The NL Central: Too Close To Call?

Don't look now, but it's no longer a guarantee that the Cubs win the National League Central. Actually, it's anything but. Following a 3-2 victory at Wrigley last night, the Milwaukee Brewers are currently only one game back of the northsiders, still with two games...

Who Will Conquer The National League West?

With the season nearing its close Ben Rolfe takes a look at the National League West to see who is the most likely team to make the playoffs

Why is Jose Bautista Heading to Philadelphia?

On Tuesday Jose Bautista was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. Ben Rolfe takes a look at why the Phillies are adding the veteran hitter.

Way too early MLB Mock Draft

We are just over two months removed from the 2018 MLB first year player draft and due to three teams failing to sign their first round picks that throws next year’s draft for a twist. At the moment the Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, and...

PawSox Relocation blurs the lines of ‘Business’ and ‘Personal’

As Michael Corleone bluntly advised his hot-tempered brother Santino (a.k.a Sonny) in Mario Puzo's masterpiece, The Godfather, "It's not personal...it's strictly business."   Whether it be politics, economics, world affairs or even sports, many will rush to use this Machiavellian phrase to justify actions that may...

Washington Nationals Start To Blow It Up?

The Washington Nationals sent Daniel Murphy and Matt Adams to the NL Central Tuesday. Ben Rolfe exameines what this means for the teams involved.

Do baseball’s “unwritten rules” need to be written down?

It's happened again. Once again, one of baseball's superstar talents got put in harms way after being hit by a 98 mile per hour weapon intentionally. This time, it was Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves being beaned in the elbow by Miami's Jose...

The Crazy American League West

When this season started the American League West was considered all but done. The Houston Astros were virtual locks to win the division. The team everyone thought would be contending was the Los Angeles Angels. The remaining three teams had at best an outside...

J.D. Martinez is the Clear Favorite for the A.L. MVP Award

Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez slugged his 36th and 37th home runs on Saturday as he made an emphatic case for American League MVP honors.

The Best Players’ Weekend Nicknames

Players' Weekend is back in 2018, with the MLB announcing that August 24-26 will be the weekend that players will be able to actually showcase their personalities on the diamond. One of the perks that comes with Players' Weekend is each player's ability to...

When will the White Sox bring up their top prospects?

With a 10-5 loss to the last-place Royals Wednesday, the White Sox fell to 37-70 on the year, third-worst in the league. Their lineup is filled with players that you’ve never heard of, like Adam Engel with a .586 OPS. The bullpen is even...

Trade Deadline Winners

Orioles The Orioles finally did what they've needed to do for over a year now: sell. They tore everything down, trading six major league guys to jump start their rebuild. After bashing Dan Duquette mercilessly leading up to the Manny Machado trade, I have to admit...

The Baffling Milwaukee Brewers Trades

The Milwaukee Brewers doubled down on infielders adding Jonathan Schoop Tuesday. Questions remain about who plays where but have the Brewers got it right?

MLB Trade Deadline Live Tracker

July 18 Dodgers acquire SS Manny Machado from Orioles for OF Yusniel Diaz, 3B Rylan Bannon, RHP Dean Kremer, RHP Zach Pop and IF Breyvic Valera - OFFICIAL July 19 Indians acquire LHP Brad Hand and RHP Adam Cimber from Padres for C Francisco Mejia - OFFICIAL Cubs acquire RHP Jesse Chavez from Rangers for...

How Theo Epstein shaped the 2018 Trade Deadline

It's no secret to anyone that the Chicago Cubs have been quiet at the trade deadline. They didn't go after Manny Machado, they didn't appear to be a front-runner for Zach Britton, nor were they key players for J.A. Happ. As of right now, their only...

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One MLB Prospect Per Team that will Break Out in 2019

The 2018 Minor league baseball season is coming to a close and where some guys will be a late addition to their major league...

David Wright: Captain America

David Wright, captain of the New York Mets, is calling it a career after 14 seasons in the big leagues. Wright, 35, has valiantly...

MLB Playoffs: September 18 Update

With just two weeks of the MLB season remaining Ben Rolfe takes a look at how the division stand and makes his predictions for how things will shake out.

Jacob deGrom: NL MVP

I'm already prepared for people blowing up my twitter account, pining for their favorite player. Javier Baez HAS to be MVP, he has the...

Do the Yankees Stick or Twist?

The New York Yankees are in a strange situation. Ben Rolfe looks at what decisions they face in the coming weeks as they prepare for the playoffs.