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  • Every MLB Team's Most Pleasant Surprise Early in 2021

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 MLB season has been underway for a few weeks now, so enough time has passed and enough games have been played to identify some players who are beginning to put together big seasons. Whether it's an emerging young player, a candidate for a breakout season or a..." April 19

  • 11 Observations after 11 riveting hours of Dodgers-Padres baseball

    The Athletic "On the final out of the weekend, a three-game series of spills and thrills and rallies, Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer tilted his head skyward and squinted through the late-afternoon glare. The crowd at Petco Park — at least the members clad in brown and yellow — rose to..." April 19

  • Padres' Blake Snell, Dodgers' Trevor Bauer blame each other for damage to mound

    The Score "San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell wasn't happy with the condition of the mound during Sunday's finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he put the blame directly on counterpart Trevor Bauer. "Bauer, he be digging in that mound a..." April 19

  • Challenges continue for MLB as the virus persists

    The Athletic "Right before Opening Day, I was all set to write a mea culpa. Major League Baseball had sailed through spring training with virtually no disruption from COVID-19. So, regarding my position in late January that the league and union should delay the season by one month if they..." April 19

  • More drama for Dodgers-Padres series, Clayton Kershaw and Mookie Betts

    ESPN "Friday's game lasted five hours, spanned 12 innings and included 17 pitchers. Saturday's game came down to a centimeter. That, pretty much, was the distance between Petco Park's outfield grass and the baseball that bulged out of Mookie Betts' glove,..." April 18

  • Dodgers Place Gavin Lux On Injured List, Activate Brusdar Graterol

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are placing second baseman Gavin Lux on the 10-day injured list with right wrist soreness, retroactive to April 16, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times and Juan Toribio of MLB.com were among those to pass along. Infielder Sheldon Neuse is..." April 18

  • MLB Overreactions to 2021 Season Thus Far

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 baseball season is young, but that doesn't mean fans aren't already starting to overreact to small sample sizes, bad performances and bloated ERAs. A few bad starts is all it takes to declare a pitcher done or a hitter a bust. But the reality is that no team..." April 18

  • Dodgers vs. Padres: The rivalry that’s become the gift baseball fans needed

    The Athletic "The Dodgers beat the Padres 2-0 on Saturday night. The win was their eighth in a row and brought their record to 13-2. Thirteen and two. It’s hard to imagine the Dodgers’ quest to repeat as World Series champions getting off to a better start. They..." April 18

  • Clayton Kershaw tells Jurickson Profar he took bulls–t swing

    Larry Brown Sports "Clayton Kershaw got into it with Jurickson Profar over a catcher’s interference call on Saturday night. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres were locked in a scoreless game in the bottom of the fourth inning at Petco Park. Profar was batting with nobody on and two outs..." April 18

  • Fan Tries To Join Dodgers-Padres Bench Clearing Brawl, Gets Tackled By Security

    Total Pro Sports "The Dodgers and Padres had been going at it all night in their first meeting of 2021 and things got extremely heated in extra innings. After Los Angeles’ Dennis Santana hit Jorge Mateo to put runners on first and third with one out, they exchanged words and soon both benches..." April 17

  • Wild Dodgers-Padres clash introduces us to MLB's newest rivalry

    MSN.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers officially have a new rival out west. Friday's Dodgers-Padres clash was a tense, emotional, roller-coaster that somehow felt like it had the gravity of a playoff game in mid-April. The defending World Series champs prevailed 11-6 in a thrilling 12-inning..." April 17

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers Are Going to Make You Take It From Them

    The Big Lead "The Los Angeles Dodgers are in defense of a long-awaited title. Early returns suggest they are not resting on laurels and have entered as hungry as they were when title-starved. No one in Major League Baseball has played better than its reigning king. No one has even shown signs of closing the..." April 17

  • Dodgers' Cody Bellinger has hairline fracture of fibula

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Cody Bellinger has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his left fibula. Manager Dave Roberts disclosed the injury on Friday ahead of their big weekend series against the San Diego Padres and said that a scan on..." April 16

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Needy MLB Teams

    Bleacher Report "For some players, free agency never ended. Some big names are still looking for employment with the 2021 season underway. These players remain unsigned for any number of reasons, whether it's age, health or a recent decline in production. While it's early in the..." April 16

  • Baseball Hall of Fame president Tim Mead resigns

    Sportsnaut "Tim Mead, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced his resignation on Friday. He will remain on the job for about another month. He didn’t provide a specific reason for his pending departure. Before assuming the position in Cooperstown,..." April 16

  • Dodgers gather at Jackie Robinson statue to pay respects

    NBC Los Angeles "Manager Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers started Jackie Robinson Day, several hours before Thursday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, with a private tribute to the Hall of Famer and civil rights advocate. Wearing their No. 42 jerseys in honor of the Brooklyn..." April 16

  • Dodgers still unsure of when Cody Bellinger will be ready to return

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers have the best record in baseball at 9-2, but they’re still dealing with a number of injuries. Arguably the most important one is Cody Bellinger, who was placed on the 10-day Injured List last week with a left calf contusion. According to manager Dave..." April 15

  • 2020 Rule 5 MLB Draft Update

    MLB Trade Rumors "An abnormal number of picks from the 2020 Rule 5 Draft survived Spring Training and made the Opening Day rosters with their new clubs. The Orioles and Marlins both broke camp with a pair of Rule 5 picks on the active roster, while the Pirates opened the season with one Rule 5 pick on the roster..." April 15

  • A handshake from a white teammate signaled Jackie Robinson’s arrival in America’s game

    The Undefeated "The letter from St. Christine School to Mike Shuba’s parents said their son had teased another kid in his kindergarten class for being overweight. When Mike got home, his father, George “Shotgun” Shuba, pointed at the wall above his recliner to the only memento..." April 15

  • How would an extra foot from mound to plate affect MLB's current trends?

    The Score "Major League Baseball will test the most radical potential change to its playing dimensions in more than a century this summer on minor-league fields in small towns like Gastonia, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. MLB announced Wednesday it will partner..." April 15

  • Dodgers' Justin Turner replaces fan's nachos after hitting HR into snack

    The Score "Justin Turner wants to make sure everybody has a Gouda time at the ballpark. The Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman sent a fan at Dodger Stadium some new nachos after destroying the snack with a loud home run during Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies. " April 15

  • 100+ MLB Players to Donate Pay to Jackie Robinson Foundation

    Bleacher Report "More than 100 MLB players will donate their game-day salaries on Jackie Robinson Day to the Players Alliance's Breaking Barriers campaign, the nonprofit organization announced Wednesday. Led by David Price, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Jason Heyward, the donations will help launch the..." April 14

  • MLB to experiment with new DH rule, mound distance during 2021 Atlantic League season

    Yardbarker "Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it will experiment with a pair of new rules during the 2021 Atlantic League season: a “double-hook” implementation of the designated hitter and moving the pitching rubber back one foot. MLB and the Atlantic League began a partnership back..." April 14

  • The new ball the MLB uses is having bewildering, unexpected impacts on the game

    The Athletic "It seems like every year since we’ve had the ability to measure exactly how the baseball is spinning, flying, and landing, we’ve had revelations about how different the ball is. That isn’t to say that things weren’t a little different this year — because this year,..." April 14

  • Early Gaffes Highlight Must-Fix Gaps in MLB's Replay Review System

    Bleacher Report "There are many good things about Major League Baseball's return, but it hasn't taken long for one of the lesser aspects of the sport to come to the forefront. Yes, replay reviews are also back. And yes, they're still often frustrating. Mind you,..." April 13

  • What is the MLB antitrust exemption? Baseball's century-old golden goose becomes political cudgel

    USA Today "For a century, Major League Baseball’s golden goose has been its antitrust exemption, a gift from Congress and the Supreme Court that allows it to operate, in essence, as a monopoly. On May 29, 2022, the exemption will mark its 100th anniversary – though don’t expect..." April 13

  • 2021 MLB trade deadline moved up a day to July 30

    Yardbarker "This year’s trade deadline will be slightly earlier than usual, with Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reporting that it’ll fall on July 30 rather than the customary July 31. Major League Baseball preferred to have the 4 p.m. ET deadline fall on a day where afternoon games..." April 13

  • Real cancel culture isn't moving MLB All-Star Game, it's the erasing of Black lives

    USA Today "After Major League Baseball's All-Star Game was pulled out of Georgia because of the state's voter suppression efforts, the governor, Brian Kemp, declared it was an act of cancel culture. “Cancel culture and partisan actions are coming for your business,” he..." April 13

  • Cracking the MLB superstar code: These 24 players will rule baseball in 2021

    ESPN "When I was a kid, our elementary school used to have these book fairs, run by Scholastic book publishers. The company set up a display in the lobby outside the library, their various books for sale, and each spring I would spend a dollar or two on the latest edition of "All-Pro Baseball..." April 13

  • Tony Gonsolin Might Be Further Off Than We Thought

    Dodgers Nation "The Dodgers are dealing with a number of ailments in the bullpen to start off the year. Brusdar Graterol and Joe Kelly were already out of the picture at the start of the season when Opening Day rolled around. Neither of those guys were able to be ready to go and did not make an appearance at..." April 12

  • It is past time for MLB to address its umpiring problem

    Talking Chop "Well, well, well. It looks like Major League Baseball’s umpires are back on their [redacted] once again! This past weekend has seen MLB’s umpires provide multiple embarrassing displays on the field, and I’m not even talking about the regular misses on balls-and-strikes...." April 12

  • Each MLB team's most likely award winner in 2021

    Yardbarker "Whether it be a big debut for a rookie, an inspirational comeback or season for the history books at the plate or on the mound, or shot caller that makes all of the right moves off of it, there is a potential award winner waiting within every franchise. So, who is the most likely award winner..." April 12

  • Joe Musgrove’s breakout was only a matter of time; will we see another player like Dodgers’ Zach McKinstry?

    The Athletic "The baseball people who knew Joe Musgrove best and scrutinized him most carefully saw this coming. Maybe not the no-hitter Friday night against a Rangers lineup that included four rookies and two players with one-plus years of service. But the potential breakout,..." April 12

  • Updating and ranking the 50 greatest MLB players of all time

    Clutch Points "Top 50 lists are a common thing within the sports world, but it is particularly fascinating in baseball. MLB has been around longer than any other American professional sport. The amount of time the sport has been around makes the amount of players to choose from expansive. These 50 players are..." April 12

  • Fluke or for Real? Breaking Down the Most Stunning MLB Starts to New Season

    Bleacher Report "The old adage goes something like, "Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint."  Indeed, a 162-game season ensures players will go through peaks and valleys, slumps and hitting streaks. Finishing strong is more important for both players and teams; just ask anyone on the..." April 11

  • Breaking Down the Most Stunning MLB Starts to New Season

    Bleacher Report "The old adage goes something like, "Baseball is a marathon, not a sprint."  Indeed, a 162-game season ensures players will go through peaks and valleys, slumps and hitting streaks. Finishing strong is more important for both players and teams; just ask anyone on the..." April 11

  • Dodgers Claim Ashton Goudeau From Giants

    MLB.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Goudeau, 28, made his Major League debut last season with the Colorado Rockies, going 0-0 with a 7.56 ERA (7 ER/8.1 IP) and two strikeouts in four games. " April 10

  • Ranking the Best Home Run Hitters Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "No matter how Major League Baseball evolves, home runs will remain one of the most entertaining parts of the game. Players can be signed and re-signed solely because of their long-ball power. There simply is no substitute for driving home yourself—and everyone else on..." April 10

  • Dodgers' Mookie Betts still out Friday

    CBS Sports "The 28-year-old was previously expected to be in the lineup Friday after being withheld from Wednesday's lineup with back stiffness, and he needs more time to recover coming off Thursday's scheduled off day.  " April 09

  • Dodgers' Cody Bellinger Placed on IL with Calf Injury; Luke Raley Recalled

    MLB.com "The Dodgers on Friday placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left calf contusion, retroactive to Tuesday, and recalled outfielder Luke Raley from the alternate training site. Raley, 26, will be recalled and be on the Major League roster for the first..." April 09

  • Dodgers' Trevor Bauer unlikely to face punishment for suspicious baseballs?

    Yardbarker "Eyes were raised on Thursday when reports surfaced that Major League Baseball had collected multiple baseballs thrown by Los Angeles Dodgers ace and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer during Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Oakland..." April 09

  • There Are Still a Lot of “Names” in MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Nation "Because of the way the Cubs’ offseason played out (we knew there wouldn’t be a ton of spending, we knew there were very specific slots from a very specific tier of free agency that were going to get filled and then that was that), I didn’t pay as much attention to the big..." April 09

  • MLB Trades Teams Should Be Considering ASAP

    Bleacher Report "In an ordinary Major League Baseball season, early April would be a tad too soon for trade speculation. But in 2021, it feels like it's never too early to start considering trades teams might make. There have already been two trades of note, with the New York..." April 09

  • Trevor Bauer rips MLB over cheating story

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Bauer is being investigated by MLB for possibly using a foreign substance on baseballs during his start on Wednesday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher is already firing back. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Thursday that MLB has collected..." April 09

  • L.A. Dodgers Get Icy World Series Rings, More Than 100 Diamonds Each!!

    TMZ "The L.A. Dodgers got their World Series rings on Friday -- and good lord, SO. MANY. DIAMONDS!!!!! The ring ceremony took place right before the Dodgers home opener against the Washington Nationals ... and it was special!!! Each of the Dodgers players was introduced to the..." April 09

  • Five teams that could take down the Dodgers this season

    ESPN "The reigning 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers enter the 2021 season as a favorite to repeat. In fact, the best-case scenario for this year's L.A. squad is downright scary. But that doesn't mean the rest of the league is just going to lie down and watch the Dodgers..." April 09

  • Ichiro Suzuki makes hilarious cameo at Dodgers’ World Series ring ceremony

    Larry Brown Sports "Ichiro Suzuki managed to steal the show during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series ring ceremony despite having nothing to do with the team in the first place. As part of the ceremony, the Dodgers reached out to a number of players both past and present to send a video message..." April 09

  • David Price to auction off WS ring, donate proceeds to The Players Alliance

    Mass Live "David Price received a 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series ring despite opting out of the season due to health risks during the coronavirus pandemic. He doesn’t plan to keep the ring though. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported on Twitter that Price..." April 09

  • Two decades after Alex Rodriguez's historic 10-year, $252 million deal, big paydays flourish for stars

    USA Today "In the 20 years since the Texas Rangers gave Alex Rodriguez his historic 10-year, $252 million deal, wins and championships have come at a price. USA TODAY Sports has tracked Major League Baseball salaries since 1989 when the Los Angeles Dodgers made Orel Hershiser the..." April 09

  • Dodgers' Dave Roberts Hopes MLB Isn't Singling Trevor Bauer out over Baseballs

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday umpires have been collecting baseballs from all pitchers early in the 2021 season, so he's curious why Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer is the only one who's been mentioned publicly. "I hope that our player has not been..." April 09