Jonathan Bernhardt

mlb

Looking For A Hit, The Cleveland Indians Have Doubled Down On Pitching

The Cleveland Indians have as good a shot at a World Series berth as any team in the AL. If things had worked out better at the deadline, it'd be even better.
Jonathan Bernhardt
8.4.16
mlb

The White Sox Are The White Sox After All. Now What?

In April, the Chicago White Sox looked like a team of destiny. Three months later, they look...like the imperfect team everyone expected them to be. Time to get to work.
Jonathan Bernhardt
7.21.16
mlb

Fixing What Isn't Broken in the MLB All-Star Game

Once again, the voters got it mostly right in picking players for this year's All-Star Game, which will once again be kind of boring and kind of fun. Here are some fixes anyway.
Jonathan Bernhardt
7.7.16
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The Orioles Aren't Winning the "Right" Way, But They're Winning

Baltimore entered the season looking like a home-run-hitting, pitching-deficient last-place team. Instead, they're a home-run-hitting, pitching-deficient first-place team.
Jonathan Bernhardt
6.30.16
Sports

A Rotational Roller Coaster for the Texas Rangers

It's an exciting, frightening time for a team whose rotation was an absolute strength only a few days ago.
Jonathan Bernhardt
6.23.16
mlb

Jay Bruce Is Schrödinger's Trade Target

After two lousy seasons, Jay Bruce is playing like an All-Star, just in time for the Reds to spin him off in a trade. But which Jay Bruce are teams going to get?
Jonathan Bernhardt
6.17.16
mlb

Baseball Fights Are Changing, and We Need a New Response

Brawling has long been part of baseball, but this year's incidents—most recently, Manny Machado's DDT on Yordano Ventura—have been different. The league and its fans should acknowledge that.
Jonathan Bernhardt
6.9.16
mlb

Baseball Won't Fix Its PED Problem Until It Fixes the Incentives That Create It

Baseball players have always cheated, from spitballs to steroids. MLB should keep on testing and punishing cheaters, but there's a bigger fix, if they want it.
Jonathan Bernhardt
6.3.16
mlb

Where Does Matt Harvey Go from Here?

After a historically great recovery from Tommy John surgery, the New York Mets' erstwhile ace already looks gassed and out of answers.
Jonathan Bernhardt
5.26.16
mlb

Are Too Many Baseball Teams Tanking?

The Chicago Cubs are living, winning proof of how a strategic tank job can help turn an organization around. But it gets that much harder when everyone is doing it.
Jonathan Bernhardt
5.5.16
mlb

Can We Start Believing In The White Sox Yet?

It's too early to make predictions, or to pretend to know where the season is headed. But the White Sox look very much like a team worth believing in. Eventually.
Jonathan Bernhardt
4.28.16
mlb

Mark Trumbo, Jean Segura, and Everyone Else Are Chasing the Ghost of Jose Bautista

Right up until he became one of baseball's biggest stars, Jose Bautista was a journeyman. This April, as in every other, fellow wanderers look to follow his path.
Jonathan Bernhardt
4.21.16
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