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Get to know Travis Bazzana, Guardians' No. 1 overall pick

@MandyBell02
21 minutes ago

This story was excerpted from Mandy Bell’s Guardians Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. Travis Bazzana seemed like he was just one of the guys on Saturday, as he yelled and joked with some of the big leaguers

Injuries & Moves: Strzelecki rejoins bullpen

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Guards' shopping list clear after they get one hit

@MandyBell02
July 20, 2024

CLEVELAND -- It’s important to remember that one game is rarely representative of the bigger picture, whether it be for good reasons or bad. However, Saturday night might have brought one of those exceptions. The Guardians’ 7-0, one-hit loss to the Padres at Progressive Field is not an accurate depiction

Each team's prospect to watch in second half of season

July 20, 2024

With the 2024 MLB Draft in the rear-view mirror, it’s a convenient time to look at the scope of prospects across MLB’s organizations. Who should we be looking out for in the months to come? Here’s a look at one prospect to watch for each club during the rest of

Top Draft pick Bazzana signs: 'I wanted to be a Guardian'

@MandyBell02
July 19, 2024

CLEVELAND -- Get ready, Guardians fans. The No. 1 overall pick is set to begin his professional career as early as next week. Travis Bazzana and his family came to Progressive Field on Friday afternoon as he signed his contract with the Guardians. Sources told MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis that

Bibee a key ingredient in Guards' winning recipe

@MandyBell02
July 19, 2024

CLEVELAND -- If the Guardians are going to continue to dominate in the second half of the season like they did in the first, Friday night brought a textbook display of what they’re going to need from their pitching staff. Tanner Bibee looked like an ace, navigating around three walks

Which teams will be buyers and sellers at the Trade Deadline?

July 20, 2024

The difference between a team buying or selling at the Trade Deadline can be a matter of just a few games in the standings. A winning streak or a losing streak in the week before the Deadline can be all it takes to push a team in one direction or

One second-half goal for every club

July 18, 2024

With the All-Star break over and the second half of the 2024 season beginning Friday, overlying goals have come into focus for all 30 MLB teams. Some clubs will make major moves at the July 30 Trade Deadline, going all in and dreaming of a World Series title. Others are

These are the top pitches of the first half of the season

@bmags94
July 18, 2024

Every pitch matters. That might be a simplistic analysis but it's the basic premise of Statcast's Run Value system, which helped determine some of the top pitches of the first half of the 2024 season. Run values look at the run impact of an event based on the runners on

Guardians scored the top haul of the Draft

July 18, 2024

When the Guardians won the 2024 Draft Lottery, they not only secured the No. 1 overall selection but also more spending power than any team has ever enjoyed before. Cleveland had just the ninth-best lottery odds of grabbing the top choice and the record $10,570,600 assigned pick value that came

Guardians look to sustain AL lead in second half

@MandyBell02
July 17, 2024

This story was excerpted from Mandy Bell’s Guardians Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. Close your eyes and pretend it’s seven months ago at the Winter Meetings in mid-December. Remember what you were feeling when the Guardians signed

MVP poll shows two clear frontrunners after All-Star break

@bmags94
July 17, 2024

For the second straight MVP poll, our results showed clear frontrunners in each league. Whereas Juan Soto and Mookie Betts led the first two polls, it's now a different Yankee and Dodger who have become overwhelming favorites for MVP. Still, there's enough of a race in each league -- especially

Here are our favorite '24 Draft picks -- one for each team

@SamDykstraMiLB
July 17, 2024

The 2024 MLB Draft wrapped up on Tuesday with 615 players selected over this year’s 20-round process. Now that we know where players are going (see you next time, mock drafts!), we can dive into which clubs might have gotten steals, which added potential superstars and which took some fun

These players will be key for their teams in the second half

July 17, 2024

The 2024 All-Star Game is behind us and the second half of the season looms. While much of the attention in the coming weeks will be about players on the move at the Trade Deadline, there are plenty of key players who will stay put and will have an outsized

Guardians pick up a pair of the biggest Draft steals

July 17, 2024

The 2024 MLB Draft is officially over, and the discourse has shifted from prediction to analysis. The days following the event, which spanned 20 rounds (plus compensatory rounds) and 615 picks, serve as prime real estate to break down your favorite team’s picks and identify some of the best values

Kwan, Fry, Naylor contribute in ASG debuts

July 17, 2024

The 94th MLB All-Star Game featured triple-digit heat from various pitchers, some dazzling defensive plays across the diamond and plenty of big-time power. The Midsummer Classic, held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, ended in a 5-3 final score as the American League avenged its 2023 loss and won

Soto, Fry spark AL's ASG comeback with clutch 3rd-inning rally

July 17, 2024

ARLINGTON -- You just had to be there. After Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani gave the National League an early lead by launching a memorable three-run homer in the top of the third inning during Tuesday night's 2024 MLB All-Star Game, many thought he had quickly become the favorite to be

Clutch Clase earns 2nd All-Star Game save

@dohyoungpark
July 17, 2024

ARLINGTON -- The night started out with the titanic Paul Skenes vs. Aaron Judge matchup of which the baseball world had dreamed, dazzled with a Shohei Ohtani homer under the game’s brightest lights, and heated up with Mason Miller throwing the hardest-tracked pitch in a Midsummer Classic. But in a

Clase joins parade of relievers in silencing NL's bats

A's fireballer makes history as he and stable of AL relievers hold NL bats at bay
@kennlandry
July 17, 2024

ARLINGTON -- A's rookie closer Mason Miller lived up to the hype, as he produced the hardest thrown pitch in All-Star Game history (since pitch-tracking began in 2008) while earning the victory in his Midsummer Classic debut on Tuesday night at Globe Life Field as the AL beat the NL,

AL tops NL as MLB's best put on a show during 94th All-Star Game

July 17, 2024

ARLINGTON -- The blend was beautiful. Power pitching that overwhelmed the opposition, and power hitting that answered back. Established superstars shining on summer’s biggest stage, and emerging superstars making their presence known in front of an ample audience.

Recapping the Guardians' historic 2024 Draft

@MandyBell02
July 16, 2024

There was more excitement for the Guardians for this year’s Draft given the team had the first overall pick for the first time in franchise history. But with that excitement also comes great responsibility.