11:40 AM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
1 hour ago

San Diego Padres: Yu Darvish joining Team Japan for World Baseball Classic

Team Japan has added more firepower to their World Baseball Classic roster. According to Kyoto News, San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish is joining the Japanese roster for the upcoming tournament. It will mark his second appearance in the World Baseball Classic as he was part of Japan’s gold medal winning team in 2009. San […] San Diego Padres: Yu Darvish joining Team Japan for World Baseball Classic - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
2 hours ago

Aaron Judge reportedly heading back to New York Yankees

The New York Yankees have finally sealed the deal with Aaron Judge. According to Ken Rosenthal from The Athletic, the Yankees are making certain that Judge retires with the only organization he has ever known. He is set to receive a nine year deal worth $360 million, locking him in place into the next decade. […] Aaron Judge reportedly heading back to New York Yankees - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
4 hours ago

Rumors: Is this what separates Willson Contreras for St. Louis Cardinals?

SAN DIEGO — There are multiple directions that the St. Louis Cardinals could go this offseason as the franchise looks to replace Yadier Molina behind the plate. Included in those options is signing longtime rival Willson Contreras and exchanging his Cubbie blue for Cardinal red. Speaking to the media on Tuesday at the MLB Winter […] Rumors: Is this what separates Willson Contreras for St. Louis Cardinals? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

Yankees rumors: Aaron Judge, Derek Jeter burned by same Brian Cashman tactic

SAN DIEGO — It appears that general manager Brian Cashman once again didn’t get the message about putting contract numbers for New York Yankees superstars out in the open. Now that may be one of the things that hurts him and the franchise as Aaron Judge makes his decision between the Yankees and San Francisco […] Yankees rumors: Aaron Judge, Derek Jeter burned by same Brian Cashman tactic - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
12 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies continue addressing needs with Taijuan Walker

The Philadelphia Phillies had several distinct needs heading into free agency. They needed a top of the order bat, a shortstop, and help in the rotation and bullpen. Trea Turner filled their needs in the lineup and at short, but the pitching staff still needed help. The Phillies have begun to address those needs. According […] Philadelphia Phillies continue addressing needs with Taijuan Walker - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

San Francisco Giants rumors: Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa coming to town?

If Carlos Baerga is correct, then San Francisco Giants fans are going to get an impressive early gift for the holidays. According to Baerga, the Giants are not only going to land Aaron Judge, but Carlos Correa is coming on board as well. As the Giants were determined to go after Judge and were focusing […] San Francisco Giants rumors: Aaron Judge and Carlos Correa coming to town? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

Cleveland Guardians get their first baseman in Josh Bell

The Cleveland Guardians had been eyeing upgrades at first base heading into the offseason. While Jose Abreu had been their top priority, his signing in Houston forced the Guardians to shift to Plan B. That plan has come to fruition. According to Jon Heyman, the Guardians have signed Josh Bell to a two year deal […] Cleveland Guardians get their first baseman in Josh Bell - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
19 hours ago

New York Yankees: Brian Cashman enters historic territory

With his four-year extension announced Tuesday, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman breaks the all-time durability record for a chief executive who was not also the owner of his team. By the time his latest extension concludes at the end of the 2026 season, Cashman will have served 28 seasons as the senior vice […] New York Yankees: Brian Cashman enters historic territory - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
20 hours ago

Houston Astros: Another catcher on radar for defending champs

We already know before the MLB Winter Meetings had started that the Houston Astros had interest in free agent catcher Willson Contreras. Now, the Astros have interest in another starting catcher who’s not on the free agent market. That player is Sean Murphy from the Oakland Athletics. The Astros have emerged as a potential suitor for […] Houston Astros: Another catcher on radar for defending champs - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Rumors: New York Mets have risky Brandon Nimmo backup plan

SAN DIEGO — One day after signing Justin Verlander as another high-priced anchor of their rotation, one MLB insider is saying the New York Mets may be looking to bargain shop if Brandon Nimmo’s price tag gets too high. Rumors: New York Mets may “consider” Kevin Kiermaier if Brandon Nimmo leaves in free agency Jon Heyman […] Rumors: New York Mets have risky Brandon Nimmo backup plan - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
23 hours ago

Edmundo Sosa is MLB’s bargain mid-infield alternative

The Philadelphia Phillies’ signing of free agent Trea Turner takes one high-dollar shortstop off the market, but also opens up a bargain avenue for teams needing middle infield help: Edmundo Sosa. Philadelphia’s commitment to Turner — 11 years for $300 million — resolves what had been Philadelphia’s shortstop problem. It also commits the Phillies to […] Edmundo Sosa is MLB’s bargain mid-infield alternative - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2022

Toronto Blue Jays: John Schneider makes bold prediction on Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

SAN DIEGO — After a 32-homer, 97-RBI season last year, there were plenty of people wondering exactly what happened to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in 2022. The Toronto Blue Jays All-Star certainly wasn’t bad, but he didn’t live up to his 2021 numbers. The previous season had set the bar high for the 23-year-old Guerrero, after […] Toronto Blue Jays: John Schneider makes bold prediction on Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2022

Houston Astros: 3 replacements for Justin Verlander

The Houston Astros might have a potential opening in their starting rotation following the news that Justin Verlander signed a contract with the New York Mets in free agency. This leaves Houston without an established ace or a long-term No.1 starter or does it? Houston Astros: Three Replacements for  Justin Verlander I don’t care what […] Houston Astros: 3 replacements for Justin Verlander - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2022

Former Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo back for third KBO season

Former Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is not ready to hang up the cleats just yet. The long time major leaguer is returning to the SSG Landers in the Korean Baseball Organization for a third season. According to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net, Choo will receive 1.7 billion won for the upcoming season. Former Texas Rangers […] Former Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo back for third KBO season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 5, 2022

Rumors: St. Louis Cardinals chasing shortstop and what that would mean

SAN DIEGO — One MLB insider is saying that the St. Louis Cardinals “are active in the free agent shortstop market,” meaning the Cardinals could be looking at one of the three top-tier names at the position as a way to infuse some offense into the lineup. Rumors: What would a change at shortstop for […] Rumors: St. Louis Cardinals chasing shortstop and what that would mean - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More