• Yankees Fans Need to Stop Blaming Aaron Boone and Shift Anger to Front Office

    Bleacher Report "Aaron Boone heard the rumors all season. He knew fans were calling for his job and media members were questioning his decisions. A 13-game winning streak and a trip to the AL Wild Card Game quieted the detractors for a little while, but when the New York Yankees were unceremoniously..." October 20

  • Red Sox's Nathan Eovaldi Thought Crucial Pitch vs. Jason Castro in 9th Was a Strike

    Mass Live "A total of 309 pitches were thrown between the Red Sox and Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday night. One stands out above the rest. With the game tied, 2-2, and the potential go-ahead run on second base, Sox starter-turned-reliever Nathan Eovaldi found himself in a two-out battle..." October 20

  • With 1 Cody Bellinger Blast, Dodgers Regain NLCS Edge and Have Braves Feeling Deja Vu

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the bottom of the eighth inning in Game 3 of the 2021 NLCS, it felt like the series was over. The Atlanta Braves were ahead 2-0 in the series and led 5-2 in the game. Luke Jackson (1.98 ERA during the regular season) and Will Smith (five scoreless innings of work thus far..." October 20

  • What’s Next For Reds Once Nick Castellanos Makes Opt Out Decision?

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds were competitive in 2021 but ultimately came up short of a Wild Card berth. Cincinnati now faces the potential departure of one of their middle-of-the-order hitters, which would leave general manager Nick Krall needing to find some other way to bolster the offense while restructuring a..." October 20

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Surprise of 2021

    Bleacher Report "Was anyone a bigger surprise during the 2021 MLB season than Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins? That's certainly up for debate, but each team had at least one player who surpassed even the most optimistic expectations over the course of the year. October 20

  • Mets, Javier Baez could agree on extension in early offseason

    The Score "Javier Baez may be on the verge of becoming the New York Mets' long-term second baseman. There is a real chance the Mets and Baez will agree to a contract extension early in the offseason, sources told SNY's Andy Martino. October 19

  • World Series 2021 Predictions: Full Schedule and Picks for Fall Classic

    Bleacher Report "Three of the last four World Series champions are still alive in the 2021 MLB postseason.  The Boston Red Sox, who won it all in 2018, hold a 2-1 ALCS lead over 2017 winner Houston, while the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers face a 2-0 NLCS deficit to..." October 19

  • Yankees' Brian Cashman: 'The bottom line is shortstop is an area of need'

    The Score "The New York Yankees are going to be shopping for a starting shortstop during the offseason. Gleyber Torres started 104 games at short for New York this campaign. However, the two-time All-Star struggled offensively and defensively, accruing a .697 OPS with nine homers..." October 19

  • MLB Fans Heading To Red Sox Vs. Astros ALCS Survive Horrific Plane Crash

    TMZ "Twenty-one baseball fans headed for the Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS game in Boston were involved in a horrific plane crash Tuesday ... but somehow, they all miraculously survived. Officials say a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 carrying the nearly two dozen people attempted to take off from..." October 19

  • Why is Kyle Schwarber called ‘Kyle from Waltham?’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyle Schwarber has quickly become a fan favorite with the Boston Red Sox since they acquired him from the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline this season. The first baseman is so popular, in fact, that he already has his own nickname. But many people have no idea where it came from,..." October 19

  • Ranking Top 25 Potential Trade Chips of the 2021-22 MLB Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The MLB offseason is right around the corner, and it's never too early to start setting the landscape for another busy winter of wheeling and dealing on the trade market. Last month, we counted down the top 25 upcoming free agents, and now it's time to turn our attention to..." October 19

  • Top MLB free agents of 2021-2022

    Sportsnaut "As the 2021 season concludes, baseball fans and teams are excited for the exciting crop of MLB free agents who will be available this winter. From young shortstops like Carlos Correa and Corey Seager to future Hall of Famer pitchers like Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, a lot of money will be..." October 19

  • Joc Pederson says he’d have stayed in L.A., but the Dodgers weren’t interested. Now it’s costing them

    The Athletic "On the first day of free agency, Joc Pederson’s phone rang. On the line was Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations. He was not calling to discuss a new contract. He was calling to say goodbye. Pederson had spent a decade in the Dodgers organization...." October 19

  • Aaron Boone Would Be Top Manager Candidate in MLB If Let Go by Yankees, Brian Cashman Says

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees re-signed skipper Aaron Boone to a three-year contract on Tuesday. And while some fans wish the club moved on, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters he believes Boone would have been a top managerial candidate if New York let him..." October 19

  • Yankees Sign Aaron Boone To Three-Year Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "After a lengthy silence on the matter, the Yankees this morning will announce a new contract for manager Aaron Boone, reports Jack Curry of the YES Network. Boone and the Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal that contains a club option for a fourth season. He’d managed the 2021 season..." October 19

  • Justin Verlander could become fascinating offseason option for Mets, Yankees

    New York Post "The Hot Stove League can’t begin soon enough for most New York baseball fans, and that explains why the most intriguing person of this American League Championship Series might very well be a guy who isn’t even here. Unless the concept of Justin Verlander pitching for the..." October 19

  • What Blue Jays can learn from Dodgers with big contract calls looming

    Sportsnet "If any team in baseball represents the modern ideal of sustained big-market success, it’s the Los Angeles Dodgers. After winning eight consecutive NL West titles, they tied a franchise record with 106 wins in 2021 only to lose the division to an even better Giants team led by..." October 19

  • Will the Giants bring back Kris Bryant, Brandon Belt & Buster Posey?

    McCovey Chronicles "The postseason is still raging on, but for San Francisco Giants fans, the focus has already shifted to who will be on the team next year. With so many players heading into free agency, we’re sure to see some changes over the coming months. In particular, to the rotation. Farhan Zaidi..." October 19

  • Previewing The 2021-22 MLB Free Agent Class: Starting Pitchers

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve taken a position-by-position look at the upcoming free agent class at MLBTR in recent weeks. With the position players now all covered, we turn our attention to the starting pitching market. Each winter, free agency offers a wide variety of starting pitching tiers. There..." October 19

  • Alex Rodriguez Trolled With 'J Lo' and 'Affleck' Chants During Playoffs Show

    TMZ "This has gotta sting!! Alex Rodriguez was just trying to talk some baseball during American League Championship Series coverage on Monday ... when Boston fans used it as an opportunity to ruthlessly troll the hell out of him about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. October 19

  • Carlos Correa wasn't concerned Eduardo Rodriguez mocked his celebration

    USA Today "Upbraided by his manager on national television, Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez struck a remorseful tone after he mocked Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa upon finishing six innings of superb work.  Rodriguez even said that after pointing to his wristwatch in..." October 19

  • Eduardo Rodriguez mimics Carlos Correa's watch gesture, drawing rebuke from Alex Cora

    ESPN "The new and old school ways of baseball etiquette clashed during the Boston Red Sox's 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night when Carlos Correa grounded out to second baseman Christian Arroyo to end the sixth inning. As Red Sox pitcher Eduardo..." October 19

  • Zack Greinke rejoins Astros' rotation for pivotal Game 4

    MLB.com "Zack Greinke pitching a must-win postseason game was among the surest of sure bets during the six-time All-Star’s peak. It’s explicitly why the Astros acquired him ahead of the 2019 Trade Deadline. Now, with a 2-1 deficit in the American League Championship Series and..." October 19

  • Blue Jays prioritizing roster improvement, not just re-signing FAs

    SI "Even when touching on positives from the Toronto Blue Jays 2021 season and offseason plans, President and CEO Mark Shapiro said there was a sense of "bitterness" watching the postseason play out without the Blue Jays involved. The feeling leaves Shapiro determined to improve..." October 18

  • Buster Posey on Giants in 2022 is 'high priority' to Farhan Zaidi

    Yahoo! Sports "The Giants were sent home for the winter about three weeks earlier than they hoped, but that doesn't mean it's a quiet time of year for their front office. Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris have a lot of decisions to make with pending free agents and arbitration-eligible..." October 18

  • Could Jeff Luhnow be candidate for Mets front office job?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets’ hunt for a new president of baseball operations is turning messy as candidate after candidate passes on the opportunity. That may force the organization to do something controversial. As it stands, the Mets have not asked for permission from any other..." October 18

  • Cubs Designate Erick Castillo, Tyler Payne For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cubs have designated catchers Erick Castillo and Tyler Payne for assignment, as relayed by Jordan Bastian of MLB.com (Twitter link). Additionally, Johneshwy Fargas, Tyler Ladendorf and Joe Biagini — each of whom were selected to the majors..." October 18

  • Billy Beane, David Stearns out of the Running for Mets Job

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets have a lot of slots to fill in this offseason. It’s a list that includes needing a new manager, and a president of baseball operations, amongst other openings. While both openings have been swung into motion, there’s been an emphasis on the..." October 18

  • How the Boston Red Sox overcame a COVID outbreak and made it to the ALCS

    ESPN "On the last day of August, before the bottom of the second inning in a road game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora called his All-Star shortstop off the field. "Alex never took me out," Xander Bogaerts told ESPN in an interview last week. Bogaerts..." October 18

  • Padres managerial candidates: Five names San Diego should consider, including Ron Washington and Mike Shildt

    CBS Sports "Nearly two weeks have passed since the San Diego Padres fired manager Jayce Tingler following a disappointing 2021 season. It wasn't all Tingler's fault, of course; the Padres suffered from myriad injuries, especially on the pitching side, and their underlying measures suggested they..." October 18

  • Brewers Deny Mets Permission To Interview David Stearns

    New York Post "The Brewers have officially denied permission to allow the Mets to talk to Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns to run the Mets baseball department, The Post has learned. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio denied the Mets’ request over the weekend, officially..." October 18

  • Padres expected to interview former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt

    The Athletic "The San Diego Padres are expected to interview former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt for their managerial opening, sources tell The Athletic. Shildt was fired by the Cardinals on Thursday for “philosophical differences,” according to St. Louis president of..." October 18

  • Who will Astros start in ALCS Game 4?

    CBS Sports "The Houston Astros lost Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday to the Boston Red Sox by a 9-5 margin (box score), thereby evening the best-of-seven series at 1-1 as the setting shifts to Fenway Park. More damaging to the Astros than the loss itself is what Game 2 did to..." October 18

  • Angels Part Ways With Third Base Coach Brian Butterfield

    NJ "As shortstop for the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter won five Gold Glove Awards. But some of the credit should go to Brian Butterfield. Who’s that you ask? MLB Network’s Jon Heyman explains: October 18

  • Dave Roberts explains using Julio Urías in relief; Max Scherzer says his 'arm was dead'

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 (box score) in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night. The Dodgers held a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the eighth inning, yet were unable to hold on after an interesting pitching decision by Dave Roberts..." October 18

  • Mike Shildt admits some philosophical differences in Cards departure

    The Athletic "In his first comments since his firing was announced on Thursday, former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt admitted multiple factors, including differing opinions on the use of analytics, played a part in his departure from the organization. “There is merit (to those factors)”..." October 17

  • David Stearns May Have Vesting Option For 2023

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the Mets continue their search for a new president of baseball operations, they may have to change tack, according to Andy Martino of SNY. It has long been reported that the top tier of their preferred candidates included Theo Epstein, Billy Beane and David Stearns. Martino reports that..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball to require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022

    ESPN "Amid mounting pressure from players and advocacy groups, Major League Baseball will require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022, sources told ESPN. While MLB has yet to outline its plan formally, six team officials told ESPN they are starting to prepare..." October 17

  • Ranking the Worst MLB Playoff Collapses of All Time

    Bleacher Report "No MLB postseason series lead is safe. According to Matt Kelly of MLB.com, there have been 14 instances in history when a team has blown a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series. Those 14 losing teams make up our list of contenders for the title of worst playoff collapse in MLB..." October 17

  • Chris Taylor says crucial baserunning error was 'bad read'

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Braves started off the National League Championship Series with a bang by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, in Game 1 via a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning from Austin Riley. But Los Angeles had an opportunity to score a go-ahead run of its own..." October 17

  • David Ortiz Says Barry Bonds Is Best Baseball Player Ever, Belongs In HOF

    TMZ "It ain't Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays ... no, according to David Ortiz, the greatest baseball player ever is Barry Bonds. The Red Sox legend made the claim to TMZ Sports out in Beverly Hills this week ... saying Bonds is his..." October 17

  • Max Scherzer not keen on openers: Fans 'want to see starting pitchers'

    The Score "Max Scherzer isn't a fan of bullpen games. "From a fan's perspective and baseball as a whole," Scherzer said Saturday, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. "If you look at it more from the game outside and say, 'Is this something..." October 17

  • Alex Rodriguez has message for the ‘analytics people’ in MLB

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez had a message for the “analytics people” in MLB on Saturday. Kiké Hernandez has been on fire this postseason. He hit two home runs in Game 1 of the ALCS and another homer in Game 2 on Saturday. He entered Game 2 of the ALCS batting .500 in the..." October 17

  • What fixing Yankees’ shortstop problem truly comes down to

    New York Post "Recently, I was discussing the issues besetting the Yankees with a top baseball-operations official from another team. The executive let me prattle a bit then essentially did the sport’s version of talking an insane person off a ledge: “You are overcomplicating this. They..." October 17

  • MLB Players Recently Electing Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the offseason gets underway, players around baseball continue to elect minor league free agency.  While the threshold for big league free agency (six-plus years of Major League service time) is well known, there are several methods of qualifying for minor league free agency.  The..." October 17

  • Top Offseason Issues for Giants, White Sox, Rays, Brewers After MLB Playoff Exit

    Bleacher Report "Two teams that won 100-plus games failed to advance to their respective league championship series, while a pair of wild cards and an 88-game division winner still have World Series chances. It seems less than ideal, but it was always understood either the San Francisco Giants or Los..." October 16

  • Billy Beane appears to not want the Mets job

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets’ search for a new team president looks to have missed out on all of its top targets. Jon Heyman of MLB Network first reported Friday that the Mets were receiving “no encouraging signs” from Oakland’s Billy Beane about taking on the role of..." October 16

  • Yankees Have Options With Joey Gallo

    MLB Trade Rumors "Joey Gallo has long been one of the most inconsistent stars in baseball. If you see him on the right day, he’s a surefire MVP, a towering power hitter with surprising range in the outfield. He looks like a designated hitter, but he can passably cover centerfield. See him on..." October 16

  • Despite being part of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, Carlos Correa should hit it big in free agency

    The Athletic "So who is worth more, Francisco Lindor or Carlos Correa? Oh, I know. Lindor signed a $341 million extension with the Mets because the team’s new owner, Steve Cohen, wanted to make a splash, show his fans he was willing to spend big. I can hear rival..." October 16

  • Red Sox Become 1st Team in MLB History with 2 Grand Slams in Postseason Game

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox made history early in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Saturday. Thanks to J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers, the Red Sox became the first team in MLB history to hit two grand slams in a postseason game. October 16