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Spring Training has finally gotten underway, and the first games will be next week. With that in mind, Spring Training is where the managers make sure everyone is having consistent at-bats and innings and just making sure everyone has playing time before the season begins.
This got me thinking of whether good records during Spring Training for teams was a sign of things to come in the regular season or was it completely irrelevant? I’ll be taking a look at how the best and worst teams during the past five Spring Trainings fared during the regular season. Let’s take a look: Continue reading
The 37-year-old’s career might be over, after his agent remarked that Lee’s camp “doesn’t anticipate him playing at this point”. It was reported earlier in the offseason that there was plenty of interest in the veteran right-hander, but Lee has stated before that he would only pitch if it was the perfect situation for him.
We’ve taken a look at Rookie of the Year candidates as well as potential Cy Youngs. It’s time to look at the Most Valuable Player award, starting with the Junior Circuit as always!
It’s hard for a team to reach and win the World Series, and it’s even harder to return in multiple years and form a true dynasty. Baseball might be the one professional league that has the most parity amongst its teams today where its ball clubs can go from last-place finishes to World Series winners in just a single season. But there’s been times where a team has utterly dominated for a stretch of years in the MLB, as well. So, let’s take a look at the past, present, and future of potential MLB dynasties. Continue reading
From 1994 to 2005, the Tigers failed to have a winning record, including 2003’s dreadful 43-119 record. In 2006, new GM Dave Dombrowski hired a former manager of his for his 1997 Florida Marlins, Jim Leyland. Leyland led the Tigers to the World Series in 2006, but they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. Continue reading
I’d like to look at family duos in the present and in history. We’re talking about brothers, father and son, maybe cousins. There might even be some trios on the list, so let’s take a look: