THE FUTURE OF PITCHING

There was a time when there was no such thing as bullpens and closers. In fact saves! weren’t even an official statistic until 1969. Starting pitchers were expected to pitch the whole game, and relief pitchers were used for spot starts and multi-inning relief appearances when a starter would struggle or get injured. Things changed however… starters went from pitching

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DIVISION ANALYSIS: AL CENTRAL

Entering the season, the expectations were that the Cleveland Indians would rather easily win the division for the fourth straight year. The Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox, and the Detroit Tigers were rebuilding teams not expected to be competitive, and the Minnesota Twins were expected to at best be Wild Card contenders and at worst a .500 team.

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6 PLAYERS THAT SHOULD BE TRADED BUT PROBABLY WON‘T BE

The trading deadline promises to have some interesting players available to contending teams, but there are some players who will likely not be moved, but should be. 1. SP MAX SCHERZER, WASHINGTON NATIONALS The Washington Nationals aren’t going to the playoffs this year. They also clearly have significant areas to improve in a competitive division that includes the Atlanta Braves

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