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Red Sox battling adversity as well as opponents

Red Sox battling adversity as well as opponents

As the Major League baseball season concludes its first week, the Boston Red Sox are off to about the worst start they could have imagined. Beyond their 2-5 record, which means next to nothing at this point, the Red Sox lost five... 
Yankees season gets off to injury-riddled start

Yankees season gets off to injury-riddled start

The New York Yankees looked like the team to beat in the American League East this year. The club added depth to a bullpen that was already one of the league’s best. And with a powerful core of young players entering their prime,... 
Acuna and Bogaerts the latest to sign extensions

Acuna and Bogaerts the latest to sign extensions

Outfielder Ronald Acuna, Jr. of the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts are the latest young stars to sign contract extensions with their respective teams. Acuna, who was the National League Rookie of the... 
Do Alonso and Tatis Jr. represent a paradigm shift?

Do Alonso and Tatis Jr. represent a paradigm shift?

Just days before the 2019 Major League Baseball Opening Day, the New York Mets and San Diego Padres announced that two of the league’s brightest prospects will be on their respective Major League rosters to start the season. Third... 
Ichiro Says Goodbye in Storybook Fashion

Ichiro Says Goodbye in Storybook Fashion

He knew it was coming. During a spring when he was hitting just .064 with 10 strikeouts, Ichiro Suzuki knew that these two games against the Oakland A’s would most likely be his last two games as a professional baseball player.  The... 
Mike Trout signs record-breaking extension with Angels

Mike Trout signs record-breaking extension with Angels

Just over two weeks since Bryce Harper signed a record-breaking 13-year, $330 million with the Philadelphia Phillies, Mike Trout established a new record by signing a 12-year contract worth $430 million. The contract adds 10 years... 
Seager to have Surgery, miss April

Seager to have Surgery, miss April

Kyle Seager, the Seattle Seahawks iron man third baseman will have surgery to repair a tendon in his left hand and will miss the first month of the season and possibly more.  The 31-year old Seager suffered the injury... 
Nationals Have Five Good Reasons to Move on From Harper

Nationals Have Five Good Reasons to Move on From Harper

The Washington Nationals couldn’t have been seriously expecting Bryce Harper to sign a new contract with their team. However, it still had to be a sobering moment to realize that the 2019 season would be arriving with Harper... 
Mendoza Hiring Receives “Conflicting” Reviews

Mendoza Hiring Receives “Conflicting” Reviews

On March 5, the New York Mets announced the hiring of Jessica Mendoza as a baseball operations adviser to General Manager, Brodie Van Wagenen. Mendoza, who is known most recently for her work as an analyst on ESPN’s Sunday... 
Arenado Signs Surprise Long-Term Deal with Rockies

Arenado Signs Surprise Long-Term Deal with Rockies

It was almost a given that Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado would be playing somewhere else when his contract expired after the 2019 season. It’s just what happens with players in markets like Colorado. In fact,... 
Why Craig Kimbrel may return to the Red Sox

Why Craig Kimbrel may return to the Red Sox

As the relief pitcher market begins to shrink, Craig Kimbrel finds himself in a good news, bad news situation. First, the good news. Kimbrel remains the top relief pitcher on the market. And right now it’s not close. The bad... 
Brach, Strickland Deals Highlight MLB’s “Gig” Economy

Brach, Strickland Deals Highlight MLB’s “Gig” Economy

The two most recent relief pitcher signings in Major League Baseball’s offseason were Brad Brach who signed with the Chicago Cubs and Hunter Strickland who was inked by the Seattle Mariners. The impact they will have on their... 
What the A.J. Pollock Signing Means for the N.L. West

What the A.J. Pollock Signing Means for the N.L. West

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a five-year deal with free agent outfielder A.J. Pollock formerly of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The deal is said to be a five-year deal worth $60 million. As reported by Ken Rosenthal of MLB.com,... 
Free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu signs with Yankees

Free agent second baseman DJ LeMahieu signs with Yankees

As of January 10, 22 out of the top 50 free agents in Major League Baseball remained unsigned. That number was reduced by one on January 11 as Jack Curry of the YES Network reported that second baseman DJ LeMahieu, formerly of... 
Landing spot for Dallas Keuchel remains a mystery

Landing spot for Dallas Keuchel remains a mystery

It seems pretty clear that many of the big name free agents in this major league baseball offseason are waiting in line behind Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. That may be by their choice as well as the other teams linked to them. For... 
Corey Kluber may be one of the last dominoes to fall this winter

Corey Kluber may be one of the last dominoes to fall this winter

Cleveland Indians right-handed pitcher Corey Kluber is one of the top players who could be playing somewhere else in 2019. What’s different about Kluber is that he’s not a free agent, but it sure feels like he is. His current team,... 
Looking at possible landing spots for Bryce Harper

Looking at possible landing spots for Bryce Harper

The beginning of a new year usually means the big names of Major League Baseball’s free agent class begin to sign. Bryce Harper is arguably the biggest name being sought after by a number of teams. Harper, and his agent Scott Boras,... 
Big names starting to find landing spots in free agency

Big names starting to find landing spots in free agency

The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings came and went without many free agent signings. The two biggest prizes of the Hot Stove season – Manny Machado and Bryce Harper – have yet to make a decision. But in just a few days before... 
Giants, Pirates may be leading candidates for Tulowitzki

Giants, Pirates may be leading candidates for Tulowitzki

Former Toronto Blue Jays infielder, Troy Tulowitzki held an open workout for Major League baseball teams on Tuesday, December 18th. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports over 11 teams were present for the workout. The San Francisco... 
Braves’ Brian Snitker, Athletics’ Bob Melvin Grab 2018 Manager of the Year Honors

Braves’ Brian Snitker, Athletics’ Bob Melvin Grab 2018 Manager of the Year Honors

Its that time of year for annual baseball awards. Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics won MLB’s 2018 Manager of the Year Awards on Tuesday night. Snitker edged out Milwaukee’s... 
Can the Dodgers have another crack at the World Series this year?

Can the Dodgers have another crack at the World Series this year?

Even the staunchest Dodgers fan would have to say that it’s not looking good right now. LA’s finest have had a dismal first quarter of the season, losing consecutive games to some of the weakest teams in the league. Even... 
Shohei Ohtani Has Made The Angels Matter Again

Shohei Ohtani Has Made The Angels Matter Again

When the Los Angeles Angels won the sweepstakes to sign Shohei Ohtani, it was no secret that the team was on its way to improving. But, after Ohtani’s strong start to the season, the team has gone far beyond expectations at this... 
Small Chances Can Lead To Breakthrough And A Good Foundation

Small Chances Can Lead To Breakthrough And A Good Foundation

Sports and life are so similar may be that’s why we tell others to take life sportingly and move on if something unpleasant happens. Returning from a hectic work trip can be like having played a hard game of baseball. Injuries at... 
Clayton Kershaw Salary, Contract – Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw Salary, Contract – Los Angeles Dodgers

In January of 2014 the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a 7-year $215 million deal with Clayton Kershaw. The largest deal for any Major League Baseball pitcher in history greatly overshadows the previous record-holder (Detroit Tigers’... 
MLB Hopes to Make the Path For Cuban Baseball Players Easier

MLB Hopes to Make the Path For Cuban Baseball Players Easier

The Tampa Bay Ray will play the Cuban National Team in Havana on March 22. President Obama is scheduled to attend the exhibition between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban National Team on March 22 in Havana, marking the first time... 
St. Louis Cardinals Extend Kolten Wong, $25.5 Million over Five Years

St. Louis Cardinals Extend Kolten Wong, $25.5 Million over Five Years

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced an agreement on an extension with 25-year-old second baseman Kolten Wong. Wong will reportedly be guaranteed $25.5 million over five years, beginning in 2016. Wong gets $1.25 million this... 
Jonathan Papelbon Apologizes for Incident with Bryce Harper, Admits He Was Wrong

Jonathan Papelbon Apologizes for Incident with Bryce Harper, Admits He Was Wrong

Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon took time to talk to the media, returning from suspension the result of an incident on Sept. 27 in which he grabbed teammate Bryce Harper by the neck. The Nationals suspended Papelbon...