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Author: Lukas Weese

Brandin Cooks Signs Multi-Year Extension With Los Angeles Rams

One of the biggest stories of NFL free agency was when the Los Angeles Rams acquired wide receiver Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots. Today, the Rams inked the star wideout to a five-year extension, making him part of the team until 2023. Rams are giving WR Brandin Cooks a five-year extension worth $80 million, tying him to LA for six years at $88 million, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2018 Before today, Cooks was supposed to be in the last year of his rookie contract, meaning he was earning $8.459 million. Over the course...

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Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Bo Bichette Destined for Future Stardom

MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 26: Toronto Blue Jays infielder Bo Bichette (7) pitches the ball towards home base during the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Toronto Blue Jays spring training game on March 26, 2018, at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire) When the Toronto Blue Jays drafted shortstop Bo Bichette in the 2016 MLB Draft, it was met with a shroud of criticism. He was originally scouted as a second baseman, but the Jays wanted to shape him into a shortstop. “Maybe it’s because of how I grew up and because of my dad,...

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Jean Segura and James Paxton Will Prove Doubters Wrong 

TORONTO, ON – MAY 8: James Paxton #65 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates his no-hitter with Mike Zunino #3 as Jean Segura #2 runs to greet them during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on May 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** James Paxton;Mike Zunino;Jean Segura Jean Segura and James Paxton are having stellar seasons for the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners have not made the playoffs since 2001, making them the MLB franchise with the longest postseason drought. But this season, the west coast team is...

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J.D. Martinez Making MVP Case

against the at Nationals Park on July 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. All is well on Yawkey Way. The Boston Red Sox have 60 wins, making them and the Houston Astros the two best teams in Major League Baseball. What defines this Red Sox team is their dominant batting numbers. They lead the majors in runs (467), hits (829), RBI (444) and batting average (.267). They are second behind their divisional rival New York Yankees in home runs with 127. While the Yankees may have Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, the Sox have the MLB home run leader in...

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Adrian Beltre a Perfect Fit for Philadelphia Phillies Ahead of Trade Deadline

ARLINGTON, TX – JUNE 08: Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers hits in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 8, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Adrian Beltre The Philadelphia Phillies are finally a competitive team for the first time in a decade. Sitting a game and a half back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL East and in the second wildcard spot, the Philadelphia Phillies will be looking to make moves at the trade deadline to increase their chances of...

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Roberto Osuna’s Suspension Does Not Address MLB’s Domestic Violence Problem

This past week, Major League Baseball finally reached a verdict on the suspension for Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna. On May 8th, Osuna was arrested and charged for an alleged domestic assault on his girlfriend, which caused her to be hospitalized. After a lengthy discussion, MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred laid down a 75-game suspension without pay, which Osuna accepted. Although the MLB and its Players’ Association agreed upon a policy that allows the league to investigate allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault, Osuna’s suspension does nothing to deter this criminal action. It is merely a slap on...

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J.A. Happ and Josh Donaldson Top Targets at Trade Deadline

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 8: J.A. Happ #33 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on June 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** J.A. Happ In Wednesday’s afternoon contest against the Atlanta Braves, something happened for the first time this season. The Blue Jays sent a starting pitcher into the ninth inning, the only instance it has happened thus far. J.A. Happ, the Blue Jays’ best starting pitcher, went 8 1/3 innings for a 5-4...

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Marco Estrada on the Trading Block After Recent Success

TORONTO, ON – JUNE 16: Marco Estrada #25 of the Toronto Blue Jays is congratulated by J.A. Happ #33 and teammates on the top step of the dugout as he comes out of the game in the seventh inning during MLB game action against the Washington Nationals at Rogers Centre on June 16, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marco Estrada;J.A. Happ It has been a tale of two seasons thus far for Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada. With only one year remaining on his contract, all eyes were on...

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