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Tuesday 13 November 2018

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4-run 9th gives Japan another comeback win - MLB.com

Tuesday 13 November 2018

MLB.com 4-run 9th gives Japan another comeback win MLB.com Trailing, 3-1, heading into the top of the ninth at Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium in Hiroshima on Tuesday, Japan put a four-spot on the board for a 5-3 win and a three games to one lead in the six-game MLB Japan All-Star Series. Padres reliever... Read more

How MLB owners might make problems worse while trying to solve them - SB Nation

Tuesday 13 November 2018

SB Nation How MLB owners might make problems worse while trying to solve them SB Nation MLB Owners Meetings are happening over Wednesday and Thursday of this week, following last week's GM Meetings in Carlsbad, CA and preceding the Winter Meetings happening in early December in Las Vegas. The... Read more

Why are baseball managers so short? - ESPN

Tuesday 13 November 2018

ESPN Why are baseball managers so short? ESPN There's an odd thing about MLB managers: They're pretty short. They're even shorter now than they were. They're shrinking! Or, more accurately, some of the taller managers have been replaced by shorter managers: Jeff Bannister (74 inch... Read more

Acuna, Ohtani named Rookies of the Year - MLB.com

Tuesday 13 November 2018

MLB.com Acuna, Ohtani named Rookies of the Year MLB.com To have one's name in a conversation with Babe Ruth is one of the ultimate compliments a player can receive, and Ohtani took it in stride, saying, "I'm really honored to win this award against the high level of competition in Ma... Read more

Will Draft-pick baggage hurt these 6 free agents? - MLB.com

Tuesday 13 November 2018

MLB.com Will Draft-pick baggage hurt these 6 free agents? MLB.com The free-agent market took further shape on Monday as six players declined qualifying offers from their previous clubs, attaching Draft-pick compensation to them as they seek new contracts. Hyun-Jin Ryu was the lone player to accep... Read more

History of qualifying-offer decisions - MLB.com

Tuesday 13 November 2018

MLB.com History of qualifying-offer decisions MLB.com Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu took the qualifying offer -- a one-year contract worth $17.9 million (the mean salary of MLB's 125 highest-paid players). He will become only the sixth player among the 80 to receive offers since 2012 to ac... Read more

The case for each AL Manager of the Year finalist - MLB.com

Tuesday 13 November 2018

MLB.com The case for each AL Manager of the Year finalist MLB.com It's difficult to make an argument against any of the three finalists for the 2018 American League Manager of the Year Award. In many other years, Alex Cora of the Red Sox would have been a runaway winner after leading Boston t... Read more

Daniel Mengden played a pivotal role in rescuing frightened puppies from a storm drain in Houston...

Tuesday 13 November 2018

MLB.com Daniel Mengden played a pivotal role in rescuing frightened puppies from a storm drain in Houston MLB.com "It was just kind of dumb luck," Mengden explained to MLB .com of his involvement in the rescue. "I was driving home from working out this morning and noticed some peop... Read more

Acuna wins NL Rookie of Year; AL up next - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Acuna wins NL Rookie of Year; AL up next MLB.com Acuna's rookie season was magical from the start. He had an electrifying Spring Training and had risen to MLB Pipeline's No. 2 prospect when he made his debut for the Braves on April 25. He proceeded to fulfill every bit of promise ... Read more

Sources: Ryu to accept qualifying offer - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Sources: Ryu to accept qualifying offer MLB.com Hyun-Jin Ryu will accept the Dodgers' qualifying offer -- a one-year, $17.9 million contract for 2019 -- and remain with Los Angeles, sources told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman on Monday. Ryu's decision is not official yet. The dead... Read more

2018 MLB awards: Tracking all of the finalists and winners of baseball's major awards - CBSSports...

Monday 12 November 2018

CBSSports.com 2018 MLB awards: Tracking all of the finalists and winners of baseball's major awards CBSSports.com It's awards season for Major League Baseball , which means some of the game's best players are adding to their trophy shelves as hardware for the 2018 season is handed out... Read more

Bryce almost went to Astros at '18 Deadline - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Bryce almost went to Astros at '18 Deadline MLB.com In a story published Saturday for the The Athletic, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal revealed that the Astros had a deal in place for Harper leading up to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline before Nationals ownership rejected the... Read more

Minor MLB Transactions: 11/12/18 - MLB Trade Rumors

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB Trade Rumors Minor MLB Transactions: 11/12/18 MLB Trade Rumors The Brewers announced (Twitter link) the signing of left-hander Angel Perdomo to a minor league deal with an invitation to their big league Spring Training camp. Baseball America ranked Perdomo as the 18th-best prospect in the Blu... Read more

Dice-K returned after missing nearly three full years to win the NPB's Comeback Player of the Yea...

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Dice-K returned after missing nearly three full years to win the NPB's Comeback Player of the Year Award MLB.com Few players ever had as much hype as former Red Sox star Daisuke Matsuzaka. Armed with a blazing fastball and with online forums dreaming of the rumor of the fictional gyro... Read more

MLB awards roundtable: Who will take home the hardware and why - ESPN

Monday 12 November 2018

ESPN MLB awards roundtable: Who will take home the hardware and why ESPN It's time to hand out some hardware as baseball's major award winners will be announced this week, beginning with the Rookies of the Year on Monday, Managers of the Year on Tuesday, Cy Young Award winners on Wednesda... Read more

MLB awards 2018: MVP runner-up status ties Mike Trout to Albert Pujols and Barry Bonds - CBSSport...

Monday 12 November 2018

CBSSports.com MLB awards 2018: MVP runner-up status ties Mike Trout to Albert Pujols and Barry Bonds CBSSports.com On Thursday evening, Major League Baseball will announce this year's Most Valuable Player award winners. Mookie Betts, the Boston Red Sox outfielder, is expected to win in the Am... Read more

Hiroshima visit humbling, moving for MLB stars - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Hiroshima visit humbling, moving for MLB stars MLB.com "I pitched here for nine years, so this is a very special place for me," he said. "This is one of the reasons I decided to come over here as a member of the MLB team, to play in Hiroshima. I'd like to show my joy an... Read more

Predicting 2019 for this year's MLB awards finalists - ESPN

Monday 12 November 2018

ESPN Predicting 2019 for this year's MLB awards finalists ESPN The finalists for MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year all had great 2018 seasons. Some continued along their superstar paths, some emerged as greats, while multiple rookies showed they might soon be in line for bigger things in ... Read more

Law: Offseason trade market overview - ESPN

Monday 12 November 2018

ESPN Law: Offseason trade market overview ESPN Scores. NFL · NBA · MLB · NCAAF · Soccer · NHL · NCAAM · MMA · Boxing · WWE · Golf · Tennis … NBA G League · esports · Chalk · Analytics · WNBA &... Read more

MLB Rumors: Braves Eyeing Michael Brantley, Wilson Ramos In Free Agency - Sports Illustrated

Monday 12 November 2018

Sports Illustrated MLB Rumors: Braves Eyeing Michael Brantley, Wilson Ramos In Free Agency Sports Illustrated It's awards week in Major League Baseball as some of the game's best will be honored for their excellent 2018 seasons. But that is not going to stop the hot stove, as the rumor mi... Read more

MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park - Yahoo Sports

Monday 12 November 2018

Yahoo Sports MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Yahoo Sports HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memoria... Read more

MLB awards: Handing out hardware to rightful winners of MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the ...

Monday 12 November 2018

Yahoo Sports MLB awards: Handing out hardware to rightful winners of MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year Yahoo Sports Award season starts Monday, with the Baseball Writers Association of America handing out the Rookies of the Year. Tuesday reveals Managers of the Year, Wednesday the Cy ... Read more

Ryu only player to accept qualifying offer - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Ryu only player to accept qualifying offer MLB.com Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu took the qualifying offer -- a one-year contract worth $17.9 million (the mean salary of MLB's 125 highest-paid players). He will become only the sixth player among the 80 to receive offers since 2012 ... Read more

Little kid makes ridiculous leap over catcher - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Little kid makes ridiculous leap over catcher MLB.com MLB (@ MLB ) November 11, 2018. Like he was shot out of a cannon. You may wonder if he was safe or out, but, for our purposes, that doesn't really matter. As long as he left you striving for new heights you never thought possible. ... Read more

Nine stars we could see traded this offseason - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Nine stars we could see traded this offseason MLB.com Each shined in big moments for their respective clubs, making the choice for the Jackie Robinson NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2018 a difficult one. With the announcement of the winner coming Monday at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network, here&#... Read more

The case for each NL Rookie of the Year finalist - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com The case for each NL Rookie of the Year finalist MLB.com Less than three years after the Dodgers selected him 24th overall in the 2015 MLB Draft, Buehler made his first career start on April 23. The 24-year-old right-hander tossed five scoreless innings to open a tremendous rookie campaig... Read more

The case for each AL Rookie of the Year finalist - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com The case for each AL Rookie of the Year finalist MLB.com The 2018 American League Rookie of the Year will be announced Monday at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network, and with a two-way sensation the likes of which we haven't seen since Babe Ruth, along with two Yankees sluggers being the finalis... Read more

Here's what it's like to face Japanese submarine-throwing pitcher Rei Takahashi - MLB.com

Monday 12 November 2018

MLB.com Here's what it's like to face Japanese submarine-throwing pitcher Rei Takahashi MLB.com Hitting off a pro baseball pitcher is hard. They have curveballs and fastballs and changeups and knuckleballs and whatever demonic, straight out of hell nonsense this is. There are also submari... Read more

MLB hot stove: Finding the best fits for the Mariners' remaining trade chips - CBSSports.com

Sunday 11 November 2018

CBSSports.com MLB hot stove: Finding the best fits for the Mariners' remaining trade chips CBSSports.com "We're open-minded to different ways we can get better, but what we're hoping to achieve is to re-imagine our roster to look at it in terms of what is our quickest path to a c... Read more

Minor MLB Transactions: 11/11/18 - MLB Trade Rumors

Sunday 11 November 2018

MLB Trade Rumors Minor MLB Transactions: 11/11/18 MLB Trade Rumors The Rockies have agreed to a minor league contract with catcher Brett Nicholas, per Thomas Harding of MLB .com. The 30-year-old Nicholas spent all of last season at the Triple-A level with the Padres, who acquired him from the Ran... Read more

Juan Soto crushed a three-run home run ... until it was robbed by the Tokyo Dome roof - MLB.com

Sunday 11 November 2018

MLB.com Juan Soto crushed a three-run home run ... until it was robbed by the Tokyo Dome roof MLB.com The MLB All-Stars picked up their first win in the Japan All-Star Series on Sunday with a 7-3 victory over Samurai Japan. They took the lead for good in the fifth inning, opening up a 5-1 lead th... Read more

Yadi powers MLB All-Stars to 1st win in Japan - MLB.com

Sunday 11 November 2018

MLB.com Yadi powers MLB All-Stars to 1st win in Japan MLB.com Powered by Molina's three-run, opposite-field homer in the fifth inning, the MLB All-Stars captured their first win of the series on Sunday, taking down Samurai Japan, 7-3, at the Tokyo Dome. The 36-year-old backstop also caught le... Read more

Mauer retires after 15 years, 6 All-Star nods - MLB.com

Saturday 10 November 2018

MLB.com Mauer retires after 15 years, 6 All-Star nods MLB.com MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer, one of the greatest catchers in MLB history, is set to officially announce his retirement after a storied 15-year career with the Twins that saw him win an unprecedented three American League batting titles as... Read more

15 of the biggest free-agent splashes in history - MLB.com

Saturday 10 November 2018

MLB.com 15 of the biggest free-agent splashes in history MLB.com This year's MLB offseason has been highly anticipated because of the unique pair of young superstars hitting free agency together: Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Harper and Machado could shatter the record for the largest free-... Read more

7 reasons why No. 7 belongs in the Hall of Fame - MLB.com

Saturday 10 November 2018

MLB.com 7 reasons why No. 7 belongs in the Hall of Fame MLB.com Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB .com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB. Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB .com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB. Do-Hyoung Park is a reporter for MLB .c... Read more

Who will be dealt? Each team's top trade chip - MLB.com

Saturday 10 November 2018

MLB.com Who will be dealt? Each team's top trade chip MLB.com Free agency will garner most of the headlines during baseball's Hot Stove season, but this is also a time for MLB's general managers to discuss a plethora of trade options. Some clubs may be looking to shed salary, while ot... Read more

Dodgers release Utley to facilitate retirement - MLB.com

Saturday 10 November 2018

MLB.com Dodgers release Utley to facilitate retirement MLB.com MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer, one of the greatest catchers in MLB history, is set to officially announce his retirement after a storied 15-year career with the Twins that saw him win an unprecedented three American League batting titles a... Read more

Not-so-crazy trade proposals for Kris Bryant - MLB.com

Saturday 10 November 2018

MLB.com Not-so-crazy trade proposals for Kris Bryant MLB.com 2 overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, Bryant was the National League Rookie of the Year in 2015, the NL Most Valuable Player in 2016 and remains under team control for three more years until he reaches free agency following the 2021 sea... Read more

Get to know Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi - MLB.com

Friday 9 November 2018

MLB.com Get to know Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi MLB.com With a number of MLB teams expressing interest, it's likely that Kikuchi will be pitching for an MLB team in 2019. It's time to get to know a little bit about the latest Japanese star ready to come stateside just in case that team... Read more

MLB GM meetings 2018: Mike Trout rumors, 'Harper's Bazaar,' Yankees' pitching plans and more hot ...

Friday 9 November 2018

CBSSports.com MLB GM meetings 2018: Mike Trout rumors, 'Harper's Bazaar,' Yankees' pitching plans and more hot stove buzz CBSSports.com MLB's GM meetings concluded on Thursday, which means we've ticked off a fairly important checkpoint on the offseason calendar. The Winter... Read more

MLB owners expected to unanimously approve extension for Rob Manfred next week, report says - CBS...

Friday 9 November 2018

CBSSports.com MLB owners expected to unanimously approve extension for Rob Manfred next week, report says CBSSports.com MLB owners are soon expected to vote on a new five-year term for commissioner of baseball Rob Manfred, reports USA Today's Bob Nightengale. To get a contract extension, Manf... Read more

Japan stuns MLB stars with walk-off homer - MLB.com

Friday 9 November 2018

MLB.com Japan stuns MLB stars with walk-off homer MLB.com Heading into the ninth, it had appeared that the MLB squad's youngest star, the 20-year-old Soto, had put his team on top for good in the sixth when he followed Mitch Haniger's leadoff single with an opposite-field, two-run jack to... Read more

30 best power prospects -- 1 for each team - MLB.com

Friday 9 November 2018

MLB.com 30 best power prospects -- 1 for each team MLB.com ... and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. Jim Callis is a reporter for MLB .com. Follow @jimcallisMLB on Twitter. Listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB .com. Follow him on Twitter a... Read more

A great-grandfather picked Red Sox jersey numbers for his lottery ticket ... and won $100000 - ML...

Friday 9 November 2018

MLB.com A great-grandfather picked Red Sox jersey numbers for his lottery ticket ... and won $100000 MLB.com Why do we play the lottery? The odds are so stacked against you, on any given drawing, that you'd be significantly more likely to be struck by lightning (or any other number of outland... Read more

No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training - Yahoo Sports

Friday 9 November 2018

Yahoo Sports No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training Yahoo Sports CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deput... Read more

5 Hot Stove takeaways from the GM Meetings - MLB.com

Thursday 8 November 2018

MLB.com 5 Hot Stove takeaways from the GM Meetings MLB.com CARLSBAD, Calif. -- CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner returned to the Bronx, the Mariners and Rays consummated yet another trade, and player agents met with club officials to gauge valuations in a market headlined by Bryce Harper, Manny Macha... Read more

MLB owners to vote next week on commissioner Rob Manfred's future - USA TODAY

Thursday 8 November 2018

USA TODAY MLB owners to vote next week on commissioner Rob Manfred's future USA TODAY CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Major League Baseball owners will vote next week on whether to give commissioner Rob Manfred a five-year contract extension when they meet in Atlanta, three baseball executives told USA T... Read more

MLB focused on use of technology to steal signs - ESPN

Thursday 8 November 2018

ESPN MLB focused on use of technology to steal signs ESPN CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Major League Baseball is continuing to take a hard look at the use of technology in order to steal signs during games, according to MLB deputy commissioner Dan Halem. Discussions this winter will help determine if they ... Read more

MLB players fire back at Bill James, who is absolutely wrong, for a change - USA TODAY

Thursday 8 November 2018

USA TODAY MLB players fire back at Bill James, who is absolutely wrong, for a change USA TODAY Bill James' contributions to baseball are significant, meritorious and possibly unmatched by any within the industry in the last 40 years. Yet he, of all people, should know that great baseball play... Read more
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