1. Open Mic: The Hargrove retirement and the Yost firing

    Ok, I know what you're thinking. Mike Hargrove retired from the M's, while Ned Yost was fired by the Brewers. That's the obvious difference to the situation. But the similarities are just as interesting...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about almost 6 years ago 217 reads 6 comments

  2. Hard-throwing 9-year-old banned from youth league

    Jericho Scott is a pitcher, a pretty good one at that. Sadly, it seems that he is too good for his baseball league in New Haven, Connecticut. Apparently his fastball which tops out at 40 mph, is too fast for the 8-10 year old league...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 221 reads 2 comments

  3. MVP Voting: Why they should be on a good team

    We all love the story of an underdog. Guys like Lance Berkman, Grady Sizemore, Josh Hamilton, and Adrian Gonzalez have been the leaders of their respective underdog teams all season long...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 198 reads 4 comments

  4. Hank Steinbrenner: Blame the Injuries

    Injuries happen, folks. As the Yankees sit behind the rival Red Sox and the once-pitiful Rays, Hank Steinbrenner feels a need to continue to point fingers. "I think it's very simple, we've been devastated by injuries...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 302 reads 3 comments

  5. The Conspiracy: Baseball needs to lose Ramirez

    4 years, $100 million dollars. That is what seems to be the price tag for one of the most controversial players in recent memory. Maybe his bat would seem worth the price to a few select teams who can afford it...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  6. Mariners: Morrow and Rowland-Smith headed to Tacoma to become starters

    Brandon Morrow is actually excited about his demotion to Triple-A Tacoma. That's because the Mariners are going to have the young fireballer stretch out his arm so he can become a starter...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 184 reads 2 comments

  7. Francisco Liriano Called Up from Triple-A

    The Phenom has returned. The Twins have announced that they are calling up starter Francisco Liriano and first baseman Randy Ruiz from Triple-A Rochester. It has been a much-anticipated move...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 309 reads 2 comments

  8. Seattle Mariners: AL West contenders 2009

    The Seattle Mariners have the ability to contend for the 2009 AL West Crown. There, I said it. I'm sure I won't hear the end of this, especially if the 2008 Mariners return in 2009, or if the GM finally decides to completely overload the organization...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 580 reads 14 comments

  9. Oakland A's Trade Rumors: Huston Street up Next?

    Billy Beane ain't done yet, folks. Rumors have sprung up that teams like the Brewers and White Sox are looking to add the A's talented young closer, Huston Street...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 1,403 reads 11 comments

  10. Billy Beane and the Art of the Deadline Deal

    What comes to your mind when you think of the trade deadline? Buyers? Sellers? Hopes for playoff contention? Building for the future? More often than not, the words that enters many a GM's minds during this time of year is impatience, or desperation...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 304 reads 0 comments

  11. Was Letting Jose Guillen Go the Root of the Seattle Mariners' Problems?

    Where did it all go wrong, Mariners' fans? We had a top prospect in Adam Jones going into right field, adding some speed and much needed youth into the lineup...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 277 reads 3 comments

  12. Player Profile: Justin Duchscherer

    The Oakland A's must feel pretty good about Justin Duchscherer's transition from the bullpen to the starting rotation. The reliever-turned starter leads the Majors with a 1...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 175 reads 0 comments

  13. Seattle Mariners: It's Ttime For a Firesale

    This is not how we wanted things to happen. The Mariners are mired in a season-long slump, and there doesn't seem to be a way out of it. Our problem is that most of our tradable players don't have high trading stock...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 238 reads 4 comments

  14. Baseball in Canada, eh?

    We're not all hockey heads you know. That's just what we want you to believe. Right now, there may be a Canadian infiltrating your favorite team, giving everyone free health care and acting unbelievably polite...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 265 reads 0 comments

  15. Seattle Mariners: Where is the Mojo Madness?

    "Sodo Mojo," "Two outs, so what?" Slogans like these helped fuel the cheers at Safeco Field back when the Mariners astounded the baseball world and matched the single-season record ...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 647 reads 4 comments

  16. Will the Mariners ever learn? How Bill Bavasi sunk the ship.

    "To win the [American League] West division is something within our control, and something I think we have a very good chance of doing. The gap between us and the Angels has been closed...

    Ben Ernst Written by Ben Ernst about 6 years ago 111 reads 0 comments