It's trade deadline season in the MLB and a veteran bat is on the move. The Minnesota Twins traded right-handed DH Nelson Cruz to the defending AL Champion Tampa Rays on Thursday. Cruz brings a .297/ .370 / .537 slash line with him and 19 home runs on the year. The Rays will be sending to Minnesota a package of prospects that includes Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman. Cruz fits perfectly in the middle of any order but does he do enough to get the Rays back to the World Series?
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This is a segment from the Slumpbuster Podcast. Megan Ellis and Pam Wilinski of the Ballpark Vibes baseball blog join us on this episode. Dodger ace Trevor Bauer was placed on an administrative leave following sexual abuse allegations. Will Bauer pitch again for the Dodgers in 2021? Will he ever take a Major League mound again? Pam, Megan and Ju-Ju give their thoughts.
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Baseball's unwritten rules continue to be a subject of debate in 2021. Chicago White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes crossed the rules when he decided to swing on a 3-0 count mid-blowout against the Minnesota Twins. This alone would not have caused as much controversy, had it not been for White Sox's manager Tony La Russa. La Russa, said he was upset with Mercedes and even said, regarding the Twins throwing at the DH, "I don't have a problem with how the Twins handled that." Should White Sox players now have a problem with La Russa? Is this particular rules one that has any merit in a professional sport? Enjoy my thoughts on the matter.
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Major League baseball has given the Athletics their blessing to pursue stadium accommodations outside of the City of Oakland. The A's have long since been in negotiations regarding a new waterfront ballpark in downtown Oakland. However, after years of this standstill, it appears A's ownership is ready to move on. Will the A's relocate for the third time in their storied franchise history? What city is the most likely landing spot? How would the MLB function in Las Vegas? Enjoy my thoughts on this interesting subject!
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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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