5:17 AM EDT, Mon July 04, 2022
11 hours ago

New York Yankees send Manny Banuelos to Pittsburgh Pirates

Manny Banuelos certainly deserved a chance. He had performed well during his brief stint in the New York Yankees bullpen this year, finally appearing for the team that he was a top prospect with so long ago. However, he was the victim of a roster crunch, and as he was out of options, designated for […] New York Yankees send Manny Banuelos to Pittsburgh Pirates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
12 hours ago

Oscar Mercado back with Cleveland Guardians

Oscar Mercado did not spend much time away from the Cleveland Guardians. He had been designated for assignment back on June 21 and was claimed by the Philadelphia Phillies on June 27. Considering the Phillies desperately needed outfielders, especially ones that could play in center, that move made sense. There was a chance that he […] Oscar Mercado back with Cleveland Guardians - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
14 hours ago

New York Mets were right to be concerned with Kumar Rocker

The Kumar Rocker situation was a mess by any team’s standards. The New York Mets had selected him with the tenth pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, building their entire draft strategy around the selection. They had planned to hand him a $6 million signing bonus, an amount far above the slot for that pick. […] New York Mets were right to be concerned with Kumar Rocker - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
15 hours ago

Atlanta Braves: Picturing the possibilities for a City Connect uniform

With another wave of Nike City Connect uniforms introduced during the 2022 season, it’s never too early to start thinking about what the Atlanta Braves City Connect uniform might look like when it is unveiled in the future. Some ideas on what the Nike City Connect uniforms could look like for the Atlanta Braves When […] Atlanta Braves: Picturing the possibilities for a City Connect uniform - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
17 hours ago

NL East: A mid-term front office assessment of the 5 teams

The New York Mets have dominated the NL East, and first-year general manager Billy Eppler’s front office is a big part of the reason why. Blessed with the game’s largest payroll, Eppler’s front office has created the premier turnaround in the National League through the first half of the 2021 season. Based on data through […] NL East: A mid-term front office assessment of the 5 teams - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

Brian Cashman found another hidden gem for the New York Yankees

Absolutely no one paid any attention when the New York Yankees brought Ron Marinaccio back to the majors in May. He was a 19th round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, serving in a middle relief role as he climbed through the system. It is a role that he has taken on in the majors […] Brian Cashman found another hidden gem for the New York Yankees - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
20 hours ago

Boston Red Sox pitcher stirs up Chicago Cubs fans with comment

After pitching for the first time at historic Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox starter Josh Winckowski didn’t sound very impressed with the Friendly Confines. Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Winckowski didn’t hold back on his feelings about how Fenway Park ranks higher than Wrigley Field Despite allowing just one earned run […] Boston Red Sox pitcher stirs up Chicago Cubs fans with comment - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
21 hours ago

Atlanta Braves considered potential favorites for Jacob deGrom

The final two months of the 2022 season could be key for Jacob deGrom. He has an opt-out clause at the end of the year, allowing him to forego his $32.5 million salary for 2023 to enter free agency. However, he will need to get on the mound for the Mets in order for that […] Atlanta Braves considered potential favorites for Jacob deGrom - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 2, 2022

San Diego Padres: Joe Musgrove destined for free agency

There was hope that the San Diego Padres and Joe Musgrove would come to an agreement on a long term deal. Although the two sides were unable to come to agree during the Padres’ first offer in April, the two sides continued to talk. The hope was that, eventually, an extension would happen. Those hopes […] San Diego Padres: Joe Musgrove destined for free agency - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 2, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates make history again on Friday

The 2022 Pittsburgh Pirates may not be a playoff team, but they are a historic one. It all began with a spot start from Jerad Eickhoff. He was pummeled for ten runs in his 4.1 innings, making him the first pitcher since Chubby Dean in 1940 to have consecutive starts with ten or more runs […] Pittsburgh Pirates make history again on Friday - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 2, 2022

Which MLB player has hit the most home runs on his birthday?

Certainly not every Major League Baseball player celebrates his birthday during baseball season, and not every MLB slugger connects for a home run on his birthday even when it does fall on a day when he is playing. However, in MLB history, there are a few hitters who have celebrated their special day with several […] Which MLB player has hit the most home runs on his birthday? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 2, 2022

Baltimore Orioles: Surprisingly good bullpen targeted at trade deadline?

For the first time since 2016, the Baltimore Orioles are not a bad team. They aren’t a playoff team yet either, but are leaps and bounds better than any team they put on the field in the last five seasons. In June, the Baltimore Orioles went 14-12, marking the first time since August 2017 that […] Baltimore Orioles: Surprisingly good bullpen targeted at trade deadline? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 2, 2022

New York Mets keep treading water with starting rotation

It seemed as though the New York Mets were getting closer to having the starting rotation they envisioned at the start of the season. After trading for Chris Bassitt and signing Max Scherzer in free agency to improve the front of their rotation behind Jacob deGrom, the Mets appeared to be in great shape moving […] New York Mets keep treading water with starting rotation - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 2, 2022

New York Yankees: Possibilities for a City Connect uniform design

With the San Diego Padres unveiling the final Nike City Connect uniform design for the 2022 season, baseball fans are already looking ahead to next season and the possibility of the New York Yankees donning their own City Connect uniforms … and what they might look like. What could the Nike City Connect uniforms look […] New York Yankees: Possibilities for a City Connect uniform design - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jul 2, 2022

3 outfielders for New York Yankees to target at trade deadline

The New York Yankees are not hiding their preference for the trade deadline. According to reports, the Yankees are targeting outfield help at the trade deadline. Considering Joey Gallo has been a disaster and Aaron Hicks has not been much better, it is understandable that the outfield would be a focal point. Add in the […] 3 outfielders for New York Yankees to target at trade deadline - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More