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What you missed during the MLB offseason

What you missed during the MLB offseason

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor February 1, 2021
Major League Baseball’s offseason always throws sparks, but with contracts in limbo due to COVID-19, nothing was certain this past year. 
The most important players of the 2020 World Series

The most important players of the 2020 World Series

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor November 8, 2020
The 2020 World Series was an exciting one, featuring some excellent individual performances and some inspiring narratives. But if you’re a typical college student or anyone with work to do, chances are you couldn’t catch every iconic moment of the championship games. So without further ado, here are the two best player stories you need to know after the 2020 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.
MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor October 7, 2020
As the Major League Baseball playoffs approach quickly, more teams than ever are still in the mix for a postseason appearance. This has a lot to do with the new playoff bracket system being used by MLB this year due to the 60-game season. Here’s how the new playoffs for baseball will work and some of the pros and cons of the brand new look.
Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball

Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor September 12, 2020
Lewis, a former Mercer outfielder now playing for the MLB’s Seattle Mariners, is batting an incredible .347 over the first half of the season with an accompanying On Base Percentage of .437, both of which lead the American League according to Baseball Reference.
Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half

Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor September 11, 2020
As the Atlanta Braves progress past the halfway point of the current MLB season, the postseason playing field looks as interesting as ever. However, the Braves have some adjustments to make.
Archived graphic by Marianna Bacallao

Two huge new ways coronavirus has changed MLB’s season

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor August 25, 2020
As the renewed MLB season continues to progress, it is becoming clear that this season will be wildly different from any we’ve seen before.
Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer August 13, 2019
While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.
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