1. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Jays, Royals, Mets Full Steam Ahead After Deadline

    1. Baseball's Newest Must-See Rivalry: Royals-Blue Jays Absolutely phenomenal baseball over three games before Sunday's contest turned into something right up Ronda Rousey's alley...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 hours ago 5,274 reads 10 comments

  2. Blue Jays Right to Gamble Future on Win-Now Roster, but It Better Work

    David Price and his dog Astro are on their way to Toronto, and, woof, woof, just how big is this for the Blue Jays ? Make no mistake, this could be the most important baseball ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 days ago 63,240 reads 102 comments

  3. Rangers' Acquisition of Cole Hamels Pressures Dodgers to Land David Price

    Not that it took Philadelphia forever to deal Cole Hamels, but if you check the timeline, I’m pretty sure the Phillies’ agonizingly protracted trade talks date back well before the arrival of the Liberty Bell in Philly...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 days ago 126,408 reads 169 comments

  4. Troy Tulowitzki Blockbuster Does Nothing to Change AL Playoff Picture

    Johnny Cueto? Absolutely. Jeff Samardzija? Fantastic. But Toronto scooping up Troy Tulowitzki in a stunning late-night blockbuster? Are you kidding? What are the Blue Jays ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 days ago 48,994 reads 130 comments

  5. Scott Miller's Starting 9: World Series Pressure Has Dodgers Hunting Blockbuster

    1. Starting Pitcher _______ Headed to Dodgers This is arguably the biggest baseball week in Los Angeles in the past 27 years. Think that's outrageous? Consider this: The Dodgers still haven't played in a World Series since 1988...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 days ago 79,758 reads 103 comments

  6. Dominican Dandies Dominate Multicultural Hall of Fame Celebration

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — They streamed down Susquehanna Avenue, hoisting their Dominican Republic flags, wearing their Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic caps and carrying their colorful signs...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 9 days ago 57,489 reads 50 comments

  7. Randy Johnson and Mark McGwire's Years Together at USC's Baseball Factory

    One entered the University of Southern California as a pitcher, and that didn't last. His bat was too valuable. The other entered as a pitcher, and that nearly didn't last...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 10 days ago 112,983 reads 28 comments

  8. As Hall Induction Nears, Pedro Martinez Looks Back on Best Pitching Season Ever

    The little man on the mound stared big into home plate. His eyes narrowed into slits. His lips pursed into a frown. Hitter after hitter, 11,394 of them over 18 summers, saw this look, hated this look, quivered because of this look...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 12 days ago 114,943 reads 107 comments

  9. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Generation Next's Wave of Young Talent 'Special'

    1. Generation Next Now Stepping into the Box Bryce Harper looked around the National League clubhouse last week, suddenly not as young as he once was. OK, so the kid is still just 22...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 14 days ago 60,591 reads 54 comments

  10. Inside the Fun of Players' 1st-Time All-Star Game Experiences, Young and Old

    CINCINNATI — An All-Star Game is one part baseball, one part paparazzi and one part People magazine. For first-timers, it is all of these things with the volume turned up...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 19 days ago 27,797 reads 17 comments

  11. 2015 MLB All-Star Game Upstaged by Pregame Ceremonies, HR Derby

    CINCINNATI — It’s tough duty, this business of producing memories. By its very nature, you expect an All-Star Game to come fully loaded with thrills and chills, packed with punch and zest...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 20 days ago 61,656 reads 57 comments

  12. 'An Absolute Blast': Harper and Trout Recall Days as Teammates in Fall League

    CINCINNATI — They are here now, smack in the middle of the national spotlight, All-Stars all around. But back then? They lived within walking distance of each other and, oh, those were the days...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 21 days ago 211,689 reads 62 comments

  13. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Midseason Awards, 2nd-Half Storylines Spectacular

    CINCINNATI — Break time in the majors? Why, that must mean either one of two things: free Popsicles for all or some cool midseason awards. Sorry, but Indians manager Terry Francona already ate all of the Popsicles...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 22 days ago 67,522 reads 107 comments

  14. Scott Miller's 2015 Anti-All-Star Team, Position by Position

    Baby, if you've ever wondered, wondered whatever became of me… No, we're not here living on the air at WKRP in Cincinnati ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 26 days ago 126,436 reads 196 comments

  15. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Rocking the All-Star Vote and Upsetting the Cart

    1. Those Who Were Hosed, and Those Who Should Be Rewarded Outrageous. Scandalous. Freaking criminal ! All of those descriptions were hurled in recent weeks, and that was just at poor Omar Infante ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 28 days ago 131,360 reads 205 comments

  16. Bleacher Report's 2015 MLB Trade Season Preview and Predictions

    So how do you like your trade rumors? Sunny-side up? Scrambled? Poached? Welcome to our Free-Range MLB Trade Deadline Spectacular, all the buzz that's fit to print with baseball's annual midsummer trade classic about to go Full Monty...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 29 days ago 164,917 reads 180 comments

  17. Broken System in Anaheim Not Conducive to Healthy Manager-GM Relationship

    There's no telling yet who will be the next permanent general manager to work for Los Angeles Angeles manager Mike Scioscia. Whoever it is, I trust he (or she) will be highly skilled at fetching coffee, taking telephone messages and maybe making copies.

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 15,594 reads 44 comments

  18. Freshly Revealed Scioscia-Dipoto Rift Exposes New Depths of Angels' Dysfunction

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Simple question, really, and hung like the moon in front of Angels manager Mike Scioscia before Tuesday night's game with the Yankees ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 32,434 reads 61 comments

  19. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Yankees Face Critical July Decisions

    1. Hot Times, Summer in New York City The trend lines are going in the wrong direction if you’re wearing pinstripes. The Yankees started this week in third place for the first time since April 20...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 31,736 reads 12 comments

  20. MLB Hitters' Preparation Obsession Creating Paralysis by Analysis

    One-time hitting savant turned manager Clint Hurdle noticed something a few years back in Pittsburgh that alarmed him. As a result, he removed computers from the area just behind the Pirates dugout during games...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 24,893 reads 13 comments

  21. Inside a Beanball War: How One Play Turned into Three Days of Royals, A's Rage

    There they were, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar rolling around in pain on the Missouri earth, Athletics baserunner Brett Lawrie picking himself up at second base, a hand on Escobar's back, seemingly checking with concern to make sure Escobar was OK..

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 313,842 reads 174 comments

  22. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Outrage over Max Scherzer's Missed Perfecto off-Base

    1. Warning: Unwritten Rules Ahead Jose Tabata, villain for either (a) leaning into or (b) not getting out of the way of a hanging slider and ruining Max Scherzer's perfect game? ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 73,341 reads 95 comments

  23. Pete Rose's Last, Best Chance to the Hall of Fame Now Gone

    Pete Rose had one final hope for admittance into the Hall of Fame, and it was the passage of time and the mercy for the accused that often accompanies it. That was torpedoed Monday by a bombshell report from William Weinbaum and T...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 111,591 reads 430 comments

  24. A New Father, Athletics' Sonny Gray Stars with Own Dad in His Memories

    Father's Day means a whole lot of things to a whole lot of people. To baseball's best pitcher at the moment, it arrives with past and present converging, the hard break of a biting slider with the promise of what comes next...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 22,737 reads 29 comments

  25. Cardinals' Pristine MLB Reputation at Stake in Hacking Scandal Investigation

    Stealing signs just became so Flannel Era. In its first spectacular scandal of the Digital Age, Major League Baseball now is facing the possibility that one of its most decorated organizations is guilty of stealing proprietary information...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 28,504 reads 160 comments