By Mark Simon, Sports Info Solutions October is the time when defensive excellence produces plays that are long remembered. Whether it be Willie Mays going way back in center field, Brooks Robinson and Graig Nettles making incredible plays at the hot corner, or more recently, Andrew Benintendi making a game-ending catch, the baseball heroics don’t […]
In winning 106 games this season, the most by a National League team this century, the Los Angeles Dodgers finished 13 games ahead of the Washington Nationals in the league standings, edged the Nationals in the head-to-head season series and outperformed them in just about every aspect of the game and across every segment of […]
By Mark Simon, Sports Info Solutions Though this season will be best remembered for the many balls that left the ballpark and swings that came up empty, defense was still an important part of the game. It’s looking like eight of the 10 playoff teams will finish with a positive Defensive Runs Saved total. Of […]
Third baseman Scott Rolen received 10 percent of the vote his first time on the Hall of Fame ballot. The numbers indicate he deserves better when the results are announced on January. 22.