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Adrian Beltre

Hall of Fame Ballot: Previewing 2024

On Tuesday, third baseman Scott Rolen was finally inducted into the Hall of Fame. Rolen will be sharing the stage in Cooperstown in July along with Veterans Committee elect Fred McGriff. It was a big day for baseball as the writers avoided a shutout for the second time in three years. Rolen garnered 76.3% of […] READ MORE

Shohei Ohtani

A View of Shohei Ohtani’s Biggest Misconceptions

Shohei Ohtani’s 2021 season may not only be the greatest MVP campaign in baseball history but also one of the most unique displays of athleticism in all of sports. Ohtani proved for the first time in his career that he could play a full season as both a hitter and a pitcher. While playing one […] READ MORE

Red Sox Playoffs

The Case for a Red Sox Playoff Appearance in 2023

The Boston Red Sox playoff hopes for 2023 are an enigma. The organization continues to face the ire of fans head-on, especially last weekend during the team’s Winter Weekend event. Owner John Henry, CEO Sam Kennedy, and chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom were welcomed with boos upon entering the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The jeers […] READ MORE

Jeff McNeil

Jeff McNeil Locks up Four Year Extension With Mets

The New York Mets signed second baseman Jeff McNeil to a four-year, $50 million extension Friday, according to reports. Jeff Passan of ESPN was first on the news. The deal keeps McNeil in Queens long-term. He was set to go to an arbitration trial with the Mets, but that is not the issue now. “The […] READ MORE

Todd Helton Hall of Fame

Todd Helton Should Be in the Baseball Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, MLB announced the results of the voting for the 2023 National Baseball Hall of Fame class and one player was notably snubbed from induction as the only member inducted was Scott Rolen. 11 votes was the difference between Todd Helton being inducted into Cooperstown, leaving him on the ballot for at least one […] READ MORE


Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Michelangelo

During the late 15th century and 16th century, Michelangelo was an architect, sculptor, poet, painter, and a superb pitcher. The last sentence was mostly true. Can you guess which part wasn’t? Architect, did you say?  Have you ever heard of the Medici Chapel? How about the Laurentian Library? Sculptor? Nope, wrong again. Do David or […] READ MORE

Scott Rolen Hall of Fame

Scott Rolen Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Scott Rolen has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rolen is the only player elected as part of the 2023 Hall of Fame class. Rolen was in his sixth year on the ballot, obtaining 76.3%. Ultimately, that is 5 votes above the required 75% needed to get the call to Cooperstown. Rolen joins […] READ MORE

Adalberto Mondesi

Red Sox Acquire Adalberto Mondesí from Royals

The Boston Red Sox traded relief pitcher Josh Taylor to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for shortstop Adalberto Mondesí Tuesday afternoon, according to Mark Feinsand. Adalberto Mondesi is being traded to the Red Sox, per source. The Royals will receive Josh Taylor in exchange, while Boston will also receive a player to be named later. […] READ MORE

Jesus Aguilar

Jesús Aguilar Signs with the Oakland Athletics

Jesús Aguilar has signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Oakland Athletics. San Francisco Chronicle beat writer Susan Slusser was the first to report a deal close to being complete. It sounds as if Jesus Aguilar is set to sign with the A’s. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) January 24, 2023 Aguilar was one of […] READ MORE