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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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MLB: Ten Worst Position Players in Baseball

Call to the Pen looks at the worst position players in the MLB that are still starting for their team on a regular basis. Baseball is a fickle sport. Because of the financial impact of long term contracts, many managers are forced by the front o...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Pederson off to familiar start in 2016

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson looks almost exactly the same now as he did at the same point in time last season. Your browser does not support iframes. At this time last season, it seemed as though Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc...

MLB Rumors: 5 pending FAs who lost money in April

MLB rumors start swirling the moment Opening Day comes and goes. Slow starts are one thing. Certainly, they can be overcome. But painstakingly slows starts in a contract year are another thing altogether. It’s the kind crippling production...

Houston Astros Bob Watson Scores MLB’s 1,000,000th Run

After over 100 years, Major League Baseball was rapidly approaching the one millionth run in history. Houston Astros Bob Watson managed to cross home plate just seconds ahead of Dave Concepcion to find his place in the record books. The countdown...

Bryce Harper Signs Big Extension With Under Armour

The legend of Bryce Harper continues to grow.  The 23-year-old reigning MVP signed the largest endorsement deal ever by an MLB player with Under Armour on Tuesday. Another move was made by Under Armour to further establish themselves as a major ...

J.J. Hardy Out Up To 8 Weeks With Broken Foot

After fouling a ball off his left foot in his second at bat on Sunday afternoon, Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has been told he has a fracture and will miss somewhere between four and eight weeks, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s R...

Boston Red Sox: Pablo Sandoval to miss rest of 2016

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval is reportedly having season-ending shoulder surgery after a disappointing start to the 2016 season. Pablo Sandoval signed a 5-year $95 million deal with the Boston Red Sox in 2014 after winning his thi...

Cincinnati Reds: Devin Mesoraco Has Torn Labrum

Devin Mesoraco had been off to a slow start this season with the Cincinnati Reds. Now, we may know why. On Monday the Cincinnati Reds announced that Devin Mesoraco has a torn labrum in his left shoulder. For now he’s been placed on the 15 ...

MLB Awards Watch: Top 5 NL Cy Young candidates through April

In terms of the MLB awards race, the first month of the season was a wild one for the National League with blowouts, comebacks, debuts, no-hitters and even near-no-hitters.  With all the money that went out this off-season to pitching, elite sta...

Red Sox Curt Schilling, ESPN Continue Feud

Former Red Sox starting pitcher and ESPN analyst Curt Schilling and his former employer are continuing their feud in a stunning display of immaturity on both sides. Curt Schilling has not exactly covered himself in glory since his days with the B...

MLB: Tim Lincecum showcase set for friday

MLB teams have been waiting for Tim Lincecum to work out since the start of free agency and they will finally get a chance to see what the former Cy Young has to offer this Friday. There have been rumors of Tim Lincecum working out for tea...

MLB Awards Watch: Top 5 AL ROY candidates thru April

Despite his dazzling rookie campaign last season, Houston’s Carlos Correa did not win the AL Rookie of the Year award in a landslide decision. 2015’s MLB awards watch was a close one in the AL ROY race, with Correa receiving 17.0 firs...

Philadelphia Phillies Issue First Intentional Walk

The intentional walk is commonplace these days, with hardly a day going by without several occurring. However, it took until 1899 and a suggestion from the Philadelphia Phillies Ed Delahanty before the first intentional walk was issued. Ed Delah...

Texas Rangers: Josh Hamilton setback clouds future

Knee pain forced Josh Hamilton out of his first minor league rehab game over the weekend. Is his window for a comeback closing? Josh Hamilton‘s path back to the major leagues just encountered another roadblock. The Texas Rangers outfielder...

MLB Awards Watch: Top 5 NL MVP candidates thru April

The first month of the season is always a strange one en route to the MLB awards showdowns.  You have perennial All-Stars that seemingly fall off a cliff, newcomers exploding onto the scene and a few veterans begin what will become career season...

Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto would rather retire than get paid for poor play

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto recently said he would rather choose retirement than make what is left on his contract if his poor play continues. The Cincinnati Reds are having a rough start to the 2016 MLB season. After finishing with ...

MLB Awards Watch: Top 5 AL Cy Young candidates thru April

With Major League Baseball’s All-Star voting starting earlier than ever, it’s never too soon to start thinking about MLB awards candidates for the league’s top awards.  This season has seen the rapid rise of many big name pitch...

MLB History: Ten Greatest Nicknames in Baseball History

The history of the MLB is littered with quite a few colorful nicknames. Let us take a look at the ten best sobriquets bestowed in baseball history. Nicknames have a special place in our society. Few people are called by their actual name, usually...

MLB Awards Watch: Top 5 NL ROY candidates thru April

With one-sixth of the 2016 season in the books, it’s time to start keeping an eye on the top MLB awards candidates. The National League has some exciting story lines unravelling right now before our eyes. The Colorado Rockies have a rookie...

MLB: Top 10 NFL players drafted in baseball

With the NFL Draft all wrapped up, it’s time we take a look at the best football players to be drafted by MLB teams. There is a rather strong connection between Major League Baseball and the National Football League when speaking in terms o...

Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs Pitch Duel No-Hitters

Pitching a no-hitter is difficult enough, as it has only been accomplished 295 times through today. A duel no-hitter through nine innings has only been accomplished once, as Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs and Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds m...

Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs Pitch Dual No-Hitters

Pitching a no-hitter is difficult enough, as it has only been accomplished 295 times through today. A dual no-hitter through nine innings has only been accomplished once, as Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs and Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds m...


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