could someone explain to me why one of the NL Central teams doesn't move to the AL West to make an even 5 teams for each division?
This was explaned to me like 5 years ago but I forgot...
it's such a huge advantage to play in a 4 team division vs. a 6 team divison, that just isn't fair at all.
It is happening and people have been talking about it for a while. Still not fully in baseball mode?
As a condition for approving the sale of the Astros from Drayton McLane to Jim Crane, the Astros agreed to shift from the NL Central to the AL West as soon as 2013, giving each league 15 teams. It's baseball's first realignment since the Milwaukee Brewers went to the NL after the 1997 season.
He's really not sucking though. He's only 19, remember. And you should never judge prospects solely on their minor league stats, in fact, you should pretty much put very little no basis on their stats. All the reports have been that he's been very impressive with his approach and defense, and has shown great plate discipline. He's really starting to hit there lately as well.
The bat is very real, and I don't think there's any concern over his stats, he's very, very young to be at AA and he is more than holding his own there.
Bryce Harper put up numbers very similar to Machado when he was in AA/AAA, though he didn't have as many AB's.
Last edited by irondarts : 06-29-2012 at 07:49 PM.