1. How Detrimental the Melky Cabrera Suspension Is to Baseball

    The current National League leader in hits is officially done for the 2012 regular season, as Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants was suspended for 50 games after a positive testosterone test ( via Ken Rosenthal )...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 2 years ago 278 reads 2 comments

  2. Welcome to Hanley-Wood: Dodgers Reportedly Pull off Huge Trade for Ramirez

    Late Tuesday night, Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reported t hat the Los Angeles Dodgers and GM Ned Colletti managed to swing one of the biggest midseason deals in Los Angeles Dodger ...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 2 years ago 715 reads 0 comments

  3. Hanley Ramirez: Why the Dodgers Should Go All In Before MLB Trade Deadline

    Two years ago, the premier shortstop in the National League was Hanley Ramirez . Ramirez was the star of the Florida Marlins , slugging his way to a third straight All-Star game and another year of batting better than ...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 2 years ago 3,496 reads 10 comments

  4. LA Dodgers Trade Buzz: 4 Other Arms Better Than Ryan Dempster

    A little more than a week left until the MLB July 31st Trade Deadline, and true to form, the Los Angeles Dodgers are leaving their fans anguishing for reinforcements...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 2 years ago 2,146 reads 2 comments

  5. The 5 Best Free Sports Apps You Need for a Successful Summer 2012

    Summer is in full swing. The Fourth of July has faded into the smoke from the fireworks and blood pressure is beginning to normalize after all those hot dogs...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 2 years ago 1,986 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB Trade Deadline 2012: How Second Wild-Card Team Will Reduce Deadline Moves

    October looks to be a lot more interesting when the two highest wild-card finishers in each league face off in a sudden death, one-and-done matchup to enter the division series...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 2 years ago 1,301 reads 1 comments

  7. LA Dodgers 2012 Preview: Bullpen Looking Slightly Shaky as Opening Day Looms

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and their fans are eagerly anticipating Opening Day, Thursday afternoon in San Diego against the Padres . First pitch is at 4:10 PT, but it is the last pitch that Dodgers want to see go their way...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 708 reads 0 comments

  8. Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Preview: Ted Lilly to the DL, Final Injury Update

    The injury bug has hit the Los Angeles Dodgers already this season. After riddling many of their key players last season, such as outfielder Andre Ethier and setup pitcher Kenley ...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 1,584 reads 0 comments

  9. MLB 2012 Preview: 7 Young Emerging Starting Pitchers to Watch

    Opening Day has technically passed, with the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's bringing their talents and goodwill to Japan for a short stint...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 6,721 reads 31 comments

  10. LA Dodgers 2012 Preview: Who Will Win the Final Roster Spots?

    The Dodgers are about to wrap up their 2012 spring training schedule in Camelback Ranch, coming back to Los Angeles to take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a quick preseason Freeway Series...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 1,284 reads 0 comments

  11. Dodgers Sale Details: McCourt Still Owns the Parking Lots, Fans Need to Resist

    Dodger fans are rejoicing everywhere from Los Angeles to Brooklyn over the sale of the team to the investment group spearheaded by Magic Johnson...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 2,181 reads 2 comments

  12. LA Dodgers 2012 Preview: Where Should Outfielder Jerry Sands Begin the Year?

    In 2009, not even Jerry Sands could have predicted what the past few years have had in store for him. Now, going into the 2012 season, I am going to try to sort out the situation ...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 1,158 reads 0 comments

  13. Los Angeles Dodgers: Predicting the Opening Day Starting Lineup

    The Los Angeles Dodgers come into 2012 off of a disappointing 2011 campaign, finishing third in the National League Western Division...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 3,444 reads 1 comments

  14. MLB 2012 Preview: Royals Add Power to Kauffmann This Offseason, Solar Power

    The Kansas City Royals have failed to have a constant source of power for years now. Having to refer back to the glory days of George Brett to think of the last great slugger the Royals have had is a sad statement for a once-proud franchise...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 649 reads 1 comments

  15. Why Mark Buehrle Gives the Marlins the Strongest Rotation in the NL East

    The Miami Marlins were big spenders this offseason, doling out huge contracts to some of the biggest names in baseball...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 747 reads 7 comments

  16. Why Mark Buehrle Gives the Marlins the Strongest Rotation in East

    Talk about reeling in some big Fish? The Miami Marlins keep making splashes this offseason, and with the addition of left handed All-Star pitcher Mark Buehrle yesterday the Marlins ...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 103 reads 4 comments

  17. LA Dodgers 2012 Preview: What to Do with Young Stud Nathan Eovaldi

    Coming into the 2012 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to pitch their way back into relevance...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 105 reads 3 comments

  18. LA Dodgers 2012 Preview: Can This Be Dee Gordon's Breakout Season?

    The world is expecting very little from the Los Angeles Dodgers this year. Most baseball pundits and writers are holding firm to the believe that the team will still be very much ...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about over 2 years ago 1,502 reads 1 comments

  19. Seattle Mariners Go Green: Time to Give Praise to Those Who Take Responsibility

    There might be nothing more American than spending a Sunday afternoon at a ballpark: watching a baseball game with a couple hot dogs, beer, peanuts and a box of cracker jacks...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about almost 3 years ago 1,272 reads 5 comments

  20. Ned Colletti Once Again Risks Los Angeles Dodgers on a Hope and a Prayer

    If you were general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers , how would you break the news to MVP runner-up Matt Kemp and Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw that, instead of bringing in an All-Star slugger like Prince Fielder or dominant ace like C...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about almost 3 years ago 1,257 reads 4 comments

  21. SD Padres-Cinci Reds Blockbuster Trade: SD Wins Big with Alonso and Volquez

    The big news in the baseball world today comes out of two of the quieter baseball markets in the country...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about almost 3 years ago 2,717 reads 10 comments

  22. Texans vs. Colts: 7 Keys to a Texans' Win and a Statement

    Week 1 will be just the first of 16 games for the Houston Texans . However, it will be the first game in the Texans' history that they will enter as the division favorites for a playoff berth...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 3 years ago 295 reads 1 comments

  23. Arizona Diamondbacks: 4 Reasons They've Locked Up the NL West

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are seven games up on the defending champion San Francisco Giants . The Giants believe they have an epic comeback in them, but with a lackluster offense ...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 3 years ago 993 reads 2 comments

  24. Matt Kemp and the 10 Best Individual Offensive Seasons in Dodgers' History

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have been cursed this season in so many ways, from an ownership debacle to raving injuries and an anemic offense. However, they have been graced with the presence of the man who should be NL MVP: centerfielder Matt Kemp...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 3 years ago 1,203 reads 6 comments

  25. Houston Texans Predictions: 4 Keys to 2011 Season

    NFL Kickoff is right around the corner. Chris Berman, Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth and all the NFL announcers are drooling over the fact that in a mere two days football will return, though we nearly did not have any this season...

    Ross Zelen Written by Ross Zelen about 3 years ago 380 reads 0 comments