Baseball Season Is In Full Effect

Dated: May 1 2014

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We are a full month into the 2014 baseball season, and surprises seems to be the theme in the first month of the season. From slow starts, to hot teams, to surprise players, another baseball season is under way. The season is young, but we are starting to see the contenders and pretenders for the 2014 season.  The Milwaukee Brewers have come out of the gate with hot bats, and a surprising well performing pitching staff. Matt Garza is NOT the reason for this teams pitching success either. Behind the arms of Kyle Lohse, Marco Estrada, and their league leading closer K-Rod (Francisco Rodriguez) continue to dominate their opponents. Carlos Gomez continues his terror to becoming one of baseball best outfielders. Yes, you herd me right, not Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez. Braun continues to struggle with his thumb and it seems to have an effect on his play, despite a couple games of multi-homerun games, he isn't the Ryan Braun of 2010-2012 (maybe its the banned substance he no longer can take) The Brewers are the real deal sitting at an impressive 20-8.Anther surprise is the New York Mets? Sitting two games back of the Atlanta Braves, their record stands at 15-11. Now, lets not get carried away, the Mets will come crashing down to earth sooner rather than later. They have a high strike out rate, and their pitching has out performed expectations and current reality. Their young ace, Zach Wheeler is kindly filling the shoes of last years super star Matt Harvey as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Onto the bats and Curtis Granderson... "The Grandy Man," is not the same player we watched for the Yankees for all those years. His power numbers are way down and so is his average. Batting a measly .136 with only one homerun on the season continues to scream out to the New York Mets fans to begin to panic. In the off season he received a 4 year $60 million contract. Start to be concerned Mets fans, because the next 4 years are only going to get worse. David Wright hasn't been the David Wright of old, but continues to be the foundation of that team. Jenrry Mejia continues to impress however. Although his last start didn't go as well as his prior starts, he did face the Miami Marlins on the raod, and this comes along with facing the hardest hitter in the game right now, Giancarlo Stanton. After giving up 6 earned runs to Miami, his ERA still stands at 3.49 with 31 K's on the young season. Continue to watch this young talented player, as he will rise to become one of the better pitchers in baseball. Jose Abreu...Herd the name? If you haven't already, just turn on MLB network or SportsCenter and he will likely be on a highlight real or two.  A man amongst boys, as he is hitting .270 with 10 homeruns, 20 runs scored, and 32 RBI through the first month of the season. The Cuban born player is on his way to locking up Rookie of the year on the young season. Prior to the season he was quoted as to saying "I will be able to hit 30 homeruns in the Major Leagues." Seems this man backs his words up with his play. We have found the Chris Davis of last year in this young talented player. Continue to watch him, as he is on pace to break Albert Pujols rookie records. He is the real deal ladies and gentlemen, and for you fantasy players, trade for him while you can, but it might already be to late for that. Continue to enjoy the 2014 season baseball fans, as baseball is an Americas past time. The love of this game has brought myself and my family so many great memories and I hope it does the same for you and your family. Now...PLAY BALL!!!!

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