The Braves won their second straight NL East title, and offseason acquisition Josh Donaldson had his fair share of contributions on his way to hitting 37 home runs and leading the Braves into the postseason.
The 2019 MLB free agent class will go down in history with a great deal of star pitching and many teams with obvious needs on the mound. Most eyes are on Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and Madison Bumgarner – two World Series MVPs and a total of three generational aces.
The Atlanta Braves acquired reliever Chris Martin in a trade with the Texas Rangers, sending pitching prospect Kolby Allard the other way, as reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
The All-Star break is upon us, so it seems a fitting time to look back at the first half of the season. The MVP, Rookie of the Year and Cy Young awards are set to be closely fought throughout the remainder of the campaign, but if the season ended today, who would win them?
The second phase of MLB All-Star voting begins at 5pm BST on Thursday. Each position has three candidates for this 28-hour round which will decide the starters at Cleveland’s Progressive Field for the midseason classic.
Texas Rangers lost 95 games last year, though they were forgotten about amid the group of terrible American League teams.
Infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a one-year, $5 million with the Texas Rangers, according to Ken Rosenthal.
Spring Training is ramping up. Major league starting pitchers have edged their pitch counts higher, with aces now going five innings into games, just as Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner did on Tuesday.