MLB Season Is Finally Here


Anthony Sereno, Staff Writer

The MLB season is finally here now that the MLB Opening Week has started on March 28th and will end on April 4th, 2019.

The first MLB Opening Day when every team played their first game on the same day was in 1968. The very first MLB game however was in June, in the year of 1846. However, in 1869, the Cincinnati Red Stockings became America’s first professional baseball club.

The MLB season has been started off with some players who are on fire. Players such as Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, Los Angeles Dodgers star Cody Bellinger, Colorado Rockies star Nolan Arenado, the Phillies new addition Bryce Harper, and Padres star Manny Machado is off to a great start.

A majority of these player has either signed a mega extension with their current team, like Mike Trout and Nolan Arenado, or they have signed big contract with new teams, like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. But has these contracts affected the rest of the MLB?

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Manny Machado (left), Mike Trout (middle), Bryce Harper (right)

The reason why this may have affected the MLB is because of the new ability of the team. For example, the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies had a record of 66-96. Which is 66 wins and 96 losses. Last year, they were 80-82 after the addition of some players. Now that they have Bryce Harper, they are already in the number 2 spot in ESPN MLB Power Rankings.

Some say that this is going to be the most exciting season yet. But will it? Unfortunately, there is no way to tell. But make sure to keep up with the latest MLB news on The Dana Mariner.