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Contact quality concerns are coming true for Aledmys Diaz

In the off-season, I tagged Aledmys Diaz as someone who could benefit from a conscious effort of hitting more fly balls. He posted a well-above average average Exit Velocity in 2016, but his average Exit Velocity on fly balls and line drives was merely average. If he could change the …

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Levine: Abreu Self-Motivated To Improve Defense

CHICAGO (CBS) — The White Sox’s defense has been suspect as of late. During this recent downturn, Chicago has played some dicey ball in the field. Furthermore, manager Rick Renteria talked about how his club’s pitching has suffered due to poor fielding. Going into Saturday’s ballgame, the Sox had lost their …

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MLB Rookie Profile: Erik Gonzalez, INF, Cleveland Indians

Today the Cleveland Indians promoted rookie Erik Gonzalez to the major league roster. Let’s take a look at what he offers. The Indians signed Gonzalez out of the Dominican Republic in May of 2009. He did not attract much attention outside of Cleveland circles until 2014 when he combined to …

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5 veterans who could start first All-Star Game

Any invite to the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard is an honor. But there’s just something extra special about being in the starting lineup — the pride of being voted in by millions of fans via the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, the jog from the dugout as …

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Watch: Scherzer boos Phillies fans after Werth’s HR

The boos never bothered me anyway. pic.twitter.com/vKN3gi6XzS — MLB (@MLB) May 7, 2017 Max Scherzer is going to great lengths to remind Philadelphia Phillies fans where Jayson Werth came from. Werth torched his former team yet again on Sunday with a pair of homers off Jeremy Hellickson at Citizens Bank …

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Cubs Montero does it all

Welp. pic.twitter.com/3f4vSHHwbG — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 7, 2017 Cubs catcher Miguel Montero told Joe Maddon a couple weeks ago that if he needed someone to pitch and save the bullpen, he was willing. “They’re young and I don’t want them to get hurt,” Montero said of the Cubs relievers. …

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Cardinals Rout Braves in Offensive Explosion

To-day, the Cardinals play the Braves. After a number of days wondering when Busch III was going to do its best Noah’s ark impression and just float away, it’s nice to have for-sure baseball once more. Of course, we had to travel to Atlanta to ensure that would be possible, …

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Opening 25-Year-Old Baseball Cards with Delino DeShields

Delino DeShields is a guy who has been around a ton of baseball players in his day. He came up playing on some good Montreal Expos teams in the early ’90s, then went to the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he was two consecutive playoff teams.His 13-year career included stops with the …

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