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NL East

Breaking Down the NL East

Today starts a series of articles where we break down each division in baseball. Let’s see who the pretenders and who are the contenders are in each division. Today we look at the NL East.
The Marlins do have a lot of young talent and are going in the right direction as long as they are committed to keeping this talent as their salaries rise. However in terms of this season it will be about development of their young players. Jose Fernandez is already an ace but this is a big season for Henderson Alvarez, Jacob Turner, Nate Eovaldi in terms of what kind of starting pitchers they will become. Expect top starting pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to reach the show sometime in June – July. The Marlins core bat is Giancarlo Stanton but he will need help from Yelich, Ozuna, Saltalamacchia and the other filler bats the Marlins have. Keep an eye on Jake Marisnick who has a lot of potential and could be patrolling the Marlins outfield for years to come. Expect the fish to get better and their young players to develop but not in the conversation for 2014.
With the loss of Matt Harvey in 2014 due to Tommy John surgery the Mets like the Marlins are building for the future. The Mets just are asking way too much from players looking to bounce back from poor seasons as well as, asking way too much out of young players albeit very talented to take a big step forward this year in terms of being even a serious wild card contender. Continue reading

The Montreal Baseball Project Rumor Mill

The baseball community has been trying to bring back the Expos for sometime now. MLB was a central part of the sports community in the City of Montreal (and Quebec) for decades before the franchise made its way to the US capital and became the Washington Nationals. Matthew Ross of the Montreal Baseball Project was interviewed on TSN 690 AM in December 2013 and the interview is a must listen if you are a ball fan in La Belle Province. The old rumor mill is on high alert with the talk being that grounds of the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the adjacent ground could be the future site of a baseball stadium. This would be the launch pad for a new approach to the commissioners office as part of a bid for a new team. The idea makes sense if you consider that the new mega hospital (and subsequent relocation of the Children’s) will leave the whole Atwater Street and St Catherine Street area open for redevelopment. Maybe Peter Sergakis will get behind this move?

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A look back at the 2013 season

We know it is cold, we know you miss summer, we know you miss the boys of summer. Spring training is starting but is it enough? We do not think so. So take a look back and experience the 2013 season again. Check out these highlights from the 2013 MLB Season. How many of the highlights do you remember?

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