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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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Chicago White Sox: Chris Sale scratched from start over uniform issue

Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale was scratched leading up to Saturday night’s start causing mass speculation as rumors abound. In a strange twist of events to tonight’s Chicago White Sox game versus the Detroit Tigers, Chicago’s...

Seattle Mariners: The Two Sides of James Paxton

You might be surprised to know the one variable that makes a lot of Seattle Mariners’ pitchers — James Paxton included — more efficient when on the mound. While Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino hasn’t been entirely ben...

MLB: Scott Boras disagrees with idea to limit relief pitcher appearances

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred floated the idea of putting limits on the use of relief pitchers this week, but the game’s top agent is staunchly opposed. Count agent Scott Boras among those who aren’t fans of MLB Commissioner Rob Manfre...

Colorado Rockies Hartford Yard Goats to Finish Year on Road

With a half-built new stadium and an impending court case coming, Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate the Hartford Yard Goats will be spending the remainder of the season on the road. In perhaps the least surprising announcement of the minor leag...

New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez meets with ownership

As Alex Rodriguez continues to struggle, New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner met with the aging slugger There have been rumors going around about the New York Yankees just taking a loss and eating the $28 million left on Alex Rodriguez’...

MLB: Hall of Famers that do not belong

There are 312 members of the MLB Hall of Fame. Yet, not all of those players inducted deserved to be enshrined. As Baseball’s Hall Of Fame enshrines the Class of 2016, let’s take a look at eight members whose statistics don’t be...

Chicago White Sox: 5 Reasons Chris Sale Won’t be Traded

  Is it possible that the Chicago White Sox will trade Chris Sale? Here’s why it is highly unlikely they will trade their ace starter. The Chicago White Sox have appeared to make a decision about the direction of their franchise in the...

San Diego Padres Shopping Melvin Upton

Coming off a solid first half, the San Diego Padres hope to cash in on Melvin Upton as the team rebuilds. The San Diego Padres are shopping outfielder Melvin Upton and may have a buyer with the Baltimore Orioles. In the middle of a bad season, fo...

Seattle Mariners Draft Bust Danny Hultzen to Retire

Danny Hultzen, who was drafted second overall in 2011, will reportedly retire after yet another setback in his recovery from several shoulder injuries. When the Seattle Mariners selected Danny Hultzen out of the University of Virginia in the firs...

Chicago White Sox Mark Buehrle Pitches Perfect Game

During his career, Mark Buehrle was known for his incredible durability and his remarkable command. He is also remembered for firing the 18th perfect game in Major League history, a game recalled for Chicago White Sox center fielder DeWayne Wise ...

MLB: Four Ideas To Actually Improve The Game

Commissioner Rob Manfred and ESPN’s Buster Olney both have ideas to change the game in MLB. What changes could baseball make that would actually benefit fans and players alike? On Thursday, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred ind...

MLB: The 5 Worst Players in Baseball

The five worst MLB players include three very expensive first basemen, a terrible shortstop, and a pitcher allowing home runs at a historic rate. A list of the five worst players in baseball is relative. We all know that any player in Major Leagu...

MLB: Pete Rose talks Hall of Fame, Ichiro at minor league game

On the eve of this year’s Hall of Fame induction, former MLB star Pete Rose was at a minor league game, meeting fans and discussing an array of topics. Even though Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred all but extinguished Pete Ros...

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza took different routes to the Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza took very different routes to the Hall of Fame. Griffey was dubbed “the natural” and was the first pick in the 1987 draft. Piazza wasn’t drafted until the 62nd round. They are two of the greatest ...

Baltimore Orioles: Hunter Harvey to have Tommy John

One of the Baltimore Orioles top picks in the 2013 draft, Hunter Harvey, has battled injuries since signing with the team. Orioles General Manager Dan Duquette announced that he will have Tommy John surgery this year. The Baltimore Orioles are a ...

Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon, the other outfield trade candidate in Colorado

Carlos Gonzalez’s name may be more prominent in trade rumors, but Charlie Blackmon is another outfielder the Colorado Rockies could look to move. When it comes to Colorado Rockies trade rumors, Carlos Gonzalez is the subject more often tha...

Philadelphia Phillies Tommy Joseph Showing Off His Might

The Philadelphia Phillies have been a pleasant surprise this season, and while they likely won’t be participating in the postseason festivities, there have been some nice bright spots for the club, like 25-year-old first baseman Tommy Josep...

Baltimore Orioles: Is Chris Tillman an Ace?

Chris Tillman has kept the Baltimore Orioles rotation together in 2016, but should the 28 year-old be considered in the upper echelon of starting pitchers in the American League? The Orioles had just lost four straight games, three of them to t...

MLB: Ranking the Best Fanbases in Baseball

  There are many different opinions, and many different rankings, and there may never be an official list. But today, we try to rank the MLB’s best fan bases. Some have tattoos, some have every jersey known to man, and others have let ...

Chicago White Sox Getting Ready To Sell at Deadline

The Chicago White Sox have had quite the roller coaster of a season so far. They currently sit at 46-48, which puts them in fourth place in the AL Central. After starting off the season hot, with a 24-12 record in the middle of May, but since the...

MLB Trade Targets: “Buy Low” Starting Pitchers

While fans of teams still in the playoff hunt have been subjected to daily rumors concerning the likes of Rich Hill, and every starting pitcher that the Tampa Bay Rays currently have in their organization, others have balked at the idea of over-p...

Colorado Rockies Minor League Coach Mike Coolbaugh Killed

Until recently, base coaches did not wear a helmet on the field. It took the tragic death of Mike Coolbaugh, who was the third base coach of the Colorado Rockies AA Tulsa Drillers, to institute that rule change. In Major League history, only one ...


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