Following a fairly unevenly-matched Division Series round, the MLB playoffs have advanced to the semifinals: the League Championship Series. This year’s American League matchup is between the #1 seeded Boston … Continue Reading League Championship Series Preview
It’s been over three weeks since resumption of play following the All-Star Game, so now is as good a time as any to check in on how the top playoff … Continue Reading Playoff Contender Check-In
After Milwaukee Brewers RP Josh Hader’s offensive tweets came to light following his All-Star Game appearance, souring the Midsummer Classic and causing a major embarrassment to his team, I personally … Continue Reading Offensive Tweet Hall of Shame
A lot of news broke over the All-Star Break. Between the Josh Hader tweet scandal that emerged during the All-Star Game, and the Manny Machado trade to the Dodgers, one story … Continue Reading MLB Doesn’t Market Mike Trout but Claims It’s His Fault!
Now that the All-Star Break is upon us, it’s time to update my prior posts tracking PED suspensions at the minor-league and major-league levels. Information is courtesy of spotrac.com and … Continue Reading MLB and MiLB PED Suspension Rundown Update #2
It’s an old adage among MLB fans that the more familiar one is with an umpire’s name, the more likely it is that said umpire is bad at their job. … Continue Reading Where’s the Accountability? End the Ump Show!
As I predicted, on Monday night, Texas Rangers SP Bartolo Colón notched his latest career milestone with victory number 244, surpassing high-kicking Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal to become … Continue Reading Big Sexy Career Milestone Watch: 244 Wins
Sunday’s rubber match between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers offered a strange spectacle to the home crowd in Wisconsin. Trailing by a score of 8-5, Brewers manager Craig Counsell … Continue Reading There’s No Puking in Baseball
UPDATE (7/16/18): I have updated this post to reflect the total suspension numbers for the first half of the 2018 season. After seeing the news of Robinson Canó’s PED-related suspension … Continue Reading Updated 2018 MLB and MiLB PED Suspension Rundown
While most MLB fans were busily tweeting about the Robinson Canó PED-related suspension (update to this post now live!), Cincinnati Reds INF Joey Votto caused a social media tempest in his … Continue Reading Joey Votto Receives Social Media Flogging for Controversial Remarks
The LA Dodgers are off to a 16-24 start this season, good for fourth place in the NL West Division, and are 8.5 games behind the leading Arizona Diamondbacks. This … Continue Reading Sweet Schadenfraude
As you may be aware, former Giants ace SP Tim Lincecum has signed a one-year deal to make a comeback bid with the Rangers. This got me thinking about what … Continue Reading What Can We Expect from 2018’s MLB Comeback Kids and Extreme Veterans?
UPDATE (5/21/18): I have published an updated version of this post with more recent information. Go here to see it! After seeing yet another tweet about a player getting a … Continue Reading 2018 MLB and MiLB PED Suspension Rundown
LONG POST AHEAD! On Monday, MLB announced new pace-of-play rules for the 2018 season. Some baseball purists might not think this is even a problem, but Commissioner Manfred believes otherwise … Continue Reading MLB Pace-of-Play Rule Changes Focus on the Wrong Factors
The lack of activity regarding some of the top free agents available this offseason (Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, J.D. Martinez, et al.) has resulted in some noise being made by … Continue Reading Cold Stove and Winter of Discontent
On Monday, the Cleveland Indians announced they will stop using the widely-derided “Chief Wahoo” logo on uniforms. However, this change will not take effect in the coming season, but in … Continue Reading Cleveland to Discontinue Use of “Chief Wahoo” on Uniforms, but Not Merchandise