Tag "NL East"

Atlanta Braves 2022 Season Preview

For the second year in a row, Brian Snitker and the Braves should be aiming for the stars in 2022.

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New York Mets Top 5 Prospects Post-Trade Deadline

New York still has a deep system that includes top-30 prospect Francisco Alvarez and three more top-100s in Ronny Mauricio, Brett Baty, and Matt Allan. The Mets also have Mark Vientos and J.T. Ginn in the wings.

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A Surprise Marlins Rookie is Lighting Up the League

In their wins against Jacob deGrom and Corbin Burnes, the Marlins allowed a combined zero runs. Who was their starting pitcher in those two games? It was Trevor Rogers. For those who were previously unaware of Rogers, it may be time that to start paying attention to this 23-year-old.

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MLB Offseason Preview: Miami Marlins

Much to people’s surprise, the Miami Marlins made the playoffs and finished with a 31-29 record. What do they need to do to build on their success in 2020?

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National League East Recap August 10-23

In a shortened season, everything seems to be on the table, and baseball is not disappointing with a lack of crazy games and wild standings. Let’s take a look at the National League East.

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NL East Recap

Every two weeks, our baseball writers will check in with their respective divisions to see where things stand. In a shortened season, everything seems to be on the table, and baseball is not disappointing with a lack of crazy games and wild standings. Let’s take a look at the National League East.

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Philadelphia Phillies 2019 Season Recap

Bryce Harper entered, for a massive 13-year, $330 million contract, and expectations for the 2019 Phillies skyrocketed. A lot of people picked the Phillies to win the NL East after the signing, but instead they literally had an average season, finishing at .500 (81-81) and fourth in the division. Not only that but to add salt to the $330 million wound, the Phillies and Harper had to watch the Harper-less Nationals take a crazy route on the way to winning their first World Series in team history. More on the Nationals Cinderella-type season in their recap coming soon.

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Worst MLB Contracts: National League East

Washington Nationals 
Pitcher – Pitcher Stephen Strasburg – 7-year, $175 million
Before Contract (2010-2015) : 54-37 3.09 ERA
After Contract (2016-2019) : 51-19 3.27 ERA
Although one of the best pitchers, when he’s on the mound, being on the mound, has been the problem. Strasburg has had a long history with injuries; 2013 and currently this season are the only two when he has been on Injured List at some point. His last 30+ start season was 2014, and he’s only pitched over 200 innings one time.

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Team Grades: National League East

The NL East is going about how you would expect it. The Nationals started out terribly but have gone back on track, while the Braves have been consistently leading the division for almost the entire year. The Phillies aren’t doing as well as many would have thought with how good they did in free agency, while the Mets are disappointing as usual. Wait, is there another team in this division? Oh right, the Marlins. They’re pretty bad, but honestly, they’re outperforming expectations due to young pitching that has been doing very well.

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Miami Marlins: A Future NL East Threat?

Everybody cracks jokes about the Marlins. Many people even say that this team has no future and that there’s no hope for their franchise. This is just untrue. The Marlins’ are stacked with young talent in their farm system that should be ready by 2020 or 2021. Today, we’re going to take a dive into some players that will be helping the Marlins in the future.

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