11:06 PM EST, Mon January 21, 2019
3 hours ago

New York Yankees: Should Chad Green be stretched out as a starter during Spring Training?

The New York Yankees have a deep bullpen, should they stretch out Chad Green as a starter during Spring Training? The strength of the New York Yankees is their bullpen and it got even stronger this off-season. They re-signed Zach Britton and added Adam Ottavino, combined with Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances and Jonathan Holder. They […] New York Yankees: Should Chad Green be stretched out as a starter during Spring Training? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein wants it both ways with Addison Russell

The Chicago Cubs trying to say the right things about Addison Russell, but it is coming off as disingenuous. On Friday, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, sat down for a lengthy interview with The Athletic about his decision to offer a contract to shortstop Addison Russell. After a series of allegations from Russell’s ex-wife, […] Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein wants it both ways with Addison Russell - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

San Francisco Giants: Five trade destinations for Evan Longoria

With the recent report that the San Francisco Giants are listening to offers on third baseman Evan Longoria, we look at five potential landing spots. According to a tweet from Jon Heyman, the San Francisco Giants are “gauging trade interest” for third baseman Evan Longoria. That seems like a bit of no-brainer as I’m sure […] San Francisco Giants: Five trade destinations for Evan Longoria - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
6 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: Three year contract extension given to Sonny Gray as trade with Yankees is complete

Cincinnati Reds signed Sonny Gray to a three year extension as trade with New York Yankees is completed The Cincinnati Reds continued their off-season of adding by adding again to their rotation by acquiring Sonny Gray. Unlike Tanner Roark and Alex Wood, the Reds were able to lock in Gray for the long haul. Here’s […] Cincinnati Reds: Three year contract extension given to Sonny Gray as trade with Yankees is complete - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
7 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals interested in extension with Miles Mikolas

The St. Louis Cardinals had one of the biggest surprises in the game in 2018 with Miles Mikolas. Understandably, they are looking to keep him around. When the St. Louis Cardinals signed Miles Mikolas to a two year deal worth $15.5 million last offseason, it was a contract with some degree of risk. Mikolas had […] St. Louis Cardinals interested in extension with Miles Mikolas - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

Fantasy baseball: 5 second half trends to believe, 5 lies

A savvy fantasy baseball player knows to look at splits in the major league season to see underlying trends that could indicate either a breakout or step back in the next season. As fantasy baseball draft season kicks into gear in February, smart fantasy players are studying now for their drafts, looking at trends from […] Fantasy baseball: 5 second half trends to believe, 5 lies - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

Chicago White Sox could still get more of the “305 boys”

The Chicago White Sox have focused their efforts on recruiting Manny Machado by bringing in his friends. More are still available! The Chicago White Sox have been attempting to bring in a host of Manny Machado’s long-time friends this offseason. Already, they’ve brought in his brother-in-law Yonder Alonso via trade and signed his friend Jon […] Chicago White Sox could still get more of the “305 boys” - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
11 hours ago

MLB Free Agency: Landing spots for Carlos Gonzalez

Unfortunately, free agents over the age of 30 have struggled to get contracts for more than one year in this and the previous off-season in MLB free agency. One of those free agents who has not had much luck finding a team thus far in MLB free agency is Carlos Gonzalez. The left-handed outfielder turned […] MLB Free Agency: Landing spots for Carlos Gonzalez - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
12 hours ago

Are the Los Angeles Angels Done Making Moves this Offseason?

After the acquisition of Cody Allen to likely be the team’s closer, we look at if the Los Angeles Angels are finishing making moves this offseason. The Los Angeles Angels finished 80-82 last year in a top-heavy American League with a run differential of minus one. They don’t appear to be far off from making […] Are the Los Angeles Angels Done Making Moves this Offseason? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
12 hours ago

Chicago White Sox: Does Joc Pederson fit into the master plan?

The Chicago White Sox are a team almost ready to come out of a rebuild that could certainly use some outfield help. Is Joc Pederson the man for the job? In baseball, starting a rebuild is a fairly simple process with two major steps that Chicago White Sox fans have seen over the last few […] Chicago White Sox: Does Joc Pederson fit into the master plan? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

The Boston Red Sox Want AL MVP Mookie Betts For Life

Mookie Betts is without a doubt the best player in MLB not named Mike Trout, and the Boston Red Sox know it. So much so that they want the star outfielder… for LIFE. How many players in MLB have had the kind of career Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox already has? In just […] The Boston Red Sox Want AL MVP Mookie Betts For Life - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
17 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: The forgotten Darren O’Day

The Atlanta Braves need help in the bullpen, but they already have an upgrade that no one is talking about. The bullpen has been a major question mark for the Atlanta Braves throughout the offseason, It has been expected that an upgrade would be coming, either in the form of a return of Craig Kimbrel, […] Atlanta Braves: The forgotten Darren O’Day - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2019

Kris Bryant re-ignites Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals rivalry

The Chicago Cubs star’s comments re-stoke a long-burning rivalry, and the St. Louis Cardinals react by upping the ante The Chicago Cubs/St. Louis Cardinals rivalry is heated enough that it doesn’t need any off-season juicing. But that didn’t stop Kris Bryant and Ryan Dempster from stoking the fires at that most reliable of all outlets, […] Kris Bryant re-ignites Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals rivalry - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2019

MLB Spring Training: Reporting dates for all 30 teams

Though a blizzard is attacking the Northeast and sub-zero temps blanket the Midwest, MLB spring training is just around the corner. MLB spring training is that wonderful time each year when every team still has a chance to win it all, at least in spirit. MLB.com recently released the MLB spring training reporting dates for […] MLB Spring Training: Reporting dates for all 30 teams - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 20, 2019

New York Yankees agree to trade Sonny Gray to Cincinnati Reds

New York Yankees fans anticipated the front office to swap Sonny Gray for a promising prospect. And now it’s a fact, as they have agreed on a deal with the Reds. The New York Yankees took a risk in 2017 when the acquired starting pitcher Sonny Gray from Oakland. And while Gray’s resumé looked promising […] New York Yankees agree to trade Sonny Gray to Cincinnati Reds - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More