Oakland Athletics Do Have Close Options if Grant Balfour Leaves
It has been said, and rightly so, that the Oakland Athletics really need to re-sign Bartolo Colon and Grant Balfour. Both of these players would be great returning players for the A’s in 2014 but there is a large difference [...]
Cole Hamels’ Setback Par for the Course with Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies received more bad news this morning regarding their starting rotation. Cole Hamels announced that he suffered a setback in his training and complained of a tired arm. Hamels was already projected to miss opening day because of [...]
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Philadelphia Phillies 2014 Prediction: Ryan Howard
In 2011, Ryan Howard played in 152 games, hit 33 home runs, collected 116 RBIs, struck out 172 times and batted .253. Since then, he has played in 151 games, hit 25 home runs, notched 99 RBIs, struck out 194 [...]
MLB Collisions Rule Change Impacts Individual Statistics the Same as Steroids, PEDs
When MLB adopted, implemented and began to enforce their policy on steroids and performance enhancing drugs — or more formally, the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program — in 2006, though MLB didn’t publicly admit it, the focus was primarily [...]
Should New York Mets Manager Terry Collins Hit the Pitcher 8th?
New York Mets manager Terry Collins got a lot of attention when he declared that he might consider batting his pitcher 8th in the lineup instead of the traditional 9th spot. While Collins’ idea is hardly revolutionary, it’s an interesting [...]
Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Continues His Ascent To Becoming Elite First Baseman
After tearing triple-A to shreds in 2012 before hitting 15 home runs with an OPS of .805 for the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo was supposed to take the next step towards stardom in 2013. In a lot of ways, he [...]
Philadelphia Phillies 2014 Prediction: Jimmy Rollins
Seven years removed from his MVP season, Jimmy Rollins hopes to regain his offensive form. This is the first spring training in a long time where Rollins is not the Philadelphia Phillies‘ leadoff batter, and it will be interesting to [...]