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  • Here are MLB's top Mother's Day moments "There were no pink-bat walk-offs or special on-field moments to celebrate Mother's Day last year, but Major Leaguers will once again have Mom close to their hearts as they take the field today. Here's a look back at some of the top recent Mother's Day..." May 09

  • Willie Mays arrives at Oracle Park in style as San Francisco Giants celebrate his 90th birthday

    ESPN "The San Francisco Giants turned their idyllic waterfront park into baseball's biggest birthday bash Friday night as the team celebrated Willie Mays turning 90 years old the day before. Mays, baseball's oldest living Hall of Famer, took a victory lap of sorts around..." May 08

  • Giants To Place Aaron Sanchez On 10-Day Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants will place starter Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day injured list because of right biceps tightness, per’s Maria I. Guardado (via Twitter). Once again, that means that Logan Webb will remain in the rotation. The Giants have been on the verge of..." May 08

  • 13 potential landing spots for Chicago Cub's Kris Bryant "Reports of Kris Bryant’s demise have proven premature. The 2016 National League MVP is playing like, well, an MVP again here in 2021. He’s healthy, he’s adjusted to the high fastball and he boasts a fantastic .306/.391/.658 slash and entered Friday with a career-best..." May 08

  • Way-Too-Early MLB All-Star Game 2021 Roster Picks

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to start predicting what the 2021 MLB All-Star Game rosters will look like. A little over a month into the season, we put together our way-too-early view on how the Midsummer Classic might take shape if the game were played today. Using the 32-player..." May 08

  • Giants Make Several Roster Moves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants made a number of roster moves ahead of tonight’s game. The biggest bit of news is the return of Mike Yastrzemski, who has been out since April 26th. While he’s not in the lineup tonight, he is available off the bench and should return to the lineup in the next couple..." May 07

  • Baseball Players Are Hustling and It's Extremely Exciting

    The Big Lead "One of the more perplexing things about baseball is that the athletes have gotten so much more athletic and yet the running game has been devalued. This makes sense, of course, if you weigh the cost-benefit structure but the risk-adverse approach too often robs fans of heart-in-throat moments..." May 07

  • Zero new MLB players test positive for COVID-19 over past week

    Yardbarker "Last Friday, MLB announced that nine teams had reached the 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold among Tier 1 personnel that would allow the league to eventually loosen certain coronavirus-related health and safety protocols. Additionally, 81% of the league's Tier 1 "essential..." May 07

  • The SF Giants Get a Big Boost Thanks to the 2021 MLB Schedule

    The Sports Daily "I don’t know if the guy who originally created the 2021 MLB season schedule was given money, land or cattle but the San Francisco Giants somehow managed to get one of the easiest rides a team could possibly want to begin a season. As of May 6th, they haven’t played one of..." May 07

  • 5 teams who might take chance on Albert Pujols

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, the Los Angeles Angels designated future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols for assignment. He is in the final season of his 10-year, $240 million contract, and club decided they can better use his roster spot on another player. The Angels are currently in last place in the AL West..." May 07

  • MLB's replay system is breaking. How can it be fixed?

    The Score "With the score tied in the top of the ninth inning on April 11 in Atlanta, Didi Gregorius lofted a fly ball into medium-deep left field. At third base, Philadelphia Phillies baserunner Alec Bohm tagged and broke for home. The throw beat Bohm, but it appeared he might have gotten his left foot..." May 06

  • MLB suspensions haven't made sense during 2021 season, and they could be a slippery slope

    CBS Sports "Tuesday, Major League Baseball issued a seven-game suspension to Reds reliever Amir Garrett for "inciting" a benches-clearing incident with the Cubs over this past weekend. Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was fined, but not..." May 06

  • How former Blue Jays are faring to start 2021 season

    Sportsnet "The 2021 MLB season is already a month old and the Toronto Blue Jays have managed a .500 record despite a plethora of injuries to key players. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. looks like one of the best hitters in baseball, Randal Grichuk has been a consistent presence in the lineup,..." May 05

  • A’s re-acquire Skye Bolt from Giants

    Athletics Nation "They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but it just did in the Oakland A’s organization. The A’s announced Wednesday that they’ve re-acquired Skye Bolt from the San Francisco Giants. The outfielder began the year with Oakland but was designated for..." May 05

  • MLB stars who could be dealt (surprises included) "Unlike in last year’s abbreviated season, teams around the Majors will have four months to establish themselves as contenders or pretenders prior to this year's July 30 Trade Deadline.   But with the first of those months behind them, it’s only natural to begin..." May 05

  • Drew Robinson makes San Francisco Giants' Triple-A roster despite losing eye in 2020 suicide attempt

    ABC7 "Drew Robinson, who lost his right eye in a suicide attempt last year, made the Opening Day roster for the San Francisco Giants' Triple-A affiliate and could play as soon as tomorrow when the Sacramento River Cats open their season with a six-game series in his hometown of Las..." May 05

  • MLB injuries are up again in 2021, and the sport is nowhere near solving the problem

    The Athletic "Another day, another round of physical concerns. The Mets scratched Jacob deGrom from his scheduled start Tuesday night and an MRI revealed inflammation in his right lat. The Brewers returned Christian Yelich to the injured list with lingering back trouble one day after..." May 05

  • Giants Expect To Place Tommy La Stella On 10-Day IL

    Yardbarker "The Giants expect to place second baseman Tommy La Stella on the 10-day injured list, manager Gabe Kapler told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle and other reporters on Monday. La Stella strained his left hamstring Sunday. An IL stint would continue a..." May 04

  • Giants Place Kevin Gausman On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have placed right-hander Kevin Gausman on the injured list and recalled catcher Joey Bart, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was among those to report. The team didn’t provide a reason for Gausman’s IL placement. Gausman, a..." May 04

  • MLB Pitchers Are Getting Injured at an Alarming Rate This Season

    The Big Lead "On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced Dustin May will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and be sidelined until the second half of the 2022 season. That was terrible news for the franchise as it was positioning May to be a future front-of-the-rotation guy. But the..." May 04

  • Inside Minor League Baseball's experimental rules: Oversize bases, robot umps and moving the mound

    ESPN "Minor League Baseball finally returns to ballparks across the country, with Tuesday marking the first games since 2019 after all of last season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Opening Day will feature 55 contests across four levels, though not every team that took the..." May 04

  • All the Reasons Why It Has Never Been Harder to Be an MLB Hitter

    Bleacher Report "What happens in the first month of a given Major League Baseball season isn't necessarily indicative of what will happen in the next five months, yet the 2021 campaign has already birthed an alarming trend. Hitting, which was already notoriously difficult to begin with, is now..." May 04

  • Rob Manfred’s $2.2 Billion MLB Expansion Fee on the High Side, at Least for Now

    Sportico "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred stated during a recent SporticoLive discussion on club valuations that the price tag for a MLB expansion franchise would be at least $2.2 billion. “If in fact these assets are worth an average $2.2 billion..." May 04

  • SF Giants lose another second baseman to injury as Tommy La Stella exits early against Padres

    The Mercury News "A Giants infield that has already had its depth tested during the first month of the season is once again short-handed after second baseman Tommy La Stella exited Sunday’s game against the Padres with an apparent left leg injury. After tripling home starting pitcher Kevin..." May 03

  • 2021 Minors promos to look forward to "Minor League Baseball front office members don't determine who plays for the team they work for. That's a job for the Major League parent club. But what they do determine is the entertainment experience, a something-for-everyone smorgasbord augmented by a full-to-bursting promotional..." May 03

  • Giants upset over umpire Adam Hamari’s strike calls on Wilmer Flores

    Yardbarker "The San Francisco Giants are upset over some strike calls made during an at-bat by Wilmer Flores in a 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday night.  Flores was the second batter in the top of the ninth inning with his team down 3-2. Flores was facing Padres..." May 02

  • Ranking the Top 10 MLB Stars at Each Position 1 Month into the 2021 Season

    Bleacher Report "Who are MLB's 10 best players at each position one month into the 2021 season? That's the simple question we set out to answer, and it required casting aside preconceived notions and long-term projections. That means established stars such as Francisco Lindor,..." May 01

  • 3 reasons why San Francisco Giants’ hot start is sustainable

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco Giants have been one of MLB’s surprise teams this season. They own the best record in the National League and are therefore atop the NL West at 16-10. Yes, that means they’ve won games at a higher clip than the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, who..." May 01

  • Giants Select Zack Littell, Designate Skye Bolt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have selected the contract of right-hander Zack Littell, as Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle first reported. In other moves, the Giants designated outfielder Skye Bolt for assignment, recalled outfielder Steven Duggar and optioned..." May 01

  • Four MLB teams hit vaccination rate threshold for relaxed COVID-19 protocols

    The Athletic "Four MLB clubs have 85 percent or more of their Tier 1 personnel (players and staff with direct contact to players) fully vaccinated, allowing for the relaxation of certain health and safety protocols for those individuals, the league and Players' Association announced on..." April 30

  • Building an Elite MLB Starting Lineup, Rotation Using Trevor Bauer's $40M Salary

    Bleacher Report "It's hard to put $40 million into perspective. That's how much the Los Angeles Dodgers owe reigning National League Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer in the first season of a three-year, $102 million contract, making him the highest-paid player in baseball in 2021. If..." April 30

  • Nine MLB teams hit 85% vaccine threshold

    TSN "MLB and the MLBPA announced Friday that five more clubs have reached the threshold of 85 per cent of their Tier 1 individuals receiving their second COVID-19 vaccine doses, bringing the total to nine teams across the league. This means those five teams will be allowed a..." April 30

  • The Giants built a rotation from scratch – and may be creating a juggernaut

    USA Today "They will finish April in first place or within a whisper of it, the definition of a Nice Little Story if ever there was one. Yet while the San Francisco Giants’ 16-9 start has a nifty narrative of reclamation projects and old vets locating their mojo, the undertone might be a..." April 30

  • Which 2021 MLB Slow-Starters Deserve the Panic Alarm?

    Bleacher Report "With the first month of the 2021 Major League Baseball season just about in the books, there are all sorts of good things to say about early standouts like Mike Trout, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Jacob deGrom. Much more perplexing, however, are guys who were expected to play starring roles..." April 30

  • Is Yermín Mercedes the newest late-blooming star? "While some players find success at a young age, others take years to reach their potential, grinding away until something finally clicks. Take White Sox designated hitter Yermín Mercedes, for example. After playing eight Minor League seasons with three organizations..." April 30

  • Giants Place Mike Yastrzemski On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are placing Mike Yastrzemski on the 10-day injured list, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group was among those to pass along. Sam Selman has been recalled in a corresponding roster move. Yastrzemski’s IL trip isn’t all that..." April 29

  • Rob Manfred On CBA, Vaccinations, All-Star Game

    MLB Trade Rumors "With Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement set to expire Dec. 1, the league and the MLBPA held their first set of talks on a new deal last week. The two sides still have several months to work out an agreement, but considering how contentious their relationship..." April 28

  • Pudge Rodriguez explains how MLB would be 'more fun'

    CBS Sports "David Samson sat down on his podcast, Nothing Personal with David Samson, this week to discuss a variety of topics with Hall of Fame catcher Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez. Rodriguez, who helped lead the Marlins to their 2003 World Series title, shared his thoughts on the..." April 28

  • MLB Ump Kerwin Danley Drilled In Forehead By Foul Ball, KO'ed On Field

    TMZ "Scary moment on the MLB diamond Tuesday night ... umpire Kerwin Danley was hit in the face by a foul ball -- and appeared to be knocked out cold behind home plate. The tense moments all went down in the 6th inning of the Giants vs. Rockies game in San Francisco ......" April 28

  • Anthony DeSclafani was brilliant after a bird gave him his San Francisco welcome

    KNBR "A bird pooped on Anthony DeSclafani this week, a fact he announced without prompting at the conclusion of his media session. “I was like, you know what, that’s got to be good luck,” the Giants starter said after the team’s 12-0 win over the Rockies at Oracle..." April 27

  • Rob Manfred Says MLB Will Consider Expansion Fees Around $2.2B for New Teams

    Bleacher Report "If Major League Baseball looks to expand from its current group of 30 teams, commissioner Rob Manfred has an expansion fee in mind for a new franchise. Speaking at SporticoLive's online discussion on Tuesday (via the Associated Press), Manfred estimated that..." April 27

  • New York Yankees acquire pitcher Wandy Peralta from San Francisco Giants

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees acquired left-hander Wandy Peralta and a player to be named later from the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in exchange for outfielder Mike Tauchman. Peralta, 29, owns a 2-1 record with two saves and a 5.40 ERA in 10 relief appearances this season. He has..." April 27

  • 70% of MLB personnel at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19

    Yardbarker "Before the start of the regular season, MLB informed clubs that it could relax certain COVID-19 health and safety protocols for teams that have at least 85% of their Tier 1 traveling party members vaccinated against the coronavirus.  On Tuesday, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 27

  • Giants Outright Trevor Gott

    Talking Baseball "Giants right-hander Trevor Gott has cleared waivers and been outrighted to the team’s alternate site, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group tweets. Gott had been in limbo since the Giants designated him for assignment last Tuesday. This is the second time..." April 27

  • Home run derby to replace extra innings in Pioneer League

    ESPN "While Major League Baseball has been experimenting with extra-inning rule changes in recent years, the Pioneer League -- an independent league designated as an MLB Partner League -- is taking things a step further. On Tuesday, the league announced that it will implement a..." April 27

  • Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores are Giants’ latest health concerns

    KNBR "The wrong kind of hits keep on coming for the Giants. Evan Longoria and Brandon Crawford were out of the lineup and did not make an appearance, and throughout the course of Sunday’s game Mike Yastrzemski and Wilmer Flores were added to the list of concerns in the club’s..." April 26

  • The Unsung Building Block for Every MLB Team’s Future

    Bleacher Report "It is usually pretty easy to spot franchise players on MLB rosters. The San Diego Padres made shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. their centerpiece by signing him to a 14-year extension. The New York Mets did the same by extending their own shortstop, Francisco Lindor. There are..." April 26

  • Here's the best player over 30 on every MLB team "The strangest thing about watching baseball your whole life is how quickly you become older than all the players. Trust me, kids: You might be the same age as some top MLB players right now, but that’s going to be over with before you know it. It leads to some very..." April 25

  • Ranking Top Landing Spots for Nationals Ace Max Scherzer Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Maybe this will be the year that the Washington Nationals trade Max Scherzer. Of course, Scherzer was previously seen as a possible trade target during the Nats' slow start to the 2019 season. Instead, the three-time Cy Young Award winner stuck around and..." April 24

  • Ranking the Top 25 MLB Players of the Upcoming 2021-22 Free-Agent Class

    Bleacher Report "A few big names have already left the 2020-21 MLB free-agent class. Francisco Lindor signed a 10-year, $341 million extension with the New York Mets at the start of the season, removing arguably the highest-profile player—if not the No. 1 talent—from the upcoming..." April 24