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Tolerating mediocrity: A love letter to the New York Mets

Sometimes people wonder why Mets fans exist. We always seem to be so okay with mediocrity, but for me, mediocrity is actually good. I’ve grown up knowing a Mets team that has broken my heart time and again, from Carlos Beltran striking out looking on Adam Wainwright’s curveball in game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, to the Mets losing the World Series in 2015 thanks to Daniel Murphy’s lack of defensive ability. 394 more words

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Orioles VP Duquette Squashes Notion Of Trading Away Talent

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles apparently have no intention of dealing away veteran talent before the non-waiver trade deadline.

At least for now.

Although the Orioles were 46-50 and in fourth place in the AL East before Saturday’s game against Houston, vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette believes the team has the potential to make a playoff run. 257 more words

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Dos and don'ts for the Mets during the trade deadline

As the trade deadline approaches, it is clear that the Mets are most likely going to be sellers after two straight years of being in the market for a big time bat. 1,637 more words

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Chicago White Sox: Open For Business

There is one week left until the trade deadline. Will the Sox be making one more move before July 31st?

 

Short Answer: Probably.

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The New York Yankees are becoming a dynasty all over again

With the acquisition of Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, the New York Yankees are speeding up the process of becoming the perennial MLB powerhouses once again. 718 more words

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A's rebuild Begins

As every baseball fan knows, when the calendar turns to July, teams begin to assess where they are in the standings. Teams that are contending and at the top of their division usually trade for players that will make their club stronger suited for a run at a World Series championship by filling a weakness or just enhancing the starpower of the roster.   731 more words

Is Justin Verlander Headed to Chicago or Milwaukee?

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has been on a lot of teams radar lately, but are the Cubs and Brewers up there?
According to @anthonyfench who is a free press sports writer, covering the Tigers states, "that the Brewers are interested, … and the Cubs are said to be monitoring the situation."  91 more words

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