And this is where Toronto loses the division and will probably miss the playoffs.
And Mets fans continue to be pissed about trading away the best pitching prospect in baseball 10 years ago. Granted he had injury issues a few years ago, but every ounce of success Kazmir has, has to be twisting the knife. It's awesome to see he's bounced back from his injuries.
So as a Nats and O's fan...quite surprised the O's are in first place. The starting pitching is horrendous, and I'm not entirely sure what they can do on the trade market to get some help. I don't know that they can keep this up without bringing in reinforcements.
Nats were in first place for like 2 days and then the Braves started a 9 game winning streak. Nats are basically at full health but they are dicking around and losing to the Cubs, so we'll see what happens. The O's and Nats actually face off next week for 4 games and don't play the Braves until early August.
Post by Darth Onyx [BLM] on Jul 6, 2014 11:46:36 GMT -5
I guess they couldn't get a trade with that contract. I feel bad for Soriano because he had a great season last year and was a huge reason why the Yankees were even competitive. But he's been horrendous this year.
Mets won the series with the Rangers. Not a big accomplishment but eh, it's something.
Know this team isn't going to contend this year but hope they pick up a shortstop for now. The future looks good shortstop wise (Rosario, Guillorme, Cecchini, and maybe Reynolds) but now we need someone a bit better.
AL Roster Starters: Jose Bautista Mike Trout Adam Jones Miguel Cabrera Robinson Cano Josh Donaldson Derek Jeter Matt Wieters (will be replaced by Salvador Perez) Nelson Cruz
Pitchers: Yu Darvish Max Scherzer Felix Hernandez Masahiro Tanaka Jon Lester David Price Scott Kazmir Dellin Betances Sean Doolittle Glen Perkins Mark Buehrle Derek Holland
Bench: Jose Abreu Victor Martinez Yoenis Cespedes Edwin Encarnacion Jose Altuve Derek Norris Kurt Suzuki Adrian Beltre Alexei Ramirez Brandon Moss Alex Gordon Michael Brantley
Final Vote: Dallas Keuchel Corey Kluber Rick Porcello Garrett Richards Chris Sale
NL Roster Starters: Troy Tulowitzki Paul Goldschmidt Chase Utley Aramis Ramirez Andrew McCutchen Carlos Gomez Yasiel Puig Yadier Molina
Pitchers: Johnny Cueto Clayton Kershaw Zack Greinke Madison Bumgarner Adam Wainwright Francisco Rodriguez Aroldis Chapman Craig Kimbrel Pat Neshek Tyson Ross Jeff Samardzija (ineligible. will be replaced by Julio Teheran) Tony Watson Jordan Zimmermann
Bench: Giancarlo Stanton Jonathan Lucroy Dee Gordon Freddie Freeman Starlin Castro Todd Frazier Charlie Blackmon Hunter Pence Devin Mesoraco Daniel Murphy Josh Harrison Matt Carpenter
Final Vote: Casey McGehee Justin Morneau Anthony Rendon Anthony Rizzo Justin Upton
Last Edit: Jul 6, 2014 19:01:12 GMT -5 by MonadoHeir
I would say the fans just about got it perfect with the American League starters. The only exception was in choosing Matt Wieters over Salvador Perez, but at the end of the day, Perez will start due to Wieters' injury, so it all evens out.
EDIT - And the National League fans kind of dropped the ball by selecting Yadier Molina, Chase Utley, and Aramis Ramirez as starters.