A dozen managers on MLB’s 2014 hot seat

Even with Mike Scioscia seemingly safe, there are still a lot of skippers in varying degrees of danger as baseball fast approaches its stretch run. Here is my ranking of 12 managers who may feel the seat starting to get warm, and one who may be the first casualty of 2014 as soon as this week.

New York Mets: Matt Harvey to forgo Tommy John surgery for now

New York Mets ace right-hander Matt Harvey was lost for the season several weeks ago with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. It was immediately assumed that the 24-year-old would undergo Tommy John surgery to correct the tear and be out for at least a year. Apparently, Harvey is convinced he doesn’t need surgery.

Dispelling 5 Myths About R.A. Dickey … And Why Toronto Trading Top Prospects For Him Is 100% The Right Move

Acquiring R.A. Dickey – even at a steep prospect price – would be a slam dunk for the improving Blue Jays. Pat Suley details the reasons why.

2012 MLB Win-Loss Predictions Revisited

Kurt compares the final win totals for 2012 MLB regular season to his predictions from March. How many did he get right?

R.A. Dickey: From AAA Afterthought to Cy Young Frontrunner

R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets has been about as dominant as humanly possible over the past few weeks, and it has put him in a spectacular position in the NL Cy Young race.

The Top 10 MLB Moments of the 21st Century…So Far

In case you missed any of these historic MLB moments, or they’ve just slipped your mind, Zach is here to help. In this post he provides you with the most incredible, unbelievable, and memorable moments of this young 21st century.

Francisco Rodriguez Traded From New York Mets to Milwaukee Brewers

The first of many “deadline deals” in baseball went down way before the July 31st trade deadline, with the New York Mets trading closer Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Break up the Mets! Seriously.

It has been an ugly few years to be a Mets fan. Maybe not as bad as being a Royals or Pirates fan, but bad nonetheless. That’s why Evan Schwartz thinks the Mets getting back into contention this year might just be the worst thing that could possibly happen.

Is Moneyball money in the bank?

The “Moneyball” trailer debuted this past week, and it has Evan Schwartz wondering if the movie can somehow capture the compelling, transformative quality of Billy Beane and Michael Lewis’ book.

MLB 2011 Predictions: NL East – Phillies look to live up to the hype while potential contenders in Atlanta and Florida line up behind them

Kevin is going through all six MLB divisions and offering his outlook and prediction for each team as we prepare for Opening 2011. Today: the NL East, including the Phillies, Marlins, Braves, Mets, and Nationals.

Unjustly Obscure Player of the Week: Todd Zeile

Todd Zeile is a “Gnarls Gnarlington.” What does that mean? I couldn’t tell you. Just add it to the plethora of things to come out of Charlie Sheen’s mouth lately that are completely staggering.

Unjustly Obscure Player of the Week: Chad Bradford

All my life I have been told just how important a first impression is. The first 30 seconds you are exposed to someone are vital. In that time, a person forms an opinion about you based upon your appearance, body language, demeanor, mannerisms, and a veritable plethora of other factors, both conscious and unconscious. These initial impressions […]

Unjustly Obscure Player of the Week: Mike Bordick

If baseball can be considered an art form, then Mike Bordick was using oils, and the other shortstops, merely water colors. So says Pat Suley in this week’s Unjustly Obscure Player of the Week.

Fantasy Impact: Struggling Mets Call Up 1B Ike Davis

In the first big move of the baseball season, the New York Mets are listening to their fans for once and making the call for 1st base prospect Ike Davis.