Minnesota Wins American League Pennant

League Championship Series Goes the Distance, Minnesota Prevails Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 The joy and relief on the faces of the Minnesota Twins players was obvious as they celebrated their League Championship Series win over the Seattle Mariners. “In a series like this, the smallest thing can make the difference in how it turns out. We’re pretty happy we did […]

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Orioles announce coaching moves

The Baltimore Orioles announced a series of coaching moves at the Major League level. General Manager Andreas Pauckstadt announced that Scott Baker will assume coaching the pitching staff in 2018, as Matt Simmons will be re-assigned to a new role within the organization. “Matt (Simmons) wanted to be back into managing, so we offered him two possibilities in our organization […]

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Angels Postgame: Angels Eliminated From Playoffs

Angels Postgame: Angels Eliminated From Playoffs Entering the playoffs as the top seed and back-to-back champions, many expected the Angels to find a way to advance past the Seattle Mariners in the ALDS.  The Angels rallied from a 0-2 series deficit to force a deciding Game 5.  Ultimately, the Mariners proved to be too much for the Angels. After the […]

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Rockies Find Their Man In Jeff Banister

Rockies Find Their Man In Jeff Banister New Colorado Rockies General Manager Mitch Bannon has already started leaving his fingerprints over his new organization, filling the vacant Manager position earlier this week. The man hoping to right the Rockies ship: Jeff Banister. Banister, 52 years old, has been around the block in the minors these past few seasons, taking the […]

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How the Twins ALDS roster was constructed.

Claimed off Waivers MR Jordan Norberto from Detroit 2-24-2015 INF Brandon Hicks from NYY 7-12-2017 Rule V Draft OF Vicente Maldonodo from Colorado 12-1-2015 Minor League Free Agent C Josh Phegley 8-9-2013 C Cody Stanley 8-22-2012 Traded SP Keyvius Sampson* from San Diego 3-28-2013 SP Dellin Betances from Cincinnat 1-12-2017 (Player Auction) SP Masanobu Mochizuki from Houston 12-15-2015 SP William […]

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Arizona Diamondbacks 2017 Season Review

And so D-backs fans, without further ado, a review of an otherwise odious 2017 season is in order.   The Good News: Despite a staggering 109 losses (fourth-worst record in league history, third team with back-to-back 100-loss seasons), the Arizona Diamondbacks hopefully turned the corner in 2017 by achieving all of their pre-season goals:  1) Obtaining the #1 pick in […]

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Rockies Hire New General Manager

Mitch Bannon Named New GM In Colorado via Denver Post October 3, 2017 After the surprising news that now former Rockies General Manager Ryan Buchholz was leaving the Rockies to join the Giants just a week ago, Rockies ownership was forced to find a replacement.  With the season winding down and the Winter Developmental League draft beginning, as well as the need […]

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2017 MLB Pitching Leaders

Excellence On the Mound In 2017 -MLB Pro AP The 2017 saw numerous great pitching performances.  A trio of no-hitters, four games with pitchers throwing for fifteen or more strikeouts, and dominating staffs in Seattle, New York, and San Diego all were noteworthy throughout the season. While many stories followed the continued struggles of Josh Beckett and Pat Crosby, the […]

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Youth Triumphs In Batting Title Crowns

A Pair of Youngsters Win Their First Batting Titles -MLB Pro AP Many talented MLB Pro players can go their entire careers and never even get a sniff of a batting title. Nomar Mazara of theLos Angeles Angels and José González of the Milwaukee Brewers have each won their first batting title crown at the age of 22. The Los Angeles right fielder batted .323 to capture the 2017 […]

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Dodgers – 2017 NL West Champs

Dodgers Win Tight National League West Race Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 The National League West crown was certainly in question throughout the season, but the Los Angeles Dodgers have now finally claimed it. With a record of National League West, the club has won its 1st division title. “It’s special,” starting pitcher Jarred Cosart said when asked to sum up his feelings. “It’s easy […]

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Dodgers vs. Padres: NL West Tie-Breaker Preview

  2017 Season – Head to Head Los Angeles Dodgers 88-74 vs.   San Diego Padres 88-74 Three Keys Can Steven Matz match Tommy Hanson? In six starts against the Padres, Tommy Hanson has pitched 43 2/3 innings and allowed just 9 runs.  The Padres have hit .171 against Hanson and have a BABIP of just .193.  While the Padres managed […]

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Orioles Finish Atop AL East

American League East Won: Orioles On Top Thursday, September 28th, 2017 The pennant has been won, the Baltimore Orioles are champions of the American League East. Closer Arodys Vizcaino said his team is a “gritty and determined” club that were poised to win the division from day one. “We knew the day the season opened that we’d be champions,” he […]

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Cincinnati Crowned Central Champs

Cincinnati On Top of National League Central Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 It’s a banner year for the Cincinnati Reds, they have won the National League Central. “There’s so much pride in our room and on our roster, anything but a division title wouldn’t have been acceptable,” said starting pitcher Chris Sale. “In the playoffs we’ll just have to take it one day […]

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Angels Clinch AL West Division Title

American League West Winner is Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 It’s official! The Los Angeles Angels have secured the top spot in the American League West. Los Angeles‘s manager Rod Barajas was quick to give credit to his players. “They believed in this team all year, and never gave up.” It won’t be an easy road for Los Angeles […]

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Mets Win NL East

New York Wins Top Spot in National League East Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 The pennant has been won, the New York Mets are champions of the National League East. Starting Pitcher Jonathon Niese said his team is a “gritty and determined” club that were poised to win the division from day one. “We knew the day the season opened that we’d be champions,” he […]

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GM Change – San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants Announce Hiring of New General Manager September 25, 2017 via MLB Pro AP Rumblings of a change within the San Francisco Giants front-office began over the weekend.  After a series of meetings between ownership and General Manager Michael Stephens, it was decided that Stephens would step down from his position. A source within the upper-management said, “Mike’s […]

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