Friday, August 7, 2020

The struggles of small market teams in Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball
Market size impacts every major sport, however Major League Baseball's absence of a hard salary cap makes it especially difficult for small market teams to reach the success of baseball's royalty.

Dan Shulman Leaving ESPN is a Mistake

Dan Shulman, the voice of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, is leaving the broadcast at the end of the 2017 season. The man who has been the anchor through a lot of switches in ESPN wants to live with family more in Toronto. He will remain on ESPN’s college basketball coverage, something he does outside of the baseball coverage. At...

Major League Baseball needs to do away with fan voting for the All-Star Game

MLB All-Star Game
Fan voting for the MLB All-Star Game has been an off and on tradition since 1933. In the new age of baseball statistics and analytics, it is time that Major League Baseball moves on from a fan-selected starting lineup.

Expansion 42: The only way to fix the rivalries

It would require a lot of change, but expansion to 42 teams fixes everything.

The scariest half-innings in baseball

Close your eyes and imagine you are a pitcher in the major leagues. Now take it a step further, it’s the bottom of the ninth, the game is tied, and it’s YOUR job to keep the game tied. What are the last three names you want to see below “Due Up:”? What is this season’s scariest half-inning? *Note: The...

Rogers Centre is in need of a replacement

The Rogers Centre looks like it never left the 1990s.

Predicting the MLB Postseason for the 2018 season

With just under three weeks to Opening Day, we attempt to predict how the MLB Postseason will look, and who we have as our World Series champions.

Major League Baseball first round mock draft

MLB Draft
The MLB Draft will take place June 4-6, with the Detroit Tigers making the first overall pick. Take a look at Armchair MLB's mock draft before the first round airs on MLB Network on Monday, June 4 at 6 p.m. EST.

A tribute to Roy Halladay, killed in Florida plane crash at age 40

The former ace of the Toronto Blue Jays and the crafter of the 20th MLB perfect game is gone.

What is the Right Way to Rebuild?

Rebuilding –– it's as captivating a concept as there is in professional sports. Some teams sell off or trade away their best players, hoping they can receive promising prospects or draft picks in return. They trade players with big, bulky contracts who can help other teams win immediately, while obtaining prospective players who'll help them in the future. Others lose intentionally, trying...
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