6:04 AM EDT, Tue August 16, 2022
12 hours ago

Dodgers rotation readies for big boost with Dustin May return

With the inevitable return of Dustin May from a torn UCL, the rotation for the Los Angeles Dodgers is about to get deeper and tougher for opposing batters. Dustin May has thrown the ball well in Triple-A and could rejoin the Los Angeles Dodgers rotation soon The 24-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched for the Los Angeles […] Dodgers rotation readies for big boost with Dustin May return - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

Texas Rangers finally move on from Chris Woodward

The Texas Rangers are looking to emerge from their rebuilding process. Their activity during the offseason, and impressive spending spree, were not going to be enough to patch all of their holes, but progress was expected. Instead, the Rangers are still languishing under .500 and have not been even been on the periphery of a […] Texas Rangers finally move on from Chris Woodward - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

Where Do The San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. Go From Here?

The story of Fernando Tatis Jr. is a tale of a young, talented athlete with enormous potential who has fallen into a world of lies and deceit. He is in a fight for his professional reputation following Major League Baseball suspending him for 80 games after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance. So, where […] Where Do The San Diego Padres and Fernando Tatis Jr. Go From Here? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
16 hours ago

Baltimore Orioles are only 1.5 games out of the Wild Card

The Baltimore Orioles got off to a great start against the Tampa Bay Rays after a 10-3 win on Friday, but the last two games were a much different story. On Sunday, they almost had a perfect game pitched against them by Drew Rasmussen until it was broken up by Jorge Mateo with a double […] Baltimore Orioles are only 1.5 games out of the Wild Card - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Albert Pujols and the chase for history

St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols is going to be agonizingly close to an exclusive club at the end of the 2022 season. After his two home runs on Sunday, Pujols has 689 homers in his career, the fifth most in major league history. Not only is he closing in on Alex Rodriguez for fourth […] St. Louis Cardinals: Albert Pujols and the chase for history - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
19 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: German Marquez to join Venezuelan WBC entry

As the World Baseball Classic gets closer, teams are starting to set up their rosters. The Colorado Rockies are likely to have at least one participant. According to Thomas Harding at MLB.com, German Marquez is going to be a part of the WBC. The Rockies pitcher has said that he will be a part of […] Colorado Rockies: German Marquez to join Venezuelan WBC entry - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
21 hours ago

3 manager candidates if Chicago White Sox fire Tony La Russa

The Chicago White Sox have been one of the biggest disappointments in baseball this year. Not only were they expected to run away with the AL Central, but they were viewed as one of the leading contenders to be the American League entrant in the World Series. That has not been the case. Not only […] 3 manager candidates if Chicago White Sox fire Tony La Russa - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

MLB power rankings: Mets rise up while Yankees take a nosedive

It’s a tale of two New York teams in this week’s MLB power rankings as the Mets get a boost from the return of Jacob deGrom on their way up while the Yankees are simply trying to regain the dominance they displayed before the calendar turned to July. In our latest MLB power rankings, the […] MLB power rankings: Mets rise up while Yankees take a nosedive - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2022

Is the vaccine issue giving Toronto Blue Jays an unfair edge?

Back in olden times, when there was an American League and a National League President to decide things like suspensions for fights and beanballs, the American League had a process where players who appealed their suspensions would receive a hearing whenever the player’s team had a trip to New York scheduled.  This was back when […] Is the vaccine issue giving Toronto Blue Jays an unfair edge? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2022

Chicago Cubs face a vital August stretch of games

The Chicago Cubs are about to enter into the most important portion of their schedule. We’re not talking about importance on a 2022 scale here. For championship purposes, this season is shot. The Chicago Cubs are 18 games under .500 and a shaky third in the NL Central. Their best hope by season’s end is […] Chicago Cubs face a vital August stretch of games - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2022

Nelson Cruz milestone rare bright spot for Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals have not had much to smile about this year. Not only are they in the NL East basement once again, but they traded star outfielder Juan Soto after they were unable to come to an agreement on an extension. Their rebuilding process is in full swing and could last for some time. […] Nelson Cruz milestone rare bright spot for Washington Nationals - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2022

Mets: Why Francisco Lindor is even more thankful for Edwin Díaz

Sure, the New York Mets are more than happy to have Edwin Díaz as the team’s closer. With 27 saves heading into Sunday as well as a 1.33 ERA/0.92 FIP/0.866 WHIP, what team wouldn’t want to have the right-hander coming out of the bullpen to the sound of trumpets to nail down a victory? But […] Mets: Why Francisco Lindor is even more thankful for Edwin Díaz - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2022

5 more teams that should target Carlos Correa this offseason

Jon Heyman of The New York Post reported earlier this week that Minnesota Twins Carlos Correa is likely to opt out of his contract this offseason. Correa signed a three-year deal with Minnesota this offseason with an opt-out clause that he could exercise after both the first and second seasons. It’s easy to see why he will […] 5 more teams that should target Carlos Correa this offseason - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2022

Fernando Tatis suspension hurts more than Padres clubhouse

The shadow cast by San Diego Padres legend and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is long. The man known as Mr. Padre was not only loved because of what he did on the diamond, but also what he stood for off of it as well. There will be very few San Diego Padres who pass […] Fernando Tatis suspension hurts more than Padres clubhouse - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2022

Seattle Mariners: Dae-ho Lee better than anyone remembered

Typically, when a major league fan thinks of Dae-ho Lee, they think of his one year with the Seattle Mariners. The then 34 year old had signed a one year deal worth $1 million, spending time at first and as a pinch hitter in Seattle. He had a solid enough showing, with a 102 OPS+ […] Seattle Mariners: Dae-ho Lee better than anyone remembered - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More