Russell, Darius, Ben and Gav continue the Bat Flips & Nerds review of the offseason but this time for the National League teams. Each team is given a grade based on the traditional 80-20 baseball grading scale. Listen to “EpisodeRead more
Tag: National League
Can the Diamondbacks take positives from a dour 2020 season?
Matthew O’Brien is a guest writer for the website, making his debut today! If 2020 was represented through a baseball season look no further than that of the 2020 Arizona Diamondbacks. Entering the season with hopes of a postseason appearanceRead more
Five things to look out for at Chicago Cubs spring training
In spring training of 2016, David Ross quite literally rolled into town. On a mobility scooter no less – fully embracing the ‘Grandpa Rossy’ persona he had cultivated which made him such a popular figure among teammates and fans alike.Read more
I’m a Phillies fan and I don’t want them to sign Bryce Harper
Chris Cummings makes his BFN debut to talk about his dislike at the idea of signing Bryce Harper for his home team – The Phillies. Bryce Harper is a once in a generation talent. Or so we’re told. And the factRead more
Who is the best Postseason team since 1995?
It’s just your regular question you ask you mates down the pub. “Who is the best Postseason team since 1995?” They stare at you blankly for what feels like a lifetime, one friend finally speaks. “Are you talking about baseballRead more
Is there really a need for Game 163?
It seems that the solution in Major League Baseball for two teams being tied for a divisional crown after a 162 game season is to… play one more game. But is that really the best solution? Admittedly, it was excitingRead more
Episode 91 – NL West Round(ish)table
Tom and Darius join to talk NL West postseason race. Featuring such players as Clayton Kershaw, German Marquez, Zack Greinke, Patrick Corbin, Kenley Jansen, Dinelson Lamet, Julio Urias, Andrew McCutchen, Buster Posey, Paul Goldschmidt…. Image from East Village TimesRead more
15 things you might not know about the National League so far in 2018
Here is the follow up list for the National League based of the article I did for the American league here a few days ago, as before I have given one per team. Please note that a qualified players haveRead more
El Mago – How Javy Baez Learned to Live and Let Die
“There’s magic in the ivy and the old scoreboard.” That was the line once sang by Eddie Vedder in his ode to Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs, All The Way, and their longstanding quest to win it all. HeRead more
Do the Cincinnati Reds deserve more respect?
None of the pre-season predictions for 2018 were kind to the Cincinnati Reds. By April 19, those bleak forecasts appeared wise as the Ohio ball club parted ways with manager Bryan Price following a disastrous 3-15 start. Before a pitchRead more