MLB Play of the Week and a seventeen game hitting streak make David Fletcher one hot baseball player. Nice guy, local product, deserved fan favorite. I’m loving his breakthrough season.
Baseball season becomes official when Mike Trout starts taking over leader boards. First one to double digit home runs down, more to go. That’s 9 bombs in the 13 games as a father. Trout homered again last night, but Fernando Tatis Jr. surpassed him later in the evening (more on Tatis to come).
Yogi Berra once quipped “it gets late early out here.” Same can be said of the abbreviated 60 game MLB season which is approaching both the halfway mark and trade deadline.
Houston Astros as sellers? Pretty unthinkable at the beginning of the season, but in the age of all in or all out, it might make sense.
Here’s a list of players that should be on the market. Several are relievers with multiple years of control left, none are Angels. Multiple Giants do show on that list, but they’ll all be in uniform this week.
Looking towards the future, Joe Maddon says first round pick Reid Detmers might make his MLB debut this summer. Keep in mind the college season was cut short so he has far fewer innings on his arm than in normal years.
Angels broadcaster and longtime friend of the site Victor Rojas has started a YouTube show focusing on his family. The first three episodes are up and if you’d like to see Vic away from the ballpark they are a good watch.
From around baseball:
The saga in Cleveland continues to grow. Multiple players were justifiably upset that Plesac and Clevinger decided to break agreed upon protocols then felt the two continued to act dishonorably after caught. Oliver Perez threatened to quit if they were not punished. Trust is so hard to earn and so easy to lose.
SI is trying to jinx the A’s. I think they win the West this year and are set up very well for the next few seasons pitching wise.
Mariners pitcher Kendall Graveman has been diagnosed with a bone tumor in his cervical spine. Sounds really bad but somehow won’t grow or impact his pitching.
Tatis hit a grand slam on a 3-0 count with his team up seven runs, and Rangers manager Chris Woodward was upset about it. Do you have any thoughts on this particular “unwritten rule”? Comment below.
Sorry I haven’t been too active lately, work is crazy. Hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.