1. Chicago White Sox Want Chone Figgins: An Excellent Idea

    With a 2009 to forget, the White Sox have their eyes set on 2010. According to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times, Figgins will be Chicago's prime free agent target...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 344 reads 3 comments

  2. Houston, We Have a Debate: Is Slugger Jeff Bagwell A Hall-Of-Famer?

    He has a batting stance that you could recognize from anywhere. He is one of those "what if" players, in which injury derailed his chances to do some great things. He is Jeff Bagwell...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 517 reads 43 comments

  3. Sorry Yankees Fans, the Hardware Isn't Yours

    The Yankees are back on top of the world...the baseball world that is. Everything's going good. They're in first place. They have the best record in baseball. But despite this, the big hardware won't be sent to the Bronx this year...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 409 reads 57 comments

  4. Centralized: The Best Team Comprised of Only Central Divisions Members

    Here's part two of a three-part series. I am attempting to create the best possible team from each set of divisions-the East, Central, and West...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 153 reads 12 comments

  5. MLB Power Rankings: Week 20 | A Top Ten Shuffle

    Team (Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. New York Yankees (81-48|1) Player of the Week: Robinson Cano batted .333 with a 1.074 OPS and nine RBI, including a walk-off home run.Pitcher of the Week: Sergio Mitre lasted 6...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 683 reads 34 comments

  6. The Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs Should Swap Pitchers

    The Cubs need a closer. The White Sox need a starter. The Cubs are trying to trade Rich Harden. The White Sox were trying to trade Bobby Jenks. Proposed trade The Chicago Cubs send Rich Harden to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Bobby Jenks...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 231 reads 13 comments

  7. West Side: The Best Team Comprised of Only Western Divisions Members

    Here's part two of a three-part series. I am attempting to create the best possible team from each set of divisions-the East, Central, and West...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 132 reads 9 comments

  8. East Side: The Best Team Comprised of Only Eastern Divisions Members

    Here's part one of a three part series. I am attempting to create the best possible team from each set of divisions (East, Central, West)...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 211 reads 9 comments

  9. Jason Bartlett, Not Derek Jeter, Is the Best Shortstop in the American League

    Derek Jeter for MVP consideration, right? Wrong. I don't see how he can win the award when he's not even the best player at his position. Calm down Yankee fans; I'm a Derek Jeter fan, and I'm obviously talking about this year and this year only...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 1,035 reads 54 comments

  10. He's Grrrrrreat!: Why the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera Is the A.L. MVP

    I am hating writing this. But Miguel Cabrera is the American League's Most Valuable Player. Here's his line: .343 avg, 27 HR, 82 RBI, .407 OBP, .986 OPS Let's eliminate some other candidates! *Joe Mauer—sorry Joe, you missed a month...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 440 reads 16 comments

  11. Court Rules in Favor of MLB Players Union: A Victory for Scumbags

    David Ortiz. Manny Ramirez. Alex Rodriguez. Sammy Sosa. Those are the names of the four scumbags that weren't "lucky" enough to be saved by the courts. The Ninth U.S...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 199 reads 26 comments

  12. You Might Be A Chicago Baseball Fan In 2009 If...

    Baseball fans in Chicago are frustrated. I could insert so many expletives about the White Sox (and I'm sure Cubs fans can do the same). After both teams were in the playoffs last year, they're both stuck in a neutral form of (below) mediocrity right now

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 368 reads 5 comments

  13. Analyzing the AL Central's Race to the Bottom

    For the purposes of this article, the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals will not be considered playoff contenders. Sorry Tribe and Zack Greinke fans. The AL Central race shall be a good one...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 456 reads 33 comments

  14. MLB Power Rankings: Week 19 | In Haiku, Here Come Those Pesky Rays

    Team (Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. New York Yankees (77-46|1) Captain is on-fireThe non-CC starters stunkTex for MVP? 2. Los Angeles Angels (74-47|2) Vladimir is backAll are hitting three hundredFuentes is iffy 3...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 495 reads 43 comments

  15. Jim Rice's HOF Induction Lowers the Bar For Cooperstown

    I do not know whether or not Jim Rice deserved to be in the Hall of Fame. He got inducted on the fifteenth and final ballot. What I do know is numbers...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 321 reads 33 comments

  16. Jim Rice Is Out Of Line With Latest Comments

    "You see a Manny Ramirez, you see an A-Rod, you see [Derek] Jeter ... Guys that I played against and with, these guys you're talking about cannot compare" -Jim Rice Back up a second. Manny Ramirez a bad influence? Check...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 833 reads 78 comments

  17. Five Reasons J.P. Ricciardi Should Be Fired

    J.P. Ricciardi is a terrible General Manager...there, I stated the obvious. Here are five things, of recent memory, that he has screwed up. And any one of these five things should have cost him his job...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 357 reads 5 comments

  18. Wandy Rodriguez Outduels Josh Johnson; Catches Up In Cy Young Race

    The Houston Astros did what they needed to in order to stay in the postseason chase and that was to win the series against the Wild Card contending Florida Marlins. The Astros usually get dominated by the Marlins...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 154 reads 3 comments

  19. Justin Time: The Chicago White Sox Should Go After Oakland's Duchscherer

    The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Detroit Tigers are scouting two-time All-Star Justin Duchscherer of the Oakland Athletics. If and when Duchscherer clears waivers, the Chicago White Sox should try to claim him...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 326 reads 8 comments

  20. Jobs Dustin Pedroia Could Have If He Didn't Play Baseball

    Dustin Pedroia. MVPedroia. Everybody says what sports *other* sports baseball players could do if they weren't in baseball. Here's five jobs I think Pedroia would excel at if he wasn't in Major League Baseball...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 448 reads 22 comments

  21. Face Off: Which Hat Should Mike Piazza Wear in Cooperstown?

    Barring any unfortunate news that comes (or leaks) out in the next few years, Mike Piazza will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013 as the greatest offensive catcher ever...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 681 reads 38 comments

  22. The AL West Is the New American League Best

    People always say the AL East is the best. They have the Yankees, the Red Sox, and the Rays. Well, I say look out for the AL West with the Angels, Rangers, and Mariners...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 278 reads 56 comments

  23. Five Reasons the Houston Astros Are Not Done

    Don't count out the Houston Astros. Here they are 70 percent through the season, sitting at 57-61. That's good (or bad) for 9.5 games back in the National League Central and eight back in the Wild Card...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 404 reads 8 comments

  24. Top 15 Candidates for NL MVP

    The National League's best players will be competing for the Most Valuable Player award. Here's my list of the top 15 candidates for the award, in no particular order. I didn't include pitchers...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 732 reads 33 comments

  25. Why Chone Figgins, Not Ichiro, is the Best Leadoff Man in Baseball

    What is the job of a leadoff hitter? He should be able to do three things: get on base, steal bases, and look at a lot of pitches. It's pretty basic. A leadoff hitter has to get on base so the batters behind him can drive him in...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about almost 5 years ago 579 reads 52 comments