This week, MLB Mayhem debuts our brand-new baseball news podcast. The Bush League Podcast will be updated regularly with updates pertaining to team performance, injuries, trade recaps, among many other topics. The cohosts are MLBMayhem writers Ryan Woodhams and Brendan Jobe. Topics for the first episode included Mike Schmidt's comments
We all heard it going into this year. The team that cashed in their top prospect, Yoan Moncada (considered to be blocked at the MLB level by Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts), Texas flamethrower Michael Kopech, switch-hitting speedster outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe, and Victor Diaz, to lure top gun Chris
For those of you who don’t know, the first overall pick in the 2009 draft was none other than Stephen Strasburg. However, for this article we are going to assume that the Washington Nationals selected Mike Trout over Stephen Strasburg.
Bud Selig steps to the podium.
With the first selection,
Major League Baseball has many traditions, superstitions, and unwritten rules. You don’t step on the rubber if you’re not a pitcher, you never talk to a pitcher working on something special, you don’t try to hurt guys, and if you offend someone then you prepare yourself to take a fastball
Craig Kimbrel is an elite closer. There’s no other appropriate description for him. That’s exactly what the Boston Red Sox were counting on getting when they dealt top prospect Manuel Margot plus others to the San Diego Padres in November 2015. Boston wasn’t concerned about Kimbrel’s sharp decline during his
It was the fourth inning in a afternoon June game in Arlington, Texas. Mitch Moreland, the Rangers first baseman and number 8 hitter, had already gotten his 11th double of the year in the inning before, but now was searching for more. On a pitch high and outside, Moreland rather
The Red Sox sorely miss David Price. Many Red Sox fans and media members have varying views on the star left handed pitcher, but few can deny that he is a serviceable major league arm that can eat up major innings.
He certainly did not provide the pitching a $217 million
When Craig Kimbrel was acquired from the San Diego Padres for top-tier prospects, there were high expectations for the dominant closer. With a fastball that is near triple digits, and a violent breaking ball that is nearly unhittable, his stuff is out this world for a closer. If only he
The Red Sox are now deep inside Spring Training and are a ways off from their first Regular Season series on April 3. That being said, there are still many Spring Training stories to follow in the Red Sox camp:
Andrew Benintendi made an immediate impact last season after being
Losing David Ortiz to retirement potentially hurts the Red Sox offense, but adding Chris Sale to the team solidifies a starting rotation that was already pretty good.