With about a month and a half of the 2014 Major League Baseball season in the books, we’re starting to see who the real contenders could be this year…at least in the National League. As far as the American League goes, there are still a handful of teams bobbing around the .500 mark.
While New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tries to finish his Hall of Fame career in pinstripes the way he started it, with a World Series title, and the Detroit Tigers aim to unseat the defending champion Boston Red Sox, the West looks to be one of baseball’s top divisions again in 2014.
Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?
With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?
Jason Vargas shut down Toronto for seven innings and leading Seattle to a 7-2 victory Tuesday night. The Blue Jays have struck out 21 times and scored three runs in the first two games of the series.