Each week our writers go round the table to give their thoughts on the biggest stories or questions in baseball. What team has the biggest needs to fill to be a contender once again in 2016? Isaac Marks- Baltimore Orioles: The Orioles are at a crossroads. They have some young cornerstones in Manny Machado, Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy and All-Star veterans like Adam Jones and Matt Wieters, but that’s not enough to contend. JJ Hardy is a decent shortstop, Jonathan Schoop is a young second baseman with some pop and recent acquisitions Mark Trumbo and Hyun-soo Kim fill in … Continue reading Writer’s Roundtable: Team With Biggest Offseason Needs
By Patrick Brewer, Managing Editor This is the first in a new weekly series that will be highlighting up and coming prospects from around Minor League Baseball. On December 2nd, the Padres made a trade with the Oakland Athletics, sending … Continue reading Weekly Prospect Spotlight: Jabari Blash
By Patrick Brewer, Managing Editor So far this offseason has truly been one to remember. While there are still quite a few big names left in free agency, most of the biggest names have already been signed. On the trade … Continue reading Top Five Trades of the Offseason So Far
By Adam Brown The ink is barely dry but the Dodgers have made their first big dip into the free agent pool this offseason, signing left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir to a 3-year $48 million deal. The rotation, an obvious glaring … Continue reading Scott Kazmir Signs with the Dodgers- Three Takeaways
By Patrick Brewer, Managing Editor Every year the Pittsburgh Pirates employ the same, or at least a similar, strategy. Given their small market status, and their inherent inability to spend big on free agents, the team scours the market for … Continue reading Doug Fister: The Next Pirates Project?
By Zach Bernard It was September 13, 1998. The Cubs were in the midst of a Wild Card race against the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Despite having one of the most hilariously, awful pitching staffs in recent team history, … Continue reading Cooperstown Breakdown: Sammy Sosa
Between December 28 and January 6, Call to the Bullpen’s Zach Bernard will analyze players on the 2016 Hall of Fame ballot, look at their career numbers, and determine their worthiness for baseball’s great museum. You see his name every … Continue reading Cooperstown Breakdown: Edgar Martinez