Pride for our medalists in the Panam de Cali
The Dominican Judo team obtained a total of eight medals in their participation in the First Junior Pan American Games that were held in the city of Cali – Valle 2021, Colombia.
The male representative of the triathlon was in position 18 of the 33 competitors, while the female representatives were disqualified from the competition for poor execution in the water.
The badminton team finished in 7th. place in the day of their sport in the female branch. While Baseball beat Colombia and advanced to the semifinal in Panam Junior. In this way, the Dominican Republic, by remaining as the leader of group A, is now waiting to know what its next rival will be, which must be the team that occupies the second place in group B.
This season we have a high-caliber winter baseball league, a lot of quality and this is shown by the position table where nobody is sure and with only 14 games left to finish the regular series. The Stars have consolidated in the first position, followed by the Giants of the Cibao that occupy the second position of the standing, in third place are the Eagles, we have a tie in fourth place between Lions and Tigers, and the Bulls occupy the last position .
The action resumes today, where the Gigantes del Cibao host the Eagles at home.
Wander Franco signs deal with Tampa Bay
Wander Franco signed a new contract with the 11-year, $ 182 million Tampa Bay Rays that includes an option for the team in the 2033 season.
The agreement with the Dominican, which could be worth up to 223 million if the club exercises its option and reaches the incentives, was announced last Saturday, November 27.
Starling Marte agrees with the Mets
The New York Mets have been left with the best center fielder in free agency by signing the Dominican to a 4-year, $ 70 million deal, according to ESPN sources.
Marte, finished the year with an average of .310 / .383 / .458 with an OPS of .841, playing an excellent defense in center field and being one of the best in stealing bases last season, and according to the sources the agreement only hopes that Mars passes the physical examination to be official.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr are elected to the All-MLB Team.
Dominicans Juan Soto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Fernando Tatis Jr. were selected on the All MLB Team.
Soto, right fielder for the Washington Nationals, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. first baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays and Fernando Tatis Jr. shortstop for the San Diego Padres, were selected by MLB Network, a sign of the great performance in the past season and how well positioned our Dominicans are in the Big Top.
El Big Papi and A-Rod enter the Hall of Fame ballots
For this date it is the subject of analysis when the ballot of nominees to the Hall of Fame is released. For Class 2022, two Latino icons and Dominican figures like David Ortiz and Álex Rodríguez are debuting in search of their immortality.
The main debate is if A-Rod could enter due to certain situations around his career, and if it is too soon for Big Papi, the truth is that we wanted to bring a small summary of why they both deserve to enter immortality.
Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) was one of the top-rated prospects in Major League Baseball in the early 1990s and he surpassed all expectations about him. In 1996, his first full season with the Seattle Mariners, Rodriguez finished second in the voting for AL MVP after finishing the season with a .358 batting average with 36 home runs and a leading double with 56.
Achievements of A-Rod
14-time All-Star (1996-98, 2000-08, 2010-11) • World Series Champion (2009) • 3-time AL MVP • 2-time Golden Glove Award winner (2002, 2003 ) • 10-time Silver Slugger Award (1996, 1998-2003, 2005, 2007, 2008) • 4-time Hank Aaron Award in the American League (2001-03, 2007) MLB Batting Champion (1996) • 5-time leader AL home runs (2001-03, 2005, 2007) • 2-time MLB RBI leader (2002, 2007).
David Ortiz began his career with the Minnesota Twins in 1997 for the 2003 season the Boston Red Sox signed the Dominican.
Big Papi became one of the most feared players in the game and an impressive career with this team that has shown their admiration and affection for Ortiz.
Big Papi achievements
• 10-time All-Star (2004-08, 2010-13, 2016) • 3-time World Series Champion (2004, 2007, 2013) • World Series MVP (2013) • ALCS MVP (2004)
7 Silver Slugger Awards (2004-07, 2011, 2013, 2016) • 2 times AL Hank Aaron Award (2005, 2016) • Roberto Clemente Award (2011) • AL home run leader (2006) • 3 times leading producer American League (2005, 2006, 2016) • Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame