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AL Central Trade Deadline Review

After a whirlwind Friday where trades were flying, it’s time to wrap up an exciting Trade Deadline. Today, we take a look at the teams of the AL Central. We will analyze each team’s moves, and determine their deadline grade. Let’s get started.

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MLB Trade Deadline Grades: Contenders That Made the Biggest Impact

The 2021 MLB Trade Deadline was franchise-defining. A total of 10 All-Stars from the most recent spectacle in Denver were traded a league record. Some sold and some bought, but either way, there are a number of teams in baseball who will look mightily different in the second half of the campaign.

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Report: Mariners And Astros Make a Swap

While the reporters were observing pregame warmups, there was an odd site in Seattle prior to the game between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners. Astros’ infielder Abraham Toro was having a catch in a Mariners uniform with Mariners catcher Luis Torrens. That prompted the reporters to start digging.

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MLB Midseason Awards

The All-Star Game isn’t exactly the halfway point in the season (most teams have played close to 90 games at this point) but it’s a logical stopping point to access which players are dominating. I did this exercise at the quarter-point in the season, it’s interesting to see how things have changed (or not) since then. As the season goes on, we’ll do this again at the three quarters through the year and then at the end of the season. A Rookie of the Year category has been added for this checkpoint and will be included in the two editions later in the season.

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Ohtani’s First Day in Colorado Ends in Epic Battle 

The Babe Ruth comparisons continued as the Angels Shohei Ohtani arrived in Denver for the 2021 All-Star festivities. The two-way sensation is not Ruth. There will never be another Babe Ruth. However, in many ways, he may be something better. He’s ShowTime! Something needed in today’s often cynical sports world. Evident in his epic first-round derby battle with another young face of baseball. 

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Los Angeles Angels 

In mid-May, the Angels cut Albert Pujols and lost perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout to injury. They have responded by playing winning baseball since   

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MLB Draft Profile: Gage Jump

The 2021 MLB Draft will begin on July 11, 2021. We take a look at Gage Jump, a left-handed pitcher who may be undersized but still boasts impressive stuff.

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Sunday Shenanigans 13: Baseball’s Weirdest New Policy

The foreign substance problem in baseball has risen over the past few seasons, reaching a breaking point this season. The domination of pitchers, rise in spin rates, and new revelations about spider tack forced the decision into Major League Baseball’s hands. As they so often have in the Rob Manfred era, they managed to make players angry.

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MLB DFS: Evening Slate for Saturday June 26

We’re back! Hopefully, the early slate of games and my advice served you well. So let’s dive into the short four-game slate and see if we can cook up some winners to cap off the day. 

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Cleveland Indians’ Top Pitching Targets

The starting rotation has been the identity of the Cleveland Indians for the majority of the Tito Francona era. However, they finally have a serious problem with talent and depth in their rotation and it needs to be fixed immediately.

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