While starting the season strong isn’t necessary, it’s much preferred to the alternative — a loss on Opening Day. At home. With your ace on the mound. Amidst a bevy of high expectations from across the baseball landscape.
The Seattle Mariners haven’t made it to the post-season since 2001. For context: that was the same year popular films Zoolander and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone came out.
The Angels became the first team in the majors to clinch a postseason berth on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over Seattle.
Let’s take a look at the five faces of Major League Baseball when the post-Jeter era begins in November.
Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.
Lloyd McClendon tried to get a five-out save from All-Star closer Fernando Rodney, but that plan didn’t work
Derek Jeter and Mike Trout propelled the American League to a 5-3 victory over the National on Tuesday for its 13th win in 17 years. The night will be remembered for the old and the young rather than the score.
Brandon Maurer isn’t pitching well, and the Mariners might be ready to do something about it
King Felix gets the start tonight as the Mariners begin a new season against their American League West rivals, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. And if the King whips out one of his old recipes for the Halos, the Mariner faithful will be completely contempt.
Prospect Insider’s Steve Simas presents the top rookie candidates to make a splash in 2014.