White Sox to Retire Mark Buehrle’s Number

The Chicago White Sox announced that they will retire the jersey #56 in a special ceremony this June. The jersey number is being retired in honor of longtime pitcher Mark Buehrle.Buehrle was the ChiSox’s 38th round pick in the 1998 MLB Amateur Draft out of Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Missouri.He shot through the club’s minor league … Continue reading White Sox to Retire Mark Buehrle’s Number

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Buster Posey Leads Another Contending Giants Team

Last fall, the San Francisco Giants put a major scare into the eventual World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The Giants dropped the NLDS to the Cubs in four games, but not before coming within an inning of forcing a decisive fifth game.That loss put an end to the Giants “even years” magic. The club had captured … Continue reading Buster Posey Leads Another Contending Giants Team

Phillies 2017: Rotation Depth a Strength, But There’s No Ace

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially begun the six-week spring training process down in Clearwater, Florida. One of the likely areas of strength for this year’s version of the Fightin’ Phils would appear to be the starting pitching rotation.A pair of veteran arms on short-term deals, a bulldog surprise, and a handful of talented youngsters give the club … Continue reading Phillies 2017: Rotation Depth a Strength, But There’s No Ace

Cole and Taillon are Keys to Pirates Contending in 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates reached the MLB postseason in three straight seasons from 2013-15. But last year the club finished five games below the .500 mark in third place in the NL Central Division.There were any number of factors that contributed to the downfall of the Bucs a year ago. But despite missing the playoffs and … Continue reading Cole and Taillon are Keys to Pirates Contending in 2017

Phillies 2017: Who Leads in the Clubhouse?

It’s a question that, for a few years now, has had no legitimate answer: who is the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse leader? Or which players comprise the leadership group?Past generations would have answered that question with names such as Pete Rose, Larry Bowa, Darren Daulton, and Jimmy Rollins. Players who excelled on the field. Players who were willing to stand up … Continue reading Phillies 2017: Who Leads in the Clubhouse?