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9 Innings/Questions on the Red Sox

 If you like what you read below, check out more from Tyler at his site,  Tyler’s Think Tank.

This is a continuation of our series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

So, without further ado …

  1. How are the Red Sox’s offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

 

Alright. Their four main acquisitions were David Price, Craig Kimbrel, Carson Smith, and Chris Young. Price has been up-and-down, but overall he’s made the rotation better. Kimbrel has been shaky at times, but for the most part has been about as good as advertised.

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9 Innings/Questions on the Twins

If you like what you read below, check out more from David at his site, BaseballRoundTable.com.

This is a continuation of our series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

So, without further ado …

  1. How are the  Twins’ offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

The Twins were relatively quiet in the 2016 offseason, with the two most significant moves being the acquisition of power-hitting 1B/DH Byung Ho Park from Korea (four-year $12 million contract, plus a $12.8 million posting fee to Park’s Korean team for signing rights); and the trade of OF Aaron Hicks to the Yankees for catcher John Ryan Murphy.

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Nine Innings/Questions on the Cardinals

If you like what you read below, check out more from a good friend of BaseballReflections.com(yes, you’ve seen that name here before, just not for a while), Daniel Shoptaw at his site, C70 at the Bat!

 

This is a continuation of our series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

 

So, without further ado …

 

  1. How are the (your team name here)’s offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

The Cardinals didn’t make a huge splash in the offseason, as you well know.  Most of their activity then was watching players such as John Lackey and Jason Heyward leave while falling short of retaining Heyward or bringing in David Price.  The most significant acquisition was Mike Leake, who signed a five-year, $80 million deal with the club.

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Nine Innings/Questions with Mets Hot Corner

If you like what you read below, check out more from Mets Hot Corner at thier site, http://www.metshotcorner.com:  Mets blog giving opinions and unique views about the latest news concerning the NY Mets, as well as team nostalgia.

 

 

This is a continuation of our series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

 

So, without further ado …

 

  1. How are the Mets offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

The best acquisition offensively has been Yoenis Cespedes. Currently leading MLB with 15 HRs and batting .309, he is definitely one of the driving forces.

Defensively, trading for Neil Walker and signing Asdrubal Cabrera seems to be one of Sandy’s best moves. I’ve never been so excited over double plays, but with those two on the field I can’t help it – it hasn’t looked that pretty in a long time in Queens!

Bartolo Colon. Do I really need to get into this one? Dude is practically a legend since becoming a member of the Mets, and being he actually hit a home run this season just makes the story even better. Oh yeah, holding the Nationals to one run the other night was pretty swell also, especially since the prior outing was a game I would rather forget.

Bastardo was one of the signings that many in the media called the best move that didn’t get enough attention. Through he has shown brilliance at times, I don’t know if it will last. He’s already shown kinks in his armor but we can only wait and see for now.

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Nine Innings/Questions on the Brewers

If you like what you read below, check out more from Chris Zantow  at his site,  https://chriszantowauthor.wordpress.com/!

This is a continuation of our series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

 

So, without further ado …

 

  1. How are the Cub’s offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

Most have done as expected so far.  Until his recent near no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs, starting pitcher Chase Anderson hadn’t been as consistent as hoped.  Chris Carter’s all-or-nothing approach at the plate was a bit of a concern going into the season.  He started out strong, drawing more walks and striking out less, but seems to have regressed as of late.

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Nine Innings/Questions on the 2016 Reds

If you like what you read below, check out more from Shawn Weaver at his site,  shawns.blogspot.com!

This is a series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

 

So, without further ado …

  1. How are the (your team name here)’s offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

The acquisitions the Reds made were young guys for the rebuild, most of whom have not debuted yet.  We won’t know this answer for years.

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Nine Innings/Questions with DoubleG Sports on the Yankees

If you like what you read below, check out more from Charlie Mule at DoubleGSports.com!

This is another in the series of articles where I ask fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

 

So, without further ado …

 

  1. How are the Yankee’s offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

 

The Yankees acquired Starlin Castro, Aroldis Chapman and Aaron Hicks.

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Nine Innings/Questions With Dodgers Blue Heaven: A New BBBA Featured Series Of Its Members

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If you like what you read below, check out more from Ernest Reyes at his site,  Dodgers Blue Heaven!

This is the first in a series of me asking fellow bloggers from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance(BBA) 9 innings worth of questions about their team. The goal is to do this for as many teams as possible (all 30 would be ideal) a few times a season. This one is a pre-All Star edition, then a post-All Star edition, another down the stretch (towards the end of the season) and then either a playoffs edition or off season edition or both!

So, without further ado …

  1. How are the Dodgers’ offseason acquisitions working out so far? Any concerns?

This is a bit of a mixed bag.

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