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Today in Baseball History: 5/22/17

Today in Baseball History: 5/22/17   May 22, 1998: A 29 year-old catcher by the name of Mike Piazza is traded to the New York Mets in exchange for three minor league players. Included in this deal are Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz, and Ed Yarnall, with Wilson and Goetz being the 70th

What if: R.A. Dickey was never traded to the Toronto Blue Jays

First, what was the trade? The Blue Jays acquired R.A. Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and Minor League catcher Mike Nickeas. In return, the Mets acquired top prospects Travis d'Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard, along with veteran catcher John Buck and Minor Leaguer Wuilmer Becerra. Many thought the trade from the start was

T.J. Rivera, The Bronx Kid

T.J. Rivera was born and raised in the Bronx NY, where he attended Herbert H. Lehman High School. Upon graduation, he didn’t receive any Division I baseball scholarship offers. He ended up attending college for three years at both Troy University and Wallace Community College, before declaring for the draft. Rivera