Whatever is a baseball writer to do? Mookie Betts and Christian Yelich each took home MVP awards last night. The night before, Blake Snell and Jacob deGrom took home Cy Young honors. And earlier this week Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuña were rewarded with Rookie of the Year awards. These choices are all…good? Look, I’m…
Matt Wieters and Edwin Encarnacion return to their old stomping grounds, Mark Trumbo reaches up for a homer, and the Pirates have a bad day on and off the field.
Opening Day so nice, they did it twice.
Texas takes a flier on Tyson Ross, Tampa Bay adds Colby Rasmus’ power, and Colorado breaks the emergency glass.
Baltimore finds a Matt Wieters replacement, Milwaukee adds rotation depth, and Colorado buys a watch.
Chicago adds Wade Davis and Koji Uehara to a rebuilt bullpen, while Kansas City makes a big bet on Jorge Soler’s power.
Jon Jay’s arrival in Chicago means Dexter Fowler is going elsewhere, and the Braves and Mariners make a minors trade.
Chicago’s pitchers at the plate played unlikely Game 2 stars.
One factor in bridging the gap between the minors and majors? Confidence. Not the 2003 Ed Burns film.