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  • 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

  • Angels and Dodgers vs. Mets and Yankees: Which MLB town would you take right now -- L.A. or NYC?

    ESPN "More than a month into the 2022 Major League Baseball season, some East Coast/West Coast history is being made. Both New York teams -- the Mets and Yankees -- and both Los Angeles teams -- the Angels and Dodgers -- are on pace to win 100-plus games. But even more historic: All four..." 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

  • Michael Conforto could still play for MLB team in 2022?

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent outfielder Michael Conforto was believed to be out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, and would thus go unsigned until next winter. Neither of those things may be true, according to his agent. Scott Boras claimed that “multiple” teams are..." 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

  • Robinson Cano honored by Padres opportunity: 'I know I still can play this game'

    The Score "Robinson Cano is excited about the opportunity to join the San Diego Padres, and even though his role is going to change dramatically, the veteran believes he has plenty to offer his new team. "I still got a lot left in the tank," the 39-year-old said on Friday,..." May 14

  • Buck Showalter was so excited to meet famous singer before game

    Larry Brown Sports "Buck Showalter knows that the hips don’t lie. Showalter is mostly viewed as a no-nonsense type of guy, but he was very excited about one musical guest who attended Saturday’s New York Mets game at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y.: singer Shakira. " May 14

  • Max Scherzer prevented ceremonial first pitch

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets hosted the Seattle Mariners at Citi Field on Friday night and there was a special first pitch ceremony scheduled for Japanese Heritage Night. But Max Scherzer wasn’t interested in any of that. As Mikio Mori, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States,..." May 14

  • Padres Option Dinelson Lamet, Finalize Deal With Robinson Cano

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced they’ve optioned right-hander Dinelson Lamet to Triple-A El Paso. The move clears an active roster spot for Robinson Canó, whose previously-reported major league contract has been made official. San Diego already had an opening on the..." May 13

  • Infamous New York Mets trade looking less horrid following Jarred Kelenic’s Mariners demotion

    Sportsnaut "After three years, the New York Mets trade that saw one of their top prospects, Jarred Kelenic, get sent to the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz is finally starting to look less than awful. Before the 2019 season, former Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen was..." May 13

  • 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

  • Padres Nearing Deal With Robinson Cano

    New York Post "Robinson Cano is getting a baseball lifeline. The 39-year-old is nearing a deal with the Padres, The Post’s Jon Heyman reports. It’s expected to be a major league deal, according to The Post’s Joel Sherman. Cano was officially released by the..." May 12

  • Which New York team (Yankees or Mets) has the best chance to win the World Series?

    CBS Sports "We are now more than a month into the 2022 MLB regular season. The sample sizes aren't so small and fan bases are gaining and losing hope with each passing day. That said, there is still a lot -- A LOT -- of season to play, and plenty of teams are still vying for a spot in the new 12-team..." 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

  • New York Yankees: Clay Holmes, Miguel Castro, bullpen corps providing new dimension

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees are off to a thundering start. Currently 22-8, they own MLB’s best record, have lost only one series and recently ran off an 11-game winning streak. New York’s performance is all the more impressive considering they play in a stiff American League..." May 11

  • Noah Syndergaard fires back at claims he took shot at Mets over Reid Detmers’ no-hitter for Angels

    Clutch Points "After Reid Detmers completed a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels in just his 11th ever start, Noah Syndergaard celebrated it in a way that looked like a shot at his former team, the New York Mets. Syndergaard, who spent seven years with the Mets, made a comment about..." May 11

  • Noah Syndergaard Appears to Take Shot at Mets on IG After Reid Detmers' No-Hitter

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels star Noah Syndergaard is apparently a no-hitter absolutist. Angels left-hander Reid Detmers tossed a no-no in the team's 12-0 home victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Syndergaard celebrated his teammate's achievement by needling his..." 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

  • AJ Hinch: Javy Baez said nothing 'he wouldn't say in front of your mother' before ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Javy Baez and AJ Hinch were both ejected from their Detroit Tigers’ 2-0 loss to the Oakland A’s on Monday night. Baez was batting with a runner on first and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth. Dany Jimenez threw a 2-2 breaking ball that was up and hit the outside..." 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

  • Francisco Lindor made funny promise to Mets teammate

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil is off to a hot start this season, and Francisco Lindor has added an unofficial incentive to his teammate’s contract. Lindor told reporters this week that he promised to buy McNeil a car if the 30-year-old wins the National League batting..." May 08

  • Bryce Harper gives Mother’s Day shoutout after towering HR

    Larry Brown Sports "Bryce Harper had the perfect Mother’s Day gift on Sunday. Harper hit a towering home run to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first.  " 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

  • 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

  • Mets Claim Gosuke Katoh From Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have claimed infielder Gosuke Katoh off waivers from the Blue Jays, according to an announcement from Toronto. The Mets had a vacancy on the 40-man roster and immediately optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse. " May 07

  • MLB State of the Position 2022: Every Team's 5-Year Plan at Second Base

    Bleacher Report "The second base position is not the deepest in baseball right now, though young stars like Ozzie Albies, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Jake Cronenworth, Jorge Polanco and Jonathan India are capable of making a major impact. The next generation of players at the position is led by Nick Gonzales..." May 07

  • Twelve MLB hitters doing things right but getting the wrong results

    The Athletic "If you listen to the podcast, you’ve heard the secret sauce: chase rate, barrel rate, contact rate. Give me a hitter who knows the strike zone, has bat speed, and can put the bat on the ball, and I’ll show you Mike Trout. What’s even better about these..." May 06

  • Padres' Manny Machado and the 10 Players Defining MLB's 2022 Season so Far

    Bleacher Report "If you had to sum up the entire 2022 Major League Baseball season in just 10 players, could you do it? We're not talking about a ranking of the 10 best players. That's easy. I mean, it's subjective and would start a lot of arguments, but it's easy to just pick and rank..." May 06

  • For Rich Hill, MLB’s oldest pitcher, family legacy transcends game

    Hardball Talk "Lloyd Hill’s obituary was equal parts transcendent and understated. The summary of his 94 years reflected the way he lived. With nouns and verbs like this, simple prose is all you need. Graduate of Brown University, Bridgewater State University (M.Ed.), Suffolk..." May 06

  • Joe Girardi: Phillies' Collapse vs. Mets 'Probably' Toughest Loss of My Tenure

    Bleacher Report "Things were looking up for the Philadelphia Phillies. They took a 7-1 lead into the top of the ninth against their NL East rivals, the New York Mets, with the chance to end a three-game losing streak. But relief pitchers James Norwood and Corey Knebel proceeded to give up seven runs,..." May 06

  • Mets' Chris Bassitt, an impending free agent, reportedly open to contract extension

    CBS Sports "New York Mets right-hander Chris Bassitt is scheduled to hit the free-agent market this offseason, but he's open to remaining with the team long-term, according to comments he made to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  "From my standpoint, I am..." May 05

  • Dinelson Lamet trade scenarios: 3 best fits for San Diego Padres’ hurler

    Sportsnaut "According to The Athletic’s Dennis Lin, the San Diego Padres have discussed trading right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet. The 29-year-old has been in and out of the Padres’ starting rotation the last four years due to injuries and the team’s rotation glut of late..." May 05

  • What's been the biggest surprise so far of the 2022 MLB season?

    CBS Sports "We are now a full month into the 2022 MLB regular season. The sample sizes aren't so small and fan bases are gaining and losing hope with each passing day. That said, there is still a lot -- A LOT -- of season to play, and plenty of teams are still vying for a spot in the new 12-team..." May 05

  • 7 Early Predictions for the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 MLB trade deadline is still three months away, but it's never too early to start envisioning what teams might look like as the time nears.  By mid-July, the landscape will be much clearer, and that's when fans can expect the market to move. Contenders..." May 05

  • MLB Teams Should Keep An Eye On These Pitching Trade Targets

    MLB Trade Rumors "Less than three months remain until the August 2nd MLB trade deadline, and starting pitching is always a hot commodity.  Here’s a look at 18 starters who might be available in the coming months.   Top of the..." May 05

  • Swinging less could be the answer to MLB’s offensive woes. But is it bad for the sport?

    The Athletic "Ted Williams’ first rule of hitting was “get a good ball to hit.” In today’s game, there is, of course, still value in patience. But if you think that analytics have made baseball more boring, it’s yet another strategy that could hurt the sport’s..." May 05

  • Rays’ Wander Franco can spearhead the action revolution that MLB so badly desires

    The Athletic "Call them “action guys.” For lack of a better phrase, that’s how I would describe the high-contact, extra-base threats who embody the kind of excitement Major League Baseball wants to restore to the game. Action guys are not the only kinds of hitters who..." May 05

  • Potential MLB Landing Spots for Robinson Cano After Mets Release

    Bleacher Report "Robinson Cano and the New York Mets are parting ways, but he may yet get to write a final chapter to his MLB career with another team. The 39-year-old began the 2022 season as their starting second baseman but hit just .195 through 12 games. This was on the heels of a season-long..." May 04

  • What the heck is going on with the baseball? Everything you need to know about MLB's scoring drought

    ESPN "Tune in to an MLB game on any given night, and there's a good chance the conversation will turn to the topic that's dominating the sport so far this season. The latest exploits of Shohei Ohtani? Nope. The red-hot starts both New York teams are off to in 2022? Try again...." May 04

  • Security Guard at Citi Field Plunked In Head By Foul Ball, Leaves Game

    TMZ "A Citi Field security guard was forced to leave a game on Wednesday afternoon ... after he was drilled on the top of the head by a towering foul ball. The scary moment just happened in the second inning of the Mets vs. Braves game in New York ... when Atlanta catcher, Travis..." May 04

  • Francisco Lindor ‘sad’ to see Robinson Cano go after ‘wouldn’t be happy’ plea

    New York Post "Francisco Lindor wishes he had more time with Robinson Cano as his teammate, but said he “respects” the Mets’ decision to designate the struggling veteran for assignment on Monday. A day after the star shortstop said he wouldn’t be happy if the..." May 03

  • Stunning MLB Predictions That Could Actually Happen in 2022

    Bleacher Report "Now that it's May, enough time has passed in the 2022 Major League Baseball season to accept some early trends as absolute truths and adjust expectations accordingly. So, here are seven outrageous predictions that might just come true. In putting these predictions..." May 03

  • 11 Potential Landing Spots For Robinson Cano

    CBS Sports "Robinson Canó's time with the New York Mets is over. The Mets designated Canó for assignment on Monday, the day teams must trim their rosters from 28 players to 26. New York opted to keep JD Davis, Luis Guillorme, and Dominic..." May 03