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NL East notes: Robles to Triple-A, Swanson looks to improve

Some items from around the NL East… The Nationals optioned outfielder Victor Robles to Triple-A today, a move that came as little surprise given that the club didn’t want to keep Robles on the big league bench rather than gaining valuable everyday experience in the minors.  Robles, a consensus top-six prospect in baseball, bypassed Triple-A entirely last season when he was called...
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Top storyline for each team heading into 2018 MLB season

By the time the 2018 MLB season is over, teams will have different ways of determining whether it was successful. In some cases, it’s essentially Word Series or bust. In others, it’s more about the progress of the team. But regardless of the goal, each team has one real focal point for the season.What is the main storyline for each team?In cases like the Washington Nationals and...
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Are the Phillies the front-runners to sign Bryce Harper?

Bryce Harper could very well be the most sought after free agent in Major League Baseball history when he becomes available after the 2018 season. While a bidding war of unprecedented proportions is expected, one MLB insider already believes one dark horse team could very well already be among the leaders to secure Harper’s services. ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney stated during a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting award winners for 2018 MLB season

Spring training action is well underway and the regular season less than a month away. It’s time to start thinking about what might happen in the 2018 MLB season and who might take home the hardware for the big awards.Most of the attention in the Windy City and Big Apple will go to the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees, respectively. But we expect the awards for baseball’s top managers...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 outfielders for 2018

While shortstop currently houses the most impressive collection of talent in Major League Baseball, the outfield position is powerfully impressive in its own right.From the precocious power of Aaron Judge to the MVP trio of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton, to the all-around brilliance of Charlie Blackmon, George Springer, Mookie Betts and many more, the outfield is...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

10 MLB players who will crush it in contract years

It took longer than expected, and a select few big names do remain unsigned, but the main free agents of the 2017-18 class are largely signed. What caused the slow signing class is a matter of some debate between MLB and the MLBPA (which you can read about here). But one potential cause of the slow activity was the loaded free agent class of 2018-19.It’s certainly possible that teams...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mattingly fires back at Harper over Marlins criticism

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly has taken issue with Bryce Harper’s criticism of his team’s offseason moves, telling the Washington Nationals superstar to “take care of your own dugout.”The Marlins, under the leadership of new co-owner and CEO Derek Jeter, essentially orchestrated a complete teardown of the organization, jettisoning star players like Giancarlo Stanton, Christian...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper informs media he will not discuss impending free agency

Bryce Harper made it abundantly clear with his opening remarks at spring training that reporters should not bother asking him about his impending free agency.Instead, the Washington Nationals superstar suggested the media should direct any such inquiries to his agent, Scott Boras. “Just want to let you guys know I will not be discussing anything relative to 2019, at all,” Harper...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper isn't talking about free agency

Don’t talk to Bryce Harper about 2019 free agency. In fact, don’t even think about it. But if you do, just know he’s not going to talk to you.“I will not be discussing anything relative to 2019 at all. I’m focused on this year. I’m focused on winning and playing hard like every single year. So if you guys have any questions after 2018, you can call Scott (Boras), and he can answer...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper won't answer questions about free agency

Bryce Harper is likely in line for the biggest contract in MLB history if and when he becomes a free agent next season, but he wants reporters to know they are going to be wasting their time if they ask him about it.Harper held his first media session of the year on Monday, and he said any questions about his contract status or impending free agency should be reserved for his agent...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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