Author Archives: Eric Favaloro

Across the AL: Rangers, Astros Set to Meet on Opening Night of MLB

Harrison & Norris 2

With less than a week to go until the Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, March 31 to play the Houston Astros, the 2013 MLB season will be underway shortly.  The Rangers will be sending lefty Matt Harrison to the hill, while right-hander Bud Norris will start for the Astros in the team’s ...

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Across the AL: Baltimore Orioles Unlikely to Repeat 2012 Success

jair jurrjens

The Baltimore Orioles shocked many baseball fans in 2012, when they not only won 93 games and nearly won the AL East, but also managed to secure a spot in the postseason.  After all, it had been 15 years since the Orioles last had a winning season or made the playoffs.    Despite eventually losing in ...

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Across the AL: Undefeated Royals Look Strong in Spring

james shields

With an 8-1 victory over the Reds on Sunday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals earned their ninth straight win and thus remain undefeated in the Cactus League this spring, with a record of 9-0-1.  If a team is having a bad spring, it is easy to disregard it simply because it is Spring Training.  However, ...

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Across the AL: The effects of Red Sox injuries

Red Sox pitching staff

The fracture sustained by Curtis Granderson in his first at-bat of the spring is certainly a huge blow to a Yankee offense that, according to Joe Girardi, already had to “find different ways to score runs.”  While no team likes to see its players get injured, it can be argued that if an injury is going ...

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