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Blake Snell, Jacob deGrom Win Cy Young Awards

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 21: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park on September 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Major League Baseball announced the winners for the Cy Young Award Wednesday night. During an hour-long special on MLB Network, Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays and Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets were named the recipients. #CyZilla. Your 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner: Blake Snell. pic.twitter.com/iNlApwxdKe — MLB (@MLB) November 14, 2018 Straight deGromination.@jdegrom19 is your 2018 NL...

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CC Sabathia Agrees to Deal with New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 09: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees in action against the Boston Red Sox in Game Four of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 9, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 4-3. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) CC Sabathia has agreed to return on a one-year contract that is reportedly worth $8 million with the New York Yankees. Sabathia, who first joined the organization prior to 2009, will play his 11th season in the Bronx...

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New York Mets 2018 Season Recap

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets salutes the fans after the 3-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on September 26,2018 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The 2018 season was set to either be a year of triumph or misery for the New York Mets. A plethora of injuries derailed the team in 2017, having come off of consecutive playoff appearances. Ultimately, management opted to run with virtually the same team they had been while supplementing with free-agent...

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Boston Red Sox Ride Clutch Hiting to World Series Game 1 Win

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 23: Rafael Devers #11 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates his fifth inning RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 2018 World Series at Fenway Park on October 23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) On paper, two of baseball’s best starters were set to square off in Game 1 of the World Series. That duel lasted about four innings. What ensued was a back-and-forth offensive battle before Eduardo Nunez blasted a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the seventh inning. Nunez launched the Alex Wood offering over...

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Craig Kimbrel will have Significant Impact on World Series

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 22: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox speaks with the media during media availability ahead of the 2018 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 22, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) On paper, the 2018 World Series proves to be quite the entertaining matchup. Two of the three highest payrolls are set to square off, but each team also boasts potent, home-grown cores. The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox are well-rounded and, in a sense, complete....

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New York Yankees have Many Options to Replace Didi Gregorius

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 08: Didi Gregorius #18 of the New York Yankees reacts against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning in Game Three of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 08, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The injury to Didi Gregorius has sunk in. The shortstop underwent successful Tommy John surgery, but will leave the New York Yankees without one of their few deadly left-handed bats. The operation, performed on Gregorius’s throwing arm, will realistically keep him sidelined until August. Now that...

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