Results from FanGraphs.com Playoff Chances Simulator

Steve Staude of FanGraphs.com has created a simulator that forecasts the playoff chances of each MLB team, and crunched the numbers to figure out what the odds were for each of the 30 franchises to make the playoffs as of Continue reading Results from FanGraphs.com Playoff Chances Simulator

Whose Conduct This Week Has Been More Reprehensible?

It’s been an interesting behavioral week in Major League Baseball, highlighted by the conduct of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips. Both players are unique fan favorites, but both made headlines for actions that we as Continue reading Whose Conduct This Week Has Been More Reprehensible?

My New Favorite Player Taking On New Responsibilities

If you’ve been with the blog for a while, you know I have a tremendous amount of love in my heart for the enigmatic Blue Jays reserve infielder, Munenori Kawasaki (and if you don’t know why, you can read about Continue reading My New Favorite Player Taking On New Responsibilities

Defending Jim Crane’s Long-Term Plan

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is not just collecting and hording money; he’s in the middle of executing what should be a terrific rebuilding job of what currently is baseball’s most downtrodden franchise. An article that appeared on Forbes.com yesterday Continue reading Defending Jim Crane’s Long-Term Plan

Harvey, Mets React to News of Elbow Injury

The future looked so bright for the boys from Queens. The future may still be bright, but it may have gotten pushed a little further away with the news this afternoon that starting pitcher and rotation foundation Matt Harvey has Continue reading Harvey, Mets React to News of Elbow Injury

My Take On The Braun Apology

So Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has decided to emerge from the shadows and release a statement of apology for his involvement with the use of performance enhancing drugs and his conduct of trying to hide the truth since 2011. How Continue reading My Take On The Braun Apology

A-Rod, Dempster: Epic Showdown

I think Ryan Dempster and the Boston Red Sox wanted to send a message to Alex Rodriguez last night. The Boston starter had his sights set square on Rodriguez, just days after allegations surfaced that A-Rod may have sold out Continue reading A-Rod, Dempster: Epic Showdown

Much To My Chagrin, Expand Replay Likely

Much to my chagrin, it looks like baseball is going to expand the use of instant replay beginning next season. Commissioner Bud Selig called it a historic moment Thursday as he announced the league’s plan after two days of meetings Continue reading Much To My Chagrin, Expand Replay Likely

Ken Griffey, Jr. Pre-Draft Scouting Reports

Ken Griffey, Jr.’s recent induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame (next up, the Reds Hall of Fame and then most certainly Cooperstown) gave us the opportunity to reflect on one of the finest professional baseball careers of our generation. Continue reading Ken Griffey, Jr. Pre-Draft Scouting Reports

Rays Pull Off The Old Hidden-Ball Trick

The L.A. Dodgers won 5-0 last night, but the Tampa Bay Rays stole the highlight spotlight by pulling off the old-hidden ball trick on Juan Uribe. Check out the video to see just how the Rays did it. Uribe has Continue reading Rays Pull Off The Old Hidden-Ball Trick

Twins Chest Painters Don’t Let Missing Man Stop Them

I don’t have much time to write today, but I was blessed that this happened last night to give me an excuse for a short, easy yet fun post. In case you missed, four chest-painting Minnesota fans made the long Continue reading Twins Chest Painters Don’t Let Missing Man Stop Them

Braves Keep Streaking, But Should Stop Tweeting

Another night, another win for the white-hot Atlanta Braves. The first-place club notched its 12th straight victory with a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals last night. But the story of the Braves continued win streak was overshadowed by a Continue reading Braves Keep Streaking, But Should Stop Tweeting

Biogenesis Suspensions Announced

MLB announced player suspensions culminating from its in depth investigation into the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic and performance enhancing drugs. Every player has accepted their suspensions and will begin serving their time immediately save for Alex Rodriguez. Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports, Continue reading Biogenesis Suspensions Announced

A-Rod Suspended, Appealing, Penciled Into Tonight’s Lineup

Isn’t it ironic that he’s been eligible to play all year up until this point, but it’s the day he is suspended for his links to the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic that Alex Rodriguez is set to make his season debut Continue reading A-Rod Suspended, Appealing, Penciled Into Tonight’s Lineup

Explaining August Waiver Trades

All deals considered, it was a relatively quiet non-waiver trade deadline this year. But that doesn’t mean the wheeling and dealing is done. There is still a mechanism available through which teams can make trades through the month of August. Continue reading Explaining August Waiver Trades

Nelson Cruz’s Biogenesis Dilemma

To appeal, or not to appeal? That is the question that Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is reportedly asking himself as MLB prepares to announce player suspensions resulting from its investigation into the Biogenesis clinic. On Tuesday, the word was that Continue reading Nelson Cruz’s Biogenesis Dilemma