On May 7, SP Mike Fiers of the Oakland Athletics threw the 300th no-hitter in major-league history, becoming the 35th pitcher in MLB history to throw at least two no-nos. … Continue Reading Are No-Hitters Really a Dying Feat?
Exploitation of Young Baseball Players Is Under Scrutiny in the DR – but Are North Americans Paying Attention?
If you follow social justice-minded national baseball writers on social media, you might occasionally run across the opinion that MLB’s international free agent signing process is “gross” and takes advantage … Continue Reading Exploitation of Young Baseball Players Is Under Scrutiny in the DR – but Are North Americans Paying Attention?
Opening Day is upon us, so it’s time to begin tracking MLB and MiLB PED suspensions once again. This initial rundown will take us up towards the end of Spring … Continue Reading 2019 PED Suspension Rundown: Spring Training Edition
One of the most interesting developments in Major League Baseball last season was the debut of Shohei Ohtani, a Japanese two-way star who signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani … Continue Reading Will We See More Two-Way Players in 2019?
Now that we’re well into January, I have updated my prior posts from March, May and July 2018 with the final information through the end of 2018. The Eric Skoglund … Continue Reading Final 2018 PED Suspension Rundown
In a prior post, I discussed the hypocrisy of claims by members of the Chicago Cubs organization that players’ character matters in relation to the domestic abuse allegations against Cubs … Continue Reading Time to Cut the Bullshit (Again)!
It seems like one of the favorite things for old fogeys to complain about these days in relation to Major League Baseball is the so-called sabermetrics revolution. Teams are increasingly … Continue Reading MLB Advanced Stats that Senior Citizens – and John Smoltz – Can Appreciate
It’s that time again – World Series time! This year’s matchup features the Boston Red Sox, representing the American League, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, representing the National League. This … Continue Reading World Series Preview
This post is to follow up on yesterday’s LCS preview, which did not include information about the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting pitching lineup for the NLCS, as it had not been … Continue Reading LCS Preview Supplement: Brewers NLCS Starters Announced
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