6:14 AM EST, Mon November 18, 2019
11 hours ago

MLB: How baseball has changed over the decade

This MLB season concludes a decade of profound changes throughout the game The MLB game of 2029 will be substantially different from the game we watch today. How? That can’t be predicted. But given baseball’s constantly evolving nature, change is inevitable. A review of the numerous profound ways the game has changed merely since 2009 […] MLB: How baseball has changed over the decade - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

Houston Astros Scandal just got a little more interesting

Before, all we had were allegations and a few videos pop up regarding the Houston Astros misbehavior, now there’s an email… Last week’s jarring report that sent shockwaves throughout the sport has now increased in legitimacy as an email has been discovered from Houston Astros special assistant Kevin Goldstein. First released by The Athletic and […] Houston Astros Scandal just got a little more interesting - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

Turning back time in picking the Phillies All-Decade Team

Let us take a look back at the past decade and check out the Philadelphia Phillies all-decade team. Picking an all-decade team for the Philadelphia Phillies for the teens is a weird exercise because the decade saw at least one ultimate team peak (most wins in a season) and a lot of valleys, some very […] Turning back time in picking the Phillies All-Decade Team - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
16 hours ago

Baltimore Orioles: What the Nationals championship means going forward

The Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals are at polar ends of the baseball spectrum right now. What does the Nationals championship mean for the Orioles moving forward? November has arrived.  Leaves have fallen, the air gets colder, and the Nationals are celebrating their 1st title in 95 years as a baseball team in D.C. Meanwhile, […] Baltimore Orioles: What the Nationals championship means going forward - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 16, 2019

Kansas City Royals add depth with Matt Reynolds

The Kansas City Royals have added some depth to their minor league roster, as they have inked Matt Reynold to a minor league deal. As the Kansas City Royals look to accelerate their rebuild, a major piece of the puzzle will be to find diamonds in the rough. Those overlooked players who never really had […] Kansas City Royals add depth with Matt Reynolds - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 16, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Who to trade, Kris Bryant or Willson Contreras?

The Chicago Cubs might want to go in another direction this offseason, and Willson Contreras or Kris Bryant could be on the move so which is more likely to happen? The Chicago Cubs have a lot fo talented players on their roster, and a large number of them were on their World Series championship team […] Chicago Cubs: Who to trade, Kris Bryant or Willson Contreras? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 16, 2019

MLB Free Agents: Risks and rewards for signing Zack Wheeler

Former New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler isn’t going to be the most coveted starter on the market, but he is going to get paid handsomely but there are risks and rewards for his services. The New York Mets will be fine without Zack Wheeler, as it looks like he will be seeking around $100 […] MLB Free Agents: Risks and rewards for signing Zack Wheeler - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 16, 2019

Atlanta Braves All-Decade Team of the 2010’s

While it wasn’t exactly the 1990s, the Atlanta Braves managed to put out some pretty good teams during the past decade. Let’s take a look at their All-2010s team. From 2010 to 2019, the Atlanta Braves managed to put together an 843-776 record, including five 90 win seasons, three division titles and five postseason appearances. […] Atlanta Braves All-Decade Team of the 2010’s - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 16, 2019

Washington Nationals championship should give hope to many

The significance of the Washington Nationals World Series victory is enormous and should provide a lot of teams with hope to do the same. The Washington Nationals clinched their first championship after defeating the Houston Astros 6-2 in Minute Maid Park. It was the first title for the franchise since the former Expos left Montreal […] Washington Nationals championship should give hope to many - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 16, 2019

Phillies bullpen in 2020 can be helped by former ace

While Phillies coverage is on the acquisition of a rotation piece or two, general manager Matt Klentak must also consider having back-of-the-pen hurlers to protect slight edges in the final three frames.   Right price:    Occasionally, something unexpected lands on the Philadelphia Phillies GM’s desk and is an opportunity to accomplish his goals and […] Phillies bullpen in 2020 can be helped by former ace - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 16, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates make right move with Ben Cherington

The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly set to make Ben Cherington their new general manager. He is the right person to end the rebuild. It took long enough, but the Pittsburgh Pirates finally decided to move on from former general manager Neal Huntington. While Huntington had his moments of success, his inability to create a sustainably […] Pittsburgh Pirates make right move with Ben Cherington - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 15, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays: Go outside the comfort zone and sign Zack Wheeler

The Toronto Blue Jays have never been big spenders during the off-season, but spending some money on free agent pitcher Zack Wheeler could do wonders for the future rebuild. This off-season has seen the Toronto Blue Jays already add and subtract players from their roster. Ross Atkins and co. acquired Chase Anderson from the Milwaukee […] Toronto Blue Jays: Go outside the comfort zone and sign Zack Wheeler - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 15, 2019

MLB Milestones: deGrom joins shortlist of pitchers to win consecutive Cy Young awards

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom became the 11th pitcher ever to win consecutive Cy Young awards. Let’s take a look at who else accomplished this feat. When New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom won his second consecutive Cy Young Award on Wednesday, no one was surprised. Once thought of as third in line behind Matt […] MLB Milestones: deGrom joins shortlist of pitchers to win consecutive Cy Young awards - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 15, 2019

Babe Ruth: He was also a Hall of Fame calibre pitcher

Babe Ruth quit pitching only a few seasons after reaching the majors. But the data indicates he had already established potential Hall of Fame credentials If the Hall of Fame had only one inductee, it would be Babe Ruth. His home run records, his dominance, his cultural impact and his transformational effect on the game […] Babe Ruth: He was also a Hall of Fame calibre pitcher - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Nov 15, 2019

Los Angeles Angels: biggest needs and rotation upgrade options

The Los Angeles Angels are setting their sights on contention in 2020, but what area is the most important to improve on in order to contend? The Los Angeles Angels are going to be one of the most interesting teams this winter. They have a lot of holes on the major league club that include […] Los Angeles Angels: biggest needs and rotation upgrade options - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More