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  • MLB State of the Position 2022: Every Team's 5-Year Plan in the Outfield

    Bleacher Report "The outfield is home to some of the game's biggest superstars. Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuna Jr., Juan Soto, Mookie Betts, Luis Robert and Bryce Harper are among the biggest names in the sport, and others like Riley Greene, Alek Thomas, Brennen Davis, Zac Veen, Robert Hassell III and..." May 21

  • Padres' Jurickson Profar rips Giants fans after baseball-throwing incident

    Larry Brown Sports "San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar had some major criticism for San Francisco Giants fans after an incident during Friday’s game. Profar was angry after two Giants fans threw baseballs on the field in his direction while he was warming up in left prior to the bottom of..." May 21

  • Identifying 3 New York Mets trade targets after Max Scherzer injury

    Sportsnaut "The Max Scherzer injury was the latest blow for a New York Mets rotation already dealing with substantial losses. Now without their co-aces until after the All-Star Break, the Mets will likely need to add pitching before long. Scherzer and Jacob deGrom aren’t the only..." May 20

  • How much can Aaron Judge really get in free agency?

    ESPN "Aaron Judge is the most famous player on the most famous team in baseball. So far this year, he's that team's best player, too. And after he turned down a nine-figure extension offer from the New York Yankees on the eve of the season, he's set to become a free agent..." May 20

  • MLB what to watch for: One burning question for all 30 teams

    The Athletic "As we near completion of the first quarter of the season, The Athletic’s baseball staff has named both a surprise player and an underperformer from each of the league’s 30 teams. Now it’s time to turn our focus onto the teams..." May 20

  • The Outliers: 4 players with wonky stats and what they mean

    The Score "We're roughly one-quarter of the way into the MLB season, which means a lot of the statistics are reaching a large enough sample to be illustrative of successes or failures. Here's a list of players with outlier statistics and whether their performance will..." May 20

  • Giants Viewed as Potential Landing Spot for Aaron Judge

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees' inability to lock Aaron Judge up on a long-term deal prior to the start of the 2022 season may ultimately result in him wearing a San Francisco Giants uniform. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported the National League West team is "seen..." May 20

  • Even without Juan Soto, MLB trade market is well stocked

    New York Post "Last year’s trade deadline was a thrill-a-minute thanks to the Cubs and Nationals deciding late to sell, and having significant pieces to deal. It’s unlikely we can match a deadline where Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, both halves of Bryzzo (Kris Bryant/Anthony Rizzo) and so many other..." May 20

  • Can the Trade Market Help Mets?

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets have a comfortable lead in the National League East, and it wasn't until the first half of this week that they finally lost a series. In these ways, at least, their 2022 season couldn't be going better. But as if it wasn't bad enough that they were..." May 20

  • Frankie Montas Linked to Yankees, Mets, Cardinals, More

    Bleacher Report "The fire sale in Oakland is likely to persist as Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas continues to generate interest from around Major League Baseball.  The New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees are among the teams that have..." May 20

  • The key reason why Carlos Rodon signed with Giants over Dodgers in free agency

    Clutch Points "Carlos Rodon put pen to paper on a two-year, $44 million agreement with the San Francisco Giants over the free agency period. However, there was a possibility that he could have signed with another NL West powerhouse instead. New York Post’s Jon Heyman revealed on Thursday..." May 20

  • Evaluating 4 potential Juan Soto trade landing spots

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto is one of the best players in baseball and on pace for a Hall of Fame career. Amid uncertainty surrounding Nationals’ ownership, the NL MVP candidate is now being floated in MLB trade rumors. According to Buster Olney of ESPN,..." May 19

  • One player from all 30 teams making you scream at your TV this season

    The Athletic "Back in the day, before the nerds came along and introduced FIP, barrel rate and BABIP, every slow start might have been enough to induce some level of panic. To be clear, that hasn’t gone away totally. Failure is never fun. But with better tools comes better understanding, and while some..." May 19

  • Ranking the 10 Biggest Disappointments in MLB so Far in 2022

    Bleacher Report "When spring training was shortened and the start of the MLB season was delayed because of labor negotiations, it was reasonable to expect some odd performances once baseball came back. The delay, however, did not temper expectations already set based on performances from..." May 19

  • Execs Think Nationals Could Trade Juan Soto amid Contract Talks

    Bleacher Report "The Washington Nationals may reportedly be "compelled" to move superstar outfielder Juan Soto ahead of the Aug. 2 trade deadline given the lack of progress toward a contract extension. ESPN's Buster Olney reported Wednesday the Nats would likely set a..." May 18

  • Nine MLB storylines I’m watching in the 40-plus games before the All-Star break

    The Athletic "This MLB season is only just starting to take shape with teams about to begin the second-quarter stretch. Twists and turns await over the next 40-plus games before the All-Star break. Here are nine storylines I’ll be watching, from the performance of underachieving teams like..." May 18

  • Playoff Chances for Each MLB Team at 2022 Season's Quarter Mark

    Bleacher Report "The good thing about Major League Baseball expanding its playoff format from 10 teams to 12 is it allows more franchises to maintain postseason hopes deeper into the regular season. But even with three-quarters of the season yet to be played, there are already half a dozen teams..." May 18

  • MLB surprise starts: One player from all 30 teams who’s having a breakout season

    The Athletic "It’s early. We know. But every baseball season brings its share of breakout performances, and with Memorial Day looming, enough time has passed to at least take notice. Perhaps these players prove to be trade chips at the deadline, or for rebuilding clubs, pillars for the next winning..." May 18

  • 10 X factors as MLB trade market heats up

    ESPN "The summer trade market is weeks away from its final form, but the foundation has been poured already. Seven MLB teams are on track to win 100 or more games -- seven teams that will presumably be buyers in search of one last championship-level player. On a parallel plane, about six or seven..." May 18

  • Whatever happened to triples? If Pittsburgh Pirates DH Daniel Vogelbach can hit one, anyone can!

    ESPN "The biggest news Tuesday wasn't the Houston Astros hitting five home runs in one inning off Nathan Eovaldi, or even the Boston Red Sox fan sitting in the Green Monster seats who caught two of those home runs. No, the biggest..." May 18

  • The Best MLB Pitcher You've (Probably) Never Heard Of

    Bleacher Report "The pitcher who co-leads the American League in WAR with Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander is probably not the one you think. It's not New York Yankees sensation Nestor Cortes, who's seeing Verlander's 1.38 ERA and raising him a 1.35 ERA. Nor is it Toronto..." May 18

  • MLB's Top Candidates for Positive and Negative Regression at Quarter Mark

    Bleacher Report "With the Major League Baseball regular season nearly six weeks old, there are a few statistical anomalies that appear to be unsustainable. Justin Verlander and Michael Wacha cannot possibly maintain their historically great marks in batting average against and baserunners stranded,..." May 17

  • In White Sox debut, Johnny Cueto looks like ‘what he has been his whole career’

    The Athletic " Before losing 5-3 to the White Sox in 10 innings Monday, the Royals had already fired their hitting coach. The move installed a rising star in their organization who could hold the role long term, but it is still traditionally viewed as a last-ditch act to rouse a..." May 17

  • Evaluating 3 best David Price trade options for Dodgers

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price is looking for an opportunity to start and it seems the club wants to make it happen. With Peter Gammons of The Athletic reporting the Dodgers’ willingness to move Price, he’s now one of the leading MLB trade..." May 16

  • In Defense of Umpires: Why Complaints About MLB's 'Ump Show' Problem Miss the Mark

    Bleacher Report "Take it easy on Major League Baseball's umpires, would ya? Yeah, I know. This isn't an easy ask in the best of times, and the 2022 season has only been the best of times for umpires if one unironically enjoys what they call the "ump show." To..." May 14

  • Astros Acquire Mauricio Dubon from the Giants

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Astros have acquired utility player Mauricio Dubon from the Giants in exchange for catcher Mike Papierski, as announced by both clubs. Additionally, the Giants have recalled infielder Donovan Walton to replace Dubon on the active roster and assigned Papierski to..." May 14

  • Yadier Molina pulled veteran move to steal Giants’ signs

    Larry Brown Sports "St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina showed off a great example of legal sign stealing in Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants. With runners at the corners and two out in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game, Molina pulled a veteran move and caught the..." May 14

  • Giants, Mariners Trade Alex Blandino For Stuart Fairchild

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants and Mariners have agreed to a trade that will send infielder Alex Blandino and cash considerations to the M’s, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times. San Francisco will acquire outfielder Stuart Fairchild, who was designated for assignment..." May 14

  • 3 best Xander Bogaerts trade destinations

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Red Sox entered 2022 hoping to compete for a World Series and to sign a Xander Bogaerts contract extension. Nearly two months into the season, neither seem like realistic possibilities as Boston plummets down the MLB standings. Bogaerts, the..." May 13

  • PitchCom -- aimed at foiling MLB's would-be sign-stealers -- is (mostly) winning over the skeptics

    ESPN "Texas Rangers closer Joe Barlow was skeptical about PitchCom at first. The electronic device, used to transmit pitch signals from the catcher to the pitcher in an effort to curb sign stealing, is brand new in Major League Baseball this season, and Barlow wondered what..." May 13

  • MLB Report Card Grades for All 30 Teams Early in 2022

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Major League Baseball season is nearly 20 percent completed (five out of 26 weeks), which is the perfect time for some early report card grades. Marks for each team are based on how their play has compared to preseason expectations. (Win totals via DraftKings.) In other..." May 13

  • Being Gabe Kapler: Inside the mind of the San Francisco Giants' nonconformist manager

    ESPN "THE WATCH ON Gabe Kapler's left wrist started as a curiosity and traveled a smooth path to obsession. Big, chunky and obviously expensive, it was both striking and vexing. Morning or afternoon, the time on the watch bore no resemblance to the actual time of day. Even more..." May 13

  • Giants Sign Scott Alexander To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have signed left-handed reliever Scott Alexander to a minor league deal, reports Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. Alexander, 32, was a sixth round pick of the Royals in 2010. He made it up to the big leagues and pitched out of the Royals’..." May 13

  • Pirates Claim Tyler Beede Off Waivers From Giants

    Pittsburgh Baseball Now "The Pirates announced that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Tyler Beede off waivers from the San Francisco Giants, Beede was designated for assignment by the Giants a week ago. To make room on the roster, the club announced that right-handed pitcher Beau Sulser has been..." May 13

  • Kevin Gausman has grown into the pitcher he was predicted to be

    The Score "There was some uncertainty as to how Kevin Gausman would fare in his return to the American League East, where his career began with Baltimore in 2013. He debuted as a top prospect only a year after being selected fourth overall out of LSU, but endured an uneven five-and-a-half years..." May 12

  • Mariners Acquire Mike Ford From Giants

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced they’ve acquired first baseman Mike Ford from the Giants in exchange for cash considerations. It’s a reversal of the teams’ deal from two weeks ago that sent Ford from Seattle to San Francisco for cash. Ford has pinballed between the..." May 12

  • 10 Potential MLB Trade Deadline Rental Bats Off To Strong Starts

    MLB Trade Rumors "As always, this year’s trade deadline will prominently feature many players who will be eligible for free agency after the season.  Here’s a look at 10 rental hitters off to strong starts who could be available in trade.  All of the teams included in this post currently..." May 11

  • Giants Acquire Donovan Walton, Designate Mike Ford

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have acquired infielder Donovan Walton from the Mariners in exchange for pitching prospect Prelander Berroa, according to announcements from both teams. San Francisco has designated first baseman Mike Ford for assignment to clear space on the 40-man..." May 11

  • MLB regular season games to be played in London starting in 2023

    Clutch Points "The MLB has announced future plans for games held in the city of London, beginning in 2023. The partnership features regular season games in 2023, 2024, and 2026. The MLB held games in London for the first time in its history back in 2019, where the Red..." May 11

  • Three MLB pitchers who are off to surprisingly strong starts in 2022

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's regular season is now more than a month old. Every team has played at least 25 games, or 15 percent of its schedule. In other words, it's that time of the year when people start wondering, is their team's seemingly overperforming player for real? After all,..." May 11

  • Rob Manfred says league's goal for baseballs is consistency, gripping agent could be approved by next year

    CBS Sports "Just over a month into the 2022 Major League Baseball season, unfortunately, one of the biggest stories to this point has been the ball. The actual, physical orb we have long called a baseball is a discussion point, and mostly a negative one.  Here at CBS Sports, Mike Axisa..." May 10

  • Shohei Ohtani: 2022 baseballs 'aren't as juiced' as they used to be

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani believes the new baseballs being used this season have been responsible for a dip in offensive production throughout the league. "I do feel it personally, and just by watching the games, I feel like the balls aren't..." May 10

  • Phillies Acquire Corey Oswalt From Giants

    SI "Unfortunately, Corey Oswalt is not a son, or relative, or former Philadelphia Phillies great Roy Oswalt. But he's a solid piece in reinforcing depth at the backend of the bullpen. Acquired by the Phillies from the San Francisco Giants, Oswalt was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley..." May 10

  • Study Confirms Which MLB Team’s Fans Drinks The Most Alcohol

    Total Pro Sports "It’s no surprise that sports fans consume a ton of alcohol at games, but which fan base drinks the most in Major League Baseball. NY Gambling Online surveyed 2,000 MLB fans across the country to see which teams have the “booziest” fanbase. " May 10

  • Giants Buster Posey shares strong words on Yadier Molina’s Cardinals legacy

    Clutch Points "Saturday was quite a special day for both St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and former San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey. The Giants celebrated the career of Posey ahead of their home matchup against the Cardinals, where they commemorated..." May 08

  • How much impact has MLB's universal DH had?

    CBS Sports "The designated hitter rule, in which pitchers are not forced to humiliate themselves at the plate, is now a permanent presence in Major League Baseball. The DH has of course been in force in the American League since 1973, and the National League used it during the COVID-abbreviated 2020..." May 07

  • Buster Posey hilariously trolls the Cardinals at his Giants ceremony

    Clutch Points "Ahead of their home clash against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, the San Francisco Giants took some time to commemorate the career of former catcher Buster Posey. The team held a “Buster Posey Day,” where former Giants players and coaches paid tribute to..." May 07

  • 1 Takeaway For Every MLB Team 1 Month Into 2022 Season

    Bleacher Report "Exactly one month ago today, the 2022 Major League Baseball season finally began after a protracted lockout and a shortened spring training.  We don't know everything about all 30 of the league's teams just yet, but we know a lot more than we did before. As such, it's..." May 07

  • What April attendance reveals about MLB's worrying trend

    The Score "MLB avoided the worst outcomes of losing regular-season games to the lockout, but the sport's overall attendance trends are still pointing downward. While no games were lost, the lockout generated significant negative publicity. That's nothing new. Attendance has declined..." May 07

  • Sean Hjelle ties record for MLB's tallest pitcher as Giants' 6-foot-11 righty debuts vs. Cardinals

    CBS Sports "San Francisco Giants right-hander Sean Hjelle, listed officially at 6-foot-11, tied retired reliever Jon Rauch as the tallest pitcher in Major League Baseball history on Friday night when he made his big-league debut against the St. Louis Cardinals. Hjelle had been promoted to..." May 07