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  • Dave Dombrowski could be candidate for Angels GM job

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels are likely to make major changes to their front office after the season. That means a big name could come in to take over baseball operations. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Angels general manager position is highly likely to open up at..." September 21

  • MLB, MLBPA commit $10 million to Players Alliance to promote increased Black participation in baseball

    CBS Sports "MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) on Monday announced a $10 million joint commitment to promote and enable increased Black participation in the sport of baseball at all levels. The commitment is being made through the Players Alliance, which comprises more than 100..." September 21

  • Crunch time: 7 things to watch in final week "There are playoff spots on the line, injuries to keep an eye on and home-field advantages up in the air. The Marlins are on the verge of pulling off what would amount to a little bit of a baseball miracle. The Cardinals would be in that conversation as well. The Mariners are still..." September 20

  • Albert Pujols passes Willie Mays for 5th all time on HR leaderboard

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has sole possession of fifth on Major League Baseball's all-time home run list after surpassing Willie Mays with his 661st dinger on Friday night. The Machine collected the momentous homer off of Texas Rangers left-hander Wes..." September 19

  • MLB, MLBPA announce two new positive COVID-19 tests over past week

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced Friday that there have been two positive COVID-19 tests across baseball over the last week. Of the 12,381 samples collected and tested through the end of Sept. 17, none of the positive results came from major league..." September 18

  • MLB Players And Mascots Must Band Together to Destroy the Cardboard Cutout Fans

    The Big Lead "Major League Baseball's shortened regular season is coming to a close and its extended postseason is fast approaching. When the playoffs arrive, teams will leave their home ballparks and move to regional bubbles, leaving their fans behind. That means the time to destroy the cardboard..." September 18

  • Cy Young rankings: Shane Bieber fever rules AL, Jacob deGrom eyeing three-peat

    The Score "Welcome to the second edition of theScore's 2020 Major League Baseball Cy Young Award rankings, in which we pick the top five pitchers from each league. American League 5. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Blue Jays The Blue Jays received exactly what they hoped for from Ryu after..." September 17

  • MLB's New Postseason Plan Could Forever Change Playoff Baseball for the Better

    Bleacher Report "Get ready for a Major League Baseball postseason unlike any that's come before.  We've known since MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to an expanded playoff field—from 10 to 16 teams—in July that this year's postseason would be..." September 17

  • Permanent 16-team MLB postseason would be catastrophic for players

    The Score "The New York Yankees did nothing at the trade deadline. Mired in a 3-7 slide that had hamstrung their chances of a division title and plainly reeling from the injury absences of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton, among others, the Yankees still felt no need for..." September 17

  • MLB to begin 2021 Spring Training exhibition in February

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball’s 2021 Spring Training will begin on Feb. 27 in Florida and Arizona with each of the 30 clubs in action on the first day of exhibition play, officials said on Wednesday. Select exhibition games will be played at MLB ballparks and Spring Training facilities..." September 16

  • Major League Baseball umpire Joe West has never missed a call. Just ask him

    ESPN "White Sox broadcaster Ken "Hawk" Harrelson was furious with umpire Joe West, as many have been these past 44 years. On this day in 2010, West had called a second balk of the game on Mark Buehrle, and Hawk was so outraged he said on the air, "Joe West should..." September 16

  • Rob Manfred: Expanded playoffs likely to remain beyond 2020

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball and its players’ union reached agreement Tuesday on the format for the expanded, 16-team postseason, which will see the final three rounds played in controlled, neutral-site bubbles in Southern California and Texas and the World Series at the Texas Rangers’ new..." September 16

  • Andrelton Simmons not thinking about future as he enters final weeks of Angels contract

    Orange County Register "As Andrelton Simmons enters what may be the final two weeks of his five seasons with the Angels, he says he has enjoyed his time with the Angels, but he isn’t ready to start the campaign to return. “I enjoy playing here,” he said. “I’ve had a good time. I..." September 16

  • MLB, MLBPA Reportedly Agree to Playoff Plan Featuring Neutral-Site Bubbles

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association reportedly reached an agreement to host most of the 2020 playoffs, including the division series, league championship series and World Series, in neutral-site "bubbles." Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the..." September 15

  • MLB postseason format will be true test of pitching depth

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB has officially announced its plans for the 2020 postseason, and pitching depth will likely be more important than ever in determining which team is crowned World Series champion. Expanding the postseason from 10 to 16 teams means more games, and MLB is accommodating that with..." September 15

  • World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark in Arlington as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since..." September 15

  • Homers, RBIs, WAR ... conscience? In MLB's difficult 2020 season, who is MVP material?

    Yahoo! Sports "At the end of a two-month season played behind a mask, at a responsible distance and between clouds of spittle, there arrives an opening to contemplate again the concept of value. Baseball value. In 2020. The value of anything, really, in 2020, when a trip to the grocery store is a..." September 15

  • When Pujols makes history, he's never alone "Albert Pujols hit his 660th career home run on Sunday, tying Willie Mays for fifth on the all-time list. But that wasn’t the only big thing to happen in baseball -- Alec Mills threw a no-hitter for the Cubs, the first of his career and the 16th in franchise..." September 14

  • Rob Manfred 'hopeful' for fan attendance during LCS and World Series games

    CBS Sports "Although MLB has yet to finalize reported plans for postseason bubbles in California and Texas, commissioner Rob Manfred is already pondering the idea of fans back in the seats for most meaningful playoff games.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fans have not been..." September 14

  • 30 emerging players primed for big futures "For all the talk about how short this season has been, there has been plenty that every team has learned about itself. And one of the key things any team can learn: Who is in this for the long haul? So, today at the Thirty, we take a look at the player on each team whose positive 2020..." September 14

  • MLB is forbidding boozy playoff celebrations

    New York Post "Teams control the alcohol. So that is one area MLB will not worry about as it insists on clinching celebrations that are more restrained, distant and outdoors. The league was still finalizing a memorandum it expects to deliver to clubs and players this week in which it will urge..." September 14

  • Way-Too-Early Predictions for the Top 2021 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "If it seems a little early to be looking ahead to the 2020-21 Major League Baseball free-agent market, that's because it is. The regular season isn't even over yet. Still, we thought we'd get a head start on predicting which teams will claim the top..." September 14

  • After Albert Pujols, who will be the next MLB slugger in the 600-homer club?

    USA Today "Albert Pujols continued his climb up the all-time home run list on Sunday by hitting a two-run blast against the Colorado Rockies for No. 660 in his career. That tied the 40-year-old Los Angeles Angels slugger with Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fifth place in MLB..." September 14

  • Angels' Albert Pujols hits 660th career home run, ties Willie Mays for fifth-most all-time

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 660th career home run on Sunday afternoon, tying Willie Mays for the fifth-most all-time. Pujols' home run came in the eighth inning against Colorado Rockies pitcher Carlos Estevez. It was a two-run shot that..." September 13

  • 2020 MLB Playoffs: Seeding Predictions and Round-by-Round Picks

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB playoffs will begin Sept. 29. If that feels soon, well, it's because it is.  The final couple of weeks of this abbreviated 60-game slate should bring ample drama as clubs jockey for position in the expanded 16-team postseason field. While we wait for..." September 13

  • Fired clubhouse attendant files suit against Angels

    ABC7 "The attorneys for a former Los Angeles Angels clubhouse attendant who was fired earlier this year have filed a complaint in Orange County Superior Court, alleging that their client was unfairly depicted as "a scapegoat" in Major League Baseball's efforts to curb the use..." September 13

  • Angels Reinstate David Fletcher From Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels have reinstated infielder David Fletcher from the 10-day injured list, the club announced.  Southpaw Jose Quijada was optioned to the Angels’ alternate training site to make space for Fletcher on the active roster. Fletcher’s IL..." September 12

  • Ranking the 9 clubs chasing a playoff spot "The potential postseason field -- not the seeding, but the teams involved -- has been static since the conclusion of play on Labor Day. In the context of a 60-game season with a 16-team playoff pool, that’s an eternity. Rays, A’s, White Sox, Twins, Indians, Blue Jays,..." September 12

  • Full Count: Impending free agents not doing themselves any favors

    The Score "The upcoming offseason was always going to be a nightmare for free agents. Reduced revenues in 2020 because of the pandemic are set to precipitate a winter of austerity, with many teams looking to cut costs rather than spend big. Uncertainty over the game's financial future beyond..." September 11

  • Angels Once Again Wasting Prime Mike Trout with Little Hope on the Horizon

    Bleacher Report "Stop us if you've heard this one before, but Mike Trout is very good and the Los Angeles Angels are, well, not. As can happen with even the best of jokes, this one's starting to get old. To be clear, the joke's not on the aforementioned superstar center..." September 10

  • MLB, MLBPA close to agreement on neutral sites for playoff bubbles

    Yardbarker "The MLB and MLB Players Association are closing in on an agreement for where the playoffs will be played, with the World Series set to be played at Globe Life Field, a neutral site in Arlington, Texas. Currently, the MLB plans to implement a two-bubble strategy, with separate..." September 10

  • MLB considering two playoff bubbles and neutral-site World Series at Rangers' Globe Life Field

    CBS Sports "At this point, we're close enough to MLB's regular-season finish line to know that the 2020 season -- the 60-game version -- is going to finish. It's going to be one of the craziest things we've ever seen in the sport, and no doubt the most doubleheaders in such a short time..." September 09

  • Who are the hottest rookies right now? "Another week, another slew of exciting big league callups for top prospects. From MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list alone, we saw the Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes, Miami's Jazz Chisholm, and the Yankees’ Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt make their Major..." September 07

  • Ryan Buchter Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander Ryan Buchter has opted to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to the Angels’ alternate training site, the team announced.  Buchter was designated for assignment earlier this week and then outrighted off the 40-man roster once he cleared..." September 07

  • Mike Trout becomes Angels’ all-time leader with 300 career home runs

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout became the Los Angeles Angels’ career leader in home runs by slugging No. 300 during Saturday’s game against the Houston Astros. Trout took Brandon Bielak deep to the opposite field for a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning in the first game of a..." September 06

  • Shohei Ohtani believes he can play OF 'right now' but focused on return to mound

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani believes he could immediately help his team on the diamond despite recovering from a forearm strain. "I feel like I could play the outfield right now," Ohtani said through an interpreter Friday, according to Jeff..." September 05

  • MLB power play will end Minor League Baseball as we know it

    Sportsnaut "It has been a devastating 2020 calendar year for Minor League Baseball. The season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this cancellation came the loss of jobs throughout the minors — players themselves included. Sadly, this is going to be taken to a whole new..." September 05

  • Astros' Jose Urquidy will start second game Saturday

    CBS Sports "Jose Urquidy (undisclosed) will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Angels, Brian McTaggart of reports. Urquidy has been out since the season began following a positive test for COVID-19 in July. " September 05

  • Way-Too-Early Team-by-Team MLB Free-Agency Predictions Post-2020 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 MLB trade deadline has come and gone. The focus now is on the fast-approaching postseason, with its expanded 16-team format. While we wait for the October excitement to unfold, let's make some way-too-early offseason free-agency predictions. This..." September 04

  • Angels Place David Fletcher On 10-Day Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced that they have placed utility player David Fletcher on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 31, with a left ankle sprain. The club recalled outfielder Taylor Ward in a corresponding move. Tied for an American League-worst 12-25,..." September 03

  • How 10 big offseason acquisitions are faring "Of all the things in this world that feel like they happened decades ago but actually went down just a few months ago -- and there are a lot of things like that -- Major League Baseball’s 2019 Hot Stove is very much one of them. Remember how fevered the rush was when all those big..." September 03

  • 10 MLB stars that could be on the move this winter

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's trade deadline passed Monday afternoon, with Mike Clevinger serving as the biggest name to change teams. Clubs will now be unable to make external additions through the rest of the 2020 MLB season, but that doesn't mean that the speculation..." September 03

  • Why it's time for Major League Baseball to ban the shift

    CBS Sports "Maybe I just needed to get north of 40 years old to achieve my "old man yells at clouds" moment, but it's arrived.  I've held out for years. For a long time, when I heard people say "ban the shift" my response was that hitters should adjust and the..." September 03

  • Angels Acquire Jose Salvador From Reds To Complete Brian Goodwin Trade

    Reds Minor Leagues "The Cincinnati Reds have traded left-handed pitching prospect Jose Salvador to the Los Angeles Angels to complete their trade for outfielder Brian Goodwin. The Reds also traded left-handed pitching prospect Packy Naughton in the same deal, but we found out about that part of the deal the day..." September 03

  • Rob Manfred: Fans acted like MLB rule changes were ‘crime against humanity’

    Sportress of Blogitude "  Rob Manfred is perhaps the most embattled commissioner in all of American professional sports, and his recent critical comments about fans are not likely to garner him more support among them.   The MLB commissioner recently took part in an..." September 02

  • The Tragedy of Tyler Skaggs

    Bleacher Report "Asmall teddy bear, tan-colored and smiling, sits on the couch. It's wearing a gray Minnesota Vikings hooded sweatshirt, two holes up top for its round ears to pop out. Tyler Skaggs loved the Vikings. Debbie Skaggs, Tyler's mother, and Carli Skaggs, Tyler's wife,..." September 01

  • 2021 MLB Draft to be held in Atlanta before All-Star Game

    The Score "The 2021 MLB Draft will take place in Atlanta from July 11 to 13, sources told Carlos Collazo and J.J. Cooper of Baseball America. Next year's event will be at least 20 rounds - and up to as many as 30 - based on an agreement between the league and the Major League Baseball..." September 01

  • Angels trade Brian Goodwin to Reds

    Halos Heaven "Right as the clock struck one o’clock, the Angels made a move. They have traded outfielder Brian Goodwin to the Cincinnati Reds. On the season, Goodwin is hitting .242/.330/.463/.793 with four homers and 17 RBI. " August 31

  • Blue Jays Interested In Mike Minor, Brian Goodwin "Having already acquired Taijuan Walker, the Blue Jays continue to look for additional upgrades as they pursue a playoff berth. Toronto’s targets include Rangers southpaw Mike Minor, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter link), as well as Angels..." August 31

  • 7 prospects who should be untouchable "There’s absolutely no way the Rays will trade shortstop Wander Franco, who is No. 1 on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospects list. Yes, some prospects really are untouchable. Dozens of others have been mentioned in this feeding frenzy of a Trade Deadline that will..." August 30