The Race to First (Pick)

At the end of the season last year, there was three races that people were watching at the end of the season. The Dodgers and Padres were in a battle for the NL West, and it came down to game 163, with the loser going into the wild card, which was a 6-team battle down to the last series. Then […]

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Winter Meetings Trading Guide 2018

The Winter Meetings are nearly upon us! These meetings have long been a beacon of hope in an otherwise long and arduous offseason. In advance of this year’s summit in Phoenix, I have surveyed 90% of our general managers to identify which players are on the trade block and what teams might be a good fit for them based on their […]

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Astros Search For New Manager

The Houston Astros and manager Masamichi Ito have decided to go separate ways. This comes after Ito managed just one season in Houston, leading the Astros to the fifth worst record of all-time, a pathetic 54-108. He certainly was not the problem, as he was handed a team with very little talent. He had spent 3 seasons managing the Hiroshima […]

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Rangers Begin Rebuild — Send Andrus & Wong To Mets

Texas Rangers, Mets Agree to Trade Sunday, November 5th, 2017 A trade between Texas and New York was made official this evening. The Rangers have sent 27-year-old LF Xue-liang Wong and 29-year-old SS Elvis Andrus to the Mets in exchange for 29-year-old RHP Simon Castro, 24-year-old minor league RHP Jamie Widner and 26-year-old minor league RHP Chris Farrell. Andrus has a lifetime average of .294, has played in 863 games, and has collected […]

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Twins Win 2017 MLB Pro World Series!

Twins Win 2017 World Series Sometimes you get the lucky bounces, sometimes you get the lucky breaks and calls, and sometimes you just play better than the other team. That was the case in 2017, as the Minnesota Twins topped the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 tonight at Target Field to win the World Series. It was the 1st title in franchise history. “When you play […]

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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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