5 Things: Strange Highs And Curious Lows For Brandon Crawford And The San Francisco GiantsThere's never a dull moment in Major League Baseball, of course, but some weeks are more volatile than others. Nothing illustrates this better than the seven-day stretch the San Francisco Giants just went through. Last Monday, shortstop Brandon Crawford set a record with seven hits in one game, but by Sunday, the team's bullpen had wasted all the momentum generated earlier in the week. In other big news, Texas first baseman Prince Fielder announced his playing days were over due to injury concerns, and Alex Rodriguez played his final MLB game.
5 Things: A-Rod And Teixeira Saying Goodbye, While Ichiro Makes More HistoryThe Chicago Cubs had another perfect week thanks to another ninth-inning comeback, but the big headlines in Major League Baseball last week came from the Bronx and the Rocky Mountains. Both Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira said their goodbyes to the New York Yankees, albeit in different ways. Meanwhile, Ichiro Suzuki capped a Hall of Fame career with his 3,000th hit in Denver, an amazing accomplishment considering he didn't join MLB until he was 26 years old.
Five Things: Scherzer’s Streak And Rose AllegationsA Kansas City Royal still leads in All-Star voting at catcher, third, short, second, two outfield spots, and DH, but Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has jumped ahead at first base and the Angels’ Mike Trout is still the leading vote-getter in the outfield. Voting ends in less than a week.