National League

Catching up on my articles
Well, being that I’ve been away from my blog but still writing I thought I would provide some links to some of my latest articles that I think might be interesting for you to read (plus, with The Inquisitr – as explained previously, I could use the extra readers)! Most of the articles are on the A’s or the AL West but lately I’ve ventured into other territory like the American League East and the National League Central. I’ve also written a couple of political and world news articles (even one NASCAR piece … shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone! LOL!) but […]

Catching up on my latest articles!

winter meetings
Winter Meetings Recaps  *Each day I will be updating this with as many transactions as I can up to a certain time – between 8-9:00 pm Eastern Time! But stay with me for updates all throughout the week! 12/10: Angels/Nationals: The Los Angeles Angeles made a trade on the final day of the 2015 MLB Annual Winter Meetings with the Washington Nationals. The Angels have acquired shortstop-turned-third baseman Yunel Escobar. He’ll likely takeover at the hot corner unless talks with former third baseman David Freese turn a corner. If the Angels re-sign Freese, Escobar can slide over to play at […]

Winter Meetings Recaps (updated daily) as of 9pm ET 12/10/15

Here is your quick Hot Stove recap! Alright, I don’t know about you guys but these days I don’t get to keep up with every little baseball transaction, especially during the holidays! If you’re like  me you’d appreciate a hot stove recap cheat sheet where you can catch up on weeks of big trades in a short period of time!  I just don’t have the time to keep up and cover each trade on my blog and while it bugs me, I much prefer making money (and let me tell you this blog doesn’t! lol!) working everyday. I’m still working […]

ICYMI: Hot Stove recap from 11/17-12/1/15

Baseball still has “firsts” Baseball has been around for a very long time and has an extremely rich history. In fact, the first reference to the game was made in law that prohibited it being played near the town meeting hall of Pittsfield, MA. That law was enacted in 1792. The New York Knickerbockers were the first team, founded on September 23, 1845 and the first game played under rules that are similar to those today took place in 1846, as the Knickerbockers took on a team that called themselves the “New York Nine”. The first baseball league, the National […]

2015 Baseball “Firsts”

Home Run Derby & All-Star Game 2
I’m a little late on reporting about the All-Star game, I know. I’ve been a little busy with work at FanRag Sports and Today’s Knuckleball but here’s a synopis of the Home Run Derby & All-Star Game highlights. Hometown Home Run Derby The Annual Home Run Derby’s rules have changed over the years but they were never anything near what we saw tonight in Cincinnati. The rules were changed earlier in the season but some amendments were made just prior to tonight’s event. Originally the players were going to get five minutes on the clock to hit as many home […]

2015 Home Run Derby & All-Star Game Highlights

The city of Los Angeles, California stole both 2014 MVP Awards on Thursday. It was just the 12th time in baseball history that two rival teams from the same area swept the MVP Awards. The last time a sweep occurred was in 2002 when Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants and Miguel Tejada of the Oakland Athletics each took a MVP Award home to their respective sides of the San Francisco Bay. Lefty starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers took home the National League MVP, while the American League Award went to Los Angeles Angeles of […]

2014 MVP Honors: Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout

The 2014 MLB Cy Young Awards were very different this year one was won by a unanimous vote, the other was a very tight race. The National League Cy Young Award winner, Clayton Kershaw, is practically a household name at least among baseball fans while only the more dedicated fans or those in the midwestern United States would know the name of the American League 2014 Cy Young Award winner, Corey Kluber. Clayton Kershaw, who you all know (unless you’ve been living under a rock) is the left-handed ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitching staff, had an unbelievably magical […]

ICYMI: 2014 Cy Young Award winners are Kershaw and Kluber

The two winners of the 2014 MLB Manager of the Year Awards did not take their teams to the World Series but they got them close. Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals won their respective divisions and made the postseason. Besides, these awards are about the way these two Manager of the Year Award recipients managed their clubs during the season. Not what happened during the offseason. Buck Showalter, who led the Baltimore Orioles to a 96-66 record in 2014, took home his third career American League Manager of the Year Award on Tuesday. He previously won for […]

ICYMI: 2014 MLB Manager of the Year Awards

In case you missed it, the 2014 Rookie of the Year Awards were announced on Monday. Voted on by the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), the 2014 Rookie of the Year Award winners were first baseman Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox for the American League and starting pitcher Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets for the National League. Abreu, a 27-year-old rookie who recently defected from Cuba and was signed by the Chicago White Sox to play first base, won the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award unanimously. He was awarded all 30 […]

ICYMI: 2014 Rookie of the Year Awards go to deGrom, ...

The Platinum Glove Awards are given to the best defensive player in their respective leagues. Platinum Glove Awards are a step above the Gold Glove Award which is a high honor but being the single best defender in either the National or American League, rather than just at your position, is a huge accomplishment. This year, not surprisingly as he is one of the best catchers I have ever had the priviledge to see play, Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals took home the award for being the best defensive player in the National League. Molina has won the […]

ICYMI: 2014 Platinum Glove Awards: Yadi and Gordon get the ...

The Sporting News announced its final award Thursday – Player of the Year. the question there becomes: Well,  we probably know who won out but was it the National League Pitcher or the American League outfielder? Before I answer that question, on Wednesday the Sporting News announced their 2014 American League All-Star Team and their 2014 National League All-Star Team. The teams are chosen by 11 Senior Circiut general managers and assistant general managers. Here are the lucky players who made the lists: Starting with the American League: Pitcher: Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners Catcher: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals First […]

Sporting News 2014 All-Star Teams

The Cy Young Award goes to the best overall pitching performance of the season. This was more difficult to decipher than initially anticipated. Does one look at wins? ERA? Innings pitched? Number of strikeouts? It isn’t easy and I do not necessarily envy the members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) who are the lucky few who are afforded the right to make this extremely tough decision. It goes beyond those statistics mentioned, however. Does one include relief pitchers or number of saves? Should there ERAs factor in when they have pitched far fewer innings? Were there any […]

Top 5 N.L. Cy Young Award candidates