Category: News

The 30: The Fantastically Mediocre AL Wild-Card Race Is Heating Up

Being a baseball fan usually means rooting for excellence. We cheer for tape-measure home runs and dominant pitching performances. Ten-game winning streaks. No-hitters. The rare hitting streak that can even start to threaten DiMaggio. This is usually what we want to see.

But this season, baseball’s biggest source of excitement is emanating from an entirely different place: mediocrity.

Which 2017 Breakout Sluggers Should We Buy Going Forward?

We’re in the midst of an unprecedented home-run boom in Major League Baseball. Want proof? First, we’re on pace to shatter the single-season record for home runs. Second, MLB players have already combined to hit more homers this year than they did in the entire 2014 season. It’s Aug. 10.

Keri the 10: Cleveland Finally Rocks, Shark Attack, Honeywell Watch, More MLB Notes

1. Cleveland rocks (finally)
It didn’t make any sense.

Cleveland won 94 games last year, then stormed to within an eyelash of their first World Series crown in 68 years. This spring, they boasted a much better collection of talent than they’d trotted out last year. Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Carlos Carrasco, and Danny Salazar were all healthy, something that could rarely be said in 2016.

How a Lost Season Could Mean Big Draft Gains for Blue Jays

After months of struggling and hoping, the Jays finally waved… if not a white flag, at least a light-coloured one.

Trading away Joe Smith and Francisco Liriano isn’t blockbuster territory. But those deals solidified what we more or less already knew: “wait ‘til next year,” is now the mantra at 1 Blue Jays Way.