National League East

* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Washington Nationals

Another managerial change could have a negative impact, but this is their best time to finally make a World Series run.

2. New York Mets

Their rotation stacks up against the best in baseball if they all remain healthy.

3. Atlanta Braves

All of that surplus talent in the minors are ready to make their debuts throughout the 2018 season.

4. Philadelphia Phillies

A couple free agent signings along with their top minor league talent could have them sneaking up in the standings in the NL East.

5. Miami Marlins

Another fire sale has the fan base reeling and wondering when will it finally stop. Continue reading “National League East”

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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”

National League East

* – indicates new to team

1. Washington Nationals

The only flaw is the back end of their bullpen, but they could remedy that before the trade deadline.

2. New York Mets

This is easily one of the deepest rosters the Mets franchise have ever had.

3. Miami Marlins

With the loss of Jose Fernandez to a boat accident, they’ll have to rebuild the rotation.

4. Atlanta Braves

The new ballpark will be open and it’s time to see all the talent the Braves have accumulated for the past two seasons.

5. Philadelphia Phillies

Another year in the cellar is likely, but the Phillies future is looking brighter each day. Continue reading “National League East”

Jose Fernandez 1992-2016

MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 24: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins walks of the field during the third inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Marlins Park on August 24, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 24: Jose Fernandez #16 of the Miami Marlins walks of the field during the third inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Marlins Park on August 24, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

He was by all accounts a great person. Humble right down to the very core. I could go on and on about how incredible he was on the mound pitching for the Miami Marlins, but we all know that was only a small part of his life. Continue reading “Jose Fernandez 1992-2016”