1. 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 19 days ago 79,396 reads 74 comments

  2. 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 19 days ago 17,828 reads 29 comments

  3. 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 19 days ago 4,488 reads 4 comments

  4. 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 20 days ago 11,712 reads 7 comments

  5. 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 20 days ago 8,080 reads 8 comments

  6. 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 20 days ago 10,266 reads 12 comments

  7. 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 21 days ago 311 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 21 days ago 4,589 reads 13 comments

  9. 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 21 days ago 16,115 reads 23 comments

  10. 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 21 days ago 18,245 reads 25 comments

  11. 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 23 days ago 17,071 reads 13 comments

  12. 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 23 days ago 94,893 reads 8 comments

  13. 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 24 days ago 24,113 reads 49 comments

  14. 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 24 days ago 2,742 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 24 days ago 19,335 reads 54 comments

  16. 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 24 days ago 4,055 reads 8 comments

  17. 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 24 days ago 17,939 reads 44 comments

  18. Sonny Gray Is the Wild Card of the MLB Offseason's Ace Trade Market

    Remember when Sonny Gray seemed to have one foot in an Oakland A's uniform and one foot on the trading block? Those were interesting times. Now they may be ready for a comeback...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 24 days ago 12,578 reads 28 comments

  19. Ian Kinsler Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Tigers 2B

    As the Detroit Tigers start to retool their aging roster and build for the future, second baseman Ian Kinsler has emerged as an attractive piece to offer in trade talks. Continue for updates...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 25 days ago 29,814 reads 50 comments

  20. J.D. Martinez Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Tigers OF

    Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has become the subject of trade rumors this offseason as the club tries to retool for a postseason run in 2017. Continue for updates. Mets Have Martinez as Backup Plan to Cespedes Tuesday, Nov...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 25 days ago 27,215 reads 42 comments

  21. Brian McCann Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Yankees C

    New York Yankees catcher and designated hitter Brian McCann has continued to be the subject of trade rumors this offseason. Continue for updates. Yankees Deny That Trade for McCann is "Imminent" Thursday, Nov...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 25 days ago 976 reads 0 comments

  22. R.A. Dickey to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Veteran pitcher R.A. Dickey signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. The team announced the move and added there is also a club option for the 2018 season...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 25 days ago 15,386 reads 13 comments

  23. Todd Frazier Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding White Sox 3B

    The Chicago White Sox are reportedly listening to trade inquiries for third baseman Todd Frazier as part of what could be a busy offseason for the organization. Continue for updates...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 25 days ago 12,148 reads 9 comments

  24. What Is Mets' Backup Plan to Save Offense If Yoenis Cespedes Leaves NY?

    To get Yoenis Cespedes in 2015, the New York Mets had to give up the guy who will probably be the American League 's Rookie of the Year (Michael Fulmer)...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 25 days ago 7,378 reads 5 comments

  25. Dodgers Need Chris Sale, Have Ammunition to Get Blockbuster Done

    The Los Angeles Dodgers need another ace. They have a deep farm system. And the free-agent starting pitching cupboard is basically bare . Add those disparate facts up and what do you get? Possibly Chris Sale plying his trade in Southern California...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 25 days ago 41,928 reads 80 comments