Daily Archives: November 4, 2016
With the 2016 MLB season officially in the rearview mirror, the entire baseball world now shifts its focus to the offseason and preparing for 2017.
Some players and teams hope to build upon the progress they’ve made over the last six months, but others are out to re-establish themselves and prove that recent subpar performances were a blip in the radar. That’s easier said than done, of course.
Plenty of players have an eye toward rebounding in 2017, but the following starting pitchers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation. They’ve each experienced a period of dominance on the mound – some longer than others – but had to deal with tough times in 2016.
To regain their status of being one of baseball’s top starters, these five hurlers have plenty to prove once April rolls around.
Mike Trout, despite being the best player in baseball, will almost certainly not be named American League MVP.
While Trout won’t join the list of 30 players who have captured multiple MVPs, he does have an opportunity to become a member of a more elite club: Should Trout finish second in the voting (a distinct possibility), he’ll join Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and current teammate Albert Pujols as the only players with four MVP runner-up finishes…