Tag: Baseball

Keri the 10: Brewers Flip NL Central, Tough Mets Calls and More MLB Observations

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. The Brewers have flipped the NL Central upside down

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs enjoyed one of the most dominant seasons by any team in decades, winning 103 games and claiming the NL Central by a jarring 17 1/2 games before going on to win their first World Series in 108 years.

The Case for Trading Josh Donaldson

Last week, some guy on the Internet argued that the Blue Jays should keep Josh Donaldson through the rest of this season, and possibly longer. That guy was dead wrong. Handsome and smart and cool, but dead wrong.

Baseball players, like almost everything else on this planet, are depreciating assets.

Keri the 10: The Rockies Can Pitch, a New Unlikely Hero and More MLB Observations

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. The Rockies are winning; somehow, they’re winning with pitching

If you were abducted by aliens six months ago, and your first day back on Earth came Wednesday at Coors Field, you would wonder what happened to the world you used to know.

The Case Against Trading Josh Donaldson This Season

They own the second worst record in the American League. Their former MVP third baseman, all-star catcher, all-star shortstop, and two starting pitchers who finished in the top-seven of Cy Young voting last year are all on the disabled list. Their position players are the oldest in all of baseball and this era has been particularly cruel toward older players.

The 30: The Astros and Yankees Look Like the Class of the American League

In less than three years, the Astros have gone from 0.0 local TV ratings to potentially running away with the AL West. In less than two years, the Royals have gone from World Series winners to the worst team in the American League. In less than one year, the Blue Jays have gone from a couple wins away from a pennant to possibly being out of the race by the end of May.

Keri the 10: The Yankees Trade Market, Cy Young Keuchel and More MLB Observations

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. Home runs keep surging
In 2016, major-league baseball’s home-run rate surged to its second-highest level ever, trailing only the heart-of-the-PED era 2000 season.