2014 NL Preview
Feb28

2014 NL Preview

Last week I came out with my 2014 AL preview, and it seems like a good time to do my 2014 NL preview. NL East Atlanta Braves – The Braves won the NL East in 2013 and look to come back just as strong in 2014.  Atlanta caught a little bit of luck with the Nationals swoon, or else the division chase would have been a little tougher.  Atlanta has a strong rotation, a good bullpen, and a powerful lineup.  Other than re-signings, the...

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Angels, Trout agree to one-year deal
Feb26

Angels, Trout agree to one-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels have signed outfielder Mike Trout to a one-year, $1 million dollar deal. Yahoo! Sports reported that Trout and the Angels were closing in on a six-year, $150 million contract, but the deal isn’t set in stone. Trout, a 22 year-old from New Jersey, has already shown that he is one of the league’s best players. The young star finished second in MVP voting as a rookie, and would have won if Miguel...

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The Legacy of Michael Young

Two weeks ago, Michael Young announced his retirement from baseball.  It came as somewhat of a surprise to fans and executives around the league, as the 13-year-veteran was still performing at a high level. He made the decision so that he could spend time with his two sons, who are growing up quickly. Young says he wants to see his boys grow up and play high school baseball. When he decided to leave the game for good, not only did the...

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2014 AL Preview
Feb22

2014 AL Preview

Spring Training is upon us, and the beginning of my favorite season, baseball season.  The Diamondbacks and Dodgers have reported, because their season opens in mid-March over in Australia.  The rest of the teams will have reported by the end of this week or early next week.  Without further adieu, here’s my preview. AL East The East holds the defending champs, a massively improved Yankees roster, an always competitive Tampa...

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Miguel Cabrera even stronger after surgery
Feb14

Miguel Cabrera even stronger after surgery

Major League Baseball’s ‘Face of MLB’ voting has been going on lately, and how could Miguel Cabrera not win it? The most feared hitter in baseball is coming back from offseason surgery, and he says he feels even better than before. Look out American League Central. Miguel Cabrera added another MVP award to his trophy collection last year, hitting .348 with 44 home runs. The 2012 Triple Crown winner finished second in...

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Arroyo a Smart Sign for D-Backs
Feb11

Arroyo a Smart Sign for D-Backs

Bronson Arroyo was one of only a handful of pitchers left on the free agent market, and he had to be wondering if anyone was going to sign him.  Finally, the Diamondbacks swooped in and signed the 13-year veteran. While some of the other free agent options, including Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana, possess a more electric repertoire and can rack up strikeouts, none are more consistent than Arroyo.  His remarkable durability is what...

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