Let’s Not Forget That The 1986 Mets Were Down 2-0 As Well

After watching the Royals notch wins against Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, I’m not sure how much optimism there is floating around in Mets land as we get set to head into Game 3 tonight. To you New Yorkers who Continue reading Let’s Not Forget That The 1986 Mets Were Down 2-0 As Well

Hirings And Firings Around The League

With the World Series in full thrust, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that there have been a lot of Page 2 headlines to pop up around the league this week. We all watched – either live or Continue reading Hirings And Firings Around The League

Neither Ned Yost Nor Terry Collins Think Suspicious Substance on Salvador Perez’s Shinguard Is A Big Deal

In this era of DVR and social media, it’s almost impossible to get by with anything in professional sports any more. Case in point, the still picture of Royals catcher Salvador Perez’s shinguard from last night. It obviously shows some Continue reading Neither Ned Yost Nor Terry Collins Think Suspicious Substance on Salvador Perez’s Shinguard Is A Big Deal

Poll: Should the Royals Have Told Edinson Volquez Before His Start?

What an epic Game 1. After fourteen grueling, back-and-forth innings, the Kansas City Royals were able to walk off with a dramatic victory. The most dramatic element of that game, however, occurred long before the winning run was scored. Kansas Continue reading Poll: Should the Royals Have Told Edinson Volquez Before His Start?

Why I Like Kansas City To Win The World Series

And so it begins. Game 1 of the 2015 Mets-Royals World Series is tonight. Readers of the blog and listeners of the podcast already know that, before the playoffs began, I picked Kansas City to win their first championship since Continue reading Why I Like Kansas City To Win The World Series

Mets’ World Series Tickets Are The Most Expensive In History

If you’re a Mets fan and you were hoping to pick up a World Series ticket for Game 3, 4 or 5 on the secondary market, don’t bother. Not unless you’re willing to reach insanely deep into your pockets to Continue reading Mets’ World Series Tickets Are The Most Expensive In History

It’s World Series Media Day

Game 1 of the of the World Series is tomorrow night, but before the Royals and Mets step on the diamond, they’ll have to run themselves through the journalistic ringer at today’s World Series Media Day. All starting pitcher and Continue reading It’s World Series Media Day

Can David Price Get The Big Postseason Monkey Off His Back Tonight?

David Price has the opportunity to finally change the narrative that has dogged his otherwise superb Major League career. That he chokes in the postseason. He’s made seven October starts during his time with the Rays, Tigers and now Blue Continue reading Can David Price Get The Big Postseason Monkey Off His Back Tonight?

Is Daniel Murphy The Newest Incantation of The Curse Against the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908. They will not be winning one in 2015. They were swept, four games to none, by the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. Mets infielder Daniel Continue reading Is Daniel Murphy The Newest Incantation of The Curse Against the Cubs?

Hump Day Could Be Elimination Day For Blue Jays and Cubs

By the time the clock strikes midnight tonight, we could have our World Series matchup set. Impressive wins by both the Royals and the Mets have left both the Blue Jays and the Cubs on the brink of elimination, with Continue reading Hump Day Could Be Elimination Day For Blue Jays and Cubs

Blue Jays Offense Explodes, Breathes New Life Into ALCS

After falling behind to the Royals 2-0 in the ALCS, it became easy for us to forget just how potent that Blue Jays offense truly is. Last night, oh did they remind us. Toronto jumped all over Johnny Cueto, scoring Continue reading Blue Jays Offense Explodes, Breathes New Life Into ALCS

Barry Zito Pens Editorial On The Players’ Tribune Announcing Retirement

Yesterday, Barry Zito announced his retirement from Major League Baseball in a very profound way. The long-time lefty penned an editorial piece of The Players’ Tribune, the web site founded by Derek Jeter to give athletes the ability to reach Continue reading Barry Zito Pens Editorial On The Players’ Tribune Announcing Retirement

Daniel Murphy’s October Has Been The Stuff Of Legend

Daniel Murphy cannot stop homering. It really doesn’t matter who he’s up against anymore. The Mets’ outfielder, more likely than not, is going to come up with a big long ball just when his team really needs one. Consider this: Continue reading Daniel Murphy’s October Has Been The Stuff Of Legend

Zack Greinke Opting Out Of Dodgers’ Contract

ess than 12 hours after the dust has settled on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ season, reports have already surfaced that Game 5 starter Zack Greinke is going to opt out of his contract and head to free agency this offseason. Continue reading Zack Greinke Opting Out Of Dodgers’ Contract

One of the Craziest Innings You’ll Ever See

It last 53 minutes. In total,  it was pure insanity. No other word can aptly describe the seventh inning of last night’s deciding ALDS Game Five between the Rangers and Blue Jays. For someone who has been religiously watching baseball Continue reading One of the Craziest Innings You’ll Ever See

Podcast Episode 42 – Deep Into The Divisional Series

We are deep into the AL and NL Divisional Series, and Matthew George and Brandon Mattingly share their thoughts on what we’ve seen in the 2015 postseason so far, and what we should expect in the games to come. They Continue reading Podcast Episode 42 – Deep Into The Divisional Series

The Cardinals’ $500K Man

The St. Louis Cardinals almost literally limped into this postseason. They had been without ace starter Adam Wainwright for the entire season. They had been without offensive captain Matt Holliday for almost the entire season, and he had only just Continue reading The Cardinals’ $500K Man

Road Teams Now 4-0 This Postseason

Home field advantage, it ain’t what it used to be. The Yankees and Pirates had it for their respective Wild Card Games. Now both will be staying home until next season. The Blue Jays and Royals have it for the Continue reading Road Teams Now 4-0 This Postseason

Jake Arrieta Is To The Cubs What Madison Bumgarner Was To The 2014 Giants

   Let’s be candid: last night’s NL Wild Card Game was over in the top of the first. That was when Chicago plated its first run against Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole. After that, Cubs ace Jake Arrieta did what he’s Continue reading Jake Arrieta Is To The Cubs What Madison Bumgarner Was To The 2014 Giants

Dallas Bests New York To Advance Houston

   The biggest concern surrounding the Astros’ hopes to keep their magical 2015 season alive was their and their ace’s record on the road.  Dallas Keuchel was just 5-8 away from home. Houston’s road record was the second worst ever Continue reading Dallas Bests New York To Advance Houston

Podcast Episode 41 – The Postseason Preview

The 2015 MLB Postseason is finally here. In this week’s episode, Matthew George and Brandon Mattingly look back at their preseason predictions to see how they actually did at picking this year’s postseason participants. Gluttons for punishment, they also predict Continue reading Podcast Episode 41 – The Postseason Preview

It’s Postseason Time!

The calendar has flipped to October. All 162 regular season games have been played, and our postseason field has finally crystalized. It’s time for postseason baseball everybody! Despite most of the participants having already clinched their spot heading into yesterday, Continue reading It’s Postseason Time!