Boston Red Sox’s Designated Hitter, David Ortiz, has the second highest slugging percentage in the MLB, and third highest OPS, being one of the best hitters of the 2016 season so far. This great production out of the blocks, however, does not seem to distract Ortiz from retirement after this season.
Ortiz tell Yahoo Sports, “I’m good with the decision that I’m making because I’ve been thinking about it for a while”.
“It’s been a couple years. Because your body, man. Your body tells you. My body, man. My body’s pretty beat up. Remember, if you look at guys my size, they don’t last. I noticed that seven or eight years ago. That’s why I needed to start doing things right. I lost 25 pounds. I started eating better, do things better. But let me tell you: It’s not easy, man”.
Today should be a holiday, because it’s Reggie Jackson’s 70th birthday!
When you get a candy bar named after you, you know that you’re a good ballplayer.
We’ve reached the end of the end of the first batch of award contenders–the NL Most Valuable Player. Last year, it was phenom Bryce Harper over Paul Goldschmidt. During the preseason, Harper was an overwhelming favorite to defend this year’s MVP. Let’s take a look at the 2016 NL MVP field. Continue reading
The Angels organization and fans received terrible news this morning. Their Opening Day starter, Garrett Richards, has UCL damage and will have to go through Tommy John surgery. To make matters worse, the Angels also received news that another starter, Andrew Heaney, has UCL damage but Heaney will attempt to avoid Tommy John surgery through rehab. Continue reading
Now it’s time for the big one: the Most Valuable Player. In the American League last year, Josh Donaldson gave Mike Trout his third runner-up finish as Donaldson secured his first title. Lorenzo Cain was a breakout star and finished a distant third. This year, some of the same names will be in the race and also some new ones.
Last year’s NL Cy Young race was one for the ages featuring eventual winner Jake Arrieta and pair of former Cy Youngs in the Dodgers rotation in Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. Based on the early season stats, this year’s Cy Young race will feature several legitimate contenders. Let’s take a look at some:
Time to move on to the dominant pitchers in the Junior Circuit! Last year, it was Dallas Keuchel winning his first Cy Young over a couple of Vanderbilt products in David Price and Sonny Gray. Who will secure the Cy Young this year? Let’s check out the field based on the month of April. Continue reading