Tag "American League"

2022 American League Offseason Grades

The Major League Baseball offseason may not be completely over, but with two weeks to go until opening day, it is nearing its end.

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Cleveland Indians All-Time 26-Man Roster

While the Indians still wait for their third ring, we take a look back on their long history of great players. There are a bunch of Hall-of-Famers on this squad.

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Johnnie’s MLB Playoff Predictions

Now that the dust has settled on the trade deadline and we head into August, it is time to take a look at how the stretch run will play out.

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Ohtani’s First Day in Colorado Ends in Epic Battle 

The Babe Ruth comparisons continued as the Angels Shohei Ohtani arrived in Denver for the 2021 All-Star festivities. The two-way sensation is not Ruth. There will never be another Babe Ruth. However, in many ways, he may be something better. He’s ShowTime! Something needed in today’s often cynical sports world. Evident in his epic first-round derby battle with another young face of baseball. 

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Fatal Flaws – American League Contenders

As of Tuesday, June 8, it appears that there are eight legitimate contenders in the American League. We will take a quick look at each and speculate on what weakness could be their downfall.

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Fantasy Season So Far: AL Surprises, Trends, and Expectations

A quick look at all the American League teams to see what we have learned so far. What’s surprising, what will happen moving forward, and how some players can help your fantasy teams.

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Matt Andriese is Making An Impact in Boston

In 2020, the Boston Red Sox pitching was their biggest weakness. The team finished the season with a 5.58 earned run average, which was the second-worst among American League teams. One player brought in to bolster their depth was Matt Andriese.

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The Cleveland Indians Are Set To Change Their Name in 2021

According to a report from the New York Times, the Cleveland Indians will be dropping their “Indians” nickname which has been the team’s identity since 1915.

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Forgotten Ones of the 2000’s: Toronto Blue Jays

Entering the new millennium, it was no secret that the Blue Jays greatest challenge was its divisional competition. The Yankees were in the midst of a dynasty, and the Red Sox were doing almost everything they could in attempting to break their eventual 86-year World Series drought. 

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Forgotten Ones of the 2000s: Milwaukee Brewers

In 1969, Major League Baseball went through another expansion. Four teams were added to MLB, with two being added to the National League and two to the American League. The expansion teams were awarded to Montreal (NL), San Diego (NL), Kansas City (AL), and Seattle (AL). All four of these cities still have MLB teams today, but the Seattle expansion team of 1969 (Seattle Pilots) only lasted one season. The Pilots were relocated to Milwaukee in 1970, and they became the Milwaukee Brewers.

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