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10 best young players in baseball

The 2017 MLB regular season is nearly two months old and perhaps more than anything else, it's clear the new crop of talent is among the best we've seen in years, if not decades. Young stars line rosters, rookies are the center of attention, and that has created a universal excitement around the league.Major League Baseball was in need of an influx of new talent for the future, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Adam Jones gets standing ovation from Red Sox fans

One night after he was taunted with racial slurs and dealt with what he described as the worst fan abuse of his career, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones received a standing ovation from the fans at Fenway Park.In his first at-bat of the game Tuesday night, Jones received a prolonged round of applause from Boston Red Sox fans after pitcher Chris Sale stepped off the mound to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts encourages Boston fans to stand for Adam Jones

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones says he dealt with some of the worst fan abuse he has ever experienced at Fenway Park on Monday night, and one of Boston’s biggest stars is encouraging fans to make up for it during Tuesday’s game.Mookie Betts, a 2016 MVP candidate who is also African-American, sent a tweet encouraging the Red Sox faithful to stand up for Jones. Jones told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts and Byron Buxton Are on Opposite Ends of the Strikeout Spectrum

Since the 2017 MLB regular season is only a couple weeks old, we still can’t draw concrete conclusions based on player performance just yet. There are definitely certain trends we should be taking note of, though. After all, don’t tell anyone associated with the Toronto Blue Jays that the first couple weeks can just be shrugged off as no big deal. Two player trends that have...
Via The Sports Daily
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Joins Red Sox In Detroit, Could Come Off Bench Saturday

The Boston Red Sox got one of their flu victims back. Mookie Betts rejoined the team Saturday ahead of their game against the Detroit Tigers, but he was out of the lineup for the third straight game after missing Wednesday’s and Friday’s contests with the flu. The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham told NESN’s Tom Caron and Steve Lyons before the game Saturday that manager John...
April 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Should the Red Sox be worried about not reaching new deal with Mookie Betts?

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts seems poised for an MVP-type season in 2017, so now appeared to be the perfect time to try and get a deal done. That didn’t happen, though, as the two sides failed to reach an agreement. So instead, the team renewed his contract for $950,000, which obviously was a steal. Betts is now set to enter arbitration next season, which will make things...
Via The Sports Daily
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

As the corner turns to March, the spring picks up pace and the sounds of the national pastime begin ringing out again. The waning days of February also bring to a close yet another Black History Month and the reminders and reminiscing the month brings of the works of many great African-Americans throughout the nation’s history. It is at the intersection of these two institutions...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts does 'Salt Bae' after first spring training hit

Mookie Betts takes his job very seriously, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have fun doing it.The Boston Red Sox right fielder turned in an incredible 2016 campaign, batting .318 with 42 doubles, 31 home runs and 113 RBIs while also coming in second place in American League MVP voting, playing in his first All-Star Game and winning a Gold Glove. And he’s already showing off...
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter's favorite current player is on the Red Sox

Derek Jeter knows talent when he sees it, no matter the uniform.The former New York Yankees shortstop finished up his annual Captain’s Camp on Tuesday with the franchise’s minor leaguers, ending it with dinner at a Tampa, Fla., restaurant. Jeter held a little Q&A for the young guys, too, and that’s when left-handed pitching prospect Justus Sheffield asked No. 2 who his...
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts breaks out ‘Jump On It’ dance

Another day, another victory dance. The Boston Red Sox’s outfield has given fans something to look forward to after every win thanks to their creative celebratory dances. And just one night after Mookie Betts debuted “The Carlton,” the right fielder moved on to the “Jump On It” dance after Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jump on it! Jump on it! #WINDANCEREPEAT...
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

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