Josh’s 9 Bold Predictions

By Josh: I have to admit I love reading and writing this type of article. It’s fun and if by some miracle one of the predictions come true there is some amazing bragging rights.  Last year I didn’t go too far out there with my predictions but this year I think I may be reaching…

Winter Meetings Tuesday Recap

NEWS The BBWAA passed a measure today mandating that all Hall of Fame ballots be made public starting in 2018. The Yankees announced that Derek Jeter’s number 2 will be retired on May 14th. He will also have a plaque in Monument Park.   TRANSACTIONS The Red Sox have acquired RHP Tyler Thornburg from the…

The Case for Manny Ramirez

By: William Earl Robinson Jr. This year is probably one of the most interesting votes in hall of fame history. Why? Well there are one hundred fewer voters this year than there were last year and when you are talking about 550 down to 450 that are about 18% of the voters that have now…

Thanks Big Papi

By: Mike Carter By now everyone witnessed the shrugged shoulders and tears of David Ortiz as his storied career ended this week at the hands of the never-say-die Cleveland Indians. The numbers are staggering. A career .286 batting average, 541 home runs, 1,768 RBI and an OPS of .931. Big Papi topped it off in…

David Ortiz Says Farewell

By Josh: Last night as the final out was recorded in the Indians vs Red Sox series, a career came to an end. For an entire season all of baseball has known that David Ortiz was going to retire. Despite having a season worthy of winning the MVP, Ortiz never changed his decision to retire…

NLDS/ALDS Predictions

By: Kelly NLDS: Los Angeles Dodgers (91-71) at Washington Nationals (95-67) I didn’t even pick the Dodgers to make the playoffs this year and I’m the biggest Dodgers fan I know. Dodgers figured out how to win when Kershaw got hurt and that could help them big in this year’s playoffs. Nationals have no Strasburg,…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 30-Dec 5

NEWS The Marlins have officially name all-time HR leader Barry Bonds to be their hitting coach with Frank Menechino as the assistant hitting coach. The Padres have named Mark McGwire as their new hitting coach. He had held the same job with the Dodgers the last 3 seasons. Bob Geren is leaving the Mets to…