The Royals are on the verge of returning to relevancy
Led by rookie Bobby Witt Jr. and several unheralded contributors like Nicky López, the Royals are slowly, but surely crawling back to respectability
Morning Mound Visit: Reds sign Tommy Pham to one-year deal
Arguably the best remaining free agent outfielder is off the board.
The Tigers are hungry for success
With some exciting additions and impressive, potentially game-changing prospects, Detroit is on the right track even if they are not favored to make the playoffs
Morning Mound Visit: Ghost runner rule reinstated
unloads clip "Why won’t you die!?"
Offensive woes will hold back elite pitching in Guardian’s maiden voyage
After their first sub-.500 season since 2012, the Guardians have done little to put together a lineup around superstar José Ramírez
Where Baseball Could Line Up In A Time Of Change
Its not about being "woke", but finding were you can start to do the work.
Hey, Ballplayer! You’ve always challenged the norm
Speaking out is always been a part of the National Pastime
When expectations aren’t low enough
Ursula Parson on MLB, Black Lives Matter, and performative activism
Morning Mound Visit: Rockies extend Ryan McMahon
McMahon signed a six-year, $70 million extension
AL Central Predictions
Projections give the White Sox a comfortable advantage, but the offseason is far from over.
Marty’s musings: The free agent floodgates are open
With the lockout over, it is now a sprint to fill out rosters and sign free agents.
Atlanta isn’t resting on its laurels
The reigning World Champions are making a solid push to defend their crown
Morning Mound Visit: MLB and MLBPA considering reinstating ghost runner rule
Just when you thought the nightmare was over
Is 2022 the year that Joe Girardi gets the Phillies back to the playoffs?
Blown saves were the hallmark of the 2021 Phillies, but their bullpen additions so far leave much to be desired.
Morning Mound Visit: Freddie Freeman signs six-year, $162 million deal with Dodgers
The Dodgers must be stopped
The New York Mets are building a championship-caliber team
With several high-profile acquisitions such as Max Scherzer, Chris Bassitt, Starling Marte, Mark Canha, Eduardo Escobar, and Adam Ottavino; New York is serious about winning it all
Morning Mound Visit: Matt Olson’s extension marks a new era for Atlanta
Olson signed an eight-year, $168 million extension with Atlanta on Tuesday.
NL East Cellar Dwellers: Washington Nationals 2022 season preview.
Having followed up their 2019 championship with back-to-back last place finishes, a third seems on the horizon in the nation’s capital.
The Marlins offense needs investment
Marlins have building blocks, but they need more
Morning Mound Visit: Reactions to Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez, and Matt Olson trades
The Reds continue their fire sale and the A’s lost a Matt
Marty’s musings: prepare for a tidal wave of transactions
After a near-100 day lockout, there’s lots to do before Opening Day.
NL East Predictions
Can Atlanta run it back or will the Mets overcome their chronic Metsness? Do the Phillies or Marlins have a shot?
Giants find replacement for Kevin Gausman in Carlos Rodón
The Giants desperately needed one more starter and they got the best available free agent.
The Misfits of the AL East: the Baltimore Orioles
In a division that saw four teams win over 90 games in 2021, the Orioles crashed and burned with the best of ‘em, and have more of the same in store for 2022
Morning Mound Visit: The hot stove is lit but no one wanted to admit they were tampering
With the lockout officially over, teams are welcome to sign free agents and make trades, but the bonanza didn’t kick off last night.
MLB and MLBPA agree to deal; lockout to end
The CBA still needs to be ratified, but that’s considered a formality at this point.
The Blue Jays enter 2022 with a chip on their shoulder
After narrowly missing a playoff berth, the Blue Jays appear ready to win the division outright.
Morning Mound Visit: MLB cancels another week of games
Opening Day won’t be until April 14 at the earliest
The Yankees are now the underdogs in the AL East
Although the Bronx Bombers remain a playoff-caliber team, they have a lot of competition in their division and need to make post-lockout moves to improve their chances
Morning Mound Visit: No deal yet, MLB extends deadline
The league and the union negotiated for 17 hours and will resume Wednesday morning
Unless Boston spends big, their luck will likely run out in 2022
By spending on some free agents post-lockout, the Red Sox can make-or-break their 2022. They are much more likely to go cheap than to go big.
Morning Mound Visit: MLB expected to cancel another week of games
MLB has given the union until this afternoon to accept a deal. If they refuse, it’ll hack another week off the season.
Tampa Bay Rays 2022 season preview
The defending AL East champs enter 2022 with another massive challenge
AL East Predictions
BtBS staff predicts the winner of the most hotly contested division in Major League Baseball
MLB is slowly killing its own sport
Baseball is losing a considerable number of fans thanks to the ongoing lockout and the owners’ unwillingness to come close to players’ demands
Morning Mound Visit: A $220 million CBT is too much for four owners
The owners of the Diamondbacks, Reds, Angels, and Tigers thought the owner’s office was too generous.