Farewell, David Ortiz, and Thank You

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball Two problems arise when one attempts to tell a story of greatness: finding the right way to begin, and finding a way to deal with the ending. Begin with the beginning and end with the ending, some might say. Sounds simple, sure. But what if the beginning […] READ MORE


A.J. Preller Suspended by MLB

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By Joshua Greenberg – Last Word On Baseball Major League Baseball announced Thursday that San Diego Padres General Manager A.J. Preller has been suspended as a result of the League’s investigation into the Drew Pomeranz trade with the Boston Red Sox. Preller will serve a 30-day suspension, and will receive no pay during that period. […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 24: The American League East Race

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By Joe Hojnacki – Last Word on Baseball The¬†American League East race is the only real division that has multiple teams battling for it’s title. Between the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Baltimore Orioles, there is plenty to watch in this division heading into the final few weeks of the season. Joe Hojnacki […] READ MORE



Mookie Betts AL MVP Favorite

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Coming off an impressive 2015 season, fans and pundits alike foresaw a big 2016 campaign for young Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts. No one saw this season coming. In 145 games last season, Bett’s hit .291 with 18 home runs, 68 extra-base-hits and 77 RBI. In just 115 games this season Betts is hitting […] READ MORE