1. Can Yu Darvish Be One of Most Dominant Strikeout Pitchers in MLB History?

    Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish has been racking up strikeouts this season at an impressive rate. Strike that—he's put himself up among the all-time greats in terms of whiffs...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 8,982 reads 22 comments

  2. Red Sox Pull Off 6-Run Rally for Incredible Walk-off Win

    The Boston Red Sox were all set to break out the brooms on Thursday in their attempt to sweep a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners ...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 14,613 reads 15 comments

  3. Red Sox Left Fielder Jonny Gomes Pulls off Unique Double Play in 15th Inning

    Double plays occur every day in Major League Baseball. But it's rare indeed when an outfielder pulls off an unassisted double play. That's exactly what Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes did on Wednesday...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 6,197 reads 8 comments

  4. Winners and Losers of Jake Peavy Trade Involving Red Sox, White Sox and Tigers

    For weeks, rumors had been swirling about possible landing spots for Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy . He has now officially landed...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 33,759 reads 35 comments

  5. Blown Call by Umpire Jerry Meals Cost Red Sox AL East Lead in Loss to Rays

    In a make-up game on Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays , the Boston Red Sox lost their lead in the AL East thanks to a blown call by home plate umpire Jerry Meals. At 63-44, Boston now sits a half game behind the 63-43 Rays...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 73,669 reads 229 comments

  6. Watch Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra Save Randall Delgado's Shutout Bid

    On Friday against the San Diego Padres , Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Randall Delgado picked up the first complete-game shutout of his brief career. He can thank teammate Gerardo Parra for helping him achieve that feat...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 5,641 reads 2 comments

  7. Phillies' Signing of Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Means Cliff Lee Not Going Anywhere

    Cuban-born pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez may not have pitched a single inning in Major League Baseball, but he could be the missing link the Philadelphia Phillies have been looking for...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 11,513 reads 28 comments

  8. MLB Trade Rumors: All 30 Teams' Hottest News Heading into the Second Half

    After a four-day layoff interrupted by an exhibition contest—the 84th edition of the All-Star Game— MLB is back. There will also be less than two weeks to go before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 61,007 reads 22 comments

  9. American League All-Stars Pay Homage to Legendary Closer Mariano Rivera

    New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will be participating in his 13th and final MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, and his American League teammates paid homage to him in fitting fashion...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 18,599 reads 16 comments

  10. 2013 All-Star Game: Full Preview and Predictions for the Midsummer Classic

    The 84th edition of the MLB All-Star Game is on Tuesday night as the American League and National League battle for the right to gain home-field advantage for the World Series once again...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 24,337 reads 42 comments

  11. The 25 Most Memorable Home Run Derby Moments of All Time

    Some of the great home run moments in MLB history have come in an exhibition event: the Home Run Derby. The popularity of the long ball is not a new phenomenon. Former New York Yankees manager Miller Huggins knew a thing or two about baseball...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 5,182 reads 1 comments

  12. Updated Nightmare Scenarios for All 30 Teams at the Deadline

    In exactly three weeks, the MLB non-waiver trade deadline will have come to pass. From now until 4 p.m. EDT on July 31, teams will be working to upgrade their rosters for playoff pushes or shape their rosters for next season and beyond...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 1,717 reads 7 comments

  13. Ricky Nolasco's Sparkling Dodgers' Debut Shows He Can Impact Division Race

    When the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins , they envisioned a starting pitcher who could have considerable impact in their fight for the NL West title...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 2,898 reads 3 comments

  14. Los Angeles Angels Trade Rumors: Latest Updates and Reaction

    With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching, the Los Angeles Angels will be forced to make a decision as to the direction their team will take in the next few weeks...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 17,395 reads 11 comments

  15. Updated Playoff Odds for All 30 MLB Teams at the Midway Point

    Now that the second half of the 2013 MLB season is underway, there is a more defined picture of the direction each team is taking in terms of postseason possibilities...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 29,897 reads 57 comments

  16. MLB's 50 Biggest Storylines Heading into the Second Half

    The second half of the 2013 MLB season is now upon us, and the first three months of play gave fans, experts and pundits plenty to talk about. Chris Davis reached the 30-home run mark on Saturday with two more bombs against the New York Yankees...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 33,321 reads 40 comments

  17. Dodgers' 6-Game Winning Streak Ends with Worst Home Loss in Franchise History

    One thing the Los Angeles Dodgers have to be given credit for on a night where nothing went right—they know how to end a streak in grand fashion...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 15,952 reads 14 comments

  18. Grading Matt Harvey, Shelby Miller and Wave of Stud Pitching Prospects in Action

    On the MLB schedule for Friday, a veritable who's who of young pitching stars were scheduled to start. Matt Harvey and Shelby Miller were just two of the bright young arms in the ...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 5,390 reads 5 comments

  19. First-Half Grades for Every MLB Team

    Now that the 2013 MLB season is near its midway point, it's time to look at each team's performance thus far. Surprises and disappointments are expected every season, and this year is no exception...

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  20. Yasiel Puig Lifts Dodgers to 6th Straight Victory with 6-4 Win over Phillies

    It's a small sample size, but Los Angeles Dodgers rookie phenom Yasiel Puig is now 2-for-2 on the season with the bases loaded. His latest random act of heroism, a sharp single to left field, plated A...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 5,745 reads 14 comments

  21. Blue Jays Send Popular Fan and Team Favorite Munenori Kawasaki to Minors

    The good news for the Toronto Blue Jays is that shortstop Jose Reyes will be back in the lineup on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays . The bad news—for both fans and teammates—is that Munenori Kawasaki became the sacrificial lamb...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 7,403 reads 20 comments

  22. Projecting Each MLB Team's Future Cleanup Hitter in 2015

    Cleanup hitters in baseball have always been judged on their ability to drive in runs. For decades, that's been their main responsibility...

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  23. Yasiel Puig Introduces Himself to San Francisco Giants with 3-Hit Night

    So much has already been written about Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig recently that one would think he's been around as long as LeBron James or Kobe Bryant...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 15,047 reads 23 comments

  24. How Will Yasiel Puig React to the Intense Hatred of Dodgers-Giants Rivalry?

    Yasiel Puig has played in only 19 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers thus far, and has already been embroiled in controversy with his involvement in a brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks ...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 4,578 reads 5 comments

  25. Tigers vs. Red Sox Video: Watch Victor Martinez's Incredible Backhanded Flip

    Prior to Sunday's game between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox , designated hitter Victor Martinez had only started three games at first base the entire season. It was certainly understandable that he would have been a bit rusty...

    Doug Mead Written by Doug Mead about 1 year ago 32,412 reads 33 comments