Chris Carter (baseball)

Three up, three down: A look at what's trending in the MLB

Three up, three down: A look at what's trending in the MLB

A look at what’s trending in Major League Baseball:

THREE UP

Power of Brew: Chris Carter tied for the National League lead last season with 41 home runs. The Brewers let him go — for nothing! — and replaced him with Eric Thames, who had washed out of the majors in 2012 but hit 124 home runs in three years for the NC Dinos in South Korea. Thames, 30, is batting .379 with eight home runs — the most in the majors — in his first 16 games for the Brewers. Turns out the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays also pursued him last winter. “Milwaukee has great beer,” he told USA Today. “I love beer.”

Rocky mountain high: The Colorado Rockies...

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