12:07 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
1 hour ago

Houston Astros players post best All-Star performances in franchise history

Astros All-Stars Alex Bregman and George Springer essentially made history Tuesday night. With their clutch hitting, they etched their names in Houston’s all-time books. The Houston Astros never did it before. In every All-Star game since 1962, two players from the franchise never cracked home runs in the same game. But that changed Tuesday night. […] Houston Astros players post best All-Star performances in franchise history - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
2 hours ago

Relief Roundup: A home run-filled MLB All-Star Game

Home runs dominate the MLB All-Star Game, and more in today’s Relief Roundup! At Call to the Pen, we want to ensure every MLB team is getting coverage, and that you’re well-informed as the reader! As part of that, we have brought back our daily piece into our collection with all of the night’s scores […] Relief Roundup: A home run-filled MLB All-Star Game - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
3 hours ago

Phillies: Making a splash

Phillies fans are hoping for the good news that will catapult the team toward winning the divisional crown, while general manager Matt Klentak wants to announce a major acquisition encouraged and approved by every decision-maker.   Filling the void:         With the Philadelphia Phillies atop the NL East, they envision the second half […] Phillies: Making a splash - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
3 hours ago

New York Yankees: Will they regret not trading for Manny Machado?

The New York Yankees won’t get Manny Machado in a trade and it appears there is one reason for that. Aaron Judge. Giancarlo Stanton. Manny Machado. Gary Sanchez. If you are an AL pitcher, that’s a less than ideal foursome to face. That foursome though will only be possible in MLB The Show as the […] New York Yankees: Will they regret not trading for Manny Machado? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays missed the boat with Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays had a hot commodity this past offseason in third baseman Josh Donaldson. After a disappointing an injury filled season, they lost their chance to get a proper return in trade. During the offseason, there were quite  a few players that were expected to be traded, with Toronto Blue Jays third baseman […] Toronto Blue Jays missed the boat with Josh Donaldson - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
6 hours ago

Kansas City Royals could have trade chip in Terrance Gore

With the Kansas City Royals looking to sell virtually everything on the roster, Terrance Gore could actually be an interesting trade chip. It is difficult to see where Kansas City Royals minor leaguer Terrance Gore would ever have a full time role in the majors. Even in what has been a lost season in Kansas […] Kansas City Royals could have trade chip in Terrance Gore - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
21 hours ago

Why the Los Angeles Dodgers Trading for Machado Makes Sense

With a Manny Machado trade on the verge of happening, does it make sense for his potential new team? For weeks, we’ve heard rumblings. We’ve been hearing that Manny Machado could head to the Yankees, the Cubs, the Phillies, the Brewers and yes, the Dodgers. Now, the Baltimore Orioles have a deal in place, presumably […] Why the Los Angeles Dodgers Trading for Machado Makes Sense - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Relief Roundup: Hometown Home Run Derby Win

The Home Run Derby ended with a hometown win, and more in today’s Relief Roundup! At Call to the Pen, we want to ensure every MLB team is getting coverage, and that you’re well-informed as the reader! As part of that, we have brought back our daily piece into our collection with all of the […] Relief Roundup: Hometown Home Run Derby Win - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
23 hours ago

Dodgers Rumors: Dodgers appear in lead for Manny Machado

All of baseball has been interested to hear where the top trade chip in the market is going after hearing he may not leave the All-Star break with his current team. Could he be heading to the Dodgers? The Dodgers are certainly not afraid to make a splash in the trade market to help the […] Dodgers Rumors: Dodgers appear in lead for Manny Machado - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

The American League MVP Race is Far From Over

As the American League Pennant Race begins to heat up, so does the race for the league’s MVP Award. The American League is wild. As a lifelong fan of the Dodgers, I never paid too much attention to the AL. Until I was 13 or 14, it felt like a totally different world. It was […] The American League MVP Race is Far From Over - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Washington Nationals: Should they include Victor Robles in a trade for J.T. Realmuto?

Should the Washington Nationals trade for J.T. Realmuto by using Victor Robles as the main trade chip? The Washington Nationals are in a tricky spot. They currently sit at 48-48, 5.5 games out of the division and five games out of a Wild Card. They have Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy on  expiring contracts. Anthony […] Washington Nationals: Should they include Victor Robles in a trade for J.T. Realmuto? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Boston Red Sox: Five Possible Trade Deadline Candidates

Heading into the All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox are the best team in the MLB.  Unfortunately for them, the New York Yankees are still hanging around.  As any team prefers winning the division to playing in a one-game wild card playoff, the Red Sox will be looking for any and all upgrades. Near the […] Boston Red Sox: Five Possible Trade Deadline Candidates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Oakland A’s Open Mount Davis for Bay Bridge Series

The Oakland Athletics are looking to break their all-time attendance record this weekend when they host the San Francisco Giants in the second three-game series of the annual Battle of the Bay. The Oakland Athletics have announced that they will open Mount Davis, a towering section of 20,000 seats perched high above center field at […] Oakland A’s Open Mount Davis for Bay Bridge Series - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Oakland Athletics: Jose Canseco signs professional wrestling contract

Former Oakland Athletics star Jose Canseco is back doing Jose Canseco things. This time, he has signed a professional wrestling contract. There really is not much that former Oakland Athletics star Jose Canseco would not do for the right amount of money. His forays into independent baseball, and his time as a player/manager are one […] Oakland Athletics: Jose Canseco signs professional wrestling contract - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 17, 2018

Manny Machado may be playing last game in Baltimore Orioles uniform

As Manny Machado gets ready to suit up for the 89th MLB All Star Game, he may be playing his final game in a Baltimore Orioles uniform. It is just a matter of time until Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado is traded. He has been a hot topic in trade rumors lately, with the Brewers, […] Manny Machado may be playing last game in Baltimore Orioles uniform - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More