The three best MLB stories as we reach the Dog Days

August 19, 2013 | By: AJ Kaufman

As the news and sports media obsess over an outdated steroid “scandal” that has no effect on our lives, baseball fans I know are focused on 2013. Outside of the National League Central race and perhaps a last push from Arizona, the NL is becoming somewhat anti-climactic, but the American League has very good races. Perhaps the best stories, however, are three overachieving Midwest teams.

Ubaldo Jimenez Continues to Struggle Mightily

April 16, 2013 | By: AJ Kaufman

The Ubaldo Jimenez experience in Cleveland is rapidly coming to an end — or at least a long pause. Yours truly and many I know immediately declared the July 31, 2011 deadline deal a blunder the night it was made, as did many MLB experts. The stats have proven us prescient.