Miguel Cabrera is why you don’t trade Juan Soto

Miguel Cabrera is why you don’t trade Juan Soto

Miguel Cabrera never won a World Series in Detroit yet he’s still deified by Tigers’ fans. Photo: Getty Images Miguel Cabrera was the easy comparison for Juan Soto when he was made available and then eventually shipped out of DC to San Diego. Miggy was the last historically good hitter to be traded at a … Read more

Aaron Judge in a one-man race for home run immortality

Aaron Judge in a one-man race for home run immortality

ALL RISE!Photo: AP It’s never happened. In the current digital age, baseball has never had a true chase for the sport’s most sacred single-season record. Aaron Judge is making his games appointment television in a transcendent way that the Major Leagues haven’t had for a non-playoff game since Barry Bonds’ 73-home run campaignwhich doubled with … Read more

Julio Urias has become the Dodgers’ ace

Julio Urias has become the Dodgers’ ace

Julio Urias wasn’t even an all-star this year. Photo: AP The Dodgers have three All-Stars in their starting rotation this season, but their best arm wasn’t even part of the Midseason Classic. Clayton Kershaw, Tony Gonsolin, and Tyler Anderson (injury replacement) were LA’s pitching reps, but they aren’t the best — or most valuable — … Read more

Juan Soto and Josh Hader make the Padres the team to beat in the NL

Juan Soto and Josh Hader make the Padres the team to beat in the NL

It was the Padres, not the Dodgers, who landed the trade deadline’s biggest prizeIllustration: AP Los Angeles Dodger fans should be afraid — very afraid — of the San Diego Padres. Not just this season, but for years to come. Without question, the Padres turned their fortunes from good to great with the trade-deadline addition … Read more

Joey Gallo’s best baseball is ahead of him… that’s right I said it!

Joey Gallo’s best baseball is ahead of him… that’s right I said it!

Joey Gallo goes to Hollywood.Image: AP I’m here to make a case for a Joey Gallo turnaround. Gallo, in a season to forget, was shipped from one World Series favorite (the Yankees) — where he performed brutally and was mercilessly booed each time he struck out — to another on the opposite coast (the Dodgers). … Read more

Vin Scully was as much a part of the Dodgers as any player ever

Vin Scully was as much a part of the Dodgers as any player ever

There will never be another Vin ScullyPhoto: AP “It’s a business.” We’ve heard that a ton lately, because it was trade deadline time in MLB. Any fan of any sport has heard that a million times or more. At the end of the day, we’re told, it’s just a business, which is generally meant to … Read more

Juan Soto trade marks the end of The Great Natsby era

Juan Soto trade marks the end of The Great Natsby era

Hey! Remember these guys?Image: Getty Images The last time “Esa Muchacha” blared as Juan Soto stepped to the plate occurred on Monday night when he turned a 95 MPH pitch from New York Mets ace Max Scherzer into a deep centerfield moonshot. Soto later earned a standing ovation in what would be his home finale … Read more

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez gets four strikes from umpire Jim Wolf

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez gets four strikes from umpire Jim Wolf

That’s three! That’s already three strikes!Screenshots: MLB We don’t want to alarm anyone, but it appears home plate umpire Jim Wolf gave Houston’s Yordan Alvarez four strikes in today’s matchup with Rich Hill and the Boston Red Sox. See for yourself. The count stood at 1-1 when Alvarez fouled off pitch number 3 from Rich … Read more

Looking back at the 2022 MLB trade deadline

Looking back at the 2022 MLB trade deadline

Cubs fans said their goodbyes to Willson Contreras, who went nowhere.Image: Getty Images The MLB trade deadline has passed, and for the most part, it was the usual story. It’s not really Haves and Have-nots anymore, because any team can and should be a Have considering the immense wealth every MLB team has even before … Read more

Nationals send Juan Soto, Josh Bell to Padres for Gore, prospects

Nationals send Juan Soto, Josh Bell to Padres for Gore, prospects

Padres win Juan Soto and the trade deadline.Illustration: Getty Images Juan Soto’s time with the Nationals will be talked about like Alex Rodriguez’s stay with the Rangers. A generational talent who’s MVP-worthy no matter what team’s jersey they put on 100-plus times a year. It was incredibly relevant in real time, but as those moments … Read more