1. Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals Face Doomsday

    Albert Pujols reportedly rejected the Cardinals ' latest contract offer on Sunday, setting up the Armageddon scenario that has been talked about this offseason...

    Thomas Ballinger Written by Thomas Ballinger about almost 4 years ago 960 reads 3 comments

  2. Jose Bautista and Toronto Blue Jays Negotiation Deadline Looming

    Every baseball fan on the planet probably knows by now that Albert Pujols says he will test the free-agent market after the 2011 season if a new contract is not signed by the start of spring training...

    Thomas Ballinger Written by Thomas Ballinger about almost 4 years ago 679 reads 13 comments

  3. Can the Dysfunctional Chicago Cubs Compete for the N.L. Central in 2011?

    San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said a bunch of castoffs and misfits won the World Series in 2010. After enormously disappointing seasons in 2009 and 2010, the Cubs definitely fall in the category of misfits...

    Thomas Ballinger Written by Thomas Ballinger about almost 4 years ago 778 reads 7 comments

  4. The St. Louis Cardinals Shocking Lack of Urgency to Resign Albert Pujols

    Stan Musial is the St. Louis Cardinals and these days, Albert Pujols is the St. Louis Cardinals too. That is why it is so shocking that the Cardinals seem to have little urgency in signing Pujols to a new contract...

    Thomas Ballinger Written by Thomas Ballinger about almost 4 years ago 568 reads 1 comments

  5. Watch Out for Zack Greinke and the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011

    With the acquisition of Zack Greinke, the Milwaukee Brewers are telling the rest of the National League they are a team to be reckoned with in 2011...

    Thomas Ballinger Written by Thomas Ballinger about almost 4 years ago 724 reads 0 comments

  6. Washington Nationals Paying Jayson Werth $126 Million Is Insanity

    The Jayson Werth signing has been bothering me since it was announced. I understand the Nationals are looking forward, and with the loss of Stephen Strasburg for 2011, they feel they need a big name to energize the fan base...

    Thomas Ballinger Written by Thomas Ballinger about almost 4 years ago 324 reads 7 comments

  7. The Risk of Signing Carl Pavano to a Multi-Year Deal

    The signing of Cliff Lee last week leaves Carl Pavano as arguably the most sought-after free agent starting pitcher left this offseason...

    Thomas Ballinger Written by Thomas Ballinger about almost 4 years ago 232 reads 0 comments