Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

The second half is underway and there are a handful of teams looking to get back to the post season, some waiting longer than others. The National League features a pair of teams who find themselves shockingly in first place. Meanwhile, the American League has an early three-team race for the Wild Card with one … Continue reading Five Teams to Watch In the Second Half

Season Preview: NL West

Expectations: San Francisco’s payroll may top $130 million in order to pay for Brian Wilson’s beard dye. Key Addition: OF Melky Cabrera (acquired from Kansas City) Key Loss: SP Jonathan Sanchez (traded to Kansas City) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Giants are looking to get back on top of the National League after a disappointing … Continue reading Season Preview: NL West

Season Preview: AL West

Expectations: The Rangers ditch all of their Braves’ World Series tapes that they’ve studied from the past two years. Key Addition: SP Yu Darvish (signed from Nippon of the Japanese League) Key Loss: SP C.J. Wilson (signed with LA Angels) Projected Record: 93-69 Summary: The Rangers, coming off of their second straight World Series appearance, … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West

Around the MLB 7/27/11

METS, GIANTS CLOSE ON BELTRAN –Well, I think it’s time to let go of the possibility of trading for Carlos Beltran. That’s not so much of a bad thing seeing as the Phils didn’t want to part with any good prospects for a 2 1/2 months rental player. The New York Mets and San Francisco … Continue reading Around the MLB 7/27/11

Five teams to watch in the 2nd half

With the second half of the 2011 season underway yesterday, division races, Wild Card races and the push for the best record in baseball begin to heat up. With just under 100 games out of the way, five teams jump out as the favorites to make the playoffs and do some serious damage in their … Continue reading Five teams to watch in the 2nd half

Season Preview: AL West

Well, where do I begin? The AL West is considered to be the weakest division in baseball among many baseball experts and fans alike. This division is the smallest in baseball, having only four teams (which is probably four to many), and only one team finished above .500 last year. However, that team was the … Continue reading Season Preview: AL West

5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Phillies Draft Two in Rule 5

The Phillies took two pitchers in the 2009 Rule 5 Draft today. They first selected right-hander Kenneth Herndon with the 17th pick. Herndon, 24, went 5-6 with a 3.03 ERA and 11 saves in 50 appearances last season with Double-A Arkansas, which is the Los Angeles Angels affiliate. He’s not a great pitcher and like Todd Zolecki … Continue reading Phillies Draft Two in Rule 5

Selig to Compress Playoffs

All I have to say is about damn time. Bud Selig stated that he plans to tighten the playoff schedule so that teams won’t be playing into November. It all stemmed from when Angels coach Mark Scioscia complained that both the Yankees and Angels played only eight games apiece in 20 days before game 6 of the … Continue reading Selig to Compress Playoffs

Phillies/Rockies Only Undecided Series

No magic. No dramatic come backs. Well for the Red Sox I mean. They were up 5-1 going into the 6th when the Angels were able to get a run there and then two in the 8th to make it a 5-4 game. Boston got Jonathan Papelbon some breathing room by tacking on a run … Continue reading Phillies/Rockies Only Undecided Series