Whit Merrifield breaks out as Royals return to contention

Whit Merrifield emerges as productive second basemanWhen the Kansas City Royals opened play for the 2017 MLB season, very few prognosticators picked them to be a contender.The Royals captured back-to-back American League pennants in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. And in 2015, they won the second-ever World Series crown in franchise history. That isn’t all … Continue reading Whit Merrifield breaks out as Royals return to contention

Surprising Jason Vargas leads starting rotation of resurgent Royals

Vargas has been a surprise rotation leader for KCThe Kansas City Royals were contenders in the AL Central Division each season from 2013-15. In 2015, the Royals not only captured that division crown, they also won the World Series.Last year, Kansas City slipped to a third place .500 finish. The club struggled through the first couple … Continue reading Surprising Jason Vargas leads starting rotation of resurgent Royals

Twins have tough decision with top pick in 2017 MLB Draft

At some point before 7:00pm EDT on Monday night, the Minnesota Twins brain trust will make a difficult decision. That decision is likely to have a big impact on the organization during the decade of the 2020’s.Both general manager Thad Levine and president of baseball operations Derek Falvey are in their first seasons in those roles. The … Continue reading Twins have tough decision with top pick in 2017 MLB Draft

Chisox plummet as new skipper Rick Renteria struggles

With eight losses in their last nine games, the Chicago White Sox are on more than a losing skid. The total collapse over the last week and a half has plummeted the Chisox right out of the race.Following Friday night’s 7-3 defeat to the division-rival Cleveland Indians, the White Sox are in last place in the AL … Continue reading Chisox plummet as new skipper Rick Renteria struggles

Justin Verlander Born Again Hard

It appeared during the 2015 season that fans of the Detroit Tigers just might be witnessing the beginning of the end of the brilliant career of ace starting pitcher Justin Verlander.Verlander had won the 2006 American League Rookie of the Year Award and the 2011 AL Cy Young Award. He had also been a six-time American League … Continue reading Justin Verlander Born Again Hard