Ex-St. Louis Cardinals speedster Vince Coleman, the last player to heist 100 or more bases, doesn’t see the new MLB rules significantly increasing stolen bases.
The Yankees last had a losing year in 1992. The Cardinals last had a losing season in 2007. But both teams are facing the prospect of a losing season.
The Miami Marlins were an MLB-worst 24-40 in one-run games last season. After GM Kim Ng tweaked the roster, the Marlins are 10-0 in those games this season.
It’s been nearly one month since the start of the 2023 MLB season, so let’s not waste time taking an early look at who will walk away with the awards hardware.
Much like the All-Star Game, the American League has dominated the MLB interleague standings for the first 26 years, winning the unofficial crown 20 times.
The Tampa Bay Rays are off to a sizzling 12-0 start, but few in Tampa seem to be watching. The Rays are averaging just 16,770 a game at Tropicana Field.
A week into the MLB season, we’ve learned how good the Rays could be, how bad the Nationals, Royals and A’s will stink and how well the new rules could work.
Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said of the uniqueness of Opening Day in St. Louis: ‘You could make up a ceremony but it’s the history.’
Over the years, MLB teams have found how tough it is to repeat successes of the previous season. But other teams have found playoff success completely elusive.
Whitey Herzog on a change he would like to see in MLB: ‘Add an inch to each side of the plate.’ He said it would lead to more strikeouts and shorter games.
Dusty Baker, who has spent most of his life in MLB, is now dealing with managing the world champion Houston Astros through the onset of new rules changes.
Current defensive stalwart Nolan Arenado and former St. Louis Cardinals defensive wizard Ozzie Smith finally met and spent time together at the Cardinals’ camp.
Jim Leyland, who managed Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander with the Detroit Tigers, said of their reunion with New York Mets: ‘They’re something special’
Divisional rivalries have taken a back seat to interleague play in MLB’s new scheduling format. That won’t be a good thing for the game.