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Reliving The 1994 MLB Strike 28 Years Later

With a high of 54 degrees on April 4, Jacobs Field officially unlocked its gates to the city of Cleveland for Opening Day in 1994. The inaugural season for the new ballpark meant a new start, and hope, for a team that hadn’t been north of .500 since 1986.
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Universal DH and Draft Lottery Mark A New Era In The MLB

Well, it's finally happening. A Universal DH is being implemented into Major League Baseball after years of demand from players and fans. The announcement comes after Rob Manfred provided an update on the state of the lockout that still has owners and players divided on a multitude of core economic talking points. This includes minimum salary bumps, service time manipulation, and player free agency.
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Shohei Ohtani Announced As MLB The Show 22 Cover Athlete

It is safe to say the Shohei Ohtani is officially the face of baseball worldwide. Earlier this week, Ohtani was announced as the cover athlete for MLB The Show 22 and there was really no debate on who else it was going to be. In the 2021 season, the two-way star hit 46 homeruns and posted a 3.18 ERA over 130.1 innings pitched in his first ever MVP season. This resulted in a WAR of 4.9 cementing himself as one of baseball’s best players and an international star.
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Guardians Announce Player Development Staff Assignments for 2022 Season

The Cleveland Guardians have announced player development assignments throughout the organization’s Minor League system on Thursday. All the managers at the upper levels of the Guardians minor league system will be returning for the 2022 season. Andy Tracy will be back to manage Triple-A Columbus. At Double-A Akron Rouglas Odor returns as manager coming off winning the Double-A Northeast title in 2021. And at High-A Lake County manager Greg DiCenzo returns after capturing the 2021 High-A Central Division title.
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Veteran manager Showalter hired to lead the Mets back to the playoffs

The expectations will be very high for Showalter with a talented roster and increased payroll after signing free agents Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Mark Canha, and Eduardo Escober this off-season. Those additions along with stars already in place in Jacob deGrom, Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor, and Pete Alonso give Showalter plenty of firepower to win division that has belonged to Atlanta the past four years.
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Guardians Catching Prospect Andres Melendez Passes Away

Cleveland Guardians 20-year-old catching prospect Andres Melendez passed away today in Miami, Florida. The cause of death has not yet been released. Melendez began his professional career signing with the Milwaukee Brewers as an International Free Agent on July 2, 2017, out of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He spent two seasons with the Milwaukee before being traded to Cleveland after the 2019 season for Mark Mathias.
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Guardians Add Two Arms in Minor League Rule 5 Draft

Yes, baseball transactions are still happening despite the currently MLB lockout. All Major League transactions are frozen until a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is in place. But minor league offseason protocols move on unaffected. This year only the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft took place while, the Major League phase may be rescheduled once a new CBA is in place.
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Cleveland’s Jack Graney Heading to Cooperstown

Graney played 14 years for Cleveland Naps between 1908-1922. He is considered to be the first player to move from the field to the broadcasting booth. Graney called Indians games for 22 years between 1932-1953. One of partners in the booth Jimmy Dudley, was a Frick award winner in 1997.
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MLB International Signing Day Not Be Affected by Lockout

When the MLB Lockout began this past Thursday, there was still a lot of confusion as to if the 2021-22 MLB International Signing Day would still take place or be delayed. Through multiple contacts that deal with international players, and Major League Baseball I've been able to ascertain that the January 15, 2022 signing day will still take place.
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Verlander to Houston not yet official

Verlander last pitched in 2019 with the Astros when he won the AL Cy Young Award. That year he struck out 300 batters 223 innings while sporting a 2.58 ERA. In 2020, he pitched just 6 innings before having to undergo season ending Tommy John surgery. The injury also caused him to miss the entire 2021 season.
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Guardians Players Most Affected by MLB Lockout

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