Yadier Molina’s New Contract Smells of Obligation and Fan Pressure

For the past 13 years Yadier Molina has been one of the Cardinals most treasured leaders. His 8 gold gloves and reputation in the clubhouse stand alone representing Molina well. However, his age is starting to catch up to him. Plus the Cardinals have a bright young star rising up behind the plate in Carson Kelly. So, how or why would an aging catcher secure a contract worth $60 million over 3 years? Two reasons. The first is the fact that Molina is worshiped like a god in St Louis. The second is the organization feels obligated to keep him Continue reading Yadier Molina’s New Contract Smells of Obligation and Fan Pressure

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2017 WS

4-3 Tribe over LA Dodgers Again, the Indians’ dominant rotation will be a huge factor. Dodgers may have been on the edge of winning the title for the past 5 years, but Terry Francona is head over heals a better manager then Dave Roberts. MVP: Andrew Miller

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2017 NL Playoffs

Wild Card Game 4-1 Red Birds over the Nats at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright will be pegged for the start and dominate. LDS 3-2 Cubbies over the Cards with Chicago having home field advantage. In the end the Cubbies dominant bullpen will finish off their arch rival. 3-2 Dodgers over the Mets with LA having home field advantage. This Dodger series win will be contingent on health of LA’s starting rotation, as it is just as good as Mets’. Playing game 5 at Dodger Stadium will be the difference. LCS 4-2 Dodgers over Cubbies with Chicago having home field advantage. Continue reading 2017 NL Playoffs

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2017 AL Playoff Predictions

Wild Card Game 5-4 Yankees defeat Seattle Mariner at Safeco Field. LDS 3-0 Indians sweep Yankees. Aside from Tanaka, the Yankees can’t match up to the Tribe’s rotation. Yankees won’t be able to keep up with Indians offense, therefore not having lead going to late innings, where the Yankees are strongest. 3-2 Astros over the Jays (home field advantage). The Jays no longer have Encarnacion, while the Astros have 3 new shiny bats in Josh Reddick, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann. The only reason for a game 5 is due to better pitching by the Jays. LCS 4-1 Tribe over Continue reading 2017 AL Playoff Predictions

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