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Christopher Carelli
Husband, Father and Baseball Ethusiast
Husband, Father and Baseball Ethusiast


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Sporting News: Players whose contracts will likely burden their new teams
MLB free-agent contracts tend to reflect past performance rather than future expectations. Teams must battle the alluring shine created by a player’s production history as they set their sights to improve their clubs via the high-priced, long-term free agen...

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SNY: November 2017 features
Below are links to my features for SNY from November 2017. Cashman steers authority of Yankees rebuild Yankees managerial candidate: Josh Paul Yankees prospect thriving in Arizona Fall League Yankees managerial candidate: Jay Bell Yankees starter pursuit sh...

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SNY: October 2017 features
Below are links to my features for SNY from October 2017. In one-game playoff, how do Yankees stack up against Twins? How will Yankees ALDS roster shake out? Yankees forced to rely on shaky Dellin Betances ALDS preview: Yankees will be underdogs against Ind...

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Yankees set to lean on CC Sabathia in ALDS Game 2
Photo credit: Keith Allison The Yankees are building a youthful core, but if they’re going to stick with the Indians in the American League Division Series, they will need a sterling Game 2 performance from the roster’s elder statesman, CC Sabathia. The Yan...

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Sporting News: Playoff-bound Twins leaned on team-first approach after disappointing trade deadline
The Minnesota Twins, yes the same team that lost 103 games in 2016, have secured a spot in the 2017 postseason. The Twins are in this position despite a divergence of thought between the front office and the clubhouse at the trade deadline. The organization...

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Sporting News: Carlos Correa's meteoric rise is hardly a surprise
At just 22 years old, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is at the top of his game and has quickly become one of baseball’s brightest stars. Before Correa went down with a torn ligament in his left thumb on July 17, he was cruising toward the finest statistical...

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Sporting News: Opt-out clauses in baseball are no longer reserved for game's elite
It once took plenty of hubris to request an opt-out clause in an MLB contract. In 2001, Alex Rodriguez, then one of the best hitters in the game, began a 10-year, $252 million contract with the Rangers which stipulated he could walk away from the deal 70 pe...

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SNY: September 2017 Features
Below are links to my features for SNY from September 2017. Yankees farmhands await September cup of coffee Ellsbury acclimating to new role among Yankees outfielders Starlin Castro's bat should keep him around despite youngsters on the rise Yankees Minor L...

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Sporting News: MLB leadoff hitters have evolved into reliable power source
Leadoff hitters have been the spark plugs for baseball teams since the game began, but these days there isn’t a solitary mold for hitters who sit atop the batting order. Some of today’s table-setters ignite their club’s offense in a different way, hitting f...

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Sporting News: Five ways the All-Star Game can inspire more fun in baseball
Bryce Harper once uttered a simple phrase: "Make baseball fun again." That simple phrase — uttered by one of the game’s most popular and polarizing players — was on full display in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. We witnessed wonderfully amusing impulse moments li...
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