American 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.

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Kansas City Royals 2017 Team Preview

2016 Recap: 81-81 3rd in the AL Central. After a magical two year run that saw the Kansas City Royals scrap and claw their way to two American League Pennants and a World Series title, the magic wore off (thank God) in 2016 for KC. Injuries early in the season to outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon on top of already being without third baseman Mike Moustakas really tested the depth of the Royals organization. The pitching that had carried K.C. through the majority of the previous two seasons wasn’t quite there either, leaving the Royals short of a third straight trip to the postseason. This season is crucial if they want to keep this run going as a lot of their key players are in the final season of their respective contracts. If the Royals decide to let the majority of their core walk, this could turn into a rebuilding process quickly.

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MLB American League Offseason Review

The calendar has officially turned to 2017 and that means it’s time to start talking some baseball. Since the NFL has been extra stupid this season with all the bad teams and quarterback injuries affecting the playoffs, lets turn our attention something more interesting. The Hot Stove reached some pretty high temperatures this winter and we will get right into breaking it down starting with the American League.

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