Major League Baseball Poised To Change Intentional Walk Rule - NPR

Thursday 23 February 2017

NPR Major League Baseball Poised To Change Intentional Walk Rule NPR The Major League Baseball commissioner's office has proposed a rule change to have the pitcher forgo actually throwing four balls — instead, the bench would simply signal to the umpire that the batter will be intentionally w... Read more

Which MLB Team Has the Most Elite Young Talent? - Bleacher Report

Thursday 23 February 2017

Bleacher Report Which MLB Team Has the Most Elite Young Talent? Bleacher Report Our mission: Identify which MLB team has the most elite young talent heading into the 2017 season. First, we needed to determine what constitutes "young talent," and for the sake of this exercise, we focused... Read more

MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult - Yahoo Sports

Thursday 23 February 2017

Yahoo Sports MLB players union head says 2020 Olympics difficult Yahoo Sports (AP) -- The head of the Major League Baseball Players Association says it will be difficult for big leaguers to participate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Baseball returns to Olympics after a 12-year absence for the Tokyo ... Read more

MLB veterans see turn to young players going too far: 'It's a little alarming' - USA TODAY

Thursday 23 February 2017

USA TODAY MLB veterans see turn to young players going too far: 'It's a little alarming' USA TODAY CLEARWATER, Fla. – For Major League Baseball veterans, life doesn't end at 30. In the game's shifting financial landscape, however, it gets much more complicated. As spring train... Read more

Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton makes history with MLB rule change - Sun Sentinel

Thursday 23 February 2017

Sun Sentinel Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton makes history with MLB rule change Sun Sentinel A Major League Baseball rule change this week landed Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton a permanent place in the baseball history books: He was the recipient of the last regular-season traditional int... Read more

FS1 cancels Fox Sports Live, replaces it with MLB show - For The Win

Thursday 23 February 2017

FS1 cancels Fox Sports Live, replaces it with MLB show For The Win “Motivated by the success of the 2016 MLB postseason on FS1, MLB WHIPAROUND will begin airing at 11:00 PM ET on FS1 starting Monday, April 3. We are excited to bring the show to a new group of viewers just in time for FOX Sports&#... Read more

Classic could set comeback stage for Marquis - MLB.com

Thursday 23 February 2017

MLB.com Classic could set comeback stage for Marquis MLB.com Jason Marquis was on his way to Arizona on Wednesday, continuing to prepare for a 2017 season that could end before Opening Day or extend through October. "I've trained this offseason like I'm going to pitch for seven month... Read more

Joe Girardi says MLB should borrow from the NFL to improve pace of play - FOXSports.com

Thursday 23 February 2017

FOXSports.com Joe Girardi says MLB should borrow from the NFL to improve pace of play FOXSports.com There has been a ton of debate this week on how to improve the pace of play in baseball, with the commissioner trading barbs with the players union and the announcement that a simple hand signal wi... Read more

Last season's 10 MLB playoff teams, ranked by their chances to ... - FOXSports.com

Thursday 23 February 2017

FOXSports.com Last season's 10 MLB playoff teams, ranked by their chances to ... FOXSports.com Last season's postseason turnover was pretty dramatic. Of the 10 teams that reached the playoffs in 2015, only five returned a year later. That group included the ... and more » Read more

MLB is pushing to stream games on Facebook - SB Nation

Thursday 23 February 2017

SB Nation MLB is pushing to stream games on Facebook SB Nation Improvements in that area aren't the only way to reach a new audience, though. MLB seems to also realize they need to join the 21st century, and according to reports they are pushing for a deal with Facebook for the tech giant to ... Read more

Say goodbye to MLB's agonizing and beautiful intentional walk pitches - SB Nation

Thursday 23 February 2017

SB Nation Say goodbye to MLB's agonizing and beautiful intentional walk pitches SB Nation On Wednesday morning, Major League Baseball announced a change to the walk rule. Instead of throwing four pitches outside the box, a dugout signal will be used and the batter will simply take his base. T... Read more

The 25 most priceless head shots from MLB spring training - FOXSports.com

Thursday 23 February 2017

FOXSports.com The 25 most priceless head shots from MLB spring training FOXSports.com MLB spring training is here, meaning its time for another round of God's gift to photography: baseball team pictures. Teams throughout the league continue to send in the results of their roster shoots, and t... Read more

The 25 most priceless head shots from MLB spring training | FOX ... - FOXSports.com

Thursday 23 February 2017

FOXSports.com The 25 most priceless head shots from MLB spring training | FOX ... FOXSports.com MLB spring training is here, meaning its time for another round of God's gift to photography: baseball team pictures. Teams throughout the league continue to ... MLB: Three Teams That Still Ha... Read more

Chicago Cubs: MLB Player Comps for Each Top Spring Training Prospect - Bleacher Report

Thursday 23 February 2017

Bleacher Report Chicago Cubs: MLB Player Comps for Each Top Spring Training Prospect Bleacher Report The Chicago Cubs have an impressive young core in place at the MLB level, and there's still more talent in the pipeline. Even after graduating so much young talent to the MLB level and then tr... Read more

Joe Girardi wants MLB to put earpieces in hitters' helmets - New York Post

Thursday 23 February 2017

Joe Girardi wants MLB to put earpieces in hitters' helmets New York Post TAMPA — With rule changes being discussed, Joe Girardi offered a radical idea on how to speed up a game some believe needs to be played quicker. “As far as the pace of the game I am a big proponent of trying to introduce... Read more

NL Central Notes: Hanrahan, Kang, Arrieta, Reds - MLB Trade Rumors

Thursday 23 February 2017

MLB Trade Rumors NL Central Notes: Hanrahan, Kang, Arrieta, Reds MLB Trade Rumors Recently retired right-hander Joel Hanrahan will rejoin the Pirates organization as a pitching coach for the team's Class-A affiliate in West Virginia, writes MLB .com's Adam Berry. The 35-year-old called it... Read more

Why the biggest battle in Major League Baseball is happening off the field - MarketWatch

Thursday 23 February 2017

MarketWatch Why the biggest battle in Major League Baseball is happening off the field MarketWatch Changes are being discussed within MLB to increase viewership and lifelong fandom, including rule changes, partnerships and cutting edge streaming options, said sports media consultant Lee Berke. “W... Read more

MLB is 'improving' intentional walks, but you'll miss the old way more than you think - CBSSports...

Thursday 23 February 2017

CBSSports.com MLB is 'improving' intentional walks, but you'll miss the old way more than you think CBSSports.com It takes a little time -- it took a little time merely to describe it -- and MLB under commissioner Rob Manfred is nothing if not hell-bent bleeding the game dry of downti... Read more

Don Mattingly Says Changing Strikeout Mentality Would Speed Up MLB Play - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Bleacher Report Don Mattingly Says Changing Strikeout Mentality Would Speed Up MLB Play Bleacher Report Major League Baseball is focused on implementing wholesale changes to speed up the pace of play starting in 2018, and Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters on Wednesday that he thi... Read more

Doc: Sorry, Pete, there's no fighting MLB's hypocrisy - Cincinnati.com

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Cincinnati.com Doc: Sorry, Pete, there's no fighting MLB's hypocrisy Cincinnati.com It's just coincidence I think about the song Inner City Blues every time the MLB commissioner commits another act of hypocrisy. This is an old and tired column about an old and tired subject that shoul... Read more

Was Rob Manfred justified in being upset with lack of MLB rule changes? - Sports Illustrated

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Sports Illustrated Was Rob Manfred justified in being upset with lack of MLB rule changes? Sports Illustrated SI Now co-hosts Maggie Gray and Matt Striker debate whether more rule changes are needed in Major League Baseball . Tags. baseball · si now · mlb . More MLB . SI Apps. We... Read more

Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard warns that MLB rule changes will be 'slippery slope' - New York D...

Wednesday 22 February 2017

New York Daily News Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard warns that MLB rule changes will be 'slippery slope' New York Daily News TAMPA — Baseball's pace-of-play debate suddenly has grown more contentious, with commissioner Rob Manfred threatening to enforce changes unilaterally after the ... Read more

5 ways MLB is trying to get younger fans interested in baseball - MarketWatch

Wednesday 22 February 2017

MarketWatch 5 ways MLB is trying to get younger fans interested in baseball MarketWatch MLB seems to be working on increasing its presence on the small screen: MLB is reportedly partnering with Facebook in the coming season to stream one baseball game a week free on the social platform, exponenti... Read more

Best of MLB spring training picture days: Rays' Rasmus rocks a throwback beard - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 22 February 2017

CBSSports.com Best of MLB spring training picture days: Rays' Rasmus rocks a throwback beard CBSSports.com We're in the first full week of spring training for each of the 30 MLB teams, which means many things. Among them, picture days! We'll sometimes see players messing around and it... Read more

Best of MLB spring training picture days: Rays' Rasmus rocks a ... - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 22 February 2017

CBSSports.com Best of MLB spring training picture days: Rays' Rasmus rocks a ... CBSSports.com We're in the first full week of spring training for each of the 30 MLB teams, which means many things. Among them, picture days! We'll sometimes see players ... and more » Read more

Picking each MLB team's No. 1 prospect for 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks: Anthony Banda, LHP Atlanta ...

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Sports Illustrated Picking each MLB team's No. 1 prospect for 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks: Anthony Banda, LHP Atlanta Braves ... Sports Illustrated After scouring the lists of Baseball America, Baseball Prospectus, ESPN and MLB Pipeline ( MLB .com), what follows here is a look at each team'... Read more

The best and worst MLB catchers at framing pitches based on framing metrics - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 22 February 2017

CBSSports.com The best and worst MLB catchers at framing pitches based on framing metrics CBSSports.com One of the in-vogue ways to judge catchers defensively these days is based upon framing metrics. That is, how many balls to they turn into strikes -- and vice versa -- by a veritable sleight of... Read more

2017 MLB Playoff Chances for Every Team at the Start of Spring Training - Bleacher Report

Wednesday 22 February 2017

2017 MLB Playoff Chances for Every Team at the Start of Spring Training Bleacher Report Ahead you'll find a division-by-division look at the postseason chances of all 30 MLB teams, with each team's rank in our latest power rankings included for reference. The easiest way to look at it is ... Read more

MLB, players' union reportedly have agreement to automate intentional walks - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 22 February 2017

CBSSports.com MLB , players' union reportedly have agreement to automate intentional walks CBSSports.com Hours later, it looks like there will be at least one noteworthy change -- intentional walks will now be issued by giving a sign rather than the act of throwing four wide ones. That's ... Read more

Manfred gets confrontational over MLB union's resistance to pace-of-play changes - FOXSports.com

Wednesday 22 February 2017

FOXSports.com Manfred gets confrontational over MLB union's resistance to pace-of-play changes FOXSports.com PHOENIX — I get the players' perspective. They worry about the game on the field changing too radically due to pace-of-play improvements. They worry, as one told me, that, “If you ... Read more

MLB to push forward with process for rule changes - ABC News

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Bleacher Report MLB to push forward with process for rule changes ABC News FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks during a news conference following a meeting with team owners in Palm Beach, Fla. Manfred says he can't offer a prediction ... Read more

MLB poached an Amazon video exec to run its red-hot video arm - Yahoo Finance

Tuesday 21 February 2017

Yahoo Finance MLB poached an Amazon video exec to run its red-hot video arm Yahoo Finance On Tuesday, Major League Baseball's tech arm, MLBAM (often nicknamed simply “BAM”) announced it has found a new CEO for BAM Tech, the video streaming company it spun off from MLBAM in August. BAM Tech... Read more

Ryan Raburn Signs Minor League Contract with Reds, Includes MLB Camp Invitation - Bleacher Report

Friday 17 February 2017

Bleacher Report Ryan Raburn Signs Minor League Contract with Reds, Includes MLB Camp Invitation Bleacher Report The Cincinnati Reds and veteran outfielder Ryan Raburn agreed to a minor league deal on Friday. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Raburn's deal with the Reds, which also includes... Read more

Tyler Austin Out Six Weeks Due To Foot Fracture - MLB Trade Rumors

Friday 17 February 2017

MLB Trade Rumors Tyler Austin Out Six Weeks Due To Foot Fracture MLB Trade Rumors As MLB .com's Bryan Hoch tweets, the Yankees will also be without Mason Williams for the next two weeks due to inflammation of his left patella tendon. Williams is a long shot to make the roster due to the prese... Read more

2017 MLB Spring Training: Previews, depth charts and schedules for all 30 teams - CBSSports.com

Friday 17 February 2017

CBSSports.com 2017 MLB Spring Training: Previews, depth charts and schedules for all 30 teams CBSSports.com 2017 MLB Spring Training: Previews, depth charts and schedules for all 30 teams. A closer look at the teams in the Cactus League and Grapefruit League. Get all your Spring Training needs wi... Read more

MLB Rumors: Analyzing Trade Whispers as Pitchers and Catchers Report - Bleacher Report

Friday 17 February 2017

MLB Rumors: Analyzing Trade Whispers as Pitchers and Catchers Report Bleacher Report Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also reported that McCutchen was last in the MLB in defensive runs saved with negative-26, per Baseball Info Solutions. Given his decline, the Bucs are looking ar... Read more

'MLB The Show 17': 10 Best Things I've Learned About The Game So Far - Forbes

Friday 17 February 2017

Forbes ' MLB The Show 17': 10 Best Things I've Learned About The Game So Far Forbes Sony San Diego Studios has been releasing substance-filled and exciting information about MLB The Show 17 at a steady pace in February. In fact, Community Manager and Designer Ramone Russell was on a t... Read more

MLB Power Rankings: Cubs, Indians still the best teams going in to spring training - CBSSports.com

Friday 17 February 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Power Rankings: Cubs, Indians still the best teams going in to spring training CBSSports.com Since I took over the internet's most official Power Rankings in the spring of 2012, my first entry of the season has been my “Pre-Preseason Rankings” and each time I use the intro t... Read more

MLB Pitchers Ready for a Big Strikeout Surge This Season - Bleacher Report

Friday 17 February 2017

Bleacher Report MLB Pitchers Ready for a Big Strikeout Surge This Season Bleacher Report There's no ignoring the recent craze, so let's go ahead and say it: Strikeouts make the pitching world go 'round. Who's ready for more in 2017? Well, I know you are, Mr./Mrs. Baseball Fan. The... Read more

Can you remember who made these iconic catches? - MLB.com

Friday 17 February 2017

MLB.com Can you remember who made these iconic catches? MLB.com There's nothing quite so thrilling as watching your favorite slugger hit one out of the park … unless it's watching your favorite outfielder reel it back in. Or maybe it's waiting for an infielder to fall directly into yo... Read more

MLB, union in talks for more fan-friendly batting practice - New York Post

Friday 17 February 2017

MLB , union in talks for more fan-friendly batting practice New York Post Jorge Saez of the Yankees takes batting practice at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Charles Wenzelberg. More On: mlb · This Uber driver made more than $507,500 last year · The $100M baseball star now just trying... Read more

Commissioner Rob Manfred offers ideas to create more game action - ESPN

Friday 17 February 2017

ESPN Commissioner Rob Manfred offers ideas to create more game action ESPN ... annual Grapefruit League media day, Manfred spent most of a half-hour news conference pushing a series of potential changes that he hopes will create more action and less dead time. MLB is currently negotiating with th... Read more

Baseball is back: Spring training photos from your favorite MLB teams - FOXSports.com

Thursday 16 February 2017

FOXSports.com Baseball is back: Spring training photos from your favorite MLB teams FOXSports.com This is the latest of our 2017 team previews. Each week during spring training, we'll preview a division with a team each day (Monday-Friday). This week: The AL East: Boston Red Sox | Toronto Blu... Read more

Randy Choate Retires - MLB Trade Rumors

Thursday 16 February 2017

MLB Trade Rumors Randy Choate Retires MLB Trade Rumors Veteran left-hander Randy Choate, who spent part of the 2016 season in the minor league ranks with the Dodgers and last appeared in the Majors in 2015, tells WFAN's Sweeny Murti that he has decided to retire. Choate didn't receive any... Read more

MLB Power Rankings at the Start of 2017 Spring Training - Bleacher Report

Thursday 16 February 2017

Bleacher Report MLB Power Rankings at the Start of 2017 Spring Training Bleacher Report "I think I learned a lot about myself, confidence-wise," Stephenson told Mark Sheldon of MLB .com. "I just need to be more relaxed and stay positive. There were times I tried to do too much and ... Read more

MLB's Best Comeback Stories of 2017 Spring Training - Bleacher Report

Thursday 16 February 2017

Bleacher Report MLB's Best Comeback Stories of 2017 Spring Training Bleacher Report Everyone loves a good comeback story. Whether it's Rocky Balboa or Robert Downey Jr., we like to watch a guy pick himself up off the mat and start swinging again—literally, metaphorically, whatever. Fortun... Read more
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