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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2016 Recap: 71-91 4th in the NL East. We are all aware of The Process going on with the 76ers, but across the parking lot, the Phillies have their own rebuild going on. Despite their plan to be bad, the Phillies got off to a hot start in 2016 and were six games over .500 on May 22nd. By June 15th, the Phillies were six games under .500 and in the middle of a 9 game losing streak. The Phillies probably shouldn’t have won 71 games last season considering they were outscored by 186 runs, but that doesn’t matter much for this team as they currently have one of the best farm systems in the league as well as some good young players on their current roster. The future is not that far away for Phillies fans.
Continue reading Philadelphia Phillies 2017 Team Preview
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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The 2016 MLB season has hit the halfway mark and the Midsummer Classic is upon us once again. Baseball fans from across the world will tune in on July 12th to watch the game’s top sluggers like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado step into the batter’s box to face the major’s top ace pitchers like Jake Arrieta, Madison Bumgarner and Chris Sale. Watching the game’s biggest and brightest stars go at each other in a game that does actually mean something is unlike any other event in professional sports right now (that is until the Warriors start playing). Outside of watching the superstars of baseball do what they do best, it is also a blast to see lesser known names who slide under the national radar. Players that are on the verge of becoming superstars or are just flat out fun to watch play the game finally getting a chance to showcase their skills on the big stage. The following list includes guys to keep an eye on during the game Tuesday night, to admire throughout the rest of the season and then follow the rest of what should be long and successful careers.
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