Jason Heyward is 6’5” 240 Lbs; he’s a plus runner with plus bat speed, a plus arm, a plus defender, and apparently off-the-charts makeup. He’s been a top prospect since he was drafted. He looked like a future super star...
Like a fine wine, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has gotten better with age. He had consistently been a force in the middle of the Texas Rangers’ lineup since becoming an everyday player in 2009, but he’s gone to another...
While there's a certain amount of joy in watching two baseball teams slug it out for nine innings, not much can beat a good old fashioned pitcher's duel. The game hums along at a nice pace (the commissioner definitely likes that) and...
The Los Angeles Angels entered the 2016 with a mountain of expectation. After finishing with the top record in baseball in 2014 and a respectable, if underwhelming 85-77 record in 2015 crashed and burned in 2016, finishing with the tenth...
The St. Louis Cardinals’ Ace Adam Wainwright returned from a brutal Achilles injury in earnest in 2016. With four top 3 Cy Young finishes since 2010, Waino is one of the most talented (and underrated) pitchers in the modern era....
It’s starting off as a rough Spring Training for San Francisco Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil. Friday, Alguacil was hit with a foul ball in the face off the bat of Kansas City Royals Hunter Dozier. Alguacil had to...
The year 2016 was another lost season in Cincinnati. The Reds played to a 68-94 record, ended up 35.5 games out of first place, and Great American Ballpark was a ghost town by the end of July. Fortunately, not all...
Every successful big-league hitter goes down their own path toward becoming productive at the plate, but the method in which that happens is normally rooted in plate discipline. It takes certain players longer than others to make improvements in that...
The system is full of upside arms, but there are also quite a few athletic position players that will look to catch the eye of the front office this season. The Cardinals philosophy has always been to teach fundamentals in...
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