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Author: Carson Babbini

Ron Gardenhire Named As Tigers Manager

The Detroit Tigers announced earlier today that Ron Gardenhire will be the next manager of the team. The deal is for three years. This move comes after the Tigers announced that former manager Brad Ausmus would not be extended for the 2017-18 season. Gardenhire comes to the Tigers after a stint as the bench coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Before the Diamondbacks, Gardenhire was the manager of the Minnesota Twins for 13 seasons, from January 4th, 2002 to his firing in 2014. Gardenhire, chosen to succeed long time successful manager Tom Kelly, was fired on September 29, 2014 after...

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How One Replay Changed the National League Division Series

In game five of the National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals, the action was fast and fierce. Both teams were struggling as far as pitching goes, but the bats were hot. Both teams were hitting the cover off the ball, and then with one replay, that all changed. Short and Sweet Series Recap Up to the point of the replay, this series had been back and forth all the way to that critical Game 5. Game 1 was a strong showing by the Cubs in a 3-0 win even after 10 strikeouts from...

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Paul Molitor Signs Three-Year Extension

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed their manager, Paul Molitor, to a three-year contract extension. In a move that was expected by many, the deal will keep Molitor on board until 2020. Molitor’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season. Molitor took the Twins back to the postseason for the first time in 7 years in a Wild Card game loss to the New York Yankees. The Twins, under Molitor, became the first team in MLB history to go from 100 plus losses to the postseason the following year. At a record...

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Glen Perkins: A Hometown Hero

Drafted 22nd overall in the 2004 MLB Draft, Glen Perkins immediately became a favorite in Twins Territory. Coming out of the University of Minnesota, Perkins was set to come in as the closer for the Twins. And he’s done that wonderfully. But now, with his future with the Twins, and his career, in question, he could be leaving behind a prosperous career. If this was his last game at Target Field, Perkins will leave behind a great legacy for the Minnesota Twins. Active in the Community One of the things that Perkins prides himself on is getting active in...

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Terry Collins to Retire as New York Mets Manager

In a move that was expected by many, Terry Collins has announced that he will step down as manager of the New York Mets, moving to a front office role after their season finale. Collins’s contract expires after the season, and it was made clear he would not return. His relationship with executives was reportedly on the rocks. The Mets finished this year with a 70-92 record, missing the Wild Card by 17 games. Early reports suggest that the search for a replacement is on hold as most of the early candidates are in the postseason. These candidates include...

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Jose Bautista and His Toronto Curtain Call

Jose Bautista, by many Toronto Blue Jays fans and some analysts alike, is considered one of the greatest Blue Jays of all time. He is easily one of the fans’ favorites. From his amazing power, to his outstanding fielding, and everything in between, he has done wonders for the Blue Jays. The fans gave him a standing ovation at their last home game on Sunday. But with his contract coming to an end soon, most analysts are predicting that he will decline his player option this offseason, meaning he most likely will not return to Toronto. This may have been...

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The Case for Trading Manny Machado

A report from Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports has said that the Baltimore Orioles will not be looking to trade their superstar third baseman Manny Machado during the 2017-2018 offseason. But at this point, his value is only going down, and the time to trade him is right now. Here’s why trading Manny Machado makes sense for Baltimore right now. The Case for Trading Manny Machado Prices Are at an All-Time High The trade market right now has role players going for a very high price. Multiple top level prospects can easily be acquired through a trade like never before....

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