Category: MLB

Who Are Baseball's Most Entertaining Players?

Who Are Baseball's Most Entertaining Players?
Last week, Sam Miller at ESPN published an intriguing list: the 100 most entertaining position players in Major League Baseball. I have written top 100 lists before, and edited a few more than I’d care to admit. They’re a lot of work and you never make everyone (anyone?) happy. I respect anyone who has the... Read more »

Are you ready for National Baseball Card Day?

Are you ready for National Baseball Card Day?
If you are like me, baseball cards were a big part of your fan experience as a kid. Collecting baseball, football, hockey and basketball cards was a fun hobby. Being able to collect cards of your favorite players and feel, in some way, a connection to your heroes through a piece of cardboard has been... Read more »

The Social Impact of Patrick Mahomes Buying Part of the Kansas City Royals

The Social Impact of Patrick Mahomes Buying Part of the Kansas City Royals
While the world burns around professional sports and Major League Baseball faces a crisis with COVID-19 impacting its schedule less than one week after beginning the shortened 60-game season, enormous news comes out of Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, has bought a stake in the Kansas City... Read more »
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2020 MLB Predictions

2020 MLB Predictions
We’re actually going to have real, honest-to-goodness sports this week! So here are my predictions for the 60-game season Major League Baseball is about to embark upon. Rather than give you only the winner, I’m offering some names to consider if you’re the inclined to wager in the coming hours/days. These are ranked in order... Read more »

Was the 2011 MLB Draft the best ever?

Was the 2011 MLB Draft the best ever?
As we look ahead at the 2020 baseball season, it’s impossible to miss the 2011 MLB Entry Draft. Players from that summer’s draft have dominated the game over the past five years and have emerged as leaders in the game in every aspect. The 2011 MLB Entry Draft will go down as one of the... Read more »

What The Houston Astros Did Is Worse Than The Black Sox

What The Houston Astros Did Is Worse Than The Black Sox
Earlier this week, Major League Baseball announced the most severe series of penalties ever handed out by the commissioner’s office. The Houston Astros cheated – and won the World Series. And the club had developed a toxic organizational culture that was blasted by Commissioner Rob Manfred’s report. The fallout (so far): The Astros lost their first and second round picks... Read more »
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The 5 Best Potential Expansion Homes For MLB

The 5 Best Potential Expansion Homes For MLB
On Wednesday morning Pat Williams, one of the founders of the Orlando Magic, formally threw his city’s hat in the ring for a potential expansion of Major League Baseball. He said the team would be called the Orlando Dreamers (barf) and there’s absolutely interest in MLB being in Orlando. A couple thoughts… First, it is... Read more »

Exciting times ahead for TOPPS baseball cards in 2019

Exciting times ahead for TOPPS baseball cards in 2019
Full disclosure: Feb. 4 is my 39th birthday. I’m a child of the 80s who grew up playing games and collecting baseball cards. When I got married and my parents made me either trash or take my belongings out of the house, I sadly pitched more than 100 pounds of cards; I weighed them because... Read more »

Save The Mets: 4 Potential Jacob deGrom Trades

Save The Mets: 4 Potential Jacob deGrom Trades
The New York Mets are a dumpster fire. In fact, dumpster fires might be upset by that association. They’ve tried every possible way to remix their roster into a contender and haven’t been able to stay healthy or get consistent production form anyone. So they should burn it down and try a White Sox-like reset.... Read more »
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2018 MLB Predictions

2018 MLB Predictions
Major League Baseball’s 2018 season begins – finally – on Thursday. So it’s prediction time. American League Standings Predictions x – Division winner y – Wild Card AL East Boston Red Sox – x New York Yankees – y Toronto Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles Tampa Bay Rays AL Central Cleveland Indians – x Minnesota Twins... Read more »