Joe Maddon to Manage Cubs in 2015

The latest info that sends Joe Maddon to the north side of Chicago for 2015.

Andrew Friedman leaves for the Dodgers

It's the end of an era in Tampa Bay. What does the future hold?

2015 Rays Schedule released

We disect the 2015 Rays schedule.

Feb 24, 2014

Predicting the 2014 AL East


Will Myers works out at 2014 Rays Spring Training camp.
Courtesy: Jonathan Dyer/USA TODAY Sports
(via Fox Sports Florida)
Last year I gave my predictions for how I thought the AL East would go in 2013. Upon my recap this past November, I realized I did better than I thought I would, even though I completely missed the mark on the Sox. Well it's time to do it all over again. Here are my predictions for the 2014 AL East. I will be going in alphabetical order.

Baltimore Orioles: As I mentioned in my 2013 recap, 2013 for the O's was sub-par to their 2012 season. But we did see the emergence of "Crush" Davis. I mean, with 53 HRs last season, it's hard not to notice him. The O's lost Brian Roberts, K-Rod, Jason Hammel, Scott Feldman, Mike Morse, among others which can be seen here. The O's will be looking to bounce back from the aforementioned sub-par 2013 campaign. With their only stand out additions being Ubaldo Jimenez and Delmon Young, the O's were pretty quiet this offseason. Unfortunately for them, I can't see them returning to their magical form of 2012 and see 2014 being more like 2013. 2014 Prediction: 83-79, 4th place.

Feb 21, 2014

Rays left off Best Offseason list by MLBN host

Host of MLB Network's Clubhouse Confidential (a show dedicated to the "thinking fan", or sabermetrics) Brian Kenny in his opening segment "High Heat" listed the teams he thinks had the best offseason Tuesday evening. The Rays were notably absent from the list, which named the Top 8 and goes: