1. Mike Trout Is Bull's-Eye Choice for AL MVP as MLB's Consensus Best Player

    It feels like an upset that   Mike Trout  won the American League MVP. That says enough about where the baseball world is. Or rather, where it's been...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 11,568 reads 68 comments

  2. Justin Verlander Defends Kate Upton's Tweets Regarding MLB Cy Young Award Loss

    Kate Upton, the fiancee of Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander , expressed her frustration with this year's American League Cy Young voting Wednesday when it was announced Boston ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 33,079 reads 0 comments

  3. Josh Reddick to Astros: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Veteran outfielder Josh Reddick has reached an agreement with the Houston Astros , Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported Thursday. Passan noted the deal is for $52 million over four seasons...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 2 months ago 18,785 reads 36 comments

  4. MLB, Rangers Investigating Alleged Sexual Assault Involving Academy Players

    Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers are reportedly investigating an alleged sexual assault involving multiple players at the Rangers' academy in the Dominican Republic. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal first reported on Nov...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 384 reads 0 comments

  5. Athletics Owner Lew Wolff Steps Down: Latest Details, Reaction

    Oakland Athletics managing partner and co-owner Lew Wolff is stepping down. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle , Athletics primary owner John Fisher will be taking over Wolff's role...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 8,486 reads 24 comments

  6. Rick Porcello Is Worthy of Cy Young, but How Did Justin Verlander Lose?

    Justin Verlander won the popular vote, which is worth about as much this week as it was last week. There's a system for these elections, and we all have to come together and accept Rick Porcello as our 2016 American League Cy Young winner...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 2 months ago 17,468 reads 97 comments

  7. Max Scherzer Joins Rarefied Air with AL, NL Cy Young Double Dip

    Max Scherzer has thrown no-hitters. He's struck out 20 batters in a game. On Wednesday, he joined a club that counts Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay as its only other members...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 13,033 reads 10 comments

  8. Kate Upton Comments on Fiance Justin Verlander Not Winning MLB Cy Young Award

    Major League Baseball announced Boston Red Sox ace Rick Porcello won the 2016 American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, which left Detroit Tigers hurler Justin Verlander in second place...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 474,893 reads 1 comments

  9. Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Comments on Winning World Series, Steve Bartman, More

    Few championships have meant more to a franchise than the Chicago Cubs ' 2016 World Series title. After 108 years without a title and 61 years since its last pennant, the team ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 2 months ago 79,430 reads 74 comments

  10. J.D. Martinez Would Be Ideal Fit for Power-Starved Giants

    Before the San Francisco Giants ' run of even-year championships was killed by their bullpen at the end of 2016, it was wounded by their lack of power. Their leading home run hitter was Brandon Belt, who cranked just 17 homers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 17,998 reads 29 comments

  11. Terry Francona's 2nd Manager of the Year Award Pads Sterling Hall of Fame Resume

    Terry Francona would surely trade his American League Manager of the Year award — and presumably every other piece of hardware in his trophy case — for another crack at the 2016 World Series...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 4,507 reads 4 comments

  12. Young Fan Loses World Series Bet, Gets Tooth Yanked After Cubs Win

    Nothing good ever comes from a sports bet. One young fan learned the hard way. After the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years, he honored his promise to let his friends pull out a tooth...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 11,730 reads 7 comments

  13. MLB Megastar Mookie Betts Is Rare Master of All Trades

    You know those people who seem to excel at everything? Mookie Betts is one of them. He was always a baseball stud. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise with him hitting .318/...

    Yaron Weitzman Written by Yaron Weitzman about 2 months ago 8,265 reads 8 comments

  14. Corey Seager Fulfills Top MLB Prospect Destiny as Unanimous Rookie of the Year

    When you're also up for the Most Valuable Player Award, winning Rookie of the Year is a mere formality. Still, Corey Seager will take it. And if you're just now joining us, he did...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 2 months ago 10,307 reads 12 comments

  15. Neil Walker Accepts Mets' Qualifying Offer: Contract Details, Reaction

    Second baseman Neil Walker will return to Citi Field to continue his stint with the New York Mets after accepting the team's $17.2 million qualifying offer, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Monday...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 2 months ago 340 reads 0 comments

  16. Jeremy Hellickson Accepts Phillies' Qualifying Offer: Contract Details, Reaction

    After having his best season while with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016, Jeremy Hellickson has decided to extend that partnership by accepting the team's $17.2 million qualifying offer...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 4,661 reads 13 comments

  17. Gary Sanchez B/R Q&A: 'I Didn't Even Believe What Was Happening'

    To say New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had a good rookie year is an understatement of Ruthian proportions. And yes, we just invoked the Bambino . Sanchez is 694 home runs shy of Babe Ruth on the all-time list...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 16,346 reads 23 comments

  18. Blue Jays Show Signs They're Moving on from Jose Bautista-Edwin Encarnacion Era

    Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista are free agents with qualifying offers from the Toronto Blue Jays sitting in front of them...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 18,316 reads 25 comments

  19. Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey Aim to Accelerate Braves' Promising Rebuild

    Bartolo Colon was a 20-year-old kid in 1994, already a promising prospect but too young and raw to help a Cleveland Indians team that was ready to win...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 2 months ago 17,257 reads 13 comments

  20. Cubs Fan Mabel Ball Dies at Age 108

    Mabel Ball — the 108-year-old Chicago Cubs fan who lived for the full length of the team's World Series drought before it was snapped earlier this month —died Tuesday...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 2 months ago 94,955 reads 8 comments

  21. Lourdes Gurriel to Blue Jays: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly signed Cuban prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to a multiyear contract. MLB .com's Jesse Sanchez first reported the utility man agreed to a deal with the Blue Jays on Friday...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 months ago 24,531 reads 47 comments

  22. Craig Counsell, Brewers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

    After two seasons at the helm, manager Craig Counsell agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension through 2020 with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. The team announced the move ahead of what would have been the final year on his deal...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 2,762 reads 3 comments

  23. Bartolo Colon to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Bartolo Colon will pitch again in 2017 after the Atlanta Braves reportedly signed him to a free-agent contract Friday. Mark Bowman of MLB .com first reported word of the agreement...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 months ago 19,387 reads 54 comments

  24. Sonny Gray Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Athletics SP

    Following a disappointing 2016 campaign, the Oakland Athletics are reportedly willing to listen to offers for starting pitcher Sonny Gray . Continue for updates. Latest on Gray's Future with Athletics Friday, Nov...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 2 months ago 4,128 reads 8 comments

  25. Giants Should Sign 2 of Chapman, Jansen and Melancon to Chase 2017 Title

    The San Francisco Giants need to bolster their bullpen. The Giants know it. Every other team knows it. Your second cousin who's wrapped up in the election and doesn't really follow baseball knows it...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 17,996 reads 43 comments