Which are the Coldest MLB Teams?
The early favorite entering the 2015 Major League Baseball season in the American League East was the Boston Red Sox. That hasn’t been the case to start the season as the Red Sox sit at the bottom of the division after a rough stretch winning just three of their last ten games.
This stretch has landed the Red Sox as one of the coldest teams around the game something that is hard to imagine after the team added Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. While the team added some key weapons on the offensive side the team failed to add depth to the starting rotation.
That has been exactly the teams struggles this season along with a very shaky bullpen. The Red Sox pitching staff has allowed the third highest earned run average in baseball at nearly five runs a game. The only two teams that have allowed more earned runs is the Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays. The Rockies currently sit in last place in the National League West while the Blue Jays sit just above the Red Sox in the East.
Here are the rest of the cold teams around Major League Baseball.
Milwaukee Brewers: We all expected the Brewers to be at the bottom of the National League Central division but did any of us see them winning just eight games over their first 27 chances? How about seeing the teams manager fired just a few days after the calendar month switched to May. The Brewers have major concerns all over the field as the team is ranked 29th in batting average, 27th in runs scored and 26th in earned run average
Colorado Rockies: All the talk entering the season was built around the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres as the early favorites in the National League. That being said when we looked at the division a sleeper potential was the Rockies who have one of the top hitting lineups in baseball with Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. The problem for the Rockies has been their pitching staff as they have allowed a league high 144 runs through 25 games. Overall the Rockies are ranked dead last in earned run average at 5.08 per game while the starting rotation has the fewest quality starts with just five.
Seattle Mariners: The Mariners made a few big splashes this offseason including landing the American League home run champ Nelson Cruz. Cruz has awarded the team picking up 14 career home runs in 27 games to start the 2015 campaign. Outside of Cruz the entire offense has struggled to manufacture runs as they have scored just 99 runs and are only hitting .235 as a team. On the mound outside of Felix Hernandez, the team has no other starter with an earned run average under 3.51 including three starters with an earned run average over five.
Other cold teams around Major League Baseball include the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates.
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