AL East

How They Were Constructed

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By: Noah Wright   The Rays always have something fascinating going on. Whether it be their opener experiment, which seems to have been adopted by other teams with a lack of starting pitching, or their other trades for players who don’t seem like much at first, but eventually turn into something pretty important to the team. The Rays’ starting 9 are definitely fun to look through, and that’s what I’m here today to do. Catcher: Mike Zunino Zunino was the Seattle Mariners former first round pick. Throughout his time in Seattle, Zunino was very inconsistent. Sometimes, he looked like a...

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The Next Breakout Pitcher: Tyler Glasnow

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By: Marcos Sandoval   Tyler Glasnow, the 25 year old Tampa Bay Ray pitcher. He was part of the deal, alongside Austin Meadows, that sent Chris Archer to the Pirates. For the Rays, this trade worked out better than expected. Austin Meadows is raking and Tyler Glasnow is dominating. For the Pirates, there’s room for an upside. Chris Archer hasn’t looked like the former, Tampa Bay Chris Archer, but slowly he is. We are starting to that ‘Archer Swag’ and his ability is starting to show again. Back to Glasnow. 2018’s half with the Rays looked about the same or...

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A-Rod And Jeter: From Friends To Foes

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By: Marcos Sandoval   Setting the Scene: It's the nineties, specifically 1992, and The Yankees have just drafted Derek Jeter. Later on Jeter meets another person, roughly a year younger, at a College baseball game. His name was Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez would go on to get drafted the following year by The Seattle Mariners. The both quickly established themselves as powerful figures. Jeter helping the Yankees win the 1996 World Series as the AL Rookie of the Year. While Rodriguez become an All-Star and a batting champion. The Friendship: As like their careers, their friendship blossomed and became well known....

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Analyzing The Aaron Hicks Extension

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By: Noah Wright   Yesterday, the Yankees extended center fielder Aaron Hicks to a 7 year, $70 million deal with an 8th year team option. To me, it was an interesting signing with the team that still has young outfielder Clint Frazier, and Estevan Florial that could see his major league debut by the end of 2019. Regardless, the Yankees locked down a quality center field option. Last season, Aaron Hicks batted a strong .248/.366/.833 line in 581 PA’s. He also blasted a career high 27 home runs, the 4th most by any CF last season. Hicks also showed he’s...

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Yankees Agree To Extension With Aaron Hicks

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By: Allen Gary   On Monday Morning, The Yankees inked Center Fielder Aaron Hicks to a 7 year $70 million extension that will keep him off the free agent market. The extension starts this season, the switch-hitting Hicks is scheduled to make $6 million. The 29-year-old Hicks is coming off a career year in homers (27), RBIs (79), games played (137), and runs (90). Since being acquired from the Twins for catcher John Ryan Murphy (who now plays for the Diamondbacks) after the 2015 season, Hicks has become the Yankees regular Center Fielder, where he is an elite defender. In...

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