1. Pittsburgh Pirates Are Halfway to a Winning Season

    Pittsburgh Pirate fans are sick of hearing about Francisco Cabrera. They are tired of being reminded that their team has not put a winning product on the field since Sid Bream slid ...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 761 reads 5 comments

  2. Chicago Cubs Should Offer Alfonso Soriano to the Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Cubs are not going to win the World Series this year. In fact, they are currently on pace to fall short of 60 wins for the season...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 4,403 reads 63 comments

  3. Why the New York Yankees Should Already Regret Trading Jesus Montero

    The Yankees are going to make a trade for a starting pitcher. That is fact. It is as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. They have turned a moribund season around where they shot from a ...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 2,122 reads 51 comments

  4. New York Yankees: Phil Hughes Moves Front and Center in Yankees' Hopes

    On May 21 of this season, the Yankees looked like a disaster. They had fallen to a .500 record (21-21) and looked like an old and poorly constructed team. Mariano Rivera was out for the year...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 834 reads 54 comments

  5. San Diego Padres Avoided Disaster by Letting Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell Go

    A strange phenomenon happens every winter in baseball without fail. A small market team lets one of their star players go. A larger budget team picks up that star player as either a free agent or as part of a salary dump...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 1,835 reads 26 comments

  6. Boston Red Sox: Showtime Should Have Followed Them for Reality Series

    This is the second year that a Showtime and MLB Productions has followed a big league team for the season. In last year's debut of The Franchise , the subject was the defending World Champion Giants ...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 278 reads 4 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: The All-"Ungraceful Exit" Team (Updated with Kevin Youkilis)

    Kevin Youkilis played his final game with the Red Sox yesterday. He got a pair of hits, including a triple, made some nice defensive plays at third base and left the game to a thunderous and emotional standing ovation...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 803 reads 2 comments

  8. Chicago White Sox Are the Winners of the 2010 Draft so Far

    No player drafted in 2011 nor 2012 has played a game in the major leagues. While it is early to judge the 2010 draft and many players selected that year are still developing, the Chicago White Sox are reaping its earliest rewards...

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  9. Jack Morris Was the Real Winner of the Roger Clemens Verdict

    The Roger Clemens trial is over. The ripple effect of the verdict will be felt for a long time and will become relevant in January. Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury the other day...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 1,232 reads 54 comments

  10. NBA Finals: How Michael Jordan and Johnny Carson Ruined It for Everyone

    LeBron James won his first NBA title last night. It should have been the crowning moment of his career. He has won the league's MVP three times. He has played in the NBA Finals three times...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 2,676 reads 2 comments

  11. Oakland Athletics Catcher Derek Norris Looks the Part of Big League Catcher

    Derek Norris, the top catching prospect who was part of the Gio Gonzalez trade , made his major league debut this afternoon. Look at this guy. He's what a catcher is supposed to look like...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 1,842 reads 5 comments

  12. Houston Astros: Slugger Brett Wallace Is Ready for His Close-Up

    Brett Wallace has nothing more to prove in the Pacific Coast League. In the last four seasons, nobody has had a better look at the PCS from more vantage points than Wallace...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 1,668 reads 2 comments

  13. Colorado Rockies Should Not Panic, They Have Time and Geography on Their Side

    This is not how the Colorado Rockies drew up their plan for the 2012 season. The team that won the 2007 pennant out of nowhere looked like they had a great plan for the future...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 344 reads 3 comments

  14. Pittsburgh Pirates Plan of Drafting Ace Starters Is No Guarantee for Success

    In my previous Bleacher Report article , I praised the Pirates for picking Mark Appel to go along with Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole to form a potentially lethal pitching staff of the future...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 796 reads 1 comments

  15. MLB Draft 2012: Pirates Seem to Have a Plan with Appel, Cole and Taillon

    Throw all of those mock drafts and predictions in the toilet. The Houston Astros answered the question "Will Mark Appel or Byron Buxton go first?" with "neither." Carlos Correa went first and Appel, the consensus No...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 1,323 reads 26 comments

  16. Pittsburgh Pirates Passed on These Players in Post-1992 MLB Drafts

    The Pirates woes are well documented. They have not had a winning season since 1992. Francisco Cabrera, Sid Bream, skinny Barry Bonds, we all know the characters...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 643 reads 2 comments

  17. Harold Baines Was Just 7 Hits a Year Short of Being a Hall of Famer

    There is a great scene in Bull Durham where Crash Davis talks about how close he was to being a .300 hitter. He calculated he was a hit a week shy from .300...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 2,353 reads 27 comments

  18. Pittsburgh Pirates Should Give Jeff Clement One More Shot

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are hovering on the edge of respectability and contention 51 games into the season. While many teams are seeking pitching help, the Pirates are desperately in need of offense...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 1,390 reads 28 comments

  19. Pirates Quest for 82 Wins Could Be Helped by the Schedule

    The specter of Francisco Cabrera, Sid Bream and the 1992 National League Championship Series has been hanging over the Pittsburgh Pirates for 20 seasons...

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  20. Melky Cabrera to the Giants Has Been the Best Offseason Move so Far

    In an offseason filled with high-profile free-agent signings and big trades, so far, it was a more obscure deal that has produced the biggest results in 2012...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 539 reads 3 comments

  21. Chicago White Sox Magic Number to Clinch the AL Central Is 111

    It might be early in the season but it's never too early to get excited about a team's prospects. The Chicago White Sox ' win this afternoon in Tampa Bay coupled with the Indians ...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 1,292 reads 28 comments

  22. The Best Magglio Ordonez Home Run YouTube Videos

    Magglio Ordonez is retiring after playing 15 seasons in the major leagues. He was a six-time All-Star during his time with the White Sox and Tigers ...

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  23. Gio González Should Be the Cy Young Front-Runner

    When the Nationals acquired Gio González from Oakland this offseason, they thought they were getting a solid addition to an ever improving rotation...

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  24. The National League East Is the Best Division in Baseball

    Imagine it is the beginning of the season. You read the standings for the National League East and see Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, New York and Washington...

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  25. Washington Nationals Fans: Should You Be Called 'Long Suffering'?

    This is a challenging philosophical question. Should Washington Nationals fans join the ranks of Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians fans in terms of misery? Searching for an answer to that question is murky and does not paint a clear picture...

    Paul Francis Sullivan Written by Paul Francis Sullivan about over 2 years ago 146 reads 26 comments