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On June 22nd, The New York Mets signed Austin Jackson to a Major League deal. The move itself was a minor one, and it was a smart move to add a player of Jackson’s experience and defensive skills to the team. And Jackson, to his credit, has been on fire since coming to the Mets — batting a red hot .361/.404/.530 which is good for a blistering 160 OPS+ in 23 games. …


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If you are a Laker fan, like I am, your mind probably ran the full gamut of emotions like mine did when, two days before the 2017 draft, this Woj bomb hit your Twitter feed:

After only two years since he was drafted, the Lakers decided it was time to part ways with D’Angelo Russell, leveraging him to unload Mozgov’s contract in exchange for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick in this year’s draft. The move has immediately been billed as a way for the Lakers to not just set their sights on acquiring Paul George (either this summer…


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You’ve heard the buzz all season. Whether triple-double by Westbrook, or another 40 and 10 performance by James Harden, the league has been enraptured by gaudy stats this season. But in a season where we are talking about players like Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant, LeBron James and even Giannis Antetokounmpo — all with very good reason no less — there is one name who has fallen into a bit of obscurity this season: Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis is having a career season down in New Orleans, easily his best yet, but it is receiving very little fan fare…


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It seems like an eternity ago when Wilmer Flores first hit the scene as a prospect in the Mets’ farm system. At the tender age of 17 he was already in full season ball down in Savannah and making the top 100 list of Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. That was all the way back in 2009. Fast forward to 2016, and Flores is still trying to carve out a role for the major league side, but the potential for greatness still remains.

There’s been many reasons for why Flores’ star has had trouble shining over the last 7 years…


Will Bruce reward the Mets’ trust in him this season?

It’s July 2016. The New York Mets — a team who made it all the way to the 2015 World Series before losing 4–1 to the Kansas City Royals — were on the outside looking in at the National League Wild Card race. Yoenis Cespedes was injured, and the offense was sputtering to put it lightly. Sandy Alderson and his team felt they needed to make a move to bolster the roster. And after weeks of wondering what that move would be, the team finally go their man — Jay Bruce. At the time, Bruce was having one of his…


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News broke last weekend that the Denver Nuggets had reached a deal with the Portland Trailblazers to send Jusuf Nurkic and a 1st round pick to the Blazers in exchange for Mason Plumlee and a second round pick. On the surface, seems like an okay trade. The Nuggets are aiming to lock down the eighth and final playoff spot, and the Blazers are looking to finally have a legit big man who can occupy the paint. But an even bigger underlying story to this move is what it means for Denver — they are committing to Nikola Jokic as their…

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