• Mike Shildt admits some philosophical differences in Cards departure

    The Athletic "In his first comments since his firing was announced on Thursday, former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt admitted multiple factors, including differing opinions on the use of analytics, played a part in his departure from the organization. “There is merit (to those factors)”..." October 17

  • David Stearns May Have Vesting Option For 2023

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the Mets continue their search for a new president of baseball operations, they may have to change tack, according to Andy Martino of SNY. It has long been reported that the top tier of their preferred candidates included Theo Epstein, Billy Beane and David Stearns. Martino reports that..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball to require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022

    ESPN "Amid mounting pressure from players and advocacy groups, Major League Baseball will require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022, sources told ESPN. While MLB has yet to outline its plan formally, six team officials told ESPN they are starting to prepare..." October 17

  • Ranking the Worst MLB Playoff Collapses of All Time

    Bleacher Report "No MLB postseason series lead is safe. According to Matt Kelly of MLB.com, there have been 14 instances in history when a team has blown a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series. Those 14 losing teams make up our list of contenders for the title of worst playoff collapse in MLB..." October 17

  • Chris Taylor says crucial baserunning error was 'bad read'

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Braves started off the National League Championship Series with a bang by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, in Game 1 via a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning from Austin Riley. But Los Angeles had an opportunity to score a go-ahead run of its own..." October 17

  • David Ortiz Says Barry Bonds Is Best Baseball Player Ever, Belongs In HOF

    TMZ "It ain't Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays ... no, according to David Ortiz, the greatest baseball player ever is Barry Bonds. The Red Sox legend made the claim to TMZ Sports out in Beverly Hills this week ... saying Bonds is his..." October 17

  • Max Scherzer not keen on openers: Fans 'want to see starting pitchers'

    The Score "Max Scherzer isn't a fan of bullpen games. "From a fan's perspective and baseball as a whole," Scherzer said Saturday, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. "If you look at it more from the game outside and say, 'Is this something..." October 17

  • Alex Rodriguez has message for the ‘analytics people’ in MLB

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez had a message for the “analytics people” in MLB on Saturday. Kiké Hernandez has been on fire this postseason. He hit two home runs in Game 1 of the ALCS and another homer in Game 2 on Saturday. He entered Game 2 of the ALCS batting .500 in the..." October 17

  • What fixing Yankees’ shortstop problem truly comes down to

    New York Post "Recently, I was discussing the issues besetting the Yankees with a top baseball-operations official from another team. The executive let me prattle a bit then essentially did the sport’s version of talking an insane person off a ledge: “You are overcomplicating this. They..." October 17

  • MLB Players Recently Electing Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the offseason gets underway, players around baseball continue to elect minor league free agency.  While the threshold for big league free agency (six-plus years of Major League service time) is well known, there are several methods of qualifying for minor league free agency.  The..." October 17

  • Top Offseason Issues for Giants, White Sox, Rays, Brewers After MLB Playoff Exit

    Bleacher Report "Two teams that won 100-plus games failed to advance to their respective league championship series, while a pair of wild cards and an 88-game division winner still have World Series chances. It seems less than ideal, but it was always understood either the San Francisco Giants or Los..." October 16

  • Billy Beane appears to not want the Mets job

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets’ search for a new team president looks to have missed out on all of its top targets. Jon Heyman of MLB Network first reported Friday that the Mets were receiving “no encouraging signs” from Oakland’s Billy Beane about taking on the role of..." October 16

  • Yankees Have Options With Joey Gallo

    MLB Trade Rumors "Joey Gallo has long been one of the most inconsistent stars in baseball. If you see him on the right day, he’s a surefire MVP, a towering power hitter with surprising range in the outfield. He looks like a designated hitter, but he can passably cover centerfield. See him on..." October 16

  • Despite being part of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, Carlos Correa should hit it big in free agency

    The Athletic "So who is worth more, Francisco Lindor or Carlos Correa? Oh, I know. Lindor signed a $341 million extension with the Mets because the team’s new owner, Steve Cohen, wanted to make a splash, show his fans he was willing to spend big. I can hear rival..." October 16

  • Red Sox Become 1st Team in MLB History with 2 Grand Slams in Postseason Game

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox made history early in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Saturday. Thanks to J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers, the Red Sox became the first team in MLB history to hit two grand slams in a postseason game. October 16

  • Corey Knebel to start NLCS Game 1 instead of Max Scherzer

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, the club announced. Max Scherzer was expected to toe the rubber for the series opener but came out of the bullpen to close out Game 5 of..." October 16

  • 'I blame Fox': Dusty Baker says network responsible for mid-interview homer against Astros

    USA Today "Dusty Baker lived a modern manager’s nightmare on Friday night: Conducting a live TV interview while the opposition dealt his club a crushing blow. The Houston Astros manager, never a dull conversationalist, was live on Fox when Boston’s Kiké Hernandez crushed a..." October 16

  • Previewing The 2021-22 Free Agent Class: Corner Outfield

    MLB Trade Rumors "With the League Championship Series having kicked off tonight, we’re moving ever closer to the offseason. With free agency approaching, MLBTR has taken a position-by-position look at the options who’ll be available on the open market. Today, we turn our attention to the..." October 16

  • Nate Diaz Says He Wants To Throw First Pitch At A Giants Game, Better Than Conor McGregor!

    TMZ "S.F. fans might be hurting right now, but there's something to look forward to for next season ... 'cause UFC star Nate Diaz says he wants to throw out the first pitch at a Giants game -- and put Conor McGregor's toss to shame!! Of course, Diaz's nemesis..." October 16

  • Carter Hawkins Officially Hired as Cubs GM After 14 Seasons with Cleveland

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Cubs have named Carter Hawkins their 16th general manager in franchise history, the club announced Friday.  Hawkins spent 14 seasons with Cleveland in various roles, including the past five as the club's assistant general manager.  October 15

  • Tom Ricketts: Cubs Will Be “Active” In Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Three full offseasons have elapsed since the Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year contract, and the only multi-year arrangement they’ve signed with a free agent in the offseasons since was a two-year, $5MM deal to utilityman Daniel Descalso. Even including the in-season..." October 15

  • David Ortiz Says Don't Blame Aaron Boone For Yankees' Woes

    TMZ "David Ortiz has a message for all of the Yankees' fans blaming Aaron Boone for their disappointing season -- STOP IT. TMZ Sports got the Boston Red Sox legend out in Beverly Hills this week to talk about his old rival's team ... and he made it clear, Boone..." October 15

  • David Stearns: Me and my family are happy in Milwaukee

    The Score "David Stearns doesn't sound like somebody who wants to leave the Milwaukee Brewers. "I'm happy here," the Brewers president of baseball operations said Friday during his end-of-season news conference, according to Tim Healey of Newsday. "My family is..." October 15

  • Max Scherzer plans to 'party first,' then likely start NLCS Game 1

    Yardbarker "Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer picked up the first save of his decorated career to secure the Los Angeles Dodgers a spot in the National League Championship Series. Less than two days after those late-game heroics, Scherzer is expected to be on the mound again for Game 1..." October 15

  • For Gabe Kapler and the Giants, a brutal ending doesn’t change the big picture

    The Athletic "Nope. Gabe Kapler wasn’t going to do it. He refused. The bait was there for the taking. Righteous indignation firmly on his side. But by the time he got to the postgame podium, the frustration had subsided. The big-picture perspective had already kicked in after what he..." October 15

  • Three steps the White Sox need to take before the 2022 season, including re-signing Carlos Rodón

    CBS Sports "In some ways, the 2021 season was a success for the Chicago White Sox. They notched a second straight winning season and a second straight trip to the playoffs. As well, the Sox claimed their first division title since 2008. As well, their 93 wins this season is the most since their..." October 15

  • Nationals Expected To Hire Darnell Coles As Hitting Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals are planning to hire Darnell Coles to be their next hitting coach, reports Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. Should the two sides eventually finalize a contract, Coles would replace Kevin Long, who departed to become the Phillies’ hitting coach earlier this week. Coles..." October 15

  • Cardinals ‘blindsided’ Mike Shildt with firing

    The Athletic "Just a few hours before the Cardinals wrapped up their 17th consecutive win and clinched the most unlikely of playoff berths, Paul Goldschmidt took the field for his pregame routine before batting practice. Usually stoic and focused, Goldschmidt was in a lighter mood than months prior, much..." October 15

  • Dodgers-Giants botched check swing call draws explanation from Gabe Morales

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants NLDS had a rather unceremonious conclusion. While the Dodgers seemed to have the game in hand, as San Francisco’s Wilmer Flores was down to his last strike against Max Scherzer in the bottom of the ninth, it was an umpire’s..." October 15

  • Gabe Kapler disappointed, not angry after controversial check swing

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Gabe Kapler has managed 227 games with the Giants and has yet to be ejected. He doesn't really criticize anyone after games, especially not umpires. But there was no avoiding discussing a call after the 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers that ended the Giants' season. The..." October 15

  • Gabe Morales' Wikipedia page changed after controversial NLDS call

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Make a bad call in a win-or-go-home postseason game, and the fans will hold you accountable the only way they know how. Through the power of ... Wikipedia?  .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid..." October 15

  • Yankees left to watch ALCS with rivals back on top after cheating scandals

    New York Post "“This should be an offensive series,” Dusty Baker said Thursday at Minute Maid Park, so apparently the Houston manager counts mind-reading among his considerable talents. After all, could anything be more offensive, more nightmarish, to the Yankees and their fans than an..." October 15

  • Dodgers beat rival Giants in winner-take-all Game 5 NLDS thriller to advance to NLCS

    USA Today "It was a 24-round heavyweight prize fight in spikes, a tape-measure finish after a six-month marathon, and by the end of the night, the Los Angeles Dodgers were the last ones standing. The Dodgers were weary and utterly exhausted, but they hung on Thursday night to finally depose..." October 15

  • Ranking the Cardinals' four best manager candidates to replace fired Mike Shildt

    Sporting News "Mike Shildt is out as the Cardinals manager, fired during a Thursday morning meeting with John Mozeliak, the club’s president of baseball operations.  It was a surprise to Shildt, as characterized by Mozeliak, who cited “philosophical..." October 14

  • White Sox manager Tony La Russa will not be returning to Cardinals

    Clutch Points "The St. Louis Cardinals dropped a bombshell on Thursday by firing manager Mike Shildt, who had one year remaining on his current deal. The club said it boiled down to “philosophical differences”. Take it for what you will, but by no surprise, Cardinals fans will be..." October 14

  • Dodgers tab Corey Knebel for Game 5 start against Giants

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed reliever Corey Knebel will start Thursday's Game 5 against the San Francisco Giants. The Giants already tabbed right-hander Logan Webb for the do-or-die contest. The winner will move on to face..." October 14

  • Latest On Rockies’ Offseason Strategy

    MLB Trade Rumors "It wasn’t that long ago that many thought Jon Gray’s days in Colorado were over. In July. With the team outside the playoff hunt, armchair wisdom suggested trading Gray at the deadline, but all accounts suggest they were more than comfortable keeping the big righty in Denver...." October 14

  • In stunning move, Cardinals have fired manager Mike Shildt

    STL Sports Page "Sources have told STLSportsPage.com that Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has been fired. Shildt was informed in a phone call on Friday morning from John Mozeliak, the team’s president of baseball operations, that he was being let go after three and a half years as the team’s..." October 14

  • Best and Worst Landing Spots for MLB's Top 5 Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "When the 2021 Major League Baseball postseason concludes in a few weeks, suitors will start lining up for one of the best free-agent classes in recent memory. It'll be up to those free agents to choose their next homes wisely. October 14

  • Diamondbacks Claim Zack Burdi Off Waivers From Orioles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks have claimed reliever Zack Burdi off waivers from the Orioles, both clubs announced. Baltimore also announced that reliever Travis Lakins Sr. has cleared waivers and been outrighted off the 40-man roster. Arizona’s 40-man roster is up to 38, while..." October 14

  • Here are 5 offseason moves that could aim the Yankees in the right direction

    The Athletic "The New York Yankees finished the regular season with a 92-70 record — eight games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays — before losing 6-2 to the Boston Red Sox in the wild-card game last week. It has now been 12 years since the team last won a world championship and the fans are..." October 14

  • How Carlos Correa sees possible fit with Cubs this winter

    NBC Sports Chicago "It was hours after the game on a late-May afternoon at Wrigley Field nine years ago, when the long-quiet ballpark suddenly came alive again with the noise of crack after crack after crack of the bat — and clank after clank of balls hitting seats in the bleachers of left, center and right..." October 14

  • Jose Iglesias names himself official 'chauffeur' of home run laundry cart

    CBS Sports "A year after placing last in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox claimed an ALDS win over the Tampa Bay Rays to reach the ALCS. The team made that jump with a tradition it began during last year's pandemic-shortened season: the home run laundry cart.  Each..." October 14

  • Gavin Lux responds to becoming a meme for Game 3 reaction

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers utility man Gavin Lux inadvertently made himself a meme during the team’s Game 3 loss on Monday. He may not have enjoyed the circumstances, but the good news is he’s not bothered by the jokes. Lux’s stunned reaction memorably summed up a lot..." October 14

  • Ron Washington? Buck Showalter? Breaking down possible Mets managerial candidates.

    Yahoo! Sports "Round and round and round we go. For the fifth time in a five-year span, the Mets are searching for another manager. Following Terry Collins’ stretch at the helm from 2011-17, the Mets have gone through three managers and recorded losing records in three of their last four..." October 14

  • The Astros' secret is one many World Series winners share

    The Score "The Houston Astros have a secret sauce. No, it's not banging on a trash can, though Chicago White Sox pitcher Ryan Tepera remains suspicious. The Astros' crucial ingredient is actually pretty straightforward and tied to some of the most fundamental concepts of the game: When..." October 14

  • Padres Looked Into Anthony Rizzo Trade At Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres’ trade deadline explorations included some talks with the Cubs about first baseman Anthony Rizzo, The Athletic’s Dennis Lin writes as part of a reader mailbag.  It isn’t known how far negotiations might have developed between the two sides, and the Cubs..." October 14

  • How Christian Yelich is holding back the Milwaukee Brewers

    Sportsnaut "Yes, the Milwaukee Brewers’ offense laid a collective egg in the playoffs. In fact, they laid two eggs in their National League Division Series matchup with the Atlanta Braves, scoring zero runs in their Game 2 and 3 losses. At the end of the day, though, there’s one..." October 14

  • 10 Offseason Moves Shaping the 2021 MLB Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "The MLB offseason is a golden opportunity for teams to add missing pieces, plugging the holes that kept them from achieving the ultimate goal the previous year. Whether it's a splashy free-agent signing, a blockbuster trade or an under-the-radar move that pays major dividends,..." October 14

  • Marcus Thames, Phil Nevin out as Yankees coaches

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are replacing hitting coach Marcus Thames and third base coach Phil Nevin after a rocky 2021 season, according to multiple reports. Thames, who played for the Yankees in 2010, had been the hitting coach for the last four seasons under manager Aaron Boone. The offense under..." October 14