The Minnesota Twins plunged to the bottom of the AL Central in 2011 finishing with a 63-99 record, which was the second worst in baseball. In 2010, the Twins won 94 games and captured their second-straight American League Central title, which is why last season’s fall, came unexpectedly. It just seemed like everything in Minnesota went [...]
Last season the Kansas City Royals finished with a 71-91 record, but regardless of what that record suggests, the team looked a lot better than anyone could have anticipated. Still, Royals fans are frustrated. They are sick of hearing how excited they should be about the future and want to see some results now. Will [...]
The Detroit Tigers went from being a .500 ball-club in 2010, to winning 95 games and the AL Central in 2011. In an off-season where they lost Victor Martinez for the all of 2012, Tigers ownership stepped it up big to make sure that the team is still in a place to contend by signing [...]
So, what is the New York Yankees secret to success in this ALDS series? It is a pretty simple formula…. winning Game 1 and beating Justin Verlander. Appropriately in Game 1, both skippers’ Joe Girardi and Jim Leland, have their aces taking the hill. This is almost a prerequisite for all teams competing in the [...]
It is hard to believe that the 2011 MLB season is only a tad over two weeks old, as the drama could be deemed season-worthy already. What story-lines have really shocked baseball fans? Here are the top 9 headlines (with my comments) that could make baseball worthy of it’s own soap opera, now that the [...]
In his first match-up, New York Yankees rookie pitcher Ivan Nova will take on the Minnesota Twins. Technically, it is not Nova’s first time pitching in the Bronx, but it is his debut as the official fourth starter in the 2011 pitching rotation.
Nova popped up mid-pennant race last season for seven starts; he posted a 1-2 record, a 4.50 ERA, striking out 26, over 42 innings pitched. He walked 17 batters and allowed 21 earn runs, but Nova’s overall performance wasn’t as bad as the stats make it seem. Still, the Nova from last year would not have been named as the Yankees fourth starter.
The New York Yankees are back in the Bronx, as baseball season is finally here. Nothing is more exciting then a pitching duel to start a new season, where anything can happen and for one team it marks the start to their championship run. Opening Day the Yankees will be hosting the Detroit Tigers, with [...]