The Texas Rangers announced they will be allowing full fan attendance at Globe Life Park for their home opener. This comes days after Governor Greg Abbott announced the State of Texas will no longer be enforcing mask mandates and various other COVID restrictions. Is it wise for the Rangers and Major League Baseball to seat a full stadium for Opening Day? Will there be mask requirements to enter Globe Life Park? Ju-Ju is here to give his thoughts on the Rangers bold action. Enjoy!
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It's time for a Bauer Owtage in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Dodgers signed reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer to a massive 3-year deal. Bauer will be making a record high of $40M in 2021 and $45M in 2022. Is there any team in the NL that can pose a threat to a Dodgers World Series repeart? Get ready to sing back-to-back in Los Angeles.
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After two seasons of speculation Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies have finally parted ways. The Rockies opted to trade their all-star third baseman to the St. Louis Cardinals late Friday night. St. Louis will also receive a hefty amount of cash considerations in the deal but is it enough to make the Cardinals contenders in the NL? Does this signify the start of a long-term rebuild for the Rockies as they also contemplate trading Trevor Story?
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George Springer is heading to the Great White North. Springer signed a 6-year $150M contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Will George Springer be able to bring a title north of the border? Will the Jays be real contenders in the AL East? or are the Yankees just too overpowering?
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New York Mets General Manager is in hot water after reports surfaced he sent graphic and unwanted pics to a reporter. The allegations stem from his time with the Chicago Cubs in 2016. Porter was just hired by the Mets organization in December and pulled off a huge trade for Francisco Lindor, should they already pull the plug?
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The New York Yankees made several move this past weekend to increase their title chances. They started off the week by retaining second baseman DJ Lamahieu on a 6-year extension. Then they signed the Former Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber. Can Kluber, Lamahieu bring the Yankees their 28th pennant? Will the Bronx Bombers return to their first World Series since 2009?
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The New York Mets made a huge move this past weekend acquiring Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco from Cleveland. Does Lindor alongside Pete Alonso give the Mets a lineup to compete in the NL East? Is the Cleveland Baseball Team entering a potential rebuilding situation?
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Somethings never change, former and current Astros' pitcher Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander's names surfaced in another cheating allegation. Former Angel's Clubhouse Attendant Bubba Harkins named the pitcher in his ongoing lawsuit against the MLB. What should Rob Manfred do about it?
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The past three season, the Houston Astros looked poised to turn their franchise into a true dynasty. In that time, they compiled a win-loss record of 311-175.
In the 2015 and 2016 seasons the Astros won 86 and 84 games
In 2017 the Astros added Ace right hander Justin Verlander to a star studded roster consisting of Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman. With the acquisition of Gerrit Cole in 2018, they were able to reach the World Series in two of three seasons, winning it all in former.
In 2018, they won 103 games but lost to the Boston Red Sox (4-1) in the American League Championship Series. This
past season (2019), the Astros claimed 107 victories, reaching the
World Series once again but falling the Washington Nationals in seven
And soon after, it all came crashing down.
Mike Fiers, who pitched for the Astros during the 2015-2017 season, told The Athletic, that during the 2017 season, the Astros, secretly used a video camera positioned in centerfield to steal opposing team's signs.
The conclusion of the MLB's investigation resulted in the Astros being fined $5M and forfeiting both their first and second round picks in the 2020 and 2021 player drafts.
General Manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were terminated following year long suspensions. Alex Cora, manager of the Boston Red Sox in their 2018 season was also relieved of his duties. Carlos Beltran, entering his first season as the manager for the New York Mets, stepped down after being determined to be a key figure in the scandal.
I believe the Astros got off easy, the MLB should have included a post-season ban.
A punishment seen implemented by the NationalCollegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
In the end, nothing can be really done. The MLB can strip the title from the Astros, but it will always be etched in history. Adding an asterick is a meaningless gesture as well.
The accolades, trophies and World Series rings will always be there. Is the guilt and heavy conscience from the players the ultimate punishment?
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