• The Cubs could use Kyle Schwarber as a DH in World Series

    Fox Sports "The Cubs have been adamant that Kyle Schwarber, their power-hitting catcher/outfielder will not play this season after tearing two ligaments in his knee in the Cubs' third game of the year. Make that: had been adamant. Schwarber is going to play, in the Arizona Fall League — he was added to..." October 22

  • Cubs' Kyle Schwarber headed to Arizona Fall League

    Chicago Tribune "Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber is headed to the Arizona Fall League to continue his recovery from knee surgery, a source said Saturday. Schwarber, 23, is expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday night for the Mesa Solar Sox. Schwarber hasn't played in a game since tearing his medial..." October 22

  • Tigers shopped Upton during season

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers were shopping outfielder Justin Upton only months after signing him to a lucrative long-term contract, ESPN's Buster Olney reported in his insider column this week. In the report, available only to subscribers, Olney said the Tigers pushed to trade Upton during the season and..." October 22

  • Montero: Cubs 'starting to feel a little sexy at the plate'

    Los Angeles Times "Momentum can be fickle and fleeting in the postseason, where a game, a series and ultimately a season can turn on one pitch, one hit, one play. For the 2004 Boston Red Sox, it was the Dave Roberts’ stolen base that sparked a ninth-inning comeback against the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the..." October 22

  • Eddie Carnett, oldest living MLB player, celebrates 100th birthday

    MLB.com "On Oct. 12, 1916, Babe Ruth won the second of his three World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox. Nine days later, Eddie Carnett was born in Springfield, Mo. Now, Carnett is the oldest living Major Leaguer, and today, he celebrates his 100th birthday. As a child, Carnett moved to..." October 22

  • Maddon: Chicago 'buzzing' as Game 6 looms

    ESPN "We’ve been here before. Granted, it hasn’t been often. Only twice since 1945 have the Chicago Cubs been in position to advance to the World Series with just one more victory. In those two cases -- 1984 and 2003 -- they actually had a combined six chances to win one more game, yet they came up..." October 22

  • Virginia Tech fans hang horrific Jose Fernandez sign before Miami game

    SI "Virginia Tech fans hung a banner in front of an off-campus house in Blacksburg that made light of the recent death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. "Bury the U next to Jose Fernandez RIP," the sign read. Virginia Tech played Miami on Thursday night, beating the Hurricanes, 37–16...." October 22

  • Danny Salazar could return to rotation in World Series

    Larry Brown Sports "Fresh off winning the American League pennant, the Cleveland Indians may get another reason to celebrate. Indians manager Terry Francona said on Friday that right-hander Danny Salazar, who has been out for over a month with a forearm strain, will throw a simulated game over the weekend and..." October 22

  • Curt Schilling Says Nazis & Islam 'There's a Long Standing Connection'

    TMZ "Curt Schilling says he's NOT anti-Muslim -- just anti-extremism -- but insists there's a "long-standing connection between Islam and the Nazi party." Yeah, there's a lot to digest here. The former MLB superstar just appeared on CNN to talk about his potential Senate run -- when he was..." October 22

  • Here's how the AL champion Cleveland Indians were built

    CBS Sports "For the first time since 1997, the Cleveland Indians are the American League champions. They dispatched the Blue Jays in five games in the ALCS earlier this week. The Indians are now four wins away from their first championship since 1948. They'll play the winner of the Dodgers-Cubs NLCS in the..." October 22

  • Could free agent Ian Desmond really return to the Nationals?

    Washington Post "Earlier this week, Tom Boswell offered one plan for the Nationals this offseason: Re-sign Ian Desmond, the beloved former shortstop who rebuilt his value in center field with the Rangers this season. The idea is that Desmond could play center field, allowing Trea Turner to move back to..." October 22

  • Trainers might boycott showcase over international draft proposal

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball’s annual Dominican national showcase is next week, but whether any players will show up is now in question. In response to MLB’s reported international draft proposal that caught many in the industry off guard, trainers in Latin America are considering pulling their..." October 22

  • Tigers hire Lloyd McClendon as hitting coach

    Detroit News "The Tigers named Lloyd McClendon as the team's new hitting coach and Leon "Bull" Durham as assistant hitting coach Friday. McClendon replaces Wally Joyner, who opted not to return after three seasons in the position. McClendon served as manager of the Tigers' Triple A affiliate Toledo Mud..." October 22

  • Indians should quit hedging, retire Chief Wahoo completely

    Sporting News "Progressive Field sits about a block removed from a bend in the Cuyahoga — a river name borne from a butchered Mohawk word, a river once so sullied that it could catch fire. And from those fires came a desire to be clean again. To restore the river to something closer to its natural..." October 21

  • Indians sell out World Series tickets in 15 minutes

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Indians announced Thursday that the team has sold out the remaining allotment of tickets for its home games in the 2016 World Series. A limited number of World Series tickets went on sale to the general public via indians.com at 10 a.m. on Thursday. By 10:17 the club announced..." October 21

  • MLB: Charlie Sheen won’t throw out first pitch at World Series

    Sportress of Blogitude "Major League Baseball said “Thanks but no thanks” — in a manner of speaking — to Charlie Sheen’s offer to throw out a ceremonial first pitch during a Cleveland Indians-hosted World Series game. Sheen, who portrayed Indians pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn in the revered 1989 baseball flick..." October 21

  • Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry has woken up from his medically induced coma

    The Comeback "A procedure like a colonoscopy is supposed to be simple and relatively safe. For Matt Marksberry, it was anything but, as the Braves pitcher ended up having to be put in a medically induced coma due to complications during the procedure. Luckily, he has now been woken up from the aforementioned..." October 21

  • Tigers open for biz, willing to trade anybody

    ESPN "It would be a stretch to compare the Detroit Tigers to a used-car dealership, with all of the merchandise priced to sell and a concerted effort to clear the lot of all of the big-ticket items. But the message being received from the rest of the industry is a dramatic shift for one of baseball's..." October 21

  • Cubs pulled in nearly twice the ratings of Bears Thursday night

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is king. This is a known fact, right? Don’t tell that to the millions of people in Chicago who chose to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLCS, rather than tune in to the Thursday night Chicago Bears game against the Green Bay Packers. According..." October 21

  • Ozzie Guillen wants to return to managing in Korea

    The Comeback "Ozzie Guillen wants back into the managing game, but his next potential landing spot isn’t where you’d probably expect. Guillen, 52, who guided the Chicago White Sox to a World Series championship in 2005, has been out of baseball since getting axed in 2012 after one season with the Miami..." October 21

  • Indians' 95-year-old WS winner upset club hasn't contacted him

    New York Daily News "The oldest living Yankee also happens to be the only surviving member from the last Cleveland Indians team to win a World Series title, the 1948 club that beat the Boston Braves in six games. But Eddie Robinson, 95, says he is not too pleased with his old team from northeast Ohio, mainly..." October 21

  • MLB announces World Series schedule

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Indians are of course the American League entrant in the 2016 World Series, and in a matter of days we'll know whether they'll oppose the Chicago Cubs or the Los Angeles Dodgers. So to set the stage for the 2016 Fall Classic, let's take a look at the schedule for the World Series,..." October 21

  • MLB replay system needs to be redefined

    Today's Knuckleball "No, the replay umpire isn’t blind. Really, he isn’t. The replay umpire sees what you see, and therefore has to know that Adrian Gonzalez was more likely than not safe, at the very least, on that bang-bang play at home in Game 4. Yet, the “out” call remained. The issue could be that the..." October 21

  • Former Red Sox trainer: Ortiz was 'playing on stumps'

    WEEI Boston "The message boomed across the Red Sox' trainers' room one August afternoon. "Danny-yel! Danny-yel!" echoed a familar voice. "You're screwed!" Red Sox coordinator of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, along with 20 or so Red Sox players getting ready for that night's game, had no idea what..." October 21

  • Mets exercise 2017 option on Reyes

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jose Reyes will be back with the Mets in 2017. According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball, the Mets will pick up the league-minimum option year on Reyes' contract for 2017. When the Mets brought Reyes aboard in June, the team negotiated a team-friendly addition to the deal: Reyes could..." October 21

  • Dave Roberts explains why he pulled Kenta Maeda early

    Larry Brown Sports "Dave Roberts’ decision to pull pitcher Kenta Maeda in the fourth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday at Dodger Stadium caught many off guard, especially since the starter was about to face the Cubs’ pitcher. But Roberts had good reasons for doing so. After the Dodgers lost Game 5 8-4 to..." October 21

  • Charlie Sheen would like to throw out the first pitch at a World Series game

    Hardball Talk "For all of the ups and downs of his personal and professional life, Charlie Sheen is and always has been a passionate baseball fan. Sheen once bought out an entire section of bleachers for an Angels game so he could catch a home run ball (he didn’t catch a home run ball). He starred in “Eight Men..." October 21

  • Shane Victorino On Future In Baseball

    MLB Trade Rumors "Longtime Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino sat down for a lengthy Q&A with Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com and covered a great number of topics, including career highlights, his favorite teammates and places to play, his memories from the Phillies’ World Series run and also his future in the..." October 21

  • Matt Szczur’s bat and underwear have brought the Cubs good luck

    The Comeback "Curses aren’t supposed to have any loopholes, the Cubs may have found one in the infamous Curse of the Billy Goat. Outfielder Matt Szczur isn’t on the Cubs NLCS roster but he has been the rallying cry for the team. Anthony Rizzo used his bat in Game 4 and helped him break out of a massive..." October 21

  • Wedding crashers: Fans purchase gifts for Merritt

    MLB.com "When one of Ryan Merritt's teammates mentioned it late Wednesday night, the rookie pitcher assumed it was a joke. When text messages began arriving, buzzing the phones belonging to Merritt and his fiancee, they realized this was not a prank. Indians fans really had found their wedding..." October 21

  • Boras On Health Of Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper — arguably the Nationals’ two most important players — are both on track to participate in a full and normal Spring Training in 2017, agent Scott Boras tells Jon Morosi of MLB Network (Twitter links). That appears to be positive news for the..." October 21

  • Kershaw: Hendricks is 'Greg Maddux of this generation'

    CSN Chicago "The best pitcher on the planet (besides Andrew Miller) compared Kyle Hendricks to the best pitcher of a generation. Clayton Kershaw will go up against Hendricks for the second time in the National League Championship Series in Game 6 Saturday at Wrigley Field and the Dodgers ace said he sees a..." October 21

  • Braves pitcher Marksberry hospitalized in Florida

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves pitcher Matt Marksberry was being treated for severe dehydration in an Orlando-area hospital Wednesday after going in for a procedure unrelated to baseball. A Facebook post from his brother Wednesday afternoon said that Marksberry was on life support. Others familiar with the situation..." October 20

  • Dodgers’ Andre Ethier rebuffs Team Mexico’s World Baseball Classic offer

    Today's Knuckleball "Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier returned to action following a broken leg this past September, but that didn’t stop the Mexican national team from approaching him about his availability to patrol the outfield for them during the 2017 World Baseball Classic, which will take place in..." October 20

  • Trevor Bauer says his finger will be OK for the World Series

    Hardball Talk "Indians starter Trevor Bauer said he expects his sliced right pinkie to heal in time for the World Series. Bauer, of course, is a drone hobbyist and hurt his finger while fixing a drone. By the time he’ll have to pitch again he will have had nine days since his last, bloody start in ALCS Game..." October 20

  • How Much Will Jose Abreu Earn In 2017?

    MLB Trade Rumors "Three years ago, the White Sox signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu to a franchise-record six-year, $68MM contract. Abreu kicked off his MLB career with a monster 2014 campaign, winning Rookie of the Year and finishing fourth in the MVP voting. His offensive production has declined steadily since..." October 20

  • Twins outfielder Logan Schafer elects free agency

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Veteran outfielder Logan Schafer has declined his outright to Triple-A Rochester and elected free agency after the Twins took him off their 40-man roster this week. Schafer, 30, made 19 starts with the Twins over the final five weeks after spending much of the year with the Red Wings. In 74..." October 20

  • Kipnis: Channing Tatum should play me in film adaptation of '16 Indians

    CBS Cleveland "When you don’t have your most consistent hitter, two of your best pitchers, experience a drone-related mishap, and a hurler with just 11 MLB innings under his belt pitches the clincher, your story is worthy of being a movie, right? Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis certainly..." October 20

  • It's time to end the Tim Tebow baseball experiment

    Fox Sports "How much longer can we pretend this is ok? How long can we keep ignoring that this is an embarrassment? You might have heard that Tim Tebow hit a single Tuesday afternoon in Arizona, where he’s playing in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. It was his first hit of the campaign — a “line..." October 20

  • Padres GM A.J. Preller’s suspension ends

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A.J. Preller returned Wednesday from an unprecedented suspension, venturing into an altered and uncertain landscape. A month ago, Major League Baseball banned the Padres general manager for 30 days after determining he had withheld medical information in the July trade of left-hander Drew..." October 20

  • The Indians' trust in Terry Francona has led to an unlikely World Series berth

    Fox Sports "The Francona Factor cancels out Murphy's Law. It seems like anything that could have gone wrong this postseason for the Cleveland Indians has ... but they keep winning. The Francona Factor is the main component of a team that has allowed it to overcome more adversity over the past few weeks..." October 20

  • Mike Napoli wanted Indians to celebrate by going to Las Vegas

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Indians are four wins away from capturing their first World Series title since 1948, but Mike Napoli doesn’t want to wait that long to go all-out with the celebration. After his team finished off the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, Napoli wanted to take the long way home from..." October 20

  • Most likely Detroit Tiger to be traded? Probably J.D. Martinez

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers aren’t in a position to spend more money. General manager Al Avila said as much on Tuesday afternoon, saying with certainty the team would not be a big player in the free agent market. Avila wants the team to get younger. He wants more financial flexibility. And this..." October 20

  • Joe Maddon spent 90 minutes with tech support trying to get his iPad working

    The Comeback "There are few people more superstitious in the world than those involved with sports—specifically, baseball. This includes the likes of Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who has made his lineup all season on his iPad. Well, prior to Wednesday’s crucial NLCS Game Four between the Cubs and Los..." October 20

  • Andrew Miller named ALCS MVP for Cleveland Indians, but says he doesn't deserve it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Andrew Miller was named MVP of the American League Championship Series, but he said he didn't deserve the award. The Indians advanced to the World Series on Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over Toronto in Game 5 of the ALCS. Miller helped secure the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, which was not..." October 20

  • Ump Hernandez to Rizzo after apology, 'You’re good, bro'

    Fox Sports "In the top of the fifth inning of the Chicago Cubs-Los Angeles Dodgers NLCS Game 4 on Wednesday night, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo dropped his bat (his teammate's bat, actually) and began to walk toward first base on what he thought was ball four from reliever Pedro Baez. But Rizzo assumed..." October 20

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • Adrian Gonzalez sounds off after review upholds controversial call

    ESPN "A fired-up Adrian Gonzalez was adamant he was safe after a controversial call that he and Dodgers teammates thought swung Wednesday night's National League Championship Series Game 4 in the direction of the Chicago Cubs, and he sounded off after Los Angeles' 10-2 loss. "I knew I was safe,''..." October 20

  • John Gibbons Will Manage Blue Jays In 2017

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays’ 2016 season ended with disappointment tonight as the team lost 3-0 to the Indians, who will move on to the World Series after topping Toronto 4-1 in the American League Championship Series. While the offseason comes with plenty of uncertainty for Toronto — Edwin Encarnacion, Jose..." October 20

  • Cubs fan Bill Murray has a potential Game 7 conflict

    Sportsnaut "We have seen actor and comedian Bill Murray in the stands at Wrigley Field throughout the playoffs. Potentially the most famous Chicago Cubs diehard there is, Murray has made his presence known as his team looks to break a near 110-year drought without a World Series title. Unfortunately for..." October 19