8:21 PM EST, Fri January 28, 2022
2 hours ago

San Diego Padres still have attention of Titans receiver A.J. Brown

A.J. Brown likely does not have any regrets about the path he chose in life. The Tennessee Titans wide receiver has become a star in the NFL and is set to receive a significant contract as his rookie deal is due to expire. However, that does not mean that he does not think about what […] San Diego Padres still have attention of Titans receiver A.J. Brown - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
3 hours ago

Taking a look at the all-time Milwaukee Brewers team … with a twist

Inspired by an article written by co-director of the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writers Association of America) Daniel Epstein, we’re going to take a look at the all-time Milwaukee Brewers team … with a twist. The rules to this are as follows: Pick the greatest Yankees ever at each position… but:-No HOFers-No players with retired numbers-No […] Taking a look at the all-time Milwaukee Brewers team … with a twist - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies: Alec Bohm could be further hindered by lockout

The Philadelphia Phillies appeared to have a star in the making with Alec Bohm. The former top prospect had a stellar rookie campaign in 2020 and appeared to be on his way to fulfilling the prognostications that he would be their next homegrown star. Instead, Bohm was hammered by the Sophomore Slump in 2021. He […] Philadelphia Phillies: Alec Bohm could be further hindered by lockout - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
6 hours ago

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout keeps flying weather geek flag

We have seen Mike Trout‘s obsession with weather events over the years. The Los Angeles Angels outfield seemingly has Jim Cantore on speed dial and once chased a snowstorm in Arizona after practice in spring training. It is not a surprise that he would be keeping an eye on the major storm systems while waiting […] Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout keeps flying weather geek flag - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

New York Yankees have impending shortstop logjam

The New York Yankees are in a difficult spot at shortstop. On one hand, they clearly need to find an option for 2022 as Gleyber Torres has not been the player they hoped for. On the other hand, they have a trio of prospects that could all be vying for a starting role by the […] New York Yankees have impending shortstop logjam - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
9 hours ago

Seattle Mariners in play for Seiya Suzuki

The Seattle Mariners have been considered a potential destination for virtually every player that has come over from Japan in recent years. Between their success with those players, and the large Japanese community in the Pacific Northwest, it is never a surprise when the Mariners are linked to players coming over from Nippon Professional Baseball. […] Seattle Mariners in play for Seiya Suzuki - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
11 hours ago

Cleveland Guardians: The secret shame of voting for Omar Vizquel

There was a time when Omar Vizquel appeared to be on his way to the Hall of Fame. The former Cleveland Guardians (Indians) shortstop had received 52.6% of the vote in 2020, his third year on the ballot. Considering those gains, it seemed to be a matter of time until he was inducted. But then […] Cleveland Guardians: The secret shame of voting for Omar Vizquel - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
12 hours ago

St. Louis Cardinals promise drama for at least one game in 2022

If you’re heading to a St. Louis Cardinals game in 2022 and want to be guaranteed of some drama during your night at Busch Stadium, be sure to circle May 24 on your calendar. You can debate the merits of Hamlet and umpires continuing to call balls and strikes all in the same place when […] St. Louis Cardinals promise drama for at least one game in 2022 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
23 hours ago

San Francisco Giants sign interesting depth pitching piece

For the second time in his career, Matt Carasiti is a member of the San Francisco Giants organization. Unlike his first time in the organization, however, the 30-year-old right-hander is hoping to have the opportunity to actually show what he can do on the mound. The San Francisco Giants have signed Matt Carasiti to a […] San Francisco Giants sign interesting depth pitching piece - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 27, 2022

Type of splash Miami Marlins make rests on playoff expansion

The Miami Marlins seem poised to make a splash once baseball resumes: how big and what kind depends entirely on playoff expansion. The Miami Marlins want to add another big bat. That has been the sentiment since the moment Avisail Garcia signed. Garcia would help, as would Jacob Stallings and Joey Wendle. But they weren’t […] Type of splash Miami Marlins make rests on playoff expansion - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 27, 2022

Toronto Blue Jays: Hyun Jin Ryu to have spring training despite lockout

There are signs that the MLB lockout is going to come to an end in the somewhat near future. The two sides are talking and progress is being made. However, there is no guarantee that spring training will start on time, something that could affect the players in the early part of the season. This […] Toronto Blue Jays: Hyun Jin Ryu to have spring training despite lockout - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 27, 2022

The next stop for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on Hall of Fame quest

On the question of the baseball immortality of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, the next arbiters are a select panel appointed by the Baseball Hall of Fame itself. Those panelists will determine which 10 figures will be reviewed by the Today’s Game era committee. That committee, which is composed of 16 Hall of Famers, executives, […] The next stop for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on Hall of Fame quest - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 27, 2022

10 questions with New York Yankees pitcher Matt Bowman

A veteran of four seasons in Major League Baseball, 30-year-old right hander Matt Bowman currently finds himself in the New York Yankees minor-league system while he works to get back to full strength following Tommy John surgery in 2020. Getting his first shot in professional ball, the New York Mets drafted Bowman in the 13th round […] 10 questions with New York Yankees pitcher Matt Bowman - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 27, 2022

Hall of Fame voters: The Steroid-use Wall begins to crumble

It happened once again. I wasn’t sure it would, but once again Baseball Hall of Fame voters refused to give Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens the 75 percent needed for their enshrinement. It was both players’ last year to be voted in by the regular Hall method. The election of David Ortiz, “the first player […] Hall of Fame voters: The Steroid-use Wall begins to crumble - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 27, 2022

In 2023, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s ballot logjam will be cleared away

Tuesday’s Baseball Hall of Fame results cleared up a decade-long logjam created by the controversial candidacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, and Sammy Sosa. Come next January, that logjam going away could be very good news for the candidacies of Scott Rolen, Todd Helton, and possibly also Billy Wagner. Taking a look ahead […] In 2023, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s ballot logjam will be cleared away - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More