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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Detroit Tigers 2017 Team Preview

2016 Recap: 86-75, 2nd in the AL Central. The aging Tigers missed the playoffs for second straight season despite bringing in All-Star outfielder Justin Upton and former All Star starter Jordan Zimmermann in free agency as Detroit was picked by many to win the A.L. Central. The Tigers were able to stay in the Wild Card race for most of the season until falling out the race during the final week of the regular season. This offseason left them with a difficult question, make another run at October or deal some of our aging stars in an effort to rebuild? The Tigers top three players by WAR last season (Cabrera, Verlander, Kinsler) were all 33 or older and outside of Rookie Of the Year Michael Fullmer there isn’t a lot of young talent on this squad. The Tigers appear as if they’ll make another run at the postseason after doing very little this offseason, but if they get off to a bad start they could be a really interesting team to watch come the trade deadline.

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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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