• Making Sense of the Sad, Yet Fascinating Race for the 2nd NL Wild Card Spot

    Bleacher Report "We're in the home stretch of the 2021 MLB regular season, which means it's crunch time for potential wild-card teams.  The AL Wild Card race has all of the drama, the star players and the intrigue of the AL East. Will the New York Yankees, a team many had..." September 16

  • Who's on the Hot Seat? Ranking the MLB Managers Most Likely to Be Fired

    Bleacher Report "In an era when front offices are calling more and more shots, the manager spot in Major League Baseball isn't as important as it used to be. Still, you'd better believe the manager hot seat still exists. September 16

  • Tony La Russa: Shohei Ohtani plunking unintentional, umps 'made a mistake'

    The Score "Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa disagreed with the umpires' decision to eject reliever Mike Wright from Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels after the right-hander hit Shohei Ohtani with a pitch in the ninth..." September 16

  • Dodger Stadium Security Manhandles Protestors Who Ran On Field

    TMZ "A couple of protestors didn't get too far with their signs when they ran onto the field during the Dodgers game Wednesday -- 'cause stadium security ragdolled both of them to the ground in seconds. The wild scene all went down in L.A. -- when the Dodgers were playing the..." September 16

  • Royals' Salvador Perez ties Johnny Bench's record for most home runs by catcher

    The Athletic "Longtime Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Athletics to tie Johnny Bench's record for the most homers in a season by a primary catcher. Bench, a Hall of Famer, two-time MVP and 14-time All-Star, set the..." September 16

  • Steve Cohen: Former Marlins exec David Samson is anonymous source speaking out against Mets

    The Score "New York Mets owner Steve Cohen is using social media to call out an anonymous source who's speaking against his club. Cohen said Thursday that David Samson, the ex-Miami Marlins president, is the "former MLB executive" who was critical of the Mets Wednesday in the New..." September 16

  • Rays' Kevin Cash thinks Blue Jays' Charlie Montoyo should be manager of the year

    Sportsnet "Kevin Cash rolls his eyes when told about all the second-guessing Charlie Montoyo gets in the Toronto Blue Jays discourse, knowing well that anyone looking to solve a baseball problem can find an easy answer in pointing fingers at the manager. The relentless scrutiny can be a lot to..." September 16

  • The Cardinals’ unheralded trades for J.A. Happ and Jon Lester are paying off

    The Athletic "Eight words out of nearly 2,500. That’s all I devoted to the Cardinals in my trade-deadline wrapup, and I did not even mention by name the two left-handed starting pitchers they had acquired, Jon Lester and J.A. Happ. All I wrote was, “. . . even the Cardinals (2 percent) fortified..." September 16

  • Chris Taylor And The Ben Zobrist Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "Much ink has already been spilled, or pixels illuminated, about the upcoming offseason and the superclass of shortstops. Even though the Mets extended Francisco Lindor and took one of the most intriguing names out of the pool, it’s still going to feature such marquee names as Carlos..." September 16

  • Shohei Ohtani named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2021

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is one of MLB's biggest attractions, and his popularity has grown outside of baseball circles. The 27-year-old Japanese star was included among Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2021 on Wednesday...." September 15

  • Sandy Alderson Expected To Remain As President Of Mets Next Season

    SI "Like it or not, it doesn't sound like Sandy Alderson is going anywhere next year. According to Tim Healey of Newsday, Alderson is expected to remain as team president of the Mets in 2022. September 15

  • Joe Maddon 'Would Be Very Surprised' If Mike Trout Returns in 2021

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout may not return this season. Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters Wednesday he "would be very surprised" if Trout returned from his calf strain during the 2021 campaign, although nothing has been officially..." September 15

  • Angels’ Luis Rengifo subject of arrest warrant in Venezuela

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels shortstop Luis Rengifo is the subject of an arrest warrant in his native Venezuela, multiple outlets reported Wednesday. The 24-year-old allegedly forged divorce documents that enabled him to sell property in the country without his wife’s consent. His..." September 15

  • Padres Sign Vince Velasquez

    MLB.com "The San Diego Padres have signed right-handed pitcher Vince Velasquez to a minor league contract, President of Baseball Operations and General Manager A.J. Preller announced today.Velasquez is expected to be added to the Padres active 28-man roster this weekend in St. Louis..." September 15

  • Royals Select Gabe Speier

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals announced they’ve selected reliever Gabe Speier to the big league roster. Wade Davis has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to September 12, due to right shoulder inflammation. To clear space for Speier on the 40-man roster, Kansas City..." September 15

  • Rangers' Hyeon-Jong Yang: Designated for assignment

    CBS Sports "Yang was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Wednesday. Yang was sent to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, but he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Willie Calhoun.  " September 15

  • Will Smith has become Dodgers' overlooked and underrated offensive star

    Sporting News "Will Smith is both underrated and overlooked. Why? That’s hard to say. Maybe it’s because the Dodgers catcher plays the same position in the same division as a likely future Hall of Famer in Buster Posey. Maybe it’s because he plays on a team of superstars, full..." September 15

  • Derek Hill Is Fast As Lightning

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Tigers have managed to do what seems impossible: play a full season of compelling and not-that-awful baseball. First-year manager A.J. Hinch brought his club into today's action only seven games under .500 after limping out to a disastrous 9-24 start. There are plenty of avenues..." September 15

  • How should the New York Yankees handle their hunt for a shortstop in offseason?

    New York Post "Sometimes, the best way to win baseball’s offseason is to react rather than act. That’s how I’d advise the Yankees to treat their shortstop search this winter. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px..." September 15

  • Inside the breathtaking rise of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

    ESPN "One sure sign of true charisma is a multitude of nicknames, and along with the legendary name he inherited, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Toronto Blue Jays' powerful first baseman, also answers to Vlad Jr., Vladdy and Vladito. Then there's Plákata, which is more of a synonym for..." September 15

  • Is Juan Soto the best player in baseball?

    Clutch Points "This baseball season has been taken over by young talent, with players like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., and, most recently, Wander Franco and the 20-year-old rookie’s eye-popping on-base streak dominating much of the discussion. But there are, of course, so many..." September 15

  • Padres Sign Ross Detwiler To Major League Contract

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres added a veteran pitcher Tuesday as they prepared to fill innings in the coming days. Left-hander Ross Detwiler was signed and added to the roster and was said to be available out of the bullpen for Tuesday’s game against the Giants. September 15

  • These are the 3 things that make Tony La Russa angry

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony La Russa was pretty upset on Tuesday night after one of his players was hit in the helmet by a pitch. Luis Robert was batting to start the bottom of the fifth inning for the Chicago White Sox against the Los Angeles Angels and was hit in the helmet by an Oliver Ortega pitch. La..." September 15

  • Brewers OF Christian Yelich giving away 10,000 tickets for series vs. Cardinals

    ESPN "Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich is purchasing 10,000 tickets to an upcoming home series and giving them away for free, the team announced Wednesday. Yelich, 29, is buying the tickets in appreciation of the fans for next week's four-game series against the second-place St...." September 15

  • Dodgers Clinch 2021 MLB Playoff Spot for 9th Straight Year with Win, Padres Loss

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading into the postseason for the ninth straight season. With a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday combined with losses by the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds, the Dodgers have clinched at least a berth in the 2021 MLB playoffs. September 15

  • Michael Conforto admits time with Mets might be coming to an end

    Yardbarker "Outfielder Michael Conforto was one of the Mets' many players who battled at least one injury setback this season and largely struggled when healthy in what began as a promising contract year for the 28-year-old.  Ahead of Tuesday's home game against..." September 14

  • 7 MLB free agents with a lot on the line this month

    MLB.com "This offseason promises to be a wild one in a lot of different ways, but in the world of free agency, the place is going to be packed. Future Hall of Famers, shortstops everywhere, all those former Cubs. … This one has a little bit of everything. But these last few weeks of the..." September 14

  • Max Scherzer drops hint about possibly staying with Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Max Scherzer is a free agent at the end of the 2021 season, but he dropped a pretty big hint Sunday that he might want to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Scherzer collected his 3,000th career strikeout in Sunday’s start, an eight-inning, one-hit gem against the San Diego..." September 14

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Red-Hot Blue Jays Are MLB's Nightmare Playoff Matchup

    Bleacher Report "Given that the Toronto Blue Jays have spent the bulk of the season (85 days, to be exact) in fourth place in the American League East, they ought to pat themselves on the back for how they'd nonetheless be in possession of the AL's top wild-card spot if the 2021 campaign ended..." September 14

  • Phillies Release Vince Velasquez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced they’ve released Vince Velasquez. That was the anticipated outcome once Philadelphia designated him for assignment over the weekend. Velasquez was on the injured list at the time of his designation (although he had begun a minor league rehab..." September 14

  • Royals making Dayton Moore president of baseball ops, J.J. Picollo GM

    The Athletic "The Kansas City Royals are promoting senior vice president and general manager Dayton Moore to president of baseball operations, a source confirmed to The Athletic on Tuesday. MLB Network first reported the news. The team is also promoting vice president/assistant GM-player personnel..." September 14

  • Was Eduardo Rodriguez tipping pitches against Mariners?

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was knocked around a bit early in Monday night’s game against the Seattle Mariners, and that may have had something to do with the left-hander tipping his pitches. Rodriguez gave up three hits and two runs (one earned) in the..." September 14

  • Seattle Mariners to host 2023 MLB All-Star Game

    ESPN "Seattle has been chosen to host Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in 2023, sources familiar with the decision told ESPN on Tuesday. Plans to bring the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby back to T-Mobile Park, which last hosted it in 2001 when it was known as Safeco Field, are..." September 14

  • Nominees announced for MLB's most prestigious recognition -- the Roberto Clemente Award

    MLB.com "September 15th – also the start of Hispanic Heritage Month – will be celebrated as Roberto Clemente Day in perpetuity For First Time, League-Wide Celebration of Hall of Famer’s Legacy Will Give Nominees and Previous Clemente Award Winners the Option to Wear..." September 14

  • Brewers fielder Ryan Braun officially retires

    WISN "Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun is officially retiring from Major League Baseball. He made the announcement Tuesday morning on the Brewers Twitter account. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." September 14

  • Matt Carpenter: “I Definitely Want To Play” In 2022

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "With this September playing out for the team like every previous September he’s spent with the Cardinals, Matt Carpenter knows for sure there is something unfamiliar awaiting him at its end that could mean this is his last September with them. “I don’t want this..." September 14

  • Why Blue Jays now have a humidor and what it means for Rogers Centre

    Sportsnet "As of this summer, there’s a new addition on the service level at Rogers Centre. Within the bowels of the stadium, across from the entrance to the visitors’ clubhouse and a few steps away from the barber’s chair that allows players and staff to get haircuts in a..." September 14

  • Giants Clinch 1st MLB Playoff Berth Since 2016 with Win over Padres

    Bleacher Report "Coming into the 2021 season, the expectation for the National League West was that it would be a two-team race between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Surely, if the NL West were to have two playoff representatives, it would be that pair. The San Francisco Giants..." September 14

  • Umpire stays in game after being nailed in face by throw from Cardinals' Edmundo Sosa

    CBS Sports "A scary moment went down in the third inning of Monday night's Cardinals-Mets game at Citi Field.  Leading off the inning, Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar hit a ground ball to Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa, who ranged to his left and made an off-balance throw coming out of a..." September 14

  • Twins' Tyler Duffey: Umps seem 'afraid' to call strikeouts in Yankee Stadium

    The Score "The Minnesota Twins aren't happy with the results of Monday's 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees and are pointing fingers at the umpires for costing them the game. "It's frustrating when you go out and do your job and execute a pitch you wanted to..." September 13

  • The most overlooked player on each MLB team

    MLB.com "Every team, whether it’s a good one or a bad one or whatever comes in between, has an unsung hero. Call them a glue guy, a secret weapon, the X-factor: He’s the player who is key to everything his team is doing -- and is generally underpublicized at doing so. Here's a..." September 13

  • 2021 MLB Playoffs: Seeding Predictions and Round-by-Round Picks

    Bleacher Report "The 2021 MLB postseason is back to the 10-team format baseball fans are used to, rather than the expanded 16 squads in the season shortened by COVID-19 concerns in 2020.      Sixteen teams was fun, and made a lot of sense considering the small sample size of a..." September 13

  • Why offensive consistency will make or break Seattle Mariners’ playoff hopes

    Sportsnaut "The Seattle Mariners are in the thick of the American League playoff race. At 77-66, they’re three games out of the second AL Wild Card seeding. It has been a bizarre 2021 campaign for Seattle but one that has seen the team make substantial progress in the standings,..." September 13

  • Nationals Designate Adrian Sanchez For Assignment

    CBS Sports "Sanchez was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Sanchez saw sporadic playing time during his stint with the major-league club.  " September 13

  • Pirates Claim Enyel De Los Santos

    MLB.com "The Pirates have claimed RHP Enyel De Los Santos off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies. In 26 relief appearances with the Phillies this season, De Los Santos posted a 1-1 record, a 6.75 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 28.0 innings of work. De Los Santos struck out at least one..." September 13

  • Astros Outright Jacob Wilson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Astros have passed utilityman Jacob Wilson through outright waivers, relays Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Houston needed to create a 40-man roster spot to activate Zack Greinke from the COVID-19 injured list, which they’re expected to do..." September 13

  • 4 Blue Jays on Baseball America's Latest Top 100 Prospects List

    SI "The Blue Jays drew from their deep farm system, pushing in at the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline to acquire José Berríos for a pair of top prospects. However, Toronto's system still holds a few future gems. In the latest Baseball America Top 100 Prospects list, the..." September 13

  • Yankees defend Wandy Peralta over whistling allegations

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Yankees teammates defended Wandy Peralta on Sunday night over some whistling allegations. The Yankees and Mets had some beef during Sunday night’s game, which the Mets won 7-6 thanks to three home runs from Francisco Lindor. Benches cleared after some trash talk was..." September 13

  • Yankees Move Gleyber Torres To Second Base

    CBS Sports "The New York Yankees are rearranging their infield in the middle of a postseason race. Prior to Monday's makeup game against the Twins (GameTracker), manager Aaron Boone announced Gleyber Torres will shift from shortstop over to second base, and it could be a permanent move. Utility man..." September 13

  • Reds Designate Brad Brach For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds announced Monday that they’ve designated veteran right-handed reliever Brad Brach for assignment in order to open a spot on the roster for infielder Kyle Farmer, who has been reinstated from the paternity list. Brach, 35, joined the Reds earlier this year on a minor..." September 13