Lead Story - 12/16/2019
Off-Season HighlightsJust some highlights I gleamed from observing the off-season!
The NL East is slightly heating up, after the Atlanta Braves took the division and upset the Dodgers, they made some improvements and are hoping for a further run. The Miami Marlins however, want to compete as well, and they signed a significant amount of quality players to their team. They are hoping to give Atlanta a run for their money.
The biggest contract signed was probably the 8 year, 18M contract given to RF Garth Jansen to play for the Rockies. They probably have one of the best young outfields in the league, as they signed RF Octavio Coley last off-season to a 7 year, 21M contract, and he paid them back with winning the MVP last season. The Rockies are hoping that Garth can do the same.
Oakland finally made the playoffs last season, but they made some major changes coming into this season. Signed last seasons ROY CF Milo Pratt, they shuffled players around and have an entire new infield, and new catcher. They plugged some holes in their pitching staff and promoted 5 prospects, hoping to give the Mariners a competition in an always competitive AL West.
It seems as though there are several owners that are promoting their prospects, believing they are ready to go. I look forward to seeing...
SP Roy Halladay, Baltimore Orioles
SP Brennan Malone, Cincinatti Reds
SP Nick Adenhart, Oakland Athletics
C Eli Evans, Chicago White Sox
among many others!
Almost time to play ball!
Twins can't contain Goodwin, fall 7-6
Mickey Goodwin was on his game, knocking in 3 runs in Oakland's 7-6 victory over the Twins. Goodwin also had 3 hits in the game. | Box
Halladay whiffs 10 in 8-4 win
Roy Halladay struckout 10 Chicago batters in a 8-4 win for the Orioles. | Box
Wolfe blasts off, leads Marlins to win
Dale Wolfe blasted 2 homers, lifting the Marlins to a 7-4 win over Cincinatti. Jackson Rutledge struckout 12 Cincinatti batters in the contest. | Box
White Sox fall to Orioles despite Randall's efforts
Michael Randall whiffed 8 batters, but the Orioles managed to beat the White Sox, 4-3. | Box
Athletics ride Cottrell to victory over Twins
Ian Cottrell was brilliant last night, allowing just 2 hits over 7 innings, leading the Athletics to a 2-1 win over the Twins. | Box