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Oakland A’s 2014-15 Team Review

Oakland Athletics Review 2014 2014 Team batting and Slugging.244/381Ranked 21st in MLBThe Oakland A's are about to lose their reputation for Moneyball. This last year they dropped 10 points in their team batting average from the previous year and 40 points in slugging percentage. Their MLB offensive ranking went down 7 notches from 14 to 21. Moneyball is going down why? The famous formula is too well known and now there are a limited amount of players that fit the formula. Offensively, you want guys that can slug and get on base at the same time. This means their batting [...]

Boston Red Sox 2014-15 Team Review

Boston Red Sox- Is this the end if a great era? The Boston Red Sox have pretty much been a top 10 hitting team since the early 2000's and last year was their worst offensive output and team ranking for over a decade. The Red Sox have notably been affiliated with Moneyball and has used the formula preceding the Moneyball popularity. They even offered A's General Manager Billy Beane a job way back when out of respect for the formula and has been using the formula successfully ever since winning a World Series in 2007 and 2013. They even hired [...]

Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2014-15 Team Review

Tampa Bay Devil Rays are not stinging the ball! 2014-15 Team Review Ranked 19nth in hitting.247 avg./ .367 slugging The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are the only team that does have a hitter who hit over .270 with 15  home runs. The usual MLB team at least has 2 and we have said that 4 is a preferable number to build a championship offense.The Rays only have 4 hitters that hit .250-.265 and above and around 10 homers. Evan Longeria is probably one of their better hitters but he only hit .253 with his 22 homers. Most of the line [...]

New York Yankees 2014-15 Team Review

Can New York Yankees New Hitting Coaches Save the Yankees Line-up? Last year (2014) the New York Yankees ranked 20th out of 29 teams in the MLB in hitting. The NY Yankees only had one player in their line-up (Jacoby Ellbury) that hit over .270 and had more than 15 homers (and he is the mallets Ayer in the team). Only McCann and Texeira hit over 20 homers but their batting average as so low you can say they were both non existent. They hit a dismal .245 and only slugged .380. How can that happen with all that talent [...]

Texas Rangers 2014-15 Team Review

Texas Rangers in Review 2014-2015 Season Hitting Coach Dave Magadan Is entering his second season with the Texas Rangers after being hired on Oct. 19, 2012. Magadan, the club's fifth different hitting coach since the start of the 2009 campaign. This is the third different major league club he has coached. He was also hitting coach for the Red Sox (2007-12) and Padres (2003-June 15, 2006).This is a peculiar situation that we find with hitting coaches like Dave Magadan. As far as hitting coaches go he has been the "wrecking ball" to many talented teams. He started with the Padres [...]