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The Baseball Reporters Podcast - Offseason: Baseball Hall of Fame with Jack O'Connell

That voice on the other end of the phone? It's Jack O'Connell, the man who has made the phone call to 49 retired major league players over the last 20+ years to inform them that they have been elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He joins Mazz in the latest edition of The…

Red Sox, Padres discussing Mookie Betts deal

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com While the consensus remains the Red Sox won’t trade Mookie Betts before the start of the MLB season, the team is still exploring the market for the former AL MVP. Per Dennis Lin of the Athletic, the Red Sox and Padres have recently had discussions about a deal that would send…

Mazz: You know what? Baseball sucks right now

Think about it: the NFL, NBA and NHL all have instituted changes in recent years to shorten delays, making the games faster, more entertaining. Meanwhile baseball can’t even get the pitchers to throw the ball. If pitchers like Price and Justin Verlander are going to give Manfred the finger when he talks about a pitch clock, what chance does the commissioner possibly have of getting the positional players to stop stealing signs?