1. MLB Playoff Odds and Predictions for All 14 Remaining Contenders

    For baseball fans, it's the most wonderful time of the year. The playoff landscape is starting to truly take shape. Teams have been identified as legitimate contenders...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 5,292 reads 14 comments

  2. Roger Clemens and the 7 Most Pathetic 'Comebacks' in Baseball History

    History is being made tonight, somewhere in the greater Houston area. Sugar Land, to be exact. In some small dark room the webmaster for the Sugar Land Skeeters' official website ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 2,723 reads 10 comments

  3. Carlos Zambrano and the Moodiest Players on All 30 MLB Teams

    Moody is such a finicky word, is it not? Initially, when compiling this list, it was based purely on players with bad attitudes...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 3,181 reads 18 comments

  4. Todd Frazier: Cincinnati Reds Rookie Worthy of the NL Rookie of the Year

    Outside of Ohio, if you were to ask any baseball fan whom they think should be awarded the National League Rookie of the Year Award, odds are they'll say Bryce Harper or perhaps Anthony Rizzo...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 3,305 reads 20 comments

  5. MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Top Prospects Who Could Be Dealt This Winter

    It's a young man's sport. At least, that seems to be the trend in Major League Baseball. Long gone are the days when the 40-year-old stars roamed the diamonds. Now, rookies like Mike Trout and Bryce Harper steal all of the headlines...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 5,892 reads 24 comments

  6. Ryan Braun: Quietly Having a Great Season, but Not Atop Many MVP Conversations

    Back on February 23, 2012, Ryan Braun saw his 50-game suspension for testing positive for synthetic testosterone overturned. Suddenly, he was acquitted and able to start the 2012 season on time...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,621 reads 24 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox: Henry, Werner and Lucchino Need to Open Their Eyes

    The 2012 Boston Red Sox are a charade upon themselves. Everything about this team is disingenuous and borderline alienating to its otherwise loyal fans. Ownership is biting the hand that feeds, expecting not to have any scars left behind...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 999 reads 6 comments

  8. Every Team's MVP Through 3 Quarters of the Season

    Now that the non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone, teams are either preparing for the playoffs or to play the role of spoiler...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 2,966 reads 10 comments

  9. Jordan Zimmermann: NL's Most Dominant Pitcher Since the All-Star Break?

    With all the talk surrounding Stephen Strasburg being shut down for the Washington Nationals , baseball fans have seemingly been oblivious to the masterful pitching his teammate, Jordan Zimmermann , has been dealing out since the All-Star break...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 419 reads 4 comments

  10. Felix Hernandez Perfect Game: Where Mariners' Ace Ranks Among MLB's Top Starters

    Today against the Tampa Bay Rays, Felix Hernandez joined 22 other Major League Baseball Pitchers as a member of the Perfect Game Club. In his nine innings, he threw 113 pitches, 77 of which for strikes, while striking out 12 batters in total...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,285 reads 26 comments

  11. 5 Ways Melky Cabrera's Positive PED Test Impacts MLB Free Agency

    San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera was nearing the completion of an amazing breakout season. The 28-year-old Cabrera was batting .346 for the Giants with a fantastic ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 107 reads 27 comments

  12. Boston Red Sox: John Henry Response to Yahoo! Article Analyzed

    The earth is trembling beneath Lansdowne Street. The foundation of the Red Sox organization has been rattled and is flawed. The pressure is mounting and something is bound to blow real soon...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 862 reads 5 comments

  13. Dustin Pedroia: Latest Antics Disgrace His Reputation in Boston

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said , " The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 4,876 reads 36 comments

  14. Andrew McCutchen: How Does His MVP-Caliber Season Compare to 1992 Barry Bonds?

    The last time the Pittsburgh Pirates had a viable candidate to take home the National League MVP was 20 years ago...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 918 reads 7 comments

  15. Washington Nationals Will Be Just Fine Without Stephen Strasburg

    It may seem like an irrational decision to shut down the ace of your pitching staff with a quarter of the season left to be played, but that is what the Washington Nationals intend to do with Stephen Strasburg ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 606 reads 14 comments

  16. Johnny Pesky: Major League Baseball Loses One of Its Greatest Ambassadors

    Put aside any notion you have of the Boston Red Sox . Everything. Release your mind of how you view the team, or its fanbase known as Red Sox Nation, and look deeper at what the game truly lost today...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 349 reads 3 comments

  17. Mat Latos: Revisiting the Trade That Brought Him to the Cincinnati Reds

    It seemed like such a daunting asking price. The San Diego Padres were dangling Mat Latos out there for trade bait, and the Reds decided that they needed to bite, especially ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 327 reads 16 comments

  18. A Review of 'Golden Boys: Baseball Portraits, 1946-1960'

    Seldom does a book come around that can boast about being magnificently illustrated as well as historically captivating, let alone a book based on the Golden Age of baseball...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 245 reads 0 comments

  19. Mike Trout: Comparing Him to Ichiro Suzuki and Fred Lynn

    In what has seemingly become the year of the rookie, Mike Trout 's star has been shining just a bit brighter than the rest of the crop. Baseball fans young and old find themselves enamored with his capabilities and hard-nosed style of play...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,294 reads 2 comments

  20. Manny Machado Proving to Be the Catalyst the Orioles Need to Make the Playoffs

    An injection of youth has come at just the right time for the otherwise stagnant Baltimore Orioles . The team is already one of the great stories of the year, making a tremendous turnaround from its 20...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,329 reads 4 comments

  21. Yonder Alonso Is Making a Very Strong Case for NL Rookie of the Year

    Bryce Harper. Anthony Rizzo. What do those two names have in common? Both are rookies who have grabbed a lot of headlines and buzz among Major League Baseball fans...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 689 reads 6 comments

  22. Boston Red Sox Are the Biggest Playoff Pretenders of the 2012 Season

    Pop quiz Red Sox Nation: Which team has more wins dating back to September 1, 2011—the Boston Red Sox or the Minnesota Twins ? You have to think hard about that, don't you? ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 915 reads 9 comments

  23. Oakland A's: Are They Giving Away Their Shot at Postseason Play?

    Going into Tuesday's action, the Oakland A's have found themselves losers of their last three games and six of their last 10. They're trending downwards at the wrong time of the season...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,206 reads 7 comments

  24. One Injury That Could Derail Each MLB Contender's Season

    For football fans, the most devastating feeling one can have is to see your starting quarterback get injured early in the season and be out for the year...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,719 reads 19 comments

  25. Report Suggests John Lackey Was a Snitch in Boston Red Sox Clubhouse

    In what can only be construed as veiled assertions of the fact, Comcast Sports Net New England's Gary Tanguay has revealed that John Lackey was the snitch in the Red Sox clubhouse...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 11,654 reads 17 comments