End of season post-mortem: 2016 Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles were a bit of a surprise in 2016, contending all season and actually holding first place in the AL East as late as Aug. 12. But they began to tire down the stretch, and didn’t clinch a playoff spot until the final day of the regular season. Their playoff run lasted exactly […]

Each MLB Postseason team’s key player this October

The MLB Postseason begins on Tuesday, and ten teams are looking to raise the trophy once the World Series concludes in early November. And while there are 25 players on each team that will likely play a role in which team ends up as champion, we’ve tried to narrow it down to each team’s one […]

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Seattle Mariners

Despite some rough times this year, the Mariners made it until the very end before being eliminated with just one game left to play. Seattle came into August 2nd with a .500 record at 52-52 and won 34 of their next 57 to move from six games back in the Wild Card to just two, […]

Theo Epstein signs five-year extension with Cubs

Cubs president Theo Epstein has agreed to a five-year extension that will keep him in Chicago through 2021, the franchise announced Wednesday. Epstein, who signed with the Cubs in October 2011, has successfully completed a massive rebuild of the franchise. The Cubs are the best team in baseball at 101-56 and will have home-field advantage […]

Pirates battery

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

On the bright side for the Pirates and their fans, they won’t have to deal with another painful Wild Card loss this season. However, on the other side of the coin, there’s this: Pittsburgh will completely miss the playoffs, and will perhaps finish under .500, for the first time since the 2012 season. The main […]

Jeremy Hellickson of the Phillies

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies gutted their roster of most veterans over the last year-plus, with Ryan Howard standing as the final member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia squad. And while the Phillies will finish under .500 again, they’re not going to lose 100 games, and could end up surpassing their win total of 73 from both […]

Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun of the Angels

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

A loss on Thursday night against Toronto following a sweep from Seattle has ended another disappointing season for the Angels. Despite having the best position player in baseball and about the most surefire Hall of Famer still playing, they managed just a 63-83 record to this point, last in the AL West. The current four […]

Evan Longoria of the Rays

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Tampa Bay Rays

It wasn’t supposed to go like this in 2016 for the Tampa Bay Rays. They retooled their offense! Their pitching staff was strong! Their defense once again looked sturdy! But in a year where four of the five AL East teams are still in the hunt for the division title, one team has been off […]

Braves players Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves were the second team eliminated from the playoff race during the 2016 season. But considering how terrible their first half was, it’s a miracle that the Braves mathematically were still in the race on the morning of Sept. 11. While the Braves have just about wrapped up last place in the NL East […]

Brewers, Dodgers worked until last minute on Ryan Braun/Yasiel Puig trade

The August 31st waiver trade deadline passed nearly two weeks ago, and there were no major moves. One the major deals discussed involved the Dodgers and Brewers, and involved both Ryan Braun and Yasiel Puig potentially changing addresses. The deal (obviously) didn’t happen, but just how close was it?’s Adam McCalvy reported that the […]

Nick Markakis of the rebuilding Braves

Freddie Freeman is the biggest highlight of a miserable Atlanta Braves season

Saying that the 2016 season has been miserable for the Atlanta Braves and their fans is probably an understatement. The team is an MLB-worst 45-80 and has a 4.5-game edge on the Minnesota Twins for the top pick in next June’s MLB Draft. They’re going to finish under .500 for the third straight season after finishing […]

Stephen Strasburg’s elbow is barking again, lands him on DL for Nationals

The Washington Nationals are running away with the NL East, holding an 8.5 game lead over the second place Miami Marlins with just 39 games left to play. But the Nationals rotation took a hit on Monday when the team placed Stephen Strasburg on the DL with a sore right elbow. EVERYBODY FREAK OUT! Strasburg’s […]

Yankees asked Braves for Mike Foltynewicz, Ender Inciarte in Brian McCann deal

The New York Yankees did well in their efforts at rebuilding in advance of last Monday’s trade deadline. With the impending retirement of Mark Teixeira and the release of Alex Rodriguez, their rebuild is going to be in an even better place. One highly-paid veteran that hasn’t been moved is catcher Brian McCann. The Braves […]

Barry Bonds got ejected in a game against the Giants

San Francisco Giants legend, and current Miami Marlins hitting coach, Barry Bonds was ejected from Wednesday afternoon’s Giants-Marlins game at Marlins Park for arguing about the strike zone. I’m curious if this is Bonds’ first ejection as a coach – I’m assuming it is, considering it’s his first year as a coach in the majors. […]

Tommy La Stella still hasn’t reported to the minors for the Cubs

Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella was demoted to AAA on July 29th. He still hasn’t reported to the Iowa Cubs because he’s apparently quite upset about the demotion, despite the fact that it was just a baseball move and that he’d be back in the majors with Chicago sooner rather than later. According to CBS […]