• 2001 Atlanta Braves…. Plus A-Rod?

    It recently came to my attention that in the offseason before the 2001 season the Atlanta Braves set their sights on two free agents.  One was Mike Hampton, who they eventually...

  • Random Things 4/28

    Baseball practice is cancelled today because of the rain.  This means only one thing:  Watch mlb.tv Brad Penny:  Penny pulled of the old 31 move. The fake to third throw to...

  • The Amazin’ Starlin

    I really like watching Starlin Castro play baseball.  He oozes talent from his glove, arm, athleticism and swing.  Castro is going to lead the Cubs to a World Series before he...

  • SB Nation Blog Names

    We at Off the Bench decided to join SB Nation as it will help us get our blog out to more readers and hopefully get more hits and traffic and discussion...

  • The All Star Ballot Is Out

    Its 85 degrees in New York today but that doesn’t mean its summer. Its still April, the first month of the MLB season but the 2011 All Star Ballot was already released. The...

  • Brandon Webb is back…. Sort of

    Brandon Webb, the former Cy Young award winner who is now under contract with the Texas Rangers and hasn’t thrown a major league pitch since  Opening Day in 2009, pitched 2 shut out...

  • Jose Here to Stay

    Jose Bautista came out of nowhere to lead the Majors in home runs a year ago.  He hit 54! For some perspective, the next highest total was 42 and it was...

  • The Record Book

    Bud Selig said some interesting stuff yesterday about the potential for a 10-game playoff and the Barry Bonds asterisk situation.  In short, Selig will not asterisk Bonds’ numbers with Ford Frick...

  • Top 6 Teams MLB Should have taken over

    Yesterday Major League Baseball took over the Los Angeles Dodgers amid the financial uncertainty of owner Frank McCourt.  The Dodgers organization and much of baseball was shocked.  Typically, MLB takes over...

  • How do you fix the Mets?

    The Mets are currently baseball’s worst team, with a 5-13 record they are the only team in the majors with a winning percentage under .300. Though they have a little talent...

  • Observations as I Watch

    I’m in full blog, baseball, writing, putting off my homework mode.  I keep flipping through the games on mlb.tv and watching guys hit/throw anything.  Came away with some stuff.

  • Tulo-The New The Freak

    6’3 shortstops do not exist.  Shortstops who hit fourth in the order do not exist.  Players who play in just 122 games and still finish in the top 5 in MVP...

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