there is some possibility that the Atlanta Braves could use their top pick to select one. Despite already having two thirds of an elite outfield locked up longterm, the Braves have been linked to...2024
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  • 2024 Chicago Cubs Draft preview: Who will the Cubs take at 14?
    • 2024 Chicago Cubs Draft preview: Who will the Cubs take at 14?
    James Tibbs III | Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports The MLB Draft starts on Sunday. The Cubs will try to find another Nico Hoerner or Justin Steele. The 2024 MLB Draft starts on Sunday at 6 p.m. CTand will be broadcast on both MLB Network and ESPN. While the MLB Draft certainly doesn’t have the glitz and glamor of its cousins in the NFL and NBA, more and more fans are realizing that consisten...2024
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  • 2024 MLB All-Star Game rosters: Starting lineups, reserves, injury replacements for Midsummer Classic in Texas
    • 2024 MLB All-Star Game rosters: Starting lineups, reserves, injury replacements for Midsummer Classic in Texas
    The game is set for July 16 at Globe Life Field; here's a look at every player heading to Texas...2024
  • • Braves Minor League Recap: Luis De Avila strikes out 11
    2024
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  • Better know a draft prospect: Jac Caglianone
    • Better know a draft prospect: Jac Caglianone
    Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Florida two-way player has perhaps the best power in the class. With the MLB draft just days away, let’s continue evaluating some prospects that the Royals may consider drafting with the sixth overall pick. Following my write up of Chase Burns, there is just one of the presumptive top eight college prospects that we have yet to evalu...2024
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  • Friday Rockpile: The Rockies have a shutout problem
    • Friday Rockpile: The Rockies have a shutout problem
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images Colorado Rockies links and news for Friday, July 12, 2024 This week, the Rockies passed another bad milestone and appear to be well on their way to another franchise-worst mark. In 2023, the season where the Rockies set the franchise record for 103 losses, they were shut out nine times. When the Reds shut out Colorado 6-0 on July 8, it marked the 10th goos...2024
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Baseball trade rumors, contract, salary rumors

  • • MLB Mock Draft: Baseball America projects Brody Brecht to Braves at No. 24
    Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports The big arm Brecht’s provides the Braves with some significant tools to develop Another hour, another mock draft this time courtesy of Baseball America’s Carlos Collazo. The Baseball America team is working overtime, churning out mock draft after mock draft and this time they have the Braves taking big arm pitcher Brody Brecht out of the University of Iowa. Bre...2024
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  • • MLB insider gives huge update on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s trade status, biggest sticking point in contract talks with Blue Jays
    2024
  • • When is 2024 MLB Draft? Date, time, TV channel, how to watch as Cleveland Guardians hold No. 1 pick
    2024
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  • • Braylon Doughty connected to Braves in latest MLB Pipeline mock draft
    2024
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  • • A look at the Cubs’ playoff odds with one series before the All Star Break
    2024
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  • Former Los Angeles Dodgers star reveals hopes for reunion via trade before July 30 deadline
    • Former Los Angeles Dodgers star reveals hopes for reunion via trade before July 30 deadline
    Is former Los Angeles Dodgers star Kenley Jansen angling for a return to LA before the July 30 MLB trade deadline?...2024
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  • Analyst shares wild trade-deadline idea regarding Yankees' Juan Soto
    • Analyst shares wild trade-deadline idea regarding Yankees' Juan Soto
    WFAN radio host and SNY MLB analyst Sal Licata recently gave his take on Soto and the Yankees....2024
  • • New Mock Drafts have the Reds leaning in different directions
    Two new mock drafts from today have the Cincinnati Reds looking at multiple players for the #2 overall pick. The post New Mock Drafts have the Reds leaning in different directions appeared first on Redleg Nation....2024
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  • Who will the Padres select first in the MLB Draft?
    • Who will the Padres select first in the MLB Draft?
    Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images Let’s run through who the experts think Preller and co. will select on Sunday The 2024 Major League Baseball Draft kicks off on Sunday afternoon while the Padres will be finishing up their series against the Atlanta Braves. San Diego has the 25th pick in the draft, which is ten spots below where they would’ve picked had they not been penalized by going...2024
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  • ESPN projects RHP Brody Brecht to Braves in latest Mock Draft
    • ESPN projects RHP Brody Brecht to Braves in latest Mock Draft
    Lee Navin/For the Register / USA TODAY NETWORK The Iowa Hawkeyes ace struck out 35.7% of batters in his college career Kiley McDaniel of ESPN recently updated his updated draft rankings, and now two days before the start of the 2024 MLB Draft he has posted his third mock draft. There isn’t much surprise to me here to see where Atlanta goes, as McDaniel has them taking Iowa Hawkeyes right h...2024
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Baseball schedule, game

  • • Bridging the Gap Between Roto & Points
    2024
  • • A look at the Cubs’ playoff odds with one series before the All Star Break
    2024
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  • • Nate Pearson Interested In Future Starting Role
    Right-hander Nate Pearson has been working out of the Blue Jays’ bullpen in recent years but he tells Shi Davidi of Sportsnet that he would like another opportunity to prove himself in a starting role. “I’ve definitely considered it, I’ve always wanted to be a starter,” the righty said. “Obviously the past couple of years…...2024
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  • • Braves look to snap a two-game skid Friday against the Padres
    2024
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  • • On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Cardinals series preview
    2024
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  • • Fantasy Baseball SP Roundup: Baz Queeeeen
    Nick Pollack reviews every starting pitcher performance from Thursday. The post Fantasy Baseball SP Roundup: Baz Queeeeen appeared first on Pitcher List....2024
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  • • ESPN projects RHP Brody Brecht to Braves in latest Mock Draft
    2024
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  • • Red Sox series preview: Battle of the Wild Card contenders
    2024
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  • Pirates' Paul Skenes joins exclusive group of rookie All-Stars with varying degrees of career success
    • Pirates' Paul Skenes joins exclusive group of rookie All-Stars with varying degrees of career success
    Pirates ace rookie Paul Skenes has been tabbed as the National League's starting pitcher for Tuesday's MLB All-Star Game. With his selection, he's accomplished something that hasn't been done in 29 years....2024
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  • World Series odds: Dodgers still favorites, Yankees still very high despite both teams on current slide
    • World Series odds: Dodgers still favorites, Yankees still very high despite both teams on current slide
    Don't forget about the Phillies, plus some possible bargain plays...2024
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  • • Is Paul Skenes already a generational pitcher?
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  • • When is 2024 MLB Draft? Date, time, TV channel, how to watch as Cleveland Guardians hold No. 1 pick
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  • • How Braves' future could fare following Draft
  • • Dodgers ready to test their proven Draft skills
  • • Prep arm 'really in play' for Mariners in 2024 Draft
  • • Chicago Cubs Lineup (7/12/24): Hoerner Leads Off, Happ Batting Cleanup, Hendricks Starting
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  • • Hyde on Orioles-Yankees series: ‘Hopefully, we can end the first half strong’
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  • • MLB insider gives huge update on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s trade status, biggest sticking point in contract talks with Blue Jays

Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB, sometimes ML) is the only first-class professional baseball tournament in North America. Founded in 1903, it has two main groups, the National League and the American League. Both main groups are divided into three groups, the East Division, the Central Division and the West Division. There are 29 US and one Canadian teams in the Major League. The rules of the tournament are laid down in the Major League Baseball Constitution.


The course of the championship

The tournament consists of two parts, the first part is the regular season, followed by the three-section playoffs (post-season or playoff), which ends with the final called World Series in early November.


Regular season

Teams begin preparing for the championship in February in training camps in Florida and Arizona in particular. The regular season starts at the end of March or beginning of April and lasts until the end of September or beginning of October. During this period, each team plays 162 games, approx. half within the group, over one-third within the league, and the remain ones with other league teams in interleague matches.


Post-Season (Playoff)

At the end of the regular season, 8 teams will advance to the post-season, the playoffs: the group winners (3-3 teams) and the team with the most points in each league, this is the wildcard position. The eight teams will play against each other in three stages. They will remain in the league for the first two rounds and the American and National League champions will only play against each other in the World Series.


World Series

The World Series final match is played in late October or early November, with the American League and the National League winner. Teams play a maximum of seven games but do not play any further matches after four wins.


All-Star Match

In the middle of the season, in early July, there is a three-day break in the championship and that is the time for the All-Star match. Defensive players are selected for the All-Star team based on votes from supporters. Some pitchers are selected by the team manager, some by Major League players.


The teams

In Major League - as in other American professional sports - the same teams participate from year to year. The worst performing teams are not being downgraded at the end of the year like in football. In baseball, there is a minor league (Minor League Baseball), but the teams here belong to Major League clubs and rather have a role in junior education.


Major League Baseball

American League

East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

West
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

National League

East
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals

Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals

West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

Team Names

Contrary to European tradition, in American professional sports, clubs choose a standard structured name. The name consists of two parts, the first is the geographical location (usually the name of the city) and the second is the club name. In the 20th century, team names were invented by team owners. However, on several occasions fans have ignored the new name invented by management and continue to use the old name. Such a name change attempt was the renaming of „Boston Braves” to „Boston Bees” or „Philadelphia Blue Jays” to „Philadelphia Phillies”. No new names were left.


Team Jerseys

Major League Baseball rules require all players of a team to play in the same uniform. Each team has two types of jerseys, one for home games and one for away games. The national jersey is usually white and the foreign jersey is gray and both uniforms are decorated with team colors and emblems. On the home team's white jersey you usually find the name of the team for example Mets from the New York Mets, while the gray jersey of the away team includes the city or state where the guest team came from, e.g. Texas form Texas Rangers. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Philadelphia Phillies in the gray jersey for away matches, uses Phillies instead of the Philadelphia. The jerseys of different colors were introduced because at that time for the away team it was difficult to arrange washing, so they chose a color on what dirt was less visible. From the 1990s, clubs wanted to sell more jerseys, so they introduced more kinds of jerseys. So nowadays teams also have special 'Sunday jerseys' or training jerseys as well.