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

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 Dodger baseball

Vin Scully was Dodger baseball

RIP, Vin.Image: AP Growing up in Los Angeles, my favorite Dodger was never anyone on the field. The guys on the field constantly changed. Injuries or slumps sometimes kept them out of the lineup. Trades and free agency changed the makeup of the team. But one thing was always constant: Vin Scully. Vin Scully was … 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

Vin Scully was the voice of baseball

Vin Scully was the voice of baseball

Image: AP When you think about baseball, who do you think of? Maybe a favorite pitcher or hitter, maybe your favorite team’s all-time greatest manager. For me, it’s Vin Scully. It has been for a long, long time. Growing up I always wanted to be a baseball announcer, and even before I knew what made … 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

Tony La Russa appears to doze off during the White Sox game

Tony La Russa appears to doze off during the White Sox game

Tony La Russa was fighting hard to stay awake. We’ve all been there.Screenshots: NBC Sports Chicago Y’know, the White Sox do a lot of stupid shit, and we all have jokes at the ready for just about any eventuality. After all, they’ve been running like this for decades, so we’ve had a lot of practice. … Read more