Memorial Day Awards

With the quarter pole of the Major League Baseball season having been passed this week in and Memorial Day on the horizon let’s take a look at my award winners at this point of the season.

Predictions sure to be debated and not necessarily an indication of the award winners come the end of the regular season,

but let’s take a look at the best hitters and pitchers who figure to be in the conversation come October.

National League MVP: Matt Kemp

Despite missing time on the disables list with a hamstring injury last year’s runner-up to Ryan Braun in MVP voting played like a man angry he was not elected as the league’s most valuable player in a season in which he almost won the Triple Crown and went off for a 40 homerun/40 stolen base campaign. Continue reading Memorial Day Awards

Baseball’s Memorial Day Litmus Test

With Memorial Day a few days away and backyard bbq’s and pool parties about to be set off in full bloom this weekend, let’s take a minute to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to help make the United States the greatest country in the world.

Memorial Day is also the unofficial day when baseball teams realize they are who they are, not to steal from Denny Green’s famous postgame rant in a Monday Night loss to the Chicago Bears years ago, but sometimes teams are not who we thought they are.

Take a peek at the top of the standings across Major League Baseball and you will see five of the six division leaders are not the team that won the division a year ago.

The biggest surprise has to be the Baltimore Orioles who entered Saturday as owners of the best record in the American League.  Continue reading Baseball’s Memorial Day Litmus Test