2017 MLB All-Star Teams

For the 87th year of the Midsummer Classic, baseball turns its sights to Marlins Park in Miami, Florida. This will be the first MLB All-Star game played at the Miami Marlins new ballpark. It was first opened back in 2012. Now every year there is always a lot of discussion and some of it a little dated about how the teams are put together. No system will ever be perfect. Fans don’t always get it right and managers won’t either. The fact that the players are able to vote for participants was a great choice and they know who is deserving. Regardless of who should or shouldn’t be in the game lets just accept that the best players will always be involved one way or another. Here are my all-stars keeping with the rules that every team be represented and a total of 34 players for each league. Continue reading “2017 MLB All-Star Teams”

American League Central

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1. Cleveland Indians

Having a 3-1 series lead last year, only to see it disappear will take a long time to overcome. They’re still the team to beat in the AL.

2. Kansas City Royals

This could very well be the last time they’ll be contenders with the current group of players from the 2015 World Series team.

3. Detroit Tigers

Being hamstrung by huge salary commitments have kept Detroit from making major roster moves.

4. Minnesota Twins

It wasn’t the best year for this group, but having the likes of Dozier and Buxton aren’t bad building blocks going forward.

5. Chicago White Sox

The restart button has been pushed and there will be many more moves to come. Continue reading “American League Central”

2016 World Series Preview

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This is that dream scenario for one of these teams. Someone will end their title drought when it’s all said and done. The Chicago Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908. The Cleveland Indians haven’t won since 1948. For both of them this has been a long time coming. The ‘lovable losers’ in Chicago haven’t seen their team in a World Series since 1945. Cleveland recently had their title drought end with the Cavaliers winning a NBA championship in June. Now the Indians will look to capitalize on that momentum and bring home a World Series to match. Continue reading “2016 World Series Preview”