Jose Abreu: Hot Start for Chicago White Sox

White Sox News

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had his second multi-home run game in three days, helping the Sox down the Minnesota Twins 7-3. Through the first ten games of Abreu’s 2014 season, he’s hitting .300/.383/.725, for a 189 wRC+. The White Sox signed Abreu, who defected from Cuba in October of 2013, to a six year, […]

Josh Hamilton Reaping Rewards of Disciplined Approach

Angels News

While Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton had to leave Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners with a thumb injury, the 32 year-old is off to an outstanding start. Through the Angels first eight games, he’s hit an astounding .444/.545/.741. Sure it’s only eight games into the season, but Hamilton has already amassed 0.7 fWAR, which is as much […]

Young Yankees Relievers Poised to Make Big Impressions

Yankees Relievers

If there’s two things being treated as a given from Yankees’ critics, it’s that they have a weak farm system and did not address the bullpen this winter, particularly with the departure of Mariano Rivera. While the Yankees dedicated hundreds of millions to a new starter, a new outfield, a new backstop and some infield […]

Gray, Cingrani, Paxton: Young Pitchers Impressing in 2014

MLB News

Young players stole the show in 2013, and just four days into the 2014 season, several young pitchers are already making their mark. Youthful hurlers Michael Wacha, Jose Fernandez, and Chris Archer have turned in strong outings after making good showings in 2014. In addition, Sonny Gray, Tony Cingrani, and James Paxton had excellent first […]

New York Yankees Show Their Flaws Early

Yankees News

The New York Yankees spent a lot of money this winter on covering up a lot of flaws for a team who overachieved to win 85 games. And if you were to look back at the 2013 Opening Day lineup and compare it to today, you would see just how far the team has come. […]

What Would a Starling Marte Contract Extension Mean to the Pirates?

Pirates News

Unless you consider a fifth-starter reclamation job and a handful of wait-and-see organizational promotions exhilarating, it’s been an awfully quiet offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not so for the Atlanta Braves, who earlier this winter signed the future core of their franchise to five contract extensions totaling 27 years and over $280 million in just […]

Five MLB Pitchers That Are Bounceback Candidates

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Every year there are a handful of pitchers who fans would like to give up on. Whether it be injuries, age, poor performance, or some combination of the three, these hurlers have caused baseball aficionados to lose faith in them. 2013 saw John Lackey and Scott Kazmir rescue their careers by having strong seasons. These […]

Pirates Stockpiled Arms Before Rule Change On Slot Draft Picks

Pirates News

Before the new management regime in Pittsburgh, the Pirates were notoriously bad, even laughable when it came to drafting and developing players. Neal Huntington accepted the GM position for the Pirates in 2007. Shortly after, Huntington along with a few other GM’s around the leage employed a strategy that has brought about rule changes for […]