Posts From Carter LaCorte

Looking Back at the 2016 MLB Trade Deadline

The 2021 MLB Trade Deadline just passed with a ton of deals being made in one of the most exciting years in recent memory. Of course, the thing on most people’s minds was winners and losers.

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Sunday Shenanigans 19: The Week of the Diamondbacks

Things have felt better this week for the Diamondbacks. It doesn’t make up for everything that has come before it but there is at least progress.

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Sunday Shenanigans 18: Where Do We Go Next?

If you hadn’t heard, Major League Baseball decided to get fun for once. This Thursday, the White Sox and Yankees played a thriller in Dyersville, IA, right next to the set of baseball classic Field of Dreams. What other movie adaptations could baseball (or sports in general) do?

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Baltimore Orioles’ Top 5 Prospects Post-Trade Deadline

The Orioles were not buyers at this year’s trade deadline, something that should not be a surprise to anyone. Instead of dealing away top players John Means, Trey Mancini, or Paul Fry, Baltimore decided to stand pat.

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The Stereotype-Defying Closer: A Richard Rodriguez Deep Dive

This year’s MLB trade deadline came and went, with a ton of deals made in the final hours. One move managed to fly under the radar involving a closer with two extra years of team control going to a team that is in the playoff mix. The trade in question? The Braves sent arms Bryse Wilson and Ricky DeVito to Pittsburgh for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.

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Report: Ramon Laureano Busted for PEDs

As the home stretch of the 2021 MLB season starts, the Oakland Athletics have suffered a gut punch. The league announced an 80-game suspension for outfielder Ramon Laureano after he tested positive for the performance-enhancing substance Nandrolone.

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New York Islanders 2021 NHL Draft Recap

The Islanders made the third round of the playoffs in consecutive seasons with a ton of help from their deadline acquisitions. They have had to sacrifice many draft picks because of this, so when the entry draft came this summer, general manager Lou Lamoriello had more time on his hands than most of his counterparts.

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Sunday Shenanigans 17: Tony Has Wheels!!

There were some great moments this past week, but the choice for this Sunday Shenanigans goes to a moment that should have been serious.

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Report: Braves Acquire Richard Rodriguez

The Braves have made a ton of moves in the past week that have signaled to the public that they will not go down without a fight.

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Report: White Sox Bolster Bullpen With Kimbrel

Who needs a top-three closer in baseball when you already have one? According to the Chicago White Sox and general manager Rick Hahn, his team does. 

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