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.
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?
It’s hard to believe what Cody Bellinger is doing for the Los Angeles Dodgers this far into the season. His projections over a 162-game campaign are the sort of silly numbers you expect with a small sample size klaxon in early April.
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.