Michael Wacha was the star-studded pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yasiel Puig was the breakout superstar for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then there’s Max Scherzer, who won the American League Cy Young Award. And Chris Davis, the unexpected home runs leader.
All four players had great seasons in 2013. But heading into 2014, the question is: Can they do it again? My prediction: Some will, some won’t.
In only a few short weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks start the 2014 MLB season in Australia. Even as spring training games are starting up again, there are still free agents whose futures are up in the air.More »
Well, college baseball is starting up again. Yeah, I know, baseball is not important until Omaha, but down here in Raleigh, North Carolina, it’s starting to become a big deal. Why is it important now, you ask? It just so happens that other, forgotten team on Tobacco Road, N.C. State, is ranked Number 2 in the country by ESPN.More »
As I hurled the ball I heard two pops, and red-hot pain shot through my arm like a bullet. My legs buckled under me and I fell to the ground. My vision blurred, making it look like there were two of my friend George running towards me. My right arm, my throwing arm, buckled under me and seared with pain as I tried to get up. I knew right away this wasn’t just sore muscles — this was an injury.More »
Congratulations to the World Champion Boston Red Sox on the worst-to-first turnaround. Spring training is around the corner, and it has been an eventful off-season. This off-season, like many others before, had a lot of big names on the market. Will this be the year we get a team that will rise from the bottom to the pennant? More »
I came into this season with no expectations for the Red Sox. The September crash 2011 and the disaster that was the entire Bobby-Valentine-led 2012 season had squashed my hope in the Sox, and I bashed every move they made in the offseason. My only hopes for the 2013 season were to finish in fourth instead of last and see if prospects Jackie Bradley Jr. More »
Hi SI Kids, as many of you know I spent my summer continuing my quest to go to all 30 MLB ballparks. This summer I traveled to Cincinnati, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, and Tampa Bay. In Tampa Bay I visited a family friend who I hadn’t seen in 11 years. His name is Little Eddy Castellanos and he plays for the Florida Battalion. More »