1:25 PM EDT, Sun May 26, 2019
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MLB Fans: It’s Time to Tune Into NCAA Fast-pitch College Softball

Hey, MLB Fans! If you haven’t tuned into watch NCAA college softball, then you have seriously been missing out on some outstanding ball play. College softball is in the midst of their incredibly exciting playoff season. The pitching is fast, the hits are huge, and the game moves with the speed that MLB fans wish […] MLB Fans: It’s Time to Tune Into NCAA Fast-pitch College Softball - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

New York Yankees: Can Domingo German keep this up?

One of the biggest surprises of the 2019 MLB season so far has been the New York Yankees right-handed starting pitcher Domingo German, who has been tearing it up. Through 10 games, New York Yankees starter Domingo German is 9-1 and has won his last six starts. His nine wins this season are the most by […] New York Yankees: Can Domingo German keep this up? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 25, 2019

It’s Time to Address the Elephant in the Room: Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt has been regarded as one of baseball’s premier players. This season, however, the numbers tell a different story. Over the years 2015-2017, Paul Goldschmidt was third in total RBI, with 325, behind only Nolan Aranado (393) and Edwin Encarnacion (345). But in 2018, Goldschmidt had nearly 700 plate appearances though his RBI total […] It’s Time to Address the Elephant in the Room: Paul Goldschmidt - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 25, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays: The Prospects Have Arrived North of the Border

With the Toronto Blue Jays in the midst of a rebuild, it was expected that more of the organizations top prospects would be arriving in the MLB at some point this season. The first prospects that arrived in the Toronto Blue Jays organization were actually with the team for a brief time last September (with […] Toronto Blue Jays: The Prospects Have Arrived North of the Border - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 25, 2019

What to expect from 23 year-old phenom in the San Diego Padres

San Diego Padres ace Chris Paddack’s great performance has left us wondering if his underlying stats back up his performance. Chris Paddack was traded to the San Diego Padres for Fernando Rodney from Miami Marlins that wanted to enhance their bullpen when they believed they could compete with the core players such as Giancarlo Stanton, […] What to expect from 23 year-old phenom in the San Diego Padres - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 24, 2019

Cleveland Indians: What’s Going on With Jose Ramirez?

For three consecutive seasons Cleveland Indians infielder Jose Ramirez poster MVP-caliber seasons. Why now is he in such a disastrous slump? On an afternoon in late May 2018, the Twitterverse was lit abuzz with a story out of the Dominican Republic alleging that Cleveland Indians slugger Jose Ramirez was to be suspended for PED use. At […] Cleveland Indians: What’s Going on With Jose Ramirez? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 24, 2019

San Diego Padres: Welcome to the Show, Josh Naylor

The San Diego Padres have called up 1B prospect Josh Naylor, who will be making his MLB debut in his home country of Canada. Heres what to expect. With six upcoming games against the Blue Jays and Yankees, the San Diego Padres have promoted 1B prospect Josh Naylor to the big leagues.  This is no […] San Diego Padres: Welcome to the Show, Josh Naylor - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 24, 2019

Should the Yankees be Buyers At the Trade Deadline?

The New York Yankees have been banged up all season with injuries, so should they be buyers at the Trade Deadline? The Yankees currently sit in first place ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays, but they have been playing less than average teams like the Baltimore Orioles and the Seattle Mariners. Aaron Boone has a […] Should the Yankees be Buyers At the Trade Deadline? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 24, 2019

Dodgers news and notes for the last week of May

Somehow, we have already reached the end of May, and the end of the first two months of the season. How do the Dodgers look heading into their series’ against the Pirates and Mets? DODGERS MAY RECORD: 12-6 DODGERS OVERALL: 32-18 Welcome to the end of May, and the final series’ before the playoff push […] Dodgers news and notes for the last week of May - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 24, 2019

New York Mets pull the plug on Yoenis Cespedes for 2019

It is now official – New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is out for the entire 2019 campaign. The timetable as to whether or not Yoenis Cespedes would return to the New York Mets in 2019 was always in flux. He had undergone surgery on both of his heels, and was slated to be sidelined […] New York Mets pull the plug on Yoenis Cespedes for 2019 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 24, 2019

New York Yankees: Gleybar Torres owns the Baltimore Orioles

In theory, Peter Angelos is the owner of the Baltimore Orioles. In reality, the Orioles are owned by New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres. There are some players that just destroy a specific team. Every fanbase has that player where, when they step to the plate or head to the mound, they know that nothing […] New York Yankees: Gleybar Torres owns the Baltimore Orioles - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 23, 2019

Mets: The Irony Behind Robinson Cano’s Injury

New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has been under fire lately for his lack of hustle, which makes his current injury all the more ironic. Just days after coming under fire for not running out a grounder in two consecutive games, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano was placed on the 10-day IL […] Mets: The Irony Behind Robinson Cano’s Injury - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 23, 2019

Nationals Struggle Despite Dominant Starting Pitching

The Washington Nationals, who are in fourth place in the NL East, continue to struggle while their starting pitchers remain tops in the league. For many folks, the best way to neutralize the excessive number of runs being scored in this current incarnation of MLB is through dominant pitching. However, this season, the 4th place […] Nationals Struggle Despite Dominant Starting Pitching - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 23, 2019

San Diego Padres: The Untouchable Kirby Yates

San Diego Padres closer Kirby Yates picked up his MLB leading 20th save of the season and continues to be untouchable. How remarkable really is it? Brad Hand got traded to the Cleveland Indians after the All-Star Game in Miami in 2017, and Kirby Yates slid into the closer role for the San Diego Padres. […] San Diego Padres: The Untouchable Kirby Yates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 23, 2019

The Yankees Return Giancarlo Stanton to the IL

Things were just starting to look up for New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton until another injury settled in and shut him down again. Just three games into the 2019 MLB season the New York Yankees decided to place star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day IL with a left biceps strain. After weeks of […] The Yankees Return Giancarlo Stanton to the IL - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More