Young star Rhys Hoskins needs to emerge quickly from recent slump

Hoskins has disappeared over the last two weeksHe wasn’t selected to play in the actual MLB All-Star Game this year. But as one of baseball’s most exciting young sluggers, Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins was invited to participate in the Home Run Derby the day prior to that game at Nationals Park.Hoskins put on a strong showing, beating top-seeded Jesus … Continue reading Young star Rhys Hoskins needs to emerge quickly from recent slump

Phillies may fall short in the Manny Machado Derby

Manny Machado (picture: Yahoo Sports)While Rhys Hoskins was getting passed by Kyle Schwarber in the semi-finals of the Home Run Derby last night, it appears that the Los Angeles Dodgers may have also passed the Phillies in the Manny Machado Derby.MLB insider Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports was first out with the story on Twitter this morning:Breaking; The Dodgers appear to … Continue reading Phillies may fall short in the Manny Machado Derby

Major League Baseball 2017 Predictions

Opening Day in MLB is always the single most sure sign that spring has fully sprung. Ballparks across America will be filled to capacity in the coming days.At last, Major League Baseball returns for the 2017 season.Over the next seven months, excitement and drama that we can’t even imagine today will take place. While we cannot … Continue reading Major League Baseball 2017 Predictions

Champion Cubs may have next young star in Albert Almora

The Chicago Cubs ended the more than 70-year old “Curse of the Billy Goat” by powering their way to a 2016 World Series championship.A group of talented and youthful position players were keys in making that title possible. There were a pair of 26-year old players serving as virtual senior citizens in first baseman Anthony Rizzo and right fielder Jason … Continue reading Champion Cubs may have next young star in Albert Almora