When talking about the great catchers of the 1970’s-1980’s the conversation is likely to highlight a quartet of backstops from that era: Johnny Bench, Carlton Fisk, Gary Carter, and Ted Simmons. But there is another, perhaps not Hall of Fame caliber as those, who rightly belongs as part of the discussion. At some point today, … Continue reading Bob Boone’s baseball family legacy
MLB flashback: Dennis Eckersley
Dennis Eckersley won 197 games and saved 390 over 24 seasons. The righty pitched in 1,071 games and threw 3,285.2 innings with 2,401 strikeouts. At the time of his retirement, Eck had appeared in more games than any pitcher in MLB history.
MLB 2020 Wildcard round: Why all lower seeds can win
There are legitimate reasons why every single one of the lower ranked teams could win and advance. The biggest is that those lower-seeded teams will all send starting pitchers to the mound who can win. And remember, each is only a best-of-three series.
MLB Power Ranking: One week to go in regular season
We are now in the midst of the penultimate weekend of the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season. One week from tomorrow, the season will draw to a close and baseball will prepare for a postseason in a bubble. A few bubbles, actually. More on that later. Counting today's games, there are nine playing dates … Continue reading MLB Power Ranking: One week to go in regular season
MLB Power Ranking: Labor Day 2020
A hot three-week stretch has pushed the Philadelphia Phillies into the top 10 as The Bell releases our 2020 MLB Power Rankings for Labor Day weekend.