1. Jed Hoyer Likely Headed to Chicago Cubs: His 10 Best Moves as Padres GM

    Whenever the Chicago Cubs finalize and announce their acquisition of Theo Epstein , current Boston Red Sox GM and future Cubs President of Baseball Operations, they are expected ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 3,250 reads 3 comments

  2. World Series Game 2 Live Blog: Rangers vs. Cardinals Updates, Analysis, Results

    The St. Louis Cardinals won Game 1 of the 2011 World Series in a contest defined, in part, by the absence of Colby Rasmus. The Texas Rangers hope Game 2 will be defined by the mound presence of Colby Lewis...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,585 reads 1 comments

  3. Chicago Cubs: Ranking the Top 12 Free Agents Theo Epstein Should Consider

    Theo Epstein might never officially take the helm of the Chicago Cubs at this rate. However, assuming the Cubs and Boston Red Sox work something out and that Epstein eventually ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 2,124 reads 29 comments

  4. World Series 2011: Ranking the 15 Most Overrated Series Performances Ever

    Next time you watch an old clip of Carlton Fisk hitting his dramatic Game 6 home run in the 1975 World Series , try to set aside the emotion and the connotations it all brings, and ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 2,456 reads 31 comments

  5. Theo Epstein: 5 Candidates to Be Chicago Cubs GM If Epstein Hires Help

    Theo Epstein might not be named to his new post with the Chicago Cubs until after the World Series, and at this point, perhaps that is for the best...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,784 reads 2 comments

  6. World Series 2011: Ranking All 50 Players on the Rangers and Cardinals

    Albert Pujols will be the best player on the field when the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers square off in Game 1 of the 2011 World Series Wednesday, but that doesn't guarantee the Cards anything...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 147 reads 28 comments

  7. World Series 2011: Ranking the 5 Greatest World Series Moments of Every Era

    From Bill Mazeroski to Joe Carter, from Bob Gibson to Jack Morris, the World Series has always been a good crucible in which to cook up a hero. Babe Ruth called his shot there; Kirk Gibson hit a hobbled shot...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,275 reads 3 comments

  8. MLB Free Agents 2012: 3 Most Underrated FAs-to-Be at Every Position

    What happens if your team does not land Albert Pujols this offseason? What if, despite a desperate pursuit of Prince Fielder or Jose Reyes or CC Sabathia or C.J...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 2,757 reads 3 comments

  9. Theo Epstein Compensation: 10 Cubs Prospects Chicago Should Refuse to Send

    Theo Epstein might be one of the best general managers in baseball, and it's perfectly understandable that the Chicago Cubs would want him to fill that (or an even bigger) role in their organization...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 4,084 reads 5 comments

  10. Ranking MLB's 12 Worst Color Commentators

    I know, I know, Joe Morgan is gone. Our long national nightmare is over. Still, his specter hangs over ESPN baseball coverage like a cloud. I mute most games on that station just in case Morgan shows up unannounced...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,503 reads 5 comments

  11. 2011 World Series: Ranking All World Series Championship Teams of Wild Card Era

    The Texas Rangers are the best team in baseball in 2011, but it might not matter. Like the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees before them, Texas could get knocked ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 647 reads 0 comments

  12. Nelson Cruz: Ranking the Importance of All 6 Home Runs by ALCS MVP

    Until Nelson Cruz happened, no one had ever hit six home runs in one playoff series before. The Texas Rangers slugger went just 1-for-15 in the team's ALDS win, but came alive in ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 878 reads 3 comments

  13. Texas Rangers Win AL Pennant: 10 Reasons Why They Are World Series Favorites

    Michael Young had two two-run doubles in a nine-run third inning, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series and head to their second consecutive World Series...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,198 reads 3 comments

  14. 2011 NLCS: Full Breakdown and Analysis of Cardinals vs. Brewers Game 6

    Albert Pujols reached base three times, Jaime Garcia fanned five without a walk in nearly five innings of great work, and the St. Louis Cardinals blew the game open late to take a 3-2 lead in the NLCS over the Milwaukee Brewers...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,209 reads 2 comments

  15. 2011 MLB Playoffs: Predicting Every Game Through the End of the World Series

    The Detroit Tigers , Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals all reached the League Championship Series with dramatic wins in decisive fifth games...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 502 reads 0 comments

  16. MLB Playoffs 2011: Randy Wolf and the 12 Biggest Surprise Heroes of the Playoffs

    That Randy Wolf would shut down the St. Louis Cardinals offense in a key playoff game is scarcely imaginable...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 231 reads 0 comments

  17. Theo Epstein to Chicago Cubs: Power Ranking All 30 MLB GMs

    Theo Epstein earned a reputation as one of MLB 's elite front-office executives during his time as Boston Red Sox GM...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 6,239 reads 36 comments

  18. Theo Epstein to Chicago Cubs: 6 Reasons It's the Wrong Move for Chicago

    Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein Wednesday forsook that title in favor of a better one with the Chicago Cubs , according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com and other outlets...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,227 reads 15 comments

  19. CC Sabathia Free Agent Rumors: 10 Teams That Will Be in the Mix to Sign Him

    CC Sabathia is not ready to say so yet, but the New York Yankees ace will most likely opt out of his contract at season's end...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 4,082 reads 23 comments

  20. MLB Postseason: The Top 25 All-Time Playoff Managers

    Managing an MLB team over a 162-game season is a balancing act. Only a small fraction of a manager's job is actual tactical management of a game or a player...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,299 reads 6 comments

  21. 2011 MLB Playoffs: Miguel Cabrera and 10 Most Critical Players on Trailing Teams

    Miguel Cabrera is one of the two best right-handed hitters in baseball. If the Detroit Tigers are going to go anywhere this postseason, it needs to Cabrera who steps up against southpaw CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 759 reads 0 comments

  22. CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander and Matt Moore: Why MLB Managers Need to Lie More

    CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series Monday, according to ESPN.com and others...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 1,224 reads 5 comments

  23. 2011 MLB Playoffs: 10 Impending Free Agents Who Can Make Big Money in October

    Prince Fielder has a sense of timing. His two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday doubled the Milwaukee Brewers ' lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 993 reads 0 comments

  24. Terry Francona Gone: 10 Other Surprises in Store This Winter for Red Sox

    According to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, Terry Francona will no longer manage the Boston Red Sox. An official announcement has not been made yet...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 12,111 reads 22 comments

  25. MLB Playoffs 2011: 10 Players Who Could Be Playoff X-Factors

    If Albert Pujols and Evan Longoria each have huge Division Series, good. They are well paid, and the St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays expect big production from their superstars...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about almost 3 years ago 45 reads 0 comments