How did Daniel Murphy become a household name in under a year?

When the 2015 Major League Baseball season began, the name Daniel Murphy was mostly unknown to people who weren’t fans of the New York Mets. In his first 6 seasons, he put up respectable numbers. Mostly hitting in the high .200s to low .300s, hitting a lot of doubles and stealing a few bases. But…

Who’s the early favorite to win the NL Cy Young award?

It’s only mid-June, but the National League Cy Young award race couldn’t be tighter. Although some may think it’s a two person race between Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, and Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw, a closer look shows a few more legitimate candidates. Let’s start with last year’s winner: Jake Arrieta. It took Arrieta…

Is Bryce Harper worth $500 million?

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is expected to become the highest paid player in MLB history. He becomes a free agent after the 2018 season, but speculation of a $500 million contact is already being discussed in baseball circles. If the 23 year old slugger signs anything close to that, it’d be the largest contract ever….