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Top 10 MLB catchers for 2017

An elite catcher is one of the greatest weapons a team can possess. He factors into every pitch throughout the game, while also controlling the run game, aligning the defense and communicating with the bench. It can be the difference between a good, great and championship level team. So no wonder there are seven World Series titles combined among the players that make the list below...
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What Can a Full Season of Lucroy Do for the Rangers?

The Angels, Mariners, and Rangers are all situated within a game of each other in FanGraphs’ projected standings. The Blue Jays, Orioles, Royals, Tigers, and Yankees are also all bunched together with the those AL West clubs, all situated within in just three games of each other, suggesting there could be a crowded and parity-laden AL Wild Card race. Any added value could be...
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Anthony Rizzo writes letter, donates $2,500 to family of boy battling cancer

As someone who beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 18, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has a unique perspective on the disease. As a result, Rizzo has tried to use his perspective to help those battling cancer. The latest instance came recently and involved a two-year old boy in Iowa who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this month. Rizzo heard about the family’s struggle...
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August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy found out about Rangers trade from Twitter

Jonathan Lucroy is just the latest player to find out about his trade through social media. Lucroy wrote about his trade deadline for ESPN, detailing his emotions, his reasons for rejecting a trade to Cleveland, and his reaction to being dealt to Texas. It turns out that Lucroy found out about his move to the Rangers from his agent, who found out about it from a Ken Rosenthal tweet...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers acquire Lucroy, Jeffress from Brewers

The Texas Rangers made one of the biggest splashes of deadline day, acquiring catcher Jonathan Lucroy and reliever Jeremy Jeffress from the Milwaukee Brewers for a package of prospects on Monday. The Rangers managed to do it without trading top prospect Joey Gallo as well. Rangers get Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress, according to source. — Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) August 1, 2016...
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August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Jonathan Lucroy Drawing Interest From Rangers On Deadline Day

Many eyes will be on Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy as the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver MLB trade deadline approaches. The veteran catcher is batting .299 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI, making him one of the best hitters available on the trade market. One team that reportedly has interest in Lucroy on deadline day is the Texas Rangers. The #Rangers keep plugging away on...
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August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Lucroy Takes Control of His Future

Saturday night, everybody thought Jonathan Lucroy was on his way to Cleveland, dealt in exchange for four exciting young prospects. But come Sunday morning, Lucroy had exercised the no-trade clause in his contract, putting an end to a move to the first place Cleveland squad despite his repeated desires to play for a championship contender. Reportedly, there were two main issues driving...
Via BP Milwaukee
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Indians get Andrew Miller, but lose out on Jonathan Lucroy

The Cleveland Indians got a very mixed bag of trade news on Sunday morning. Just hours after it was learned that they’d acquired Andrew Miller from the Yankees, it was revealed that catcher Jonathan Lucroy had vetoed a trade to Cleveland because they refused to give up his 2017 option. Sources: Jonathan Lucroy wanted Indians to rip up 2017 club option to get him to waive no-trade...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy Vetoes Trade to Cleveland

Around 11 p.m. EST last night, it looked like the Cleveland Indians had acquired catcher Jonathan Lucroy from the Milwaukee Brewers. Then, this morning, news broke that they’d gotten lefty reliever Andrew Miller from the New York Yankees, too. And then… they didn’t have Lucroy anymore. Isn’t trade deadline season fun? The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Tom Haudricourt had...
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July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jonathan Lucroy vetoes trade to Indians

All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy had a no-trade clause in his current contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. That clause consisted of eight teams, including the Cleveland Indians. After the Brewers and Indians came to an agreement that would have sent Lucroy to the American League, Lucroy himself vetoed the deal. Jonathan Lucroy has exercised his no-trade clause and vetoed trade...
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July 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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