It didn’t take long for the MLB Season to give us quite a few big stories. From record breaking starts, injuries, controversial finishes, and crazy weather cancelling games for teams, we’ve been through almost 2 weeks of the season and it’s already shaping up to be a crazy season. Throughout the season every so often I’m going to give my thoughts on some of the MLB’s biggest storylines. For this we did ignore the great starts of Robinson Cano, the Cubs and the Nationals because those shouldn’t surprise anyone. We instead took some teams and situations and shed a different light on them for you.
My thoughts: Padres are one of those Franchises that thinks it can do a small retooling of their team and not rebuild. After last season’s failure when they traded for Matt Kemp and Wil Myers, the Padres should’ve rebuilt. They will be selling big time come July and will have a new GM next year.
My thoughts: I’m not going to buy the Orioles hot start. Their rotation has proven in the past to be very erratic. While they sometimes do just enough to get the W, they lack an ace to really push them over the top. If they keep this up, they will need to acquire one. If not, this is a classic, “fool’s gold” start.
My thoughts: The Twins will go as far as Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano can take them. Both guys are key cornerstones to the franchise and although last year was a great first step, the Twins still got a ways to go before they’re truly ready.
My thoughts: Trevor Story was hyped up for the past 4 years as the SS behind Tulowitzki and the trade last year opened the door for all of this to happen. Story is the real deal and he will be the new face of the Rockies franchise with Nolan Arenado for the next few years.
So there you go, some of the big highlight stories to begin the baseball year. We’ve only been through 2 weeks of this season and already it’s looking crazy. Anything and everything can very well happen any night this season. My suggestion, enjoy it because I know this from experience, before you know it we’ll be in October ready for the playoffs. With a great group of rookies this year and emerging stars like Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and Corey Seager among those players along with established names of Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Bryce Harper, if you haven’t gotten into the MLB season, you better start now before you miss out on all the fun I guarantee is bound to happen this season.