1. The MLB Non-Stars: Overlooked Players Sparkling on the Diamond

    I like to do this thing every year called the MLB Non-Star team. And it seems as if every year, my criteria and make-up for the team changes slightly. There remains one constant, though. Pick players who didn't make the All-Star team...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 501 reads 10 comments

  2. The MLB All-Star Teams: The Way It Should Be

    Debate never ends when it comes to All-Star rosters. It's become tradition to dispute certain additions or subtractions from the teams and almost trendy to bash the way MLB decides who starts...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 168 reads 3 comments

  3. MLB Power Groupings: Who Could Use a Break?

    We're officially at the break that is not actually the midway point, but we still call it the midway point. I don't know why we call it the halfway mark when it technically is past the halfway mark...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 1,363 reads 1 comments

  4. What's Making Me Talk: The Week, You Didn't Know What You Saw

    Here is the un-official mid-way point of the Major League Baseball season. It's the All-Star break! We've got a day of long balls, followed by a day of a game that is supposed to mean something, ...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 102 reads 1 comments

  5. MLB Power Groupings: Behold The Marlin Heat

    We're about a week away from the "official" half-way mark in the MLB season (although we've actually passed the halfway mark according to games played for most teams). With that, we've got a pretty good idea of who our contenders and pretenders are...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 529 reads 7 comments

  6. What's Making Me Talk: It's All-Star Time

    So begins the time of the baseball season when I really get excited. The reason for this is simple. The All-Star period is my favorite time of the baseball season behind the postseason...

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  7. Who Will the Cleveland Indians Trade Next?

    Over the weekend, the Cleveland Indians started the process of what many believe is their fire sale to end their 2009 season...

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  8. MLB Power Groupings: Introducing the Disaster Zone

    So I've been thinking to myself that this has to start getting interesting soon. Like mass amounts of movement and time to start thinking that you are either in or you are out. Eh, not the case...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 336 reads 4 comments

  9. What's Making Me Talk: Milton Bradley, Ya Goin' Down! You're a Loose Cannon!

    What a week it was for the Chicago Cubs. I've had so many Cubs-related notes that were all big stories that I've had to combine them all into one of my opening statements...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 166 reads 2 comments

  10. MLB Power Groupings: Win How You Can, Just Make It Happens

    In order to maximize my time and get in everything I want to say. I'm not going more than four lines per team. You might be saying, "Why would you restrict yourself to that number? What's the ...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 1,179 reads 3 comments

  11. What's Making Me Talk: The Depressing State of the Cleveland Indians

    We're going from an extra-long edition to a really short one. It was quite the boring week; add in the fact that I didn't do as much homework as I normally do, and you just get that perfect storm...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Power Groupings: Everybody Jump As High As You Can

    This never gets old, I will admit that. From week to week, you wonder how you will say something new or how exactly something can change in just one weeks worth of action...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 347 reads 6 comments

  13. What's Making Me Talk: Stephen Strasburg's Hype, Bryce Harper's Ugly Precedent

    This is by far the longest and most jam-packed edition of this feature that I've ever done. I've been working on it since last night and really, I'm exhausted...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 462 reads 17 comments

  14. MLB Power Groupings: Time to Believe in Me

    When is it time to start believing in teams? I found myself asking that question as I got up the groupings this week, and I felt like I said, "Let's see what happens next week" more than enough times...

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  15. What's Making Me Talk: A Brave New World

    It isn't often that one team has all the major headlines in one week—unless, of course, that team is the New York Yankees, and that coverage is being brought to you by the Worldwide Leader...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 112 reads 3 comments

  16. The State of the Tribe: Cleveland Can't Quit Now

    It seems like two years in a row now; we're sitting here saying the same thing. This wasn't how it was supposed to go. It really wasn't. Last year it was set up perfectly, they were the team to take that next step...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about 5 years ago 245 reads 5 comments

  17. MLB Power Groupings: Summer Time, Kick It Up in Gear

    It's finally June, and as of me writing this, it's the first day of a three-month span when baseball shall rule supreme...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 1,549 reads 17 comments

  18. What's Making Me Talk: You're Out! Umpires Making Waves

    I often dream of what it would be like to play baseball. I never got the chance to even play like a sliver of organized ball. It was soccer for me from the age of five to 18, a little bit of basketball till high school, and now nothing...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 239 reads 5 comments

  19. MLB Power Groupings: Baseball, the Game of Rapid Changes, of Course

    I swear, things change so much in a week. Last week it seemed like San Diego was out of it, and now all of a sudden they are on a 10-game win streak. That's what's cool about baseball—it always keeps you guessing...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 1,143 reads 6 comments

  20. What's Making Me Talk: Jake Peavy Says No to Chicago, for Now

    Happy Memorial Day to you and yours, I hope you spend it doing what we should all do on Memorial Day. Eat and watch baseball, of course. In fact, Memorial Day includes three of my favorite things in life and they all begin with the letter B...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  21. MLB Power Groupings: My Name is Toronto and I'm Fortunate to Be Here

    You get to a point in the MLB season where you have to start realizing that some teams are better than you thought they were. Or they are just that damn fortunate...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 2,033 reads 3 comments

  22. What's Making Me Talk: Fines, Tosses, and Some Stuff Like That

    My two main topics this week are going to be rather short, mainly because all my little notes and random bits work out to be long enough...

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  23. What's Making Me Talk: Melvin Firing Makes Sense, Replacement Doesn't

    Welcome to a special Tuesday edition of this very popular (maybe not) weekly column. I had a busy Sunday night and Monday, so this was on the backburner. Not only that, I wanted to take things to a new level...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 146 reads 7 comments

  24. The Devil's Pitchfork: The Cleveland Indians' Bullpen

    A wise man once exclaimed, "Welcome to the Hotel Hell. Check in time is now. Check out time is never." An even wiser man responded by asking if his room had cable...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 270 reads 4 comments

  25. MLB Power Groupings: Falling Fast or Ready To Pounce?

    I said last week I'm not a big fan of Power Rankings on a weekly basis. So when I sat down to try to put another rankings list together this week, I sputtered about halfway through and threw up my hands...

    Nino Colla Written by Nino Colla about over 5 years ago 640 reads 17 comments