3:05 AM EDT, Tue July 23, 2019
8 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Should Padres Trade Kirby Yates to Boston?

The Boston Red Sox bullpen has played major hole this season but help may be on the way as they’re interested in Kirby Yates. Does a trade with San Diego really make sense for both sides? The Boston Red Sox‘s Achilles heel has been their pitching this season. In an effort to address this part […] Boston Red Sox: Should Padres Trade Kirby Yates to Boston? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
9 hours ago

What Mike Mussina meant to the New York Yankees

Mike Mussina was the mark of consistency for his 18-year career and if he was on the mound for the New York Yankees that meant it was a big game. If you had to define newly-minted Hall-of Famer Mike Mussina’s career with the New York Yankees, I think the phrase that works best is “very […] What Mike Mussina meant to the New York Yankees - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
10 hours ago

The Milwaukee Brewers must upgrade rotation before the deadline

The Milwaukee Brewers remain one of the hottest offensive teams in baseball. Their pitching, however, leaves a lot to be desired and should be bolstered at the deadline. Christian Yelich is having a spectacular follow up season to his 2018 MVP campaign. He is doing everything he can to bring the Milwaukee Brewers back to […] The Milwaukee Brewers must upgrade rotation before the deadline - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
12 hours ago

Blue Jays: Several teams pursuing Stroman, but who needs him most?

Toronto Blue Jays ace Marcus Stroman’s name has been floated around for quite some time now, but with the trade deadline fast approaching, the field has narrowed. Which team needs his services most? On Monday, Jon Heyman reported that currently, three known teams are in on Toronto Blue Jays RHP Marcus Stroman, the New York […] Blue Jays: Several teams pursuing Stroman, but who needs him most? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

New York Yankees: Will Derek Jeter Make HOF Unanimously?

After Mariano Rivera became the first unanimous vote into the Cooperstown, the attention turns to his former Yankees teammate Derek Jeter. Will he make it in unanimously? New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera is arguably the best closer ever to toe the rubber (I disagree) and he gave a great speech on Sunday. He mentioned […] New York Yankees: Will Derek Jeter Make HOF Unanimously? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

MLB Players Power Rankings: Top 10 Hitters in Week-16

Who was the best hitter during Week-16 of the baseball season? Find out in this latest edition of MLB Players Power Rankings. In this week’s “MLB Players Power Rankings,” we get the most diverse list of the season. From rookies to seasoned veterans, former MVP’s, and no-names, week-16 is full of surprises. Before we jump […] MLB Players Power Rankings: Top 10 Hitters in Week-16 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
16 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays: Oliver Drake broke the laws of Physics

Tampa Bay Rays reliever Oliver Drake broke several laws of physics when he struck out Leury Garcia with an incredibly nasty split changeup. We have grown accustomed to hitters flailing helplessly after being fooled.  Though every now and then, you see something that makes you go WTF.  Tampa Bay Rays reliever Oliver Drake provided us […] Tampa Bay Rays: Oliver Drake broke the laws of Physics - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

Phillies hurler Drew Smyly erases some doubts for the moment

The Phillies signing of lefty Drew Smyly left many of their fans cold, but Smyly got right to work and, momentarily, dispelled the notion he’s not a find. The first of the Philadelphia Phillies mid-season moves was widely doubted. When the Phillies reached a tentative agreement with free-agent Drew Smyly July 19, after he had […] Phillies hurler Drew Smyly erases some doubts for the moment - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
19 hours ago

Yankees: Mariano Rivera would be more Valuable in Today’s Game

New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera was inducted into the Hall of Fame over the weekend. There’s an argument to be made he’d be even more valuable today. New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend becoming the Hall’s first-ever Unanimous voted player to enter.  It was […] Yankees: Mariano Rivera would be more Valuable in Today’s Game - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
21 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels: This may be the end for Matt Harvey

The Matt Harvey Experience may be over, now that he has been released by the Los Angeles Angels. Heading into the season, the Los Angeles Angels were hoping that Matt Harvey would be able to stabilize their rotation. He had returned to some semblance of the pitcher he once was during his time with the […] Los Angeles Angels: This may be the end for Matt Harvey - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 21, 2019

What to do with Nick Castellanos? 5 Possible Landing Spots.

As the Detroit Tigers continue forth with a rebuild, they’ll most certainly be sellers at the deadline. That being said, who could be potential suitors for Nick Castellanos? As we lumber towards the trade deadline, we start to see a lot of familiar patterns emerge.  Basement dwelling teams like the Detroit Tigers dangle their marquee […] What to do with Nick Castellanos? 5 Possible Landing Spots. - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 21, 2019

Atlanta Braves: Is Ronald Acuna Jr. the next Mike Trout?

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. became the 8th player in MLB history to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in his age-21 season or younger. Ronald Acuna Jr., the young Atlanta Braves (59-41) outfielder, is the first to accomplish this feat since Los Angeles Angels (51-49) outfielder Mike Trout back in 2013. […] Atlanta Braves: Is Ronald Acuna Jr. the next Mike Trout? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 21, 2019

MLB Rankings: Baseball’s Greatest Hits of Week-16

In week-16 of “MLB Rankings: Greatest Hits,” we rank the top 10 base hits in MLB based on their impact on Weighted Win Probability Added. In this week’s “MLB Rankings: Baseball’s Greatest Hits,” it was a terrible week for some of the game’s best — and most highly paid – closers. Of the 10 most mission-critical […] MLB Rankings: Baseball’s Greatest Hits of Week-16 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 21, 2019

Yankees: After Voit face-plunk should players wear protective face-wear?

On Saturday, New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit was plunked in the face. This begs the question: should more players wear protective face-wear? New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit was hit in the mouth Saturday afternoon with a line drive. The Colorado Rockies pitcher that struck him, Chad Bettis was throwing 91.4 mph […] Yankees: After Voit face-plunk should players wear protective face-wear? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 21, 2019

The Bomb Squad: The Longest Home Runs in MLB During Week-16

Yordan Alvarez and Pete Alonso produce the week’s two longest home runs, both traveling more than 470 feet. Here are the longest HRs in MLB during week-16. Fifty years ago, America put a man on the moon. This week, the best of MLB tried to hit some baseballs there. In the first post-All Star week, […] The Bomb Squad: The Longest Home Runs in MLB During Week-16 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More