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Friday 23 February 2018

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Schapiro '19: Holy cow — MLB didn't blow it! - The Brown Daily Herald

Friday 23 February 2018

The Atlantic Schapiro '19: Holy cow — MLB didn't blow it! The Brown Daily Herald If you know me, you know I've been no fan of many of Major League Baseball's proposed pace-of-play initiatives over the years. Many of the changes suggested even recently, like banning defensive shift... Read more

Female umpire works plate during Tigers win - MLB.com

Friday 23 February 2018

MLB.com Female umpire works plate during Tigers win MLB.com Pawol was discovered at an MLB umpire camp in Cincinnati back in 2015. Prior to that, she had been umpiring Division I college baseball for a decade. In 2016, she debuted in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, becoming the seventh woman ... Read more

Tebow time: Former QB still has eyes set on MLB - MLB.com

Friday 23 February 2018

MLB.com Tebow time: Former QB still has eyes set on MLB MLB.com PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- This was not long before Tim Tebow went outside for batting practice and hit a ball to a storage-shed roof, or perhaps Fort Pierce. For now, Tebow is in a side room off the Mets' clubhouse, a 30-year old M... Read more

MLB Pipeline releases Milwaukee Brewers top-30 prospects list - Brew Crew Ball

Friday 23 February 2018

Brew Crew Ball MLB Pipeline releases Milwaukee Brewers top-30 prospects list Brew Crew Ball From the end of 2017 to this new 2018 list, the Brewers went from having 13 top 30 prospects with OFP grades of 50 or higher to 10. The 2017 grades don't include the players traded to Miami for Yelich,... Read more

No, MLB Is Not Letting Losing Teams Use Any Hitters They Want In The 9th Inning - Forbes

Friday 23 February 2018

Forbes No, MLB Is Not Letting Losing Teams Use Any Hitters They Want In The 9th Inning Forbes It sounded like a radical change to Major League Baseball : managers of losing teams would be allowed to use any hitters they like in the ninth inning of games. But given the changes around pace-of-play,... Read more

Jen Pawol, one of two women umpires in professional baseball, calls first MLB action - CBSSports.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

The Detroit News Jen Pawol, one of two women umpires in professional baseball, calls first MLB action CBSSports.com It's not yet known where she'll call games during the minor-league season. Pawol is currently one of two women serving as umpires in professional baseball. The other is Emma... Read more

Rangers emerge as favorites to sign Martinez - MLB.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

MLB.com Rangers emerge as favorites to sign Martinez MLB.com Martinez, 21, is a 5-foot-10 outfielder who is considered one of the better prospects to recently come out of Cuba because of his mix of speed and power. The Rangers have emerged as the favorite to sign Martinez, and the team could sign... Read more

MLB.TV Media Center - MLB.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

MLB .TV Media Center MLB.com In the U.S. and Canada, all live games streamed on any MLB .TV product and available through MLB .com At Bat are subject to local, regional or national blackouts. Except for certain MLB regular season and Postseason games as described below or in certain ... and more&... Read more

Source: Chapman leaves A's camp for MRI - MLB.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

MLB.com Source: Chapman leaves A's camp for MRI MLB.com A's third baseman Matt Chapman, missing from Thursday's workouts, was in Los Angeles for a right hand examination, a source told MLB .com. The infielder was experiencing soreness in the palm of his hand, prompting him to visit or... Read more

Pirates acquire All-Star OF Dickerson from Rays - MLB.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

MLB.com Pirates acquire All-Star OF Dickerson from Rays MLB.com BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates answered a significant question in their outfield on Thursday by acquiring left fielder Corey Dickerson from the Rays in exchange for reliever Daniel Hudson, Minor League infielder Tristan Gray and $1 m... Read more

Home Run Derby Virtual Reality Game Coming To MLB Ballparks, Consumers - Forbes

Thursday 22 February 2018

Forbes Home Run Derby Virtual Reality Game Coming To MLB Ballparks, Consumers Forbes In a first for the MLB's gaming department, they've created a Home Run Derby VR video game. It is being unveiled at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday and Saturday. The game was given a b... Read more

MLB goes abroad again as A's reportedly will open 2019 season in Tokyo vs. Mariners - CBSSports.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

CBSSports.com MLB goes abroad again as A's reportedly will open 2019 season in Tokyo vs. Mariners CBSSports.com The Athletics are reportedly going abroad... again. For the third time since 2008 and the first since 2012, the Athletics will play in the Tokyo Dome to open the 2019 season, accord... Read more

The Issue at the Heart of MLB's Free-Agency Debate - The Atlantic

Thursday 22 February 2018

The Atlantic The Issue at the Heart of MLB's Free-Agency Debate The Atlantic MLB players reach free agency, their first true opportunity to assert their value unimpeded by team-friendly wage scales, in their late 20s, after six seasons of major-league play. Studies have shown, though, that mo... Read more

Reds notes: MLB wants to break ties — in spring training baseball games - Cincinnati.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

Cincinnati.com Reds notes: MLB wants to break ties — in spring training baseball games Cincinnati.com GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said Major League Baseball is moving toward removing tied games from spring training. MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre Wednesday met the ... Read more

Projecting All 30 MLB Teams' Next Big Thing - Bleacher Report

Thursday 22 February 2018

Bleacher Report Projecting All 30 MLB Teams' Next Big Thing Bleacher Report Spring training is upon us. Narratives abound, from injury comebacks to position battles to best-shape-of-his-life yarns. At the same time, each club will be focused on identifying and developing its next big thing—th... Read more

Introducing MLB's 'Best Shape of Their Life' Team for 2018 - Bleacher Report

Thursday 22 February 2018

Bleacher Report Introducing MLB's 'Best Shape of Their Life' Team for 2018 Bleacher Report Every spring, players across Major League Baseball show up to spring training in one of two shapes: undeclared or the best of their lives. One of these groups is more interesting than the other.... Read more

14 MLB rookies who could have an impact on their teams in 2018 - cleveland.com

Thursday 22 February 2018

cleveland.com 14 MLB rookies who could have an impact on their teams in 2018 cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio — Major League Baseball's youth movement became the new normal in 2017, and this season should see a similar surge of young players making an impact on the field. Whether it was New York... Read more

MLB seems to think its broadcast audience is more important than fans at the ballpark - CBSSports...

Wednesday 21 February 2018

CBSSports.com MLB seems to think its broadcast audience is more important than fans at the ballpark CBSSports.com In the specific case of MLB , revenues continue to rise -- it's now a $10 billion industry -- despite the fact that total attendance has fallen for three straight years and five o... Read more

MLB seems to think its broadcast audience is more important than ... - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

CBSSports.com MLB seems to think its broadcast audience is more important than ... CBSSports.com Major League Baseball under commissioner Rob Manfred has famously prioritized improving the game's pace of play, and recently the league took even more steps toward that end. You probably intuited... Read more

Quartet offers possible glimpse into future - MLB.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

MLB.com Quartet offers possible glimpse into future MLB.com MLB Pipeline's updated list of top Tigers prospects came out Wednesday, and to no one's surprise, the top four are the aforementioned starting pitchers, in that order. They're not only looming as the potential heart of the ne... Read more

Colby Rasmus returns to MLB, signs with O's - ESPN

Wednesday 21 February 2018

MLB Daily Dish Colby Rasmus returns to MLB , signs with O's ESPN SARASOTA, Fla. -- Outfielder Colby Rasmus has decided to return to baseball after walking away this past summer, and he has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Rasmus was in camp Wednesday to finish up his... Read more

MLB responds to insane Rich Eisen rule that would make Yankees deadly - New York Post

Wednesday 21 February 2018

New York Post MLB responds to insane Rich Eisen rule that would make Yankees deadly New York Post According to Rich Eisen, an MLB exec recently shared with him that a rule was being discussed that would allow the manager of a trailing team to send any three players to the plate in the ninth innin... Read more

MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? Let's discuss the dumbest rule ... - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

CBSSports.com MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? Let's discuss the dumbest rule ... CBSSports.com Supposedly, MLB execs have discussed letting teams hit any three hitters they want in the ninth. Report: MLB Discussed Letting Losing Team Use Any Hitters It Wants in 9th Inning Bleacher Repo... Read more

When is MLB Opening Day 2018? - Sports Illustrated

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Sports Illustrated When is MLB Opening Day 2018? Sports Illustrated The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season will open on the earliest day ever (excluding international events) on Thursday, March 29, and will feature every team playing on the same day. It's the first full slate of games ... Read more

Astros' highly ranked pitching prospect gets 50-game MLB drug suspension - Washington Post

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Washington Post Astros' highly ranked pitching prospect gets 50-game MLB drug suspension Washington Post Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that it has suspended Forrest Whitley, who is widely seen as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, for 50 games over a violation of the l... Read more

Highly ranked Astros pitching prospect gets 50-game MLB drug suspension - Washington Post

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Washington Post Highly ranked Astros pitching prospect gets 50-game MLB drug suspension Washington Post Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that it has suspended Forrest Whitley, who is widely seen as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, for 50 games over a violation of the league... Read more

Traina Thoughts: MLB Should Embrace Rule That Lets Teams Bat Anyone They Want In 9th Inning - Spo...

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Sports Illustrated Traina Thoughts: MLB Should Embrace Rule That Lets Teams Bat Anyone They Want In 9th Inning Sports Illustrated 1. Before you scoff, hear me out. According to Rich Eisen, one MLB exec recently told him that there is a rule being discussed by some in the game that would basically... Read more

Anthony Rizzo on MLB teams wearing Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday: 'It's awesome' - Chicago Tribune

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Chicago Tribune Anthony Rizzo on MLB teams wearing Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday: 'It's awesome' Chicago Tribune Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was pleased to learn that all 30 major-league teams will wear Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps to honor the 17 people who died ... Read more

Rangers trade with eye on top Cuban prospect - MLB.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

MLB.com Rangers trade with eye on top Cuban prospect MLB.com The transaction comes one day after Major League Baseball declared Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez a free agent, making him eligible to sign with a team. Martinez, 21, is a 5-foot-10 outfielder who is considered one of the better ... Read more

7 things we learned about the MLB's new pace-of-play rules — and walk-up music - Chicago Tribune

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Chicago Tribune 7 things we learned about the MLB's new pace-of-play rules — and walk-up music Chicago Tribune MLB is allegedly cracking down on teams that let almost all of their regulars play only home games so they don't have to drive or take the team bus to an opposing venue. “Those t... Read more

MLB free agency rumors: How much should Phillies offer Jake Arrieta? - NJ.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

NJ.com MLB free agency rumors: How much should Phillies offer Jake Arrieta? NJ.com This felt inevitable. The Phillies need a pitcher. Jake Arrieta needs a team to pitch for. Throw in Philadelphia's deep pockets, eagerness to turn a rebuild to something substantial, owner ready to win and Arri... Read more

MLB trade rumors: Madison Bumgarner? Cole Hamels? Predicting the next Yankees blockbuster - NJ.com

Wednesday 21 February 2018

NJ.com MLB trade rumors: Madison Bumgarner? Cole Hamels? Predicting the next Yankees blockbuster NJ.com Here come the Yankees. With a trade complete for Brandon Drury, the heavy offseason lifting for general manager Brian Cashman is over. After falling one game short of the World Series in 2017, ... Read more

Fresh Blockbuster MLB Trade Ideas to Shake Up Spring Training - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Bleacher Report Fresh Blockbuster MLB Trade Ideas to Shake Up Spring Training Bleacher Report Per Jon Morosi of MLB .com, the two clubs discussed a trade in December. At the time, Baltimore's need for starting pitching and Cleveland's surplus of starting pitching made the two clubs a good... Read more

Ranking the Top 50 MLB Players at the Start of Spring Training Games - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Bleacher Report Ranking the Top 50 MLB Players at the Start of Spring Training Games Bleacher Report There are 750 players in Major League Baseball during the regular season. During spring training, many more vie for spots on 25-man rosters. It's not easy to narrow a list of the best down to ... Read more

MLB predictions 2018: Lots of love for Yankees, not much for Mets | Wins, playoffs odds for every...

Wednesday 21 February 2018

NJ.com MLB predictions 2018: Lots of love for Yankees, not much for Mets | Wins, playoffs odds for every team NJ.com TAMPA — Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner was optimistic that his club would be a lot better than people expected this time a year ago when it appeared to many outsiders that his ... Read more
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