I wrote a similar piece last year and in 2012, but didn’t think I’d need to opine on the same topic again this season. I was wrong.
Last September, the Cleveland Indians seemingly regained fan confidence when, under the stewardship of veteran skipper Terry Francona, they won their final 10 games to finish 92-70, capturing the top AL Wild Card spot. Not bad for a squad that collapsed the August prior and fell to a 68-94 clip.
Baseball’s 2014 trade deadline has come and gone and several top-line starting pitchers have swapped uniforms. The MLB arms race has gotten intense and now four teams have what have to be considered far and away the best starting rotations in baseball. The question is: who has the best collection of starting pitchers after the deadline?
I made my personal selections for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game starters earlier this week.
Now it is time for projecting the entire rosters to be announced at 7 p.m. ET Sunday, including the Final Vote candidates and possible injury replacements.
We’re already at the quarter mark of the MLB season, which is hard to believe, really, but there are a number of individuals who are off to sensational starts. At this point several players have distinguished themselves and have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.
Here’s a look at the leader for each of the three main awards for each league: Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and MVP.
As expected, Matt Harvey of the New York Mets and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers have been selected as the starting pitchers for the 2013 All-Star Game. Both guys are having remarkable seasons and have fully earned the right to start the game Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York.