If You Trust in WAR, Mike Trout not Miguel Cabrera Should Be Crowned AL MVP

Mike Trout

New year, same story as Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout once again are competing for the AL MVP. But unlike in 2012, this year should be Trout’s to win it, because by the very definition of the word, he and […]

In the 11th Hour, Philadelphia Phillies Finally Trade Michael Young to Los Angeles Dodgers

Michael Young

Since mid-July, nearly 99 percent of people in the city were calling for the Philadelphia Phillies to trade Michael Young. It made perfect sense. Young was going to be a free agent at the end of the year, and the […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay’s Post-Surgery Struggles Signal Beginning of the End

Roy Halladay

When Roy Halladay underwent surgery midway through the 2013 season to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, all indications were that he would be able to come back stronger and more effective than he had been in the […]

Philadelphia Phillies Eyeing Series Victory to Celebrate Ryne Sandberg’s Return to Wrigley Field

Ryne Sandberg

After being traded to the Chicago Cubs years ago in one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history, Ryne Sandberg finally made his return to Wrigley Field, doing so as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies organization. When the Phillies […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Ben Revere Has the Potential to Become the Most Valuable Player on the Roster

Ben Revere

There is nothing all that special about Ben Revere. He is not a guy like Ryan Howard, who will hit 30 home runs and 100 RBIs in a season. He’s not like Jimmy Rollins or Chase Utley, who when at […]

Pittsburgh Pirates: Marlon Byrd Will Lead Team in Taking Back First Place in the NL Central

Marlon Byrd

When the July 31 trade deadline came and went, many questioned why the Pittsburgh Pirates chose to stay pat. Their offense, while good, was missing that one final piece, a big bat who could also play the outfield. And while […]

Tommy John Surgery Can be Preventable, Not Inevitable, Once MLB Starts to Put its Players First

Matt Harvey

If you were to ask famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews which of today’s MLB pitchers might require Tommy John surgery at some point in their careers, he would be able to give you an extensive list. How is that possible you ask? Because scientists and […]

Philadelphia Phillies Are Stuck in No-Win Situation With Jimmy Rollins

jimmy rollins

When it comes to Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies are stuck between a rock and a hard place, and there really is no reason to expect that it will be any better any time soon. Since 2009, Rollins has been merely […]

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryne Sandberg Has Shown Exactly Why He Needs to Return Next Season

ryne sandberg

With a victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ryne Sandberg put the finishing touches on a pretty solid first 10 games as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. And with what he has done despite the small sample size, it is very […]

Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers Both Winners In Blockbuster Deal

Nick Punto, Jacoby Ellsbury

Exactly a year ago today, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers completed one of biggest blockbuster trades in baseball history. And wouldn’t you know it, both teams, clearly having benefited from the trade, met up for a three-game series […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Was Roy Halladay Good or Just Lucky in First Start off of DL?

Roy Halladay

In his first start since being placed on the DL, Roy Halladay pitched pretty well for the Philadelphia Phillies. He lasted six innings, threw a total of 94 pitches, walked two, struck out two and yielded just two earned runs […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Don’t Listen to Ruben Amaro, Ryan Howard Needs to Be Shut Down for the Rest of the Season

Ryan Howard

While nothing has been made official, the Philadelphia Phillies should listen to Ryne Sandberg‘s advice and shut down first baseman Ryan Howard for the rest of the season to allow him to continue to rehab his knee. Having already put his stamp […]