• Bryce Harper Yells Back At Fan Who Said He’d Never Be Better Than Ronald Acuna Jr.

    Total Pro Sports "You know fans are back in the stands when the heckling returns and the players are actually responding back to them. During a matchup between the Atlanta and Philadelphia on Friday night, one Braves fan decided to call out Phillies star right fielder Bryce..." April 10

  • Dodgers Claim Ashton Goudeau From Giants

    MLB.com "The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Goudeau, 28, made his Major League debut last season with the Colorado Rockies, going 0-0 with a 7.56 ERA (7 ER/8.1 IP) and two strikeouts in four games. " April 10

  • Ranking the Best Home Run Hitters Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "No matter how Major League Baseball evolves, home runs will remain one of the most entertaining parts of the game. Players can be signed and re-signed solely because of their long-ball power. There simply is no substitute for driving home yourself—and everyone else on..." April 10

  • Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres history

    Yahoo! Sports "The most hyped season in San Diego Padres history has now produced the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history. In his second start as a Padre, pitcher Joe Musgrove threw nine no-hit innings to blank the Texas Rangers on Friday and record the first no-no in club history. San Diego..." April 10

  • Blue Jays place Teoscar Hernandez on IL after exposure to positive COVID-19 case

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have placed Teoscar Hernandez on the injured list following an exposure to a positive COVID-19 case with a close contact outside of the team. MLB health-and-safety protocols state that a player who has been identified as having been in..." April 10

  • Marlins Sign Brett Eibner To Minors Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have signed right-hander Brett Eibner to a new minor league deal, SportGrid’s Craig Mish reports.  The outfielder-turned-pitcher is back for his second season in Miami’s organization, and Mish notes that Eibner has been assigned to the club’s..." April 10

  • Dodgers' Trevor Bauer unlikely to face punishment for suspicious baseballs?

    Yardbarker "Eyes were raised on Thursday when reports surfaced that Major League Baseball had collected multiple baseballs thrown by Los Angeles Dodgers ace and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer during Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Oakland..." April 09

  • There Are Still a Lot of “Names” in MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Nation "Because of the way the Cubs’ offseason played out (we knew there wouldn’t be a ton of spending, we knew there were very specific slots from a very specific tier of free agency that were going to get filled and then that was that), I didn’t pay as much attention to the big..." April 09

  • MLB Trades Teams Should Be Considering ASAP

    Bleacher Report "In an ordinary Major League Baseball season, early April would be a tad too soon for trade speculation. But in 2021, it feels like it's never too early to start considering trades teams might make. There have already been two trades of note, with the New York..." April 09

  • Trevor Bauer rips MLB over cheating story

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Bauer is being investigated by MLB for possibly using a foreign substance on baseballs during his start on Wednesday, and the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher is already firing back. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Thursday that MLB has collected..." April 09

  • L.A. Dodgers Get Icy World Series Rings, More Than 100 Diamonds Each!!

    TMZ "The L.A. Dodgers got their World Series rings on Friday -- and good lord, SO. MANY. DIAMONDS!!!!! The ring ceremony took place right before the Dodgers home opener against the Washington Nationals ... and it was special!!! Each of the Dodgers players was introduced to the..." April 09

  • Braves Acquire Edgar Santana From Pirates

    Talking Chop "Sorry, internet yellers....this isn’t the Shane Greene deal that you have been shouting about (that guy must be asking for crazy money to still be unemployed). One would be excused if you thought that the Braves were largely done with moves at least until we get closer to the..." April 09

  • Five teams that could take down the Dodgers this season

    ESPN "The reigning 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers enter the 2021 season as a favorite to repeat. In fact, the best-case scenario for this year's L.A. squad is downright scary. But that doesn't mean the rest of the league is just going to lie down and watch the Dodgers..." April 09

  • Ichiro Suzuki makes hilarious cameo at Dodgers’ World Series ring ceremony

    Larry Brown Sports "Ichiro Suzuki managed to steal the show during the Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series ring ceremony despite having nothing to do with the team in the first place. As part of the ceremony, the Dodgers reached out to a number of players both past and present to send a video message..." April 09

  • Blue Jays likely heading back to Buffalo

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons, announced Friday that they will open their 2021 season in Trenton, NJ, while the Blue Jays complete an ongoing construction project to prepare Sahlen Field for Major League regular season games later this summer. The Blue..." April 09

  • Offseason In Review: Colorado Rockies

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies traded one of the best players in franchise history without adding much in the way of major league talent this offseason. That would seem to indicate the franchise is headed for a full rebuild, but they’ve held onto the rest of their top players so far. Major..." April 09

  • David Price to auction off WS ring, donate proceeds to The Players Alliance

    Mass Live "David Price received a 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series ring despite opting out of the season due to health risks during the coronavirus pandemic. He doesn’t plan to keep the ring though. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported on Twitter that Price..." April 09

  • Two decades after Alex Rodriguez's historic 10-year, $252 million deal, big paydays flourish for stars

    USA Today "In the 20 years since the Texas Rangers gave Alex Rodriguez his historic 10-year, $252 million deal, wins and championships have come at a price. USA TODAY Sports has tracked Major League Baseball salaries since 1989 when the Los Angeles Dodgers made Orel Hershiser the..." April 09

  • Dodgers' Dave Roberts Hopes MLB Isn't Singling Trevor Bauer out over Baseballs

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday umpires have been collecting baseballs from all pitchers early in the 2021 season, so he's curious why Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer is the only one who's been mentioned publicly. "I hope that our player has not been..." April 09

  • Yermin Mercedes and Things That Travel Far

    The Big Lead "Coming into this spring Yermin Mercedes had 2,396 plate appearance in the minor leagues and one in the majors. Densely built at 5-foot-11 and 245 pounds, the first baseman did enough to make the Chicago White Sox as the team headed north to embark on a season where they are expected to contend...." April 09

  • Mike Trout hit a home run into an elementary school

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Trout smashed a baseball into orbit during the Los Angeles Angels’ win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, and it is a good thing school wasn’t in session when it happened. The Blue Jays have been playing their “home” games at minor league..." April 09

  • Sorry, Purists: MLB's New Extra-Inning Rule Is Great and Should Be Here to Stay

    Bleacher Report "There is a certain group of baseball fans that love the traditional aspect of the game. It's America's pastime, it has a human element and it needs to be left alone. There are too many replays, the advanced metrics are clouding the game and the rules were made for a reason and are not..." April 09

  • The Padres' closer Mark Melancon has a side job

    MLB.com "It's not uncommon for pitchers to meet up with their opposition before games and swap trade secrets: pitch grips, deliveries and ballplayer wisdom are all part of the secret language that hurlers share amongst themselves. But a pitcher swapping tips with the opposition's..." April 09

  • Max Muncy to honor Tommy Lasorda with custom cleats at Dodgers' home opener

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Dodgers will return home to Dodger Stadium on Friday for the first time this season to host the Washington Nationals. One player will take the field in some pretty special cleats.  According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers..." April 09

  • Dodgers' Trevor Bauer Subject of MLB Inspection for Suspicious Baseballs

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is under investigation by MLB as a result of suspicious substances on baseballs from his last start, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Umpires in Bauer's last start collected multiple balls he threw during the game and..." April 08

  • MLB world reacts to controversial ending to Miami Marlins, New York Mets game

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Marlins and New York Mets were in the midst of a tantalizingly close game in the Mets’ season opener Thursday afternoon. The score was tied at two in the bottom of the ninth when Mets outfielder Michael Conforto took the plate with the bases loaded and one out. Facing..." April 08

  • Milwaukee Brewers sign Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor league contract

    Brew Crew Ball "The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly signed Dee Strange-Gordon to a minor league contract. Strange-Gordon has been elected to two All-Star games. He has won Gold Gloves and even has a batting title. That said, he is pretty far removed from those days he was putting up better than 3..." April 08

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard is mad about MLB's blackout restrictions: 'Guess I'll watch the s—ty Pirates'

    Sporting News "MLB may soon feel the wrath of Thor. MLB fans know the pain and torture of having to deal with the league's blackout restrictions. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard would like you to know he feels your pain. The Mets starter is away from the team, still rehabbing from..." April 08

  • Umpire Ron Kulpa: I Should've Called Mets' Michael Conforto out on Walk-off HBP

    Bleacher Report "Home plate umpire Ron Kulpa admitted making a mistake in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday.  Speaking to reporters after the game, Kulpa said that Michael Conforto "should have" been called..." April 08

  • Aaron Boone: Yankees nearing 85 percent vaccination mark among players, staff

    Sportress of Blogitude "  The New York Yankees will soon reach the 85% COVID-19 vaccination rate, manager Aaron Boone revealed this week. Hitting that benchmark would mean the Yankees would satisfy MLB’s requirements for relaxed COVID-19 heath and safety..." April 08

  • MLB’s Home Run Derby is returning to Coors Field, and the Rockies have some tips for how to put on a show

    The Athletic "Players peppered Vinny Castilla with questions that day at Coors Field, wondering how far the ball might fly. The tall tales of extra-terrestrial home runs in Colorado had already grown to outsized proportions back in 1998, just five years into the Rockies’ existence, as if Paul Bunyan..." April 08

  • Kenley Jansen Blew a Save and Dodgers Fans Should Be Nervous

    The Big Lead "It only took three appearances for Kenley Jansen to blow a save in 2021. That should make fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers extremely nervous. On Wednesday, Jansen entered the bottom of the ninth inning against the Oakland A's with a 3-2 lead and was unable to hold it...." April 08

  • Gleyber Torres’ defense has become early Yankees issue

    New York Post "This is one throbbing secondary pinstriped headache. The good news for the Yankees, their first homestand in the books, is that Gary Sanchez has shown some signs of life, their biggest risk of the offseason playing like he might be salvageable. The bad news? Another winter..." April 08

  • CPBL’s Fubon Guardians Sign Eduardo Nunez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Former big league infielder Eduardo Núñez has signed with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, per a team announcement (h/t to CPBL Stats). The 33-year-old’s most recent major league action came with the Mets, with whom..." April 08

  • Mets' Francisco Lindor Signs Endorsement Contract as Face of Oakley Baseball Program

    Bleacher Report "Francisco Lindor will debut more than just his skills on the New York diamond Thursday. Oakley announced the New York Mets shortstop is the face of its baseball program the same day as the Mets' home opener against the Miami Marlins and Lindor's first home game in front of the..." April 08

  • Phillies’ Andrew McCutchen has something to prove at 34 — for those before him and after him

    The Athletic "Near the end of spring training, Andrew McCutchen was watching exhibition baseball on TV when something caught his wife’s attention. Cameron Maybin came to bat for the Cubs. “How many other guys,” Maria asked Andrew, “are your age or older that are in..." April 08

  • D-Backs place reliever Chris Devenski on restricted list, call up Anthony Swarzak

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-handed pitcher Chris Devenski on the restricted list ahead of Wednesday’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies. Manager Torey Lovullo said via Zoom that Devenski was placed on the list due to a personal issue, and could not provide further..." April 08

  • Baseball’s rich, colorful and (sometimes) profane history of the lineup card exchange

    The Athletic "The tone he would use, the unrelenting eye contact he would make, the instigating question he would ask, all of it by now had roamed for nearly half a day in the mind of a manager looking for a fight. For nearly three hours the night before, then-Reds skipper Bryan Price watched how the players..." April 08

  • MLB Prospect Watch: Tigers' Akil Baddoo, Reds' Jonathan India, Dodgers' Zach McKinstry off to hot starts

    CBS Sports "The minor-league schedule won't begin until May, but we're reviving Prospect Watch to coincide with the beginning of Major League Baseball's regular season. For those new to the feature, every Thursday we'll be highlighting something prospect-related. Sometimes it'll be..." April 08

  • 1 Iconic baseball card for every MLB team

    Sports Create "As part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Topps baseball cards, we’ve asked fans (as well as our staff) to submit their all-time favorite baseball cards, and we’ve broken them down by team. We’ll be revealing submissions regularly throughout the season, ranging..." April 08

  • Offseason In Review: Detroit Tigers

    MLB Trade Rumors "It was another offseason of short-term veteran additions for the Detroit Tigers. Major League Signings Jonathan Schoop, 2B: One year, $4.5MM Julio Teheran, RHP: One year, $3MM Nomar Mazara, OF: One year, $1.75MM (plus..." April 08

  • Mike Scioscia backs Angels fans who taunted Astros for cheating

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Scioscia is backing Los Angeles Angels fans who taunted the Houston Astros for cheating. The Angels on Monday began a series with their division rivals. It was the first time the teams met when fans could be present since the Astros were found guilty of cheating in the 2017..." April 08

  • Why Astros' strong start isn't surprising

    MLB.com "Everybody knows what the Astros did. This is about who they are. This is about who they were last October, when only their own fans were rooting for them to somehow make it back to the World Series, and about the way they’re still playing right now for a great old baseball man..." April 08

  • Under-the-radar MLB players who could break out in 2021

    Yardbarker "Baseball is finally back! After a long cold winter, it's time to enjoy America's pastime. While we've all been looking forward to seeing superstars like Francisco Lindor and Nolan Arenado in new cities, enjoying watching pitchers like Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole..." April 08

  • TV streaming wars roll into baseball season. Any hope for fans to see games soon?

    The Athletic "Baseball’s Opening Day is beloved for generating hope, reviving seasonal rhythms and reminding those in colder climates that spring is just around the corner. Historically, it has also served as the inflection date for disputes between cable companies and regional sports channels to come..." April 08

  • How Rougned Odor can benefit the Yankees

    MSN.com "It’s safe to say that when Rougned Odor was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers at the end of March, almost no one expected the Yankees to be interested. Fast-forward one week, and Odor is in the organization thanks to a trade that will keep all of..." April 08

  • How Diamondbacks' Matt Peacock went from the sawmill to the history books

    USA Today "Paw Paw and his RV, traveling 4 ½ days and 1,700 miles from Mobile, Alabama, will be proudly sitting at Chase Field on Friday at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ home opener. Harvey Morris, 78, isn’t about to miss the chance to see his grandson, new D-backs reliever Matt..." April 08

  • Rockies Sign Matt Adams to Minor League deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies recently signed first baseman Matt Adams to a minor-league deal. The slugging lefty has been assigned to Colorado’s alternate training site, per Kyle Newman of The Denver Post. Adams has played for the Cardinals, Nationals and Braves over the past nine..." April 08

  • Why Michael Kopech is the Chicago White Sox’ secret weapon in 2021

    Sportsnaut "Michael Kopech was once thought to be a key cornerstone on the Chicago White Sox’ pitching staff of the future. Unfortunately, he was forced to undergo Tommy John surgeryafter his first five MLB starts in 2018, and only recently returned to the hill.  After overcoming..." April 07

  • Should Dodgers Fans Be Nervous About Kenley Jansen?

    The Big Lead "It only took three appearances for Kenley Jansen to blow a save in 2021. That should make fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers extremely nervous.  On Wednesday, Jansen entered the bottom of the ninth inning against the Oakland A's with a 3-2 lead and was unable to hold..." April 07