Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has certainly lived up to all the hype surrounding him when he became the #1 pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Despite his elbow injury during his rookie season, which required Tommy John surgery, Strasburg has bounced back to nearly 100% health and strength. But a lot has been made on the Nationals decision to shut … [Read more...] about Shutting down Strasburg is. . .STUPID
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
I know that the baseball season is a marathon, not a sprint. But already in the early stages of the season there is cause for concern if you are a Minnesota Twins fan, like me. Coming off a 99-loss season in 2011, Twins management did almost nothing to improve an offense that was near the bottom in runs scored or a bullpen that was absolutely God-awful. They added Jason … [Read more...] about How BAD are the Minnesota Twins?
If you’re not one of those baseball nerds who follows every single thing going on in the Milwaukee Brewers Organization, don’t worry, because The Sports Bank’s Nick Grays has you covered with what happened in the past week and what’s going on in the future. And if you are one of those nerds, feel free to join in on some good old analysis of America’s pastime in … [Read more...] about Milwaukee Brewers Weekly Check-In (4-18-11)
As another MLB postseason gets underway, we welcome back some of the game's great traditions: sprawling sellout crowds, three-man rotations, and elimination games. Even the cable networks step up their game for the playoffs, introducing strike zone radars like TBS's "Pitch Trax." The idea is that everyone is held to a higher standard in the playoffs - even the umpires. But … [Read more...] about Wide strike zone a trend in MLB playoffs
Group E is made up of the offensive-minded Netherlands, the physical Cameroon, attacking Denmark and Japan. The Netherlands (also refereed to as Holland) have dominated in qualifying and friendlies leading up to the World Cup, but none of that matters until they can win on the big stage. They have a history of under-performing against quality opponents. The talent is always … [Read more...] about World Cup Group E Preview: Is this the year Holland makes a run?
Maybe it was never meant to be. It's all about destiny in terms of a perfect game. So maybe, for Armando Galarraga, destiny was not in his cards on June 2nd, 2010. Still, it was a pretty terrible call and that's probably an understatement. Umpire Jim Joyce inserted himself squarely and firmly into the debates of an umpire's role in a game and about whether or not Major … [Read more...] about Jim Joyce Steals MLB History From Armando Galarraga, Tigers and Fans
While the first 16 picks mostly feature teams with much work to be done, the second half of the 2010 MLB draft is where the 2009 playoff organizations just add on to their success. For picks 1-16 of the 2010 MLB mock draft, click here. By Jake McCormick … [Read more...] about 2010 MLB Mock Draft (Picks 17-32)