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Baltimore Orioles 2014-15 Team Review

Baltimore Orioles in Trouble without Nelson Cruz? Well the Baltimore Orioles have been a solid hitting ball club the last 2 years Baltimore Orioles have been in the top 10 in hitting. They are a homerun hitting team who are prone to slump a bit throughout the year and have issues with on base percentage. All in all, their power has made up for any weakness's and they were one playoff series away from going to the World Series. The O's hit .256/.422  which ranks them ninth in 2014. They are one of the few teams in the whole league who [...]

Seattle Mariners 2014-15 Team Review

Will Seattle Mariners Finally Hit this Year? Big pick up Nelson Cruz from Baltimore! 40 homers from Cruz last year and he is in his third year. Seattle Mariners need power terribly, but unfortunately even Cruz's power numbers will not be enough to get Seattle Mariners over the hump. The Seattle Mariners are that bad offensively and their hitting philosophy is so contact driven that even Robinson Cano lost 10 homers off his usual total. Will Cruz be able to resurrect a 23rd rank offense? Maybe a bit, but not enough to come even close to being a play-off team. [...]

Miami Marlins 2014-2015 Team Review

Problem with Miami Marlins Offensive The Miami Marlins have hovered near last to the middle of the pack in hitting the last 5 years and if it was not for Giancarlo Stanton they would not have ranked 15th this year. Well let's investigate. Former Hitting Coordinator and hitting coach for the near last place hitting Miami Marlins and Houston Astros last year, John Mallee was first promoted to the role of major league hitting coach of the Miami Marlins in June of 2013 after spending nine years as a minor league hitting instructor in the Marlins’ farm system. He was [...]

New York Mets 2014-2015 Team Review

NY Mets Team Review 2014-15 Season Prediction The New York Mets hit .239 and slugged .364 in 2014 and ended up 28th in the league. Prior to that the Mets were 19th the last 2 years. So they have been on the decline and it cannot get to much worst for the NY Mets as they are at the bottom of the barrel. The past 4 years, Dave Hudgens was the hitting coach for the New York Mets. Hudgens, is a duly noted guru in the baseball community who is highly tauted for his prowess in hitting. He has had onE [...]

Philadelphia Phillies 2014-15 Team Review

We should all feel sorry for new coach Rhyne Sandburg! Here is why! The Philadelphia Phillies ranked 23rd in hitting last year with a .242 team batting average and .363 slugging. Considering all the talent they have on the team including Utley, Howard, Rollins, and Marlin Bryd they could not tie a consistent offensive attack together for most of the season.Utley, Rollins, and Howard had off years where their power numbers fell dramatically along with their personal batting averages. Sure we know injuries played a part, but this excuse is being used with nearly all the teams now. Hitting coaches [...]