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August 15, 2020

Raise your hand if you thought the MLB would find a way to screw up the return of baseball. Okay, everybody put your hands down now. Regardless of the season finishing or not, which is a bigger question mark than it should be, the MLB has failed to properly protect its players from a health and wellness standpoint. Another player has tested positive for COVID-19, this time a member of the Cincinnati Reds. At the time of writin...

March 3, 2020

St. Louis Cardinals

Key Additions: Brad Miller

Key Departures: Marcell Ozuna, Michael Wacha, Jose Martinez, Randy Arozarena

The Cardinals lost a major piece in Marcell Ozuna to free agency. They did recoup a high end pitching prospect in Matthew Liberatore from the Rays in exchange for two outfield pieces in Martinez and Arozarena. So this team is mostly intact after winning the Central in 2019. Paul Goldschmidt looks to recover...

February 26, 2020

Houston Astros

Key Additions: none

Key Departures: Gerrit Cole, Will Harris, Wade Miley

It’s been one hell of an offseason for a team that nearly won a second* World Series in three years. It’s clear the players don’t really feel bad or ashamed of the cheating scheme they went unpunished for. In fact, they’re playing the victim card of wanting to prove everybody wrong by winning this season. With the roster being very much the sa...

February 13, 2020

Los Angeles Dodgers

Key Additions: Mookie Betts, David Price, Blake Treinen, Jimmy Nelson, Brusdar Graterol

Key Departures: Hyun-jin Ryu, Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda, Alex Verdugo

The Dodgers are once again the clear favorite in the West. They lost Cy Young runner-up Ryu to Toronto and missed on the other major free agents like Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon. But they made a splash in trading for Mookie Betts and David Price. And gett...

December 4, 2019

Normally the non-tender deadline doesn’t garner too much buzz, especially when a slugger like Mike Moustakas signs a four year, $64 million deal the same day. But some of the names that were not offered contracts by their current teams should intrigue a number of others.

Kevin Pillar, OF

Superman has left the building. To those not paying much attention to the struggling Giants, Kevin Pillar was their best hitter in 2019, leadin...

June 5, 2019

Week: June 3rd - June 9th

Record: 29-31

AL West Standing: 4th Place

Games Back: 11.5 GB

Date Written: June 4th

Welcome to weekly Angels updates by me, Farbod Markazi, your resident Angels fan. Basically I think there are many different narratives surrounding the Angels, both good and bad, and I wanted to add onto it. I’m going to write about what I feel about the current situation of the team so there (most likely) will be some rid...