Grading the NL and AL Home Run Derby teams

When Major League Baseball named David Wright and Robinson Cano captains of their respective league’s home run derby team, each player had the better part of a month to decide on the four representatives that will join them at Citi Field next week.

Call To The Bullpen MLB Podcast: Umpire State of Mind

What else could Corey and I talk about this week besides all the umpire insanity in the MLB the past couple weeks? Corey and I discuss how big a part of the game umpires should be, how accountable they should be for missed calls, and what the line really is for showing up an umpire.

Fantasy Baseball Hitting Planner for Week of August 22, 2011

As we head down the stretch, there will be teams who are trying to win every game they play, and then there will be teams who don’t care as much about Ws and Ls as they do seeing what they have on the roster. How will this influence your lineups? Help is here with this week’s hitting planner.

Helping Big Papi and Prince Pick the 2011 Home Run Derby Teams

One very cool new aspect of this year’s Home Run Derby is that the participants in the contest will be selected by a captain from each league: David Ortiz (AL) and Prince Fielder (NL). Chris Callaway helps the two sluggers fill out their rosters.

Fantasy Baseball Stock Market Report: Hosmer, Bruce UP; Morneau, Cruz DOWN

Whose stock is rising and whose is falling? Here a list of players going in opposite directions as the second month of the 2011 fantasy baseball season begins its final week.

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy: ADP-Based Mock Draft

There can be no more procrastinating on your fantasy baseball draft strategy. All of our drafts are coming, so it’s time to start doing the heavy lifting and get prepared. The Cooler Guy shows you his tried-and-true strategy in this ADP-based mock draft.

Unlike Indians Fans, Reds Fans At Least Have Some Hope Heading Into Season’s Second Half

Major League Baseball’s first half of the season ended poorly for Ohio’s two teams. Indians fans lost hope a while ago, but at least Reds fans still have some hope that their team could stay in the race in the second half of the season.