Keidel: Clayton Kershaw's Hollywood Ending Should Bother EveryoneThere's a contemporary push to place starting pitchers in the same realm as everyday players, which is confusing as it is annoying.
By The Numbers: 20 Baseball Trivia Questions To Stump Your FriendsCan you identify the subject of these “quotes” which refer to Hall of Famers? Be careful -- a few of them are tricky.
By The Numbers: Listing The All-Time MLB Leaders For this installment of By The Numbers, I thought I would take a look at the all-time hitting and pitching leaders, just to get a feel for some of the numbers.
Mets Considering Starting R.A. Dickey Every Fourth GameThe New York Mets are considering putting R.A. Dickey on the mound every fourth game instead of the traditional five.
Hartnett: Dickey Enjoying A Season For The AgesR.A. Dickey is enjoying a year like no knuckleballer before him and his mastery in controlling the pitch had led to an unbelievable strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Johan Tosses Two Scoreless Frames In First Spring Training StartNew York Mets ace Johan Santana pitched two scoreless innings against St. Louis on Tuesday in his first game facing Major League hitters in 18 months. Santana gave up one hit and one walk. He threw 29 pitches — 17 for strikes — in the Mets' second game of Spring Training.
Keidel: Unjustified Justin Verlander Sometimes an argument is simple, no matter how muddled and complex we make it. If Pedro in his prime couldn’t win the MVP, then Justin isn’t justified.
Verlander Wins AL MVP, 1st Starter In 25 YearsDetroit's Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.
By The Numbers: MLB's Top 10 Practically Unbreakable RecordsNot one of us figured 714, 892, 3508 or 2130 would ever be surpassed. They were baseball's Magic Numbers. Well, decades later, we certainly know better.
Sweeny Says: Looking To Rediscover Prior SuccessThis week Sweeny chatted with Mark Prior, sitting in that corner locker, asking him his expectations for spring training, about his health, his outlook after the highs and lows of the last decade.