Tag "Baseball Pitchers"

A Change in Mechanics Has Done Wonders for Garrett Richards

Two weeks ago, Garrett Richards was trending in the wrong direction. Over the last two weeks, however, Richards has been a different pitcher. Due to a new delivery, Richards has flashed the potential that once made him a top prospect.

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JT Brubaker is Becoming the Pirates’ Ace

So far this season, JT Brubaker has been one of baseball’s best pitchers. The Ohio native has only made four starts but is emerging as the Pirates ace. Although the season is less than a month old, the Pirates righty is off to a start he will never forget.

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Forgotten Ones of the 2000s: Milwaukee Brewers

In 1969, Major League Baseball went through another expansion. Four teams were added to MLB, with two being added to the National League and two to the American League. The expansion teams were awarded to Montreal (NL), San Diego (NL), Kansas City (AL), and Seattle (AL). All four of these cities still have MLB teams today, but the Seattle expansion team of 1969 (Seattle Pilots) only lasted one season. The Pilots were relocated to Milwaukee in 1970, and they became the Milwaukee Brewers.

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What Happened to Aaron Sanchez?

Blockbuster Trades in 2012

Back in 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays had a trio of prized pitching prospects: Noah Syndergaard, Justin Nicolino, and Aaron Sanchez. Alex Anthopoulos, the general manager at the time, wanted to make a splash in the 2012 offseason, so he dealt Nicolino to the Marlins in a blockbuster deal involving a whopping 12 players, including Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Yunel Escobar, and Anthony DeSclafani. Anthopoulos went on to trade Syndergaard along with catcher Travis D’Arnaud to the New York Mets for R.A. Dickey. Nicolino has been unable to stay in the majors and Syndergaard has become a top-flight starter who has struggled with injuries. The important aspect to consider with these two trades is that the Jays thought of Aaron Sanchez as the jewel of their farm system. They chose to use Syndergaard and Nicolino as trade currency and kept Sanchez as the future ace of their rotation. It’s clear that they viewed him as the best of the bunch.

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