• Tigers and Red Sox Could Ignite MLB With This Surprise Trade Involving Matthew Boyd

    12 Up "The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers are both sitting around twiddling their thumbs now that the MLB has officially postponed the start of the regular season due to the coronavirus. Rather than doing nothing, Boston could add an experienced lefty starter in Matthew Boyd via trade,..." March 30

  • Luxury Tax Status Will Not Reset If 2020 Season Is Cancelled

    Yardbarker "While Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have officially reached a deal on a temporary re-working of the collective bargaining agreement, the details are still filtering out. One key element of the coronavirus alteration is the role of the competitive balance..." March 30

  • Pirates' Jameson Taillon wouldn't want neutral-site World Series

    The Score "Major League Baseball is humoring a bunch of different ideas regarding the 2020 season in light of the coronavirus pandemic, and Pittsburgh Pirates ace Jameson Taillonisn't a big fan of the recent suggestion to play the championship games at a neutral site. "I..." March 30

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo discusses potential 'sprint' of short season

    CBS Sports "With Major League Baseball on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the specifics of the 2020 season remain up in the air. A full season seems unlikely, and a condensed version could mean playing lots of doubleheaders and/or extending the playoffs into the winter. In the case of the latter, that..." March 30

  • Could cascading effects of COVID-19 impact baseball returning to Montreal?

    Sportsnet "Surely, we are past the point now where we need to throw in a caveat in every sports story, explaining: “I know this doesn’t matter when people are dying, but…” And at our place, at least, we have emerged from a 14-day period of my self-isolation with an understanding..." March 30

  • Cubs and Mariners Could Ignite MLB With This Surprise Trade

    12 Up "With a lull, to say the least, in MLB action, there's no better time to conjure up trades that could help both sides of the deal immediately. Veteran for veteran. Hole filler for specialist. You know, some nice win-wins. With the Chicago Cubs' NL Central hopes pinned on..." March 30

  • Jim Edmonds has pneumonia, awaiting other results

    MLB.com " Former All-Star center fielder and current FOX Sports Midwest broadcaster Jim Edmonds shared on Instagram that he is feeling sick and underwent tests for COVID-19 (coronavirus) on Saturday morning. Edmonds posted an update on Saturday evening in a video from his home..." March 30

  • Aubrey Huff Goes Ballistic On TP Hoarders, 'I Hope Your A**holes Fall Off'

    TMZ "Ex-MLB star Aubrey Huff just LOST HIS MIND on people hoarding toilet paper during the coronavirus quarantine ... saying, straight-up, "I hope your a**holes fall off!!" And, yeah ... that's the LEAST offensive thing he said during the 25-second..." March 30

  • If 2020 season is cancelled, which teams would be hurt the most?

    Hardball Talk "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred recently expressed his optimistic outlook, saying that he hoped the league would begin “gearing back up” in May. That would put a regular season return potentially at the end of June or at some point in July. He expressed that the league may have to..." March 30

  • Twins and Phillies Could Ignite MLB With This Surprise Trade

    12 Up "The Philadelphia Phillies need outfield depth (and someone who can give Rhys Hoskins a breather every once in a while), and the Minnesota Twins are in eternal need of pitching depth. Therefore, with the MLB season in a semi-permanent delay, there's no better time than..." March 30

  • MLB managers on how they're helping team, family deal with pandemic

    ESPN "Dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is not only changing the fabric of Major League Baseball, but it's also redefining the role of major league managers. This global public health crisis has led to a shift in responsibilities in which the title "major league..." March 30

  • Why MLB should consider ties and other extra-inning tweaks in 2020 season

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has its sights set on playing games in 2020, and if and when games are played, we're probably headed toward a shortened season. And in an effort to get in as many games as possible, the season is sure to be a condensed one. Off days will be more limited, and..." March 30

  • Bryce Harper’s brother Bryan retires from baseball, is now a real estate agent

    Las Vegas Review Journal "On Sept. 20, 1960, Ted Williams hit a pitch from the Baltimore Orioles’ Jack Fisher into the bullpen at Boston’s Fenway Park for a home run in the final at-bat of the final game he would play. John Updike, the novelist, poet and literary critic, wrote about it to great acclaim for..." March 30

  • Mets' Pete Alonso tells Alex Rodriguez he wants to play until 40, be a good dad

    The Score "New York Mets first baseman and reigning National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso joined Alex Rodriguez on Instagram Live on Sunday to discuss a variety of topics, from baseball to food and more. A-Rod asked Alonso at one point what the..." March 30

  • 5 MLB Comeback Stories Sadly Halted Due to Delayed Baseball Season

    12 Up "Spring Training records don't matter one bit when it comes to what a team is going to look like come the regular season, but the eye test can tell you something. Player performances in Spring Training can help guide the outlook on what's to come in the regular season, and even..." March 30

  • 10 Players Switch Agencies

    MLB Trade Rumors "Agent Rafa Nieves’ newly-founded Republik Sports agency will represent several players formerly represented by Nieves at Wasserman.  A video published earlier today on Republik’s official Twitter feed reveals the names of 11 players who will continue to be represented..." March 30

  • What the MLB deal with players means for 2020 season and beyond

    ESPN "Following round-the-clock negotiations since the coronavirus outbreak postponed the beginning of the season, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association struck a deal Friday that outlined how the sport would proceed in the coming months. The players gained certainty that..." March 30

  • Bizarre Rule Says Rob Manfred Can Pick 2021 MLB Draft Order if 2020 Season is Cut Short

    12 Up "This week, Major League Baseball and its players' union came to terms on a series of spending cuts considered necessary to make up for lost revenue caused by postponements and inevitable cancellations of official league activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. Included on this list of..." March 29

  • Two Cubs Employees Test Positive For COVID-19

    MLB Trade Rumors "Two unnamed Cubs gameday employees have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times. One of those employees is recovering at home; the other is receiving hospital treatment, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports..." March 29

  • A's minor-league manager Garrison on ventilator due to COVID-19

    The Score "Longtime Oakland Athletics minor-league coach/manager Webster Garrison is battling COVID-19 and has been placed on a ventilator in Louisiana, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. When the A's learned Garrison had been diagnosed with..." March 29

  • Red Sox and Rangers Should Ignite MLB With This Surprise Trade

    12 Up "MLB games are currently on hold due to the spread of the coronavirus, which has put an effective stop to any sort of player movement, too. If the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers wanted to restart the rumor mill and improve their teams for whenever the season starts, they could swap..." March 29

  • Joey Gallo gets creative to keep up his hitting

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is getting creative in his attempts to keep his hitting skills sharp. Gallo shared a video on social media Saturday that showed him taking swings into a net indoors. He appeared to be swinging from inside his residence in a high-rise building in..." March 29

  • David Ortiz Embracing Quarantine by Playing Wiffleball With Son and Father

    12 Up "Baseball players young and old are finding all sorts of ways to cope with the need for quarantine in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Former Boston Red Sox superstar David Ortiz is using this time to train the next generation of star sluggers in his family. Ortiz was..." March 29

  • Diamondbacks, Robbie Ray Hadn’t Been Discussing Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "There won’t be any extension negotiations happening anytime soon around the baseball world, though even prior to the league shutdown, the Diamondbacks and left-hander Robbie Ray weren’t engaging in any talks about a new deal, the Athletic’s Zach..." March 29

  • Bartolo Colon hits insane pool trick shot

    Yardbarker "In these times of grave uncertainty, who better than Bartolo Colon to show us the way with grace and excellence … on the pool table that is.  The former Cy Young winner posted a video to Instagram on Saturday of his latest exploits.  " March 29

  • Photo of Aroldis Chapman Emerges and His Muscles Look Impossibly Huge

    12 Up "From playing MLB The Show to perfecting their pop-a-shot skills, MLB players have found all sorts of ways to keep themselves entertained during their coronavirus-induced sabbatical. New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, it would seem, has stayed busy by working out. A..." March 29

  • Clayton Kershaw: World Series in December would be 'a little iffy'

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw isn't crazy about the possibility of Major League Baseball extending its 2020 campaign into December because of the current work stoppage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "I think once you start getting into playing..." March 28

  • Carlos Correa Donates Over $500K In Medical Equipment To Houston Hospitals

    Sportsnaut "As the global community continues dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, countless people are stepping up to find ways to help everyone they can. Now, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is stepping up by donating more than $500,000 in medical equipment to the city. Correa announced..." March 28

  • Ex-Astros Player Evan Gattis Calls Out Mike Fiers For Being A Snitch With Custom Cup

    Total Pro Sports "Even though it was Mike Fiers who set off the entire investigation into the Houston Astros who somewhat got punished for their actions in a major sign-stealing scandal that rocked baseball, none of the players have elected to go after their former teammate for running his mouth to the..." March 28

  • Meghan King Edmonds’ ex Jim Edmonds hospitalized and undergoing testing for coronavirus

    The Sun "Jim, 49, revealed on Instagram Saturday that he is currently in the hospital and has been tested for COVID-19. He captioned a photo wearing a mask in a hospital bed: “Held off as long as I could. I thought I was tough enough to get through. “This virus..." March 28

  • Yankees Manager Aaron Boone Reveals Why He's No Longer as Angry at the Astros Over Cheating Scandal

    12 Up "The New York Yankees have fallen victim to the Houston Astros twice in the past three seasons, both times in the ALCS. Manager Aaron Boone, like other members of the Yankees, was livid when news of the Astros' cheating scandal was made public. However, in the light..." March 28

  • Five ways MLB can squeeze extra regular season games into the schedule after coronavirus pandemic

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid May, and that remains subject to..." March 28

  • Agent Scott Boras says MLB draft limits send 'wrong message'

    ESPN "Agent Scott Boras believes the agreement reached between Major League Baseball and the players' union "sends the wrong message" when it comes to possibly shortening the draft and limiting the financial pool for amateur players. Under terms of the agreement, MLB..." March 28

  • Korean Baseball Team Playing in Masks is Strange and Frightening to See

    12 Up "We're living in one of the strangest times in sports history. The COVID-19 pandemic has halted all major sports leagues in the United States for the time being, but it seems South Korea is a little more willing to move forward. The Lotte Giants played an instasquad game this..." March 28

  • Commish for a day: Fixing MLB's major malfunctions

    The Score "Implement universal DH I'm sorry, Dad, but National League baseball is plainly inferior, and it's only a matter of time before MLB tacitly acknowledges that fact and implements the long-overdue universal designated hitter. As a group, pitchers hit .128/.160/.162 in..." March 28

  • Red Sox grow part-time relief pool to $1.5 million, include Aramark vendors

    Boston "The Red Sox decided that concessions workers at Fenway are part of the Red Sox family after all. The 1,000-plus game-day employees of Aramark, the concessionaire sub-contracted by the team to sell hot dogs and beer, mix drinks, and keep suites stocked at Fenway Park will now be able..." March 28

  • Mets’ Steven Matz staying ready for time when baseball returns

    New York Post "There was no baseball on Thursday, when the Mets had been scheduled to open their season against the Nationals at Citi Field. But Steven Matz still wanted a bit of normalcy, so he played catch near his Nashville, Tenn., home with teammate Brad Brach. Beyond the..." March 28

  • 4 Legendary Mariano Rivera Saves Yankee Fans Need to Relive During Delayed MLB Season

    12 Up "With the MLB season suspended, it's allowed fans to re-visit some of baseball's greatest moments. A man who was no stranger to making history is the all-time saves leader and New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera. Rivera recorded a total of 694 saves between..." March 28

  • Some players wear masks during Korean Baseball game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Korean Baseball Organization gave a glimpse of how different life is around the world these days. MyKBO.net’s Dan Kurtz shared video on Twitter Friday night of an instrasquad scrimmage for the Lotte Giants. He pointed out that some players were wearing masks while..." March 28

  • Baseball Question of the Day: Who’d you think would be a star but wasn’t?

    Hardball Talk "Today’s question is about those guys we thought would be the next big thing but, for whatever reason, weren’t. The players we thought would be stars but ended up average Joes. Or, perhaps, somewhat less-than-average Joes. In this I’m not looking for the tragic cases..." March 28

  • Latest On MLB Plans For Team Employees

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve been learning quite a bit about Major League Baseball’s coronavirus plans involving players, whose relationships with the league are conditioned upon a collective bargaining agreement. But teams also employ quite a few other personnel under rather different terms. It..." March 28

  • Timeline of Astros' Lack of Accountability Over Sign-Stealing Will Infuriate You in Quarantine

    12 Up "The MLB season might take a while to get going due to the coronavirus pandemic delaying the start of the 2020 campaign, but that absence shouldn't extinguish the burning anger that most baseball fans have for the Houston Astros. Not only were they found guilty of using..." March 28

  • Footage From World Series Shows Nationals Broadcaster Thought Astros Were Stealing Signs

    Total Pro Sports "One team that is benefiting from Major League Baseball possibly having to move their opening day further out in the year are the Houston Astros who were just getting a minor display of what they will be dealing with for 81 road games in 2020. Then the coronavirus came in and basically..." March 27

  • Wilpons still trying to sell Mets despite coronavirus impact on economy

    Hardball Talk "The Athletic’s Daniel Kaplan reports that Fred and Jeff Wilpon are still interested in trying to find buyers for the Mets. Kaplan says that Allen & Co., a firm retained by the Wilpons in an advisory role, has been making calls to get a picture of the potential..." March 27

  • Tony Clark: Teams won't pay luxury tax if season is canceled

    The Score "Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark shed some more light on Friday's deal with the league that addresses issues the 2020 season may face due to the coronavirus pandemic. Clark said the luxury tax won't be enforced if the season is..." March 27

  • Extension Talks Halted During Roster Freeze

    The Union Journal "We simply concluded a collection of articles concerning possible extension prospects, with component of the property being that the recurring MLB time out can manage chances for settlements. But that will not be feasible under the regards to the Bob Nightengale of UNITED STATES Today..." March 27

  • MLB Rosters Frozen; Conditions Set For Resumption Of Play

    Yardbarker "As anticipated, an agreement regarding the coronavirus-driven suspension of the 2020 season has resulted in a freezing of MLB rosters, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports on Twitter. A date for the resumption of transactions will be set in the future. As part of their..." March 27

  • MLBPA chief Tony Clark says 'no door is closed' for playing the 2020 All-Star Game after COVID-19 pandemic

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least mid-May, and that remains subject to..." March 27

  • Donald Trump asked Alex Rodriguez for advice on fighting coronavirus

    Hardball Talk "Noted sports fan Donald Trump reportedly reached out to Alex Rodriguez to seek advice on the fight against coronavirus. No, seriously. A-Rod, who is not a medical professional, spent a long chunk of his career with Trump’s beloved Yankees and has become a fixture in the New York..." March 27

  • Padres Release Gordon Beckham

    Michigan Live "Former Detroit Tigers utility man Gordon Beckham was released by the San Diego Padres earlier this month. The news was just posted on the transactions wire this week. Beckham, 33, spent all of last year as a Tigers’ backup infielder, posting a .643 OPS in 240..." March 27