1. Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Pitching Rotations After the 2012 Trade Deadline

    The 2012 Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline has come and gone with the usual flurry of activity taking place, shaking up the landscape of baseball...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 13,529 reads 117 comments

  2. Cliff Lee to the Los Angeles Dodgers Could Make LA World Series Favorites

    Earlier today the news broke that the Los Angeles Dodgers made a waiver move. They added Joe Blanton in a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies (h/t MLB.com )...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,722 reads 2 comments

  3. Ranking the 10 Best Hitters in Baseball over the Last 30 Days

    One of the most exciting and fun facets of being a fan of baseball is the frequency in which things can change. At the beginning of the season, Josh Hamilton and Matt Kemp were the best players in the world and nobody could touch what they were doing...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 948 reads 11 comments

  4. Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder Are Modern-Day Version of Ortiz, Manny

    From 2003 through 2006, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez scared opposing pitchers to death. The Boston Red Sox owned arguably the most feared back-to-back batting duo the majors ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,043 reads 10 comments

  5. Mike Trout: How Does His Rookie Year Stack Up Against Other Historic Rookies?

    If you have not been afforded the opportunity to witness a Mike Trout game yet this season, you've been rather unfortunate. Trout is easily the most exciting young player in all of Major League Baseball...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,915 reads 2 comments

  6. Comparing the 2012 Reds Bullpen to the 'Nasty Boys'

    When the Cincinnati Reds entered the 1990 World Series, they were heavy underdogs going up against the reigning World Series champion Oakland Athletics ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 3,047 reads 8 comments

  7. MLB Trade Deadline: Assessing the Boston Red Sox "Bold" Moves, or Lack Thereof

    Like a moth drawn into a flame, fans of the Boston Red Sox were drawn in by the cunning proclamations made by team president Larry Lucchino that general manager Ben Cherington would be able to make "bold moves" at the trading deadline...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,293 reads 9 comments

  8. MLB Trade Deadline: Atlanta Braves' Addition of Paul Maholm a Solid Move

    Monday night has proven to be quite a busy one for the Chicago Cubs. They've traded Geovany Soto to the Texas Rangers, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 3,499 reads 7 comments

  9. MLB Trade Deadline: Nolan Ryan Would Be the Right Guy to Tame Josh Beckett

    On August 4, 1993, Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura learned a great life lesson: don't mess with Nolan Ryan. After being hit in the elbow by a Ryan pitch, Ventura decided to charge the mound to confront the wily Texan...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,152 reads 3 comments

  10. MLB Trade Deadline: Evaluating the Francisco Liriano to Chicago White Sox Trade

    At 28 years old, Francisco Liriano is statistically having the second-worst season of his young career. He owns a 3-10 record with a 5.31 ERA and 1.440 WHIP through his first 22 games and 17 starts of the season...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,210 reads 0 comments

  11. MLB Trade Deadline: Blockbuster Trade Sends Zack Greinke to Los Angeles Angels

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have quietly made one of the most meaningful moves of the 2012 non-waiver trade deadline in acquiring Milwaukee Brewers' ace Zack Greinke ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,071 reads 1 comments

  12. New York Mets: I Believe in Harvey Dent...Um, I Mean Matt Harvey

    In the film The Dark Knight , Harvey Dent is built up as the savior of Gotham—the face of change and hope for the city. In New York, another Harvey has taken that spotlight: Matt Harvey...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 1,187 reads 12 comments

  13. 2012 MLB Trade Deadline: Cincinnati Reds Should Make a Push for Jacoby Ellsbury

    The trade winds appear to be nothing more than slight breezes in Cincinnati right now. For Cincinnati Reds fans, that is not exactly a good thing...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,949 reads 11 comments

  14. MLB Trade Deadline: Red Sox Should Learn from Philadelphia Phillies' Mistakes

    The Philadelphia Phillies might be the worst run team in all of Major League Baseball. Period. Within the next year to a year-and-a-half, the Phillies will likely find themselves ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,633 reads 12 comments

  15. MLB Trade Deadline: Marlins Blockbuster Trade Sends Hanley Ramirez to Dodgers

    The Twitter feeds started blowing up late last night as rumors swirled with the notion that superstar infielder Hanley Ramirez would be on his way to Los Angeles. Before long, the trade was confirmed...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 12,967 reads 32 comments

  16. MLB Trade Deadline: 20 Trade Targets Teams Should Avoid at All Costs

    With the pages of the calendar turning quickly toward the non-waiver trade deadline, numerous Major League Baseball teams are preoccupied crunching numbers and running trade scenarios in efforts to bolster their clubs...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 14,258 reads 22 comments

  17. MLB Trade Speculation: Boston Red Sox Will Acquire King Felix

    It seems ludicrous to say so, but being bold here, the Boston Red Sox will acquire Felix Hernandez before the non-waiver trade deadline. Some readers may stop reading at this point and scroll down to the comments before hearing out the case...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 5,302 reads 20 comments

  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking the Top 10 Available Pitchers in July

    With each day that passes in the month of July the rumor mill is getting hotter and hotter. At this stage in the game, teams typically have a good idea as to whether or not they'll be contenders or pretenders for the duration of the season...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 429 reads 0 comments

  19. MLB Trade Rumors: The Addition of Justin Upton Would Make Pirates NL Favorites

    It has been 20 long years since the Pittsburgh Pirates played .500 or better baseball this late in the season. Barry Bonds was their star player. Jim Leyland was the manager. The Bucs would go on to lose the NLCS in seven games to the Atlanta Braves...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 2,579 reads 0 comments

  20. Kevin Youkilis: How a Change in Sox Has Brought out the Best of Him

    It's amazing how a change of scenery is all it takes to boost one's morale. The same can safely be said about Kevin Youkilis and his new found home in Chicago as a happy contributor to the White Sox ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 763 reads 4 comments

  21. Ranking the 25 Worst Starters in All of Baseball

    WAR...What is it good for? First, let’s define WAR for those who may be unaware. WAR, or Wins Above Replacement, is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic used to measure ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 6,172 reads 51 comments

  22. Identifying All 30 MLB Teams' Second-Half X-Factor

    OK baseball fans, the All-Star game has come and gone. The midseason break is over and it is time for teams to settle down and prepare for the second half of the 2012 MLB season...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 7,617 reads 11 comments

  23. Pedro Ciriaco Lifts Boston Red Sox in 9-5 Rout of New York Yankees

    After a tough 10-8 loss on Friday night followed closely by a 6-1 whooping Saturday afternoon at the hands of the New York Yankees , Boston Red Sox fans were not overly optimistic ...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 652 reads 5 comments

  24. MLB Trade Rumors and Speculation: 6 Hitters Poised for a Huge Second Half

    Sometimes a little change is all you need as a catalyst for success. In a season that has proven to be full of surprising surges for some players and teams alike, and disappointing starts for others, there is hope on the horizon...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 20,223 reads 24 comments

  25. Mike Trout & 5 Other MLB Rookies Who Are Franchise Cornerstones

    Every so often, Major League Baseball is blessed with a wave of fresh faces joining its ranks full of youthful vigor and determination. This season, fans have been blessed to witness some fantastic talent sprouting up throughout the big leagues...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about 2 years ago 11,323 reads 59 comments