Which MLB team put together the best season ever? Vote on it in our Best Ever bracket series.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:27 am
Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. One was hospitalized and the other was recovering at home, spokesman Julian Green said Sunday. The Cubs said in the email to staff they ”reached out to both associates to offer our support.” They also urged employees to monitor their health closely and follow guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:58 pm
We’re watching the 2005 season along with White Sox fans. What’d we notice? The rotation was excellent, but the bullpen made the entire pitching staff championship caliber.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:58 pm
Chaim Bloom has only been running the Boston Red Sox for five months. But he already has a fan: The GM of one of the team’s biggest rivals.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:28 pm
If and when the 2020 baseball season commences, Cubs prospect Miguel Amaya could be in store for a big performance.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:52 pm
“I’ll hit in the cage until my hands bleed.”
Posted: March 29, 2020, 10:30 pm
The Dodgers are an obvious choice, but which other teams would suffer great consequences if the 2020 season were to be cancelled due to COVID-19?
Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:15 pm
Mauricio Dubon is living the dream of every young Giants fan right now.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 8:21 pm
“Everybody’s working on something.”
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:58 pm
Two Cubs employees who attended the same March 8 training session have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, the team confirmed Sunday.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:47 pm
As El Mago’s legend continues to grow on the field, here are some things to know about him.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 5:29 pm
Former Cubs outfielder Jim Edmonds went to a hospital to get tested for COVID-19 and is showing what he described as “severe symptoms.”
Posted: March 29, 2020, 5:18 pm
There’s not much to like on the Detroit Tigers for 2020. Andy Behrens delivers his fantasy preview for the AL Central team.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:58 pm
Rachel Folden figured something out early on during her first spring training with the Chicago Cubs – long before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out team activities. ”I’ve had quite a few people reach out that their daughters are like glued to the television watching baseball now or their daughters know that there’s some sort of way that they can get into baseball, they don’t have to pick softball,” Folden said. Major League Baseball is pushing the same message.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:18 pm
“Stealing Home: Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and the Lives Caught in Between” examines the lives forever changed by the building of Dodger Stadium.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 3:00 pm
TBA – Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:51 pm
The Giants put an end to the 2012 World Series hours before a massive storm hit Detroit.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:23 am
From the obvious to not so obvious, here are the 10 worst free agents signings in Cubs history.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:55 am
We’re watching the 2005 season along with White Sox fans. What’d we notice? Scott Podsednik made things happen.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 11:32 pm
Third baseman Rafael Devers has turned into a terrific player for the Red Sox, but tells the Boston Herald he still experiences some anxiety before games and it’s actually one of the toughest things the young Devers he’s dealt with in his three-year MLB career.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:48 pm
The Orioles are facing difficult decisions with their pitchers.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:35 pm
Looking for some media to consume during the COVID-19 quarantine? A couple of Cubs got you covered.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:35 pm
Former Angels and Cardinals standout Jim Edmonds announces on social media he’s in the hospital and undergoing testing for the coronavirus.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 8:14 pm
The Dodgers’ Hideo Nomo, with a quirky windup and devastating forkball, pioneered Japanese players coming to the U.S. by quickly becoming an All-Star.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:56 pm
If the final pitch of the 2020 baseball season comes closer to Christmas than Halloween, that’s fine with the players. Major League Baseball owners ratified a 17-page agreement with the union on Friday in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with players willing to extend the season as long as needed to cover as close to a full schedule as possible. The deal provides for $170 million in salary advances and guarantees service time to players even if no games are played.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:23 pm
There must be no government restrictions on mass gatherings or travel restrictions throughout the U.S. and Canada, provided the commissioner will consider ”appropriate substitute neutral sites where economically feasible.” The commissioner must determine, after consulting with the union and medical experts, ”that it does not pose an unreasonable health and safety risk to players, staff or spectators to stage games in front of fans in each of the 30 clubs’ home ballparks.” MLB and the union will discuss the economic feasibility of playing games at neutral sites or without fans. The commissioner has the right to suspend or cancel games after the start of the season if government restrictions or travel conditions change. The sides will discuss ”the possibility of playing a reasonable number of regular season games beyond the initially scheduled end of the regular season” and ”reasonable changes to the roster rules to protect the health and safety of players at the beginning of the season.” Initial discussions are to end by April 10.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:22 pm
Players agreed to a deal with Major League Baseball that would preserve service time in the event this season is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, but left open details of what a configured schedule would look like. Player salaries this year are expected to total roughly $4 billion. Management was given the right to cut the amateur draft in both 2020 and 2021, and to freeze the values of signing bonus money at 2019 levels.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:21 pm
Buster Posey has a knack for coming through in the clutch.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:05 pm
Evan Gattis struggled even with the help of trash cans and technology in 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:03 pm
Just in case you were missing messy Astros drama, Evan Gattis stepped up to the plate.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 6:13 pm
A shortened draft and capped signing bonuses means that the MLBPA traded away the rights of amateurs to protect their own interests.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:12 pm
If possible, Major League Baseball should start the season with the All-Star game at Dodger Stadium to give to give fans the chance to embrace the sport again.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:00 pm
We all remember the trade. Let’s get into some lesser known facts about Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 4:54 pm
Scott Pianowski previews the Baltimore Orioles for fantasy baseball — a team that’s hard to mine for value.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:58 pm
Shingo Takatsu had only blown two saves in his career, but they were both to the Cleveland Indians.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:35 pm
Say “Game 3” to any White Sox fan and there’s one name that will immediately come to mind.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:34 pm
R.I.P. Bill Buckner became a thing on Twitter for a few hours on Friday. Ten months after the former Red Sox first baseman died.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:28 pm
The D-backs poured salt in the wound Thursday.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:15 am
If MLB shortens the 2020 season to 81 games, that doesn’t bode well for the A’s.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 4:37 am
How many yeses can you get about this no-no?
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:21 am
After striking a deal with MLB on compensation framework for a shortened season, union chief Tony Clark expressed openness to many possibilities.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:40 am
One of the biggest keys to the success of the 2005 White Sox was the solid bullpen, with several pitchers having career years at the same time. Dustin Hermanson was one of those pitchers. Remember that guy?
Posted: March 28, 2020, 1:08 am
Looking back at the non-household-names who started for the Phillies on opening day. By Pat Devlin
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:28 am
The bad news for the Cubs after Thursday’s scheduled Opening Day is that they’re 0-1. The worse news is that so is everybody in baseball.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:16 am
We’re watching the 2005 season along with White Sox fans. What’d we notice? Jon Garland could do a pretty good Harry Houdini impression.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:15 am
Pedro Martinez took a trip down memory lane on Friday night, posting an iconic Sports Illustrated cover from 20 years ago.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:47 pm
Collin McHugh’s nephew was feeling down after learning that the start of the MLB season had been postponed. So, the Boston Red Sox pitcher created a comic to try and help cheer him up.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:15 pm
The last time Major League Baseball completely shut down, NBC Sports Philadelphia Phillies analyst Ricky Bottalico was in his second stint as a Phillies reliever in 2001. By Sean Kane
Posted: March 27, 2020, 10:52 pm
The Mets are still on the block despite the ongoing economic downturn, for some reason.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 10:15 pm
MLB, MLBPA reach tentative agreement regarding several potentially shortened-season issues.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 9:34 pm
There’s still a lot of uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season, but the league and the players’ association hammered out some details this week.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 9:33 pm