The 2001 Major League Baseball season saw the Seattle Mariners win 116 games which tied the 1906 Chicago Cubs for the most wins in a single-season. Those Cubs would go on to lose the World Series, while the 2001 Mariners would come up short in the American League Championship Series versus the New York Yankees. [...]
The Oakland Athletics are one of Major League Baseball's oldest franchises. The Athletics have been playing baseball since 1901, and prior to moving to Oakland in 1968, they also called Philadelphia and Kansas City home. The A's have had their share of ups and downs, but they along with the New York Yankees are the [...]
Are the Seattle Mariners ready to end Major League Baseball's longest current playoff drought?
X-Houston Astros 97-65 What a difference that four years made for the Houston Astros. In 2013, the Astros were the worst team in Major League Baseball. That year the Astros lost 111 games and it also marked their third consecutive campaign in which they lost at least 100 games. The Astros were in the midst [...]
The 2017 Major League Baseball season came to an end earlier this month with the Houston Astros crowned as World Series Champions. The Astros along with the Los Angeles Dodgers were the two participants in this year's Fall Classic as they each one 100 games. But the modern version of MLB's Playoff format is different [...]
After the Houston Astros made the World Series for the first and only time in franchise history in 2005, they faced a steady decline. The Astros bottomed out by having three consecutive 100-loss seasons from 2011-2013. But by 2015, the Astros found themselves back in the postseason. The Astros would win 84 games last year, [...]
X-Texas Rangers 90-72 Since 2009, the Texas Rangers have been one of the better teams in Major League Baseball as they have seven winning seasons and a pair of American League Pennants to their credit. But as good as the Rangers have been, the one thing that they've been unable to put on their resume [...]
To the untrained the Texas Rangers may not be a Major League Baseball franchise that jumps out as a storied organization. But since 1996, the Rangers have seven playoff appearances which included consecutive American League Pennants in 2010 and 2011. After a 95 loss campaign in 2014, the Rangers hired Jeff Banister to be their [...]
Mike Trout There's no doubt that Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is one of the most exciting players in Major League Baseball. In 2012, Trout was named the American League Rookie of the Year, and in 2014, he was was selected as the A.L. MVP. Along with winning the A.L. MVP Award [...]
There have been several surprises in the 2016 Major League Baseball season with the Philadelphia Phillies being one of them.