The 2021 miracle team continues to run away with the AL East
2021 Cy Young Award winner Jose Berrios off to a sizzling start
Never heard of Yermin Mercedes? No reason you should have before today. He’s a 28-year-old rookie catcher/DH for the White Sox. He played in the minors from 2011-2019. Last year he subbed in one game for the ChiSox. Yesterday he started a game for the first time at the major league level. All he did…… Continue reading Cap Tip to Yermin Mercedes
MLB has responded to Georgia’s new voting law by announcing Atlanta is losing its chance to host the All Star Game this year. It has not been decided where the game, and MLB draft, will be instead. The Dodgers were supposed to host last year, but they have been awarded next year’s game to replace…… Continue reading 2021 All Star Game Being Moved
When I was a kid, I looked forward to watching “This Week in Baseball” every week, hosted by the late, great Mel Allen. As an Army brat in Germany, that and NBC’s Game of the Week were the only baseball viewing I got on Armed Forces Television. I loved Allen’s “How about that?” line when…… Continue reading How About That?
It’s Opening Day. It’s a new season. It’s baseball. All 30 teams are going to be in action. Everything is as it should be. Except… there are not one but two proverbial Swords of Damocles hanging over this season. The first is the coronavirus pandemic that is still not over even though hoards of people…… Continue reading Opening Day 2021
Last week the Royals signed catcher Salvador Perez to an $82M, four year extension. It was the biggest contract in team history. That started me wondering about other teams’ record deals. So I decided to do a little digging. Some of the deals are surprising to me, some famous and some infamous. New York Yankees:…… Continue reading Every Team’s Most Expensive Contract
As you may recall, Angel Hernandez filed a lawsuit against MLB in 2017 alleging that he has not been promoted to a permanent crew chief position or worked a World Series since 2005 due to racial discrimination and personal animosity by Joe Torre. Today a federal court in New York ruled in MLB’s favor and…… Continue reading Angel Hernandez Strikes Out
The Marlins have sold naming rights to their stadium. It will be officially known as LoanDepot Park. That seems somehow…appropriate. It is as if the former Mets owners, the Wilpons, had named Citi Field “Ponzi Park.” Has a ring to it, doesn’t it?
Today I have the sad task of informing everyone that He Said, She Said will be on indefinite suspension. I’m sure many of you have seen the writing on the wall, but unfortunately, due to several factors, I won’t be able to keep up with writing the daily blog for the time being. I could…… Continue reading He Said, She Said On Indefinite Suspension
Okay, y’all have seen my division by division previews/predictions. Now is the time for me to take wild guesses at the awards, postseason and a couple other odds/ends. To be sure, I think awards predictions are a fool’s errand and always recommend picking “the field” if actually putting money down on awards. I also tend…… Continue reading Preview 2021: Nostradumbass Edition
I finish my 2021 division preview posts with the NL West. I left them for last because it seems to be the most anticipated race by many. The Dodgers and Padres could be the two best teams in the NL, maybe even MLB. Of course, that also means one will have to go the wild…… Continue reading Preview 2021: NL West
The season starts this coming week, so I guess I better finish these up. Last year this division was a three team race, but I believe it is now just two. However, every team in the division at least has a reason to watch them. As always, I address each team in the order in…… Continue reading Preview 2021: AL Central
Hey fam. Prof here. With a heavy heart, I am announcing a leave of absence from FI. I am recovering from Covid-19 and unfortunately developed Long Covid. I can barely work a regular job, much less prep, prepare, and write a daily blog post. I am exhausted every single day, in immense pain, and my…… Continue reading A Brief Hiatus
The NL East, particularly the Mets and Nationals, had a busy offseason and should be overall stronger this year. As always, I address each team in the order I expect them to finish. Washington Nationals. First, players back from injury…Stephen Strasburg (who’s looked good this spring), Starlin Castro, and Seth Romero. Then there’s players who…… Continue reading Preview 2021: NL East