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2014 Midseason Latino MLB Awards

The 2014 season reached its historically second half of its schedule, making the perfect moment for this year midseason awards. Let’s have fun. Here are my 2014 midseason award winners: American League Best Team: Oakland A’s Surprise Team: Seattle Mariners Disappointing Team: Tampa Bay Rays Best Latino Player: José Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays Best Latino Pitcher: Felix Hernandez...
Via Tony Menendez Page-Home of BaseballLatino
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

From Floundering to Formidable Fish

The year was 2006. The then-Florida Marlins began Opening Day with the lowest payroll—$15 million—in Major League Baseball, the most frugal amount by more than $20 million. Their average player age went from 29.5 to 25.9-years-old in less than a year, and they played 22 rookies over the 162 games. They started out 11-31. When the locker rooms were cleaned out at the end, however...
Via Heat and Ace
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The Awkward Bay Dynasty

When Joe Buck gave his closing monologue Wednesday to b-roll of the San Francisco Giants’ triumph over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, and called the new world champions a dynasty, there was probably a gaggle of fans that threw baseballs at their television sets. The Giants, despite winning three World Series titles in five years, seem that odd when...
Via Heat and Ace
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Arm Alignment

You wonder what the Atlanta Braves thought earlier in the month when Clayton Kershaw became the second pitcher to win a Most Valuable Player award in the last four years. Maybe they got a little angry when they saw a pitcher win, because just a year ago their own Freddie Freeman finished fifth in the National League MVP voting. Maybe they issued a zealous whistle, glad that their...
Via Heat and Ace
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Capital Favorite Champion

The reality is that the Washington Nationals will have to pay Max Scherzer until he is 44-years-old, and history says most long-term contracts for pitchers stink towards the end. But the Nats are only getting whiffs of the sweetest scent in the baseball world at the moment, and rightfully so: their Scherzer swoop just made them the justified World Series favorites for 2015. Before...
Via Heat and Ace
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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