The 2020 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner. The league has its opening day scheduled for July 23rd, Thursday, and will be the first of the four major US leagues to return since the month of March. Despite some well-known names opting out of the campaign, baseball's stars will be on display almost as much as during any other season. At least for the time being.
Rendon currently has the 9th best OPS in a season by a third baseman since 1902, everyone above him either current or future Hall of Famers (and A-Rod). He has had a historic 2019, just not quite at the level of Yelich or Bellinger.
Christian Yelich is out for the remainder of the 2019 season after fracturing his knee. The injury occured when Yelich fouled the ball into his knee whilst playing against his former team, the Miami Marlins. This freak incident has cut short one of the best individual offensive seasons in baseball history and has deprived us of an exciting National League MVP race.
Cody Bellinger vs Christian Yelich for the National League MVP is going to be one of the most interesting storylines during the last six weeks of the season.
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?
Paul Goldschmidt and Christian Yelich shone for the Cardinals and Brewers respectively in the first series of the 2019 MLB season.
Milwaukee Brewers were one victory from the World Series in 2018. They will be confident of returning to the playoffs this year.
Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto has been at the centre of trade speculation all offseason. San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds are the two latest teams to be linked with the All-Star catcher, as reported by Ken Rosenthal on Monday.
All set for an historic night of baseball.
The highlights, and maybe lowlights, from the last week around the Majors.