• Jacob deGrom will go down as a top-5 pitcher of all time

    Clutch Points "New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom has become known as much for his unfortunate lack of run support as being the best pitcher in baseball. But make no mistake about it, deGrom is headed for Cooperstown. In fact, he could be one of the five best pitchers in MLB history when all is..." April 16

  • Jake Odorizzi thought he had deal with Mets: Free agency was 'frustrating'

    The Score "To say Jake Odorizzi wasn't a fan of free agency is an understatement, but his opinions of the New York Mets might be at an all-time low after being snubbed by them in the offseason. "My time in free agency this year was my single most frustrating time..." April 16

  • White Sox-Red Sox postponed due to winter-like conditions

    Sportsnaut "Friday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and visiting Chicago White Sox was postponed due to winter-like conditions and forecasts of additional snow and rain. The game was rescheduled for Sunday as part of a split doubleheader. " 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

  • Will the Rays retaliate against Yankees?

    USA Today "At some point this weekend, a Yankees batter is bound to dodge an inside fastball from a Tampa Bay Rays pitcher and wonder. Was that intentional? Umpires will be on alert, and the fans have returned at Yankee Stadium to offer their instant reaction. An tense..." April 16

  • Cubs’ Ryan Tepera: Baseball has become ‘soft,’ he sent ‘message’

    Yahoo! Sports "Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera said he had no “malicious intent” in throwing behind Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff on Tuesday. “It was just a message that we’d had enough,” Tepera said Friday in a pregame Zoom press conference. Major..." April 16

  • Cubs manager David Ross has 'hard time understanding' suspensions

    ESPN "One day after being suspended for a game, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross sounded off on MLB's punishment for him and his team. "It's a little confusing, to me, from my seat," he said Friday, clearly annoyed. "I have a hard time understanding..." 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

  • Blue Jays-Royals game Friday night postponed due to heavy rains

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals' matchup Friday night has been postponed due to heavy rains that are expected to hit the Kansas City area. " April 16

  • Mets vs. Rockies game postponed Friday due to weather in Denver

    MLB.com "From Washington to New York to Denver, the result has been the same. The Mets suffered their seventh postponement of the season on Friday, when their game against the Rockies at Coors Field was called off due to freezing temperatures and snow. The Mets and Rockies will make it up with..." April 16

  • Barry Bonds' Stint as Marlins Hitting Coach Was 'Complete Disaster,' Per Ex-President

    Bleacher Report "Former Miami Marlins president David Samson called Barry Bonds' one-year tenure as the club's hitting coach in 2016 a "complete disaster." Samson explained Thursday during an appearance on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (via Audacy's Jesse..." April 16

  • Inside a Mets culture rotten beyond Mickey Callaway and Jared Porter

    The Athletic "On March 8, the Mets played the Washington Nationals on a warm, windy day in West Palm Beach, Fla., an early spring training test before a season holding great promise for an organization with a new majority owner, hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen, and a new star, shortstop Francisco..." April 16

  • Offseason In Review: Tampa Bay Rays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Tampa Bay remodeled its pitching staff as the team prepares to defend its American League pennant. Major League Signings Chris Archer, SP: One year, $6.5MM Mike Zunino, C: One year, $3MM (includes $1MM buyout of $4MM club option for..." April 16

  • Braves' Ian Anderson: When's Ronald Acuna getting called up to the next league?

    The Score "Atlanta Braves right-hander Ian Anderson is so impressed by what teammate Ronald Acuna Jr. is doing with the bat, he thinks there must be better competition for him elsewhere. "When is he gonna get called up to the next league, that's what I'm..." 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

  • Offseason In Review: Atlanta Braves

    MLB Trade Rumors "After winning their third straight NL East title and falling one victory shy of a World Series berth in 2020, the Braves made a few notable moves in free agency. Major League Signings Marcell Ozuna, OF: Four years, $65MM (includes $16MM option or $1MM buyout..." April 16

  • White Sox-Indians clear benches after Adam Eaton shoves Andres Gimenez

    The Score "Tempers flared between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians in the first inning Thursday after Adam Eaton shoved Andres Gimenez following a close play at second base. Eaton was upset with Gimenez for being pushed off the base, resulting..." April 15

  • Cubs' Ryan Tepera suspended three games

    TSN "Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Tepera for three games and manager David Ross for one game on Thursday after the Chicago Cubs reliever intentionally threw behind Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff during Tuesday night's game. Tepera will also be subject to an..." April 15

  • Alex Cora ejected for arguing horrible foul tip call

    Yardbarker "Alex Cora earned his first ejection of the season on Thursday, and you will understand why the Boston Red Sox manager was so irate when you see the call he was arguing. With the Red Sox and Minnesota Twins tied 3-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Boston reliever Matt..." April 15

  • Two-time All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy clears waivers, elects free agency

    MSN.com "Veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy went unclaimed on outright waivers and has elected free agency over a minor league assignment with the Nationals, per his MLB.com transactions log. He’s now free to sign with any other club. The 34-year-old Lucroy spent spring..." 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

  • Breakup With Jennifer Lopez Has Alex Rodriguez Already Reminiscing About The Good Times On Instagram

    Total Pro Sports "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez said they are better off as just being friends. The former MLB star and singer announced on Thursday that they are officially ending their two-year engagement. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining..." 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

  • Lance McCullers: I don't understand why Astros played after losing group to IL

    MLB.com "A day that began with news that the Astros were going to be without four key position players for Wednesday’s series finale against the Tigers ended with starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. getting an IV because he had become ill during the game. If that weren’t..." April 15

  • Indians' Roberto Perez denies intentionally getting HBP to stop perfect game

    Sporting News "Carlos Rodón was one slider away from perfection. On Wednesday, the White Sox starting pitcher pitched a no-hitter, but not since Armando Galarraga's imperfect game has there been such a heartbreaking closing inning: While Rodon ended up with the no-no, he plunked..." April 15

  • White Sox Designate Nick Williams For Assignment

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox activated shortstop Tim Anderson from the 10-day injured list Thursday and designated outfielder Nick Williams for assignment to make room on the 26-man roster. Anderson suffered a strained left hamstring on April 4 and was placed on the injured list on April 7..." April 15

  • Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Split, Announce End of Engagement

    TMZ "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have called it quits, and this time, it's more permanent ... announcing the end of their engagement, and each is going their own way professionally. In a joint statement to TODAY, the couple announced, "We have realized we..." 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

  • Carlos Rodón throws the 20th no-hitter in Chicago White Sox history after losing a perfect game in the 9th

    Chicago Tribune "Carlos Rodón was originally slated to start for the Chicago White Sox on Monday but was scratched because of an upset stomach. He returned Wednesday and flirted with perfection before making history. Rodón threw the 20th no-hitter in Sox history, striking out..." April 15

  • Brewers' Corbin Burnes continues hot start vs. Cubs, accomplishes feat no pitcher has done since 1906

    CBS Sports "Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes continued his run of dominant pitching on Wednesday by overwhelming the Chicago Cubs en route to a 7-0 victory. The win represented the Brewers' fourth in their last five contests, and improved their record to 7-5 on the..." 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

  • KBO’s Kiwoom Heroes Acquire Jake Brigham, Waive Josh A. Smith

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Korea Baseball Organization’s Kiwoom Heroes have made an early change in their rotation involving a pair of former big league pitchers. Per Jee-ho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, the Heroes announced that they’ve reacquired righty Jake Brigham and..." April 15

  • Pete Alonso had funny comment on what he missed about Phillies

    Larry Brown Sports "One rite of passage for any NL East star is playing in Philadelphia, where they’re very likely to get booed by the fans. New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso has experienced that. For him, it’s clearly a mark of respect, and after playing without fans in 2020, he actually..." April 14

  • 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

  • Indians Sign Rene Rivera

    CBS Sports "Rivera (elbow) signed a minor-league contract with Cleveland on Wednesday. Rivera appeared in two games for the Mets in 2020 before developing a bone spur in his left elbow in late July and requiring season-ending surgery. " 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

  • Willson Contreras after go-ahead HR vs. Brewers: 'Feels good to shut them up'

    NBC Sports Chicago "  Brewers fans made sure to give Willson Contreras their regards on Tuesday night. The Milwaukee faithful booed the Cubs catcher throughout Tuesday's game. But the loudest of those boos came as he stepped up to the plate in the eighth inning, the North..." April 14

  • Jacob deGrom wants to be this generation's Randy Johnson

    ESPN "Jacob deGrom, the best pitcher in the world, says, very matter-of-factly, "I want to pitch into my 40s." And as much as pitchers aren't supposed to do that, they aren't supposed to gain 5 mph on their fastballs as they move into their 30s, either. And they aren't supposed..." April 14

  • Davey Martinez 'perturbed' by camera showing Stephen Strasburg in tunnel

    MLB.com "Stephen Strasburg was clearly not himself Tuesday night, but after he and his team landed on the wrong side of a lopsided affair, both the pitcher and his manager seemed more upset about the positioning of a television camera than the final score. The Nationals dropped..." April 14

  • Andrelton Simmons has COVID-19; Alex Kirilloff called up for Twins doubleheader

    Star Tribune "The Twins put Andrelton Simmons on the COVID-19 related injury list Wednesday before the team's doubleheader at Target Field against the Red Sox. Simmons tested positive for COVID and is experiencing "mild symptoms," said the team's president of baseball operations,..." April 14

  • The Reds are conducting an experiment that may change the game defensively

    The Score "Cincinnati Reds ace Luis Castillo was under duress in the opening inning of the season last week. The St. Louis Cardinals had already scored and the bases were loaded with one out. Yadier Molina entered the batter's box. Hoping to induce the slow-footed catcher to hit into a..." April 14

  • Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. showing signs of becoming more complete player

    Sportsnet "While the Toronto Blue Jays have gotten off to a disappointing 5-6 start — and have had more than their share of injury trouble in the early going — there has been one undeniable bright spot for the team. After dropping upwards of 40 pounds, Vladimir..." April 14

  • Yankees’ struggling rotation already a big issue

    New York Post "This won’t work. This will, at best, bring the 2021 Yankees back to their 2020 ending, which satisfied no one. The Yankees simply must get more from their newcomers (or oldcomers) than these early returns. Jameson Taillon’s second Yankees start turned..." April 14

  • Cardinals' Yadier Molina becomes first MLB player to catch 2,000 games with one team

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals will wrap up their three-game series with the Washington Nationals. The two clubs split their first two games Monday (WAS 5, STL 2) and Tuesday (STL 14, WAS 3), so Wednesday's finale is the rubber..." April 14

  • Atlanta school that had honored Confederate general renamed for MLB great Hank Aaron

    USA Today "An Atlanta school that had been named after a Confederate general will be renamed after the late Hall of Famer and former Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron. The Atlanta Board of Education voted unanimously to change the name of Forrest Hill Academy to..." 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

  • How Long Before We See The Cubs Begin Their Rebuild?

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Cubs are sitting 4-6 after another loss on Monday night. They started the season 3-1 but have lost five of their last six games and the offensive numbers they are putting up are downright, well, offensive. The company line to this point has been the very-reasonable,..." April 14

  • Yasiel Puig Issues Statement On Sexual Assault Allegations

    Total Pro Sports "Yasiel Puig is fighting for his name after he and his lawyers issued a statement on Tuesday to address a lawsuit he’s facing for sexual battery based on events that happened back in 2018. “In the wake of patently false and salacious allegations made against him by an..." April 14

  • Tim Raines on Tim Locastro, the former pupil who just broke his stolen-base record

    The Athletic "One summer a couple of years ago, Hall of Fame outfielder Tim Raines was listening to a Diamondbacks game on the radio. It was background noise to a certain extent — the former Expos great lives in Arizona now but works in player development with the Blue Jays — but Raines’..." April 14

  • Francisco Lindor recruiting Michael Conforto to sign long-term deal with Mets?

    Yardbarker "For a piece published on the official MLB website on March 1, Anthony DiComo noted how four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor had already become a leader in the New York Mets' clubhouse less than two months after he joined the Amazins via a trade from the Cleveland..." April 13