Off the Bench recently ran a post titled Former College Hitting Coach Breaks Down Jason Heyward’s Swing. Seeing as I love Jason Heyward and it was MY former college hitting coach doing the breakdown, I gave it a close read. I...
The 2017 season is a critical for not only the Kansas City Royals, but also for first baseman Eric Hosmer. It's his final year prior to hitting free agency, and he's already built an impressive resume with his seventh big league...
With everyday that passes, we’re getting closer to the end of Spring Training. That doesn’t just mean that it’s time for the season to start. It also means some big-time decisions need to be made by the San Francisco Giants...
What's the key to an MLB team beating out their competition en route to securing a division title? There are a lot of variables that go into a potential postseason run, but it's almost always centered around pitching -- both...
Off The Bench’s season previews this year are being run a bit differently. We'll runa divisional preview for each of baseball’s 6 divisions, and a spotlight on the most interesting team in each division. The spotlight does not necessarily have...
Jason Heyward is 6’5” 240 Lbs; he’s a plus runner with plus bat speed, a plus arm, a plus defender, and apparently off-the-charts makeup. He’s been a top prospect since he was drafted. He looked like a future super star...
Like a fine wine, Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has gotten better with age. He had consistently been a force in the middle of the Texas Rangers’ lineup since becoming an everyday player in 2009, but he’s gone to another...
While there's a certain amount of joy in watching two baseball teams slug it out for nine innings, not much can beat a good old fashioned pitcher's duel. The game hums along at a nice pace (the commissioner definitely likes that) and...
The Los Angeles Angels entered the 2016 with a mountain of expectation. After finishing with the top record in baseball in 2014 and a respectable, if underwhelming 85-77 record in 2015 crashed and burned in 2016, finishing with the tenth...
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