Minnesota Twins: What Should the Twins do with Max Kepler?

Let me take you back to 2019; Max Kepler, newly into his 5-year, $35 million extension with the Minnesota Twins he signed that February, had the finest season of his young career, slashing .252/.336/.519 with 36 HRs. He wasn’t just great with the bat either, adding 6 DRS and 12.7 UZR, combining for a 4.5 fWAR in the field.
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MMO Free Agent Profile: Carlos Correa, SS

Traditional Stats: 148 games, .279/.366/.489, 34 2B, 26 HR, 92 RBI. Advanced Stats: 134 wRC+, 5.8 fWAR, 7.2 bWAR .364 wOBA. Carlos Correa is coming off his best season of six and change with the Houston Astros. He was nearly a 6 fWAR player (7.2 bWAR) in 148 games–the second most he’s played in his career. (Health has been Correa’s biggest enemy in his young career–this was just the third time in six-plus season he’s played in at least two-thirds of his team’s regular season games.)
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Detroit Tigers Free Agent Review: Outfielder Clint Frazier

The Detroit Tigers were tied to Clint Frazier back in 2017 and now that he has been released by the New York Yankees, is he a good reclamation project?. Back in 2017, one of our former contributors during the Michael Fulmer rumors to the New York Yankees suggested that the Detroit Tigers should not go after Clint Frazier. In hindsight based on the numbers he has put up, that is a fair statement based on him being drafted in the first round, fifth overall in 2013 out of Loganville High School in Georgia.
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Video: F1 drivers give their views on the new Jeddah street track

Formula 1 drivers have been giving their thoughts on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit ahead of the sport's first visit to Saudi Arabia. Situated on the coastline, the 6.174km, 27-turn track is set to deliver an average speed of more than 250km/h with spectacularly fast sweeps and multiple DRS zones. Fernando...

Verstappen takes jibe at Hamilton’s seatbelt fine

Max Verstappen has sarcastically said he will consider loosening his safety belts rather than touch a rival car in future as that is “cheaper”. While Verstappen and his title rival Lewis Hamilton have been busy on track, squabbling over the 2021 Drivers’ Championship, they have also been keeping the stewards busy.

Tilke: Jeddah will be really, really close between Lewis and Max

Formula 1’s doubleheader into the unknown continues next weekend at the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, if anyone has an inkling of what might happen is Jeddah Corniche Circuit architect Carsten Tilke. COVID-19 has played havoc with some F1 venues, big races falling off the calendar needing replacement. Last weekend...

Perth 50-50 to host Ashes Test: WA Cricket

Perth’s hopes of hosting the fifth Ashes Test is no longer a lock, with WA Cricket chief executive Christina Matthews now rating it as just a 50-50 chance. Matthews had been bullish up until recently about the prospect of the match being played at Optus Stadium, even going as far as saying Tasmania had wasted the ink in its printer in attempting to steal the Test.

Yankees must pursue Japanese free agent OF at rumored price

The New York Yankees seem confused about their outfield mix for 2022 at the moment. Aaron Judge and Joey Gallo are firmly entrenched in right and left, though when a need for a fill-in center fielder arises, it’s always Judge who shifts over, which still feels unnatural. Aaron Hicks is the team’s presumptive starting center fielder, though Brian Cashman has made it clear he’s open to upgrades — as he should be, considering Hicks is aging and almost never provides a full season of healthy competence.

Southee, openers bring NZ back in game as visitors reach 129 for no loss

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page Send by Email. Kanpur: Tim Southee bowled an incisive morning spell to take five wickets which was then brilliantly complemented by openers Will Young and Tom Latham as New Zealand dominated India to reach 129 for no loss on the second day of the opening Test here on Friday.

IND vs NZ, 2021, 1st Test: Aakash Chopra Lambasts Umpiring Standards On Day 2

Former India player Aakash Chopra once again commented on the “very ordinary standard” of umpiring in the first test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. Umpires Virender Sharma and Nitin Menon made a few wrong decisions so far as well. Notably, New Zealand opener Tom Latham turned to the...

One week separates us from the start of the stc Formula...

We are getting closer day after day to the start of the Formula 1 stc Saudi Grand Prix, the penultimate round of the 2021 season, which consists of 23 rounds, to be held in Jeddah from 3 to 5 December. Only 7 days separate us from the big event as...

Ferrari swerved a pointless Leclerc engine change in Qatar

Ferrari’s lack of engine degradation meant they did not consider a new one for Charles Leclerc despite his poor grid slot in Qatar. © PA Images Charles Leclerc with DRS open in Qatar. The Monegasque driver was unable to clear Q2 upon Formula 1’s first visit to the Losail International...

'Mercedes also boosts Bottas' engine to challenge Verstappen'

Mercedes has to defend a small lead in the constructors' championship and make up a small deficit to Max Verstappen in the drivers' championship. To make things as difficult as possible for Red Bull Racing and the Dutchman, Valtteri Bottas' W12 will be fitted with an improved engine. Mercedes in...

Watch: Substitute KS Bharat takes a big hold then convinces Rahane to go for DRS as India breaks opening stand | Cricket News

Substitute KS Bharat, who keeps the wickets in place of Wriddhiman Saha on day three of the India vs New Zealand first test at Kanpur Green Park, was instrumental in helping India achieve its first breakthrough in the first rounds. Bharat, first took a yank on Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling alley, then immediately motioned for substitute captain Ajinkya Rahane to review after the referee failed to give it. Reruns showed New Zealand first opener Will Young took the lead.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s cheeky retort to Nitin Menon caught on stump mic during 1st Test

Ravichandran Ashwin’s hilarious conversation with on-field umpire Nitin Menon during the first India-New Zealand Test has gone viral on social media. Nitin Menon, who has struggled to get lbw and caught-behind decisions right in Kanpur, was involved in an animated exchange with the spinner in the 73rd over. Ravichandran Ashwin opted to bowl with a diagonal run-up in the over, trotting in front of the umpire and then the non-striker while delivering the ball.

Watch: Ashwin kicks Turf in frustration as Latham survives after India fails to go to DRS, Gavaskar says “trick failed” | Cricket News

“India missed a round,” former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar said after Ajinkya Rahane’s men decided not to use DRS against Tom Latham in the morning session on Day 3 of India’s first test -New Zealand in Kanpur. Latham continued to have a cordial relationship with DRS in this test match. It was dealt three times – twice by Nitin Menon and once by Virender Sharma – by the referees on the pitch on Friday and on all three occasions Latham immediately went for the DRS and the decision had to be overturned. And on Saturday, when it was not given on the ground, India decided not to go for the DRS. Reruns showed he was reportedly absent.

NZ openers put India back-foot at day 2

Tom Latham and Will Young became the 7th NZ opening combination to register a century-stand in India. The last Kiwi opening pair to do so was also Latham along with Martin Guptill in 2016. The last visiting opening duo to score a hundred runs in IND was England’s Alastair Cook...