Cuba is one of the biggest baseball countries in the world but a commitment to an old policy despite a changing environment continues to cost them a better chance at a title.
The MLB is a constant battle between new and old with the latest debate highlighted the differences as personality is under attack as being disrespectful to the game.
The MLB Postseason race is just about over with more teams finally clinching their spot to compete for the World Series.
The American League Central is a division that has had one ruler for a long time as the Detroit Tigers have been the dominant team for the majority of the 2010s.
The trade deadline in many sports is one of the premiere events of the season as teams trade major pieces as they prepare for a playoff run or for a new season. In the MLB it is quickly becoming one of the most exciting times of the year, and at no better time with the league entering the dog days of summer. This year the day took on a new level as two top pitchers were on the block and their teams were ready to let them go.
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 American League West was much like its counterpart from the National League as there was a sense that it was falling behind the other divisions. When trying to earn a spot against the AL East it can be a difficult road as it essentially means that the division is the best bet to make the postseason. That can be said for every division but with only two Wild Card spots and the East consistently in the hunt for both other divisions make their division race much more important.
The Season is officially half over as the Mid-Summer Classic gave teams and players a break from the long season. As always the All-Star game brought up the usual debates over the real point of a game to showcase the best of the best. Debates over the World Series home field advantage at stake would be one of the biggest issues.
The West is looking to rule this time around as there are a number of teams looking for their chance to represent the division in the postseason. The American League West is likely the only division that can even challenge the American League East for the title of the best division in baseball. They are making an even better case for it as the season approaches with teams making moves and winning games.