By the end of the weekend, we’ll known whether or not it’s time to blow up the World Champion Red Sox to some degree. After losing to the Rays on Friday night, Boston fell three games behind Tampa Bay for fourth place in the AL East. They’re 7.5 games back of the Yankees (yes, the […]
You guys, we’re back with a vengeance. Old friend Giancarlo is here, as are Hunter Pence, Anthony Rizzo, Matt Holliday…and Lucas Duda!?
A week ago, all of the races in the National League were tied. Today…well, not so much. The Nationals have opened up a 1.5 game lead on the Braves in the NL East, thanks in large part to Atlanta losing three out of four games to the Marlins this week.The Brewers swept the Reds this […]
Don’t look now, but the Tampa Bay Rays are at it again. After spending the first couple months of the year buried in the depths of the league standings with the likes of the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rays are in the midst of a second half surge that has them rising up the rankings of a wide […]
The big midseason trade can have a vast array of effects on a team, but there are obviously two extreme scenarios – a World Championship on one hand, and a complete disaster on the other. But really, most trades fall somewhere in the middle. We decided it would be a good idea, just a week […]
The Detroit Tigers were going to add a reliever to their bullpen. There wasn’t a question of whether or not they’d do, but rather who general manager Dave Dombrowski would pick up before the July 31 trade deadline. Dombrowski got his man on Wednesday, acquiring Joakim Soria from the Rangers. The price was a steep […]
Hey, look who it is, crawling up the American League standings…it’s the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays won their seventh in a row on Wednesday night, shutting out the Cardinals 2-0. Tampa Bay is an MLB-best 13-4 in July, and has allowed only 11 runs during this winning streak. They’re now just 4.5 games behind […]
Everyone reading this (and surely the guy writing this) did something today that was probably a waste of time, perhaps causing you to wonder if there was a better way you could have spent that particular chunk of your workday. But whatever you did — or didn’t — do, it couldn’t have been any more […]
Short week? That’s OK. There was still plenty of great defense to hold us over.
The race for the second Wild Card slot in the American League remains insane. After the events of Tuesday night, the Mariners lead is down to just 1.5 games on the Yankees and Blue Jays, with the Indians surprisingly running close behind at two games out. Three weeks ago, only the Orioles, Royals, Yankees, and […]
After the 2012 season, the Padres were faced a with a tough decision: trade burgeoning star Chase Headley at the peak of his value or try and keep him and re-sign him. It would seem that the Padres chose secret option C. Today, San Diego finally pulled the trigger on that Headley trade, sending him […]
With the Chicago Cubs boasting a completely stacked farm system, especially in terms of positional prospects, and a stated desire to spend on pitching this offseason, it was only a matter of time before the rumors of them going after David Price started to spiral out of control, especially now that they lack a true ace with Jeff Samardzija having been […]
So….how about those Royals? Kansas City was on top of the world a month ago, at 39-32 and sitting in first in the AL Central after taking the first three games of a four game series with the Tigers. Since then, Kansas City has fallen into a downward spiral. They’re 9-18 since, and have moved […]
I was just going to do a “recap of the first half of walk offs” this Monday…but there were so many walk offs this weekend that couldn’t be ignored. Thus, we’ll have a traditional most exciting walk offs of the week feature this week, covering a three-day period that was chock-full of action.
What’s going on in the National League right now is crazy. On the morning of July 21st, all three divisions have a tie at the top of them. The Nationals and Braves are deadlocked in the NL East, the Brewers and Cardinals are tied in the NL Central, and the Dodgers and Giants are knotted […]