1. The Frankenstein on the Mound: Constructing the Ultimate MLB Pitcher

    If you were to build a Major League pitcher, where would you start?No, I'm not talking about Elmer's glue and popsicle sticks. I mean the best pitchers' control, velocity, and mental makeup...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 5,338 reads 54 comments

  2. National League Treasures: The Best Players in Each Franchise's History

    In today's game of free agency and rebuilding sell-offs, it's extremely rare for a player to stick with a team for much more than about a decade. Stars come and go, and the team's is the only name that lasts through a fan's lifetime...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 3,486 reads 14 comments

  3. Guess Who: The Top 10 MLB Players Immortalized in Obscure Trivia

    More than any other sport, spectators in baseball are expected to know an awful lot about the game's history before they can be considered true fans...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 3,135 reads 8 comments

  4. Wild Thing, I Think I Love You: Re-Casting 'Major League' With MLB Stars

    If you're a real baseball fan, you've seen Major League. If you're a real Indians fan, you own the DVD, quote it excessively, and own a pair of Rick Vaughn-esque glasses...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 3,642 reads 16 comments

  5. Franchise Boys: The Best Players in Each American League Team's History

    In today's game of free agency and rebuilding sell-offs, it's extremely rare for a player to stick with a team for much more than about a decade. Stars come and go, and the team's is the only name that lasts through a fan's lifetime...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 2,587 reads 56 comments

  6. Ace in Point: The 10 Best Big-Game Pitchers In MLB's Pennant Races

    "Who can I turn to to win this game?" It's a question managers have struggled with on the eve of a big matchup since the early days of professional baseball.It's not just a matter of who's the best pitcher—it's about clutch...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 992 reads 21 comments

  7. Cooperstown or Bust: 10 Intriguing Soon-To-Be Hall of Fame Candidates

    A few weeks ago, Bleacher Report's MLB Featured Columnists celebrated the 2010 Hall of Fame inductions with a mock vote of our own to see who really belonged in Cooperstown...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 6,398 reads 112 comments

  8. Keeping Up With The Musials: Why Andruw Jones Is a Hall of Famer

    It’s safe to say that Andruw Jones has been one of the most disappointing baseball players in recent memory. Just five years ago, Jones was in the middle of a fantastic season wherein he hit 51 homers with a ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 1,978 reads 43 comments

  9. Kenny Lofton HOF Induction: Cleveland Indians Fans Have Reason To Cheer

    Something magical happened at Progressive Field on Saturday night. In a beautiful, star-studded pregame ceremony, longtime Cleveland Indians leadoff hitter and center fielder Kenny Lofton was inducted into the Indians Hall of Fame...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 1,084 reads 7 comments

  10. Empire State of 599: Why A-Rod's Chase for 600 Didn't Cause Yankees' Skid

    There’s nothing wrong with making unquantifiable excuses when your favorite team isn’t playing well—it’s only human. If the whole roster seems a little off, it must be residual jetlag from that last long road trip they were on...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 424 reads 5 comments

  11. MLB Trade Deadline Aftermath: How Each Division Will Shake Out

    We've reached a milestone in the 2010 MLB season. As of this morning, 16 of baseball's 30 teams have played at least 108 games. That means the year is now two-thirds over...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 3,967 reads 17 comments

  12. MLB Trade Deadline: 10 Near-Deals That Would Have Changed Everything

    If you're like me, the run-up to the non-waiver trading deadline is one of the highlights of the MLB season...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 3,089 reads 17 comments

  13. MLB's Five Biggest Winners of the Trade Deadline

    Every team had a different goal in mind as the calendar advanced to July 31. Some teams approached the trade deadline hoping to make a big splash and shake up a playoff race...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 4,052 reads 8 comments

  14. Cleveland Rocks: Why the Indians' Deadline Deals Are Huge Wins For Tribe

    It's been a whirlwind week for Indians fans. After finally trading longtime fan frustration Jhonny Peralta on Wednesday, the Indians traded Austin Kearns to the Yankees Friday night, ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 1,388 reads 10 comments

  15. MLB Trade Rumors: Why Do the Milwaukee Brewers Say They're Contenders?

    We’ve seen a lot of questionable decisions in the run-up to this year’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Nationals have refused to move the soon-to-be-gone-anyway Adam Dunn without a getting an elite prospect in return...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 817 reads 9 comments

  16. The Worst Ballparks, Mascots, Logos, Uniforms and Team Names in Baseball

    A "real fan" will tell you that when he watches a baseball game, all he notices is the ball. He doesn't notice the architecture of the surrounding stadium, or the design on the players' ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 16,702 reads 35 comments

  17. Jhonny, We Knew Ye Pretty Well: Cleveland Indians Trade Peralta to Tigers

    It's not often that the Indians make a trade that the fans can be happy about. Think back to last year, when the Tribe dealt Cliff Lee and Victor Martinez away, or to 2008, when ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 1,048 reads 6 comments

  18. The Best Ballparks, Logos, Mascots, Uniforms, and Team Names in Baseball

    Ask any baseball purist and he'll tell you that the only part of a baseball game that matters is what's on the field. The pitch, the swing, the handling of the ball—everything else takes a backseat to a "real fan...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 10,060 reads 31 comments

  19. MLB Trade Rumors: The Plan B's: 10 Potential Deadline Consolation Prizes

    In the run-up to baseball's non-waiver trade deadline, the focus is almost exclusively on the game's biggest names...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 2,949 reads 3 comments

  20. MLB Trade Rumors: Deal or No Deal? Updating Hot Stove's 10 Hottest Names

    You never know how any trade rumor will play out until the deal is done. We can sit at our computer screens and read trade rumors 'til our eyes turn to goop and often times we're still no more informed than my grandma...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 8,704 reads 10 comments

  21. MLB Trade Rumors: Five Cleveland Indians Who Could Be Dealt at Deadline

    By now, Cleveland Indians fans have grown accustomed to watching their favorite players being shipped out of town around the trade deadline...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 2,181 reads 7 comments

  22. MLB Hall of Fame Induction: Who Deserves a Place in Cooperstown in 2010?

    When Andre Dawson was announced as the sole member of the 2010 Baseball Hall of Fame class, it caused quite a stir, to say the least...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 2,638 reads 86 comments

  23. Jason Varitek: Possible Replacements for Boston Red Sox Catcher, Captain

    Jason Varitek is something of a legend in Boston. He's caught more games than any other backstop in Red Sox history. He's caught an ML record four no-hitters. He knows how to handle Tim Wakefield's knuckleball...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 2,395 reads 8 comments

  24. Subjectivity Objectified: Measuring MLB Fans' Biases With All-Star Votes

    It doesn’t take a hardcore sabermetrician to realize that the All-Star vote is a sham. After all, the best catcher in the game (Miguel Olivo) received only the 11th-most votes ...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 204 reads 3 comments

  25. MLB Trade Rumors: Rays Dealing Carl Crawford, Phillies Trading Jayson Werth?

    Baseball’s hot stove is heating up. With two weeks left until the trade deadline and Cliff Lee already dealt, the two big names left on the rumor circuit are Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 4 years ago 5,818 reads 14 comments