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Come chat about the Home Run Derby

MLB: All Star Game-Home Run Derby Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Monday night is the Home Run Derby, which is an oddly controversial event on the baseball schedule. Whether or not it should happen isn’t really controversial, but there is disagreement on whether or not it is a fun event. I firmly believe this is one of the best nights of the year, and the new tournament-style format has made it that much better. Here is how the bracket looks for this year’s Derby.

Here’s how I have it playing out:

Round 1

Stanton over Sanchez

Sano over Moustakas

Judge over Bour

Bellinger over Blackmon

Round 2

Sano over Stanton

Bellinger over Judge

Round 3

Bellinger over Sano

Mainly, I’m excited for the possibility of a Judge vs. Bellinger semifinal matchup. And a Judge vs. Stanton final. And really anything involving Aaron Judge. He’s amazing.

How do you see this one playing out?