MLB Spotlight Series: Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers

The top two National League ball clubs in my current MLB Power Ranking are about to clash. The Washington Nationals visit Dodger Stadium this week to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.This will be a rematch of last year’s NLDS, won by the Dodgers in the full five games. The Nats held a 2-1 lead in … Continue reading MLB Spotlight Series: Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers

NL Central has MLB’s tightest divisional race

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and the MLB divisional races are just beginning to take shape. Perhaps surprisingly, the most competitive race to this point has been in the National League Central Division.The NL Central is home to the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The North Siders were expected by many to run away with the division, … Continue reading NL Central has MLB’s tightest divisional race

Surprising Mark Reynolds helps Colorado Rockies to surprising start

At the start of the 2017 season in Major League Baseball, the Colorado Rockies were not considered a favorite in the NL West Division.Most prognosticators had the four-time defending division champion Los Angeles Dodgers as the favorites once again. If someone was going to dethrone LA, it was likely to be their arch-rivals, the San Francisco … Continue reading Surprising Mark Reynolds helps Colorado Rockies to surprising start

The Philadelphia Phillies are simply not ready to contend – yet

Much is being written by local scribes who follow the Philadelphia Phillies on a daily basis regarding the increased competitiveness of the club thus far in the 2017 season.Those writers are echoing the comments of Phillies team officials. In signing manager Pete Mackanin to a contract extension, GM Matt Klentak had this to say per Ryan Lawrence of … Continue reading The Philadelphia Phillies are simply not ready to contend – yet

Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson is now the hunter

Anderson has gone from being the hunted to the hunter in MilwaukeeThe Milwaukee Brewers haven’t fielded a winning team since the 2014 season. It has been six years since the 2011 Brew Crew won 96 games and the NL Central Division crown. That was the most recent contending seasons for the club.Thus far in the 2017 season, … Continue reading Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson is now the hunter