The Definition of Houston’s Hot Start

It seems like there is always a surprise team to get off to a hot start, and for the most part that team eventually cools down to a point where they were a fluke. Well, the Astros, with their 18-8 start, are that team in 2015, but it’s no fluke. This Astros team could very well be the Royals of 2015 or 2016. The 2015 Astros so far are all power, as they currently lead the MLB with 40 round trippers, although their pitching has been solid as well, thus far. The efforts of young starters Dallas Keuchel and Collin Continue reading The Definition of Houston’s Hot Start

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Tanaka Out Again

Well, it has happened. The worries of Masahiro Tanaka’s severe injury from 2014 hurting his career have become reality. According the Brian Cashman, the Yankees’ ace will most likely take up to a month to return to the big league rotation, as he deals heals from a slight forearm strain. Fortunately though, there are no changes in Tanaka’s bad elbow, which dampened his rookie MLB campaign. However, considering the boost the Yankees’ pitching has given the team so far this season, loosing Masahiro could take a few pinstripes off of the Bronx Bombers. Tanaka has started in 4 games so Continue reading Tanaka Out Again

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Hamilton Back to Texas

After a failed signing by the Los Angeles Angels, luckily Josh Hamilton’s former team was willing to take him back along with helping the Halos pay off some of the remaining $80 million. There have been quite a few big contracts in the past that teams have gotten locked up in, and were not able to find a way out of, but this time the Angels were able to free up cap space, plus get an injury prone and mentally misallocated player off of the squad. Back in 2012 Anaheim signed the former AL MVP to a 5-year tender worth Continue reading Hamilton Back to Texas

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Padres Sneak in Another Block Buster Trade before Opening Pitch

On a day featuring one of the oldest baseball rivalries as the Opening Game of the 2015 season on Sunday Night Baseball, A.J. Preller and the Padres put the cherry on the top to an exhilarating offseason. In the late afternoon on Sunday April 5, 2015, the Padres agree to a blockbuster trade with the Braves that would swap two Friar pitching prospects, Carlos Quentin, and Cameron Maybin for Atlanta’s stellar closer, Craig Kimbrel along with Melvin Upton Jr. The now Padres’ closer Craig Kimbrel, has $33 million left on his contract that takes him through the 2017 season with Continue reading Padres Sneak in Another Block Buster Trade before Opening Pitch

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