San Diego Padres Josh Bell wins NL Silver Slugger at DH

Josh BellImage: Getty Images At the end of October, MLB announced their finalists for the Gold Glove awards. Every MLB fan collectively put palm to face at the sight of Juan Soto being named a finalist for the NL right field Gold Glove. Thankfully, he didn’t win the award. MLB coaches and managers dodged a … Read more

Deadspin’s totally real, end of MLB season awards

Best Pitching Performance by a Position Player — Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals Image: Getty Images For nearly two decades, we’d watched Yadier Molina crouched behind the plate, playing in over 2,000 games as the St. Louis Cardinals All-Star backstop. In a season that has served as a retirement tour for Albert Pujols, Molina, and … Read more

Guardians, Phillies, Mariners, Padres get Ws

Mad Max had a day to forget, but the Mets aren’t out just yetImage: Getty Images Every lower seed but Tampa won on the opening day of the 2022 MLB playoffs. The Guardians, Phillies, Mariners, and Padres all hold 1-0 advantages and could send their opponents fishing today with another W. The new playoff format … Read more

Rays, Guardians, Mariners, Blue Jays, Phillies, Cardinals, Padres, Mets

Image: Getty Images GAME 1: Today at 12:07 p.m. EST TV: ESPN These are two of the most well-managed teams in baseball, which makes this one of the most intriguing series of the opening round. Of every team in the playoffs, these two hit the fewest home runs during the regular season. That said, they have … Read more

Deadspin’s MLB National League award winners

Image: Getty Images This is a two-horse race, and while Atlanta’s Michael Harris is the favorite to win the award currently (-320 odds), I’m giving the edge to Spencer Strider. Strider’s impeccable mustache is the main reason I’m leaning in his favor, but aside from the gorgeous facial hair, Strider led all National League rookie … Read more

Albert Pujols homer-happy as he makes MLB history

Albert Pujols has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball the second half of the season.Photo: Getty Images Last night, Albert Pujols lit baseball Twitter on fire, smacking his 699th and 700th career home runs in the same game, the same feat he accomplished for his 499th and 500th home runs. It’s been an … Read more

Albert Pujols hits 700th career home run as a St. Louis Cardinal

Albert Pujols joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Babe Ruth as the only players to hit 700 homersImage: Getty Images I never know how to write about the teams or players I like. I could pen 2,500 words on Albert Pujols in 20 minutes, literally breaking Mavis Beacon records along the way, and none of … Read more

Albert Pujols Hits 700th Home Run, Joins MLB’s Exclusive Club

LOS ANGELES (AP) — St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run, connecting for his second drive of the game and becoming the fourth player to reach the milestone in major league history as the Cardinals routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-0 Friday night. Playing the final days of his last big league … Read more

Cardinals’ Albert Pujols becomes just fourth player to hit 700 home runs

St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols hit his 700th career home run on Friday night, connecting for his second drive of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and becoming the fourth player to reach the milestone in major league history. The 42-year-old Pujols hit No. 699 in the third inning, then launched No. 700 … Read more