Author Archives: Jamie Gatlin

About Jamie Gatlin

Junior At Suffolk University. My major is journalism and looking for any opportunities to improve my writing.

Josh Bell Off To Historic Start

Jamie Gatlin | May 21st, 2019

When Josh Bell first made his MLB debut three years ago, the expectations were sky high. Bell was supposed to anchor the Pirates lineup for years to come and contributed right away. After hitting a career-high twenty-six home runs in 2017 Bell only hit twelve last year. He was inconsistent at times and failed to be the Pirates power threat on a team in dire need. In the second half, however, Bell improved providing hope for the future. He has carried that success into 2019 in dominating fashion. His start is even more impressive considering the adversity this team has already faced. Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Jamie Gatlin | March 15th, 2019

Entering 2018 the Pirates had many question marks surrounding the future of this team. Franchise icon Andrew McCutchen and ace Gerrit Cole were traded away for prospects. As a result, the expectations in Pittsburgh were low and another rebuild seemed to be underway. The Pirates failed to make the playoffs, however, many of their young players took steps forward. Led by a talented rotation this group could be a sleeper team in the NL Central.

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Oakland Athletics: 2019 Season Preview

Jamie Gatlin | March 11th, 2019

It’s a new year and expectations are high in Oakland entering the 2019 season. The A’s surprised the baseball world last year as they finished with ninety-seven wins in a year they were supposed to rebuild. With the A’s young players getting more experience they could again be a sleeper team this coming season.

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Prospect Series: Oakland Athletics

Jamie Gatlin | February 8th, 2019

The Oakland Athletics A’s were one of baseball’s biggest surprises last season as they finished second in the AL West with ninety-seven wins. On top of contending earlier than many expected they also possess the seventh best farm system in baseball. Led by two talented arms and a plethora of position players the A’s will only continue to improve.

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NLCS Preview: Brewers vs Dodgers

Jamie Gatlin | October 11th, 2018

After the first round of the playoffs, the two teams left standing in the National League are the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers. This matchup comes as no surprise as both teams won their respective divisions. They both had different journeys to get here, but only one can advance. The series starts Friday and is one you will not want to miss.

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ALDS Preview: Red Sox vs Yankees

Jamie Gatlin | October 5th, 2018

The Boston Red Sox will host their rivals the New York Yankees at 7:30 PM ET on Friday. This will be another October classic for these division foes. It is one of the most intense rivalries in baseball and they will meet in the postseason for the first time since 2004. Continue reading