2015 MLB Trade Deadline Review



As with past deadline deals these will be highly scrutinized for many years. Instantly we see and decide who got the better end of the deal, but we really won’t know until at least two or three seasons down the road. The only way to know in real time is if the team getting the established major leaguer goes on to win a World Series. Time will tell if that happens this year with the flurry of names (a few marquee ones) being dealt this July. Continue reading

2015 MLB Mid-Season Report




AL MVP – OF Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels

NL MVP – OF Bryce Harper Washington Nationals

AL Cy Young – Chris Sale Chicago White Sox

NL Cy Young – Zack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers

AL Rookie of the Year – SS Carlos Correa Houston Astros

NL Rookie of the Year – 3B Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs

AL Manager of the Year – Ned Yost Kansas City Royals

NL Manager of the Year – Clint Hurdle Pittsburgh Pirates

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2015 MLB All-Star Teams



Now in its 85th year the Midsummer Classic is appearing at the Cincinnati Reds ballpark Great American Ball Park. 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

A Rare Moment



That isn’t a photoshopped moment of Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. That is the beginning of the April 29, 2015 game between the Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. Not a single fan was allowed into the ballpark to witness the game. The game was broadcasted, but it truly was a weird broadcast for a major league game. Continue reading

American League East


* – indicates new to team

1. Boston Red Sox

They have a nice blend of veterans and young talent, but they need better pitching.

2. Toronto Blue Jays

Their rotation is coming along with an even better lineup this year.

3. Baltimore Orioles

Injury concerns and a dormant offseason could hurt this up and coming group.

4. New York Yankees

The void left by Derek Jeter’s retirement will be noticeable from Opening Day.

5. Tampa Bay Rays

A new front office and manager, but they’ll try to win under the same philosophy. Continue reading