MLB awards: my 2018 IBWAA ballot

IBWAA 2018 MLB awards ballot timeBack in 2009 the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America) was originally, and perhaps fittingly, founded on Independence Day “to organize and promote the growing online baseball media, and to serve as a digital alternative to the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA)” per the organization home site.At the end of … Continue reading MLB awards: my 2018 IBWAA ballot

Final 2018 MLB Power Ranking

Ryan Braun and the Brewers ranked lowestamong MLB playoff teams(Photo: Steve Paluch)The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season has come to an end, and yet it still isn’t over. For the first time ever there will be a pair of “Game 163” events taking place.The Chicago Cubs are hosting the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field at this … Continue reading Final 2018 MLB Power Ranking

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

MLB Power Ranking: 2018 All-Star break

The Yankees and Red Sox again battle atop the AL EastWe have reached the Major League Baseball All-Star Game break, and the National League has developed the far more interesting playoff races.In the American League, the Boston Red Sox in the East Division (4.5), Cleveland Indians in the Central (7.5), and Houston Astros in the … Continue reading MLB Power Ranking: 2018 All-Star break

Reports surfacing that Manny Machado will be traded this week

Could this local artist rendering be a preview?With the MLB non-waiver trade deadline looming just two weeks away, the Philadelphia Phillies remain one of the favorites to land superstar shortstop Manny Machado from the Baltimore Orioles.Based on a number of developments leaking out into the media on Monday morning, things now appear to be finally … Continue reading Reports surfacing that Manny Machado will be traded this week