The National League Central is the best division in baseball by far. The top three teams in the division were also the top three teams in all of baseball last year. Let me repeat that. All three teams were better than every team in the American League and in the
View image | gettyimages.com One of the great ironies in baseball is that positions often carry very different meanings at the big league level than they do in amateur baseball. No matter which country you are talking about, the best athletes were always pitchers and shortstops (often both). When you
The trade deadline is rapidly approaching. One could go to MLB Trade Rumors every 15 minutes to check out the rumors, but most of the deadline deals are about common sense. Which teams are in the playoff hunt and which teams are clearly out of the playoff hunt. From there
As we continue the dumpster diving series we come to a position that is considerably weaker than the others. Of course, we probably knew that going into the season. Beyond the heavy hitters like Hanley Ramirez and Troy Tulowitzki, there aren’t a lot of guys to feel really good about.
The National League shortstop universe is an interesting contrast to the American League version. Their collective total averages and batter runs are considerably better, but the median runs created total for the position was under 40 in the National Leagues. That can mean only one thing: there were a number