It’s Easier Than Ever to See a No-Hitter

There has already been three no-hitters pitched this season in the Major Leagues. Seattle’s James Paxton threw the third no-no of the year against the Blue Jays in Toronto on May 8. His 99 pitch masterpiece was preceded by a combined no-hitter from four Dodger pitchers against the Padres earlier in the season in Monterrey, […]

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Best Prospects for the 2018 MLB Draft

The Major League Baseball (MLB) draft typically begins on the first Monday in June, which will be June 4 for 2018. That means it’s held in the middle of the playing season, unlike other professional sports drafts in the United States. Like the other major sports, however, the order of the MLB draft  is determined […]

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Is Mexico City Next in Line for an MLB Franchise?

The possibility of presence in Latin American is something that some in the MLB has been flirting with for decades, and plenty of current and past talent in MLB has certainly come from south of the border. Currently, more than 20 percent of MLB players are from Latin America. San Francisco Giant Sergio Roma had […]

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The world is finally paying attention to Nick Markakis

Nick Markakis has put together a career that many players could only dream of having. At 34 years old, the soft-spoken Markakis has been at baseball’s highest level for 13 years. During that time, he’s won two Gold Glove awards and become well-respected by many within the game and the cities in which he has […]

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The five biggest free agent flops of the 2018 MLB offseason

MLB free agency is evolving. No longer are teams willing to throw cash at established veteran players and hope it all works out. The focus has shifted to younger, home-grown talent. Why? Because major league contracts are fully guaranteed. Should a player struggle, it doesn’t matter. They signed on the dotted line, and now they […]

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The Brewers won the offseason, and it’s paying off

In an offseason where most organizations played it safe and stayed away from making big commitments, the Milwaukee Brewers went all in. With more than a third of the season gone, the Brew Crew has a commanding lead in the NL Central and seems set to return to the postseason for the first time since […]

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Will Portland, OR, Be the Next MLB City?

Will Portland, OR, Be the Next MLB City? MLB expansion within the next several years seems inevitable, but some find it surprising that Portland, Oregon, tops some lists as the most promising candidate. Portland, after all, is known on a national level as being a artistically quirky city, leading some to wonder if its population […]

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San Diego Padres Acquire Phil Hughes from Minnesota Twins

On Sunday, the San Diego Padres traded minor-league catching prospect Janigson Villalobos to the Minnesota Twins in order to acquire veteran relief pitcher Phil Hughes, cash considerations, and the 74th pick in the 2018 MLB draft. The Padres will hope that Hughes can bring back some of his early career magic now that he’s returning to his home state of California. Since […]

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