The Dodgers continue to stay red-hot. They have the best record in baseball and the best team in baseball. Cody Bellinger continues an unreal season. You know this team is special when they have won three straight games off a rookie walk-off home run. Continue reading →
The Chicago Cubs sit at 29-19 and atop the NL Central as we approach Memorial Day Weekend. Is this a surprise to anyone? No, except if you live in the states of Wisconsin or Missouri. However, if the script were flipped, Wrigleyville would probably be stirring up a storm like the one that’s brewing across the plains as we speak. Here’s the scoop about the Cubs, with three things nobody’s talking about, and three things everyone is.
The Braves bullpen is in desperate need of help, holding a 5.17 ERA, allowing almost six walks per nine, and allowing a .297 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) in 62.2 innings pitched this season. The Braves have also lost their closer, Arodys Vizcaino, to season-ending shoulder surgery, which opens the door even more for them to look internally and externally for improvements on the bullpen. What’s an external option, you might ask? Well, it couldn’t be the guy who saved 42 games last year while pitching to a 2.74 and striking out 96 at the age of 30, could it? No way that guy is still a free agent, right? Someone had to have signed him by now, three weeks into the regular season. Well no one has, and Craig Kimbrel is still a free agent, and now is the perfect time for him to return to the team he started with and won the Rookie of the Year with. Continue reading →
The free agent process for almost every free agent, most notably Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, was mentally painful. Painful for the players wanting to get paid, painful for the owners and general managers trying to lure free agents to there team, and painful for fans eagerly waiting to see where their favorite player may end up.