As the Baseball season is entering the middle of its second month, my prediction from last month is starting to come to fruition. When we saw a lot of unexpected things go down in the first month, like the emergence of Trevor Story and the upside down standings we currently have, we should’ve known more craziness would ensue in the month of May. Well it hasn’t disappointed us and once again we’re going to go over some of those big stories around the MLB the past few weeks. Once again I’ll talk about the topic and break down what I think about the situation.
My thoughts- Supposedly the Mondesi Jr. was suspended for some over-the-counter drug that he used that contained the substance. First off that’s ridiculous, you can’t buy certain over the counter drugs? I mean if Mondesi could get a doctor’s note or something his suspension should be gone. I get a bad feeling the future announced suspensions will be for the same reasons. Players and ball clubs don’t communicate to each the drugs they use and what is in them.
My thoughts- Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the worst run organization in Baseball, the Los Angeles Angels! The Angels traded their Top 2 prospects for Simmons and were relying on Heaney and Richards to lead the rotation. This is a wake up call Angels fans, TIME TO REBUILD. I would trade Mike Trout, but I’d put OF Kole Calhoun, 1B CJ Cron, and even 1B Albert Pujols on the market to rebuild that farm system which has nothing in it.
My thoughts- The White Sox are for real. Jose Abreu hasn’t hit his stride yet, and Chris Sale will keep his pace up and win the Cy Young. The big question is can the White Sox rotation keep this up for a full season? Latos has been known to be erratic, Quintana is a solid but not a great pitcher, and Rondon hasn’t hit his stride yet in the bigs. Things will have to continue to go their way, but they’re off to a good start.
My thoughts- This certainly makes the Trade market this year that much more interesting because Strasburg was the prized Free Agent this coming offseason. After him the best FA SP probably will be either Rich Hill or Scott Kazmir, so there’s a significant drop in talent now in the FA market later this year. Expect potential pitching trade targets to have a significant jump in value. Bold prediction, this signing leads to the trade of Marlins SP Jose Fernandez.
Well we’re only in the middle of May and we can see this Baseball season is only getting crazier every month. Now that the NFL Draft season is over, you can be sure all the biggest breaking news stories in the MLB will be discussed along with other big Indians stories will be posted here on TripleThreatCLE. So enjoy the baseball season and more importantly the warm weather we have ahead.
Also, one note to Indians fans, GO TO THE GAMES!