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  • power bat
    Diamondbacks' prospect O'Brien refining defensive skills
    There’s no need to tell catcher Peter O'Brien his top priority.While O'Brien attracted the Diamondbacks with his bat, a prevailing liability was his defensive play.Coming over from the New York Yankees in late July for Martin Prado,...
  • The Cardinals came up just short in their quest for the World Series.
    The 2014 Cardinal Report Card: Infielders
    The 2014 Cardinals exceed expectations with some of the set backs the team faced. They lost Yadier Molina for significant time. Youngster Michael Wacha missed half the season. Jaime Garcia could be finished. Allen Craig under performed and was...
  • Royals to stay hot?
    Will Royals or Giants suddenly go cold in World Series?
    The 2014 World Series pairs the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants right when they're playing their best baseball of the season. Although the Royals and Giants weren't World Series favorites at any part of the postseason, they...
  • Demolition of the Wrigley Field bleachers.
    Wrigley Field's expansion and renovation dubbed the 1060 Project
    If you’ve driven past Wrigley Field since the home season ended, you’ve seen the fencing that has been erected around the ballpark. You’ve noticed you cannot drive on Waveland or Sheffield avenues. And if you’ve found a...
  • Mike Matheny has the potential to be a good manager.
    The pros and cons of Mike Matheny
    Mike Matheny has become a polarizing figure in St. Louis. A majority of the fanbase either loves him or hates him. There are some very valid points on both sides of the argument.There is no denying that the Cardinals have been successful under...
  • Mike Matheny
    Three ways the Cardinals must evolve to advance
    The Major League Baseball playoffs are to some degree a matter of luck. For example, If Kolen Wong’s ground ball had been deflected a few feet further by Pablo Sandoval the Cardinals likely take the lead in game five of the National League...
  • Another Cuban Missile
    Iglesias makes debut in Arizona Fall League
    The Reds unveiled one of their top prospects on Monday in Mesa, Ariz., as Raisel Iglesias made his debut in the United States with stellar results.Iglesias, who is expected to pitch once more before heading to the Winter League in Puerto Rico,...
  • Jon Jay will have surgery this week.
    Cardinal news and notes: Jon Jay, Lance Lynn, and payroll
    The Cardinals held a press conference this morning with manager Mike Matheny and GM John Mozeliak. They discussed many different players and topics.Jon Jay will have surgery this week on his left wrist; the centerfielder has been battling the pain...
  • second Series MVP
    Giants will capture their third World Series title in five years
    Each year, no matter the sport or circumstances, a team emerges to capture hearts, minds and emotions.This time around, it’s the Kansas City Royals and their improbable to rise to the top of the baseball world has given hope to the dreams of...
  • Less Than Jake: Over 20 years and still doing it their way
    Less Than Jake: Over 20 years and still doing it their way
    Less Than Jake has been in the music biz for over 22 years. Their style of music can be classified as a mix of Punk, Ska and Reggae. While that caters to a wide variety of generations and people, it's rarely if ever heard on the radio. Unless...
  • Mike Matheny is a safe bet to be back in 2015.
    The St. Louis Cardinal to do list for 2015
    The Cardinals came up just shy of their World Series goal for the 3rd consecutive year on Thursday night, so it’s time to start focusing on next year. There are quite a few things the team needs to do to get back into the World Series, but...
  • Boston Red Sox may place OF Yoenis Cespedes on the trading block
    Boston Red Sox may place OF Yoenis Cespedes on the trading block
    Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, acquired in the blockbuster deal for Jon Lester, could have already seen his last days in a Boston Red Sox uniform. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe on Sunday, the Red Sox may be looking to...
  • Royals win the pennant
    History is against the Miracle Royals in the World Series
    The Kansas City Royals are the seventh team to sweep a best-of-seven league championship series (LCS). If history is an indication, the Royals are in trouble for the World Series. Of the previous six teams that swept a LCS, only the 1995 Atlanta...
  • Table
    A simple solution to determining World Series home field advantage
    As we approach another Fall Classic, we're again confronted with the rank stupidity of home-field advantage being determined by an exhibition game. The Kansas City Royals might get an extra home game because Mike Trout had a good day last July...
  • back in the bigs
    Diamondbacks finalize coaching staff
    Now that the logistics are out of the way, the job ahead is truly formidable.After cleaning house of the previous regime and naming Dave Stewart as general manager and Chip Hale as field manager in the last few weeks, Tony LaRussa, the...