2:44 PM EST, Wed January 20, 2021
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Blue Jays rumors: Michael Brantley joining George Springer

Blue Jays rumors: Michael Brantley reportedly agrees to deal After a quiet start to the offseason, Blue Jays rumors are springing (Springer-ing?) up all over the plate, with the latest reports having four-time All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley agreeing to terms with the Toronto Blue Jays, joining former Houston Astros teammate George Springer, who reportedly agreed […] Blue Jays rumors: Michael Brantley joining George Springer - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
2 hours ago

Rating Barry Bonds as an expansion-era left fielder

Unless you penalize him for steroid use, there’s no debate about who’s the most valuable left fielder of the Expansion Era. Barry Bonds is the obvious runaway choice. MLB Network personalities Brian Kenny and Bob Costas split on that premise during the fourth installment of the network’s Top 10 Right Now Tuesday. That episode included […] Rating Barry Bonds as an expansion-era left fielder - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
4 hours ago

New York Mets: Team won’t hire replacement GM this year

New York Mets won’t replace Jared Porter immediately The New York Mets sit in a unique position following news of the Jared Porter scandal. Porter, who operated as New York’s general manager for just 37 days, was fired Tuesday by new owner Steve Cohen. The firing took place after news broke that Porter sent crude […] New York Mets: Team won’t hire replacement GM this year - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
5 hours ago

MLB free agency: Four teams match selective Michael Brantley market

MLB free agency: What teams are a fit for Michael Brantley? George Springer has agreed to a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, which redirects the spotlight to his former teammate – Michael Brantley – as the top outfielder on the MLB free-agent market. Brantley has solidified himself as one of the purest hitters in […] MLB free agency: Four teams match selective Michael Brantley market - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester’s incredible consistency

When Jon Lester is remembered once his career has come to an end, it will be for his time with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. He was a part of three World Series winning teams, helping break the Cubs’ curse and establishing himself as a top of the rotation starter. Although he may […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester’s incredible consistency - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays ink George Springer in blockbuster move

The Toronto Blue Jays reportedly signed George Springer via free agency on Tuesday night. The biggest offseason push for the Toronto Blue Jays proved quite successful. On Tuesday night, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported the Blue Jays inked All-Star outfielder George Springer to a deal. Outfielder George Springer and the Toronto Blue Jays are in agreement […] Toronto Blue Jays ink George Springer in blockbuster move - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
19 hours ago

Baseball Hall of Fame: Remembering 300-game winner Don Sutton

The Baseball Hall of Fame took another tough loss Monday night when one of the underappreciated pitching aces of the 1960s and 1970s, Don Sutton, died Monday night. His son, Daron Sutton, announced his father’s death on social media. Sutton was 75 and had been fighting kidney cancer for more than a decade, according to […] Baseball Hall of Fame: Remembering 300-game winner Don Sutton - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
20 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: Three Players to Extend

The Atlanta Braves have a winning culture right now with three consecutive National League East championships. However, they have not yet reached their Mount Everest and won their first National League pennant since 1999. Braves manager Brian Snitker helped turn this club around. In his first season and a half, Snitker had a winning percentage […] Atlanta Braves: Three Players to Extend - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Blue Jays rumors: Tyler Chatwood in, Kirby Yates close to deal

Multiple Blue Jays rumors circulating about Tyler Chatwood, Kirby Yates The Toronto Blue Jays rumors are flying full speed with reports of right-hander Tyler Chatwood agreeing to a deal and former All-Star closer Kirby Yates reportedly engaged in serious discussions. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the Chatwood news Monday night. Tyler Chatwood has deal […] Blue Jays rumors: Tyler Chatwood in, Kirby Yates close to deal - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
23 hours ago

Steve Cohen shows that these are not the same ol’ Mets

Over the years, the phrase “Same Ol’ Mets” has come to mean different things. It has been a cry of frustration about the team not spending enough to get that missing piece. It has decried ownership, or an incompetent front office, or players not meeting expectations. No matter the reason, that phrase had come to […] Steve Cohen shows that these are not the same ol’ Mets - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2021

Washington Nationals rumors: Nats sign Jon Lester to 1-year deal

The Washington Nationals have reportedly agreed to a 1-year deal with left-hander Jon Lester, making him the second former Cub to D.C. this offseason. Jon Lester won’t get his wish of remaining with the Chicago Cubs, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some familiar faces around, according to the latest Washington Nationals rumors. Jeff […] Washington Nationals rumors: Nats sign Jon Lester to 1-year deal - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2021

New York Mets: Addition of Joey Lucchesi is a solid move

Joey Lucchesi is a solid depth pickup for the New York Mets. Credit to the New York Mets for keeping things interesting in what has otherwise been an uneventful MLB offseason. While much of the league sits idly by, Steve Cohen, Sandy Alderson, and the New York Mets have solidified the backend of their bullpen […] New York Mets: Addition of Joey Lucchesi is a solid move - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2021

Baseball Hall of Fame: Eligible active players destined for Cooperstown

The 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting will be announced Jan. 26, but there are a number of current players who are assembling impressive resumes. The highest honor is Major League Baseball is being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. There are expected to be roughly 400 ballots submitted and a […] Baseball Hall of Fame: Eligible active players destined for Cooperstown - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 19, 2021

Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia is not coming back

Although he has not yet officially retired, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not going to attempt another comeback. It has been four years since Dustin Pedroia was a regular part of the Boston Red Sox lineup. His hard-nosed style of play over the years had caught up with him as injuries began […] Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia is not coming back - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 18, 2021

Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka to Japan is a real possibility

The New York Yankees remain interested in bringing back Masahiro Tanaka, but there is a growing possibility that he returns to Japan. There has been a general lack of news surrounding Masahiro Tanaka to this point. The New York Yankees have reportedly remained interested in his services, but aside from that, there has not been […] Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka to Japan is a real possibility - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More