1. Mike Rizzo The Man For The Job WIth Washington Nationals

    I hate to let down my fans, but I write today in praise of the Washington Nationals, who, in a rare act of competence, have made a very good decision in temporarily handing their baseball operations ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 178 reads 0 comments

  2. Brian Roberts: More Than Just A Leadoff Guy For Baltimore Orioles

    "The one thing I talked to my agent about is that everyone says I'm a speed guy, and speed will go down as I age. But I don't really play like a speed guy. For one, I've never been a guy that gets out of the batter's box very quickly...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  3. Adam Dunn Decides to Waste Two Years in Washington

    Let’s throw it out there right off the bat—the Washington Nationals can do no right. We’ve been over this organization’s hilariously poor management over and over again, sometimes with even more hilarious results...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 111 reads 4 comments

  4. A-Rod Mans Up—Let's Move On Already, This Stuff is Boring

    I can’t believe I’m writing about steroid use in baseball. The media circus that has surrounded the whole issue has been nothing short of embarrassing...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 76 reads 0 comments

  5. Nationals' Outfielder Dukes Defies Expectations: Doesn't Go to Prison

    Washington Nationals outfielder and repeat violent offender Elijah Dukes proved that one is never too old to learn something new this week by achieving the previously unattainable feat of not going to jail...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  6. Pat Burrell Makes Tampa Bay Rays No. 1 in 2009

    With the signing of Pat Burrell on Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays have cemented themselves as the best team in baseball in 2009...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 1,292 reads 2 comments

  7. Baseball Teams' Perceptions Doth Deceive Them

    Let’s play that game where we compare two players without saying who they are until after discussing their respective performances in order to say to yourself, “Hmm, I didn’t ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 683 reads 3 comments

  8. Dan Johnson Could Be Huge In Japan

    It appears that the reigning AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays have decided to cut ties with celebrated pinch hitter Dan Johnson. Johnson, who famously arrived late to the Rays’ Sep...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 287 reads 2 comments

  9. Andrew Dice-K

    Consider the following two pitchers:The first pitcher throws 204 2/3 innings, striking out 201 and walking 80, while surrendering 25 home runs and 191 hits and posting an ERA of 4.40...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 199 reads 0 comments

  10. Send the Washington Nationals Back to the Hell from Whence They Came

    The Washington Nationals are the worst franchise in professional sports. As a creature with origins in the D.C. suburbs, I say this with equal parts sincerity and scorn...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 256 reads 10 comments

  11. Pat Gillick Rules

    Maybe Pat Gillick is the best executive in the history of baseball. The dude just shows up at baseball franchises around North America, builds playoff teams (usually including Jamie Moyer) and then tips his hat and rides off into the sunset...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 326 reads 1 comments

  12. Enter Matt Wieters: Orioles Trade Ramon Hernandez, Open Catching Position

    Fox Sports’ insipid little rumormonger, Ken Rosenthal, reports that the Orioles and Reds have agreed on a deal that would send Baltimore catcher Ramon Hernandez to Cincinnati in exchange ...

    Jake Rake Written by Jake Rake about over 5 years ago 231 reads 1 comments