1. MLB Trade Rumors: Logan Morrison and Yonder Alonso Head Winter Trade Market

    When the Florida Marlins sent young outfielder Logan Morrison to Triple-A New Orleans Saturday, Marlins fans everywhere might have been forgiven for feeling a sinking note of familiarity to it all...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 522 reads 3 comments

  2. MLB Power Rankings: 25 Craziest Mascots Throughout the Minors

    The first thing to know about minor-league baseball is this: it's not about baseball. Sure, the leagues are training grounds for an organization's future assets, but the decisions ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 4,481 reads 2 comments

  3. MLB Free Agency: 15 Best Outfielders Available This Winter

    Carlos Beltran could well be back with the San Francisco Giants next season, given the team's apparent predilection for retaining midseason outfield acquisitions longer than is advisable...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 289 reads 0 comments

  4. Carlos Zambrano: A Careening Chicago Cubs Career in 10 Slides

    If Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry has his way, Carlos Zambrano will never pitch again for the Cubs. His final act of sedition, a rather quiet one really, came Friday night in Atlanta ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 1,099 reads 4 comments

  5. Derek Jeter and the 11 Greatest Acting Jobs in MLB History

    For as long as stock-car racing has existed, its unofficial motto has been: If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'. Drivers and pit crews get caught seemingly every other week in the act of some rule-bending...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 5,428 reads 6 comments

  6. MLB Power Rankings: All 30 Teams' Best Home Jerseys Ever

    Frank Abagnale Sr. : You know why the Yankees always win, Frank? Frank Abagnale, Jr. : 'Cause they have Mickey Mantle? Frank Abagnale Sr. : No, it's 'cause the other teams can't stop staring at those damn pinstripes...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 4,332 reads 2 comments

  7. Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Reasons to Love the Jays Whether They Win or Lose

    When the Toronto Blue Jays won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993, they did so in a remarkable, quintessentially 1990s way...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 3,650 reads 6 comments

  8. Alex Rodriguez and MLB's 30 Most Vilified Players Ever

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez just began in earnest his journey back to the team, but even while he has been off the diamond, he has been in the spotlight...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 1,986 reads 7 comments

  9. MLB Power Rankings: 5 Young Players from Whom Too Much Is Expected

    When it comes to baseball prospects, age versus level is a handy, shorthand way to evaluate them. Once they reach the big leagues, contact rates and batted-ball tendencies are maybe ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 535 reads 0 comments

  10. Pirates-Braves: Jerry Meals Becomes Jerry Rice and Now It's Time for Replay

    It wasn't close. The call was clear. The stakes could get no higher at Turner Field last night. Atlanta Brave Julio Lugo, dashing toward the plate on tired and aging legs, made only a half-hearted, pop-up slide, knowing full well he was out...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 247 reads 0 comments

  11. MLB Trade Rumors: Ryan Dempster and the Folly of the Divisional Trade Snafu

    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster might be the second- or third-best right-handed hurler truly available as the trade deadline approaches this July...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 609 reads 0 comments

  12. MLB Trade Speculation: Aramis Ramirez One of 10 Chicago Cubs Team Should Deal

    Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is currently the hottest power hitter in baseball. He won the NL Player of the Week award earlier this month and was named an NL All-Star, though he chose not to participate...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 2,922 reads 8 comments

  13. MLB Draft: How the Next Collective Bargaining Agreement Could Crash the Draft

    Picture a baseball prodigy. Maybe it's the next Bryce Harper; maybe it's the next Stephen Strasburg. He's young, nervous, fidgeting with his tie and sweating slightly under the heat of bright television camera lights...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 516 reads 2 comments

  14. MLB Trade Rumors: San Francisco Giants Should Reconsider Carlos Beltran Pursuit

    A year after winning the World Series, the San Francisco Giants sit atop the NL West at the All-Star break. The team continues to boggle the mind by winning with tremendous pitching, but little else...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 2,056 reads 10 comments

  15. MLB Trades: Francisco Rodriguez Traded to Milwaukee Brewers, Big Risk for Crew

    The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers have made the first big-name trade of baseball's annual swapping season...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 637 reads 12 comments

  16. Chicago Cubs Rumors: Starlin Castro Miscast in Heart of Lineup

    Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro has 110 hits this season, having played 84 of the team's 86 games. Of those 110 hits, 31 have come in the leadoff role, 34 during contests in ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about 3 years ago 1,310 reads 11 comments

  17. Jose Reyes: Why the Chicago Cubs Should Be Bidders This Winter

    New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is the hottest item on the trade market this season, and the prevailing sentiment seems to be that he will be dealt to one or another contender before the trade deadline...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 2,638 reads 32 comments

  18. Chicago Cubs Rumors: 10 Moves the Team Should Explore over the Next Year

    The Chicago Cubs dropped their sixth straight game Sunday, when St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols launched his second walk-off, extra-inning home run in as many days...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 5,880 reads 7 comments

  19. MLB Realignment: Why Interleague Play Every Day Would Work

    The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox had not faced off at Fenway Park in 93 years before their game against one another Friday night. The 1918 World Series, which the Red Sox won, had been the last occasion to bring the two together there...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 1,603 reads 6 comments

  20. Albert Pujols Rumors: How Much Should Jim Hendry and the Chicago Cubs Pay Him?

    Albert Pujols and Jim Hendry looked very friendly during batting practice prior to the first game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals this season, according to multiple reports ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 3,121 reads 10 comments

  21. MLB Predictions 2011: Who'll Be Left Standing in League Championship Series?

    The 2011 Philadelphia Phillies have had a rough spring so far, losing closer Brad Lidge and second baseman Chase Utley for indeterminate periods...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 1,895 reads 1 comments

  22. MLB Predictions 2011: Projecting the Opening-Day Lineups for All 30 Teams

    Albert Pujols will bat third when the St. Louis Cardinals open their season next week. The Boston Red Sox will slot in Jacoby Ellsbury as their leadoff hitter, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 11,896 reads 28 comments

  23. 2011 NFL Mock Draft: Analyzing the Latest Rumors for Every Team

    With the 2011 NFL draft drawing ever nearer, teams up and down the board are giving more and more indications of their preferences for certain players...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 2,654 reads 10 comments

  24. Colorado Rockies 2011 MLB Preview: 10 Things That Must Go Right for Mile-High NL

    Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are certainly in the fold for the long haul, so the Colorado Rockies have cost certainty and an impressive pair of position player anchors...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 1,880 reads 4 comments

  25. Neftali Feliz and the Texas Rangers: Why All-Star Closer Should Start

    Neftali Feliz wants to start now. After a couple weeks of media-driven drama over whether the Texas Rangers were forcing an experiment with starting on their best young pitcher, ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 3 years ago 439 reads 2 comments