Posts in category "MLB"

Mike Trout Trade Rumors? Say What?

Mike Trout Trade Rumors? Say What?
Baseball is fun, and the season is long enough that crazy rumors begin in early May and have two months to ferment in the minds and on the blogs of fans until the deadline happens and everyone is either thrilled or depressed. Recently, there have been folks making the case that trading superstar and MVP... Read more »

MLB Free Agency Predictions

MLB Free Agency Predictions
With the World Series in the rear view mirror, baseball’s free agent shopping frenzy is about to begin. In advance of hundreds of millions of dollars being spent, here are our predictions for where the top 25 free agents will sign. David Price, SP – Chicago Cubs Zack Greinke, SP - St. Louis Cardinals Jason Heyward,... Read more »

Cy Young Time In Chicago - Twice?

Cy Young Time In Chicago - Twice?
Could this be the year the Cy Young in both the National and American Leagues come to Chicago? Lots of starts in the National League are getting more hype than the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta, but he’s absolutely put himself into the heart of the discussion. Entering Wednesday’s games, Arrieta ranks highly among all Major League... Read more »
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10 Players Most Needed To Make An Impact On MLB Playoff Races

10 Players Most Needed To Make An Impact On MLB Playoff Races
As the baseball season sprints towards an exciting postseason, there are teams starting to separate from the pack. And every roster involved in the playoff discussion has a few guys that are catalysts for their team’s hopes of winning the World Series crown. Let’s look at ten players who could be the biggest impact on... Read more »

MLB Wins The Home Run Derby

MLB Wins The Home Run Derby
On Monday night, Major League Baseball tried something new. Let that sink in for a minute. A league that still has a debate over whether or not pitchers should hit, and where some fans continue to struggle with video boards at Wrigley Field, made a change. A significant one. And it worked. The Home Run... Read more »

2015 MLB Draft: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Baseball Drafts

2015 MLB Draft: The Last 10 Years of Chicago Baseball Drafts
Last week we looked back five years at how the Chicago Cubs and White Sox drafted in 2010. On Monday, the 2015 MLB Draft will take place and Chicago’s teams will draft consecutively in the first round. The White Sox own the eighth overall selection, and the Cubs own the ninth. Click here for the... Read more »
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2016 MLB Hall of Fame: Who Should Get In?

2016 MLB Hall of Fame: Who Should Get In?
Voting for the Hall of Fame brings out some great dialogue… and old school stubbornness. There are many writers who won’t vote for anyone who was ever linked to a performance enhancing drug (PED). My personal stance on PED users: If Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire can have their names on the... Read more »

Sports Fan's Christmas List: Books

Sports Fan's Christmas List: Books
With the holidays coming soon, I thought it would be fun to put together a few Christmas Lists for sports fans. Some of the things featured in the series will appear on my personal Christmas List this year, others might not. But these are a few things you might consider for the sports fan in... Read more »

Derek Jeter: Nike Says Farewell

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 12 months you know that a) LeBron is back in Cleveland, and b) Derek Jeter is playing his final season with the New York Yankees. On Monday, ahead of his final All Star Game appearance, the Jumpman Brand at Nike released a stunning farewell commercial.... Read more »
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Royals-Rays Trade: Who Wants A Small Market Blockbuster?

Royals-Rays Trade: Who Wants A Small Market Blockbuster?
In the middle of a snow-covered Sunday Night Football game (debacle for Detroit fans), baseball stole the attention of sports fans on Twitter. The Kansas City Royals unloaded a big part of their deep farm system in a blockbuster deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Here’s how the deal breaks down: To Kansas City: RHP James... Read more »