Sign stealing should keep Carlos Beltran out of baseball Hall of Fame

Should Carlos Beltrán be elected to the Hall of Fame?Image: Getty Images The 2023 MLB Hall of Fame ballots were sent out yesterday. This is a pretty weak set of contestants. Gone are the days of bickering over the eligibility of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling. Now, the argument becomes “Are there even … Read more

Awards for Odúbel Herrera, other underappreciated MLB players

Image: Getty Images The term five-tool player gets tossed around a lot in baseball. Anybody with that moniker will likely have a good shot at winning an MVP Award at some point in their career. We’re not looking at those players. We’re looking for a two-tool player at most, someone who can hit for average … Read more

Los Angeles Dodgers non-tender former NL MVP Cody Bellinger

From NL MVP in 2019 to non-tendered in 2022Image: Getty Images Prior to the start of the 2021 season, Dodgers’ outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger was considered one of the best baseball players on planet Earth. In his three full seasons with LA prior to 2021, he’d won NL Rookie of the Year, an NL MVP, … Read more

Aaron Judge defeats Shohei Ohtani for 2022 AL MVP

Where were the voters from that didn’t vote Judge in as MVP?Image: Getty Images You smell that? It’s coming from the Los Angeles area. And it stinks. When the American League MVP voting results were released on Thursday, something smelled awfully bad. Sure, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge easily beat defending AL MVP Shohei … Read more

Mike Trout finishing outside top 5 in AL MVP vote is a travesty

His greatness was overshadowed by his teammate, as well as Aaron JudgeImage: Getty Images Mike Trout missed 43 games this season, most of which were due to injury. Whether it was a rare back condition or rib cage inflammation, the three-time MVP was forced to miss a considerable amount of time in 2022. Still, despite … Read more

Yankee Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball is going up for auction

SEE YA!Image: Getty Images For those of you with nine figures of disposable income, you have a chance at owning Aaron Judge’s 62nd home run ball. The person who caught it, Cory Youmans, is putting the ball up for auction. He told ESPN’s Jeff Passan that he is going to sell the ball through Goldin … Read more

Should MLB do away with AL awards and NL awards?

Illustration: Getty Images It may be time to finally eliminate the charades known as the American and National League. Just tell it to the Judge — Aaron Judge. The Yankee slugger’s 62 home run season has been roundly celebrated as a new American League record. But there’s a good chance no one will ever break … Read more

Toronto Blue Jays trade Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle Mariners

Teoscar Hernandez is a MarinerIllustration: Getty Images It’s hard to not see the Toronto Blue Jays sitting in the catbird seat. It doesn’t feel like the Yankees are exactly poised to hold onto their seat atop the AL East, even if Aaron Judge returns. They don’t have the potential for growth that the Jays do, … Read more

FTX crash hits Tom Brady, Steph Curry for millions

Image: Getty Images No franchise took an even more humiliating blow than the Miami Heat, who terminated their 19-year naming rights deal with FTX a year after they agreed to a $135 million agreement to replace American Airlines as the official brand of the Heat’s home arena. It was small beans in comparison to the … Read more

The warm glow of MLB Hot Stove’s warming glow: AL Central

We continue our whip around the baseball offseason by looking at the American League’s worst division, which was won by a team that wasn’t even trying to win, the AL Central. Read more…