Major League Baseball All-Star Game 2013: 15 (Plus One) Budding Stars That Should Make All-Star Rosters, But Might Not

Spectacular defensively and producing offensively, the Orioles have a superstar in Manny Machado
Spectacular defensively and producing offensively, the Orioles have a superstar in Manny Machado

Remember way back in April when Will Middlebrooks of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs in a game? Everyone was ready to proclaim him the next big superstar in the American League East at third base. Even going so far as to try to convince themselves that another young star at the same position was “overrated” and “inferior” to Middlebrooks. Continue reading “Major League Baseball All-Star Game 2013: 15 (Plus One) Budding Stars That Should Make All-Star Rosters, But Might Not”

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! Continue reading “Major League Baseball Week That Was (4/24/2013)”

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.

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) Continue reading “Major League Baseball 2013: Happenings From Opening Week In The Bigs”

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. Continue reading “The Locker Major League Baseball Preview 2013: American League West”

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.  Continue reading “MLB Postseason 2012: A Tale Of Two Predictions Showcases The Beauty Of Baseball”

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 Continue reading “My Quarter-Season Major League Baseball All-Star Team 2012”

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: Continue reading “Cleveland Indians Benefiting From Underachieving American League Central, Good Baseball”

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. Continue reading “Major League Baseball Power Rankings Week 4 (4/30/2012)”

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) Continue reading “Major League Baseball Power Rankings Week 3 (4/23/2012)”