MLB: Top Five Disappointments in Baseball
In baseball, all teams have the mindset of having a championship year. Most teams have a great year, while other teams wonder what went wrong. Here are the top five disappointments in baseball thus far:
5. Anaheim Angels & Albert Pujols- When Pujols signed with the 10 year $240 million dollar deal with the Angels, fans expected him to produce for the team. Pujols had an unexpectedly poor start to his tenure with the Angels, with 92 at-bats in the month of April without hitting a home run, while batting .217. He did not hit his first home run for the Angels until his 28th game and 111th at-bat with the team. The Angels have been playing better lately, but in order to over take the Rangers in the West, Pujols must play better.
4. Miami Marlins- With all the free agents that they signed this off-season, the Marlins were expected to win their division and bring a title to South Beach. Things have not been going well for the Marlins as they are 8 games back in the NL East. It is going to be a long season for Marlins fans.
3. Milwaukee Brewers- The Brewers were the NL Central champs last season and were expected to win the division again this year. With the departure of Prince Fielder, the Brewers have struggled offensively. Their pitching also have suffered. Currently they are 6.5 games back of the first place Reds and most likely they won’t make any noise in the Central
2. Arizona Diamondbacks- The up and coming Diamondbacks was the surprise team of last season. This season has been a different story as they sit in 3rd place in their division. They will call up phenom Trevor Bauer to add a spark to their pitching rotation which is ranked 16th in baseball.
1. Detroit Tigers- With the signing of Prince Feilder, the Tigers was expected to challenge the Texas Rangers for the American League championship. However, that has not come true. The Tigers are two games under .500 and is three games back of the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. They are ranked 17th in offense and 15th in pitching. It looks like a rough year for the Tigers.