MLB

Sports Photo

Good Luck With That

Sports PhotoBrewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress dismissed the Dodgers as “lucky” after the Dodgers evened up their NLCS at a game each. SC’s Jeff Kallman says it’s not a good idea to give the others bulletin board fodder. Complete Story

Sports Photo

Will Milwaukee Be the Latest to Reverse the Curse?

Sports PhotoWe’ve seen long-suffering franchises take home titles in each of the last three postseasons. SC’s Steve Brenna has his eye on the Brewers to continue the trend. Complete Story

One Rookie Skipper Out-Generals the Other

Sports PhotoRed Sox manager Alex Cora didn’t hesitate to push his buttons when Games 3 and 4 of the ALDS demanded it, and Yankee manager Aaron Boone did hesitate, in the wrong moments, helping send the Red Sox to the ALCS, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

Two Relievers, Four Mistakes, Two Sweeps

Sports PhotoNeither Rockies reliever Scott Oberg nor Indians reliever Trevor Bauer’s non-pitching mistakes should be blamed for their teams being swept out of their respective division series, says SC’s Jeff Kallman. Complete Story

A Best of One Series? Really?

Sports PhotoMajor League Baseball began — and ended — its “best of one” Wild Card “Series” in both leagues this week. This is ill-advised for a variety of reasons, according to SC’s Anthony Brancato, who offers a logical alternative — a best-of-three series. Complete Story

The Wright Farewell

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeff Kallman says farewell to Mets captain David Wright, whose body blocked him from consummating a full Hall of Fame career. He said farewell this weekend with the same class as he showed playing the game before the injuries eroded him. Complete Story

Triumph For the Baby Braves

Sports PhotoPerhaps a year ahead of what was anticipated for them, the resurgent young Atlanta Braves clinched the NL East this past weekend. But SC’s Jeff Kallman says the Braves won’t find the postseason so simple, no matter their enthusiasm. Complete Story

Why the AL MVP Race is Far From Over

Sports PhotoJ.D. Martinez has taken center stage as baseball’s premier slugger in 2018, but SC’s Steve Brenna believes his path to American League MVP is not as clear as it may seem. Complete Story

If You Can’t Beat Him, Drill Him: Chickenfish Pitcher

Sports PhotoJose Urena drilling Ronald Acuna, Jr. on the elbow on his first pitch of the night Wednesday was cowardice at minimum. SC’s Jeff Kallman says he needs to be docked post haste, and baseball needs to send a message about throwing at hitters. Complete Story

For What it’s Werth

Sports PhotoNow-retired Jayson Werth wasn’t quite ready to call it a career last winter, but his uber-agent Scott Boras’s dubious hurry-up-and-wait advice to Werth and other free-agent clients did him no favors. Complete Story

More MLB Commentary

08.14.18 Rocking the Bote By Jeff Kallman
08.13.18 Why Does Major League Baseball Ignore the South? By Anthony Brancato
08.07.18 The New Boston Massacre By Jeff Kallman
07.19.18 MLB All-Star Game: Long Balls, Punchouts, and a Stink Bomb By Jeff Kallman
07.16.18 Lesser Known Stars Take Derby Stage, and That’s Okay By Steve Brenna
06.27.18 Are Strikeouts Killing Baseball? By Scott Huntington
06.18.18 MLB Grandpa Wants Cards For Granddaughters By Jeff Kallman
06.11.18 Altuve in Midst of Historic Run By Steve Brenna
06.01.18 The Mets’ Arson Squad Strikes Again By Jeff Kallman
05.18.18 Sorry, the Supreme Court Doesn’t Help Rose By Jeff Kallman
05.18.18 This Blast Was For Mom By Jeff Kallman
05.08.18 Albert Pujols at 3,000 By Brad Oremland
05.07.18 Injuries, Indifference, Self-Immolation Exile Harvey By Jeff Kallman

Featured Site