1. Biggest MLB Duds of Week 20, Position by Position

    One of the great baseball scenes ever put to film comes courtesy of the Leslie Nielsen classic The Naked Gun , with Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." providing the background music...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 8 days ago 15,135 reads 16 comments

  2. David Ortiz Hands out Gum, Takes Selfie with Kids Before Hitting Home Run

    David Ortiz 's farewell tour has been fun. On Saturday, that continued when the Boston Red Sox slugger handed out pieces of gum to young fans sitting near the on-deck circle before stepping to the plate...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 8 days ago 3,099 reads 1 comments

  3. Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill on the Comeback Trail at Perfect Time for Dodgers

    Just when the Los Angeles Dodgers have finally caught up with the San Francisco Giants , their starting pitching has gone and quit on them. Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill, that's your cue to come back and fix everything...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 days ago 19,049 reads 21 comments

  4. Mets Fan Shows Off Bare Stomach Before Bartolo Colon Delivers Pitch

    A fan had an interesting way of showing his support for pitcher Bartolo Colon during Saturday's game between the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants ...

    Zac Wassink Written by Zac Wassink about 8 days ago 16,560 reads 3 comments

  5. Carlos Gomez to Rangers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    It didn't take long for Carlos Gomez to find a new home. Saturday, the Texas Rangers struck a minor league deal with Gomez after he was placed on release waivers by the Houston Astros, according to MLB ...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 8 days ago 15,184 reads 23 comments

  6. MLB Milestones, Records That Could Be Achieved Down the Stretch in 2016

    Alex Rodriguez left a monumental milestone on the table when he and the New York Yankees agreed to part ways. The polarizing star ended his Yankees tenure with 696 career home runs...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 9 days ago 661 reads 0 comments

  7. Takeaways from MLB Week 20

    The Washington Nationals lead the NL East largely because second baseman Daniel Murphy is having an MVP-caliber year...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 9 days ago 25,017 reads 75 comments

  8. Rick Porcello's Red Sox Resurgence Worth Every Penny of Big-Money Extension

    The days Rick Porcello doesn't start for the Boston Red Sox , they're barely a .500 team. It's true. The Sox are 19-6 in Porcello 's 25 starts, after their 10-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 9 days ago 24,947 reads 35 comments

  9. Nathan Eovaldi Injury: Updates on Yankees P's Recovery from Tommy John Surgery

    The road to recovery for New York Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has begun after he underwent surgery on his right arm. Continue for updates. Eovaldi Has Tommy John Surgery Friday, Aug...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 9 days ago 1,016 reads 0 comments

  10. Report Cards for All 30 MLB Teams' Seasons at the 2016 Three-Quarter Mark

    The third semester of the 2016 regular season has come to an end, and report cards are heading home to each of baseball's 30 teams...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 10 days ago 50,133 reads 100 comments

  11. Carlos Gomez Released by Astros: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

    The Houston Astros released outfielder Carlos Gomez on Friday . Upon designating Gomez for assignment Aug. 10, Houston had 10 days to work out a trade or assign him to the minor leagues, but instead the 30-year-old is now a free agent...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 10 days ago 28,480 reads 27 comments

  12. Steven Matz Injury: Updates on Mets SP's Shoulder and Return

    New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz was held out of an Aug. 19 start against the San Francisco Giants due to a shoulder injury that was determined to be tightness. He is on the disabled list...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 10 days ago 5,927 reads 12 comments

  13. Predicting Outcome of 2016's Tightest MLB Playoff Battles

    Predicting some of the division races that are all but official—such as the National League Central—would just be adding fluff to any set of MLB playoff projections...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 10 days ago 65,114 reads 107 comments

  14. MLB Team of the Week: Kris Bryant, Gary Sanchez and Mookie Betts Star

    On Aug. 12, Alex Rodriguez played his final game as a member of the New York Yankees and quite possibly his final game in the major leagues...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 10 days ago 14,695 reads 23 comments

  15. Kris Bryant Faces Winding Road to Add MVP to His Growing Resume

    Because the baseball gods decree that every season must feature an overly complicated debate about the "V" in "MVP," 2016 has given us the curious case of Kris Bryant. There's no need to be curious about Bryant's stardom...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 10,904 reads 63 comments

  16. MLB Betting Preview: New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants Odds, Analysis

    The San Francisco Giants (66-54) will try to end a four-game losing streak behind ace Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.11 ERA) when they host the New York Mets (60-60) on Thursday...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by OddsShark.com about 11 days ago 1,300 reads 0 comments

  17. MLB Position-by-Position 2016 Player Rankings at Quarter Pole

    Who are MLB 's best players at every position at the quarter pole of the 2016 season? This updated version of our position-by-position player rankings takes into account players' ...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 11 days ago 108,985 reads 307 comments

  18. MLB Set Up for Wildest Offseason Trade Market in Recent Memory

    If the upcoming MLB offseason were a movie directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, it would be titled There Will Be Trades . Don't worry, Daniel Day Lewis isn't coming for your milkshake...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 11 days ago 46,045 reads 42 comments

  19. Jonathan Lucroy Proving to Be Deadline Difference-Maker Rangers Hoped For

    Jonathan Lucroy hit his seventh home run for the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in a 6-2 win over the Oakland A's. That becomes more impressive when you stack it next to another number: 15...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 11 days ago 9,767 reads 31 comments

  20. Josh Donaldson Injury: Updates on Blue Jays Star's Thumb and Return

    Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson exited Aug. 17's game against the New York Yankees with a thumb injury. However, he's ready to return. Continue for updates. Donaldson Active vs...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 11 days ago 3,381 reads 3 comments

  21. B/R MLB Rivalry Series: New York Mets vs. New York Yankees

    Welcome to the sixth edition of Bleacher Report's MLB rivalry series. In the weeks to come, we'll highlight some of the biggest head-to-head rivalries in our national pastime and shine light on the past, present and future of those matchups...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 12 days ago 5,517 reads 9 comments

  22. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 20 Buzz and Rumors

    The next time someone tells you that baseball is boring, kindly point their attention to the stretch run, which promises to be far more exciting and entertaining than any meaningless NFL preseason game could ever hope to be...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 12 days ago 6,001 reads 17 comments

  23. How the Chicago Cubs Have Shaken off Slump to Fly Back to Top of MLB

    CHICAGO — In sports, we're used to losses prompting overly emotional and one-word reactions. Not so for the Chicago Cubs under manager Joe Maddon...

    Seth Gruen Written by Seth Gruen about 12 days ago 15,028 reads 73 comments

  24. Risky 6-Man Rotation Is Blue Jays' Best Shot at Deep 2016 Postseason Run

    For some teams, questing for a World Series trophy requires sticking with whatever's working. The Toronto Blue Jays don't have that luxury. Things are mostly good for the reigning AL East champs...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 days ago 5,029 reads 11 comments

  25. Chase Utley Hits HR and Grand Slam vs. Phillies, Gets 2 Curtain Calls in Return

    Chase Utley 's return to Citizens Bank Park was memorable. The Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman was back in town Tuesday to face his former team, the Philadelphia Phillies, for the first time since getting traded last summer...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 12 days ago 3,763 reads 7 comments