• Nationals' Max Scherzer to face Astros' Gerrit Cole in World Series Game 1

    ESPN "To nobody's surprise, three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzeris officially the Game 1 starter for the Washington Nationals. He'll face off against Houston Astros starter Gerrit Cole, who is riding a streak of 19 consecutive winning decisions, in the first..." October 21

  • Phillies leaning toward Joe Girardi for manager

    The Score "Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton is believed to be leaning toward choosing Joe Girardi as the club's next manager, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. However, the team's front office also likes veteran skipper Buck Showalter, according to..." October 21

  • Jose Altuve: From $15K bonus to Astros icon

    MLB.com "Almost immediately, it was obvious to some that 16-year-old José Altuve was different. “Sometimes, you just have a feel about a guy,” Al Pedrique said. “With others, you can see it.” The year was 2007, and Pedrique was one of the..." October 21

  • CC Sabathia says goodbye to Yankees and baseball with special note

    USA Today "CC Sabathia is showing love for all his teammates and the sport he played since he was a kid. Sabathia, who is retiring from baseball after a 19-year career, posted a thank you note on his social media channels Monday morning, recognizing his teammates from his days in..." October 21

  • 10 MLB Youngsters set to become stars in 2020

    Sportsnaut "MLB finds itself in an incredible era when the game is dominated by some of its youngest players. As teams invest more resources into finding and developing the next Ronald Acuña Jr, it creates opportunities for new youngsters to emerge. There’s even more phenomenal..." October 21

  • Blonde Standing Next To Yankees GM Brian Cashman Goes Viral On Twitter

    Total Pro Sports "It’s amazing what a few seconds of air time can do for a person.     Brian Cashman watching the game and possibly listening to the smooth tune "Sailing" by Christopher Cross. October 21

  • Giants Interview Will Venable

    MLB Trade Rumors "Cubs first base coach Will Venable interviewed with the Giants on Friday for their managerial vacancy, Henry Schulman and John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle report. He had previously been rumored to be of interest to the San Francisco organization. " October 21

  • Boston Fans Have No Right to Gloat About Yankees' Defeat After Weakest Title Defense in MLB History

    12 Up "For a group of malcontents and neckbeards who've had a stunningly successful past two decades, Yankee Haters really never stop, do they? We can't blame Mets fans for frolicking in this latest ALCS defeat, of course. The biggest highlights of their past 30 years of..." October 21

  • David Ross reportedly front runner for Cubs managerial job

    Distinct Athlete "The Chicago Cubs’ search for a manager to replace Joe Maddon is flying under the radar. Up until now, it’s been all about the Philadelphia Phillies’ job and three big-name candidates. However, it appears that Chicago is entering the final stages of its..." October 21

  • Astros, Nationals take very different paths to World Series

    The Sports Daily "Well, you guys, this is it. The 2019 World Series is finally set in stone with the Houston Astros taking on the Washington Nationals. Houston will be looking to win its second title in three years, while Washington is looking for its first-ever championship. Now that we know who will..." October 21

  • Cubs interview managerial candidate Joe Espada for 2nd time

    Sporting News "Are the Cubs near a decision in their search for a new manager? MLB.com reported Sunday that Astros bench coach Joe Espada went to Chicago Sunday to interview for the open position. It's his second interview with the team, following a meeting last Monday, making him the only..." October 21

  • Adding Francisco Lindor and Gerrit Cole would put Yankees over the top

    New York Post "Deep breath. This is the hard time to take one. For two-thirds of teams, the season ends in late September with usually a long runway to prepare for it. But if it ends in October, suddenly, after such laser focus on every pitch, the pain, the anger, the reflex to want to blow up a roster is..." October 21

  • Opioids in Baseball: “More people are going to die if this doesn’t get fixed”

    Hardball Talk "On July 1, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs asphyxiated while under the influence of fentanyl, oxycodone, and alcohol in his Texas hotel room. Last weekend, ESPN reported that Eric Kay, the Los Angeles Angels’ Director of Communications, knew that Skaggs was an Oxycontin..." October 21

  • Morganna 'The Kissing Bandit' still in love with baseball 50 years after debut

    USA Today "Morganna Cottrell, a busty blonde known as 'The Kissing Bandit' because she ran onto major league baseball fields to kiss unsuspecting players, is still puckering up at the age of 72. “Put your cheek up against the phone,’’ she told a reporter..." October 21

  • Yankees' offseason could be a game-changer

    MLB.com "When baseball historians look back at the 2010s, they might refer to it as the lost decade of the Yankees’ storied past. Another season ended in disappointment for New York on Saturday night, as the Astros finished off a six-game American League Championship Series with a 6-4..." October 21

  • The Astros/Nationals Blockbuster Trade That Was Almost A Reality

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Astros and Nationals share a Spring Training site, but there isn’t exactly a lot of shared history between the two franchises as they prepare to meet in the World Series.  The Astros hold a 244-207 all-time record over the Nationals/Expos, and the no-hitter that Larry..." October 21

  • Aroldis Chapman addresses smile after Altuve HR: 'I was simply in shock'

    Bardown "Aroldis Chapman had a game he’ll never erase from his memory for all the wrong reasons on Saturday night. The closer was sent to the mound in the ninth to extend Game 6 of the ALCS, after teammate DJ LeMahieu smacked a two-run homer in the top of the inning to tie the game..." October 21

  • Aaron Judge reflects on season after falling short of World Series: 'It's a failure'

    ESPN "One man's heaven can be another man's hell, as the New York Yankees might have learned in falling short once again in the American League Championship Series by losing to the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees' 2019 playoff run ended..." October 21

  • MLB umpire Eric Cooper, who worked in the majors for 21 seasons, dies at 52

    SI "Major League umpire Eric Cooper has died at the age of 52, the league announced on Sunday. "This is a very sad day across Major League Baseball," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. "Eric Cooper was a highly respected umpire, a hard worker on the field and..." October 21

  • Where do the Yankees go from here? Big decisions that New York must address this offseason

    Sporting News "That's baseball, Suzyn. The Yankees looked like a team that flirted with destiny all season. No injury could hold them down en route to an 103-win season. They navigated through up-and-down seasons from key members of their starting rotation. Now, the chase for No. 28 is..." October 20

  • As pitch-tipping paranoia lingers, Astros and Nationals will have their eyes on each other in World Series

    USA Today "There is no nightmare in baseball, no feeling of competitive vulnerability, quite like seeing your pitcher getting peppered by a lineup that knows exactly what pitch is coming. It is a nightmare Andy Pettitte lived in Game 6 of the 2001 World Series, when the Arizona Diamondbacks..." October 20

  • Astros biggest World Series favorites since 2007

    ESPN "The Houston Astros have been installed as the favorites over the Washington Nationals in the World Series. Caesars Sportsbook on Sunday opened the Astros as -235 favorites to beat the Nationals in the best-of-seven series. The Nationals are listed as +195..." October 20

  • Jose Altuve named ALCS MVP after series-clinching blast

    The Score "Moments after crushing a walk-off homer to clinch the pennant, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was named 2019 American League Championship Series MVP. Altuve hit .348/.444/.652 with two homers, three RBIs, and six runs scored while striking out..." October 20

  • Astros vs. Nationals World Series schedule, results: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times

    CBS Sports "The powerhouse Houston Astros will face the surprising Washington Nationals in the 2019 World Series. This year's Fall Classic kicks off Tuesday night in Houston and could run through a potential Game 7 on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Astros, who won the ALCS in six games..." October 20

  • Carlos Correa took clever swipe at Yankees after ALCS victory

    Larry Brown Sports "Carlos Correa was flexing a bit after clinching a World Series berth on Friday. After Correa’s Houston Astros closed out the New York Yankees in their ALCS series with a 6-4 victory in Game 6, the All-Star shortstop took a clever jab at the Yankees by playing on their..." October 20

  • Michael Brantley's epic play tops G6 defensive gems

    MLB.com " Michael Brantley spent much of the 2019 season quietly putting together one of the best seasons of his career, doing so while flying under the radar, as is typical of the low-key veteran outfielder. But Brantley’s defensive play that helped end the seventh inning,..." October 20

  • These Astros are everything the Yankees and Dodgers wish they were

    Sporting News "By design, the Yankees and Dodgers are assembled differently than they once were. The gargantuans that once relied on raiding the free-agent market and struggling teams burdened by one or two large contracts have modernized to be sleek, intelligent franchises proficient at..." October 20

  • Bryce Harper opens up about Nationals reaching World Series without him: 'I'm so happy for them'

    CBS Sports "Bryce Harper of course left the Nationals last offseason in order to sign a $330 million contract with the division-rival Phillies. Harper's first season in Philly was productive (35 home runs and a 125 OPS+ in 157 games) while still not being quite up to his..." October 19

  • By the numbers: What to know as ALCS heads back to Houston for Game 6

    North Jersey "The Yankees have a pulse.  They topped the Astros, 4-1, on Friday to send the series back to Houston. Both teams will piece together bullpen games for Saturday's Game 6, which could lead to a funky night. Regardless, the Bronx Bombers are still alive.  Here are..." October 19

  • MLB Super Agent Matt Sosnick Arrested for Domestic Violence, Restraining Order Issued

    TMZ "MLB superagent Matt Sosnick -- whose agency reps huge stars like Pete Alonso -- was arrested for domestic violence for allegedly choking his wife in front of their young daughter ... and now she has a restraining order against him. FYI, Sosnick is a big deal in..." October 19

  • Report: Carlos Beltran To Get Second In-Person Managerial Interview With Mets

    Sportsnaut "The New York Mets have conducted the most thorough managerial search in baseball this offseason. Now after interviewing eight candidates, Carlos Beltran will reportedly be brought back for another interview. According to SportsNet New York’s Andy Martino, New York is scheduled..." October 19

  • CC Sabathia threw three pitches on separated shoulder in ALCS Game 4

    Larry Brown Sports "CC Sabathia’s MLB career may effectively be over, but nobody can ever question his heart. Speaking with reporters on Friday, the New York Yankees lefty said that he subluxed his shoulder on a pitch to Aledmys Diaz in the eighth inning of the team’s 8-3 loss to the Houston..." October 19

  • See all the new murals after each Astros playoff win

    ABC 13 "The Houston Astros are playing for more than a chance to take it back and earn another World Series title. If you noticed when traveling around town, new street art is being painted on the sides of popular landmarks, restaurants, and points of interest in H-town. October 19

  • Pitch by pitch, Daniel Hudson comes to terms with being the Nationals’ closer

    Washington Post "Daniel Hudson stood on the outskirts of the writhing, soaking mob in the middle of the Washington Nationals’ clubhouse. He watched his teammates dump beers on one another — celebrating the National League pennant — as he grinned, nodded to the music and held a Budweiser...." October 19

  • Astros, Yankees going with bullpens for Game 6

    The Score "Neither the Houston Astros nor the New York Yankees have announced who will start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday, but both squads are going to rely exclusively on relievers. "It will be a bullpen game," Astros manager AJ..." October 19

  • Nationals reveal plans for staying fresh ahead of World Series

    Yardbarker "The Washington Nationals will go a full week between winning Game 4 of the NLCS and opening the World Series on Tuesday. Part of the challenge of such a layoff is keeping the team fresh while the ALCS carries on. Manager Dave Martinez revealed that the Nationals..." October 19

  • Mets add two candidates to managerial search

    New York Post "The more the merrier. Two additional names emerged Friday in the Mets’ managerial search, bringing the number of known candidates to eight in the team’s search for Mickey Callaway’s successor. Tim Bogar, a former Mets infielder who serves as the..." October 19

  • Astros Fan Spotted at Yankee Stadium With a “Joe Buck Sucks” Shirt

    Sports Gossip "The Yankees jumped out to an early lead on the Astros in Game 5 of the ALCS on Friday night and rode it to a 4-1 victory.  It was a big win for the Yankees, but one Astros fan might of walked away with an even bigger win. The Astros fan, who was sitting in the front row at Yankee..." October 19

  • Latest On Marcell Ozuna, Cardinals

    MLB Trade Rumors "Pending free-agent left fielder Marcell Ozuna has made it known he’d prefer to re-sign with the Cardinals, but it doesn’t look likely with free agency approaching. The Cardinals won’t be making an effort to re-up Ozuna to a long-term contract before the..." October 19

  • Three takeaways from Yankees' ALCS Game 5 victory over the Astros

    Sporting News "The Yankees forced a Game 6 on Friday as it topped the Astros 4-1 in the American League Championship Series. They kept hope alive thanks to some impressive starting pitching and a pair of early home runs. Now the Astros will have to defend home turf in an attempt to avoid a..." October 19

  • Yankees make remarkable bit of franchise history in first inning of Game 5

    Larry Brown Sports "With their backs to the wall in Game 5 of the ALCS, the New York Yankees responded in a legitimately historic way. Down 3-1 to the Houston Astros in the ALCS and already trailing 1-0 in a decisive Game 5, the Yankees stepped in against Justin Verlander and set a new franchise mark. DJ..." October 19

  • NLCS MVP Howie Kendrick misses Nationals workout due to family emergency

    USA Today "The Washington Nationals worked out Friday in advance of the World Series, but were without the National League Championship Series MVP.  Howie Kendrick was missing because of a family emergency, but Nationals manager Dave Martinez said he will be back soon and expects him..." October 18

  • James Paxton limits Astros in important Game 5 start

    MLB.com "A game away from elimination in the American League Championship Series against the Astros, the Yankees entered Friday night’s Game 5 needing to win three games in three days. New York hoped left-hander James Paxton would be able to go deep into the game, saving the bullpen for..." October 18

  • Giancarlo Stanton Took Full Control and Told Aaron Boone to Play Him for Must-Win Game 5

    12 Up "Thankfully, it looks like this prayer might be answered in Giancarlo Stanton. The left-fielding power hitter had missed the last three games of the series with a quad injury. Stanton has been polarizing amongst Yankee fans since he was traded to the team with an..." October 18

  • MLB announces 2019 World Series start times

    The Score "The official start times have been set for the 2019 World Series, Major League Baseball announced Friday. The series will kick off on Tuesday at either Minute Maid Park or Yankee Stadium, depending on the result of the American League Championship Series.  " October 18

  • Giancarlo Stanton Booed By Yankee Fans During Warm-Up

    Sportsnaut "Giancarlo Stanton is back in the starting lineup for the New York Yankees for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros, but fans aren’t excited about it. As Stanton ran out onto the field for pregame warmups Friday night, fans at Yankee Stadium booed him. " October 18

  • Joe Girardi Gets Emotional Over CC Sabathia: "I Love You, Man"

    TMZ "Ex-Yankees skipper Joe Girardi fought like hell to choke back tears when talking about CC Sabathia ... and if you're a Bronx Bombers fan, or just someone with a heart, cue the waterworks. Barring a miracle, Sabathia's career ended Thursday night ... when..." October 18

  • MLB teams overcome a 3-1 deficit more often than you probably realize

    Sporting News "It's a familiar, understandable story: A team goes up 3-1 in a best-of-seven postseason series and nearly everyone declares the series over. It makes perfect sense: With only one more win between that team and a championship — and with three chances to win that one game — it..." October 18

  • Report: Cubs manager job is David Ross’ to lose

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Cubs may have the best managerial position available this offseason, and it seems they might be leaning toward giving it to a first-timer. The Cubs have spoken to several in-house candidates like Mark Loretta and Will Venable, as well as ex-managers such as Joe Girardi and..." October 18

  • Bryce Harper Speaks Out After Nationals Advance To World Series Without Him

    Total Pro Sports "Back in March, the Philadelphia Phillies won the Bryce Harper sweepstakes after they agreed to a deal with the 2015 National League MVP.     We got him. October 18