After some big retirements last year it’s now time for a new generation to officially take over and begin a new era in the MLB and that era will be slightly different as the new generation has a new attitude about the sport.
This week was a strange one in the MLB as two players called it quits but both did so reluctantly as Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder had their careers ended rather than choosing to leave.
The decisions made now can change the entire outlook for a team for the postseason race including decisions on young pitchers and their arms.
The MLB season is almost over and the run to the postseason is heating up as teams continue to try to find their way to the playoffs.
The All-Star Break is almost here and for plenty of teams that is a chance to take stock of where they are as the break marks the unofficial halfway point of the season.
The MLB is a league full of complicated characters but none are more complicated than that of Alex Rodriguez.
The summer is approaching, although in some places it is taking its sweet time, and with the warmer weather comes the new baseball season. The 2013 baseball season was full of great stories and a championship run for the ages. The Boston Red Sox would be seen as a team in transition and a team that was not going to get back to the World Series a year after a terrible season.
2013 was not a sports powerhouse year as there were no major events throughout the year but that wouldn’t stop the stories from coming. There was plenty to talk about this year despite the lack of major world events. It was a year of great surprises but one aspect of the year took over the rest. 2013 was not the most positive year for sports as heroes fell almost monthly in a year that was not great for those who support the merits of sports and sports figures.
The MLB is revving up for the playoffs race as teams get ready to fight for their chance to play in the postseason. There are plenty of teams that will likely not make it but for the few that have a chance, these next weeks are more important than ever. Teams need to muster everything they can get to try and earn wins and climb into a playoff spot.
The MLB has never been a league known to change quickly as they have a reputation of being one of the slowest in evolution. Season after season the MLB continues to face problems with a number of issues and season after season they do nothing. One of the biggest issues in recent years has been the officiating as time and time again we see blown calls cost critical games.