Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols are nearing the end of their respective contracts at the end of this baseball season and there is quite a bit of speculation about where these two sluggers may start next season.
Prince Fielder has been with the Milwaukee Brewers since 2005. He is a three time MLB All-Star, he has won the Silver Slugger Award on three occasions and he holds the Brewers team record with 50 home runs in 2007. He also holds the record for most RBIs in Read the rest of this entry »
The 2012 MLB season began with anticipation over how several superstar free agents (Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, Prince Fielder, Jose Reyes) would fare with new teams. After a third of the season, the reviews are mixed, at best.
Pujols got off to a miserable start with the Angels, batting just .217 in April, failing to hit a homerun until his 111th at-bat, by far the longest drought of his career. Pujols has come around since then however, upping his average to .262, 9 HRs and 36 RBIs through early June. Pujols teammate, pitcher Wilson, also had an inauspicious Read the rest of this entry »
This season determining whom the best team in the National League Central comes down to the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers. Both teams have made the National League playoffs and could face each other for a trip to the World Series if they win their first round series. Milwaukee is a team that has a deep bullpen and starting pitching. The Brewers traded for Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke to start the season and it helped them win the National League Central. The Brewers one weak spot is Read the rest of this entry »
Lance Berkman has proven himself to be one of baseball’s greatest switch hitters of all time. His incredible power from both sides of the plate combined with his excellent career batting average of .297 has made him one of the most feared hitters in baseball. He entered this season coming off a tough knee surgery as a St. Louis Cardinal, and was expected to be just a washed up player. However, his performance this season was better Read the rest of this entry »
Hanley Ramirez is one of the most talented baseball players in the Major Leagues, but has never reached his full potential. Many Florida Marlins fans are starting to wonder if Hanley Ramirez will ever reach his full potential. If you look at his stats in his brief career, he has put up some very impressive numbers to say the least. Ramirez has hit 134 home runs in 7 seasons and has over 1,000 hits in his career. People still wondering why he has not reached the level of greatness yet.
The truth is Hanley Ramirez is as talented Read the rest of this entry »
Sure you watch a lot of games on your direct.TV but have you really invested time in learning the history of your sport? If you’re bound and determined to learn more about baseball plan a trip to one of these historically enlightening shrines to the game:
Old Yankee Stadium: You can still arrange a private tour at the stadium in the Bronx but if you can’t imagine setting foot on those grounds, Read the rest of this entry »
Of all of the major professional sports in the United States, the one sport that creates the largest obsession on statistics and trends is baseball. Over the years many different statistics and metrics have been created to determine just how productive a player is.
One of the most popular statistics used by statisticians today is the OPS. OPS, which stands for on base plus slugging percentage, is a metric which combines two of the most historical Read the rest of this entry »
Ten reasons why your team will not compete this year:
1. You root for an AL East team not in New York or Boston (Rays, Blue Jays, Orioles). Sure Tampa Bay has a chance. Just like I have a chance at getting elected to Congress.
2. You root for an NL East team not in Philadelphia or Atlanta (Mets, Nationals, Marlins). No caveats here.
3. Your team’s owners are going through a major divorce (Dodgers). Pray for a quick sale.
4. Your team hasn’t had a winning season since 1992 (Pirates). Be happy your team is over .500 this Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball fans are attracted to teams capable of putting up winning season after winning season and make the occasional deep playoff run. Fans become bitter fans-no-more when they see losing season after losing season or when the teams deals away some of their best and most beloved players. I mean, who can imagine the New York Yankees without Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter? Or who can picture the St. Louis Cardinals without Albert Pujols? If teams lose one of their biggest names in the system, they will in return lose a huge fan base. This is exactly Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball is an extremely long season; 162 games to be exact, and that is just the regular season (does not include playoffs). With such a long season, there are bound to surprises, Cinderella stories, come-from-behind wins, winning streaks, losing streaks, and more. That is the beauty of a baseball season; no one can ever predict who will win their division or who the best hitters and pitchers will be. You can never know anything when dealing with such a long, grueling season.
With this being said, the 2011 baseball season certainly Read the rest of this entry »