As I’ve said since the beginning of the year, the MLB Regular Season is one big 6 month roller coaster. Only a few weeks ago we were praising the Chicago White Sox starting rotation and then the Cleveland Indians started to bring them down to earth. Injuries are plaguing multiple teams, yet somehow most of those teams are weathering the storm. Plus come on we ALL had the Minnesota Twins somehow fighting the Atlanta Braves for the worst record in baseball. Every time I come back to write these for everyone to recap the past few weeks, it never ceases to amaze me the unpredictability of this game. Well once again let’s go over my biggest observations over the past few weeks in the MLB Season.
My thoughts- Names I’ve heard that might be available are OFs Matt Kemp, Nick Markakis, and Ender Inciarte. On top of James Shields, I think the Padres could move Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross. Add to that the onslaught of trades Atlanta has made over recent years, I think any trade possible is on the table.
My thoughts- I honestly don’t understand this other than teams figured them out. The Astros have all the talent offensively you could want, a solid rotation with the defending Cy Young winner and a very good bullpen (outside of Giles). If I’m the Astros I start looking at potential trade options for another starter because I feel the hitting will come around, the starters need help right now.
My thoughts- The top player in this draft is AJ Puk, a lefty starter who dominated LSU in the SEC Tournament. He’s a front of the line starter and Philly doesn’t have a future star lefty pitcher. Pair him potentially with Vince Velasquez, Aaron Nola, and Mike Appel (if he can turn it around), that’s a scary rotation there by pure talent and potential. Only other player I’d consider if Kyle Lewis, but Puk is the pick.
From April to October, the MLB season is an odyssey unlike anything. I mean what other sport do we see a team like the Yankees win a game after recording 1 HIT for the first time since 1913. The Yankees hadn’t won their first World Series yet when this happened. The Orioles struck out 52 times… IN A SERIES! I know a lot of younger fans might think Baseball is a boring sport, but things like this that have happened almost every year, it’s just a matter of what historical accomplishment good or bad will happen next? We’re 2 months into the baseball season and I’m starting to sense that something historical will happen when we reach the end of this road. I’m excited and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next!