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MLB Preview 2018: NL East

We’re wrapping up our look at the MLB divisions with a preview of the National League East. The Nationals won the division by 20 games last year. The Marlins finished 2nd in the division and celebrated by trading their 3 best players. The Braves and Phillies are mid rebuild. And the Mets probably should be. Let’s take a look at how the Bench thinks the NL East will pan out. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: NL East”

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MLB Preview 2018: NL Central

We’re moving onto the NL Central in our 2018 MLB Preview. For those of you that don’t know this site is based in St. Louis. The Cubs are the favorites. The Brewers surprised in 2017. The question becomes whether we’ll follow our heads, hearts, or will the both converge. Find out. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: NL Central”

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MLB Preview 2018: NL West

The National League West sent 3 teams to the playoffs last year in the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Colorado Rockies. The Dodgers are stocked for another run. The Diamondbacks and Rockies aren’t getting much love, but still have a lot of talent. The Giants are partying like its 2013 after adding Andrew McCucthen and Evan Longoria. And then there’s the Padres.

Find out who are bench thinks will win one of baseball’s toughest divisions. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: NL West”

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MLB Preview 2018: AL East

We’re continuing our look at the 2018 MLB divisions with the AL East. After falling 1 game shy of a World Series appearance in 2017 the Yankees added the reigning NL MVP in Giancarlo Stanton. Not to be totally outdone the division champion Boston Red Sox added J.D. Martinez. The Blue Jays added Randall Grichuk. One thing is certain, there will be a lot of dingers in the AL East this season.

Find out who The Bench thinks will win the division, MVP, and Cy Young. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: AL East”

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MLB Preview 2018: AL Central

With our AL West preview in the books we’re moving on to the AL Central. The division has sent a team to the World Series 4 of the last 6 years. They’ve only come away with 1 win, but twice they’ve battled it out in decisive game 7s. Which team is going to come away with the division crown in 2018? Find out. Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: AL Central”

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MLB Preview 2018: AL West

Spring Training is underway in the MLB. Over the weeks leading up to the season we’ll be breaking down the winners of each division leading up to our World Series preview.

We don’t have time to wait for Scott Boras’s free agents to get signed. We’re hoping they don’t all land in the AL West and throw off our projections. But who knows 🤷🏻‍♂️. On to the preview! Continue reading “MLB Preview 2018: AL West”

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Why to root for each team left in the MLB Postseason

The League Championship Series teams are set. There have been a lot of big moments in the wildcard and divisional rounds. The League Championships should have some epic battles of teams fighting for a chance to represent their league in the World Series.

Now that the Cleveland Indians have proved as adept at blowing big leads as they were at winning consecutive games in August and September you may need a new team to root for. Here’s a quick primer on why you should root for each team left in the MLB Postseason. Continue reading “Why to root for each team left in the MLB Postseason”

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What to watch for in the MLB Division Series

The ALDS is already going with the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians jumping out to 1-0 leads in their respective series. But things kick into another gear today as all 8 teams will be in action. We’ve got a lot of baseball to watch today. So here’s a primer on what you should be paying attention to in each series. Continue reading “What to watch for in the MLB Division Series”

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MLB Postseason Predictions for Every Series. Is it the Indians to lose?

The MLB postseason is here. We’ve got 3 100+ win teams and one that lost 100 last year. We’ve got a team playing for a recently devastated community. 3 teams from one division. A team that won 22 in a row and another that was 91-36 before a 1-16 slump.

All to say it should make for some entertaining October baseball.

Continue reading “MLB Postseason Predictions for Every Series. Is it the Indians to lose?”

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Aaron Judge Has Done The Impossible

Aaron Judge is off to a torrid start of his career. After appearing in only 27 games last season, Judge has been dominating pitchers in the American League. He’s leading the league in homers with 30. Giving him the New York Yankees record. For a single season. Once held by a some guy named Joe. Joe Dimmagio I believe. Continue reading “Aaron Judge Has Done The Impossible”