This team is not the nine best players of all-time or the nine players I like the most. This is the dream team. The players I have seen in my life, several live (thanks Dad), that are just better than everyone else. I’ll share each player by numerical placement on the field and give a little explanation.
Charlie Clarke — who has now been contributing quality MLB related content to this blog for about a month now and knows just as much baseball as anyone — and I will be grading just how well your team actually did for itself.
Come 2014, the position had run relatively dry again. Johnny Peralta and Erick Aybar led shortstops in WAR. A-Rod had moved to third base, Jeter was slumping in his final season, and Nomar Garciaparra was long removed from his playing days.
The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is August 1 and the Texas Rangers, are among the playoff contenders looking to make a move(s). The big question for baseball fans across the country, which player is the best value? Read more>
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Seeing as last night was the conclusion of the ‘first half’ of the 2016 MLB season, I examined each club’s record and pretended as if it were Opening Day. Much to my surprise, there weren’t too many surprises. The Cubs and Giants are really good. The Braves and Reds are really bad. Like any year, some teams have overachieved, some have underachieved. Bartolo Colon continues to be Bartolo Colon, with one extra homer. Here’s my summation of 2016’s MLB script, enjoy.
Not since Moses Malone became a 76er in 1982, has a league MVP-candidate left their own team to join a proven title contender. With all the excitement and assumed success Durant is bringing to Oakland, he is also taking all of his talent and fame away from Oklahoma City. Which has expectantly left many Oklahoma City fans upset.
His best years, 1996-2010 (hell of a long time), are mostly unrivaled in MLB history. He batted .358 when he was 20, he’s had 200 hits and/or 50 home runs five times, and finished top-10 in MVP voting 10 Times! Find me a better run than that.
The Rangers were really bad. This year they were really good and it gets a lot better than that.
Just another example of “unwritten rules” proving themselves unbelievably stupid. Here’s a rule. Don’t enable players getting hurt.