You know what is not very fun? Packing and cleaning up an apartment in 90-degree Midwestern humidity. You know what is fun? Being an everyday position player for an MLB team. Actually, I can only speak from experience on that first statement, while the second is just something I imagine being true.
Without any further ado, here are 10 observations from around the majors:
Cleveland First Base
Starter: Casey Kotchman
Next: Matt LaPorta, Carlos Santana, Jose Lopez
Kotchman is one of just two AL first basemen to have posited a negative WAR thus far in 2012 (according to Fangraphs' calculations). But while Eric Hosmer of the Royals (-0.4 WAR) seems to have picked things up lately, Kotchman (-0.8) has slashed a .214/.241/.321 over the last two weeks. However, he does not appear to be losing much of a hold on the Indians' starting first-base gig despite the resounding ineptitude at the plate. He has started 47 of the team's 59 game You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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