First lineup changes of the season for Phillies as J.T. Realmuto gets a rest

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'v7OSVxe9R3Z67iaNY7niNA',sig:'wkDlebrtpevjl6QggCqdtxCXz2lkIUy0PM1giZcvmqw=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'657487382',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsAndrew Knapp gets his first start of the season behind the plateIt’s one of the most commonly used and recognized phrases in the English language, understandable to anyone who hears it uttered: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.Phillies manager Gabe Kapler has lived by that mantra over the first … Continue reading First lineup changes of the season for Phillies as J.T. Realmuto gets a rest

Minnesota Twins visit Citizens Bank Park for first time since 2010

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'_7MkzayhTGlZAL4nnkr_fQ',sig:'PCrzp44Q3HPs3qAgXkp_0mvXaziHNWLySXYrjlmoJ5A=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1134769764',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsFirst-year manager Rocco Baldelli leads the Twins into PhillyThe Philadelphia Phillies (4-1) return home following a brief but eventful two-game series split with the division rival Washington Nationals down at Nationals Park in our nation’s capital earlier this week.The pair of emotional games in D.C., especially Tuesday night’s … Continue reading Minnesota Twins visit Citizens Bank Park for first time since 2010

Mariners sail back into early contention

Not since the 2003 season have the Seattle Mariners been a consistent contending ball club. The Mariners won 93 games that season. It was a fourth consecutive year above the 90 victory mark for the team at that time.But in the 13 full seasons since then, Seattle has not reached that 90 victory mark even once. … Continue reading Mariners sail back into early contention

American League Most Valuable Player

Like yesterday's evaluation of the National League Most Valuable Player candidates, and the selection of my own Top 10 vote, there is a hitter-pitcher element in the AL this season.The starting pitcher candidate in this case is Seattle Mariners righthander "King Felix" Hernandez. Like his NL counterpart, Clayton Kershaw, the King is most certainly the … Continue reading American League Most Valuable Player