1. MLB All-Star Ballot 4.0: Let's Get It Right

    The fans are getting closer and closer. Hamilton has fallen within striking distance of Torii Hunter and Carl Crawford. There's still some flubs that need to be hashed out and here's my 2009 All-Star teams (33 per team, at least one player per team)...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 196 reads 20 comments

  2. White Sox Hold on To Beat the Tribe, Move to .500

    The White Sox are back at .500, and there's nothing like a series against the Cleveland Indians to build some momentum. The White Sox beat the Indians 6-3, although it got a little scary at the end of the ballgame...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  3. Blue Jays, Rays Jockey for Position In Vital Series

    We already knew about the Rays after their successful run that all but fell short last year. Now, there's a fourth team in the AL East mix with the Yankees, Red Sox, and Rays, and they're based in Toronto...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 83 reads 7 comments

  4. Tampa Bay Rays Are Good, But Can They Compete with the Big Guns?

    Coming off their surprise run to the World Series in 2008, the Rays are off to another successful season. They started off sluggish but have turned things around. They have an explosive offense, talented defense, and decent pitching staff...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  5. MLB Power Rankings: Week 12 | (AL) Eastern Rising

    Team (Current Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (48-27|1)—The Dodgers lost their first series in over a month...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 494 reads 10 comments

  6. An Outsider's Ode to Red Sox Nation

    Here's an ode to Red Sox Nation, from somebody outside it. You have an elf, playing second base,And Youkilis, has a dirty face. Your closer is, a river-dancing hick,Your center fielder, is a tiny tick...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 156 reads 36 comments

  7. Sox Win! South-Siders Win Ugly Against The Cubs

    The White Sox beat the Cubs today to even the series on the year at 2-2. It was a frustrating game for both sides, but the White Sox came out on top. The Pale Hose are still playing ugly baseball and it's going to hurt them in the long run...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  8. Midseason Review: Tampa Bay Rays

    Sports Illustrated has dubbed the Tampa Bay Rays as the most disappointing team of the season. Why? They were the AL Champions last year and started off the season sluggish BJ Upton started off the season slow...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 121 reads 2 comments

  9. Midseason Review: Chicago White Sox

    The Chicago White Sox are struggling. They've hovered around a couple of games below .500 all year. I would not call the season disappointing. That implies that there was something to look forward to...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 144 reads 3 comments

  10. White Sox Lose Because Of Defense... Again

    Twenty-five errors in twenty-three games. A little more than one error committed per game. That's just embarrassing. The White Sox defense cost them another game today as they fell to their cross-town rivals 5-4...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 51 reads 2 comments

  11. Screw the All-Star Game: The All-MLB Teams

    The advertisement for the All-Star game shows just how much of a joke that game is. Josh Hamilton and Grady Sizemore garnering lots of votes to play in the game is a joke. Screw the All-Star game...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 441 reads 7 comments

  12. Chicago White Sox Pound Los Angeles Dodgers, Still Playing Awful Baseball

    The Chicago White Sox defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-7. They pounded out six home runs, which was their only means of runs. The White Sox continue to play terrible baseball...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 98 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Draft History: The Best Picks by Number, 1-10

    The MLB amateur draft was first held in 1965. There's been some big hits and big misses chosen, especially in the top ten. The list includes Hall of Famers, future Hall of Famers, and you can tell that it tails off near the end of the top-ten...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 83 reads 10 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs: Score Some Runs and Prove Me Wrong

    The Cubs won four in a row! Now they're back to being the greatest team in the National League! Oh wait, did I say that? The North Siders won four in a row against the less-talented White Sox and arguably the worst team in baseball, the Cleveland Indians.

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 124 reads 3 comments

  15. MLB Power Rankings: Week 11| California (Teams) Dreaming

    Team (Current Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (45-24|1)—Manny Ramirez starts to play in the minors soon. Will he jive with the Dodgers when he comes back? Casey Blake has been playing All-Star caliber (...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 1,046 reads 14 comments

  16. Note To Cubs Fans: Calm Down

    Wow. Three consecutive come from behind wins. I give props to the Chicago Cubs. It is an impressive thing to do. They didn't give up. They've now been labelled the Comeback Cubs. Cubs fans do have things to be excited about...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 82 reads 8 comments

  17. Eight MLB Award Snubs Since 1995

    Baseball writers vote and choose who should win the awards at the end of the baseball season. We trust that they will always make the right decisions, but do they? Here are eight ...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 596 reads 29 comments

  18. Buy Or Sell: Ten Baseball Questions

    Have you ever watched Around the Horn, hosted by Tony Reali? He does a segment with the sports writers called "Buy or Sell?" The writers have to "buy" or "sell" something, meaning they either believe in the subject presented (buy) or do not (sell)...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 93 reads 4 comments

  19. MLB All-Star Ballot 3.0

    Here's my third update on how I think the All-Star rosters should look like, following the rules of at least one player from each team and overall 32 players. An asterisk* denotes injury. Agree or disagree? I'd love to hear...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about 5 years ago 349 reads 29 comments

  20. Sammy Sosa Tested Positive for Steroids; 102 To Go

    So much for waiting for the Hall of Fame to call you. A breaking report shows the Sosa was one of the 104 players that tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about over 5 years ago 133 reads 4 comments

  21. Pick a Molina: Is Yadier Overrated?

    Yadier Molina is leading a weak crop of catchers in the National League All-Star race. What came as a surprise to me was that big brother Bengie Molina was fifth...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about over 5 years ago 316 reads 6 comments

  22. Yankees, Red Sox, Cardinals Vie for Team of the Decade

    The 2000s are coming to an end. Could there be the ninth World Series champion in this decade? Will the Red Sox win their third championship and build a dynasty? Or will the Yankees or Cardinals ...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about over 5 years ago 91 reads 7 comments

  23. There's No Doubt the National League West is the Best

    They have the best team in baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers. They have the hottest team in baseball: Colorado Rockies. They have the surprise team in baseball: San Francisco Giants...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about over 5 years ago 55 reads 7 comments

  24. MLB Power Rankings: Week 10 | Red Sox, Rangers Leap into the Top Three

    Team (Current Record|Last Week's Ranking) 1. Los Angeles Dodgers (41-22|1) The offense functionally disappeared last week. Pierre, Loney, and Hudson have cooled off significantly. Kemp has sustained his good play (...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about over 5 years ago 917 reads 6 comments

  25. Survey Says: The Best Players In Baseball

    The Sporting News recently surveyed 50 "baseball people" on who the current greatest baseball players are. The question seemed vague to me...

    D.A. Written by D.A. about over 5 years ago 112 reads 0 comments