• MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants to keep expanded playoffs, extra-innings rule beyond 2020 season

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays opened the 2020 World Series with Game 1 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas (GameTracker). It is the first time the two No. 1 seeds will meet in the Fall Classic since 2013. Prior to Game..." October 20

  • Tom Brady narrated great hype video for Dodgers-Rays World Series

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady is a talented voice actor on top of being the best quarterback in NFL history. Brady voiced a great hype video ahead of the 2020 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays that FOX released on Tuesday. " October 20

  • Bizarre circumstance creates big Dodgers advantage over Rays

    New York Post "Should the World Series between the Dodgers and Rays that opened Tuesday evening at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, go seven games, the NL champions from Los Angeles will have played more than half as many games as the Rangers did in their home stadium this season. Thanks to the..." October 20

  • Let's Meet The Swimsuit Model Girlfriend Of Dodgers Star Cody Bellinger

    Total Pro Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are once again back in the World Series once again after the team came back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Atlanta Braves. Cody Bellinger was the hero on Sunday night, as his seventh inning homer broke the tie and completed his team’s comeback on..." October 20

  • BTS Cutouts Get Front Row View At World Series, Better Seats Than Tom Brady!

    TMZ "The biggest boy band on the planet will have the best seats in the house during the World Series ... with uber-popular K-Pop group BTS getting the cardboard cutout treatment!! And, get this -- the guys got better seats than Tom freakin' Brady!!! For those..." October 20

  • Max Muncy hit in the face by ball during batting practice

    Yardbarker "Max Muncy had a scare during batting practice ahead of Game 1 of the World Series between his Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported that Muncy was hit in the face while..." October 20

  • 4 things we learned from Pedro Moura’s in-depth Mookie Betts profile

    Boston "Two years after helping the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series, Mookie Betts is back on baseball’s biggest stage – only this time as a member of the Dodgers. The superstar rightfielder’s defense was instrumental during the National League..." October 20

  • Clayton Kershaw and the Ghost of a Great Thing

    The Big Lead "Dejected and helpless, Clayton Kershaw cut what has become an eerily comforting and familiar postseason image. From a not-so-uncomfortable but all-too-familiar location: the bench. Yanked by manager Dave Roberts only after being left in too long yet again, he stared a 3-1 NLCS deficit..." October 20

  • Rob Manfred hopes continued success will help build Rays fan base

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Rays perennially rank among the bottom in Major League Baseball fan attendance, but commissioner Rob Manfred thinks the spotlight of the World Series could change that. "My hope is the continued success of the Rays, because they really have had a..." October 20

  • Challenging year has not diminished World Series crown, says Clayton Kershaw

    Sportsnaut "Three-time Cy Young Award-winner Clayton Kershaw said a chaotic year punctuated by a protracted post-season did little to diminish the luster of a World Series crown, as his Los Angeles Dodgers prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the Fall Classic. " October 20

  • Will the New York Mets bring back Marcus Stroman?

    Empire Sports Media "Marcus Stroman was supposed to be the New York Mets‘ third starter entering the 2020 season. However, during the “summer camp,” he suffered a calf strain that bumped him out of the opening day roster. Once he recovered, he decided not to play amid concerns with the..." October 20

  • Looking Back At The Randy Arozarena Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "For starters, yes, it’s now officially “The Randy Arozarena Trade.” Arozarena has been the star of the Rays’ postseason run, hitting an incredible .382/.433/.855 with seven home runs over 60 plate appearances in these playoffs.  The 25-year-old..." October 20

  • Steve Cohen clears huge MLB hurdle toward finalizing Mets purchase

    New York Post "Steve Cohen is one significant step closer to becoming the owner of the Mets. The Post confirmed MLB’s Ownership Committee approved Cohen to be the team’s next owner, with sources saying Cohen received seven of the eight votes on the board. Sportico first reported..." October 20

  • Padres’ Luis Campusano charged with felony marijuana possession in Georgia

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres catcher Luis Campusano was arrested Saturday in Georgia and charged with felony marijuana possession According to the police report, 79 grams of marijuana was discovered in Campusano’s car when he was pulled over shortly after 5 a.m. in Grovetown, Ga., near his hometown..." October 20

  • Once Again, the World Series Rests in Clayton Kershaw's Hands

    SI "Major League Baseball could not ask for a more fitting choice to throw out the first pitch of the 2020 World Series—and not the ceremonial one, either. The story to be written about this World Series begins with Clayton Kershaw. Pitching close to his Dallas-area home, with a..." October 20

  • What does the future hold for Clint Frazier?

    Empire Sports Media "The future is in egregious thing, but for New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier, his luck might just be turning. After remaining in a reserve spot the past few seasons, being sent back down to the minor leagues for a lack of maturity or inconsistent play, Frazier has finally..." October 20

  • David Price 'at peace' with opt-out decision despite missing World Series

    USA Today "He’s here, but not here, at the World Series. He’s a Los Angeles Dodger, but has never worn their uniform in an actual game. He’ll be jumping up and cheering, or burying his head in his hands, but won’t be on the Dodgers bench. The World..." October 20

  • Small market Rays find way back to MLB’s big stage

    Sportsnaut "In the oddest of Major League Baseball seasons shortened by COVID-19 and played in empty stadiums, it seems only right that this year’s World Series would be a meeting between the small-market Tampa Bay Rays and the big-spending Los Angeles Dodgers. The matchup will be a welcome..." October 20

  • Hisashi Iwakuma To Retire

    Japan Times "Yomiuri Giants pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, who has a combined 170 wins over his career in Japan and the major leagues, plans to retire at the end of the season, his club announced Monday. Iwakuma returned to Nippon Professional Baseball in 2019 after six years with the Seattle Mariners..." October 20

  • Luis Perdomo Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres right-hander Luis Perdomo underwent Tommy John surgery last week, The Athletic’s Dennis Lin reports (via Twitter).  As per the usual 12-15 month recovery timeline, Perdomo will almost certainly miss the entire 2021 season. Perdomo spent some time..." October 20

  • Yadier Molina Seeking Two-Year Deal

    Yardbarker "Cardinals icon Yadier Molina saw his three-year, $60M contract expire at season’s end, which could potentially send him into the open market for the first time in his 17-year big-league career. There’s sure to be mutual interest in extending the relationship, but agent..." October 20

  • Dodgers' Andrew Friedman: Playing former team in World Series is 'surreal'

    MLB.com "Six years and six days before Game 1 of the 2020 World Series, Andrew Friedman left his longtime post running the Tampa Bay Rays’ front office to become the Los Angeles Dodgers’ president of baseball operations. He departed with a promise disguised as friendly banter, one..." October 20

  • Six players who could have a significant impact on 2020 World Series

    Sportsnet "In the brief time I was around Josh Donaldson, I managed to collect a few of “baseball-life” lessons that I squirrelled away in the back of a notebook as well as the back of the brain. Some of it was kind of rocket-sciency because, well, that’s how Josh talks hitting. He has a..." October 20

  • Cody Bellinger jokes about changing his home run celebration

    Larry Brown Sports "Cody Bellinger gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a scare when his enthusiastic home run celebration in Game 7 of the NLCS ended up hurting his shoulder. Bellinger and Kiké Hernandez did the traditional elbow slam celebration after Bellinger’s tiebreaking home run. However,..." October 20

  • Dodgers Vs. Rays World Series Ticket Prices Cheap As Hell

    TMZ "Wanna see a World Series game for just a few hundred bucks?! This is apparently the year for that ... 'cause Dodgers vs. Rays tickets are cheap as hell!!! Multiple ticket exchange agencies are reporting alarmingly low prices for this year's Fall Classic ... with..." October 20

  • Jeff Luhnow: 'A lot of evidence' proves I didn't know about Astros' sign-stealing

    USA Today "Former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow feels he was unfairly targeted as a scapegoat in the sign-stealing scandal that raised questions about the legitimacy of the Astros' 2017 World Series title and ultimately cost him his job.  If he had known about it,..." October 20

  • MLB to bring World Series and Million Dollar Arm back to India

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball continues to target India as a growth market saying on Monday it had signed a deal to broadcast every game of the 2020 and 2021 World Series in the country and will bring back talent search contest the Million Dollar Arm. The multi-year agreement with Star Sports..." October 20

  • James Click tasked with sustaining Astros’ excellence amid industrywide financial losses

    Houston Chronicle "For the last 14 years, James Click lingered in the background. He influenced decisions but did not make them. He offered advice, but someone else always had the final say. The Tampa Bay Rays built sustained brilliance on a budget, be it by drafting, development or discovering talent other teams..." October 20

  • Dodgers Planning To Start Walker Buehler In Game 3

    MSN.com "The Dodgers are planning to start Walker Buehler in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, manager Dave Roberts informed reporters (including Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times). The 26-year-old last pitched on Saturday, so he’ll be on an extra day of rest when he next takes..." October 20

  • MLBPA introduces annual Curt Flood Award to honor those who champion player advocacy

    CBS Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has announced a new award to honor baseball labor luminary Curt Flood. The award, which will be part of the annual Players' Choice awards, will be given, in the words of a statement released by the MLBPAA, "a former player,..." October 20

  • The 5 Tampa Bay Rays you need to know before the 2020 World Series begins

    USA Today " There’s little inevitable about any World Series, but here’s a headline you can probably already write about the 116th Fall Classic pitting the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Tampa Bay Rays: Hey, it’s nothing against the Dodgers and Rays. It’s just that..." October 20

  • Mariners begin off-season roster shuffle, outright four players to Triple-A Tacoma

    Lookout Landing "Today the Mariners announced that C Joe Hudson, RHP Seth Frankoff, RHP Brady Lail, and C Joseph Odom were all outrighted off the 40-man roster and sent to Triple-A Tacoma. That puts the 40-man roster at 34 players, currently. Hudson and Lail..." October 20

  • Rays Calling Up Top Prospect Wander Franco For World Series?

    MLB.com "Could Wander Franco be making his MLB debut in the World Series? Well, probably not. Unfortunately. But the No. 1 prospect in baseball did share a photo on Instagram of his jersey with a World Series 2020 patch on the sleeve on Monday, immediately ramping up excitement that..." October 19

  • James Click: Astros 'absolutely' have confidence in Zack Greinke

    The Score "Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros' front office had a discussion about his role with the team after the right-hander's comments during the American League Championship Series. "We had a long conversation. It was great. It was a very healthy conversation,"..." October 19

  • Clayton Kershaw to Start Game 1 of 2020 World Series for Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "Left-hander Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers, per the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin.  The Tampa Bay Rays announced earlier Monday that right-hander Tyler Glasnow will get the call when the..." October 19

  • Nationals name Jim Hickey as pitching coach

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Nationals named Jim Hickey their pitching coach on Monday. Hickey, 59, was a special assistant for player development with the Los Angeles Dodgers the past two seasons. The 2021 season will be his 38th in professional baseball and 16th as a major league..." October 19

  • Justin Turner dismisses talk of MLB postseason feeling different at neutral site

    Larry Brown Sports "The Major League Baseball postseason may look different on TV, but at least one player involved does not feel any big difference playing at a neutral site. Dodgers infielder Justin Turner said playing in Game 7 of the NLCS felt like a classic playoff environment, even though the..." October 19

  • Tigers Interview Don Kelly For Managerial Postion

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Tigers have interviewed Pirates bench coach Don Kelly for their managerial vacancy, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Athletic (Twitter link). However, Biertempfel cautions that Kelly isn’t considered a “top candidate” at the moment due to his relative lack of coaching..." October 19

  • A very serious Rays-Dodgers head-to-head

    MLB.com "Despite the strangest, hardest and shortest season in recent memory -- and for only the fourth time in the Wild Card era -- the two best teams in their respective leagues will face off in the World Series when the Rays and Dodgers square off for Game 1 on Tuesday night. The Dodgers, a..." October 19

  • How the NL champion Dodgers were built

    The Score "The Los Angeles Dodgers will play in the World Series for the third time in four seasons, looking to win their first title since 1988. Andrew Friedman and his front office put together one of baseball's best teams through incredible drafting and timely trades, all while using the..." October 19

  • Blue Jays sign four international free agents

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Monday that they have agreed to terms with international free agent pitchers Jeury Hiciano (20), Geison Urbaez (20), Johan Simon (19) and Kendry Rojas (17). " October 19

  • Dodgers Head to World Series but Work Isn't Done—It's Title or Bust

    Bleacher Report "For three straight games in the National League Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers stared down elimination. Each time, they rose to the challenge. On Sunday night in Game 7, they completed the series comeback with a taut 4-3 win over Atlanta—punctuated..." October 19

  • Reds GM Nick Krall to run team's baseball operations

    Red Reporter "It came as a bit of a surprise to many of us when Dick Williams stepped down as Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations nearly two weeks ago. The Reds, you’ll recall, had just made the playoffs again for the first time since the signing of the Magna Carta, and were..." October 19

  • Agent: Trevor Bauer no longer committed to only 1-year deals

    The Score "Trevor Bauer has had a change of heart. The impending free agent famously said he intended to pursue only one-year contracts when he hit free agency after the 2020 season. His agent, Rachel Luba, said Sunday that's no longer set in stone. Following..." October 19

  • Dave Roberts gives Rays bulletin-board material with bold declaration

    Larry Brown Sports "Dave Roberts put pressure squarely on himself and his team with a bold declaration after his Los Angeles Dodgers won Game 7 of the NLCS on Sunday night. He also gave the Tampa Bay Rays bulletin board material in the process. Roberts spoke during the on-field ceremony at Globe Life..." October 19

  • The ending to 2020 stings, but the Braves will be back

    Talking Chop "Well, that sucked. The Braves were on the doorstep of the World Series for three games, and then proceeded to lose all three to a Dodgers team that stepped up when their backs were against the wall. The Braves will finish the 2020 season as the second-best team in the National League..." October 19

  • Dodgers’ Kiké Hernández shows he can bash with the best

    Los Angeles Times "The position is utility man. It is not a player’s first choice. Kiké Hernández has embraced that position, personalized it and left an indelible stamp on Los Angeles and its baseball team. He has filled in with distinction at every position but..." October 19

  • Corey Seager wins MVP after record-setting NLCS

    MLB.com "One or two hits can make the difference between advancing to the World Series and going home in a seven-game National League Championship Series. Imagine the impact of an NLCS-record-setting five-homer, 11-RBI performance. Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was named the Most..." October 19

  • Carlos Correa has classy Instagram post about Randy Arozarena after ALCS defeat

    Larry Brown Sports "The vast majority of baseball fans were overjoyed to see the Houston Astros fall to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS on Saturday, but Carlos Correa wants it to be known that he is not bitter about the way his team’s season ended. After the Rays defeated the Astros in Game 7,..." October 19

  • How the AL champion Rays were built

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Rays will play in the World Series for the first time since 2008. General manager Erik Neander and the Rays front office put together an American League pennant-winning roster thanks to some shrewd trades and measured free-agent signings. Here's how Tampa..." October 19