American League Awards Check-In

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With nearly a third of the season complete, it is time to look at some of the major award races in the American League. Ranging from Most Valuable Player to Manager of the Year, each award race will be covered. There have been some surprises in the AL this season that could impact some of […] READ MORE


Independent Baseball Leagues

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What does it mean to be independent? The simple answer found in the dictionary is not dependent. Read down a little further and Merriam-Webster states that it means to not be affiliated with a larger controlling unit.¬†Simple and easy to understand. Independent Baseball Leagues Become Outlawed So what does independent mean to professional baseball? Well, […] READ MORE


J.D. Martinez is Back

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J.D. Martinez is back. Through the first two weeks, Martinez is performing at a record-breaking level. According to Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora “He’s on a mission to prove people wrong,” You’d be hard-pressed to find a player who had a more frustrating season than J.D. Martinez in 2020. The shortened 60-game season had […] READ MORE


Texas Rangers Home Opener Let-Down

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Despite the outcome of the Texas Rangers Home Opener, it was a very special day at Globe Life Field on Monday. In front of a near-capacity crowd of 38,238, they took the field in the first of many home openers at their new ballpark. Unfortunately, their opponents, the Toronto Blue Jays, got the better of […] READ MORE


Taylor Rogers To Return To The Minnesota Twins

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The Minnesota Twins and reliever Taylor Rogers agreed on a contract to keep the reliever in Minneapolis. The deal is reportedly for one year and will pay the lefty $6M. Rogers was the last arbitration-eligible player on the Twins roster. Career Breakdown Rogers collected nine saves in 11 chances last season pushing his career total […] READ MORE


The Oakland A’s Song Remains The Same

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Band members come and go yet the song goes on and on. Thus is the plight of the Oakland A’s. The team that invented small market guerilla tactics enters the offseason with that process intact and their course set. Money Talks Only one player on the roster qualifies as a big-money player and that’s Khris […] READ MORE


Detroit Tigers Rebuild Gaining Traction

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The rebuild continues for the Detroit Tigers and it looks as though there will be at least a couple more years before there is a cast in place that will be able to contend. But the light at the end of the tunnel, however distant, did become visible this season as the team moved forward. […] READ MORE



Potential Breakout Stars for the 2020 Season: American League

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American League Six Potential Breakout Players Every year before the season starts, there is plenty of optimism in the air for every team in the American and National Leagues. Teams are excited thinking about what lies ahead and the potential reward that lies at the end of the journey. Furthermore, teams are looking forward to […] READ MORE


The Real MLB Divisional Alignment

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The Real MLB Divisional Alignment In 1969 MLB expanded and decided that both the American League and National League be divided into two divisions of six teams each. This also introduced a best-of-five divisional championship series between the two top teams. Below were the four divisions in 1969. 1969 AL East In the AL East, […] READ MORE