National League Early Reactions

We’re not quite a quarter of the way through the baseball season, but there’s been plenty to talk about so far. Both World Series teams from 2016 are currently not in first place in their division, everyone is hurt, and dirt bike riding is the new least favorite activity among people in San Francisco. There’s still plenty of games left to be played, but we can learn a lot about teams through the first quarter of games. Let’s see who and what has caught my eye so far.

Also, check out the AL piece here if you missed it.

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Milwaukee Brewers 2017 Team Preview

2016 Recap: 73-89, 4th in the NL Central. The Brewers have turned the key on a much needed rebuild and actually ending up being a fun team to watch! The Brewers were first in the National League in stolen bases by 42 over the next closest squad. They also surprisingly finished sixth in the NL in home runs. Milwaukee dealt long time catcher Jonathan Lucroy to Texas for a group of prospects led by outfielder Lewis Brinson who appears to be extremely close to major league ready and could be up before the All Star break. While the Brewers have done a pretty good job with their rebuild so far (take notes Cincy), it will not be fully finished until they finally move face of the franchise outfielder Ryan Braun. How Braun is not on the Giants right now really blows my mind, but expect trade rumors to fly around Braun all season long while the young Brewers continue to grow.

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MLB National League Offseason Review

The calendar has officially turned to 2017 and that means it’s time to start talking some baseball. The NFL has been extra stupid this season with all the bad teams and quarterback injuries affecting the playoffs, meanwhile the Hot Stove reached some pretty high temperatures this winter. We broke down the American League yesterday and are back to do the same with the National League today.

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2016 MLB Trade Deadline: Deals That Need to Happen

The MLB All Star Game and festivities are finished which only means one thing: it’s time for the hot stove to be turned all the way up. In 1986, Major League baseball changed the non-waiver trade deadline from June 15th to July 31st (unless July 31st falls on a Sunday which this year it actually does making the deadline August 1st) and since then we have seen our fair share of trades. We have seen deals that did not amount to much at all, but we have also seen plenty of franchise altering trades occurring minutes before the deadline as well as during the weeks leading up to it.

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