1. If Edgar Martinez Is a Hall-Of-Famer, Then What's Will Clark?

    Is Edgar Martinez a Hall-of-Famer? I'm inclined to say yes. Martinez's name will come up on the 2010 ballot for Hall of Fame inductions. The big question hovering over him is whether or not his time as a designated hitter will hurt his chances...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 616 reads 47 comments

  2. Keep the Receipt?: Re-examining Eight Offseason MLB Trades

    Making trades are a vital part of a General Manager's job. There are great General Managers who usually make the right decisions and those who can't seem to ever get things right. Here are nine trades from the offseason...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 848 reads 23 comments

  3. What The Rays Must Do To Compete In The AL East

    The Rays are coming off a three game sweep of the Kansas City Royals, but they shouldn't be happy with their performance. In each of the games, they had to come from behind and beat the bullpen of the Royals...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 123 reads 15 comments

  4. MLB Second Half Predictions

    I looked at my preseason predictions and was kind of way off. Here were my preseason picks: 1. New York Yankees 2. Texas Rangers 3. Minnesota Twins WC. Cleveland Indians 1. New York Mets 2...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 327 reads 18 comments

  5. When Carlos Quentin Returns...

    Carlos Quentin is about a week from returning and that poses a serious dilemma. Who will the White Sox demote (either to the minors or designate for assignment) to make room for CQ? ...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 375 reads 6 comments

  6. The N.L. Midseason Report Card To End All N.L. Midseason Report Cards

    Arizona Diamondbacks/Atlanta BravesChicago Cubs/Cincinnati RedsColorado Rockies/Florida MarlinsHouston Astros/Los Angeles DodgersMilwaukee Brewers/New York MetsPhiladelphia Phillies/Pittsburgh PiratesSan Diego Padres/San Francisco GiantsSt...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 318 reads 39 comments

  7. Building the Ultimate Five Tool Baseball Player

    A "five-tool" player is one who excels in these five aspects of baseball: fielding, baserunning/speed, arm power/throwing ability, hitting for power, and hitting for average...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 959 reads 14 comments

  8. Are We Overlooking Dan Haren?

    Why do we keep awarding Tim Lincecum the Cy Young award? By we, I mean writers across the world, including those at ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and us at Bleacher Report...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 135 reads 11 comments

  9. Miguel Cabrera Gets Snubbed...Again

    Wait, what? Dustin Pedroia is not going to the All-Star game and Joe Maddon decides to fill the void with...Carlos Pena? Miguel Cabrera has now been snubbed thrice for the 2009 All-Star Game: 1...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 438 reads 21 comments

  10. The Other Twin: Justin Morneau Is Still Underrated

    I'm a White Sox fan and the Twins are nowhere near the top of my list for favorite teams, but Justin Morneau is still underrated. Morneau won the Most Valuable Player award in 2006... and he's still underrated...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 314 reads 4 comments

  11. MLB Power Rankings: Week 14 | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    Team (Current Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (55-32|1)—Matt Kemp was passed over for the All-Star Game for Jayson Werth. Kemp (.583 avg/6 RBI/1.476 OPS last week) was sure playing like he deserved it...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 855 reads 53 comments

  12. Who's the Best First Baseman? | Ranking the Thirty

    First base is stacked. Perhaps the best position in all of baseball. So who is the best? Here's a statistical breakdown of each player playing first base for each team, and ranking them accordingly...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 212 reads 8 comments

  13. MLB Midseason Awards Analysis

    AMERICAN LEAGUE MVP: JUSTIN MORNEAU (MINNESOTA TWINS) Justin Morneau is the only player in the American League to be in the top-10 in batting average (.313), home runs (21), RBI (69), and OPS (...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 109 reads 26 comments

  14. OPEN MIC: Who's in Your Fave Five? (MLB Edition)

    This is a list not for me, but for you, the readers. I'm curious to see who people's five favorite current baseball players are...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 115 reads 18 comments

  15. Four Reasons Why the NL Will Win the All-Star Game

    I'm a fan of American League teams, but this year I don't think that they will be able to pull it off. The American League has now won eleven straight games with decisions (let's repress the Milwaukee tie debacle, Mr...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 153 reads 3 comments

  16. Daniel's Huge American League Midseason Report Card

    Baltimore Orioles/Boston Red SoxChicago White Sox/Cleveland IndiansDetroit Tigers/Kansas City RoyalsLos Angeles Angels/Minnesota TwinsNew York Yankees/Oakland AthleticsSeattle Mariners/Tampa ...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 194 reads 34 comments

  17. Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays Set to Battle Again in Crucial Series

    The last time the Rays and Blue Jays faced each other, it was a different story. The Blue Jays were in third place and the Rays were in fourth. The Rays took the series 2-1, and the teams swapped positions in their group of death division...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 96 reads 1 comments

  18. The Eerie Obsession with Dustin Pedroia

    I don't get it. Dustin Pedroia is always getting more credit than he deserves. Case in Point Number One: The 2008 MVP Award Either the media hates Derek Jeter (which isn't true), or they're obsessed with Dustin Pedroia...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 432 reads 28 comments

  19. The All-American League All-Star Snub Team

    Why a picture of Pedroia? Because he's one of two starters (the other being Hamilton) that doesn't deserve a trip to St. Louis. It's ridiculous to see some of the players that got in (Hamilton, Granderson) and that others didn't...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 1,970 reads 41 comments

  20. Daniel's Thoughts During The All-Star Selection Show

    Here are a few thoughts that I had during the All-Star selection: [11:59] Waiting for the All-Star selection show to start, flipping between the epic Wimbledon battle and TBS. [12:01] Wow...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 176 reads 5 comments

  21. MLB Power Rankings: Week 13 | AL West Becoming the Best

    Team (Current Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (51-30|1)—Manny hit his first home run so can we focus on something else now? How about the fact that the Dodgers pitching staff continues to dominate, boasting a 2...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 615 reads 28 comments

  22. Choo Choo! Next Stop: St. Louis for the All-Star Game

    It hasn't been the best year for the Cleveland Indians. They are sitting 12.5 games out of the Central and are 17 games below .500. The pitching staff has been brutally awful, especially the bullpen...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 516 reads 3 comments

  23. Alright Sox Fans, Here's Another View: Tim Wakefield Is No All-Star

    Tim Wakefield has been good, if not great, for the Boston Red Sox. He has stepped up big when it matters the most and I give him all the props in the world. He is an excellent pitcher with an excellent story...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 407 reads 23 comments

  24. It Doesn't Help When...The NL East Is the Worst Division in Baseball

    What happened to the NL East? They've taken over the title of the laughing stock of baseball. Their best team is only two games over .500 and their worst team is the worst in all of baseball...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 151 reads 29 comments

  25. Bombs Away: Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers Hope to Keep Pace in Playoff Race

    Both the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are coming off vital series wins. The Rangers took two of three from the Los Angeles Angels to maintain within reach of the division lead...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 103 reads 8 comments