Former Cubs ace Jake Arrieta made his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Miami Marlins on Sunday, and appeared to be in 2017 form, allowing three runs in the … Continue Reading Arrieta Suffers First Inning Woes in Phillies Debut
Now that we’re one week into the 2018 season and fans are already freaking out over disappointing performances by their favorite teams (looking at you, fellow Cubs fans!), I thought … Continue Reading 2018 Blue Jays Acquisitions Status Report
Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani made his MLB pitching debut on Sunday for the Los Angeles Angels against the Oakland Athletics. Other than a three-run second inning on a homer … Continue Reading Sho Far, Sho Good – Ohtani Earns Win in MLB Pitching Debut
MLB Opening Day 2018 is here! I started this blog over the winter and there’s finally some real baseball to talk about! The action kicks off at 12:40 PM ET … Continue Reading Today’s the Day!
Now that Spring Training is winding to a close, it’s time for clubs to make final decisions on who will make their 25-man rosters for Opening Day on March 29th. … Continue Reading Cubs Make Interesting Roster Decision
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
A lot of big news hit the MLB this week, including Jake Arrieta signing with Philadelphia, as well as controversial facial expressions during the Houston Astros’ visit to the White House. … Continue Reading MLB News Potpourri: Tulowitzki and Stroman Out, Tebow Gets Cut, “Dexter’s Sexters”
After a disappointing end to the 2017 postseason, the Cubs are back on track to take another shot at a World Series title in 2018, mainly thanks to the offseason … Continue Reading 2018 Cubs Season Preview
Since I don’t have it in me to write up a 2018 Cubs season preview this week, I am inaugurating a series of baseball history posts that are easy for … Continue Reading On This Day in 1930: Babe Ruth Becomes Highest-Paid MLB Player of His Time
Since the Cubs finally won their first championship in over a century in 2016, the mantra of “this will be our year [to win it all]” has been replaced with … Continue Reading Jason Heyward Never Has Been and Never Will Be a Slugger – Get Over It!
After two consecutive playoff appearances in 2015 and 2016, the Blue Jays endured a disappointing 76-86 season in 2017, finishing fourth in the AL East. This was mainly due to … Continue Reading 2018 Blue Jays Season Preview: Good News and Bad News
On Saturday, ballyhooed Japanese two-way prospect Shohei Ohtani made his Spring Training debut as a pitcher for the Angels versus the Milwaukee Brewers. This may have been the most anticipated … Continue Reading Shohei Ohtani Fails to Impress in Spring Training Pitching Debut
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
On Sunday, I read some horrifying news: Mets GM Sandy Anderson thinks washed-up NFL quarterback and current minor-league outfielder Tim Tebow “will play in the major leagues.” There’s already too much … Continue Reading Baseball Gods, Please Spare Us from Tim Tebow
By now, most people are aware that the 2018 Winter Olympic Games kicked off last week in Pyeongchang, South Korea (not to be confused with Pyongyang, North Korea or a … Continue Reading Dafuq’s a Twizzle? Olympics Jargon Overload