On the most recent game of the season, we played the rangers, in which we blasted them 12-6. Although we did have some defensive breakdowns but because of our awesome 0ffensive bats and our great pitching, we won the game and we are now 2-1 on the
The Houston Astros have been making deals to improve their team, and avoid another collapse like the one they had last season. Their bullpen could not finish the year strong after being one of the best in baseball throughout the season. The bullpen, also, collapsed in game four of the ALCS against the eventual champions. The Royals could not hit Lance McCullers, but once he was removed with one out in the seventh inning, Kansas City 's offense got it going.
On June 29th the Braves made a surprising move in sending down infield prospect Ozzie Albies to Double A. The move comes as a shock but it only certifies the answer of the great question, who will play short and who will play second?
Coming off of a terrific 2016 season, the 91-70 American League Champions Cleveland Indians had high expectations going into 2017. The Indians made themselves into a seemingly unstoppable force. Cleveland had dominated in the regular season, especially in their division as they were also crowned American League Central regular season champions. They had helped themselves by winning a franchise high 14 straight games. This gave the Tribe tons of momentum heading into the postseason. On their trip to the World Series, the Indians managed to only lose one game. Everything was going Cleveland’s way until injuries arose in the pitching staff. The Indians had ended up only being able to pitch Corey Kluber and Josh Tomlin in the last three
An elite starting pitcher will call Fenway Park his home next season for the first time since Jon Lester was traded to Oakland at the deadline in 2014. The Red Sox signed 30 year old lefty David Price to a 7-year, $217 million contract this past Tuesday. Price is one of the top starting pitchers in baseball. He won the 2012 American League Cy Young award after going 20-5 in the regular season. Boston won the David Price sweepstakes after months of talk about where he would land. Besides Boston, it is reported that Price was very interested in signing with either the Cubs, Cardinals, or the team he played for during part of the 2015 season, the Blue Jays.
Houston Astros last ten games have seen them produce five wins and five losses including a series win over Phillies and Baltimore Orieles but a defeat to Detroit Tigers. They have averaged 6.1 runs and on their day are the biggest hitters in MLB, their defensive
However, there is one big concern for the Red Sox is the inconsistency of the pitching staff. The team ranks 22nd in baseball with a 4.37 collective ERA, which will not get the job done over an entire season. They must address the pitching staff if they want to reach their ultimate goal of a World Series
The Toronto Blue jays are a strong dominant team who coming into the playoffs may have a chance to win the world series. The opponents in the playoffs will be hard to defeat but the Blue jays will pull through. They do have a chance at winning the world series as they have superior batting, pitching and coaching.
In my example, I’m going to talk about the position I was recently hired for. My new job is the designated hitter (DH) for the Boston Red Sox (fictitious of course). I was hired to fill the shoes of David Ortiz who retired in 2016. I signed a 1 year contract for 5 million dollars. While this is well below the league average, my salary is incentive based. I get paid 80 thousand dollars for every run I bat in (RBI). The expectation is for me to achieve over 100 RBI’s this year, which would make me one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball (MLB), (as the professor said “just let me dream”).
The Phillies are a proud baseball team with 2 World Series Titles and 7 National League Pennants. The Phillies play at a stadium called Citizens Bank Park, but sadly there lease has came up, and they need a new sponsor. The Phillies Stadium hold a capacity of exactly 43,647 people. Yet the average attendance in the past 10 years are 35,254, reaching a map attendance at 45,440. For luxury boxes the prices vary yet around $6,000. The Phillies offer four main suites; HOF Club Deck, Corporate Party Suite, All Star & MVP Suite, Bill Giles Party Suite. Most of the Party suites are along the third and first base side on the second and fourth level. Another club is called the Diamond Club, which the recipients receive credit to buy food and beverages.
Unfortunately for the Phillies, they finished below the Braves last year in the NL East. Philadelphia wasn’t only last in the division, the Phillies also had the worst record in MLB at 63-99. However, the dreadful season earned Philadelphia the first pick in this year’s MLB Draft in June. The Phillies rebuild began when they finally decided to dismantle the old core that won the World Series in 2008. From that title team, the Phillies traded the middle infielders who began their careers with the organization. Philadelphia traded shortstop Jimmy Rollins after the 2014 season and second baseman Chase Utley in August of last season. Both players were traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and brought back a few pitching prospects. The Phillies biggest return came from trading pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers in an eight-player deal at the deadline last year. Philadelphia sent Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman to the Rangers for pitchers Matt Harrison and Jake Thompson, minor league pitching prospects Jared Eickhoff and Alec Asher, catcher Jorge Alfaro and outfielder Nick Williams. However, Harrison has battled back issues, so his castoff was merely a way for the Rangers to get the contract off their books. As this offseason began, it was new Phillies general manager Matt Klentak's job to continue the rebuild. Klentak’s first move was trading closer Ken Giles and shortstop Jonathan Arauz to the Houston Astros for former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel and pitchers Thomas Eshelman, Brett Oberholtzer, Vincent Velasquez and Harold Arauz. The Phillies’ deals have replenished their farm system after years of being trade deadline buyers depleted it. While most of their prospects continue to develop in the minor leagues, a few could contribute to the Phillies this year. The outfield will feature two Rule 5 draft picks, Odubel Herrera and Tyler Goeddel. Goeddel should
The Texas Rangers hired Jeff Banister on October 17th, 2014, becoming the 18th full-time manager in club history. He faced a tough task, taking over a ball club that looked to be drifting away from arguably the best run in franchise history. The team was an uninspiring 67-95 during their 2014 campaign, and they didn’t make any off-season moves that made you believe they could turn it around. Rangers’ fans loved Ron Washington, his high energy and incredible sunflower seed eating ability made players and fans gravitate towards him, so it is easy to see why the Rangers faithful was so disappointed once he left. But, Jeff Banister and his calm but stern demeanor is exactly what the Rangers needed. This team has taken on his persona and that is why I believe he is the AL Manager of the year.
The Atlanta Braves offense has been amazing this year not striking out putting them on play and making things happen been really fun to watch. Its been a collective effort from everyone, but Cameron Maybin has been awesome doing everything the Braves have asked him to since coming over from the Padres in the blockbuster trade just before the season. He has shown all five tools and that there was a reason he was drafted 10th overall in 2005!