• Yankees’ OF Giancarlo Stanton (QUAD) Out For Game 2 Of ALCS

    Sportsnaut "If the New York Yankees want to steal consecutive road games against the Houston Astros, they’ll have to do it without All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on Sunday. " October 13

  • Nationals Playing Their Best Baseball When It Matters Most

    12 Up "The Washington Nationals are up on the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 in the NLCS, and they're playing their best baseball at a time where it matters the most. This is literally their best baseball in franchise history, and yes, that includes the years where the Nationals were..." October 13

  • Report: Multiple MLB teams interested in Michael Young for managerial openings

    Clutch Points "Former All-Star third baseman Michael Young is drawing some interest from multiple teams with managerial openings, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Young has been a special assistant to Rangers general manager Jon Daniels for the last several years, though he does not have any..." October 13

  • Sean Doolittle fires back at Daniel Hudson paternity leave critics

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson missed Game 1 of the NLCS to be with his wife for the birth of their child. The Nationals won the game despite his absence and he returned without any issues for Game 2, which saw him record the last two outs of Washington’s 3-1 win over the St...." October 13

  • The Cardinals don't belong here

    The Score "Identifying the strengths of a team vying for a pennant shouldn't be a struggle.  The Houston Astros, for example, have Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke and a veritable army of ridiculously good hitters. The New York Yankees hit home runs with obscene..." October 13

  • Mike Shildt Needs to Put Jose Martinez in the Lineup for NLCS Game 3 to Spark the Offense

    12 Up "After a rough first two games at home, the St. Louis Cardinals need an offensive jolt as they try to save their season against the Nationals, with the series shifting to the nation's capital. " October 13

  • Report: Contract extension ‘possible’ for Blue Jays CEO Mark Shapiro

    Sportsnet "A contract extension for Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro is “possible,” The Athletic‘s Ken Rosenthal reports. According to Rosenthal, both the team and Shapiro are open, but not close, to a new deal. " October 13

  • Report: Angels employee Eric Kay provided, did drugs with Tyler Skaggs

    Larry Brown Sports "New information in the case of Tyler Skaggs’ death was reported on Saturday that provides more background on the matter and shares the role a Los Angeles Angels team employee played in the matter. Skaggs died on July 1 while the Angels were in Texas to face the Rangers after..." October 12

  • Sensational Scherzer loses no-hit bid in 7th

    MLB.com "History often repeats itself. Typically, though, it’s a little less blatant. Six years after Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer took no-hitters into the sixth innings of consecutive American League Championship Series games, those two accomplished..." October 12

  • MLB playoffs: Cardinals' data shows baseballs aren't flying as far in postseason, Mike Shildt says

    CBS Sports "Prominent among the 2019 postseason subplots is the controversy over the baseball itself. The baseballs used during the regular season certainly seemed to be hopped up, as home run records at the team and league level tottered and fell with regularity. Yes, a league-wide emphasis on launch..." October 12

  • Report: Angels Knew of Tyler Skaggs Drug Use ‘Long Before His Death’

    Sportsnaut "Just a month after it was announced Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died of an opioid overdose, a new report indicates the team was aware of Skaggs’ opioid use. According to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, a public relations employee informed federal investigators that he..." October 12

  • Angels Deny Allegations That They Were Aware of Tyler Skaggs Opioid Use Before Tragic Death

    12 Up "After a bombshell report was released that alleged members of the Los Angeles Angels organization knew about Tyler Skaggs' opioid abuse that led to his tragic death, it was only a matter of time until they released a statement of their own. Angels president John..." October 12

  • Giants To Interview Gabe Kapler

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are set to interview ex-Phillies manager Gabe Kapler for their vacant managerial position, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Add Kapler’s name to a growing list of known candidates for the San Francisco job, which includes internal options Ron Wotus and Hensley..." October 12

  • Anibal Sanchez had classy response after losing no-hitter

    Yardbarker "Anibal Sanchez had an extremely classy response after losing his no-hitter in Game 1 of the NLCS on Friday night. Sanchez took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals and got two outs before pinch-hitter Jose Martinez broke it up with a..." October 12

  • Phillies CEO John Middleton overruled front office to fire manager Gabe Kapler

    Sporting News "It seems those in the Phillies front office weren't the primary decision makers in firing manager Gabe Kapler earlier this week. Phillies CEO John Middleton came out Friday and said he was the driving force in ousting the team's skipper after just two seasons despite..." October 12

  • Cardinals Game 1 starter Miles Mikolas says gesture mimicking Nationals OF Juan Soto was 'good-natured'

    ESPN " Washington Nationals 20-year-old sophomore sensation Juan Soto has made headlines all season with his prolific production at the plate, but his between-pitch antics, when he often grabs his crotch, have become a topic of discussion as well. St. Louis..." October 12

  • John Gibbons among ‘potential managers’ Mets have discussed

    Sportsnet "Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is reportedly part of a list of potential managers the New York Mets have discussed internally but not contacted, according to SNY’s Andy Martino. According to The Athletic, Gibbons — who was still under..." October 12

  • MLB World Reacts To Aníbal Sánchez Losing No-No In 8th Inning Of NLCS Game 1

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Nationals boast one of the best rotation trios in baseball. On Friday night in Game 1 of the NLCS, an unlikely pitcher stole the show and nearly became a part of MLB history. Aníbal Sánchez dominated the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night and carried a..." October 12

  • Justin Verlander decries current ‘ADD version of baseball’

    Larry Brown Sports "Justin Verlander has never been shy about speaking out about the state of Major League Baseball, and he was happy to hold court again Saturday ahead of Game 1 of the ALCS. Verlander suggested that the characteristics of the baseball aren’t a major concern to him this postseason,..." October 12

  • ALCS Preview: Astros, Yankees gear up for Goliath vs. Goliath showdown

    Yahoo! Sports "A matchup two years in the making pits baseball’s two best teams against one another with a trip to the World Series on the line. The Houston Astros were pushed to the brink by the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS but held strong to win in five games. The New York Yankees rolled the..." October 12

  • Ranking Potential World Series Matchups

    The Big Lead "The Division Series are finally behind us, leaving four teams with a shot at the World Series trophy. Two teams left in each league make four possible World Series matchups, and while none of them are the matchup that everyone (including myself) expected to see -- the 2017 rematch between the..." October 12

  • Cardinals fans boo Juan Soto in NLCS Game 1 for taking his time getting back to the batter's box

    Sporting News "Natonals left fielder Juan Soto plays the game at his own pace and Cardinals fans expressed their displeasure with that pace in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday. In the top of the fourth inning, Soto attempted to bunt down the third baseline to beat the..." October 12

  • Josh Reddick offers potential hint for Gerrit Cole’s free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "On the heels of a dominant ALDS, Gerrit Cole is slated to pitch Game 3 of the ALCS for the Houston Astros. While he has plenty of work yet to do, it’s growing impossible to ignore that Cole is going to be a free agent after the season ends. The star right-hander isn’t..." October 12

  • Cardinals vs. Nationals score: Anibal Sanchez flirts with no-hitter as Washington takes NLCS Game 1

    CBS Sports "The Washington Nationals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Friday, 2-0, to take the lead in the best-of-seven series. The story of the night, without a doubt, was Anibal Sanchez. The veteran right-hander -- often..." October 12

  • Ex-MLB exec ratio’d on Twitter for criticizing Daniel Hudson over paternity leave

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Miami Marlins executive David Samson was ratio’d on Twitter after criticizing Washington Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson for missing Game 1 of the NLCS for paternity leave. Hudson was not with the Nats for Game 1 in St. Louis on Friday night to be with his wife, who was..." October 12

  • Powerful Jorge Alfaro has work to do behind the plate

    MLB.com " Jorge Alfaro epitomizes what the Marlins are building. The 26-year-old catcher possesses plenty of athleticism and power, and he plays with passion no matter the situation or score. The question the Marlins have moving forward is whether Alfaro, still raw in many parts of..." October 12

  • Twins’ bench coach Derek Shelton has ‘good chance’ at Pirates’ manager job

    Yardbarker "After being part of the Minnesota Twins' breakout 101-win season in 2019, bench coach Derek Shelton is reportedly drawing strong interest as a managerial candidate and has a good chance at landing a gig. According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Shelton is a hot candidate..." October 11

  • Carlos Beltran a ‘very serious candidate’ for Mets manager job

    Distinct Athlete "As the New York Mets continue their search for the club’s next manager, former All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran is reportedly emerging as a candidate to take over the helm. " October 11

  • Curt Schilling has interest in interviewing for Phillies’ manager position and Red Sox pitching coach job

    Sportsnaut "Former Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is looking to get back into the game on the coaching side. According to USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale, friends close to Schilling indicated that he would love to get back into the game and would be..." October 11

  • Report: Qualifying offers going down to $17.8M this offseason

    The Score "For the first time ever, Major League Baseball's qualifying offer will go down in value instead of up. This winter, teams can offer specific impending free agents a one-year, $17.8-million contract for the 2020 campaign, sources told Jayson Stark of The Athletic. That number..." October 11

  • Joe Maddon still considered frontrunner for Angels job despite John Farrell report

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Maddon has understandably been considered the frontrunner to become the next manager of the Los Angeles Angels from the moment the Chicago Cubs parted ways with him, and that has not changed despite the rumblings we have heard about the team’s interview process. Bill Madden..." October 11

  • Brian Cashman endorses Joe Girardi for Mets job: ‘Instant credibility’

    SNY TV "Brian Cashman may have fired Joe Girardi two years ago, but he still speaks glowingly of the job the former manager did with the Yankees, and doesn't hesitate to recommend that the Mets hire him. "When you're talking about somebody like Joe, he'd give..." October 11

  • Clayton Kershaw postseason timeline: Breaking down playoff struggles of the Dodgers' ace after Game 5 meltdown

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the top-seeded and two-time defending NL pennant winning Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the 2019 postseason by the NL Wild Card winning Washington Nationals in extra innings in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The Dodgers were just..." October 11

  • Which managerial opening is the most desirable?

    Hardball Talk "As we wait for tonight’s NLCS to kick off — a preview on that will be up later this morning — let’s talk about all the managerial openings, shall we? With the Dodgers giving Dave Roberts their vote of confidence last night — and none of the remaining..." October 11

  • Dave Roberts To Return As Dodgers’ Manager In 2020

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The last time Dave Roberts was at Oracle Park, Barry Bonds ripped a Dodgers hat off the manager's head and tossed it to the delight of Giants fans. The next time Roberts steps on the ballfield in San Francisco, it looks like he still will lead the Dodgers, even after their latest..." October 11

  • MLB denies changing baseballs used in playoffs

    The Score "Major League Baseball issued a statement Thursday denying the baseballs being used in the 2019 playoffs are different than those used in regular-season play. The statement comes amid concerns MLB changed its baseballs for the playoffs following a regular season that saw record power..." October 11

  • Bartolo Colón Announces His New Memoir ‘Big Sexy’

    NESN "Sure, Wednesday night featured two decisive Game 5’s as the Divisional Series roll on, but the biggest news in baseball came from none other than Bartolo Colon. The 46-year-old did not appear in an Major League Baseball game in 2019, likely putting an end to an illustrious,..." October 11

  • 10 potential candidates to be next Phillies manager, including Dusty Baker and Buck Showalter

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Gabe Kapler following two seasons and a prolonged post-season evaluation process. The past couple weeks have served as both, the conclusion of Kapler's tenure, and the closest thing he delivered to high October stakes. And..." October 11

  • David Ortiz Poured Vodka Into Frank Thomas' Drink, Got Him Good

    The Big Lead "Everyone is thrilled to see a healthy and vibrant David Ortiz back on television, providing analysis for the American League side of the playoff bracket on Fox Sports. Well, everyone except for Frank Thomas, who has a serious HR complaint to lodge against his co-worker. Big Papi..." October 11

  • Braves hope to re-sign third baseman Josh Donaldson

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Braves want to retain third baseman Josh Donaldson, though they understand free-agent waters can be unpredictable. When the Braves were eliminated from the postseason Wednesday night, it might’ve concluded Donaldson’s tenure with the team. Donaldson, who turns 34 in..." October 11

  • Rays’ Tyler Glasnow: It’s ‘pretty obvious’ I was tipping pitches

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays starter Tyler Glasnow acknowledged it was “pretty obvious” he was tipping his pitches during the rough first inning that basically decided Thursday’s game, He said, and manager Kevin Cash confirmed, that it had previously been an issue, which Glasnow said is..." October 11

  • Tyler Glasnow was tipping pitches with his glove/hand position

    Houston Chronicle "His fastball cut the edge of the strike zone at more than 100 mph. His curveball seemed to bend the space-time continuum at 84 mph. The 16-mph difference, at those speeds, with such violent movements, usually was why Tyler Glasnow bled batters of their will; they’d managed five hits in 47..." October 11

  • Rich Hill Hopes To Re-Sign With Dodgers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers’ season came to a bitterly disappointing conclusion Wednesday, but left-hander Rich Hill hopes it wasn’t the last time he dons their uniform. The pending free agent said after the club’s NLDS-ending loss to the Nationals that he wants to remain a Dodger..." October 11

  • Jose Ramirez’s willingness to change creates 2020 infield options for the Cleveland Indians

    Cleveland Plain Dealer " Jose Ramirez has been here before. He is a chameleon, a quick change artist. One day a shortstop, the next a second baseman. One day a left fielder, the next a third baseman. In five years with the Indians, he’s gotten around. Now, with the 2019 regular..." October 11

  • Former pitcher suggests Rays believe Astros are using camera to steal signs in ALDS Game 5

    Sporting News "Are the Astros using a camera to steal signs in the Game 5 of the American League Division Series? One former Rays pitcher seems to think so. Seth McClung, who made his MLB debut at 22 with the-then Devil Rays in 2002 and pitched for the organization for three years, pointed out Tampa..." October 10

  • Kate Upton, Gerrit Cole’s wife Amy Crawford recreate SI cover with great picture

    Larry Brown Sports "Kate Upton and Amy Crawford teamed up to recreate a great magazine cover photo of their husbands. Upton, the wife of Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander, posted a photo on her Instagram account Thursday ahead of the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS that showed her posing next to Crawford,..." October 10

  • Cardinals manager Mike Shildt sorry for profanity – but not for passion – in leaked postgame speech

    USA Today "Mike Shildt apologizes if he offended you. Yet he’s not about to shrink from the passion he has for his team and his sport.  Even if the whole world knows just how colorful that passion may be.  Shildt’s impassioned speech after his St. Louis Cardinals..." October 10

  • Washington Nationals' Favorite Status in NCLS Odds Show How Far They Come

    The Big Lead "And to think they were four outs away from elimination barely a week ago. The Washington Nationals have opened as favorites for the National League Championship Series. Per ESPN, the Nationals are -120 in the Caesars Sportsbook and stand at 7-2 at SugarHouse. They're set to take..." October 10

  • Nationals Top Yankees For Most Expensive LCS Tickets

    Sportsnaut "The nation’s capital is excited after watching their Washington Nationals take out the Los Angeles Dodgers in dramatic fashion in Game 5 of the NLDS on Wednesday. This excitement has turned into a high demand for tickets to the Nationals’ first ever NLCS..." October 10

  • Past mistakes inform Aaron Boone's bullpen decisions

    MLB.com "It was the fifth inning of the deciding Game 3 of the American League Division Series, and Yankees manager Aaron Boone sprang from the steps of the visitors' dugout at Target Field, tapping his right arm to call upon Adam Ottavino. One batter later he repeated that journey to the..." October 10