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Just a 28 year old guy writing about sports. You can find me on Twitter @Theriot326

New York Mets Team Preview

Joey Ricotta | March 13th, 2019

The Mets are a very interesting team. They find themselves in a division that is shaping up to be a four-team, very competitive race. GM Brodie Van Wagenen has put together a roster that can compete, whether the rest of the baseball universe believes it or not. Van Wagenen is the former co-founder of Creative Artists Agency. He helped negotiate deals for Robinson Cano with the Mariners and Yoenis Cespedes with the Mets among others. Trying to get away from their conventional approach, Van Wagenen added some new pieces to improve the Mets chances in 2019.

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Kansas City Royals Team Preview

Joey Ricotta | March 3rd, 2019

In what looks to be a rebuild, although Royals GM Dayton Moore doesn’t want to call it a rebuild, the Royals have signed a bunch of guys to one-year deals. Is it in hopes of trading them in July or can the Royals compete this year? Let’s take a closer look at the 2019 Kansas City Royals.

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Texas Rangers Team Preview

Joey Ricotta | February 26th, 2019

Getting ready to unveil a new stadium with a retractable roof to open the 2020 season, the Rangers are hoping they can close the book on their current one in winning fashion. The Rangers have hired former Major League infielder, Chris Woodward to be the teams’ new manager. Let’s take a look at what to expect from Woodward’s 2019 Texas Rangers.

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Washington Nationals Top 5 Prospects

Joey Ricotta | February 14th, 2019

As of writing this, Bryce Harper has yet to make a decision or announce where he will be playing baseball this year. The latest news on the rumor mill has the Nationals out of contention for his services. If you personally know the writer of this article, then you know what kind of luck he has. It’s a pretty good bet that right after this releases Harper will announce his decision and any assumptions made or references to Harper will be null and void. Planning accordingly, there will be no other mentions of Harper beyond this point. Instead, we will only be looking at his potential future teammates, replacements, or counterparts.

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Kansas City Royals Top 5 Prospects

Joey Ricotta | February 3rd, 2019

After making it to the World Series in back to back years and winning the World Series in 2015, the Royals have found themselves needing to reboot. Being a smaller market team, it’s tough for them to pay boatloads of money in free agency. That makes it essential for them to take advantage of their player development system. If they can get some of the younger guys correct that won’t cost them as much money, they can be legitimate contenders again.

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Chicago Cubs Top 5 Prospects

Joey Ricotta | January 31st, 2019

Just a few years ago the Cubs farm system was stacked. Getting praise and recognition from nearly every analyst and scout. Fast forward a few years and most of those highly touted Cubs prospects have either graduated to the big leagues or have been traded for MLB ready players.

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HOF Case – Gary Sheffield

Joe Reeks | January 21, 2019

Gary Sheffield was a Right-handed power hitter that was known for having one of the quickest bats in the game. This marks his 5th year on the Hall of Fame ballot. Will he get enough love from the Baseball Writers Association of America to get inducted this year? Continue reading