Yankees Prospect Brooks Kriske Discusses His Journey

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Every year since 1992, MLB and the MLBPA have held the Rookie Development Program geared towards the growth of younger players. This program’s objective is to help up-and-coming prospects avoid certain pitfalls that could derail their careers. One participant, a rookie by definition but at least five or six years the superior of some attendees, […] READ MORE


Rob Manfred’s Comments on Relievers are Ridiculous

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By Josh Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball Since taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball in January of 2015, Rob Manfred has made it his personal crusade to reduce the time it takes to play a professional baseball game. The idea is that reducing game time will attract new and younger fans. It’s […] READ MORE


Most Captivating MLB Players of 2016: Part 4

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By John Mosier – Last Word On Baseball As the 2016 calendar year comes to an end, the LWOS MC50 series captures the 50 most captivating athletes from 2016 in each sport. LWOB takes a look at the 50 MLB players who drew headlines this past year, whether it be for on-field accomplishments, off-season drama, […] READ MORE



Cleveland Pitching Staff Takes Game 3, Lead Series 2-1

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By Brandon Murphy – Last Word On Baseball Game Three started with an atmosphere unlike any other in recent history: a World Series game hosted at the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field. The night ended with a Cleveland Indians victory, posting another shutout, 1-0, to take a 2-1 Series lead. There weren’t many situations for both […] READ MORE



Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 30: 2016 World Series Preview

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word On Baseball It’s time for Crowding the Plate’s 2016 World Series Preview as the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, owners of the longest championship droughts in American pro sports, meet in the Fall Classic. The Indians have made headlines with their bullpen all October long as Andrew Miller and Cody […] READ MORE




Tyler Clippard to the New York Yankees

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The New York Yankees appear to be revamping their bullpen prior to the trade deadline. They acquired right-hander Tyler Clippard from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Clippard, who is under contract through next season, should serve as the seventh-inning setup man for the Yankees. The Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs on Monday, […] READ MORE