MLB trade review: A\’s acquire Morales

Kendrys Morales. Photo from The Athletic             The Oakland Athletics have acquired DH/1B Kendrys Morales and cash from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for infielder Jesus Lopez and international signing bonus pool money.             For the A\’s, first baseman Matt Olson needed surgery for a broken hamate bone. Morales, who has played just 30Continue reading “MLB trade review: A\’s acquire Morales”

Washington Nationals 2019 season preview

Anthony Rendon            The Washington Nationals lost a free agent this offseason that would break the record for biggest contract in MLB history. But, now without Bryce Harper, they are actually a better team. They added to their pitching, improved their catching and now have a very good and young outfield. The Nats could easilyContinue reading “Washington Nationals 2019 season preview”

Toronto Blue Jays 2019 season preview

Teoscar Hernandez              The Toronto Blue Jays failed to finish over .500 for a second consecutive season in 2018. Their run to the ALCS in 2015 and 2016 didn\’t work out, and they never won 90 games in a season. In October 2015, six Blue Jays players and manager John Gibbons were on the coverContinue reading “Toronto Blue Jays 2019 season preview”

Texas Rangers 2019 season preview

Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Photo from Dallas Morning News           The Texas Rangers had a period from 2015-2016 where they were title hunting. A Jose Bautista bat flip in \’15 and an embarrassing ALDS sweep ended the Rangers\’ run. Now, they are at rock bottom. Former face of the franchise Adrian Beltre retired, and out the doorContinue reading “Texas Rangers 2019 season preview”

MLB trade review: Angels get Stratton

Chris Stratton. Photo from NBC            The Los Angeles Angels have acquired RHP Chris Stratton from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for LHP Williams Jerez.             The Angels always deal with rotation injuries. Both Tyler Skaggs and Andrew Heaney are hurt, but could be ready for Opening Day. Stratton can fill in as aContinue reading “MLB trade review: Angels get Stratton”