The MLB season is officially underway and in only one week the biggest news is the attempted sale of the Miami Marlins by an owner that never really endeared himself to any city he was a part of and ever team he owned.
The National League West has been defined by the best rivalry in baseball but the other teams in the division continue to make strides towards rebuilding and getting into the division hunt.
A bill proposed in the USA has ignited a debate about the level of pay for Minor League baseball players who continue to get less than minimum wage and might be classified as working poor.
This week the MLB saw another fight which is becoming more common in a new era of the MLB where the unwritten rules are becoming a hiding spot for immaturity.
The NL West has always been a division highlighted by a battle between two top teams but this year there may be a third team throwing their hats into the ring making this battle more interesting.
The National League West is home to the new dynasty in the MLB but it is far from a division dominated by that team.
The Year in Sports was a difficult one to figure out as the accomplishments of so many were often overshadowed by terrible actions of the few. It was a year where the Olympics provided great stories day in and day out and yet many to a backseat to other stories. Heroes rose in 2014 but they were not the stories that took precedence in 2014. Instead it was the fall of heroes that took most of the headlines this past year. It is a common occurrence in the world of sports especially with the evolution of the sports world.
The MLB season as a new champion and yet it is a familiar ending to the season with the San Francisco Giants taking home the crown. It is the third time that the Giants have earned the World Series Championship in the last five years. That accounts for one of the best five-season stretches in the MLB and it brings about the debate of where the Giants stand. A dynasty is a team that has had success over multiple years in a small stretch.
In 2004 the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series in only four games and began a run of some of the least competitive World Series. From that moment on there has only ben one World Series that has gone to seven games. There have been four series sweeps, three series that went five games, and the other two series have gone six games. Overall not many series have seemed too competitive even if they went for six games. It has been a massive run of series without a lot to talk about aside from one dominant team.