How the percentages show that it behooves management and players to settle their cases.
Was this year’s World Series a classic according to Tommy’s criteria?
Tommy attends a panel marking the 40th anniversary of the 1972 strike and returns with tales of the Players Association’s past.
A look at the new-look Astros and the many unknowns currently inhabiting Minute Maid Park.
A look at Jered Weaver’s outstanding 2011 season, his perpetually great ERA, and his propensity for pop-ups.
While some home-run hitters can make it look easy, nothing about Jim Thome has ever looked effortless.
Tommy looks at the difficulty in improving one’s control but three pitchers who have managed to do so thus far in 2011.
The Braves gain ground on the back of great pitching, the Brewers surge, and the Astros can’t do anything right.
Red Sox lose three to injury, Verlander and Shields add to their Cy Young resumes, and the A’s witness the return of Cahill and the emergence of Jemile Weeks.
The Phillies and Braves stellar pitching, all tied up in the Central, and [sarcasm] maybe the Astros would be more competitive in the AL.
The Yankees reclaim the top spot on the heels of two Bartolo Colon starts and the Indians lose ground to the Tigers in the Central.
The Red Sox ride strong pitching to complete their climb to the top of the AL Hit List, with the Yankees close behind despite the struggles of Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada.
The Cards get shuffled to the top of the NL rankings, but Philadelphia, Atlanta, and San Francisco aren’t far off the pace.
May showers bring Hit List power for Cleveland, as the Sox-swept Yankees sink slowly in the East.
The Phillies await reinforcements just as they hit the toughest part of their schedule, while the Braves’ mound corps carries them past the Marlins for the number-two spot in the NL rankings.