Major League Baseball is unhappy with Chase Field’s conditions, even to the point of possibly relocating the Diamondbacks.
According to Rebekah L. Sanders, “Major League Baseball officials are so alarmed by recent equipment breakdowns at Chase Field that they might require the Arizona Diamondbacks to leave Phoenix unless the county government pays for millions of dollars in stadium repairs, an attorney for the team warned Tuesday.”
The baseball season is past the quarter mark, and that means it’s time to take a look at the early frontrunners for the major awards. First up are the 2017 AL and NL MVP races.
With Spring Training just a few weeks away, it’s about time to start the Preseason Awards looks. The first award we’ll take a look at is the AL Rookie of the Year. In 2016, the AL had plenty of standout rookies in Michael Fulmer, Gary Sanchez, Tyler Naquin, Nomar Mazara, and Edwin Diaz just to name a few. Who could possibly succeed Michael Fulmer as the Rookie of the Year in the American League? Let’s take a look at the top 10 choices..
Stunning news came out of the Winter Meetings Tuesday afternoon.
Dave Dombrowksi has done it again.
This time, it wasn’t Miguel Cabrera, Pudge Rodgriguez, Max Scherzer, David Price, or Craig Kimbrel, it was White Sox left-hander and 5-time All-Star Chris Sale.
Reports came out earlier today that the Mets were looking at Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez as a potential fallback option if they could not bring back Cespedes. Hours later, it was reported that the Mets were optimistic in their chances to bringing him back. Then, it was reported that Yoenis will indeed re-sign with the Mets for a four-year deal worth $110 million. Continue reading
Justin Verlander has a pretty solid case for the Hall of Fame: 2011 AL MVP, 2011 AL Cy Young, 6x All-Star, 2011 Triple Crown, 2006 AL Rookie of the Year, 2x Wins leader, 1x ERA leader, 4x Strikeouts leader, and 2 no-hitters. With a few more productive seasons, Verlander will firmly be on the fence of a Hall of Fame starting pitcher. What would’ve helped his case, however, immensely would be 3 Cy Young awards. Only 9 other people in the history of the game have at least 3 Cy Youngs and only one active pitcher does (Clayton Kershaw). Continue reading
I think it’s clear that the favorite for the NL MVP is 2015 NL Rookie of the Year Kris Bryant. He’s led the Cubs to over a 100 wins in their quest for a World Series title. Making a leap from Rookie of the Year to MVP is special in itself, as we’ve seen Trout and Harper both do it recently, but to do it in back-to-back seasons would be extremely remarkable. However, there are some other worthy candidates that deserve recognition.