Posts by Adam Sobsey

  • Matt Buschmann’s Yellow Brick Road: Will the Minor League Strikeout King Ever Reach the Majors?

    Matt Buschmann won more games at Vanderbilt than David Price. He’s hardworking, fit, and professional. He’s been a minor league strikeout king. But he’s never earned a call to The Show, and as his 10th minor league season unfolds, he’s really starting to wonder why.

  • Play Ball! And Do It Faster!

    The 2015 season has been a petri dish for testing out baseball’s pace of play initiatives, particularly in the minors. But is the clock making things better? Worse? Different at all? It’s complicated. This isn’t just about minutes; it’s about motion, the purists who stand opposed to change, and the reformers who hunger to keep the game young.

  • The Great Pumpkin Has Risen: Quad-A Player Dan Johnson Is Back in the Majors at Last!

    Dan Johnson is a 35-year-old Quad-A player who’s earned lots of love, and beautiful bursts of MLB glory, over the years. Last night, the Cardinals gave him a chance for more when they called him up from Triple-A.