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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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Colby Lewis imploding after hopeful start to 2015

The last week and a half has been quite good to the Texas Rangers. Winners of eight of their last ten games, they have moved to within striking distance of a Wild Card spot. They took two of three from Boston and swept the Yankees on the road. P...

Chicago White Sox Demoting Micah Johnson a Curious Ordeal

Usually, for a player to earn a demotion, he has to be a consistent liability. As a hitter, maybe you’re in an 0-17 slump with 14 strikeouts and you’ve never really proven yourself at the Major League level. For a pitcher, maybe you&#...

Minnesota Twins’ Paul Molitor is outfoxing the field

Few would have pegged the Minnesota Twins to be doing what they are doing this season late in May. With a rookie skipper in Paul Molitor, the absence of Joe Mauer‘s once impactful bat over the last couple seasons and the two prized free age...

Alberto Callaspo nixes potential Braves-Dodgers swap

The Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers were apparently on the verge of a deal that would have featured a swap of veteran infielders Alberto Callaspo and Juan Uribe. Callaspo was even removed from Monday’s lineup in anticipation of a pos...

Michael Brantley the most Underrated Player in Baseball?

If you google the phrase “best players in baseball” you’ll turn up a wide array of names past and present. But one name I guarantee you will not turn up is Cleveland Indian‘s Michael Brantley. Michael Brantley was third in...

A.J. Burnett, Pittsburgh Pirates jive well together

Veteran pitcher A.J. Burnett has a career ERA of 3.98 spread out over his 16-plus seasons as a big leaguer. His splits when in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform versus when he is not are rather staggering: .577 WPCT and 3.14 ERA compared to marks of ....

Struggling Strasburg must alter approach

While Bryce Harper tears the cover off every ball he sees, the Washington Nationals‘ other former Number 1 overall draft pick is not faring nearly as well. Stephen Strasburg is sporting an ugly 6.50 ERA through nine starts. Alarm bells are ...

AL East a division of musical chairs in 2015

The Baltimore Orioles (19-22) and Toronto Blue Jays (20-26) are the only teams in the American League East that have not sat atop the division standings alone. Now, entering the final week of May, the first place Tampa Bay Rays (24-21) and the la...

From Janitor to MLB Power-House, Evan Gattis Found the Perfect Home in Houston

Now known as the ‘White Bear,’ Evan Gattis doesn’t have your prototypical “highschool to college to drafted to minors to majors” story. While it may have all those pieces, it also had pieces in between where he soug...


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