7:42 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2018
35 mins ago

The way-too-early NL MLB All-Star Team starting lineup

With more than a quarter of the season done, let’s look at the prospective NL starters for the MLB All-Star Team . On Monday, I wrote about the way-too-early AL MLB All-Star Team starting lineup. This time it’s the National League’s turn. The most difficult position to choose an all-star starter in the AL was […] The way-too-early NL MLB All-Star Team starting lineup - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

Washington Nationals: Juan Soto hits home run in first MLB at bat

Juan Soto did something that only six other players have done in the last 40 years: Go deep in a major league game before turning 20. The hype surrounding Washington Nationals outfield prospect Juan Soto has been fairly intense since he finished the 2017 season demolishing class-A pitching. Baseball America had him ranked as the […] Washington Nationals: Juan Soto hits home run in first MLB at bat - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
7 hours ago

New York Yankees are already wasting a Greg Bird hot streak

The New York Yankees can seem to do no wrong lately. But their MLB best 31-13 record doesn’t make them infallible and above reproach. Well, it probably does, but we’re going to give it a shot anyway. The New York Yankees have grown from Baby Bombers to world beaters right before our eyes. They score early, […] New York Yankees are already wasting a Greg Bird hot streak - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

MLB attendance: A problem beyond weather?

Is MLB attendance a problem beyond just the terrible weather? Or, is there more to it? MLB attendance was brought into focus for me, as are so many things today, by Twitter. On May 21, a fellow named Scott Lindholm, an unpretentious fellow who includes a Bible verse referent in his Twitter ID, published an […] MLB attendance: A problem beyond weather? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
10 hours ago

Relief Roundup: Washington Nationals Juan Soto goes deep

Juan Soto hits a home run for the Washington Nationals in his first start, St. Louis’ Miles Mikolas dominates the Royals, 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 will […] Relief Roundup: Washington Nationals Juan Soto goes deep - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
11 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals: Miles Mikolas joins in on the record-setting fun

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas joins in on the Redbirds record-setting fun, with a performance of a lifetime against the Kansas City Royals. Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, provided fans with another magical night in the Arch City on Monday evening. Former St. Louis Cardinals World Series MVP David Eckstein […] St. Louis Cardinals: Miles Mikolas joins in on the record-setting fun - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
12 hours ago

Phillies: Keeper-defining surprises

While the Phillies are accumulating victories, management is relishing the talent they sacrificed three summers rebuilding to acquire, but some fans may be expecting more from these youngsters learning their craft.   No time for patience: During each Philadelphia Phillies‘ season, the faithful gravitate to the extremes of winning and losing, but it isn’t never-ending. […] Phillies: Keeper-defining surprises - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

New York Mets: Interest in Jose Bautista?

After his release from the Atlanta Braves over the weekend, Jose Bautista may have a home with the New York Mets The New York Mets have dealt with injuries all season long. At times this season, they have been without Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares and Todd Frazier. In an era where […] New York Mets: Interest in Jose Bautista? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 21, 2018

Boston Red Sox headline six of the biggest surprises in MLB thus far

The Boston Red Sox have surprised many with their offensive prowess, but that’s not the only unexpected thing to happen so far across the major leagues. Almost a third of the way through the season there have been quite a few incredibly fun surprises, with Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees rivalry heating up […] Boston Red Sox headline six of the biggest surprises in MLB thus far - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 21, 2018

MLB Draft: Mock Draft Monday, version 4.0

It is time to start preparing for the MLB draft! We kick off our mock drafts with our fourth go-round today! The MLB Draft will be held June 4th through the 6th. It can be viewed on MLB Network and online on MLB.com. However, pre-draft, one of the most exciting parts of preparing for the […] MLB Draft: Mock Draft Monday, version 4.0 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 21, 2018

Toronto Blue Jays: Making the case for a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. call up

Making a case for a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. MLB call-up for the Toronto Blue Jays. What’s taking them so long? I’ve spent my time getting myself into some not-so-friendly debates about the appropriate time for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make his MLB debut. I would have never thought there were so many amateur GMs and I […] Toronto Blue Jays: Making the case for a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. call up - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 21, 2018

Relief Roundup: Shohei Ohtani dominates on the mound

Shohei Ohtani dominates for the Angels on the mound, JD Martinez knocks out a pair of home runs, 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 will be including a […] Relief Roundup: Shohei Ohtani dominates on the mound - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 21, 2018

Detroit Tigers: Will Christin Stewart soon earn a big-league call-up?

Detroit Tigers’ prospect Christin Stewart is a left-handed hitting power hitter, who has had a couple of big seasons in a row in the minor leagues. He is having what could be his best season yet in Triple-A Toledo. Due to the large number of injuries that the Detroit Tigers have had to endure, a […] Detroit Tigers: Will Christin Stewart soon earn a big-league call-up? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 21, 2018

The way-too-early AL MLB All-Star Team starting lineup

With more than a quarter of the season done, let’s look at the prospective starters for the AL MLB All-Star Team. We’re just past the one-quarter point of the season, and the All-Star game is almost two months away so why not take a look at the early-season contenders for the American League MLB All-Star […] The way-too-early AL MLB All-Star Team starting lineup - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
May 21, 2018

Washington Nationals must give Juan Soto consistent playing time

Washington Nationals top prospect Juan Soto made his major league debut in a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday. Moving forward, he must receive regular playing time. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Washington Nationals are in a unique situation. 19-year-old Juan Soto has joined the major league team, but the Nats are in contention. It is not […] Washington Nationals must give Juan Soto consistent playing time - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More