The Morning Edition (May 15, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

From Last Night:

  • Hicks hits 2 HR and robs one for good measure as Twins beat the White Sox
  • Masterson delivers a CGSO as the Tribe split a DH with the Yanks
  • Upton mashes in his return to Arizona
  • Harper injured as the Nats roll

What I’m Watching Today:

  • Felix and CC face off in NY (7p Eastern)
  • Matt Moore welcomes the Red Sox to the Trop (7p Eastern)
  • Corbin tries to quiet the Braves in Arizona (930p Eastern)
  • Kershaw gets the Nats in LA (10p Eastern)

The Big Question:

  • How do you think Dbacks fans liked Upton’s homecoming?

Here are the four best teams by wRC+ as of 12:19am (May 14): Indians, Tigers, Red Sox, Rays. The Tigers certainly fit, but I don’t know how many people would have said the Indians, Sox, and Rays were top level offenses when the seasons started. The Marlins and White Sox are the worst, but that Nationals are 28th, which is exactly how we all saw it six weeks ago. I’m a big fan of the Anthony Rizzo extension because I think he’s going to be a star and he’s about to be paid like less than $7 million AAV during his prime. In the last calendar year, he’s played 124 games in the big leagues and has 24 HR and a .283/.345/.485 line good for 124 wRC+. Among players below Rizzo by wRC+ over the last year are: A-Gon, Trumbo, Adam Jones, and Carlos Gonzalez. Rizzo is good and now he is cheap.


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