Evaluating Hall of Fame Odds for 10 Active Major League Pitchers

June 18, 2017

Embed from Getty Images This isn’t your father’s Hall of Fame. At least not for starting pitchers. There’s a good chance no pitcher will again crack the 300-win plateau, a mark that has been achieved 24 times throughout the sport’s history. Even 250 wins is a rare accomplishment at this point. The ageless Bartolo Colon leads all active pitchers with 235, CC Sabathia is next at 230, and then it’s…


Handing Out MLB Awards at the Quarter Mark of the 2016 Season

May 23, 2016

It’s been an unusual first quarter of the season in baseball. We’ve had the Cubs jump out to arguably the hottest start by any team in baseball history. We’ve had the continued Mike Trout vs. Bryce Harper debate, as well as legitimate consideration that either Clayton Kershaw or Jake Arrieta is, right now, the most dominant pitcher in major league history.  Below I will take a look at the individual…


SwartzSports Guide to Complete 2016 MLB Predictions, Standings & Awards

April 6, 2016

AL West: Texas 1, Houston 2, Seattle 3, Los Angeles 4, Oakland 5 Last year’s surprising AL West champion is my pick to repeat, thanks to a strong young core led by Rougned Odor and Joey Gallo. The Astros have the most young talent of any team in the league, with Carlos Correa, already a popular MVP pick, and Dallas Keuchel, last year’s Cy Young winner. They should be in contention…


Why New Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. is One of the Biggest What Ifs in MLB History

January 7, 2016

99.3 percent. That’s the percentage of ballots that listed Ken Griffey Junior for the Baseball Hall of Fame, breaking Tom Seaver’s record for the highest percentage in MLB history.  When it comes to accomplishments, there are few players in Griffey’s generation who have achieved more. In fact, in the history of the game, there haven’t been many to do what Griffey did on the baseball diamond.  Just look at his…


Philadelphia Eagles Fall to 1-3 | SwartzSports Podcast 9

SwartzSports Podcast 9: Philadelphia Eagles Fall to 1-3, NFL Awards, MLB Postseason ­ In the ninth SwartzSports podcast, Cody and Bryn Swartz recap yet another Philadelphia Eagles loss, this one a three-point loss to the Washington Redskins.   Where do the Eagles go from here? Should Chip Kelly have cut Caleb Strugis after the game? Which players deserve quarter-season awards, both good and bad?   There’s also a little bit…

October 7, 2015

6 MLB Free Agents Who Will Cash In This Offseason

August 27, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com While it’s been the unofficial year of the rookie sensation in 2015, there are a handful of quality MLB free agents who can expect top-tier free agent deals this offseason. There won’t likely be a $240 million free-agent prize like Albert Pujols or Robinson Cano, but a handful of pitchers could be seeking six-plus year deals worth north of $25 million per year. That’s exciting…