• MLB Presenting Economic Plan To MLBPA Today

    USA Today "Major League Baseball owners approved a plan Tuesday that will be sent to the Major League Baseball Players Association in the afternoon, formally opening negotiations on the key economic issues for the season to start by the weekend of July 4. The plan, three persons with..." May 26

  • Oakland A's Will Have 'Widespread' Furloughs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Athletics are set to become the latest MLB franchise to furlough several employees because of lost revenue from the coronavirus pandemic. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported there will be "widespread" cuts across the organization, and..." May 26

  • Tampa Bay Rays open Tropicana Field for limited workouts

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Rays opened Tropicana Field to limited workouts on Monday, with 14 players, including outfielder Austin Meadows and shortstop Willy Adames, taking part. "It was good to see some smiling faces," Rays manager Kevin Cash said on a video..." May 26

  • Craft Brewery in New Jersey Creates Beer to Solely Troll the Astros and We Need More of it

    12 Up "Departed Soles Brewing Company in New Jersey is as upset with the Houston Astros brazenly cheating their way to two AL Pennants in three years as the rest of baseball fans, and they've taken their frustration to new heights. The brewery created a special new IPA to show..." May 26

  • Jennifer Lopez Talks Postponing Her Wedding to Alex Rodriguez

    E News "Jennifer Lopez is opening up about postponing her wedding. During her virtual visit to TODAY on Tuesday, the "Jenny From The Block" singer shared how she and fiancé Alex Rodriguez came to the "disappointing" decision to postpone..." May 26

  • Former MLB Players In NPB: Japan Pacific League

    MLB Trade Rumors "Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball is targeting a June 19 Opening Day. As is the case with the Korea Baseball Organization, the league has plenty of recognizable names for MLB fans to follow as we await the return of baseball in North America. NPB is larger than the KBO (12 teams..." May 26

  • Should MLB allow trades during 2020 season?

    CBS Sports "For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic forced Major League Baseball to shut its doors two months ago, there appears to be momentum toward launching the 2020 baseball season. MLB and the MLBPA are currently working through several shutdown-related issues, chief among them..." May 26

  • White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease: I was 'very exposed' to COVID-19 in April

    Yahoo! Sports "For most of April, while baseball was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease was back home in Georgia, preparing for a possible baseball season but also bracing for what he felt was coming next. The coronavirus very likely..." May 26

  • Jung-ho Kang pledges to donate KBO salary to charity

    Yonhap News Agency "In a bid to atone for his checkered past, former major leaguer Kang Jung-ho has promised to donate his salary to charities should he sign with a South Korean ball club. A source close to Kang told Yonhap News Agency on Tuesday that Kang, a former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder, made..." May 26

  • Joe Maddon is 66 and Dave Roberts had cancer. Is it safe for them to manage now?

    Los Angeles Times "His earned-run average, groundball percentage and strikeout-to-walk ratio are only a few of the numbers that will determine whether sinker-ball specialist Scott Alexander sticks with the Dodgers if baseball is able to launch a pandemic-shortened season. Alexander’s..." May 26

  • What if the Mets signed Alex Rodriguez? Inside the big 2000 decision

    New York Post "The Mets had just played their most significant games in 14 years when general manager Steve Phillips faced a potential addition problem that didn’t equate. It was weeks after the historic Subway World Series between the Mets and Yankees in 2000, and the biggest free agent on..." May 26

  • Howie Kendrick: Astros couldn't take out Nationals 'even with them cheating'

    The Score "Washington Nationals veteran infielder Howie Kendrick isn't letting the Houston Astros' illegal sign-stealing scheme be forgotten amid baseball's ongoing hiatus. Kendrick reflected Sunday on the Nationals' postseason run, which culminated in the..." May 25

  • Boston Red Sox honor veterans with Memorial Day tribute in an empty Fenway Park

    USA Today "On any other Memorial Day, most Major League Baseball teams would have held pregame ceremonies and worn special uniforms on Monday to honor American service members who gave their lives for their country. But on a day without baseball -- or any other major sports --..." May 25

  • Dodgers Reopening Stadium and Spring Training Facilities

    12 Up "There's still a ways to go in reconciling the position of MLB players and the demands of the owners when it comes to sussing out finances for the 2020 season, but we just witnessed a solid step forward in the march to real, live baseball that should not go..." May 25

  • A Standout’s Unusual Path To D.C.

    MLB Trade Rumors "Since he made his major league debut in 2015, Trea Turner has established himself as one of the reigning World Series champion Nationals’ most valuable players. A second baseman and then a center fielder at the beginning of his career, Turner took over as the Nationals’..." May 25

  • Manny Ramirez once called for time with 1 hand ... & hit a HR

    MLB.com "Manny Ramirez was already a superstar by high school. Scouts wrote that the Washington Heights senior had "big-time power" with the ability to hit 400-500 home runs (He'd end up hitting 555). He batted .650 with 14 dingers in just 22 games his final year. His swing was..." May 25

  • Revisiting Forgotten MLB Trade Rumors from the Last 10 Years

    Bleacher Report "While much of MLB's history has been shaped by trades that did happen, we shouldn't underestimate the influence of trades that didn't happen. Heck, there are 10 examples we can think of just from the 2010s alone. This involved digging up trade rumors..." May 25

  • MLB players may be open to deferring 2020 salary payments

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2020 Major League Baseball season remains in serious jeopardy as owners and players try to work out a pay structure, but the players may be open to making one concession that they did not agree to back in March. MLB is set to present players with a new economic proposal this week,..." May 25

  • Vin Scully: MLB return would be 1st sign 'we're on the comeback trail'

    SI "Vin Scully has seen baseball play through World War II under orders from President Roosevelt to serve as a salve for an anxious country. He has seen it return from divisive labor stoppages, including one that wiped out the World Series. He has seen it return from the terrorist attacks of 9/11..." May 25

  • Denard Span On His Future

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Denard Span had been selected as an outfielder for the United States for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. That team would assemble in late July and head off to compete in the Olympic tournament starting Aug. 13. Span had played 12 games as a Twins rookie in April when Michael Cuddyer was..." May 25

  • MLB's first Memorial Day without games in 140 years ends history-filled streak of holiday baseball

    CBS Sports "On May 30, 1871, the Boston Red Stockings featuring the Wright brothers, Harry and George, and Al Spalding outlasted 19-year-old Cap Anson and the Rockford Forest Citys by a score of 11-10. That was the lone game on the docket for the fledgling National Association, which would disband after..." May 25

  • Brodie Van Wagenen will forever be linked to GM Mets passed up

    New York Post "The Mets should be two months into the regular season, which may have provided some clarity about how Brodie Van Wagenen’s tenure as general manager was going. After being hired away from Creative Artists Agency prior to last season, Van Wagenen said, “I..." May 25

  • June 1 remains a pivotal date in MLB negotiations

    Yardbarker "As talks continue about the possibility of the 2020 season getting underway, “the greatest differences between the players and owners, for now, remain economic,” Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic write (subscription required) in their latest update on the..." May 25

  • KBO Issues One-Year Suspension To Jung Ho Kang For Prior DUI Arrests

    Yonhap News Agency "Former major league infielder Kang Jung-ho, seeking a return to the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) under the cloud of multiple drunk driving cases, received a one-year suspension from the South Korean league on Monday. During its disciplinary committee meeting, the KBO also ordered..." May 25

  • MLB, players prepared to move in negotiations with 2020 season on the line

    NBC Sports Chicago "Will there be baseball in 2020? Behind the scenes, both Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are prepared to amend, if slightly, their previously reported stances in their ongoing financial dispute in an effort to come together and open the door..." May 25

  • Pitching staffs facing the most risk in return to play

    Boston Globe "Questions about COVID-19 safety protocols are the most significant but not the sole health concerns that baseball will confront in a potential 2020 season. As an orthopedist who regularly repairs shredded elbows and who serves as the head physician of the Yankees, Chris..." May 25

  • Eric Byrnes Blasts MLB's Public CBA Feud

    TMZ ""I don't give two sh*ts about your collective bargaining agreement and neither does anybody else right now!" That's former MLB star Eric Byrnes going IN on players and owners for their roles in a nasty, public CBA feud ... telling TMZ Sports he..." May 25

  • Rays eager to get back to work but not too hard at first

    Tampa Bay Times "For much of the two-plus months since spring training was shut down, Rays coaches have been trying to find a balance in ways to keep their players fit and active. Now with workouts resuming Monday at the Trop, albeit on a limited basis, in anticipation of a second “spring..." May 25

  • Nationals’ World Series rings include Baby Shark engraving

    Larry Brown Sports "Baby Shark was a big part of the Washington Nationals’ World Series run, so it only makes sense that it appears on the ring in some form. The Nationals released the design of their championship rings on Sunday as part of a video. " May 25

  • Japanese baseball to return on June 19 without fans

    The Score "Japanese baseball will return on June 19 without fans, Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Atsushi Saito announced Monday, according to The Associated Press. Saito's announcement comes after the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and Hokkaido by Prime Minister..." May 25

  • The next Marcus Stroman? Stro might think so

    MLB.com "Duke right-hander Bryce Jarvis used a big start to his junior season to catapult himself into first-round consideration. Here are 10 facts you should know about MLB Pipeline’s 25th-ranked Draft prospect. • Jarvis is hoping to make some Blue Devils history, as only one..." May 24

  • Billy Martin Apologizes to Reporter He Punched: This Day in Sports History

    The Big Lead "The relationship between sports reporters and coaches isn't quite as intimate as it used to be. For instance, did you know former Yankees player and manager Billy Martin once beat up a journalist in the luxury box of a minor-league basketball game? Ah, the good ol'..." May 24

  • Noah Syndergaard to suing New York City landlord: 'See you in court pal'

    ESPN "New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard is recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he is still able to throw fire on Twitter, telling a New York City landlord suing him over unpaid rent, "See you in court pal." According to a federal lawsuit, obtained by..." May 24

  • Chipper Jones Rips Millionare MLB Players 'B****ing' While People Are Out Of Work

    Total Pro Sports "Chipper Jones is losing hope that Major League Baseball will have a 2020 season due to the growing divide between team owners and players. The Atlanta Braves legend then called out everybody involved for their complaints while regular folks are out of work and facing real..." May 24

  • Let’s Not Forget About Franchy Cordero

    MLB Trade Rumors "With high-profile signings like Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado and a superlative farm system that has produced standout rookies like Chris Paddack and Fernando Tatis Jr., the Padres have begun to return to relevancy after a stretch of seasons spent in..." May 24

  • Watch Nats unveil championship rings today

    MLB.com "The World Series rings are like the cherry on top of the baseball victory sundae. After facing uncertainty because of the pandemic as to how and when the Nationals would commemorate their 2019 World Series championship, the team will hold a virtual ring design unveiling Sunday at 7..." May 24

  • Where MLB, MLBPA talks stand

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball and the Players Association are deep in negotiations surrounding a return-to-play plan for the 2020 season. MLB was supposed to have Opening Day in March, but the spread of COVID-19 forced the league to suspend operations in the middle of spring training. Now the two sides..." May 24

  • 5 MLB teams most likely to surprise this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB season looks like it will be played in some form, which is good news for teams who had high hopes for the 2020 season. Multiple teams have put the pieces in place to have a very good season — sometimes in a way that will defy expectations. Here are five MLB teams that..." May 24

  • Pirates' Keone Kela: Close contact 'inevitable' during games

    The Score "Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Keone Kela is confident the 2020 season will be played, though he's unsure whether Major League Baseball's proposed social-distancing measures will work. "It's hard to do because if you hit a single, you're standing..." May 24

  • The closest MVP votes in history

    MLB.com "Everybody loves a great debate come MLB awards season in November, and perhaps none more than the most prestigious honor of them all. The MVP Awards for the American and National Leagues have been overseen by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America since 1931 and are voted..." May 24

  • Have The Royals Found Another Rule 5 Gem?

    MLB Trade Rumors "After selecting Joakim Soria out of the Padres’ farm system in the 2006 Rule 5 Draft, it could be argued that the Royals are still in the “playing with house money” honeymoon phase of the Rule 5 process.  After all, even landing a Rule 5 player who can stick on..." May 24

  • MLB, MLBPA expected to compromise on salary, financial matters

    Larry Brown Sports "The disconnect between MLB and the MLBPA has some concerned that a lack of deal on player salaries and other financial issues could completely wipe out the 2020 season. Apparently, those in the game know that’s not an option. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, there is a..." May 23

  • Dizzy Dean came out of the broadcast booth to pitch

    MLB.com "Forget Jordan returning from retirement -- twice. Ignore Andy Pettite’s return to the Bronx. And don’t even think about Gronk’s upcoming reunion with Tom Brady. Dizzy Dean had the chance to be the greatest to ever come back from retirement. It has less to do with the..." May 23

  • The Rays Left An Asset Unprotected And A Division Rival Noticed

    MLB Trade Rumors "It’s no secret that the Baltimore Orioles need pitching. While GM Mike Elias and company work on building a development pipeline, the O’s are spending a lot of time scouring other organizations for excess talent to skim off the top.  Take 30-year-old..." May 23

  • Angels Blasted For Furloughing Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno is worth an estimated $3.3 billion in cold-hard cash. He’s among the elite who have actually benefited from an economic standpoint during the ongoing global pandemic. Despite this, the Angels have decided to furlough..." May 23

  • Carl Crawford Breaks Silence on Drowning Victims At His Home

    TMZ "Carl Crawford is ready to talk about the double drowning that occurred at his home -- and his first words are ones of regret and remorse for the victims. The former Dodger star turned record label executive took to social media this weekend to reflect on the fatal accident that..." May 23

  • Mets' Noah Syndergaard sued for allegedly skipping out on rent for NYC penthouse apartment

    USA Today "New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been sued by his New York landlord, who claims Syndergaard did not pay rent on the lower Manhattan penthouse he was planning to live in during the 2020 season, according to a federal lawsuit obtained by USA TODAY..." May 23

  • These fringe contenders could benefit from an expanded MLB playoff field in 2020

    CBS Sports "We don't yet know the finalized specifics of what the 2020 MLB season will look like, assuming it comes to pass. However, we do know that a larger playoff field is highly likely.  In the expanded wild card era, MLB has handed out 10 postseason berths per season --..." May 23

  • Nationals postpone virtual ring ceremony over player disapproval

    Larry Brown Sports "A very strangely-planned Washington Nationals virtual ring ceremony won’t go ahead as scheduled after players objected to some aspects of it. The Nationals originally intended to hand out rings as part of a virtual ceremony over the weekend. However, only a handful of players..." May 23

  • The day Shawn Green went wild at the plate

    MLB.com "History was made on May 23, 2002, a Thursday afternoon getaway day at Miller Park. When the dust settled from a 16-3 Dodgers blowout of the Brewers, right fielder Shawn Green had produced a box score line for the ages: 6-for-6 with a modern record-tying six runs scored, a..." May 23