1. Andrew McCutchen Makes Spectacular Diving Catch, Prompts Chants of 'MVP'

    "MVP! MVP! MVP!" Those were the chants that could be heard in Pittsburgh Thursday night when Andrew McCutchen made this play: The play happened in the top of the seventh against the Chicago Cubs with Junior Lake up to bat...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 5,077 reads 7 comments

  2. Can Masahiro Tanaka Command a Yu Darvish-Type Contract in MLB?

    Don't look now, but there may be another Yu Darvish on the way to MLB . Masahiro Tanaka is a 24-year old right-handed pitcher who plays for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in the Japan Pacific League...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 6,155 reads 10 comments

  3. Are the Texas Rangers Set Up for Another September Collapse?

    Not again. That's what Texas Rangers fans are saying again this year, as the team is struggling in September the same way they did last year. The Rangers have lost eight of their last 10 games, are 3...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 2,055 reads 9 comments

  4. Boston Red Sox Fan Attempts Chokehold on Tampa Bay Rays Mascot

    Alcohol can make people do some crazy and stupid things. According to Jasper Craven of the Boston Globe , that's exactly what Boston Red Sox fan Trevor James Martin did Tuesday to Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond during a game in Tampa...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 13,505 reads 23 comments

  5. Optimal Starting Lineups for MLB Contenders to Surge Down the Stretch

    The race for the playoffs continues to get more interesting in Major League Baseball . On Tuesday, I wrote about the optimal starting rotations the rest of the way for all MLB contenders...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 916 reads 6 comments

  6. Yankees Acquire Mariners SS Brendan Ryan as Insurance for Derek Jeter

    In a surprising move, the New York Yankees acquired shortstop Brendan Ryan from the Seattle Mariners . While Ryan won't be eligible for the postseason because he wasn't with the Yankees on Sept...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 25,351 reads 35 comments

  7. Yankees' 2013 Luxury Tax Bill of $29.1 Million Higher Than Entire Astros Payroll

    The New York Yankees once again will be footing the highest luxury tax bill in baseball, this year at $29.1 million...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 3,390 reads 5 comments

  8. Clay Buchholz's Impact on the Boston Red Sox Rotation, World Series Odds

    After three full months on the DL with a shoulder injury, Clay Buchholz returned to the Boston Red Sox rotation Tuesday night...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 4,354 reads 7 comments

  9. Is Shin-Soo Choo a Smart Signing for the New York Mets Rebuild?

    Shin-Soo Choo is going to be one of the more underrated free agents on the market this offseason, but that doesn't mean teams won't be lining up for his services...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 3,613 reads 12 comments

  10. How Andy Pettitte's 2014 Return Would Impact Yankees' Offseason Plan

    Could Andy Pettitte be coming back for one more season? According to Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger , it certainly seems like a possibility: “Look, as long as ...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 3,754 reads 17 comments

  11. Buck Showalter, Former MLB Player Accuse New York Yankees of Stealing Signs

    You can tell things are getting intense in the AL East when managers are ready to fight over allegedly stealing signs...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 4,500 reads 8 comments

  12. Optimal Starting Rotations for MLB Contenders to Surge Down the Stretch

    With less than a month to go in the MLB season, there's still a lot to be decided. Nearly half of the teams in baseball are still reasonably in the playoff hunt, although some have more work to do than others...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 1,011 reads 4 comments

  13. Predicting 8 Big Surprises for the Rest of the 2013 MLB Season

    Yet another week begins in Major League Baseball , but not much has changed. The race in the NL Central continues to be exciting while the AL West and AL Wild Card are coming down to the wire as well...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 2,240 reads 32 comments

  14. Ranking the Greatest September MLB Playoff Races of All Time

    With four weeks to go in the season, there are many races yet to be determined in Major League Baseball . When looking at the AL West, AL Wild Card and NL Central races, I think of what might be in the last few weeks of the season...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 6,482 reads 9 comments

  15. South Carolina vs. Georgia: Live Game Grades and Analysis for the Bulldogs

    Georgia 41, South Carolina 30: Final The Georgia Bulldogs came out on top in an SEC showdown with the South Carolina Gamecocks . Check out the analysis and final grades here...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 7,069 reads 13 comments

  16. Ranking Each Non-Contending MLB Team by 'Spoiler Factor'

    With less than a month left to go in the MLB season, many teams are still fighting it out for the playoffs. While some teams are locks to win their division, others know the next four weeks will determine what their Octobers are going to look like...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 407 reads 0 comments

  17. Has Jacoby Ellsbury Played Himself into a $100 Million-Plus Contract?

    Jacoby Ellsbury is a threat on the basepaths for the Boston Red Sox . But apparently, Ellsbury is also likened to an aircraft carrier by his agent, Scott Boras, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 8,476 reads 39 comments

  18. Alex Rodriguez Does Face-Plant With Belly Flop Slide, Poses for Teammates

    There are moments when I can do nothing but sit back and smile. And on Thursday, that's exactly what I did when I saw this happen to Alex Rodriguez : The play happened in ...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 37,387 reads 65 comments

  19. Ryan Braun's Apology Calls to Milwaukee Brewers Fans Nothing but Lame PR Stunt

    Ryan Braun has some nerve. While he's yet to face reporters since his performance-enhancing-drug suspension in July stemming from involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, the ...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 44,142 reads 83 comments

  20. Vin Scully Selected as Grand Marshal for 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade

    One of the greatest broadcasters ever and one of the greatest events of the year will combine into one this year, merging baseball and college football in one brief moment...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 1,788 reads 3 comments

  21. Is the Dodgers' Drama, Star Power Overshadowing Braves' World Series Case?

    Major League Baseball can't get enough of the Los Angeles Dodgers . If it's not the constant updates on Yasiel Puig in his first season, it's how the pitching staff is the best thing since sliced bread...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 4,213 reads 10 comments

  22. 8 Young MLB Players Who Have Regressed the Most in 2013

    When you look at players like Matt Harvey and Mike Trout, you think of players who are the future of Major League Baseball . There are multiple other players who have performed just as well as those two, setting the bar even higher in 2013...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 4,303 reads 8 comments

  23. Mariano Rivera Adds to Glowing Legacy with Ninth 40-Save Season

    Mariano Rivera added to his growing legacy Tuesday night as he picked up his 40th save of the season, marking the ninth time he's done it in his career...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 4,905 reads 4 comments

  24. Minor League Thefts Record-Holder Billy Hamilton Steals Second Base in MLB Debut

    After a few years of stealing every base imaginable in the minor leagues, Billy Hamilton finally stole his first in the big leagues on Tuesday...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 2,534 reads 1 comments

  25. Yankees Outfielder Vernon Wells Steals Home for First Time in 15-Year Career

    For the first time in his career, New York Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells stole home. The steal happened in the bottom of the second inning with two outs against the White Sox ...

    Chris Stephens Written by Chris Stephens about 12 months ago 27,832 reads 20 comments