1. Can Shohei Ohtani Stay Healthy Enough to Match MLB Phenom Hype?

    Shohei Ohtani is a unique talent. He's not a superhuman talent. He can be one of the best hitters in the world. He can be one of the best pitchers in the world. He does things no one else can...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  2. Would Landing Both Giancarlo Stanton, Shohei Ohtani Make Giants an NL Threat?

    The San Francisco Giants aren't one player away, even if that player is Giancarlo Stanton . Or Shohei Ohtani. But what if you change "one" to "two" and "or" to "and"? Then the Giants might have something...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 10 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  3. Rob Manfred Strikes Fear in Heart of MLB by Banning Former Braves GM for Life

    The press release from Major League Baseball dropped just before the close of business Tuesday. "Commissioner's Statement Regarding Braves' Violations," it said, and that's exactly what this was...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 24 days ago 1 reads 0 comments

  4. Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger Are Perfect Fits for Title-or-Bust Yanks, Dodgers

    One of them inspired a comparison to fellow Yankees star Derek Jeter, which sounds pretty good until you find out someone compared the other one to Ted Williams...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  5. J.D. Martinez Is Perfect Big-Money Red Sox Splash to Solve Home Run Void

    In the year of the home run, a Houston Astros team that hit plenty of them just won the World Series. Meanwhile, in Boston, a Red Sox team that didn't hit enough of them just brought in a guy from Arizona with some home run history...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  6. Joc Pederson's Huge Power, Emotion Making Him World Series Star After NLDS Snub

    On a Los Angeles Dodgers team that sailed through much of the 2017 season, Joc Pederson was the guy who nearly sunk...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  7. A.J. Hinch's Managerial Genius Solves Astros' Closer Nightmare with His Starters

    Hey look, the managers still matter. Flexibility still matters. A plan is only good until your eyes tell you it's time to change the plan. Brad Peacock never expected to get the final 11 outs of a World Series game...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  8. Justin Verlander's Journey from Untradeable $28M/Year Man to Postseason Hero

    Editor's Note: Justin Verlander forced an ALCS Game 7 with a dominant 7 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 8 K performance against the Yankees on Friday night. He lowered his 2017 postseason ERA to 1...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  9. Yankees Have Returned Yankee Stadium to an Impenetrable Big-Game Fortress

    NEW YORK — There were nights in May when it wasn't this loud, afternoons in August when the stands weren't full. The New York Yankees won a whole lot of those games at Yankee Stadium, too...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 1 reads 0 comments

  10. Stephen Strasburg Rewrites His October History; Now Nats Must Do the Same

    Fair or not, the reputation was there. It was there before, and it was certainly there Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Stephen Strasburg was the guy who doesn't pitch in October...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 2 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  11. Trea Turner's Lightning Speed Is About to Electrify the 2017 Postseason

    Trea Turner wasn't always fast. Well, that's not exactly right, because Turner was probably always faster than the average kid. But he wasn't fast fast when he started playing baseball at Park Vista Community High School in Lake Worth, Florida...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 2 months ago 1 reads 0 comments

  12. Aaron Judge Needed Just 1 Game to Start Writing Yankees Postseason Legend

    NEW YORK — The kid is the star. He has been since April. It's just as true in October. You see it with all those shirts with No. 99 on them. You hear it when Aaron Judge comes to the plate at Yankee Stadium...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 2 months ago 26 reads 0 comments

  13. The Baby Bombers: We're Witnessing the Beginning of MLB's Next Powerhouse

    NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez was the cleanup hitter the last time the New York Yankees played a postseason game. It was the 2015 American League Wild Card Game, and it felt like the end for a franchise that had been winning for two decades...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 2 months ago 9,903 reads 0 comments

  14. J.D. Martinez Is MLB's Hottest Home Run Machine as Postseason Looms

    Danny Duffy would not be J.D. Martinez 's favorite pitcher to face. The two met plenty of times in the American League Central. The first time, back in 2014, Martinez homered. In 23 plate appearances against Duffy since then, Martinez is 2-for-21 (...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 months ago 22,335 reads 0 comments

  15. Jacoby Ellsbury Has Gone from $153M Bust to Critical Yankees Playoff Race Spark

    There was a time, not all that long ago, when Joe Girardi kept getting asked how he could afford to keep Jacoby Ellsbury in the New York Yankees lineup. There was a time, not long after that, when Ellsbury was sitting more than he was playing...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 months ago 107,324 reads 0 comments

  16. Struggles Show Dodgers Were Never Superteam, but They Don't Have to Be

    For three weeks now, the Cleveland Indians haven't lost. For nearly three weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers have barely won. For the season, the Dodgers still have more wins...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 months ago 9,425 reads 0 comments

  17. Rhys Hoskins' Historic Power Adds Yet Another Poster Child to MLB's HR Explosion

    We think we know all about MLB prospects now — who's No. 1, who's No. 2 and all the way down to who's No. 100. Then Rhys Hoskins comes around and shows us we don't know as much as we thought...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 months ago 53,515 reads 0 comments

  18. 2-Way MLB Superstar Revolution Is Looming, but Can Anyone Make It Big?

    Brendan McKay believes he can do this. He really does. He can pitch and he can hit, and he can do both at a high level. He did it in the College World Series for the University of Louisville...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 19,353 reads 0 comments

  19. Baseball's Hottest Ticket: The Minor League Team with an 18-Year Sellout Streak

    There was a time, not all that long ago, that coming to downtown Dayton, Ohio, meant settling for ballpark food without a ballpark to eat it in...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 213,691 reads 0 comments

  20. Curtis Granderson Gives Dodgers Embarrassment of Riches on Field, Leader off It

    They were watching video the other day in the New York Mets clubhouse, not to get ready for a game but just out of personal interest...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 145,160 reads 0 comments

  21. Giancarlo Stanton's Race for 62 Dubs Him King of MLB's New Golden Home Run Era

    Even for the people who watch Giancarlo Stanton every day, each at-bat is something to be savored. Even for the guys who see him close up, it never stops being special...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 38,160 reads 0 comments

  22. Luis Severino Exploded from $225K Signing into MLB Ace with 101 MPH Heat

    Luis Severino was two outs into the seventh inning and 106 pitches into his day's work when Jose Peraza stepped to the plate on a recent Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 153,802 reads 0 comments

  23. 40-Year-Old Postseason Hero Carlos Beltran Could Be Astros' 2017 X-Factor

    This may seem like a funny time to discuss why the Houston Astros can win in October, given the trouble they're having winning in August...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 45,003 reads 0 comments

  24. Chad Bettis Completes Road Back to MLB Mound After Battling Cancer with a Smile

    Chad Bettis had to be hiding the hurt. No one confronts cancer with a smile. Not all the time, not for every minute of every day...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 55,335 reads 0 comments

  25. Contenders Can Answer Dodgers 'Superteam' with August Justin Verlander Splash

    Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline passed more than a week ago, but the pitcher who might be the biggest difference-maker of all remains on the market. He's healthy, he's strong and he's pitching as well as he has all season...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 4 months ago 66,277 reads 0 comments