2:23 PM EDT, Fri October 18, 2019
Call to the Pen 2 hours ago

San Diego Padres: Why Jayce Tingler should not be the next manager

Jayce Tingler is seen as the favorite for the San Diego Padres manager job. However, his inexperience is why he isn’t fit to be the next manager. A.J. Preller loves his former Texas Rangers guys. He brought over multiple people from the Rangers organization when he left for the San Diego Padres job, and he […] San Diego Padres: Why Jayce Tingler should not be the next manager - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue 2 hours ago
Stephen Nogosek had a terrific year in the minors

Stephen Nogosek had a terrific year in the minors

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ His appearances in the major leagues, not so much Stephen Nogosek started the year being seen as a candidate for the backend of the bullpen. One of the hodgepodge of relievers that the Mets traded for in 2017, Nogosek was the prototypical “95 and a slider” righthander that has become essentially a depth arm for most farm systems around the league. However, we are dealing with the Mets system, whose vaunted lack of depth in their arms is well known to those that watched games in 2019. None of these traits are a knock on Nogosek. Nogosek worked 50.1 innings in...
Pinstripe Alley 2 hours ago
The 1952 World Series was one of the most impressive comebacks in history

The 1952 World Series was one of the most impressive comebacks in history

Photo by Nick Laham/ The Yankees came out victorious in 1952 despite being in a hole for a large portion of the series. If the Yankees are to win the ALCS, they are going to do it by coming from behind. There’s plenty of history of Yankees’ teams doing that over the years. Their last postseason series win prior to this year was the 2017 ALDS, where they won in five after dropping the first two games. That matched the comeback they pulled off in the 2001 ALDS against Oakland. There was the 1996 World Series, where the Yankees won four straight after losing the first two games. It...
Royals Review 2 hours ago
Ranking Royals general managers

Ranking Royals general managers

Photo by Ed Zurga/ It’s not a long list. After I completed the series on the 1985 team, I decided to embark on a different tangent. Trying to identify the five best to play each position for the Royals along with the five best managers and general managers. Why not start at the top? Since there have only been six general managers in the Royals 51-year history, this might seem like an easy place to start. After digging through the numbers, I found it anything but easy. Let’s look at the list. 6. Allard Baird Tenure as general manager: June 2000 to May 2006, five full seasons, two...
-jp- / Brew Crew Ball 2 hours ago
2019 Most Valuable Brewer #5: Josh Hader

2019 Most Valuable Brewer #5: Josh Hader

Photo by Dylan Buell/ He set a team record for most saves by a lefty this year. The 2019 season was a bit of a mixed bag for Josh Hader. He entered as the Brewers' most dominant reliever, and was expected to keep that title throughout the season. While he did prove that he is still the most dominant reliever for the team, it didn’t come without some bumps throughout the season. Hader’s season started off strong. In his first six games, he pitched nine innings, recording five saves. He allowed a total of three hits and two walks, along with no runs. He also struck out 15 of the 32...
KC Kingdom 2 hours ago

Kansas City Royals: Offseason trade targets from NL East

The Kansas City Royals are in the position to explore the offseason trade market to address roster needs. In this five-part series, I explore possible trades with teams in the AL East, AL West, NL East, NL Central, and NL West. Once the 2019 MLB playoffs are officially over, the Kansas City Royals will embark […] Kansas City Royals: Offseason trade targets from NL East - KC Kingdom - KC Kingdom - Royals, Chiefs, Jayhawks, Kansas State, Mizzou & More
The Crawfish Boxes 2 hours ago
Bayou City Bombers: Celebrate the Astros with a great Breaking T-Shirt.

Bayou City Bombers: Celebrate the Astros with a great Breaking T-Shirt.

The real bombers take off from HOUSTON Where are the fabled Bronx Bombers in the ALCS? Here’s where; down 3-1, with the Verlander knockout punch coming tonight. In the last three games they’ve only scored seven runs. All rise? No way. Sit down pretenders. Where are the Bombers? They have a new locale. They’re in Houston and they’re droppin ordnance on baseball stadiums like B-52s. Like this: The No. 4 has left 161st St. #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/UdNWS0fbTh— Houston Astros (@astros) October 18, 2019 And this: ALCS Carlos, big swings only. #TakeItBack...
NorthJersey.com 2 hours ago
New York Yankees replace CC Sabathia on ALCS roster with Ben Heller

New York Yankees replace CC Sabathia on ALCS roster with Ben Heller

CCSabathia pitching in relief on Thursday night "suffered a subluxation of his left shoulder joint," according to the team.        
DodgerBlue.com 3 hours ago
Dodgers Non-Committal To Kenley Jansen Being Closer In 2020

Dodgers Non-Committal To Kenley Jansen Being Closer In 2020

Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has been among the best relievers in baseball for a better part...
Lone Star Ball 3 hours ago
2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part VI

2019 Texas Rangers grades: Pitchers, Part VI

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ We continue to grade all the Texas Rangers from 2019 With the 2019 Texas Rangers season now over, I’m going to do a series of posts handing out grades to every player who appeared for the Rangers this year. I’m starting with pitchers, will go in alphabetical order, and then will do position players in alphabetical order. Grades will be based on a combination of performance, expectations, and my own whims at the moment I happen to be typing this up. They aren’t to be taken too seriously. Here is Part I, and Part II, and Part III, from last week. Here is...
The Mercury News 3 hours ago
The Giants’ primary goal is to add power, but what if MLB changes the baseball again?

The Giants’ primary goal is to add power, but what if MLB changes the baseball again?

MLB's refusal to be transparent about the baseballs in use has become an unfortunate story.
Amazin Avenue 3 hours ago
The 11 best Mets minor league pitchers I saw this year: 6, Mickey Jannis

The 11 best Mets minor league pitchers I saw this year: 6, Mickey Jannis

Mickey Jannis | Steve Sypa Counting down the best minor league pitchers I saw in 2019. DISCLAIMER: This is a ranking of the best players that I saw during the 2019 season. I saw a wide cross-section of teams, attending Kingsport Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, Columbia Fireflies, and Binghamton Rumble Ponies games, but I did not see the GCL Mets, St. Lucie Mets, or Syracuse Mets, nor did I attend every single game of the teams that I did see. As such, this is not a comprehensive Mets prospect list. If a player is not on the list, I either did not see him, or considered the listed players...
Purple Row 3 hours ago
Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 6, summary

Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 6, summary

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Let’s review how to fix the Rockies Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 1Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 2Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 3Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 4Fixing the Rockies, a data driven approach: Part 5 We made it! We’ve talked about pretty much every side of the ball from hitting and pitching down to defense and pitch design. I said we were looking for the Rockies to get 7 wins better, so let’s recap and see if we found those wins. The most important change was to fix the...
SNY TV 3 hours ago

Marcus Stroman pays tribute to CC Sabathia, thanks him for "being a positive role model in society"

After CC Sabathia threw what is likely the last pitch of his MLB career, Marcus Stroman honored the left-hander in a tweet Thursday night.
Tomahawk Take 3 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman has successful elbow surgery

The Atlanta Braves announced on Friday morning that All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman had successful right elbow surgery on Wednesday. This comes as little surprise to Atlanta Braves fans who could clearly see that Freddie Freeman wasn’t the same player down the stretch. Freddie started dealing with bone spurs in his right elbow in early […] Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman has successful elbow surgery - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

MLB Player News

  • 7 CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia's career ends with shoulder injury as Yankees replace him on ALCS roster

  • 6 Zack Greinke

    Zack Greinke

    Yankees could use more distance from starting pitchers in ALCS

  • 6 Giancarlo Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Why the Yankees shouldn’t place Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list

  • 5 Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander

    Astros have Yankees back up against the wall with 3-1 lead in ALCS

  • 4 Gary Sanchez

    Gary Sanchez

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone backs up his words, starts struggling Gary Sanchez in ALCS Game 4

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MLB Schedule Oct 18th

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