6:39 PM EDT, Tue April 13, 2021
38 mins ago

Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman’s luck will change soon

The Atlanta Braves are counting on Freddie Freeman to be the rock for their offense yet again in 2021. He is coming off of his best season in the majors last year, as he led the majors in runs and doubles while posting an impressive 182 OPS+ while taking home the NL MVP award. As […] Atlanta Braves: Freddie Freeman’s luck will change soon - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
2 hours ago

Miami Marlins James Rowson Manager In Waiting – For Someone

The Miami Marlins James Rowson is not just a bench coach, but also a manager in waiting…for someone. Miami Marlins bench coach James Rowson is just like you- probably puts the pants on one leg at a time, complete inability to tell the future. Unconfirmed on the pants, but both of those seem like reasonable assumptions. […] Miami Marlins James Rowson Manager In Waiting – For Someone - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
3 hours ago

New York Mets: Joe West wins defamation lawsuit against Paul Lo Duca

No one is ever going to claim that Joe West is one of the best umpires in the game. His strike zone is questionable at best, and he seems to be convinced that the game is all about him. For many, his eminent retirement is welcome. Of all the stories of his questionable antics, former […] New York Mets: Joe West wins defamation lawsuit against Paul Lo Duca - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

Chicago Cubs claim record which dates back to 1901

We knew the Chicago Cubs were going to be bad this year, we didn’t realize they would be historically bad when it came to hitting the ball. Like dead era baseball, bad. Ten games into the 2021 season, one look at the standings you wouldn’t think the Cubs were terrible. Sitting at 4-6, a game […] Chicago Cubs claim record which dates back to 1901 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
6 hours ago

New York Mets postponements likely to continue this week

It has been almost impossible for the New York Mets to build any momentum thus far. Although we are entering the third week of the 2021 season, the Mets have had as many games postponed as they have played. Considering that their season has been a collection of starts and stops, it is not a […] New York Mets postponements likely to continue this week - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

Washington Nationals: Jonathan Lucroy could find another opportunity

Jonathan Lucroy appeared to be a desperation signing. The Washington Nationals had been hammered by COVID, with a large portion of their roster being sidelined. As the team was in need of a catcher, and Lucroy was available, he was quickly scooped up to provide an option behind the plate. It was not a surprise […] Washington Nationals: Jonathan Lucroy could find another opportunity - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
9 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reacts perfectly to strikeout

Strikeouts happen to the best of hitters. Sometimes, a batter is just looking for a different pitch and gets fooled. When that pitch they were not expecting is right down the heart of the plate, as was the case with Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., they know they let a mistake go […] Toronto Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reacts perfectly to strikeout - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 12, 2021

Kansas City Royals: Not time to hit panic button on Jorge Soler

Jorge Soler is going to hit a lot of home runs and is going to strike out a bunch. The two go hand-in-hand in 2021 professional baseball. Unfortunately for the Kansas City Royals, through seven games this season Soler is striking out, he just isn’t hitting the long ball. Or hitting the ball at all. […] Kansas City Royals: Not time to hit panic button on Jorge Soler - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 12, 2021

MLB: 3 Radical Rule Changes To Solve NL DH Problem

With pitchers hitting once again in the NL in 2021, MLB would do well to consider three radical fixes for the NL DH problem. After a one-year blip, MLB is being played under two sets of rules again when it comes to the DH. Designated hitters are once more limited to an American League phenomena, and […] MLB: 3 Radical Rule Changes To Solve NL DH Problem - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 12, 2021

Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton finally putting it all together

For the past seven seasons, Minnesota Twins fans have been eagerly awaiting the official arrival of Byron Buxton. Rest easy, Twins fans. Through the first eight games of the 2021 campaign, it appears that moment has finally arrived. Buxton has been the best player in baseball through the first week of action, scorching opponents with […] Minnesota Twins: Byron Buxton finally putting it all together - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 12, 2021

Red Sox: J.D. Martinez latest feat puts more egg on faces of Astros brass

Well, this is kind of old news by now, though with every J.D. Martinez hitting feat we like to bring it back to the forefront. Martinez, who smacked three home runs in one game for the Boston Red Sox, used to play for the Houston Astros. Martinez has hit 219 home runs since the Astros […] Red Sox: J.D. Martinez latest feat puts more egg on faces of Astros brass - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 12, 2021

New York Yankees bad blood with Tampa Bay Rays continues

There is no question that the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays have one of the fiercer rivalries in the game today. The two teams are considered the favorites for the AL East title, expected to battle it out until the final days of the season. It is also plainly clear that there is […] New York Yankees bad blood with Tampa Bay Rays continues - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 11, 2021

Marcus Stroman rips New York Mets for starting game on Sunday

It was not a surprise that the New York Mets game on Sunday would be impacted by rain. However, that did not stop the team from beginning the contest despite the falling raindrops. Unsurprisingly, the game went into a rain delay in the top of the first. The decision to start the game did not […] Marcus Stroman rips New York Mets for starting game on Sunday - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 11, 2021

Tampa Bay Rays: Brent Honeywell impresses in brief outing

Brent Honeywell’s first outing for the Tampa Bay Rays was a long time coming. He had not pitched a regular season game since 2017, his major league debut having been pushed back until one had to wonder if it would ever occur. Finally, on Sunday, after all those years, Honeywell got his chance. His outing […] Tampa Bay Rays: Brent Honeywell impresses in brief outing - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 11, 2021

New York Yankees: What more does Gary Sanchez need to do?

Over the years, Gary Sanchez has been a popular punching bag for New York Yankees fans and beat writers. At times it has been deserved, as his offensive production has been inconsistent from year to year and his defense is questionable at best. But there are other times when the criticism hurled his way is […] New York Yankees: What more does Gary Sanchez need to do? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More