1. Week 3 Update: Despite Sweep of Dodgers, Padres Still Looking Bad

    Week three of my San Diego Padres update and I finally have one extremely positive thing to say about the team: the Padres swept the Los Angeles Dodgers . Nothing, I repeat, nothing makes me happier than when the Padres beat the Dodgers...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 579 reads 2 comments

  2. Are the Colorado Rockies the Hottest Team in the National League?

    With a 4-3 victory Saturday night against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks , the Colorado Rockies have quickly become the hottest team in the National League...

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  3. Derek Jeter: Will the Yankee Shortstop Ever Be the Same?

    Nobody plays the game like Derek Jeter does, and regardless of whether you're a Yankees fan, if you're a lover of baseball, you appreciate his approach to the game and the contributions ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,690 reads 8 comments

  4. Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper: Who Will Have the Better Sophomore Season?

    Early into the 2013 season, both Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are already proving that the idea of the "sophomore slump" is a myth when it comes to these two talented players...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 6,370 reads 13 comments

  5. Mike Trout vs. Albert Pujols: Who Will Have the Better Season?

    After a dominant 10-0 victory on Saturday, for the first time this season, the Los Angeles Angels bats and pitching came together for their most complete win of the season, bringing them to 6-10...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,281 reads 1 comments

  6. David Ortiz: Big Papi Makes Emotional and Powerful Return to the Red Sox Lineup

    In a day marked by emotion and remembrance for the victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombings, David "Big Papi " Ortiz made a memorable return to the lineup Saturday afternoon ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 12,056 reads 3 comments

  7. Braves vs. Athletics: Who Is the Early Favorite for Best Team in MLB?

    According to ESPN.com's weekly Major League Baseball power rankings, the Atlanta Braves and the Oakland Athletics are the two top teams at this early point in the 2013 season...

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  8. Harper, Fielder, Upton: Who Is the Best Slugger Right Now in MLB?

    Albert Pujols vs. Miguel Cabrera : Who is the better hitter? This was a text sent to me the other day that had me thinking: Who is the better of the two? Well suffice to say, at ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,009 reads 4 comments

  9. San Diego Padres: Ranking the Best/Worst Blockbuster Trades of the Past 5 Years

    If you're a San Diego Padres fan like I am, you're well aware that the team's front office is no stranger to trading the club's bigger names at the peak of their popularity for prospects...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 2,566 reads 12 comments

  10. Clay Buchholz Flirts with Second No-Hitter and Strikes out Career-High 11

    Following an injury-shortened 2011 campaign and a questionable 2012 season, Clay Buchholz is off to an amazing start for the Boston Red Sox . And he flirted with history on Sunday...

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  11. Week 2 Update: The San Diego Padres Still Have Rain Clouds over Petco Park

    In my weekly update of the San Diego Padres , there unfortunately isn't a lot of positive changes I can comment on from my previous entry in week one. The hapless Padres are currently 2-9 on the season, 5...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 408 reads 2 comments

  12. The St. Louis Cardinals Have the Best Fans in Major League Baseball

    In front of a crowd of 44,696 on Saturday, Cardinals ' ace Adam Wainwright tossed a masterful four-hit shutout while going 3-3 at the plate with two RBI as the Cards downed their divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers at home to go 7-4 on the season...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 23,393 reads 37 comments

  13. Matt Harvey Is the Best New Young Pitcher in Major League Baseball

    With two outs in the seventh inning, New York Mets starter Matt Harvey was going for his first no-hitter since high school...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 7,129 reads 51 comments

  14. Nationals vs. Braves: Who Is the Better Team in the National League East?

    As the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves set to go head-to-head this Saturday, one question remains on everyone's mind: Who is the better team in the National League ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,014 reads 35 comments

  15. Atlanta Braves: The Hottest Team in All of Major League Baseball

    The 9-1 Atlanta Braves are without doubt the hottest team in Major League Baseball right now. Not only are their bats on fire, but their pitching staff has been firing on all cylinders...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,078 reads 23 comments

  16. Carlos Quentin: Was 8-Game Suspension and Fine the Appropriate Punishment?

    Joe Garagiola Jr., senior vice president of standards and on-field operations for Major League Baseball, announced the punishments for both Carlos Quentin and Jerry Hairston Jr...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 4,417 reads 67 comments

  17. Can Toronto Blue Jays Overcome Jose Reyes Injury After an Already Slow Start?

    If you were already starting to get a little concerned about the current performance of the Toronto Blue Jays , things just got much worse today...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,238 reads 7 comments

  18. Chase Headley: Will His Return Save the Padres' Season?

    If there's one player San Diego Padres fans sorely miss in the starting lineup, it's third baseman Chase Headley . And not only is he missed, but his bat is desperately needed as the Padres struggle to hit and put runs up on the board...

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  19. Highlighting the Early Standouts of the NL West

    A week and a half into the 2013 season and the National League West is already looking to be one of the most exciting and competitive divisions in all of baseball...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 4,176 reads 12 comments

  20. Joe Nathan's 300th Save: Worst Strike Call Ever?

    I hope everyone saw Joe Nathan 's 300th save tonight? If you didn't, I'd like to sum it up in one word: wow...

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  21. Week 1 Update: The Padres Are in Huge Trouble in 2013

    Let me be the first to say that I am terrified to see what the San Diego Padres ' record will look like at the end of the season and I'm not excited to watch this team other than ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,633 reads 18 comments

  22. Clayton Kershaw: Will the Dodgers Ace Become the 1st $30-Million Pitcher in MLB?

    Clayton Kershaw is without a doubt the most prolific left-handed pitcher in the game today. With an Opening Day, four-hit complete game shutout and another dazzling performance ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 4,085 reads 21 comments

  23. Baltimore Orioles 2013: Adam Jones and Chris Davis Are Men Possessed

    There is no one hotter in baseball right now than Adam Jones and Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles . Sure, it's just the first week of play, and it's inevitable that both of their numbers and current production will taper off at some point...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,685 reads 2 comments

  24. San Diego Padres: Predicting the First 4 Prospects to Earn a Promotion in 2013

    Two games into the 2013 season and the Padres are already off to a shaky start and an 0-and-2 record. Our staff "aces," Edinson Volquez and Clayton Richard, have been absolutely ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 1,630 reads 8 comments

  25. Arizona Diamondbacks 2013: The D'Backs Should Definitely Extend Paul Goldschmidt

    According to Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports , the Arizona Diamondbacks are discussing a long-term deal with 25-year-old first baseman Paul Goldschmidt ...

    Gary Ousdahl Written by Gary Ousdahl about over 1 year ago 623 reads 0 comments