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Adam Wells is one of B/R's Breaking News Team writers. He graduated from Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Media & Public Communication. After growing up as a baseball fan, he has spent the last two years studying prospects and evaluating talent throughout the minor leagues.

Despite living in the heart of Cubs and Cardinals country in Indiana, Adam is an Indians fan thanks to his time spent watching "Major League" as a child. You can follow Adam on Twitter @adamwells1985.

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  • Paul Cavote posted 365 days ago

    Paul Cavote

    MLB Expansion/Realignment
    PLAN B - 4 Large 8-Team Divisions - Intermix AL & NL Teams in Each Division
    Revise Ringolsby Plan in 4 ways:

    1) Disallow 2-team East markets in same division (Chi., N.Y., D.C.).
    2) Equally intermix 4 AL & 4 NL teams in each division (to balance DH rule).
    3) Move Minnesota to West Conf. & Chicago Sox to East Conf.
    4) AL teams keep DH, NL teams maintain no DH. Home field rules.

    AMERICAN LEAGUE: (15 unchanged teams & 1 expansion team)

    NATIONAL LEAGUE: (15 unchanged teams & 1 expansion team)

    EASTERN CONFERENCE:
    Atlantic Div: Bost, NYY, Balt, Pitt, Cinci, Atlan, TBR, Miami
    Northeast Div: ChiSox, Detroit, Cleve, Toront, Mont, NYM, Phil, Wash

    WESTERN CONFERENCE:
    Central Div: Colorad, Minn, Milw, ChiCubs, StLou, KCR, Texas, Hous
    Pacific Div: Seat, Port, Oakl, SFG, LAD, LAA, SDP, Ariz

  • Paul Cavote posted 365 days ago

    Paul Cavote

    MLB Expansion/Realignment
    PLAN A - 8 Small 4-Team Divisions - Separate AL/NL Leagues

    AMERICAN LEAGUE: (15 unchanged teams & 1 expansion team – YES designated hitter)

    Eastern Division:
    Toronto, Boston, N.Y. Yankees, Baltimore
    Comments: 4 of 5 rival teams grouped most closely together from previous East Division.

    Northern Division:
    Minnesota, Chicago Sox, Detroit, Cleveland
    Comments: 4 of 5 rival teams grouped most closely together from previous Central Division.

    Southern Division:
    Tampa Bay, Houston, Texas, Kansas City
    Comments: Houston/Texas rivalry maintained, while they escape the remote west coast teams from previous West Division. Kansas City good fit w/ Texas teams, Kansas City & Texas have a past history being division rivals together. Southeastern team Tampa Bay is a little closer to/less remote with Houston, Texas & Kansas City than it was in previous East Division w/ northeastern teams N.Y. Yankees, Toronto & Boston, respectively. Tampa Bay closer to Houston than it is to Baltimore.

    Western Division:
    Seattle, Portland, Oakland, L.A. Angels
    Comments: All 4 teams a natural fit together, including expansion Portland, which provides a strong natural rival w/ remote Seattle & fills a geographical void between Seattle & Oakland.

    NATIONAL LEAGUE: (15 unchanged teams & 1 expansion team – NO designated hitter)

    Northeast Division:
    Montreal, N.Y. Mets, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
    Comments: N.Y. Mets/Philadelphia rivalry maintained from previous East Division. Expansion Montreal a nice fit here. Pittsburgh a natural fit with cross-state rival Philadelphia.

    Southeast Division:
    Washington, Cincinnati, Atlanta, Miami
    Comments: Washington/Atlanta/Miami rivalries maintained from previous East Division. Cincinnati & Atlanta have a past history being division rivals together. Atlanta is closer to Cincinnati than it is to Washington. Washington a good team for
    Cincinnati to begin a division rivalry with. Remote Miami has the 3 closest League teams with it in division.

    Midwest Division:
    Colorado, St. Louis, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee
    Comments: 3 of 5 rival teams grouped most closely together from previous Central Division. Colorado an adequate fit here.

    Western Division:
    San Francisco, L.A. Dodgers, San Diego, Arizona
    Comments: 4 of 5 rival teams w/ best natural fit together from previous West Division.

  • christopher lai posted 457 days ago

    christopher lai

    Hello Adam Wells, I recently read your article "How NFL Teams, Players Observed National Anthem on Opening Sunday" posted on September 10th, 2017 and I couldn't help but see the division between NFL players and the Criminal Justice system. I really enjoyed how you showcased everyone on opening night, as there were a lot of mixed results. A lot of teams all stood for the National Anthem. In my opinion, I believe it is best to stand for something that represents America. Some individuals sat out or knelt during the anthem. To be honest, they have the freedom and speech to peacefully protest. But I'm not sure it is the best place to do this at, especially when there is a football game they have to play right after. The Cleveland Brown's message was definitely one that every team needs to adopt. Standing in unison with policemen, military, and first responders is a very powerful image. Sitting out of the National Anthem really discredits veterans who served America and people right now who are in the military. I think you should write about the impact Colin Kaepernick has caused in the NFL. It started in 2016, when he was the first one to sit out the National Anthem. He definitely caused a movement, but in return possibly lost his job because of it. I really think he should be back in the NFL, but teams don't want someone who can distract the team from football. An article that sums up the impact Colin Kaepernick had across the NFL would inform a lot of young adults like me about the controversial situation that has been relevant since last year.

  • fatihin nurul posted 460 days ago

    fatihin nurul
  • William Berry posted 474 days ago

    William Berry

    No Colin Kaepernik love?

  • Derek Rogers posted 496 days ago

    Derek Rogers

    Hello Adam,

    I read your article on Jim Plunkett... Great article!

    If you have a chance to speak with him again, tell him he should try using Tumeric...

    Its a supplement that helps deal with arthritis pain... I use it religiously (I played football & basketball for years!) and I don't feel any pain because of this!

    Let him know that brand he'll want to use is by Science Based Nutrition... Works like a charm! :o)

    Have a Great Weekend! :o)

    -Derek

  • Derek Rogers posted 496 days ago

    Derek Rogers

    Hello Adam,

    I read your article on Jim Plunkett... Great article!

    If you have a chance to speak with him again, tell him he should try using Tumeric...

    Its a supplement that helps deal with arthritis pain... I use it religiously (I play football & basketball for years!) and I don't feel any pain because of this...

    Let him know that brand he'll want to use is by Science Based Nutrition... Works like a charm! :o)

    Have a Great Weekend! :o)

    -Derek

  • Dan Hubbard posted 518 days ago

    Dan Hubbard

    Adam, your math doesn't work for the relocation fees. If the Rams & Chargers are paying 645M over 10 years (64.5M a year) and the Raiders are paying 378M over 10 years (37.8M a year), that means the post is 166.8M a year. Or 5.75M per the 29 teams annually.

    Am I missing something?

  • Kevin Williams posted 526 days ago

    Kevin Williams

    Hello, Adam. I just read your article about Gordon Heywood. Interesting that his agent says he hasn't made a final decision, when he, himself, said yesterday that he was going to Boston. https://www.theplayerstribune.com/gordon-hayward-decision-free-agency-nba/

  • Donivan Thomas posted 557 days ago

    Donivan Thomas

    Hello Adam. I just made this account and was wondering if you could tell me if there is a way to post articles and mock drafts or what steps I would have to take to do so.

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