Why the Yankees Are No Surprise This Year

Going into the 2014 season the Yankees were expected to win the AL East and potentially reach the Fall Classic due to signing Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Carlos Beltran, and Masahiro Tanaka; but injuries left them hobbling to 84 wins. So, after a fairly quiet offseason, including Derek Jeter retiring, the expectations were not that high for them in the 2015 campaign, yet here they are in June sitting atop the AL East. Why? Health and pitching. Lots of MLB analysts did not see this coming because of Jeter’s retirement being an end to an era, and the disappointment the Continue reading Why the Yankees Are No Surprise This Year

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The Mystery of the Rockies’ Lack of Success

Since the Colorado Rockies have come into the majors back in 1993, they have only had 6 winning seasons; making the playoffs a mere 3 times. Their last appearance postseason appearance was in 2009, which was the 2nd time they made it out of 3 years. The team they had from 2007-2010 produced a record of 339-310 with guys like Todd Helton, Matt Holliday, and Jeff Francis leading the charge, but even that team wasn’t good enough to win the franchise’s first championship. The last four seasons they have not won more than 74 games; what happened to that 2007 Continue reading The Mystery of the Rockies’ Lack of Success

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Citizens Bank Park: What a Beut

No offense to Philly being such an historical city, it is not the best looking or smelling city, and it’s baseball team is the worst in the MLB, but there is at least one shining spot besides the Liberty Bell. Citizens Bank Park, home of the Phillies, is one of the most underrated baseball venues in the game today. Since Camden Yards opened up in 1992, modernized parks with extra dinning, clubs, etc inside the gates have taken the baseball world by storm. Since, so many other teams have followed in the Orioles’ footsteps, but the hard part is to Continue reading Citizens Bank Park: What a Beut

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Uribe Traded: New Front Office Blowing up Team or Just Making Room

During the offseason the Dodgers new look front office, headed by Andrew Friedman, dove right in with the additions of a new shortstop, second baseman, and catcher, following the departure of Hanley plus Gordon. Now, almost a full two months into the 2015 campaign, they have almost totally revamped the infield after a six-player deal with the Atlanta Braves got finalized that involves Juan Uribe packing his bags. Reliever, Chris Withrow, will also join Juan on the trip across the country to another big welcoming city, as the Braves will send veteran infielder Alberto Callaspo, lefty starters Ian Thomas plus Continue reading Uribe Traded: New Front Office Blowing up Team or Just Making Room

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