Why Would the Phillies Trade Maikel Franco?

The Philadelphia Phillies are in baseball hell right now. They’re 20 games behind in the division race and are on pace to lose 109 games this season, which would be the most losses by a Phillies team since 1942. The only other team on pace to lose 100 games this year is San Francisco. To…

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Three Up, Three Down – Third Base Edition

In this series, Brooklyn Beat writers Andrew Young and Justin Worsley will be examining each position.  See prior position discussion on catcher, first base and second base. Who is the top third baseman in the game today? AY: Wow!  This position is filled with absolute studs who could eventually become all-time greats. It is just…

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Cy Young Watch – Week 11

With Dallas Keuchel out, the rest of the American League failed to capitalize on the opportunity to jump ahead of him. Here’s out recap of last week. The Good: Dallas Keuchel (Astros) and Max Scherzer (Nationals) Our rankings from last week remain the same. In the American League, Mariners pitcher James Paxton had a rough…

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Three Up, Three Down – Second Base Edition

In this series, Brooklyn Beat writers Andrew Young and Justin Worsley will be examining each position.  See prior position discussion on first base and catcher. Who is the top second baseman in the game today? AY: Though there certainly are quite a few players that have caught up the past few seasons, I still believe…

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Cy Young Watch – Week 10

Dallas Keuchel is still our favorite for the AL Cy Young, but now that he has been placed on the disabled list for the second time this season, can someone overtake him? The Good: Dallas Keuchel (Astros) and Max Scherzer (Nationals) Keuchel will miss 2-3 starts and will not throw for a week, but is…

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Three Up, Three Down – First Base Edition

In this series, Brooklyn Beat writers Andrew Young and Justin Worsley will be examining each position. See prior position discussion here. Who is the top first baseman in the game today? AY: For the past half decade, there was no debate, as Miguel Cabrera put up numbers that were otherworldly, and won a Triple Crown….

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Cy Young Watch – Week 9

After a two-week break, we’re back, but not much has seemed to change. The Good: Dallas Keuchel (Astros) and Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) A short stint on the disabled list hasn’t slowed down Keuchel, whose 1.67 ERA is second in the league to James Paxton – who has started four less games. His 0.872 WHIP is…

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2017 MLB Mock Draft

1. Minnesota Twins – Kyle Wright (RHP/Vanderbilt) Minnesota is apparently torn between Wright and Louisville two-way player Brandon McKay, but Wright seems to be the safer pick of the two. The Twins lack pitchers who can punch out batters and while the rotation at the MLB level has played better than expected, it’s hard to…

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Three Up, Three Down – Catcher Edition

In this series, Brooklyn Beat writers Andrew Young and Justin Worsley will be examining each position.  The series kicks off behind the dish. Who is the top catcher in the game today? AY: First question we get is a softball in my humble opinion. Buster Posey is a surefire Hall of Famer in his prime….

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Team of Virtue

In 2016, the Arizona Diamondbacks were at a crossroad. A slow start put the Diamondbacks nine games under .500, and 13.5 games back in the division … by July. An exciting off-season was headlined by the signing of former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke away from their division rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers. General manager…

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