Late on Thursday night, something caught my eye as it came across Twitter: the Durham Bulls had beaten the Pawtucket Red Sox 4-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the Governor’s Cup Final (aka the International League final or the Triple-A semifinal). I remembered seeing an e-mail from earlier in the day that the Bulls would […]
For a team fighting to avoid finishing last in their division and on their way to their third losing season in the last four years, things are actually looking up for the White Sox. Armed with an MVP-level slugger and one of the best pitchers alive, the White Sox are very quietly shaping up as a […]
One down, nine to go – the Los Angeles Angels became the first team to clinch a playoff spot this season on Monday night. At 94-56, the Angels’ magic number to clinch the AL West is down to three games, meaning that they can clinch as early as Wednesday. The Angels are also getting pretty […]
ESPN’s 30 for 30 series will once again delve into the baseball world, and focus on the Loma Prieta earthquake that occurred during the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. The Day The Series Stopped will air on Tuesday, October 14th at 10 PM Eastern. Directed by Ryan Fleck (born in […]
The Cubs certainly weren’t expected to contend in a loaded NL Central with the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds. The Brewers emerging as a contender through most of the season (before their September collapse) didn’t make matters easier. But at least the Cubs weren’t going to be dead-last, thanks to the D-Backs and Rockies. But thanks […]
Only two more weeks of walk offs remaining following this one…how depressing. The White Sox did their damnedest to stave off elimination with their late inning antics this week, and the Yankees were on both the giving and receiving end of some walk off magic.
Yes, the Astros are finishing under .500 again. For those keeping score at home, this was the sixth straight season where the Astros didn’t sniff 81 wins. However, the team also didn’t lose 100 games for the first time since 2010, and could even avoid 90 this year. They’re still a bad team, but they’re nowhere […]
It won’t happen today, but it will happen this week – the Orioles, Nationals, and Angels will clinch their division in the coming days. Furthermore, all three teams can clinch their divisions by beating teams chasing them. The Orioles face off with the Blue Jays in Baltimore. The Nationals battle the Braves in Atlanta. The […]
You know all that hogwash people throw around about baseball not having a dominant team? Well, the Los Angeles Angels are pretty clearly the best team in baseball, and they have no contenders to that throne. The funny thing is, the Angels actually got off to a bad start this year. After losing two out […]
It’s official – the Oakland Athletics have free fallen their way into a mess. Oakland is tied with both the Mariners and Royals in the loss column, and the three teams are battling for two playoff spots. And don’t forget about the Tigers, who also have 66 losses and are fighting the Royals tooth and […]
Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Buster Posey is carrying the San Francisco Giants towards October baseball. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, again: Posey is making a case for himself as National League MVP. If you find yourself reading NL MVP prediction articles, you’re likely reading about these four guys: Clayton Kershaw, […]
Following two consecutive 81-81 seasons, the Arizona Diamondbacks looked like a fringe contender in the NL West if everything went right for them this year. However, little worked out as hoped — whether it was pitching injuries, poor performance from past-their-prime veterans or just a general lack of talent on the roster general manager Kevin Towers […]
There’s a Marlin at the top of the list this week – but not the one you’re probably expecting.
The Minnesota Twins are probably going to end 2014 with their best record since 2010, but given that they’re coming off three-straight 96-loss seasons, that’s not exactly a consolation. This once proud franchise has fallen onto rough times, and their 2014 season could be their most disappointing year considering the additions the club made in the offseason. Preseason […]
Who will make the playoffs in the American League? Well, the Orioles and Angels seem like locks, but after that…who knows? Oakland’s once firm hold on a playoff spot has dwindled, and they’re only 1.5 games up on the Mariners for either Wild Card, let alone the top spot. The Tigers and Royals are separated […]