25 Ridiculous Overreactions To The First Week Of MLB Action

25 Ridiculous Overreactions To The First Week Of MLB Action

25 Ridiculous Overreactions to the First Week of MLB Action
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MLB is now just over a week into the season, and fans are already making judgements about their team. It is way too early to figure out what is going on, especially in baseball. These are 25 of the biggest overreactions so far in the baseball season.

25. Zack Wheeler May Have Too Much Pressure

Zach Wheeler May Have Too Much Pressure
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25. Zack Wheeler May Have Too Much Pressure

Zach Wheeler May Have Too Much Pressure
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Many were talking prior to the season about how Zack Wheeler would be feeling the pressure now that Matt Harvey will be sidelined with Tommy John surgery. His first start didn't help to dispel those rumors. He wasn't terrible, but he did get the loss. He is going to get better as the season goes on and could get New York Mets fans really excited about next year.

24. Troy Tulowitzki Will Be An MVP Candidate

Troy Tulowitzki Will Be An MVP Candidate
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24. Troy Tulowitzki Will Be An MVP Candidate

Troy Tulowitzki Will Be An MVP Candidate
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Troy Tulowitzki has been on fire since the start of the season. He is hitting over .400 with five RBIs. He has even made a few Web Gems in the field. I just want to see that he can stay healthy for two months straight before he can be in the conversation for MVP.

23. Jason Heyward Won't Live Up To Expectations

Jason Heyward Won't Live Up To Expectations
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23. Jason Heyward Won't Live Up To Expectations

Jason Heyward Won't Live Up To Expectations
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Jason Heyward is currently hitting .107 on the season. With the injuries to the pitching staff, the Atlanta Braves really need their bats to get going. That starts with Heyward. He needs to be the team's leader if they are going to compete in the NL this year.

22. Shin-Soo Choo Is This Offseason's Best Signing

Shin Soo Choo Is This Offseason's Best Signing
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22. Shin-Soo Choo Is This Offseason's Best Signing

Shin Soo Choo Is This Offseason's Best Signing
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Shin-Soo Choo has been very good for the Texas Rangers so far this season. He could very well end up being this offseason's best signing, but do not make that distinction after one week.

21. Josh Donaldson Was A Fluke

Josh Donaldson Was A Fluke
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21. Josh Donaldson Was A Fluke

Josh Donaldson Was A Fluke
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Everyone was waiting for Josh Donaldson to come down to Earth last season, which never happened. This season, it seems to have happened. He is hitting .161 with only one RBI. He has struck out nine times and only walked once. He will turn it around as soon as he gets that first home run out of the way.

20. Mike Moustakas Is Going Down A Bad Path

Mike Moustakas Is Going Down A Bad Path
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20. Mike Moustakas Is Going Down A Bad Path

Mike Moustakas Is Going Down A Bad Path
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Mike Moustakas currently has the worst batting average in the major leagues of all qualified batters. He has only one hit in 22 at-bats. This is giving Royals fans nightmares of other failed prospects in the organization.

19. Stephen Strasburg Is On His Way To A Rough Season

Stephen Strasburg Is On His Way To A Rough Season
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19. Stephen Strasburg Is On His Way To A Rough Season

Stephen Strasburg Is On His Way To A Rough Season
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Stephen Strasburg has had two rough starts to begin the season. In total, he has allowed 10 runs (seven earned) and has a WHIP that is just under 1.75. This may be due to the colder months not doing well for pitchers. Don't judge any pitcher until the temperature hits 70.

18. Ricky Nolasco Will Flame Out For The Twins

Ricky Nolasco Will Flame Out For The Twins
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18. Ricky Nolasco Will Flame Out For The Twins

Ricky Nolasco Will Flame Out For The Twins
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Ricky Nolasco is two starts into his Twins career and he has a 9.00 ERA. He has allowed three home runs and walked six guys. He is going to eventually turn it around as long as he is healthy.

17. C.C. Sabathia Is No Longer An Ace

C.C. Sabathia Is No Longer An Ace
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17. C.C. Sabathia Is No Longer An Ace

C.C. Sabathia Is No Longer An Ace
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C.C. Sabathia had a terrible first two innings of the season. He was very good in Toronto until later in the game. He will get better once it gets warmer. The velocity will come once he gets used to the weight loss.

16. Jose Abreu Is The Rookie Of The Year

Jose Abreu Is The Rookie Of The Year
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16. Jose Abreu Is The Rookie Of The Year

Jose Abreu Is The Rookie Of The Year
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Jose Abreu has been fantastic for the Chicago White Sox this week. He has 11 RBIs already. There are other candidates that will come up in the race, but expect Abreu to be there all season.

15. Melky Cabrera's Demons Are Behind Him

Melky Cabrera's Demons Are Behind Him
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15. Melky Cabrera's Demons Are Behind Him

Melky Cabrera's Demons Are Behind Him
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Melky Cabrera is tied with teammate Jose Bautista in home runs in the AL. Most of his have come to open the game. Can he be the guy who almost won the batting title with San Francisco, or will he come back to Earth by midseason? Time will tell if he is the real deal.

14. Yangervis Solarte Will Become ARod's Replacement

Yangervis Solarte Will Become ARod's Replacement
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14. Yangervis Solarte Will Become ARod's Replacement

Yangervis Solarte Will Become ARod's Replacement
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Alex Rodriguez is a name that most Yankee fans would like to forget. Yangervis Solarte is helping them do that. He is hitting .458 with seven RBIs to start the season. Expect his stats to even out by the end of the month.

13. Wil Myers Will Have A Bad Season

Wil Myers Will Have A Bad Season
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13. Wil Myers Will Have A Bad Season

Wil Myers Will Have A Bad Season
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There are a lot of expectations for the future of Wil Myers and the Tampa Bay Rays. He was great as a midseason call-up last season. He is starting off the season slow, but that could have to do with his first April in the majors. He should turn it around soon.

12. Is Albert Pujols Done?

Is Albert Pujols Done?
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12. Is Albert Pujols Done?

Is Albert Pujols Done?
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Albert Pujols seems to be on a steady decline since he joined the Angels. Now that ARod is out of the league, his contract is starting to be talked as the worst in baseball. He needs to hit much better than .219 to quiet those rumors.

11. B.J. Upton Is A Lost Cause For Atlanta

B.J. Upton Is A Lost Cause For Atlanta
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11. B.J. Upton Is A Lost Cause For Atlanta

B.J. Upton Is A Lost Cause For Atlanta
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B.J. Upton looks like he is starting off this season where he left off last season. He looks lost at the plate with only four hits in 29 at-bats. He has no home runs, no RBIs, no runs and no walks. He does have 13 strikeouts. At least he is on pace to lead the league in something.

10. Josh Hamilton Will Be A Superstar Again

Josh Hamilton Will Be A Superstar Again
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10. Josh Hamilton Will Be A Superstar Again

Josh Hamilton Will Be A Superstar Again
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Josh Hamilton looked like the worst signing in a long time after a terrible first season in Anaheim. It seems like he finally has become comfortable in an Angels uniform. He still needs to show that he can be reliable.

9. Robin Ventura Will Carry The Sox

Robin Ventura Will Carry The Sox To Be Contenders
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9. Robin Ventura Will Carry The Sox

Robin Ventura Will Carry The Sox To Be Contenders
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The White Sox have had a good start to the season. They look like they can compete with how they've played so far. It doesn't seem like the kind of roster that can keep it together for a full season.

8. The Red Sox Will Miss The Playoffs

The Red Sox Will Miss The Playoffs
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8. The Red Sox Will Miss The Playoffs

The Red Sox Will Miss The Playoffs
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The defending World Champion Red Sox have struggled out of the gate, getting swept by the Milwaukee Brewers. They need to turn around their season quickly with the first rivalry series against the Yankees coming up.

7. New York Yankees Will Have Another Injury-Riddled Season

New York Yankees Will Have Another Injury Riddled Season
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7. New York Yankees Will Have Another Injury-Riddled Season

New York Yankees Will Have Another Injury Riddled Season
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It isn't starting well for the New York Yankees. They already have David Robertson and Mark Teixeira on the DL with various injuries.

6. Yasiel Puig's Attitude Will Ruin His Season

Yasiel Puig's Attitude Will Ruin His Season
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6. Yasiel Puig's Attitude Will Ruin His Season

Yasiel Puig's Attitude Will Ruin His Season
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Yasiel Puig missed the Dodgers' home opener after he showed up late. Will Don Mattingly have his hands full with the 23-year-old Cuban star? Can he get his attitude in check to continue on his path to success?

5. San Francisco Is The Team To Beat Again

San Francisco Is The Team To Beat Again
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5. San Francisco Is The Team To Beat Again

San Francisco Is The Team To Beat Again
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The Giants are fresh off a series win against the rival Dodgers and couldn't feel higher. Many are saying that the Giants could be the favorites to win the NL after their hot start. There's still a long way to go before they can claim that.

4. Miami Has Enough Hitting To Compete

Miami Has Enough Hitting To Compete
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4. Miami Has Enough Hitting To Compete

Miami Has Enough Hitting To Compete
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The NL East is having an especially weak season. With the Miami Marlins leading the NL in run differential, it has some thinking they can actually compete. They do have studs like Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez on the roster. Unfortunately, I cannot see their pitching holding up, even if they do end up scoring a bunch of runs.

3. The Mariners Are Winning The West

The Mariners Are Winning The West
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3. The Mariners Are Winning The West

The Mariners Are Winning The West
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The AL West is a division that can be considered a toss-up. You can choose any team outside of the Astros to win and it wouldn't be a crazy pick. The Mariners are off to a great start, but it is way too early to tell if they are the favorites.

2. The AL East Is No Longer The Best Division

The AL East Is No Longer The Best Division
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2. The AL East Is No Longer The Best Division

The AL East Is No Longer The Best Division
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Everyone in the division is losing games outside the AL East, which is hurting their case, but this division is the only one where all five teams can end the season above .500.

1. Chase Utley Will Be Great Once Again

Chase Utley Will Be Great Once Again
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1. Chase Utley Will Be Great Once Again

Chase Utley Will Be Great Once Again
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If you had to pick a week one MVP, Chase Utley might be your guy. Even with that, he has to show he can stay healthy for an entire season before people can really claim that he is the same guy he was in 2009.

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