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The Royals Are Wasting Whit Merrifield

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By: Noah Wright   Royals infielder Whit Merrifield is one of the best second basemen in the MLB, while also being a top tier right fielder. Last year, the right handed speedster hit an impressive .304/.367/.438 with a dozen home runs, and a league leading 45 stolen bases. That resulted in a 120 wRC+ in 707 plate appearances. His defense was also on an elite level. At second base, Merrifield had 8 DRS, and 1.1 UZR at second base. That also includes 2 DRS from the outfield. In total, he was worth an outstanding 1.4 dWAR. In terms of fWAR,...

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The Tigers Asking Price For Matt Boyd Is Insane

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By: Noah Wright   It’s well known the Tigers are looking to trade lefty starter Matt Boyd. It's also well known their asking price is very high, but in a recent report, it seems they’re asking price may have risen. According to Jon Heyman the Tigers are trying to fetch an “established young MLB star” for Boyd. Now that’s an insanely high asking price for Boyd. Now sure, Boyd is having a solid 2019. He is pitching to a 4.13 ERA, 3.56 FIP, and 1.133 WHIP through 120 innings. A lot of his good work came out of the beginning...

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Sox' Stars Show Up In 2019 All-Star Game

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By: Mark Lester   The 2019 All Star Game in Cleveland provided us with pretty much no surprises, as the AL once again beat the NL by a score of 4-3. I usually root for the NL, so it’s naturally frustrating to see the AL win every year by scores that are usually pretty close. And while it was somewhat disheartening to watch my lone hometown representative Will Smith give up a homer on his very first pitch, the performance of the three South Siders was more than satisfactory.  The first White Sox appearance of the night came from Lucas...

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Reds Defeated By Indians In Series Opener

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By: Zane Miller   The Reds started out their two-game series on the road against the Cleveland Indians with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings on Tuesday night, as the Reds look to recover from a series loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies the previous weekend. The Indians started out with the lead in the fourth inning, as first baseman Carlos Santana was able to swat a solo home run to get the first run of the game, however, the Reds responded shortly thereafter as center fielder Nick Senzel got an RBI double in the fifth inning to...

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Potential All-Stars On The White Sox

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By: Mark Lester   I may have spoken too soon about this team. Although they haven’t quite gotten there yet, the young core of the White Sox have carried the White Sox to a record of 29-32. That’s nothing to throw a party over, but it’s on pace to be a huge improvement over last year and a final record that would have six more wins than initially projected. There’s a good chance that they could pick up the pace in the coming months too; the team as a whole, in my opinion, looks a lot better than it did...

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