2017 MLB Mock Draft 5-24-17


Welcome to 2017 MLB mock draft

The Sports Bank is the only independently owned, mom and pop shop on the internet with a mock draft for the top four American professional sports leagues. Be sure to check out our 2018 NFL mock draft, 2017 NBA mock draft, (NBA mock round two). and 2017 NHL mock draft (coming soon).

The Major League Baseball Draft is June 12th in Secaucus, New Jersey, live on MLB Network.

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Cubs Fan Dies From Fall at Wrigley Field; Autopsy Results Released


A fan at Wrigley Field for Tuesday night’s Chicago Cubs 9-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds fell over a ballpark railing; suffering a lethal blow. At 11 p.m. central Tuesday night, Richard E. Garrity, a 42-year-old Wheaton resident, fell over a protective railing as he was exiting the stadium and died the next day due to head trauma.

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Nastia Liukin, Nick Offerman Among Chicago Cubs Honored Guests this Home Stand

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Upcoming Rosemont Baseball Team Believes Minor League Market Is Not Saturated

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It’s imperative, when you’re a minor league baseball franchise, to get way outside the box with your promotions. With over 200 minor league baseball teams in the United States, you’ve got to make major waves by being original, in order to get noticed by the media and publicity industries.

“As long as it’s legal, and in good taste, we’re going to do it,” proclaimed Shawn Hunter, co-owner of the not yet named minor league Rosemont baseball team.

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Derek Jeter Night: Complete Transcription of His New Plaque

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Tonight is Derek Jeter Night at Yankee Stadium, and his man of the hour moments come in a Sunday Night Baseball contest on ESPN. Below you’ll find the entire inscription on Derek Jeter Plaque:

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Chicago Cubs World Series Win was the Last Great American Sports News Story


The party itself was a transcendent bacchanal, but now the hangover has set in. We had a transcendent euphoria of a time, but now the huge bill is due and the nausea and headaches are severe. It doesn’t mean we have any regrets at all about what we experienced, but it does make us wonder where we go from here.

The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years was the last Great American Sports News Story (Capitalization Intentional). Everything else that’s happened since seems inconsequential by comparison.

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Real Life Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies AAA Affiliate) Claim World’s Spiciest Burger

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“These are southwestern toppings!” Homer Simpson exclaimed as a ballpark hot dog gave him the epiphany that he was seeking. That eureka moment helped Homer realize the Albuquerque Isotopes were indeed in the works, with New Mexico’s largest city set to take away his hometown Springfield Isotopes.

During that specific episode of The Simpsons, Homer went on a hunger strike in hopes of exposing the plan, and it led to his getting chained to a pole in the minor league baseball stadium.

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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List


Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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Chicago Cubs World Series Themed Art Show Opens (PHOTOS)

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Art imitates a surreal, transcendent moment in the life of every Chicago Cubs fan with the work of Opie Otterstand, which will be exhibited in Water Tower Place beginning next week. Cubs pitcher John Lackey got his own personal preview back on February 24th with a showing of It Happened from Otterstad himself. The painting, which depicts the Cubs’ World Series triumph, was unveiled to Lackey, and everyone else during a fundraiser at Vandergrift High School in Leander, Texas.

The Chicago Cubs World Series celebration paintings will be on public display at Narrative Gallery inside Chicago’s Water Tower Place, featuring special in-gallery appearances by Mr. Otterstad on Saturday, April 8, from 6:00-9:00 pm CST and Sunday, April 9, between 1:00-4:00 pm. #CubsArtEvent

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Mila Kunis to Throw Out First Pitch Saturday when Cubs Host Pirates


Mila Kunis was named the “sexiest woman alive” in February of 2013 by Esquire magazine. Whether or not that’s “true,” or “accurate,” or whatever, I’ll let you debate that. Clickbait junk like that is not really the sort of thing we do here.

 What we actually do here is cover the Chicago Cubs and on Saturday, April 15, television and movie star Mila Kunis will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Yes, that’s right. The star who gained fame on the small screen for That 70s Show and the voice of Meg on Family Guy will be the Wrigley Field guest of honor next weekend. 

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2017 Movie Night Schedule at Wrigley Field Released

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Tonight brings Chicago Cubs Opening Day with a trip to St. Louis, and a nationally televised clash against the arch-rival Cardinals. A week from tomorrow brings the home opener at Wrigley Field. Yes, the 2016 World Series Champions Cubs, the last great American sports news story turns the page to the next chapter starting….now.

We shall see what the defending champions do for an encore, and what the new narrative will be at Wrigley Field.

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$3.4 Billion Man Clay Chapman: An Exclusive with the Windy City Thunderbolts Pitcher


A week ago, we first broke the news of the largest sports endorsement deal of all time (Yes, we are indeed playing fast and loose with the term “news” here). It’s a $3.4 billion (yes, billion with a “b”) endorsement deal between Windy City ThunderBolts pitcher Clay Chapman and Archer. The contract is set to run over a 10 million year period. Yes, you read that correctly, 10 million years.

The contract includes a clause enabling both parties the option to extend, once the deal has reached full term. In case you’re not interested in doing math right now, the arrangement equals $340 per year.

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