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Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association. Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said. Arizona’s advantage is 10 spring training ballparks plus the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field all within about 50 miles.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:40 am
As sports leagues try to find a pathway forward to resume their operations about the novel coronavirus pandemic, options that once would have seen absurd are now being legitimately discussed. According to Ron Blum of the Associated Press, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association discussed the idea of having all 30 teams [more]
Author: ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:34 am
Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Kaline, the Hall of Fame outfielder who played his entire 22-season career for Detroit, died Monday at his home in Michigan. “Mr. Tiger” – as he was affectionately known – was 85.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:33 am
As Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association think of ways to salvage the 2020 season, one idea broached involves all 30 teams playing in Arizona
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:40 am
According to an Associated Press report, MLB and the MLBPA have been discussing an idea in which the 2020 schedule is played entirely in Arizona.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:44 am
According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, three Rangers minor leaguers are being presumed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:10 am
We’re watching the 2005 season along with White Sox fans. What’d we notice? It doesn’t have to be pretty.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:07 am
Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton pleaded guilty to driving under the influence as a first offense and has served 48 hours in jail as part of his sentence. Helton crashed his vehicle on March 18, 2019, in Knox County and required emergency medical care. Helton was given a misdemeanor citation for DUI.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:01 pm
As a recurring column idea, Bill will expound upon one interesting transaction that occurred on a particular day in baseball history. It won’t always be the most exciting or most impactful transaction, but always something interesting. Feel free to share which transactions stand out to you in the comments. . . . David Cone was
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:55 pm
Tim Lincecum joined the likes of Sandy Koufax with his second no-hitter in under a year.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 6, 2020, 9:56 pm
Former Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra, now with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan, didn’t enjoy playing exhibition games without fans in attendance.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: April 6, 2020, 9:34 pm
By now, Joe Maddon has to have watched Game 7 of the 2016 World Series all the way through, right? Wrong.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:55 pm
Baltimore native and Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline died on Monday. He was 85.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:52 pm
The Athletic’s Meredith Wills took apart some more baseballs, finding that balls used in the 2019 postseason were likely from pre-2019 inventory.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:45 pm
Kaline played 22 years with the Tigers before becoming a first-ballot hall of famer
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:48 pm
Sean Doolittle thinks training despite the uncertainty of when the season will begin is similar to what relievers do all the time.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:44 pm
Baseball teams make an awful lot of trades, and the White Sox are no exception. Test your memory by cycling through the White Sox most recent trade with every one of the other 29 major league teams.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:38 pm
Cubs shortstop Javier Baez is a defensive wizard, and a video of him catching shows he’d probably fare well behind the dish.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:21 pm
Wait until you hear about the salad bar at Chase Field.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:14 pm
NBC Sports Chicago is simulating the 2020 White Sox season via MLB The Show during the postponement of play.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:50 pm
A newly brewed IPA from Devils Backbone is hitting shelves soon to help keep the celebration of the Nationals’ World Series win going.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:45 pm
The A’s are expected to spend big on the international market for the second straight year.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:35 pm
Joe Torre’s sideburns were deadly serious about increasing the amount of the pension fund.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:55 pm
As we count down the 10 things we’re most looking forward to seeing once Nationals baseball returns, we first look at Victor Robles’ impressive range in center field.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:10 pm
There’s no baseball being played right now. These are the 10 things we’re most looking forward to seeing again when the Nationals take field as defending champions.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: April 6, 2020, 2:57 pm
The Reds spent a lot of money this offseason — and it could pay off. Andy Behrens previews the team for fantasy.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 6, 2020, 2:14 pm
At first, Bryce Harper thought about remaining in Florida and continuing his workouts. Many Phillies did. Then reality set in. By Jim Salisbury
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:26 pm
With baseball season unfortunately already in the books, Baseball America and other media outlets have started to
Author: Inside the Gators
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:25 pm
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander donates his paycheck to charity.
Author: ABC News Videos
Posted: April 6, 2020, 12:14 pm
Opening week was once the signature part of the baseball calendar for Fergie Jenkins. Now fresh off a move, the Cubs legend finds himself adjusting to a new normal.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:23 am
Monday marks the anniversary of three of Fergie Jenkins’ 11 career Opening Day starts, including his best one, and his last one.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:44 am
When the MLB season will start is still up in the air, but could they play without fans?
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:06 am
Donn Pall was in the Comiskey Park stands for Disco Demolition. Less than ten years later, the life-long White Sox fan was on the mound, pitching at Comiskey.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 5:45 am
Scott Podsednik’s base stealing is legendary, but it also gave his teammates better pitches to hit.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:38 am
“It was the perfect team.”
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:11 am
Has there ever been a baseball team as great as the 1927 Ruth-Gehrig Yankees? The 1975 Reds of Rose, Bench and Morgan have a strong case.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:41 am
“Once you start looking at 100 [games] — in that range, I think the season puts itself in jeopardy.”
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 6, 2020, 12:38 am
The Boston Red Sox have some openings up for grabs in their starting rotation if and when the MLB season begins. Could Darwinzon Hernandez challenge for one? The 23-year-old thinks he’s ready to.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:53 pm
We’re watching the 2005 season along with White Sox fans. What’d we notice? A hitless eighth inning produced one of the White Sox wackiest wins of the championship season.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:32 pm
Phillies outfielder and leadoff batter Andrew McCutchen says he will be “ready to go” whenver the 2020 regular season begins.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:05 pm
The are plenty of reasons for excitement among Giants fans right now when it comes to the farm system. But … stay patient.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:59 pm
Watching these three approach the plate is/was a treat.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:00 pm
Unbeknownst to them at the time, the Yankees’ acquisition of Bucky Dent on this day 43 years ago would help them win the 1978 World Series.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 5, 2020, 9:55 pm
This is crazy, but we’re kind of into it, right?
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 5, 2020, 8:40 pm
Larry Baer has a special place in his heart for the first few Giants teams in San Francisco.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 5, 2020, 8:17 pm
During our time without sports, we are getting to know some of our subscribers a little bit better in Fan Features.
Author: Power Missouri
Posted: April 5, 2020, 7:44 pm
Whenever the 2020 season starts, Craig Kimbrel has the chance to start fresh and put last year’s struggles behind him. Until then, here’s a few things to know about him:
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 5, 2020, 6:51 pm
NBC Sports Chicago is simulating the 2020 White Sox season via MLB The Show during the postponement of play.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: April 5, 2020, 5:10 pm
Coors Field remains a boon in fantasy — at least, for hitters. Dalton Del Don offers a snapshot of the 2020 Rockies.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: April 5, 2020, 4:51 pm
Arizona’s stadium proximity could make for a much better spot for a hypothetical MLB season.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:29 am
Joey Bart has been seen as the heir apparent to Buster Posey ever since he was drafted in 2018.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:01 am

Todd Helton, a retired All-Star first baseman who played for the Colorado Rockies, was sentenced to two days in jail after a DUI arrest in Tennessee.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:59 pm
Kaline was the youngest player to win a batting title, and opponents marveled at the breadth of skills of the Tigers great.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 9:44 pm
Hall of Fame outfielder Al Kaline, an 18-time All-Star and a 10-time Gold Glove winner with the Detroit Tigers, has died at 85.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:56 pm
Chicago’s sports teams are cooperating with the city to relay the message that fans need to stay at home.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 6:05 pm
Plays that should have never been close were turned into outs when Roberto Clemente, in right field, had the ball in his hands and a runner trying to take an extra base in his sights.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 12:32 pm
While it’s still too early to know when our pro teams will be back on the field, what’s happening now halfway across the world could provide the blueprint.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 3:28 am
After 9/11, the game provided welcome relief after a brief pause. But the coronavirus situation requires more time and information.
Posted: April 5, 2020, 1:52 am
Astros ace Justin Verlander says he’ll give his weekly paycheck to coronavirus relief efforts during the shutdown.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 8:41 pm
Teams can now contact amateur prospects digitally and gather data and video on players, but they remain barred from attending any in-person activities.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 8:12 pm
Can the 2011 Rangers change history? How about the ’94 Expos? Baseball’s best to miss out on Fall Classic glory start their road to redemption in our upset-filled opening round.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 8:00 pm
President Donald Trump told the commissioners of 12 major sports that he hopes to have fans back in stadiums and arenas by August and September, sources told ESPN.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:53 pm
Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper and Mets pitcher Steven Matz are the latest baseball players to make donations to coronavirus relief efforts.
Posted: April 4, 2020, 3:06 am
Beer flights. Knife fights. Planes, trains … and parachutes? These stories would have broken the internet.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 4:49 pm

If you’re an MLBTR fan, then you know we’ve recently been asking readers to evaluate the trade histories of various high-ranking executives (or former execs) from around Major League Baseball. We’ve already polled you on Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen, recently fired Astros president Jeff Luhnow, Brewers president of baseball ops David Stearns, Angels GM Billy Eppler, Rockies GM Jeff…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:00 am
In search of creative solutions to the myriad problems posed by the coronavirus pandemic, MLB and the MLB Players’ Association have held initial discussions regarding a plan that would center at least part of the 2020 season in Arizona. Ronald Blum of the Associated Press reported on the latest developments in the ever-evolving effort. It’s…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:23 am
Possessing an excellent closer is one of the many things the Yankees have become known for over the years. There was Dave Righetti, Goose Gossage and Sparky Lyle decades back. And then there was John Wetteland, who was on the mound when the Yankees won the World Series in 1996. He formed a dominant late-game…
Author: Connor Byrne
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:03 am
In the 2013-14 offseason, the Tigers were still riding high. Despite some postseason disappointments, the organization had run off three-straight AL Central titles and seemed poised for more. It also had a slate of big-time veterans coming ever closer to free agency. The top priority, it seemed, was emergent ace Max Scherzer. He had seemingly…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:08 am
  Athletics lefty A.J. Puk was slowed by some shoulder trouble in early March, creating some unwelcome uncertainty for a player that just returned late last year from a major injury. Fortunately, Puk has been throwing throughout the COVID-19 shutdown and has progressed to long-tossing from 120 feet, he said in an appearance on Susan Slusser’s…
Author: Jeff Todd
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:20 pm
Tigers legend Al Kaline passed away Monday at his home at the age of 85, a family friend confirmed to John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press. An 18-time All-Star, a 10-time Gold Glover in the outfield, the 1955 AL batting champ and a key contributor on Detroit’s 1968 World Series-winning roster, Kaline is among…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 6, 2020, 8:10 pm
A monster debut by Astros DH Yordan Alvarez earned him the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2019, but why did the Dodgers let him go in the first place? Jeff Todd retraces a 2016 trade that seemed minor at the time.
Author: Tim Dierkes
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:28 pm
Dave Dombrowski’s ousting as general manager of the Tigers back in 2015 was a stunner throughout the baseball world. Just days after orchestrating a rare deadline sell-off for the AL Central powerhouse — David Price and Yoenis Cespedes were both shipped out in deals that netted Matthew Boyd and Michael Fulmer, respectively — Dombrowski was…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 6, 2020, 5:59 pm
As part of the team’s “Opener At Home” special on Friday evening, Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos spent nearly 20 minutes chatting with broadcaster Chip Caray about the current state of baseball, the Braves’ roster and some of his offseason dealings (YouTube link). First and foremost, the GM made clear that southpaw Cole Hamels, signed…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 6, 2020, 4:10 pm
Although he enjoyed a strong finish to the 2019 season in the bullpen, Red Sox lefty Darwinzon Hernandez tells Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe that he still prefers to work as a starter in the long run. The 23-year-old emphasized that being on the team, whether as a starter or reliever, is still his…
Author: Steve Adams
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:53 pm
All 30 big league clubs are waiting to see whether a 2020 season will be played at all, but assuming a season is able to take place in some capacity, the prolonged delay will impact some clubs more than others. We’ve already examined the potential effects for the Yankees, Angels, Phillies, Athletics and Twins. Today,…
Author: Anthony Franco
Posted: April 6, 2020, 2:22 am
Right off the top, I’ll acknowledge the term ’rebound candidate’ is a bit strong to describe Blake Snell. Even looking only at bottom line results, Snell’s 2019 season was serviceable. He logged a 4.29 ERA in 107 innings over 23 starts; Baseball Reference, which emphasizes run prevention in its WAR calculation, pegged Snell at a decent…
Author: Anthony Franco
Posted: April 6, 2020, 12:44 am
The small market Rays have long been proactive on the trade market. That’s been the club’s preferred method of fielding competitive rosters while maintaining one of the league’s lowest payrolls. That can sometimes require moves unpopular with the fan base, although like any team, the Rays have had their fair share of wins (and a…
Author: George Miller
Posted: April 5, 2020, 11:16 pm
Click here to read the transcript of today’s live baseball chat
Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:22 pm
A trio of Diamondbacks minority owners have filed a lawsuit against the franchise’s managing general partner Ken Kendrick, according to a report from Zach Buchanan of The Athletic. The plaintiffs allege that Kendrick illegally forced them to either increase their stake in the Diamondbacks or have their shares bought out by the team. Kendrick argues…
Author: George Miller
Posted: April 5, 2020, 8:07 pm