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.
The American League West looked like it was headed to becoming a very competitive division but it never panned out leaving one team on top which is where they hope to stay at the end of 2017 despite the rising of a few teams in the west.
The AL West may not have the same history as their NL counterparts but a rivalry is forming and it could once again define the race in the division.
The postseason race continues in the MLB with teams running to the end of the season and looking to find their way to the postseason.
The American League West seemed to be headed towards being the most consistent division in the MLB but that has all fallen apart.
The MLB is set to begin another marathon towards October baseball as the boys of summer return to the field.
The Midsummer Classic has come and gone once again as the MLB All-Star would provide the American League with home field advantage in the World Series. It was another display of the best of the best and was a typical game these days with the AL winning 5-3. More than just home field advantage and a display of the best players in baseball this all-star game would see a passing of the torch. Derek Jeter has been the man in the MLB for years as he is the one player that everyone can say has done it the right way.
The MLB would see yet another no-hitter this week, marking three so far this year, as the MLB continues to see pitchers dominate the MLB. This week the star of the no-hitter would be Tim Lincecum who would put up his second career no-hitter. His latest would be another chapter in the strange career of Lincecum who shows signs of greatness but can never seem to break through. That wasn’t the case when Lincecum first started his career in the MLB as he was considered one of the best young pitchers in the league.
This MLB season will be the end of an era in baseball as two of the most important figures in the sport will end their careers at the conclusion of the season. Derek Jeter and Bud Selig have been the face of baseball for two decades and both will end their time in the league at the end of 2014. For Derek Jeter the end of the season will mean the end of being the face of the sport and the prototype of a baseball player. Jeter has long been considered the one player who has done things the right way through his entire career. He is the type of player that every team looks for to help lead the team to championships.
Another season is hear as the rumours and the analysis would go out the window as the players were simply allowed to play. A few surprising starts would highlight the first week of the season as teams considered the worst in the league would launch themselves to the top of their divisions. Miami, Seattle, and Houston would all find themselves at the top of their divisions. All three of these teams were seen as three of the worst teams in the league but would start much better than many expected.