Stanton and Co. Smash the MLB Home Run Record: Should Fans Be Skeptical? - Monday Morning Quarter...

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Monday Morning Quarterback Stanton and Co. Smash the MLB Home Run Record: Should Fans Be Skeptical? Monday Morning Quarterback SI Now co-hosts Maggie Gray and Robin Lundberg discuss MLB's record-setting season and debate whether fans are searching for an excuse to bring up steroids. Tags. ful... Read more

Get used to it: With record number of homers, MLB is in midst of a fundamental shift - Washington...

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Washington Post Get used to it: With record number of homers, MLB is in midst of a fundamental shift Washington Post When Kansas City Royals left fielder Alex Gordon clobbered a hanging slider from Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Ryan Tepera over the wall in the eighth inning Tuesday night, Major ... Read more

MLB Power Rankings: It's time to hold myself accountable for my preseason picks - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 20 September 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Power Rankings: It's time to hold myself accountable for my preseason picks CBSSports.com Long-time readers of the CBS Sports MLB Power Rankings know that I'm big on accountability. One of the easiest ways to make me laugh is when some clown part-timer spouts off with th... Read more

Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games - Reuters

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Reuters Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games Reuters Sep 19, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Rhys Hoskins (17) hits a three RBI double during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sport... Read more

Royals' Alex Gordon hits MLB's record 5694th home run of season - ESPN

Wednesday 20 September 2017

ESPN Royals' Alex Gordon hits MLB's record 5694th home run of season ESPN According to ESPN Stats & Info, there has been a homer once every 27 at-bats this season, by far the lowest in a season in MLB history (29.4 in 2000). Seven teams have either set a franchise record for homers or... Read more

Yankees, Cardinals keep pace in postseason race - Sporting News

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Sporting News Yankees, Cardinals keep pace in postseason race Sporting News Playoff games are always exciting, but the 2017 MLB postseason is shaping up to be fantastic. The Yankees took down the Twins 5-2 Tuesday while the Cardinals came back to defeat the Reds in extra innings. The wins allowed... Read more

Padres swinging away as MLB home run record falls - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Wednesday 20 September 2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune Padres swinging away as MLB home run record falls The San Diego Union-Tribune Wil Myers of the San Diego Padres watches the flight of a sixth-inning solo home run off of Tyler Chatwood of the Colorado Rockies during a game at Coors Field on Sept. 15, 2017, in Denver. (... Read more

MLB Tuesday scores, highlights, updates, news: MLB sets new home-run record - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 20 September 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Tuesday scores, highlights, updates, news: MLB sets new home-run record CBSSports.com Earlier today, Mike Axisa noted MLB was 17 home runs away from a new single-season record -- and that the record would probably fall before the West Coast games began. He was right. Royals outf... Read more

MLB single-season home run record is broken two weeks before season ends - SB Nation

Wednesday 20 September 2017

SB Nation MLB single-season home run record is broken two weeks before season ends SB Nation Seventeen years after last toppling it, baseball has broken the single-season home run record with weeks to spare before the season wraps. With a home run from the Royals' Alex Gordon against the Blue... Read more

Why MLB players are hitting home runs on a record pace - USA Today - USA TODAY

Tuesday 19 September 2017

USA TODAY Why MLB players are hitting home runs on a record pace - USA Today USA TODAY Going into Tuesday, an average of 2.53 homers had been belted per game (by both teams), a figure representing a 9% increase over last season. and more » Read more

Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday - ESPN

Tuesday 19 September 2017

ESPN Daily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for Wednesday ESPN It's championship week for most fantasy baseball head-to-head leagues, and the streaming is becoming whitewater rapids as titles hang in the balance. When making your picks, look at recent performance compared to season-long num... Read more

MLB.com: Ex-Tiger Hernandez 3rd-biggest MVP surprise - The Detroit News

Tuesday 19 September 2017

The Detroit News MLB .com: Ex-Tiger Hernandez 3rd-biggest MVP surprise The Detroit News Former closer Willie Hernandez doesn't carry the same star power of past Detroit Tigers who have won Most Valuable Player awards, including most recent winners Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera. In fact,... Read more

MLB is 17 homers away from breaking the single-season record - SB Nation

Tuesday 19 September 2017

SB Nation MLB is 17 homers away from breaking the single-season record SB Nation In fact, MLB is 17 dingers away from breaking the record for the most homers hit by the league in a single season, set back in 2000. There were 14 homers on Monday night despite just seven games being played. So on T... Read more

MLB Monday scores, highlights, updates, news: Kershaw yields first grand slam - CBSSports.com

Tuesday 19 September 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Monday scores, highlights, updates, news: Kershaw yields first grand slam CBSSports.com As usual, it's a relatively light Monday slate in MLB , but postseason implications abound nonetheless. Let's dig in ... Final scores. Yankees 2, Twins 1 (box score) Phillies 4, Dodge... Read more

Power Rankings: As Cubs take charge, their rivals regroup - ESPN

Monday 18 September 2017

ESPN Power Rankings: As Cubs take charge, their rivals regroup ESPN After 24 weeks, the regular season is winding down, and we're seeing the rankings approach their final shape. The Indians saw their win streak snapped at 22 just before they clinched an AL Central title, and they were the eas... Read more

Camping World Becomes First-Ever Presenting Sponsor Of MLB League Championship Series - Forbes

Monday 18 September 2017

Forbes Camping World Becomes First-Ever Presenting Sponsor Of MLB League Championship Series Forbes Major League Baseball has reached a major sponsorship agreement with Camping World Holdings that will make Camping World the presenting sponsor of the league championship series, beginning with thi... Read more

Martinez first 4-time Player of Week in 1 year - MLB.com

Monday 18 September 2017

MLB.com Martinez first 4-time Player of Week in 1 year MLB.com Martinez and Carlos Beltran are the only players in MLB history to win the award in both leagues in the same season. Beltran did it in 2004, when he played for both the Royals and Astros. Martinez was acquired by Arizona in a trade on... Read more

SportsLine MLB Playoff Race Projections: Indians streak surges World Series odds - CBSSports.com

Monday 18 September 2017

CBSSports.com SportsLine MLB Playoff Race Projections: Indians streak surges World Series odds CBSSports.com We're deep into the stretch drive of the 2017 season, and that means our focus is squarely on the various and sundry playoff races. Obviously, a glance at the standings page will give ... Read more

MLB power rankings: Indians hold top spot; Diamondbacks remain strong - USA TODAY

Monday 18 September 2017

USA TODAY MLB power rankings: Indians hold top spot; Diamondbacks remain strong USA TODAY The 22-game winning streak may be over. But the Cleveland Indians captured their second straight AL Central title and claimed No. 1 spot in USA TODAY Sports' baseball power rankings for the second consec... Read more

Smashing: MLB home run record set to fall Tuesday - Washington Post

Monday 18 September 2017

Washington Post Smashing: MLB home run record set to fall Tuesday Washington Post NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of th... Read more

Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday - Washington Post

Monday 18 September 2017

Washington Post Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday Washington Post NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height ... Read more

Why All 30 MLB Teams Should Try to Sign Two-Way Phenom Shohei Otani - The Ringer (blog)

Monday 18 September 2017

The Ringer (blog) Why All 30 MLB Teams Should Try to Sign Two-Way Phenom Shohei Otani The Ringer (blog) Of course, under MLB's dystopian international bonus rules, Otani—a player under the age of 25 and with fewer than six years of professional experience—can't make what he's worth. A... Read more

The Five Must-Watch Series in MLB for the Week of Sept. 18 - Sports Illustrated

Monday 18 September 2017

Sports Illustrated The Five Must-Watch Series in MLB for the Week of Sept. 18 Sports Illustrated Looking for the must-watch series in baseball? Every week, we'll highlight the five matchups you can't miss around the league and give you the lowdown on what's at stake as the teams squar... Read more

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand with 2 Weeks to Go - Bleacher Report

Monday 18 September 2017

Bleacher Report MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand with 2 Weeks to Go Bleacher Report Four teams have punched their tickets to the MLB playoffs, but there's plenty left to be decided with two weeks remaining in the regular season. Who will win the AL East and NL Central titles? Can ... Read more

Camping World Becomes First-Ever Presenting Sponsor Of MLB League Championships - Forbes

Monday 18 September 2017

Forbes Camping World Becomes First-Ever Presenting Sponsor Of MLB League Championships Forbes Major League Baseball has reached a major sponsorship agreement with Camping World Holdings that will make Camping World the presenting sponsor of the League Championships. Beginning with the 2017 postse... Read more

MLB rumors: Will Yankees replace Masahiro Tanaka with this division rival? - NJ.com

Monday 18 September 2017

NJ.com MLB rumors: Will Yankees replace Masahiro Tanaka with this division rival? NJ.com As the Yankees look ahead to October, the present is paramount in the Bronx. But the future will be here soon. Based on recent reports, that could mean Masahiro Tanaka's final starts in pinstripes are upo... Read more

Podcast: A new way to rate MLB stadiums - South Side Sox

Monday 18 September 2017

South Side Sox Podcast: A new way to rate MLB stadiums South Side Sox Recently they released a comprehensive look at MLB stadiums that you can read here. After 130,000 fan reviews, Max explains how they came up with the rankings and why Guaranteed Rate Field is considered the best ballpark for fo... Read more

2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years - CBSSports.com

Monday 18 September 2017

CBSSports.com 2017 MLB season might not feature a 20-win pitcher for first time in nearly 10 years CBSSports.com In MLB history prior to this season, there have only been five seasons without a 20-game winner: 1981, 1994, 1995, 2006 and 2009. Any years stick out in there? Three of them should. Th... Read more

Chicago Cubs: Will Friday's missed call spark MLB to make changes? - Cubbies Crib

Monday 18 September 2017

Cubbies Crib Chicago Cubs: Will Friday's missed call spark MLB to make changes? Cubbies Crib The inconsistency of balls and strikes has been a hot topic for debate for several years now. Friday's Chicago Cubs game against the Cardinals showed why changes need to be made. Video replay has ... Read more

Sunday MLB scores, highlights, updates, news: Boyd comes within 1 out of no-hitter - CBSSports.com

Sunday 17 September 2017

CBSSports.com Sunday MLB scores, highlights, updates, news: Boyd comes within 1 out of no-hitter CBSSports.com Compare that to the average MLB shortstop in 2017, who has a line of .265/.319/.418. Gregorius' power really sets him apart from most of his positional peers. Gregorius is coming off... Read more

West Notes: Rockies, D-backs, Rangers - MLB Trade Rumors

Sunday 17 September 2017

MLB Trade Rumors West Notes: Rockies, D-backs, Rangers MLB Trade Rumors Rockies outfielder/first baseman Ian Desmond has shown troubling signings in the first season of a five-year, $70MM contract, Manny Randhawa of MLB .com notes. Along with a .273/.319/.367 batting line that's 35 percent wo... Read more

MLB suspends Willson Contreras for two games after ejection; appeal filed - Comcast SportsNet Chi...

Sunday 17 September 2017

Comcast SportsNet Chicago MLB suspends Willson Contreras for two games after ejection; appeal filed Comcast SportsNet Chicago Willson Contreras is facing a two-game suspension from Major League Baseball for his actions Friday at Wrigley Field. Contreras filed an appeal and he is in the lineup Sat... Read more

MLB Saturday scores, highlights, updates, news: Bellinger ties NL rookie home run record - CBSSpo...

Sunday 17 September 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Saturday scores, highlights, updates, news: Bellinger ties NL rookie home run record CBSSports.com MLB Saturday scores, highlights, updates, news: Bellinger ties NL rookie home run record. Plus the Indians clinched their second straight AL Central title. Here's everything yo... Read more

Indians Claim AL Central Title, MLB Playoff Berth with Win vs. Royals - Bleacher Report

Sunday 17 September 2017

Bleacher Report Indians Claim AL Central Title, MLB Playoff Berth with Win vs. Royals Bleacher Report An 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field helped the Cleveland Indians clinch the American League Central division title. The MLB and the team's Twitter account celebrated t... Read more

MLB issues 2-game suspension to Cubs' Willson Contreras - ESPN

Saturday 16 September 2017

Comcast SportsNet Chicago MLB issues 2-game suspension to Cubs' Willson Contreras ESPN Cubs catcher Willson Contreras was suspended two games and given an undisclosed fine by Major League Baseball for "inappropriate actions" during Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, ... Read more

MLB Insider: Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Saturday 16 September 2017

Minneapolis Star Tribune MLB Insider: Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13 Minneapolis Star Tribune The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventually sign cont... Read more

MLB should follow NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's lead on the future of broadcasting - Let's Go Tribe

Saturday 16 September 2017

Let's Go Tribe MLB should follow NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's lead on the future of broadcasting Let's Go Tribe It's a legalistically nightmare, for sure, but my dream scenario for baseball would be some kind of licensed streaming service where anyone can be a broadcaster. Just like fir... Read more

Why hasn't MLB fixed its September roster expansion rules? - ESPN

Saturday 16 September 2017

ESPN Why hasn't MLB fixed its September roster expansion rules? ESPN Games get even longer, pennant races get affected and teams might play with as many as 10 more active players than their opponents. But after years of talking ... and more » Read more

Brewers help Marlins feel at home in Milwaukee - MLB.com

Saturday 16 September 2017

MLB.com Brewers help Marlins feel at home in Milwaukee MLB.com Major League Baseball and the Marlins requested at lunchtime Wednesday that the series be moved to Milwaukee, so resources in Miami could remain fully committed to recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma. By Thursday morning, the Brewers... Read more

MLB Friday scores, highlights, updates, news: Indians' streak ends at 22 - CBSSports.com

Friday 15 September 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Friday scores, highlights, updates, news: Indians' streak ends at 22 CBSSports.com As for whether the streak is an MLB record or "merely" an AL record, it's a matter of some controversy. The 1916 Giants are credited with a 26-game winning streak, but they had a... Read more

Olney: MLB fails to set example with toothless sign-stealing penalty for Red Sox - ESPN (blog)

Friday 15 September 2017

ESPN (blog) Olney: MLB fails to set example with toothless sign-stealing penalty for Red Sox ESPN (blog) And Major League Baseball apparently confirmed what the New York Yankees alleged was accurate: Through the use of a watch in the dugout and the adept handling of that decoding information by v... Read more

MLB rules Tigers pitch that hit plate umpire was unintentional - ESPN

Friday 15 September 2017

ESPN MLB rules Tigers pitch that hit plate umpire was unintentional ESPN NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball has ruled that the Detroit Tigers did not intend to strike the home plate umpire with a pitch that hit him in the shoulder and knocked him to the ground. MLB said Friday that chief baseball ... Read more

Football's back, but there's a lot going on in MLB this weekend you should watch - CBSSports.com

Friday 15 September 2017

CBSSports.com Football's back, but there's a lot going on in MLB this weekend you should watch CBSSports.com There are but three weekends left in the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Some races for postseason spots are all but over, one is definitely over and several are up for grabs. L... Read more

Two women settle lawsuit against ex-MLB player Chad Curtis - ESPN

Friday 15 September 2017

ESPN Two women settle lawsuit against ex- MLB player Chad Curtis ESPN GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Two of four young women who alleged that former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis inappropriately touched them have settled a federal civil lawsuit against him. Terms of the settlements weren't... Read more

MLB Postseason: Pros vs. Cons - Talking Chop

Friday 15 September 2017

Talking Chop MLB Postseason: Pros vs. Cons Talking Chop Around Season 6, Jim Halpert is promoted to Co-Regional Manager of Dunder Mifflin. One of his methods for determining good ideas from bad, is creating lists. Specifically “Pros vs. Cons” lists. As the 2017 Major League Baseball Postseason fa... Read more

MLB reviewing pitch by Tigers' Buck Farmer that hit umpire - ESPN

Friday 15 September 2017

ESPN MLB reviewing pitch by Tigers' Buck Farmer that hit umpire ESPN The person spoke on condition of anonymity because MLB was still looking into the matter. Wolcott was knocked over by the impact of Farmer's pitch. As he was being examined by a trainer and talking to the other umpires, ... Read more

MLB reviewing pitch by Buck Farmer of Detroit Tigers that hit umpire - ESPN

Friday 15 September 2017

ESPN MLB reviewing pitch by Buck Farmer of Detroit Tigers that hit umpire ESPN NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball is reviewing an incident in which an umpire got hit by a pitch that a catcher missed in a game between the Detroit Tigers ... MLB says Tigers didn't hit umpire on purpose | ML... Read more

Ranking Each MLB Wild-Card Contender's Chances in a 1-Game Do-or-Die Playoff - Bleacher Report

Friday 15 September 2017

Bleacher Report Ranking Each MLB Wild-Card Contender's Chances in a 1-Game Do-or-Die Playoff Bleacher Report Say what you will about MLB 's wild-card play-in game. Just don't say it's not exciting. Sure, there's an inherent contradiction in boiling a 162-game season down to a ... Read more

The Cleveland Indians Have Made Baseball History - The Ringer (blog)

Friday 15 September 2017

The Ringer (blog) The Cleveland Indians Have Made Baseball History The Ringer (blog) On Thursday, the Indians' winning streak extended to 22 games with a 3-2, 10th-inning win over Kansas City, giving them the modern MLB winning-streak record. Cleveland's ongoing streak isn't just diff... Read more

Rob Manfred says MLB willing to wait 2 years for Shohei Otani - Chicago Tribune

Friday 15 September 2017

Chicago Tribune Rob Manfred says MLB willing to wait 2 years for Shohei Otani Chicago Tribune We're always interested in having great players in Major League Baseball ," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. "From my perspective, I'm more concerned about having the right, ... Read more
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