National League Wild Card Prediction

Colorado Rockies (87-75) (Jon Gray) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (93-69) (Zack Greinke) Rockies key to winning: Gray can’t let up more than 2 runs in 5 innings. Their bullpen is their strength. If they can hand the game off to the pen within 2 runs, its an even game. There is a good chance this could be a lopsided game favoring the D-backs, so Colorado is going to need to keep their composure. With some sneaky speed in the lineup, stolen bases may be key to every run. D-backs key to winning: Got to pounce early then let the crowd take Continue reading National League Wild Card Prediction

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American League Wild Card Preview/Prediction

Wild Card Minnesota Twins (85-77) (Ervin Santana) vs New York Yankees (91-71) (Luis Severino) Twins key to winning: Ervin Santana. He led the league in complete games and shutouts. However, he allowed 31 home runs in regular season, which is not good considering the game is in Yankee Stadium vs guys like Aaron Judge. But, his pitching repertoire and experience should give him the edge vs the young Severino. With the bullpen being very weak, veterans like Mauer and Dozier are going to need to come up with some big hits against the Yankees pen. Yankees key to winning: Get Continue reading American League Wild Card Preview/Prediction

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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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