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 →
Week eight is here and some fresh power-rankings are out. This is the first installment of The Scorecrow’s top 10 power rankings. There have been some teams that have been consistent, some teams that have been disappointing, and some really surprising teams. So let’s break down the top 10.
The MLB offseason was an interesting one due to free agency, meaning the lack thereof. Some veterans, expecting big pay-days, had to settle for less than expected and a smaller number of years, quite a few noticeable acquisitions only received one-year contracts. We’re over a month into the new season, and there are still players seeking employment, including Dallas Keuchel.
Not too long ago Dominic Smith was a first-round draft pick by the New York Mets. In 2013 the Mets selected him 11th overall. In six seasons in the minors, Dom slashed .296/.361/.426. He and the Mets both expected him to take over the first base job for the Mets on a daily basis. Then reality hit, Dom struggled, and the Mets were again left with a question mark for an everyday productive first baseman.
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.
For the past two winters, we could not use the MLB Hot Stove to keep you warm. Last year, it was to believed teams would be all in on the top free agents, but that was not the case; Yu Darvish didn’t sign with Cubs until February 13th, and J.D. Martinez with the Red Sox until on February 26th, after spring training began. Some believed teams were just holding off on spending because of the talent pool that would be available in 2018-19.