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Name: Call to the Pen
Description: Covers baseball in general for FanSided MLB
URL: http://calltothepen.com
RSS Feeds: Baseball - http://calltothepen.com/feed/
Related Team(s): General
Related Sports(s): Baseball
Date Added: 2011-11-02 20:45:08
  
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Miami Marlins are suing their own season ticket holders

The Miami Marlins organization has stooped to a new low after suing season ticket holders for backing out of deals with the team. The Miami Marlins are off to a 23-22 start to the season, but they have been in the national news for the wrong reas...


MLB Draft Names to Know: The Catchers

In this year’s MLB Draft, the catcher position has quite a bit of depth. Can any of these players become major league stars? We’ll go straight into this list today as there are plenty in one of the deepest catching classes in many yea...


Diamondbacks Archie Bradley Highlights MiLB Weekly Awards

Minor League Baseball’s weekly award winners feature some dominant pitching and heavy hitting from the previous week down on the farm. From the International League all the way down to the South Atlantic League, there were performances in t...


Toronto Blue Jays: What does Travis’ early activation mean?

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki tweaked his right quadricep stealing second base in a game versus the Yankees yesterday. He’s out of the lineup tonight and is listed as day-to-day for the time being. It was merely hours ago that...


New York Yankees: This Is Their “Rebuild”

You may not realize it, but the New York Yankees are going through their version of a “rebuild” and are finding ways to win ball-games and stay relevant all at the same time. If I were to tell you that since May 4th the New York Yanke...


Mock MLB Draft: Projecting the First 41 Picks, Version 2

Mock MLB Draft: 1-10 We’ll follow up last week’s Mock with a second version, with a few big changes near the top: 1. Philadelphia Phillies 2. Cincinnati Reds 3. Atlanta Braves 4. Colorado Rockies 5. Milwaukee Brewers 6. Oakland Athlet...


Miami Marlins’ Marcell Ozuna building impressive streak of his own

While Jackie Bradley Jr. continues to extend his hitting streak, Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins is working on his own notable feat. Jackie Bradley Jr. isn’t the only MLB player maintaining an impressive streak right now. Miami Marlins c...


Detroit Tigers: Francisco Rodriguez Records His 400th Save

Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez has reached another milestone in his excellent career, notching his 400th save last night. It was a breezy 71 degrees in Detroit as Francisco Rodriguez began his all-too-familiar trot out from the bullpen...


Seattle Mariners’ Cano leads decorated group at second base

The Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano and Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia are the faces of a grizzled and successful group of second baseman. The penultimate weekend of August in 2006 was a portentous time for second baseman in Major Le...


MLB Rundown: It’s Time to Place your (Mookie) Betts

Now that we’re at the quarter mark of the season, let’s take a trip around the MLB and see what players and teams are making news. We start off in Boston, where the Red Sox have placed their Betts on Mookie. As if the Boston Red Sox n...


New York Mets Ace Matt Harvey Is Reeling

Three straight bad outings by Matt Harvey has the New York Mets and fans wondering what is wrong. New York Mets ace Matt Harvey was torched again Tuesday night by the Washington Nationals. As he struggled with command in the fourth inning, solo ...


Braves Babe Ruth Hits Final Three Home Runs of Career

Babe Ruth is fondly remembered for his powerful exploits with the New York Yankees, but his career ended with the Boston Braves. On this day in 1935, with his career winding down, Ruth provided a reminder of the player he once was, hitting the fi...


Padres Legend Tony Gwynn’s Family Files Lawsuit

It has almost been two years since San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn succumbed to salivary gland cancer, often attributed to intemperate tobacco use. Now, Gwynn’s family wants those responsible held accountable. As if working in the publi...


Minnesota Twins Players Crying Foul With Broadcasters

Minnesota Twins players are reportedly having issues with negative comments from broadcasters. While Minnesota Twins fans have endured the Dick Bremer and Bert Blyleven pairing on broadcasts for years, surviving the broadcasts while also stomachi...


Milwaukee Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson a bright spot in league’s worst rotation

The Milwaukee Brewers may have the worst starting staff in baseball, but Jimmy Nelson has been quietly putting together a strong season. You could point to a variety of reasons as to why the Milwaukee Brewers are currently one of the worst teams ...


New York Mets Won’t Replace Lucas Duda Internally

Tasked with replacing Lucas Duda, the New York Mets will likely look outside of the organization for a sensible solution. The New York Mets on Monday placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back. ...


Boston Red Sox Carson Smith To Have Tommy John Surgery

Boston Red Sox reliever Carson Smith needs surgery after an MRI Tuesday morning. Boston Red Sox reliever Carson Smith will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday on his right elbow in New York. Smith, who came to the Red Sox via a trade with the Seat...


Los Angeles Angels: Albert Pujols Ties Rafael Palmeiro on Home Run List

Albert Pujols may not be the same player he once was, but the Los Angeles Angels slugger is still making his presence felt in the record books. When the Los Angeles Angels signed Albert Pujols they knew they were getting a player that would leave...


Miami Marlins Ichiro Suzuki On Cusp of Being New Hit King

Pete Rose may be the all time hit leader, but Miami Marlins fourth outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is rapidly closing in on his total. Last night, Ichiro Suzuki had four more hits for the Miami Marlins, raising his major league total to 2960 hits in hi...


MLB: Will We Ever See Another Pitcher Reach 300 Wins?

In baseball lore, pitchers with 300 career wins are the rarest of the rare. Are there any current MLB hurlers who could make a run to join the list? When Randy Johnson won his 300th game on June 4, 2009, he became just the 24th pitcher in big lea...


San Diego Padres: A tale of two Upton’s

While Justin regresses in Detroit, the San Diego Padres find themselves sitting pretty as brother Melvin Upton Jr. reclaims his form from seasons past. The brothers Upton have been a curious case study to follow in terms of the contrasting charac...


MLB Injury Updates: Tigers Woes, Mike Trout Exits Early

Although the MLB season is only nearing June, there have already been several major injuries to stars around the league.  Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber went down for the season in April; Los Angeles Angels’ ace Garrett Richards joine...


Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies Play First Night Game

Night games are commonplace in Major league Baseball these days, to the point where a day game outside of Wrigley Field during the week is a rarity. However, that was not always the case, as the first night game in MLB history was played on this ...


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