5 big names that will be dealt at the MLB trade deadline

As of this writing, the MLB trade deadline is just two weeks away. Aug. 1 is coming as fast as Billy Hamilton going from first base to second. Generally considered the most exciting time of the year for baseball fans, a few notable players from teams out of contention typically float around as trade bait. A handful of […]

Are the Marlins for real?

If the season ended today, the Miami Marlins — yes, the team with Jeffrey Loria as owner — would make the playoffs for the first time since 2003, or if you prefer, 13 long years ago. The Marlins are currently leading the race for the NL’s second Wild Card, one game back of the Dodgers […]

The Pirates are in trouble

If we’re being honest, the Pittsburgh Pirates were always long shots to make the Postseason in 2016. In a division that features the powerhouse Chicago Cubs and the always dangerous St. Louis Cardinals, the Pirates’ chances entering the year were slim. Almost everything needed to go perfectly in order for them to make it, but so […]

White Sox need more than James Shields to right the ship

The Chicago White Sox needed another starting arm, sure. To fill that need, they went out and grabbed James Shields from the Padres for a fairly small price. That’s all fair and well, but the White Sox’s main priority should have been (and definitely should be now) to find a bat to help a relatively […]

Are the Houston Astros still World Series contenders?

The Houston Astros are one of the most disappointing teams in baseball so far in 2016. At 25-29, they look nothing like the playoff team almost everyone had pegged them to be. The trade they made with the Brewers last season has been a disaster as Carlos Gomez looks lost at the plate and Mike […]

Three teams that could be the best fit for James Shields

Before being absolutely crushed and annihilated by the Seattle Mariners on May 31 (10 ER in 2.2 innings), San Diego Padres’ starter James Shields had put together a very solid first two months of the season. And since I started writing this just before his undoing in Seattle, I began the post like this: James Shields […]

Newly acquired Dodgers pitchers have underachieved

Before the trade deadline passed, the Los Angeles Dodgers attempted to load up on pitching. They acquired starters Mat Latos and Alex Wood, and also snagged reliever Jim Johnson. The Dodgers did this in hopes of adding some much needed pitching depth as they make their into the playoffs as the favorite to win the World Series. […]

Doug Melvin stepping down as Brewers GM

With the Milwaukee Brewers beginning to rebuild its club, it has been long speculated that Doug Melvin would not return as general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers in 2016. The speculation turned into fact today, as the Brewers announced Melvin would step down as GM and take an advisory position with the team. GM Doug […]

Are the Minnesota Twins finished?

On July 12, the last day of games before players broke away for the 2015 All-Star Break, the Minnesota Twins’ record sat nine games above .500 at 49-40. They were 4.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central and were in possession of the first Wild Card spot. According to FanGraphs, the […]

Tyler Clippard traded to the New York Mets

The Oakland Athletics have traded right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to the New York Mets in exchange for righty Casey Meisner. The Mets also received cash considerations in the deal. The Mets have acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from Oakland in exchange for minor league RHP Casey Meisner. — New York Mets (@Mets)

The 2015 midseason all-disappointment team

With the MLB All-Star game fast-approaching and the rosters just recently revealed, we should also make sure to take time and appreciate the selected stars’ greatness. However, I think it’s more fun to pick on the players who have been utter disappointments this season. Thus, I’ve put together the “All-disappointment team.” C Jonathan Lucroy – Coming […]

Checking in on my dark horse Cy Young candidates

Before the season started, I chose five pitchers who I thought had a small, but legitimate shot at garnering at least a few Cy Young votes. Now, with the season just over halfway complete, it’s time to check in on how my dark horses are performing. Jose Quintana – Chicago White Sox Through 16 starts, […]

A look at Carlos Santana’s BABIP woes

If you think batting average is a good way to measure a player’s skill, then this article most likely isn’t for you. Because in this article, you’ll learn that Cleveland Indians first baseman Carlos Santana has been an above-average hitter in 2015 despite his batting average flirting with the Mendoza Line and despite him having […]

Should the Angels be better than this?

Maybe it’s karma for how they treated Josh Hamilton, but whatever the reason, the Los Angeles Angels are a .500 when many thought they’d be more competitive. But going forward, I see them continuing to be a .500 team for two reasons: their hitters have been incredibly unlucky while their starting pitchers have been incredibly lucky. The […]