Twenty four seasons as a franchise, and the Rockies have only been over .500 seven times, in the postseason 3 times, and never have had a team ERA under 4.20. However, they haven’t hit below .265 as a team since the 2011 season. Being in the National League, pitching is the key to winning and reaching the postseason. Even struggling with hitting, if an NL team has strong pitching, they will most likely play in October. The AL, on the other hand, is almost the opposite; this season being evidence of that, as the power hitting of Texas and Boston Continue reading Colorado’s Lack of Success is due to Lack of Pitching; Why not Hire Bud Black?
The Dodgers may have picked up a needed outfielder and starting pitcher from the A’s, but who LA traded away just makes this yet another confusing move. After a disappointing 2014 playoffs, the Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman as head of Baseball Ops, as well as Farhan Zaidi as the GM. The LA organization made this move knowing that Friedman being a former Ray, is an expert on growing pitchers in the farm system, and Zaidi is a moneyball guy. With that thought process, the media and MLB analysts gathered the thoughts of thinking that the Dodgers were going to go Continue reading Dodgers Big Trade with A’s Gives Fans no Sense of Franchise Direction
Being first place in the AL West, the Rangers went out in the deadline and grabbed one of the best postseason bats of all-time in order to better prepare themselves for the playoffs. Despite the Yankees giving up on all-star Beltran, they did receive a nice threesome of prospects in return to further build their farm system. However, considering their struggles over the past 10 years to get over the hump to capture a World Series title, this trade was a win now situation for the Rangers. Batting .332 with 16 homers in 52 playoff games throughout his postseason career, Continue reading Yankees Get Exactly What is Deserved for Beltran
James Shields has been dangled around all year on the trade market, as the Padres are clearly in a rebuild mode, but sending him to the White Sox in return for basically nothing may put Padres GM, A.J. Preller, on the hot seat. After many flashes of greatness from the north side of Chicago in 2015, the White Sox seem to have put it together this season, and now may have made themselves serious contenders by adding yet another top end starter to an already solid rotation. However, the other side of the trade isn’t too bright, and it’s not Continue reading James Shields Trade Could Put AJ Preller on Hot Seat and Sox in WS Contention