Kiley McDaniel breaks down his latest MLB mock draft projections for this year's top three selections.
And the same selling points Hoyer may make to other teams in July are the ones Bryant's agent will undoubedly be making this coming winter. The versatilty is a new wrinkle for the pending free agent as teams won't ever have to worry he's blocking a young prospect. They can just move Byrant to another position.
That got a bit overshadowed by Juan Soto’s Barry Bonds impersonation and the Nationals’ bummer of a season, and it also wasn’t clear if it had any lasting meaning. Turner had a similarly stellar partial rookie season in 2016 before settling in as a league-average hitter — very useful for a shortstop with speed, but not changing the world.
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Kyle Funkhouser and Joe Jimenez each allowed one run in the sixth and seventh innings, giving the Royals a 7-3 advantage. Jimenez, who has struggled since the 2020 season, needed 23 pitches for the seventh frame. He walked one, struck out two batters and fired 13 strikes. Tyler Alexander pitched a scoreless eighth.
But Sabathia wasn’t done with his tirade just yet. The biggest problem in his opinion, was the fact that La Russa didn’t admonish the Twins for throwing behind Mercedes the day after his controversial blast.
Starting pitchers are creatures of habit and have their routine every fifth day. Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will get anxious and eat a turkey sandwich. Sometimes the starters will get to choose the music in the clubhouse that day, but almost all of them don’t like to be bothered in the middle of their outing.
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Corey Kluber strikes out nine, walks just one, as he completes his first career no-hitter in a 2-0 Yankees win.