When the Chicago White Sox acquired third baseman Todd Frazier from the Cincinnati Reds last winter, the organization's goal was to find some lineup protection for first baseman Jose Abreu. Frazier responded with a power surge he hadn't yet experienced during...
To any qualified observer—players, coaches, even the owners who refused to grant him an opportunity to pitch in the majors—Satchel Paige was among the greatest handful of pitchers to ever take a mound. In his youth, Paige dominated with an...
Now that spring is officially here (I measure seasons based on baseball, not some random tilt of the Earth's rotational axis), I wanted to post my way too premature prediction on what the Red Sox Opening Day roster will look...
You'd be hard-pressed to find a baseball fan who doesn't dig watching home runs. If you indeed dig them, the 2016 season was one of the best years to track the long ball in recent memory. There were 111 different players...
Thee Chicago White Sox to prospect standings were yanked from the basement of MLB’s farm systems all the way up to the spotlight after trading stars Chris Sale and Adam Eaton. For the first time in a long, long time,...
Part of the Koufax orthodoxy, of course, is his legend: Retired at 30, at the height of his game, the height of his fame. And then, gone. He never hawked a book, lent his name, or became an autograph factory. Never...
When you talk to Blue Jays Director of Player Development Gil Kim, one thing becomes readily apparent: the possessor of a strong work ethic himself, that quality is one of the first that he mentions when discussing the merits of...
When I first started thinking I’d like to write a book about the Milwaukee Brewers franchise moving from Seattle in 1970, I kept coming back to a simple question: Who were the original players, coaches, executives, and stadium workers? Not just their...
Making a name for yourself in the Miami Marlins outfield in recent years hasn't been all that easy, but Christian Yelich has found a way to carve out some attention for himself in South Beach. Probably not enough yet, though. It's tough when Giancarlo...
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