In baseball, unlike almost every other professional sport, the likelihood that the No. 1 overall pick is going to turn into a perennial All-Star and franchise player is quite small. In fact, none of the players drafted first overall have ever been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and they have earned just six […]
If it weren’t for the second Wild Card spot, the National League playoff race would essentially be in the books and the AL races would not be nearly as interesting.
Corey and I were all prepared for a regular edition of the “Call to the Bullpen” until an hour before we set to record when news of the Dodgers and Red Sox blockbuster broke. We reacted, scrapped the usual format, and bring you in depth and comprehensive analysis of the trade and what it will mean for both teams and all the players involved.
The blockbuster trade between the Dodgers and the Red Sox will have a huge impact on both clubs, with the impact on the Dodgers most immediate because they are in line for a playoff run.
The BoSox are currently in 4th place in the loaded AL East, sitting 5 1/2 games back of the red-hot Yankees. But unlike recent years, it is not just a two or three team race out east. All five teams have been good so far.