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MLB All-Star Game 2017 how to watch, livestream, starters

MLB All-Star Game 2017 how to watch, livestream, starters

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will kick off Tuesday night at Marlins Park with Chris Sale squaring off against the Nationals' Max Scherzer as the starters on the mound.

This season, the exhibition game of America's pastime will be exactly as described: an exhibition with nothing on the line, not even homefield advantage for the World Series. 

Despite all of the long-ball hitters and top pitchers in the contest, it has never been a homer fest or a pitcher's dual. Expect more of the same with average scoring and whoever gets a three or more run lead, control the rest of the ball game. 

Will this be the year though the National League breaks through the American League dominance? The A.L. has won the past four All-Star Games and 11 of the past 14. There was a lone stretch where the N.L. won three years in a row from 2010-2012.

WHEN IS THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The 2017 MLB All-Star game will take place Tuesday, July 11 with first pitch scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET. Coverage of the game will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

HOW DO I WATCH THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The 2017 MLB All-Star game will be broadcasted nationally on FOX from Marlin's Park in Miami, Florida.

HOW TO WATCH THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME ONLINE?

The livestream of the 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be on FOX Sports Go

WHO IS STARTING THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME?

The starting pitchers are Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox) from the A.L. and Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals). Here are the remaining starting line-ups for the position players: 

American League:

1. Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros
2. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Cleveland Indians
3. Aaron Judge, LF, New York Yankees
4. George Springer, CF, Houston Astros
5. Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros
6. Justin Smoak, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays
7. Corey Dickerson, DH, Tampa Bay Rays
8. Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals
9. Mookie Betts, RF, Boston Red Sox (Replacing the injured Mike Trout)

National League

1. Charlie Blackmon, CF, Colorado Rockies
2. Giancarlo Stanton, DH, Miami Marlins
3. Bryce Harper, RF, Washington Nationals
4. Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants
5. Daniel Murphy, 2B, Washington Nationals
6. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies
7. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals
8. Marcell Ozuna, LF, Miami Marlins
9. Zack Cozart, SS, Cincinnati Reds

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Max Scherzer Giving Away Memorabilia For Good Cause

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Max Scherzer Giving Away Memorabilia For Good Cause

By Ryan Wormeli

Max Scherzer is the ace of the Nationals staff, a fan favorite, and the 2017 National League Cy Young award winner. He's also a soon-to-be father whose wife, Erica May-Scherzer, once accidentally threw out the jersey he wore when throwing his 2nd career no-hitter. This time around, I'm guessing they talked it over first before deciding to sell some of his memorabilia garage-style for a new fundraiser.

We don't have any more information about the fundraiser yet, but May-Scherzer posted some photos on Twitter this afternoon. 

And in case you're wondering, no, the Scherzer family cat featured in one of the pictures isn't for sale (we assume). Plus, even if they were willing to part with their cat, considering Scherzer is on a contract worth over $200 Million, their price would probably be pretty steep. How much would you pay to adopt the cat of a 3-time Cy Young winner?

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Why Bryce Harper would be a bargain at $500 million

Why Bryce Harper would be a bargain at $500 million

$500 million.

That number is so hard to wrap your brain around, but it's a number a lot of professional baseball players may soon start seeing on their contracts.

One player who could be the first to see that amount within the next year is Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper.

Harper will become a free agent in 2018 and people are already projecting his market value at close to $500 million, if not more.

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton signed a contract back in 2014 for 13 years, $325 million, holding the league record.

For Fancy Stats writer Neil Greenberg, $500 million is a bargain for someone of Harper's caliber.

"Harper is every bit as good [as Stanton] but he's also young," Greenberg told the Sports Junkies Friday.

"I mean, we don't see a player that's as good as Harper, that's as young a Harper, hit the market almost ever I want to say. You look at how many years of his prime he has left and then even if you start to give him just the typical aging curb off of that prime, he's probably worth close to 570 million dollars starting from 2019 and going forward ten years. And that includes also the price of free agency going up and other factors."

Harper, who is only 25 years-old, brings more to a team than just talent. He's one of the most recognizable figures in baseball, bringing tremendous marketing opportunities to an organization. Greenberg dove deeper into how that will increase his market value.

"And that's just for the on-the-field product. You talk about all the marketing that's done around Bryce Harper [and] what he does for the game. In my opinion, and based on the numbers that I saw, he's a bargain at $500 million."

Don't we all wish someone would say $500 million is a bargain for us?

After crunching the numbers, the biggest takeaway for Greenberg is the return on investment the Nationals have gotten out of Harper.

"Like if you look at his wins above replacement throughout his career, he's given you 200 million dollars in value for 21 million dollars in cash and he's due what another 26 or 27 million this year. I mean he's already given you an amazing return on investment."

"So, if you're the Nationals having - benefited from that - you know you have a little bit of, I guess, wiggle room in terms of maybe you're paying a little bit for past performance 'cause, you know, when a player is on arbitration in their early years they don't really get paid that much."

The Nationals still have Harper for one more season and many feel they need to make him an offer sooner than later. Whenever and whoever he gets an offer from, it's going to be a nice pay day for him.