1. Miguel Sano Overcame Death of Child, Suicidal Thoughts to Reach MLB Superstardom

    Chirp, chirp , true story: As Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano arrived at Target Field one day earlier this season, he spotted a bird in the grass. The bird seemed a little weak...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 8 days ago 242,403 reads 0 comments

  2. Sonny Gray Blockbuster Is Big Yankees Win Both Now and for Bright Future

    There is only one possible way Sonny Gray is not a fit with the New York Yankees: He is but a wee lad of 5'10". I mean, have you seen these Yankees? They're enormous...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 22 days ago 59,596 reads 0 comments

  3. Charlie Blackmon's Trash 2004 Jeep Just One Layer of MLB's Quirkiest Superstar

    What is Charlie Blackmon looking at? He is stepping out of the batter's box and staring straight up into the night sky. It is 2010, and Blackmon is with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers...

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  4. B/R's 2017 MLB Trade Deadline Primer: Buyers, Sellers and Everyone in Between

    MIAMI — From showcase stage to sales rack, the transformation of Marlins Park was nearly instantaneous the second that Cleveland relief ace Andrew Miller fanned Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger to end the 88th All-Star Game Tuesday...

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  5. Manny Machado's Drive, Miami's '305 Boys' Turned Hungry Child into $400M Man

    MIAMI — The rope hung from the tree branch in Albert Almora Jr.'s backyard, extending maybe 30 feet down to the ground. Engineered by Almora's father and designed to be incorporated into his son's workouts, that rope had seen Albert Jr...

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  6. Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman the Pound-for-Pound King of MLB Mound Swag

    Hip-hop artist Mike Stud is cruising to the airport, and we are talking sauce. Technically, we are talking music. Hip-hop, rap and his close buddy, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman...

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  7. Who's Your Daddy? Pedro Martinez Jr. Making Own Fame as Teen Hitting Star

    Look at him. Just look at those cherubic, chubby cheeks. Eyes straight ahead, hands on knees, crouching, ready to pounce on the next baseball that travels his way. Boston Red Sox jersey and baby-faced...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 months ago 204,540 reads 0 comments

  8. Pitcher Donny Everett Was Headed for Stardom Until Life Tragically Intervened

    Maybe if you're lucky, someone comes into your life a few times over the years and lights it up like a birthday cake...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 489,263 reads 0 comments

  9. Jeff Samardzija Could've Been an NFL Star, but MLB Gave Him $120M Minus the Pain

    One by one, they've faded away. Almost all of Jeff Samardzija 's football-playing peers. Calvin Johnson. Brady Quinn. Reggie Bush. Matt Leinart. The names flip by as if from a ragged stack of football cards, relics from a bygone era...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 251,629 reads 0 comments

  10. The Revolution Is at Hand: Julio Urias Is Ready to Be LA's Next Great Star

    The kid was eight years old and throwing a perfect game. What else was new? Even at that age, Julio Urias had a bad left eye and a magnifico left arm. This isn't what he says, of course...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 127,847 reads 0 comments

  11. Madison Bumgarner Dirt Bike Injury Leaves San Francisco Giants in Dire Straits

    Redwoods, the Coit Tower and Golden Gate Park are among the few Northern California landmarks that have proved as durable as Madison Bumgarner over the past several years...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 30,558 reads 0 comments

  12. Scott Miller's Starting 9 (+8): 2017 Predictions (Or, Why I Hate Your Team)

    Let's hope your 2017 home repairs go better than Brian Flynn's. His path to the Kansas City Royals' bullpen this spring was rerouted when he went crashing through his barn roof in Oklahoma just before spring training started...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 100,825 reads 0 comments

  13. Brady Aiken Rejected $5M and Got Hurt; Now Past No. 1 Pick Fights for MLB Future

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. — No spring training backdrop is as dramatic as that of the Cleveland Indians , where dozens of tired, abandoned jets are parked on the desert floor in their final resting place...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 206,330 reads 0 comments

  14. The B/R Q&A: Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his ...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 159,048 reads 0 comments

  15. Shoes, Roommates and Tattoos: The Birth of the Cubs' Championship Family

    MESA, Ariz. — Over boxes stacked like skyscrapers and through tightening bonds that would lead to roommate arrangements, you could see the seeds beginning to sprout toward an eventual path to glory...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 44,143 reads 0 comments

  16. The 107 MPH Man: Michael Kopech's Quest to Be the Hardest Thrower of All Time

    TYLER, Texas — To the classic Bull Durham scene in which we learn candlesticks make nice wedding gifts, add this: Trailer hitches make awesome Christmas presents. It's true...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 5 months ago 398,470 reads 0 comments

  17. Loek van Mil: The 7'1" Pitching Giant Still Trying to Get His Big Break

    They come to the World Baseball Classic in all shapes and sizes. Teams. Players. Ballparks. Countries. Nobody, however, arrives in the exact fascinating size of a man who will be working in relief for the Netherlands over these next couple of weeks...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 79,968 reads 0 comments

  18. Shohei Ohtani: The 'Best Baseball Player in the World' Isn't in MLB...Yet

    TOKYO — New Year's night, a sparkling "2017" is brightly lit atop the Tokyo Tower, and the possibilities ringing in are endless...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 228,803 reads 0 comments

  19. Attacks on Dexter Fowler 'An Eye-Opener to How the World Is' for Others in MLB

    TAMPA — Dexter Fowler was asked a question. He gave a heartfelt answer. And then as it so often does, all hell broke loose on social media this week. Dexter Fowler is a smart and thoughtful man...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 126,022 reads 0 comments

  20. Kung Fu Panda's Last Stand: It's Now or Never for Pablo Sandoval

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — It is 7:30 a.m. on a warm spring morning, and the Panda is in a crouch, arms up, palms out, shuffling right and then left, right and then left, right and then left...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 145,761 reads 0 comments

  21. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Road to World Series Runs Through AL Central

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Central Park, Central Office, Central Champions... 1. Of Beer, Changing Stripes, Mr...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 39,802 reads 0 comments

  22. Scott Miller's Starting 9: 66 Reasons to Pay Attention to Spring Training

    So it was only last week, as I was walking near Bondi Beach just outside Sydney, when three college-age women strolled by, one of them wearing a Detroit Tigers cap. The Michigan native part of me couldn't help but stir...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 36,103 reads 0 comments

  23. Jose Fernandez's Passion, Love Are Lasting Inspirations to Those Left to Cope

    All around them, there was beauty. So much beauty. Bright, blended colors and shapes, brushstrokes, lines that bent and etched and curved, strumming their emotions and reaching deep inside their hearts...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 6 months ago 90,427 reads 0 comments

  24. Enormous Void Where Yordano Ventura's Passion and Laughter Once Lived

    The cars go too fast, the boats speed too recklessly and the tragedies are coming far too quickly. Miami has barely tossed the last shovelful of dirt on the grave of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, and now comes another wrenching death...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 months ago 31,643 reads 0 comments

  25. Scott Miller's 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    Maybe Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens , Manny Ramirez and others who were on the cutting edge of the performance-enhancing-drug era eventually will be voted into the Hall of Fame by the general electorate...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 7 months ago 21,647 reads 46 comments