It’s still “early” in baseball terms, but Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp have done nothing but put on shows. Their superb play has gotten more attention than Philip Humber’s perfect game. Hamilton and Kemp are going for the Triple Crown in their respective leagues. The Triple Crown is revered, by many, to be the greatest single-season accomplishment in all of baseball. … [Read more...] about Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp Are Threats For The Triple Crown
Closer Jose Valverde and starter Justin Verlander obviously anchor the pitching staff in Detroit. The former has forty save opportunities in the same amount of chances. The latter has garnered his twenty-first victory already with almost a month left. Valverde’s numbers are a little misleading because his whip is near one and a third. This would usually dictate a few blown … [Read more...] about Setting Up Detroit Tigers Pitching for Postseason Success
There is nothing I despise more than election speculation about results that are impossible to predict this far out in the presidential race. I, however, will make some bold predictions on some key postseason honors that have yet to come to fruition. My picks have a much better chance of occurring than those made on the roundtables of Sunday morning political talk … [Read more...] about Front-runners for MLB MVP, Cy Young Awards in Final Month
American League fans in Chicago and Minneapolis have experienced tremendous disappointment so far this season. The lackluster play of their clubs has had many sitting on their hands at US Cellular and Target Fields. There are actually tremendous parallels between the two situations. It starts with a list of three disappointing players on each roster. … [Read more...] about Twins and White Sox Have a Lot in Common
Outside of Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel is the most prolific bat in the Twins lineup on a consistent basis. He has more potential than Joe Mauer to put up big time numbers in the RBI and home run departments. The argument could also be made for Delmon Young or Michael Cuddyer, but I would wonder if those that would bring up those names have ever been to a batting practice … [Read more...] about Twins Vs. Tigers: AL Central Race Heating Up Now?
After a lackluster start to the season, it seems that Jim Leyland has the Tigers on track racking up victory after victory this week. Playing the Twins lately can right the ship for a lot of teams. The golf ball sized hale that they encountered while in Minneapolis couldn’t deter the streak that they have accumulated. The Tigers put nineteen runs up on the board in those two … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers: Undefeated for the Week
Fans of all sports typically love to see David slay Goliath. They usually root against the haves and in favor of the have-nots. They must really enjoy attending MLB games so far, because unpredictability has been the norm in April. Albert Pujols, Justin Morneau, and the Boston Red Sox are all prime examples of conventional wisdom being useless thus far when analyzing the early … [Read more...] about 2011 Baseball Season has been Bizarro World So Far
Asdrubal Cabrera’s impressive offensive numbers have been pivotal in the Indians’ fast start, and have been strong enough to earn him the Co-AL Player of the Week, sharing the title with Paul Konerko of the White Sox. Cabrera is most often associated with his strong defensive abilities, but has taken his offense to a whole new level this season. Off to a solid .316 start, … [Read more...] about Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera named Co-AL Player of the Week