9:30 PM EDT, Sat March 25, 2017
1 hour ago

Chicago White Sox: Matt Davidson Deserves Chance At DH

The Chicago White Sox need to see what they have in Matt Davidson and use him as their designated hitter. The Chicago White Sox have many holes to fill before returning to a playoff contender, but one they need to fill this year is at DH. Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier, and Avisail Garcia should all see […] Chicago White Sox: Matt Davidson Deserves Chance At DH - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
3 hours ago

MLB: Most Interesting Man in Baseball – Part III

Over the course of the past week or so, we have been trying to determine the Most Interesting Man in Baseball. In Part I of our series, we discussed what makes the Most Interesting Man in Baseball much harder to define than Best Player in Baseball and laid out the eight classic characters that fill […] MLB: Most Interesting Man in Baseball – Part III - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
4 hours ago

MLB Top Ten Outfield Prospects for 2017

With the season just around the corner, who are the top 10 outfield prospects in MLB? An Introduction These lists will be coordinated by Benjamin Chase, one of our MLB contributors at Call to the Pen. Ben reviewed each MLB organization’s top 10 prospects in November and December, then also reviewed the top 125 prospects […] MLB Top Ten Outfield Prospects for 2017 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon Expected to Start Season on DL

The Chicago White Sox’s already weak starting rotation took a hit to start the season. On the same day the Chicago White Sox announced Jose Quintana as their Opening Day starter, they also announced that they expect Carlos Rodon to start the season on the DL due to left bicep tightness. An MRI on Friday showed no […] Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon Expected to Start Season on DL - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
6 hours ago

MLB: Top Four Starting Pitcher Trios Heading into 2017

It’s hard for a team to win a championship without good starting pitchers. Here are four MLB teams with a trio of top starters. Almost every MLB team has a defined ace to lead its staff. What makes a good team better, though? Having multiple good pitchers to rely on. A great bullpen is also key […] MLB: Top Four Starting Pitcher Trios Heading into 2017 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
7 hours ago

Cleveland Indians Completing Contract Extension with Jose Ramirez

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly close to a four-year extension with Jose Ramirez, making a long-term commitment to the infielder after a breakout year. The Cleveland Indians aren’t wasting much time in rewarding Jose Ramirez for last year’s breakout season. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Tribe are putting the finishing touches on […] Cleveland Indians Completing Contract Extension with Jose Ramirez - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

Detroit Tigers: J.D. Martinez Expected to Miss 3-4 Weeks

The Detroit Tigers will reportedly open the season with one of their best hitters on the disabled list. Over the offseason, Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez was the subject of trade chatter. To the surprise of some, the Tigers did not end up having a fire sale. Martinez will return for his fourth season in […] Detroit Tigers: J.D. Martinez Expected to Miss 3-4 Weeks - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
9 hours ago

Colorado Rockies 2017 Season Preview

No matter what a team’s expectations are entering a season, each spring brings hope for the fan base. This spring, the Colorado Rockies and their fans had some high hopes of reaching the postseason for the first time since winning 92 games in 2009. Then the injuries started rolling in… Nationally, the Colorado Rockies generally […] Colorado Rockies 2017 Season Preview - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
11 hours ago

Oakland Athletics: Kendall Graveman Named Opening Night Starter

Kendall Graveman will be on the mound for the Oakland Athletics on Opening Night. Even with two rotation spots still up for grabs the Oakland Athletics have named Kendall Graveman as their Opening Night starter against the Los Angeles Angels on April 3. Graveman will be taking over what would have been the injured Sonny […] Oakland Athletics: Kendall Graveman Named Opening Night Starter - 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 Name Jose Quintana Opening Day Starter

The Chicago White Sox officially named Jose Quintana their 2017 Opening Day Starter. It should come as no surprise that the Chicago White Sox settled on Jose Quintana as their 2017 Opening Day starter against the Detroit Tigers on April 3. After a blockbuster trade that sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox this summer, Quintana […] Chicago White Sox Name Jose Quintana Opening Day Starter - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein the Greatest Leader in the World

Fortune Magazine has deemed Chicago Cubs’ President Theo Epstein the greatest leader in the world. A surprise to many, though, how can you argue it? Fortune Magazine published their annual list of the world’s greatest leaders from 1 to 50 on Thursday morning. The list is compiled of CEOs, politicians, musicians, etc. Yet, it’s a surprise sports figure […] Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein the Greatest Leader in the World - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
14 hours ago

Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton the Next Mariano Rivera?

The Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was more than likely the best pitcher in baseball in 2016, despite the fact that he didn’t even finish in the top three in the Cy Young voting. In 2016, the then 28-year-old left-handed closer for the Baltimore Orioles, put up some of the best numbers the game has ever […] Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton the Next Mariano Rivera? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

Yankees History: Chick Fewster Loses Speech After HBP

Standing in the batters box without a batting helmet must have been an act of bravery at times. On this day in 1920, it nearly resulted in tragedy, when Yankees utility player Chick Fewster was hit in the head and knocked unconscious for ten minutes. Chances are, if anyone remembers Chick Fewster these days, it […] Yankees History: Chick Fewster Loses Speech After HBP - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 24, 2017

Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera Still Nursing Back Injury

Detroit Tigers All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera is still being held out of the lineup with a back injury he suffered during the World Baseball Classic. With Opening Day right around the corner, many are wondering about the status of Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera. During the World Baseball Classic, Cabrera suffered a back injury. […] Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera Still Nursing Back Injury - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 24, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays Will Sign Derek Norris to One-Year Deal

The Tampa Bay Rays will have a new catcher behind the plate, and it’s Derek Norris. There was plenty of talk as to where Derek Norris may land. The Tampa Bay Rays were among those mentioned due to their current situation at catcher. Norris will now head to Tampa Bay to play catcher for the Rays […] Tampa Bay Rays Will Sign Derek Norris to One-Year Deal - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More