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Name: Call to the Pen
Description: Covers baseball in general for FanSided MLB
URL: http://calltothepen.com
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Related Team(s): General
Related Sports(s): Baseball
Date Added: 2011-11-02 20:45:08
  
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Cleveland Indians History: Get These Snakes Off This Train

If someone was to have created ‘Snakes on a Plane’ in the 1940’s, it would have been ‘Snakes on a Train.’ That situation happened on this day in 1947, when Cleveland Indians infielder Jackie Price let two snakes free...


Chicago White Sox: Matt Davidson Deserves Chance At DH

The Chicago White Sox need to see what they have in Matt Davidson and use him as their designated hitter. The Chicago White Sox have many holes to fill before returning to a playoff contender, but one they need to fill this year is at DH. Jose A...


MLB: Most Interesting Man in Baseball – Part III

Over the course of the past week or so, we have been trying to determine the Most Interesting Man in Baseball. In Part I of our series, we discussed what makes the Most Interesting Man in Baseball much harder to define than Best Player in Basebal...


MLB Top Ten Outfield Prospects for 2017

With the season just around the corner, who are the top 10 outfield prospects in MLB? An Introduction These lists will be coordinated by Benjamin Chase, one of our MLB contributors at Call to the Pen. Ben reviewed each MLB organization’s to...


Chicago White Sox: Carlos Rodon Expected to Start Season on DL

The Chicago White Sox’s already weak starting rotation took a hit to start the season. On the same day the Chicago White Sox announced Jose Quintana as their Opening Day starter, they also announced that they expect Carlos Rodon to start ...


MLB: Top Four Starting Pitcher Trios Heading into 2017

It’s hard for a team to win a championship without good starting pitchers. Here are four MLB teams with a trio of top starters. Almost every MLB team has a defined ace to lead its staff. What makes a good team better, though? Having multip...


Cleveland Indians Completing Contract Extension with Jose Ramirez

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly close to a four-year extension with Jose Ramirez, making a long-term commitment to the infielder after a breakout year. The Cleveland Indians aren’t wasting much time in rewarding Jose Ramirez for last y...


Detroit Tigers: J.D. Martinez Expected to Miss 3-4 Weeks

The Detroit Tigers will reportedly open the season with one of their best hitters on the disabled list. Over the offseason, Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez was the subject of trade chatter. To the surprise of some, the Tigers did not e...


Colorado Rockies 2017 Season Preview

No matter what a team’s expectations are entering a season, each spring brings hope for the fan base. This spring, the Colorado Rockies and their fans had some high hopes of reaching the postseason for the first time since winning 92 games ...


Oakland Athletics: Kendall Graveman Named Opening Night Starter

Kendall Graveman will be on the mound for the Oakland Athletics on Opening Night. Even with two rotation spots still up for grabs the Oakland Athletics have named Kendall Graveman as their Opening Night starter against the Los Angeles Angels on A...


Chicago White Sox Name Jose Quintana Opening Day Starter

The Chicago White Sox officially named Jose Quintana their 2017 Opening Day Starter. It should come as no surprise that the Chicago White Sox settled on Jose Quintana as their 2017 Opening Day starter against the Detroit Tigers on April 3. After ...


Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein the Greatest Leader in the World

Fortune Magazine has deemed Chicago Cubs’ President Theo Epstein the greatest leader in the world. A surprise to many, though, how can you argue it? Fortune Magazine published their annual list of the world’s greatest leaders from ...


Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton the Next Mariano Rivera?

The Baltimore Orioles Zach Britton was more than likely the best pitcher in baseball in 2016, despite the fact that he didn’t even finish in the top three in the Cy Young voting. In 2016, the then 28-year-old left-handed closer for the Balt...


Yankees History: Chick Fewster Loses Speech After HBP

Standing in the batters box without a batting helmet must have been an act of bravery at times. On this day in 1920, it nearly resulted in tragedy, when Yankees utility player Chick Fewster was hit in the head and knocked unconscious for ten minu...


Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera Still Nursing Back Injury

Detroit Tigers All-Star first baseman Miguel Cabrera is still being held out of the lineup with a back injury he suffered during the World Baseball Classic. With Opening Day right around the corner, many are wondering about the status of Detroit ...


Tampa Bay Rays Will Sign Derek Norris to One-Year Deal

The Tampa Bay Rays will have a new catcher behind the plate, and it’s Derek Norris. There was plenty of talk as to where Derek Norris may land. The Tampa Bay Rays were among those mentioned due to their current situation at catcher. Norris ...


MLB Top Ten Shortstop Prospects for 2017

With the season just around the corner, who are the top 10 shortstop prospects in MLB? An Introduction These lists will be coordinated by Benjamin Chase, one of our MLB contributors at Call to the Pen. Ben reviewed each MLB organization’s t...


Chicago Cubs Rumors: Matt Szczur Trade Should Happen

Riding the waves of championship success, the Chicago Cubs have never felt better. However, the latest Chicago Cubs rumors seems to indicate an easy decision. Recent Chicago Cubs rumors have surfaced that the Atlanta Braves are interested in brin...


Winners and Losers of the 2017 World Baseball Classic

While the United States took home the championship, many in the 2017 World Baseball Classic came out of the tournament for better or worse. After a roller coaster ride of excitement and heartbreak, the 2017 World Baseball Classic came to an end W...


Pittsburgh Pirates: Jung Ho Kang Reportedly Denied Visa to Enter U.S.

Infielder Jung Ho Kang might not play for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season after his visa request to enter the U.S. was reportedly denied. Jung Ho Kang‘s off-the-field woes continue, as the Pittsburgh Pirates infielder has reportedly been...


Dodgers Defeat Rangers 10-2: Kershaw K’s 11, Game Notes & Scouting Takeaways

Kershaw K’s 11, Utley and Segedin go deep en route to the Dodgers’ 10-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday. This is the first of a six-part scouting series. In addition to this Dodgers game, I will be covering the following games: C...


Boston Red Sox 2017 Team Preview

The Boston Red Sox rebounded from a tough 2015 campaign to win the American League East in 2016. Will they be able to keep up their potent offense without David Ortiz? After fielding the best offense in baseball last season while David Ortiz enj...


New York Yankees: Jordan Montgomery Should be in Starting Rotation

The New York Yankees have a ton of questions in their starting rotation. One of the answers should be left-hander Jordan Montgomery The New York Yankees came into spring training with questions for the back half of their starting rotation. They w...


New York Yankees Have Their First Baseman of the Future in Greg Bird

Wednesday morning New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi confirmed something that every New York Yankees fan and most devoted baseball fans already knew. The new starting first baseman for the New York Yankees will be (again, no big surprise) Greg ...


Kansas City Royals: Five Potential Landing Spots for Mike Moustakas

The Kansas City Royals core four has grown up. They’re getting too expensive, and Mike Moustakas is not the favorite. The Kansas City Royals changed the way general managers approach the game. There is no denying that. Their back-to-back ap...


Philadelphia Phillies Interested in Angel Pagan For Some Reason

The Philadelphia Phillies are a rebuilding team that has a habit of picking up flippable veterans during the offseason. The latest vet that they have been linked to is Angel Pagan. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Philadelphia Philli...


Seattle Mariners First Baseman Dan Vogelbach Sent to Triple-A

The Seattle Mariners sent first baseman Dan Vogelbach to Triple-A to start the season, making Danny Valencia the full-time starter for now. In a surprise move, the Seattle Mariner sent first baseman Dan Vogelbach to Triple-A to start the year. Vo...


Detroit Tigers History: Willie Hernandez Acquired in Trade

Sometimes, a trade makes all the difference in the world. On this day in 1984, the Detroit Tigers acquired Willie Hernandez, who became an immediate star. Willie Hernandez was a solid reliever for the Phillies and Cubs. He had spent some time clo...


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