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AL East: What Every Team Needs to Accomplish this Offseason (2022 Free Agency)

The American League East was one of the most competitive divisions in the entire MLB last season, with three out of five teams making the playoffs. With the offseason in full-effect here is what each team needs to accomplish this offseason in the hopes of a great 2023 season: Baltimore Orioles - Improve Pitching Depth + Sign Veteran Infielders The Baltimore Orioles' past season can be described as a stepping stone within the organization. For the first time in countless years the Orioles' did not finish last in their division, they even made a brief push for a playoff spot. The young Orioles team surprised many as they finished with a 83-79 record, finishing just three games out of a wild card position. Like reinstated Baltimore has one of the best young cores in the entire MLB, with the likes of Gunnar Henderson, Adley Rutschman and Ryan Mountcastle.  In addition, the O's should look to improve their starting pitching depth if they were to take another step next season. Jo

AL East Notes: Bogaerts Batting Average, Yankees Win Crucial Series, Bichette POTW, Yu Chang to Boston

The MLB regular season is coming to a close, we can now diffreniciat the teams capable making the playoffs, and teams that will most definitely not make a run for a pennant. Here are some of the biggest rumors and news from the day: Bogaerts Leading for AL Silver Bat Award Xander Bogaerts is in the running for the Silver Bat Award, an award given to the player that has the highest batting average in each division. Bogaerts has had a tremendous contract season. He constantly puts the ball in play and often finds himself on base.   The Red Sox have been struggling lately, but Bogaerts has been putting together a great second-half of his season. Although the shortstop is failing to hit for power, his offensive totals are still all-star caliber numbers.   Bogaerts is currently hitting .319 with 13 home runs and 66 runs-batted-in. The 29-year-old is currently hitting .003 points higher than Twins' second-baseman Luis Arraez. As Bogaerts is set to become a free agent by the end of th

MLB Game Recap: Pirates at Rays (6/25/22)

 The Tampa Bay Rays narrowly edge the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5 today.  Batting : Vidal Brujan singled to centre field in the first inning, driving in two runs. Randy Arozarena and Taylor Wells. Tampa Bay took an early 2-0 lead. Pittsburgh's Diego Castillo cut the lead in half when he homered during the third inning. Castillo's seventh home run of the season was followed by Bryan Reynolds's RBI single. Michael Perez scored to tie the game. Randy Arozarena gave the Rays the lead again after he doubled to center, driving in Josh Lowe.  Rookie Jack Suwinski hit his 12th home run of the game. His three-run home run to left field drove in Bligh Madris and Daniel Vogelbach. Pittsburgh took a 6-3 lead going into the seventh. Isaac Parades hit his tenth home run for the Rays. His solo home run cut the deficit to two. In the ninth, Parades would walk Tampa off. His single to right field drove in Brujan and Choi, giving Tampa the lead and the win. Pitching : Veteran Corey Kluber go

MLB Game Recap: Rays at Twins (6/11/22)

The Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins have played game two of a three-game series earlier today. Last night the Twins defeated the Rays 9-4. Tampa sits in a wild-card spot, while Minnesota leads the central division.  (yesterday's game) Batting : Manuel Margot and Randy Arozarena started the first inning off by hitting singles. Both would later be driven in by Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz hits. Tampa Bay took an early 2-0 lead. Minnesota would respond during the third inning. Luis Arraez hit his third home run of the season, driving in Ryan Jeffers, Nick Gordan, and Gilberto Celestino. Later in the inning, Jose Miranda would drive in Jorge Polanco with a double. Minnesota took a 5-3 lead after three innings of play. Tampa Bay would narrow the lead during the top of the sixth inning. Harold Ramirez would single-driving in rookie Taylor Walls.  Jorge Polanco would restore Minnesota's two-run lead by driving in Ryan Jeffers during the bottom of the sixth inning. Minnesota led 6-4 g