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Major League Baseball Week That Was (4/24/2013)

David Ortiz was beloved before, but his speech post-marathon attacks made it that much greater

David Ortiz was beloved before, but his speech post-marathon attacks made him that much greater

Another week, another set of fun things that went on in this wonderful game called baseball. Lets get on with it! (more…)

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Major League Baseball 2013: The Week That Was (4/17/2013)

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego PadresThis is a day late, but lots to get to from the week that was in major league baseball. Onward.

  • Zack Greinke to miss two months, Carlos Quentin needs a reality check: I’m not saying Carlos Quentin should be suspended two months (as suggested by an obviously upset Don Mattingly), but I will say (more…)

Major League Baseball 2013: Happenings From Opening Week In The Bigs

Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves

Justin Upton is batting .423, with six home runs and an OPS of 1.641 for the Braves

I know it has only been a week, but how exciting is it to have baseball back? So many things happened opening week it will be hard to put it in one list. Lets give it a try, eh? (the “eh” is for all my Blue Jay fans out there) (more…)

The Locker Major League Baseball Preview 2013: American League West

Mike Trout, spectacular in 2012, is looked to for an equally as good 2013 for the Angels

Mike Trout, spectacular in 2012, is looked to for an equally as good 2013 for the Angels

The American League West has a shot to have three teams within the division in the playoffs. How far any of them go is a matter of pitching and leadership. (more…)

MLB Postseason 2012: A Tale Of Two Predictions Showcases The Beauty Of Baseball

Can I get in on this, too? No love for me? Understandable…

I’m going to pat myself on the back and apologize profusely within the same article.  (more…)

My Quarter-Season Major League Baseball All-Star Team 2012

We’re just past 40 games in this 2012 season and we’re gonna take a look at my All-Stars to this point.

Disclaimer:You won’t find any Red Sox on this team (more…)

Cleveland Indians Benefiting From Underachieving American League Central, Good Baseball

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Cleveland, you’ve got yourself a division leader.

Like the Baltimore Orioles, an unexpected sight atop the Central division has the Cleveland Indians in first place by two games. It seems to be redemption week for the clubs I wasn’t too keen on. Here was my initial review back on April 2: (more…)

Major League Baseball Power Rankings Week 4 (4/30/2012)

Late edition of my weekly power rankings this weekend after a packed weekend. The Rangers, Nationals, Braves and Dodgers continue their recent stretches of great baseball, the Boston Red Sox have shown new life, and one team takes a nosedive. On to it!

  1. Texas Rangers (17-6)- Since his first start, Yu Darvish has given up three earned runs in 27.1 innings pitched; striking out 28 batters and lowering his season opening ERA from 7.94 to 2.18 to go along with a 4-0 start. (more…)

Major League Baseball Power Rankings Week 3 (4/23/2012)

Week three power rankings see the Rangers on top for the second consecutive week. Braves and Nationals are rising fast after solid weeks.

  1. Texas Rangers (13-3)- at 13-3 not much going wrong for this ball club. Adrian Beltre currently sitting out with a strained hamstring injury. Also would love to get Elvis Andrus going (.230 BA, 1 steal, 11 K’s) (more…)

MLB 2012 Predictions: American League Division Races Will Come Down To Pitching

In the American League, things aren’t always what they seem.

Last season, the Boston Red Sox spent over a quarter of a billion dollars reloading their lineup for what they thought was a World Series run. Many (this writer included) picked them to win their division, their league, and the World Series.

Like most who made this knee-jerk reaction, many still brought up the fact that their pitching wasn’t as dominant past Jon Lester as it could have been, and while no one could have predicted their epic meltdown, many saw their pitching as something to be concerned about and proved prophetic. (more…)