August 11th, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the first day of the 1994 MLB Players strike, infamous for canceling the remainder of the season and the 1994 World Series. Ever since there have been debates over how the 1994 MLB Season would have played out without the strike. At the time of the strike, the standings were as follows: AL East W L Home … Continue reading The 1994 MLB Players Strike: How the Season Would Have Played Out Without It.
The Tampa Bay Rays are in a crisis. Their stadium is terrible for baseball and their attendance figures are consistently some of the worst in the Majors. It has gotten so bad for them that the Rays are considering playing half their home games in Montreal in future seasons. Yes; you read that correctly. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, located over 1500 miles north of Tampa. How … Continue reading Tampa Bay? Montreal? Charlotte? The State of the Rays
Photo Credits: The Ringer With a multitude of moves coming as the 4:00 PM Eastern Time buzzer sounded, the MLB trade deadline was saved from being a complete dud. Lots of teams made lowkey moves that improved them in the race for the playoffs, while others made big splashes to immediately launch them into World Series contention. Let’s take a look at the winners and … Continue reading 2019 MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers
The day was July 9, 2019 – the first pitch of the 2019 All Star Game was just a few hours away. In a radio interview with Mike Trivissono on “The Mike Trivissono Show” on WTAM 1100 AM Cleveland, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred talked about the possibility of baseball realignment. Triv: “Have you yourself given any consideration to realigning? Could you imagine Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, … Continue reading MLB Realignment: What would it look like?
Photo Credits: Ron Schwane – The Associated Press The 2019 All-Star Week in Cleveland was one of the best the game has ever seen. The American League won their seventh straight mid-summer classic by a final score of 4-3. The week was nearly perfect in every sense. First things first, It was a successful event for both Major League Baseball, and for the city of … Continue reading Cleveland Rocks! An All-Star week for the ages, filled with memorable moments
As the 2019 MLB season enters its second half, so does my review of every team. Continuing with the NL East Atlanta Braves: 51-36 Before the season started, a lot of people had them finishing 3rd or 4th in the division and missing the playoffs. Instead, the Braves find themselves on top of the division, thanks to a balanced hitting attack and the best bullpen … Continue reading A Short Assessment of the First Half of the 2019 MLB Season: National League Edition
Photo Credits: Amber Matsumoto/Yahoo Sports The first half of the Major League Baseball regular season is wrapped up, with the All-Star Game taking place Tuesday July 9th in Cleveland. The All-Star break is as good a time as any to pass out some midseason hardware! Once again, offense is at an all time high in baseball this season. Almost half of the league is averaging … Continue reading 2019 MLB Mid-Season Awards