Draft was interesting especially as Husker fan. The Derby seems to be slowly gaining traction in the mold of the NBA all star weekend, which is good.
Rodriguez was crushing in the first round.
The second half poses an interesting question. If ohtani gets traded to an NL team in which league does he win the MVP. As a Braves fan Acuna is running away with the race in the NL, but Ohtani is the most valuable player on the planet and should win the award in both leagues in my opinion.
...... Even Braves fans may tip the cap to Kimbrel.
...... Interesting note about Ohtani tonight .. Henry Davis. Pirates rookie. Called up 32 days ago. Had two homers on the season coming in (not much) -- but had two tonight against Ohtani. The first player ever to homer twice in a game off Ohtani.
It really would. FanGraphs has the Yankees playoff chances at 20% and Mets at 4.1% as of this morning. Mets dropped its last 2 to the Royals and have a fairly tough schedule down the stretch. Hopefully the Astros put the Yanks in a bigger hole in their upcoming 4 game series. If they can tread water until mid-August, they can make a run. They have 2 series against the Blue Jays in the last 2 weeks of the season. Very well could come down to that.Relatively boring trade deadline earlier this week.
The best part was watching the Mets dismantle their team. They had -- by far -- the biggest payroll in MLB. I knew before the season they'd find a way to underachieve. It's the Mets -- that's what they do.
It'd be a beautiful thing if neither the Mets nor Yankees made the playoffs.
It would be better if the extra inning rule just put a runner on first base, not 2nd. Leave it to the manager to figure out how to get him to 2nd base. It may even bring back the hit-and-run. But make the offense earn 2nd base.
Cubs got a good third baseman but I don’t see them doing anything.
Trade deadline today. Shouldn’t be as eventful as last year, but should still be wild. Still can’t get over the Royals trading Nicky Lopez. Not that Lopez is a world beater, but a solid bench utility, good team guy, friendly contract, fan favorite, and under team control through 2025. Traded for a guy they easily could have got 10 days ago. Ridiculous.