Last Call for 2014 MLB All-Star Balloting

It is last call for Major League Baseball All-Star voting, with the final deadline at midnight Eastern Time on July 3. Will voters get it right? Ever since online voting became the primary balloting method, that has mostly been the case.

Predictions for 2013 MLB postseason awards

The end of Daylight Savings Time, colder weather, and the conclusion of another World Series make early November a sad time for many baseball fans. Thankfully, the sport gives us one last treat by holding recognition for top players during the 11th month.

2013 All-Star Game: One man’s starting selections

Voting for the 2013 Major League All-Star Game ends Friday, and the starters, along with the rest of the American and National League squads, will be announced Saturday night. Fan voting for the ‘final man’ will be conducted next week, and additional players will earn bids to Citi Field as others inevitably pull out with injuries and other maladies.

Early contenders in the MLB MVP races

Looking across the statistical leaders across Major League Baseball at the 50-game mark, there’s a fair share of usual suspects, some players that are emerging into stars and some players whose level of production seemingly came out of nowhere. It’s still early, but there are some players that have proved enough to be in the […]

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy For 2013: The Undisputed Top 3, Sleepers and Busts, and Where To Draft Bryce Harper

Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, and Miguel Cabrera, then what? We look at Fantasy Baseball 2013 and what players you should target at various stages of the draft.

AL MVP Debate: Mike Trout Will Not Win…And That’s Wrong

Let me establish a few things right off the bat: 1) Nate Silver is a friggen’ genius; 2) Mike Trout will not win the AL MVP. And that second one is a shame, because Trout deserves to win.

AL MVP Debate: Cabrera’s Triple Crown Trumps Trouts Unprecedented Rookie Success

Mike Trout had arguably the greatest rookie season ever. The crazy thing though? He wasn’t the best player in the American League. That accolade goes to Miguel Cabrera, whose Triple Crown trumps Trout’s achievements.

Tigers, Leyland Dodge Major Bullet in Game 1 of ALCS

Despite Jose Valverde’ meltdown and Raul Ibanez’s heroics, Detroit still wins Game 1 of the ALCS. How should Jim Leyland go about things moving forward?

Settling The Mike Trout v Miguel Cabrera AL MVP Debate: One Has Clearly Been More “Valuable” Than The Other

One has clearly been more “valuable” than the other, and Andrew Schwartz breaks down both the numbers and cuts through the B.S. and “mystique” to tell you definitively who it is.

Call to the Bullpen MLB Podcast: Trout vs. Cabrera

Corey and Pat debate Mike Trout v Miguel Cabrera, plus they bring a final week preview telling you who the contenders are facing and what we think their chances are. Needless to say we didn’t totally see eye-to-eye.

AL MVP Debate Over, Triple Crown Or Not – Trout Is Tops

Some observers think that if Miguel Cabrera wins the Triple Crown it would be a travesty if he did not win the AL MVP. That’s utterly insane.

Who’s Still In The Running For AL, NL MVP and Cy Young?

With that, time is running out for this year’s MVP and Cy Young Candidates to make cases for themselves. All four races look to be highly contested and full of tough decisions for voters. Let’s dive in and look at these races in each league.

Detroit Tigers: Contenders or Pretenders?

Possibly the most disappointing team of all to this point has been the Detroit Tigers, who once had the best odds to win the World Series. Will they hit a hot streak and be contenders from here on out?

AL MVP Race Early Look: Who Can Challenge Josh Hamilton?

This year, talent is meeting health is meeting motivation…and Josh Hamilton has propelled himself to the very top of the early-season MVP discussion. Can anyone challenge him the rest of the way in the AL? Of course. Zach breaks down the top contenders through the season’s first two months.

The Top 10 MLB Pitcher/Hitter Combinations To Build Around

What current pitcher/hitter duo do you think is the best in Major League Baseball? Which duo would you most want to build a franchise around moving forward? Chris Callaway analyzes and answers both questions in this post.