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Pete Alonso is Ready to Play

While many opt-out, former Gator and Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is here to play. Last week, MLB summer camp got underway. Alonso and the Mets prepare to compete in the National League East in 2020 and get back in the postseason. There are few players as excited to get …

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Former Gator Den Dekker hired at Charleston Southern

Former Gator and major leaguer Matt Den Dekker has taken a job on the Charleston Southern coaching staff for 2021. Den Dekker was an integral part of the Florida Gators from 2007-10, helping the program reach the College World Series in 2010. Playing Career Den Dekker came to UF and …

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MLB celebrates Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 1947. It’s one of the most important dates in the history of Major League Baseball. 73 years ago, Jackie Robinson made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In doing so, he became the first African-American ballplayer in the MLB. Each year on April 15, players celebrate Jackie Robinson Day …

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Pete Alonso Making the Most Out of Extra Time

With the offseason going into extra innings, former Gator and Mets’ first baseman Pete Alonso is making the most out of his added time. Opening Day was originally on Thursday.  However, the coronavirus outbreak has postponed the return of baseball.  Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred gave an update on …

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Noah Syndergaard undergoing notorious Tommy John surgery

New York Met’s right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday. One of the hardest-throwing starting pitchers in baseball history will sit on the sidelines until at least April 2021. What does this mean for the Mets? Syndergaard was expected to anchor the Met’s rotation alongside Jacob deGrom …

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Girardi, Phillies ready for 2020 season

In 2019, the Philadelphia Phillies finished fourth in the NL East and Gabe Kapler was fired before the NLCS. Now, Joe Girardi has his Phillies ready for the 2020 season. Offseason in review On October 24th, the Phillies announced the hiring of Girardi and he was later introduced. In addition, …

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Mets look to improve for upcoming 2020 season during Spring Training

With the MLB season starting back-up soon, the New York Mets are in good spirits and hoping for a successful upcoming 2020 season. Spring Training is just the beginning. Improvement at all costs The Mets have made adjustments to their roster by parting ways with their longest-tenured player, Juan Lagares. …

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Beltran Out as Mets Manager Amidst Scandal

Carlos Beltran stepped down from his position as Mets manager Thursday afternoon. His departure is the latest domino to fall as a result of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal. As a fan favorite as a player, Beltran accepted the position on November 1st and is out before managing a game. As …

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Alex Cora out from Boston: what does this mean for the Mets?

In wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, the baseball world was shocked once again on Tuesday when Red Sox Manager Alex Cora and executives decided to part ways. With news on Cora, many are awaiting a decision from the Mets regarding manager Carlos Beltran. Beltran’s role with the Astros Carlos …

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Verlander and deGrom Win Cy Young Awards

The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the winners of the Cy Young Award on Wednesday. Jacob deGrom swept the National League polls, earning 29 of 30 first-place votes, just like he did in 2018. He is only the seventh pitcher in the National League to win the award at …

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