Baseball’s Most “Tebowish” Players

I thought Jim Rome (via Twitter) put it best with regard to Tim Tebow’s performance in Sunday’s wild card game against the favored Pittsburgh Steelers… “5 hours ago, Tim Tebow was trying to prove he was better than Brady Quinn. Now he’s John Elway. He was playing 4 his job. Now he’s a legend.” While […]

The 2012 Hall of Fame Vote and Why Bagwell Should Lead the Way

One of baseball’s all-time great debates is who should or shouldn’t be enshrined in Cooperstown, NY and receive the highest honor attainable for a baseball player. Recent inductions and exclusions have only added fuel to the fire. Just this past year, the veterans committee voted to induct Ron Santo, one of, if not thee, best […]

Five New Names You Need to Know for 2012

This list is comprised of five names that baseball fans across the nation may not be very acquainted with just yet, but will by the end of the 2012 season. I tried to stay away from any former top prospects or players with more that just a few games played at the major league level. […]

Potential Bargain Free Agents

Only a handful of high-end free agents remain and while some of those players may still receive very lucrative deals, some of the middle-of-the-road guys might have to settle for less than what they hoped for. Below are some of the remaining free agents that could turn into bargains for the team that is willing […]

Andrew Bailey Traded to the Red Sox as Oakland’s Fire Sale Continues

The rumors had been hot and heavy, but today the deal finally went down. The Red Sox continued their bullpen rehab by acquiring former Athletics closer Andrew Bailey for 25-year-old outfielder Josh Reddick. Also included in the deal is outfielder Ryan Sweeney, who heads to Boston and two very young prospects, Miles Head and Raul […]

Teams That Could be Sponsored By Beer

If you are one of the people who can make it though the holidays without putting on 5-10 pounds, let me just say that I am envious of you. For myself, this time of year means splurging on some amazing beer to share with family. Luckily for me, none of my family is into amazing […]

Outside Scouting Dept.: Derek Norris

Among the players the A’s acquired in today’s Gio Gonzalez trade was Derek Norris, a power hitting catcher with an incredible ability to get on base. I got several good looks at Norris in this year’s Arizona Fall League. Here are my notes and analysis of the big catcher… There is no question that Norris […]

Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents

Some of this offseason’s biggest prizes have been claimed. Albert Pujols, Hanley Ramirez, Jonathan Papelbon, etc, have all moved on to new cities and with large, lucrative contracts in their pockets. However, there are still some big names looking for big money this holiday season. Here are my top 10 ten remaining free agents… 1. […]

Phillies Take Low-Risk, Could Get Big Reward on Willis

Today, the Phillies officially announced the signing of well-traveled and charismatic lefty, Dontrelle Willis, to a one-year, $1M deal with incentives. While Willis has seen very little success as a starting pitcher over the last few years, the Phillies were the team that did the right thing by convincing him to make the full-time move […]

Live from Angel Stadium: Angels Introduce Pujols and Wilson

I just happened to be in Anaheim California this weekend and there just happened to be some big press conference going on at Angels stadium. Also, the press conference just happened to be open to the public. How many teams can organize a press conference, outside, on an 85-degree day in mid-December, and officially announce […]

The Five Most Creative Independent League Logos

With even fewer resources than most minor league teams, independent league teams need to be that much more creative in order to generate interest and buzz about their organization. Some teams have done a great job of this over the years. Here are the five most creative independent league logos… London Rippers – The Rippers are […]

The Trade Market for Mark Trumbo

With the Angels acquisition of Albert Pujols along with the presence of Bobby Abreu at DH and Kendrys Morales on the mend, Rookie of the Year runner up, Mark Trumbo, doesn’t seem to have a place to play. And, no, he’s not a legitimate option at third base. According to Baseball Reference, Trumbo did not […]

The Trade Market for Hanley Ramirez

The Marlins are all-in this offseason. They’re taking all the projected income they’ll be making from their new stadium and going after the biggest free agents on the market. No question, they’re trying to put together a championship level ballclub. Hanley Ramirez could care less. It’s no secret that Hanley wants to continue to play […]

Matt Thornton Likely to be Traded, Could be a Bargain

Last week, Joe Crowley of the Chicago Sun times scoured his sources and reported that White Sox GM Kenny Williams is basically looking to dump a ton of payroll. Team anchors John Danks, Carlos Quentin and Matt Thornton are all being heavily shopped at the winter meetings. In other words, these three players are probably not […]