2014 MLB Preview #1: St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals (101-61) Team Ace:  Adam Wainwright Breakout Player: Matt Adams The Cardinal’s one weakness last season was their defense, and improving that aspect of their game was the top priority in the offseason.  The Cardinals cut ties with Carlos Beltran in order to get younger, faster and to steal a few more runsContinue reading “2014 MLB Preview #1: St. Louis Cardinals”

2014 MLB Preview #8-2

8. Cincinnati Reds (90-72) Team Ace: Mat Latos Breakout Player: Billy Hamilton I can’t see this team beating the Cardinals for the division title, but even with there injuries coming into the year I don’t see a scenario where the Reds fail to make the playoffs either. The only real change in the offseason wasContinue reading “2014 MLB Preview #8-2”

2014 MLB Preview #9: The New York Yankees

The New York Yankees (90-72) Team Ace: CC Sabathia Breakout Player: Michael Pineda The Yankees have an extremely wide range of outcomes for this season, and I decided to go by the numbers with my favorite team (partly because I felt it was a way to be less bias, and mostly because it seemed reallyContinue reading “2014 MLB Preview #9: The New York Yankees”

2014 MLB Preview #15-10

You’ll be finding playoff contenders from this point on in my rankings. Since I started writing my power rankings a few weeks ago, a lot of things have changed, most of them injury related.  I’ve adjusted my remaining team rankings accordingly but am leaving my projected records the same (they’re too hard to change acrossContinue reading “2014 MLB Preview #15-10”

Fantasy Baseball: Top 230 Players Projections for Points Leagues

For any of you that are curious, here’s the player order I used for this year’s draft. Miguel Cabrera Mike Trout Edwin Encarnacion Clayton Kershaw David Ortiz Andrew McCutchen Paul Goldschmidt Joey Votto Robinson Cano Adam Wainwright

2014 MLB Preview #21-16

21. Colorado Rockies (75-87) Team Ace: Jorge De La Rosa Breakout Player: Rex Brothers For a team that plays in such a hitter friendly park, I find the Rockies very boring to watch.  They’ve yet to find any help for their pitching staff, and refuse to commit to Rex Brothers as their closer, instead electingContinue reading “2014 MLB Preview #21-16”

2014 MLB Preview #22: Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins (72-90) Team Ace: Ricky Nolasco Breakout Player: Josmil Pinto The Twins’ as a team ranked 29th in ERA last season, and their notable improvement is with their starting rotation. Expecting a huge jump in production would be unrealistic but they could find themselves in the 16-20 range.

2014 MLB Preview #30-23

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) They’re finally here, my preseason power rankings for the 2014 baseball season!  I know last year these kind of got out of hand, so I’m trying my best to keep them brief this year (just a paragraph) with a few exceptions.  As of now, I’m expecting this to be about six entries long,Continue reading “2014 MLB Preview #30-23”

2013 MLB Year-End Awards

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) With the World Series in full swing I figured I would post my version of Major League Baseball’s year-end awards.  Probably should have done this a few weeks ago but better late than never. And by the way, I don’t care about that whole “MVPs should be on playoff teams” bull. Continue reading “2013 MLB Year-End Awards”

MLB’s Not-So-Instant Replay

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) So baseball,  you finally decided to use instant replay to your advantage. Just like everyone’s been saying you should for the last 10 years. Oh wait; you can only challenge certain plays? Oh, a coach only has restrictions on what inning and how many times he can challenge a play?