MLB Week in Review (May 31-June 6)

The MLB is in an era where pitchers have become the most important aspects of the game every year. With the evolution of a new dead ball era teams are always looking to get the advantage on the mound. They are all trying to find the next great pitcher for their team to take over games and to do that they have looked in plenty of places. One of those places that these teams look for their next great pitcher is the MLB draft where pitchers become the most sought after prospects. The MLB draft represents a chance for teams for teams to reload their minor leagues and prepare for the future.

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MLB Week in Review (April 19-25)

In sports many times it is thought that newer is better when it comes to any aspect of the game from players to uniforms to systems. That rings true for the stadiums in sports as well with leagues seeing newer and better stadiums going up almost every year. The stadiums for all of the leagues are beginning to become their own small theme parks. There are more seats than ever while the amenities inside can range from great and unique food to massive stores with any type of merchandise.

MLB Week in Review (April 5-11)

This week would mark a very important date in the history of the MLB as April 8th would mark the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record. On April 8th 1974 “Hammerin’ Hank” would hit his 715th career home run breaking a record that had stood since Babe Ruth hit his last home run in 1935. It was a changing period for the MLB a time that the world was changing around the league.

MLB Week in Review (March 31-April 4)

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.

MLB Week in Review (September 21-27)

The Season is wrapping up with few teams still able to earn a postseason spot and the rest of the teas preparing for what comes next. In the National League there are no spots left as the postseason is set and most teams know where they stands. The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers will enter the playoffs as division champions while the Cincinnati Reds are sent to the Wild Card game. The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals continue to fight for the Central Division with the loser moving to the wild card game against the Reds.

MLB Week in Review (September 14-20)

With just over a week left in the MLB season the playoff picture is becoming much more clear with teams beginning to clinch. Two spots have been taken so far in the postseason while the remaining teams continue to drop out of the race. The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers would be the first teams to punch their tickets to the postseason with plenty more to follow in the next week of games.

MLB Week in Review (July 20-26)

The story will not go away and it does not seem to be slowing down as Biogenesis may be talked about for years to come. As was mentioned in previous posts the MLB has started to focus on another massive scandal in baseball. It started in the offseason when the Florida based Anti-Aging clinic, Biogenesis, went bankrupt and reports began to come out that they were providing PEDs while they were in business.

MLB Week in Review (July 6-12)

A few weeks ago The Sport Addiction would post a MLB Week in Review about Biogenesis and the hunt for cheaters that the MLB was undertaking. The MLB was looking at Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Florida that had reportedly sold steroids to a number of players in the MLB. Major League Baseball would spend the majority of the offseason downplaying the comments of Anthony Bosch, the former owner of Biogenesis.

MLB Week in Review (June 29-July 5)

The MLB is at the halfway point of the season as the All-Star Game approaches and so does a significant deadline. The MLB Trade Deadline might not be the flashy TV spectacle that a trade deadline is in many sports but it is still important. Of course a part of the lack of flash is the fact that there are deals after the deadline using the waiver wire to exchange players. Baseball is also very much a team sport where one player cannot make as big a difference as in other sports.

MLB Week in Review (June 22-28)

It has been a constant theme in the last few years of the MLB with the pitchers beginning to take over the game. The trend has continued through the last few years as many looked at the trend and though it was going to be another “Dead Ball Era.” The worry was that after the excitement of the arms race aka the steroid era when offence took off and home run battles captivated all fans.

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