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  • 8 potential MLB trade chips who've gotten hot "With eight weeks remaining until the Trade Deadline, clubs around the Majors are dispatching scouts to watch players at every level. A number of potential trade candidates are rewarding those scouts with stellar performances, increasing their stock as buyers begin to shape their plans..." June 08

  • Mariners boss Jerry Dipoto says not even 'prime Babe Ruth' could fix his squad

    CBS Sports "The Seattle Mariners will enter Friday with a losing record (30-31) and in fourth place in the American League West. Their seasonal run differential dropped into the red this week after a miserable start to June that has seen them get outscored by a combined 25 runs over their first..." June 08

  • The Best Bargain Contract on Every MLB Roster in 2023

    Bleacher Report "Every MLB franchise is looking for value, whether it's a deep-pocketed big-market team or a penny-pinching small-market squad. The goal here is to find the contract that carries the best value on each MLB roster, sticking to a few key parameters. First, no player earning..." June 08

  • What is wrong with Blue Jays’ Alek Manoah?

    Clutch Points "The Toronto Blue Jays entered the 2023 season with high hopes of competing in the AL East, banking on the continued development of their young stars to propel them. One player who embodied some of that hope was Alek Manoah. The fireball right-hander captured the attention of fans and..." June 08

  • How Are MLB Offseason Winners and Losers Faring Thus Far in 2023?

    Bleacher Report "Before the start of spring training, it seemed like everyone churned out offseason grades for each MLB team. We (Zach Rymer) did one. ESPN did one. The Athletic did one. USA Today did one. While there wasn't a single team that received the..." June 08

  • Red Sox bench Alex Verdugo for lack of hustle

    The Score "Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo will not start Thursday's game against the Cleveland Guardians after he displayed a lack of hustle and was removed from Wednesday's contest, manager Alex Cora said, according to's Ian Browne. Verdugo was benched on..." June 08

  • Masataka Yoshida not interested in winning 1 MLB award

    Larry Brown Sports "Masataka Yoshida has made a great impact for the Boston Red Sox this season, and he may have some recognition coming his way as a result. It is not recognition he wants, however. Yoshida was dismissive of the possibility of winning AL Rookie of the Year in 2023, pointing out that he..." June 08

  • How the Rangers went from rebuild to contender -- in one offseason

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners rolled into Texas last weekend needing to prove something. In a season in which they hoped to use a 2022 playoff appearance to wrest the American League West title away from the Houston Astros, the Mariners instead were 29-27 and 6.5 games behind the..." June 08

  • Yankees pitcher makes blunt admission about Red Sox rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox remains the subject of media hype, but at least on one side, the players do not seem to have it circled on their calendars these days. Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes had a pretty honest admission about the state of the..." June 08

  • Why MLB strikeouts are still soaring, with no end in sight

    The Athletic "Every season, baseball’s batters set a new record, and it’s not a great one. Strikeouts. More strikeouts. Piles and piles of strikeouts. Last season, position players struck out more than twice as many times as they did in 1983, continuing a steady trend upwards. They..." June 08

  • Dave Roberts: Dodgers have no answer to Noah Syndergaard's struggles

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Noah Syndergaard struggled once again during his team's 8-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, and the organization can't figure out how to fix the former All-Star. "Obviously, I don't think we can sustain this pace of..." June 08

  • MLB trade candidates 2023: Shane Bieber, Shohei Ohtani headline players to watch

    Sportsnaut "The 2023 Major League Baseball season is underway with MLB trade rumors swirling around the league. As teams in the postseason picture look to make moves, there are plenty of attractive MLB trade candidates to monitor this summer. Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani is the..." June 07

  • Cubs’ biggest decision at trade deadline revolves around Marcus Stroman

    The Athletic "Marcus Stroman has made it clear: “I love everything about being a Cub.” The atmosphere at Wrigley Field is “electric.” Pitching coach Tommy Hottovy and assistant pitching coach Daniel Moskos “know my cues” whenever the mechanics are out of..." June 07

  • Why the Guardians could trade Shane Bieber, and why the situation is complicated

    The Athletic "There’s an expiration date. Barring some unforeseen development, Shane Bieber won’t reside in Cleveland beyond the 2024 season. That’s when he’s bound for free agency. That’s not the expiration date,..." June 07

  • 5 Big Questions On the MLB Impact of Jacob deGrom Tommy John Surgery Bombshell

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers had a nightmare come true on Tuesday and the ramifications of it still loom large a day later. Suffice to say, it's a big deal when a first-place team like the Rangers loses a pitcher like Jacob deGrom, he of the $185 million contract and two Cy Young Awards, to..." June 07

  • MLB monitoring impact of Canadian wildfires as low air quality threatens to postpone Yankees, Phillies games

    CBS Sports "Wildfires are burning in the Quebec province of Canada and the effects are being felt in the air quality in parts of the Northeast this week. On Wednesday, an air quality health advisory was put into effect for the New York metropolitan area. According to CBS News, New York City is second..." June 07

  • Royals reportedly open to Salvador Perez trade, 4 potential landing spots

    Sportsnaut "Kansas City Royals reliever Aroldis Chapman has already been floated in MLB trade rumors this season. Now, with Kansas City continuing its rebuild, All-Star catcher Salvador Perez is reportedly among the MLB trade candidates in 2023. Through their first 61 games..." June 07

  • Interesting detail emerges about Jacob deGrom’s contract with Rangers

    Larry Brown Sports "An interesting detail has emerged regarding Jacob deGrom’s contract with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers announced on Tuesday that deGrom will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. The surgery will also keep the ace out for a good part of the 2024..." June 07

  • The Rangers' Big Bet on Jacob deGrom Went Bust

    The Big Lead "This offseason the Texas Rangers made a big splash by signing Jacob deGrom to a five-year, $185 million deal. It was an enormous gamble that has since gone bust, as deGrom will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. It will be his second time..." June 07

  • Yankee Stadium Shrouded in Orange Haze amid Smoke From Canadian Wildfires

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox are set to meet at 4 p.m. ET to determine whether they will play Wednesday's scheduled game at Yankee Stadium amid poor air quality caused by several wildfires raging across Canada, according to Gary Phillips of the New York Daily..." June 07

  • Canadian wildfire smoke surrounds Yankee Stadium as New York issues health advisory over poor air quality

    Fox News "As the New York Yankees stepped onto the field at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on Tuesday night for the first of their three-game series against the Chicago White Sox, they were surrounded by an eerie haze as a result of the ongoing wildfires in Canada.  Videos and..." June 07

  • Pete Alonso had message for Braves pitcher after slugging home run

    New York Post "The Polar Bear was feeling frosty after extending his MLB lead in homers. Mets first baseman Pete Alonso took Braves starter Bryce Elder deep for his 22nd home run of the year in the third inning in Atlanta on Tuesday — and let the right-hander hear about it..." June 07

  • Dodgers make big change in response to Aaron Judge incident

    Larry Brown Sports "After last season where he broke a home-runs record that had stood since 1961, Aaron Judge has now broken a stadium that has stood since 1962. Los Angeles Dodgers president Stan Kasten revealed this week that the team is planning to reinforce the chain-link fence in right field at..." June 07

  • Athletics' Las Vegas Stadium Bill Stalls in Nevada Legislature amid Potential Move

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Athletics encountered a setback in their plans to relocate to Las Vegas and use public funds to help build a new stadium. The Nevada Independent's Tabitha Mueller, Sean Golonka and Jacob Solis reported Monday that the bill outlining how the stadium would be..." June 06

  • Aroldis Chapman Trade Scenarios Revealed by Royals Ahead of Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Aroldis Chapman revived his career in a few short months in Kansas City, and now the Royals are looking to take advantage of the turnaround ahead of the August 1 MLB trade deadline. Levi Weaver and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the Royals are giving teams interested in..." June 06

  • Diamondbacks’ 3 early 2023 MLB trade deadline targets

    Clutch Points "The Arizona Diamondbacks are one of the most surprising teams of the entire early MLB 2023 season. With a speedy, old-school approach, the team is currently vying with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the top spot in the NL West as both share a record of 35-25. But if the young..." June 06

  • MLB's Next Superstar Has Arrived in Reds' Exit Velo King Elly De La Cruz

    Bleacher Report "To catch a glimpse of Major League Baseball's latest Next Big Thing, one must merely look in the direction of Cincinnati. That's where Elly De La Cruz will make his debut at third base for the Reds at Great American Ball Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. And to..." June 06

  • 2 early 2023 MLB trade deadline targets for Astros

    Clutch Points "The Houston Astros may not be leading the AL West at the moment; for five of the past six seasons, the Astros have been the best team in their division. (Now that the Oakland Athletics are the undisputed worst team in baseball, it's a sight to see them being the team..." June 06

  • Blue Jays option Alek Manoah to Florida Complex League

    The Athletic "The Toronto Blue Jays optioned embattled starter Alek Manoah to the rookie-level Florida Complex League, the team announced Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know: Manaoh, 25, has a 6.36 ERA and 1.897 WHIP in 13 starts (58 innings) this season. The..." June 06

  • Much-Discussed MLB Offseason Storylines That Have Become Duds

    Bleacher Report "The 2022-23 Major League Baseball offseason was a different time. You can tell by all the takes that have aged like so many bowls of warm milk since the season began. So, let's discuss a few of them. We've specifically picked out eight major storylines from the MLB..." June 06

  • 2 early 2023 MLB trade deadline targets for Angels

    Clutch Points "The clock is ticking on the Los Angeles Angels. Dual threat extraordinaire Shohei Ohtani is in the last year of team control, which means that the Angels will have greater urgency to bolster the roster ahead of the August 1 trade deadline so they could make Ohtani's potential..." June 06

  • Jays: 'Everything on table' for reeling Alek Manoah

    ESPN "Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah was a finalist for the Cy Young Award last season, with his wins (16) and ERA (2.24) each ranking third in the American League. This season has been a completely different story. Manoah has struggled from the start, and after his..." June 06

  • Luis Arraez's quest for .400: Could the Marlins second baseman be first to reach milestone since Ted Williams?

    CBS Sports "Monday night, the upstart Miami Marlins opened a three-game home series with the Kansas City Royals with a 9-6 come-from-behind win. At 33-28, the Marlins are three games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East, and they're currently a half-game up on..." June 06

  • Four Landing Spots For Juan Soto

    ProSportsDaily "Let's call a spade a spade. It's going to take something extraordinary to happen for the Padres to bail on Juan Soto so early into his massive contract.  However, the Padres are struggling right now and if the right package came along it would be foolish of them not to at..." June 05

  • Logical Landing Spots For Marcus Stroman Amid Trade Rumors

    ProSportsDaily "Marcus Stroman has come out and said publicly that he does not wish to be traded from the Chicago Cubs. However, sports is a business and the Cubs will do what's right for them as an organization. If they don't find themselves in a position to make a push for the..." June 05

  • 3 early Phillies 2023 MLB trade deadline targets

    Clutch Points "The Philadelphia Phillies' 2023 season hasn't gone according to plan. After reaching the World Series last year, Philadelphia had high hopes after adding Trea Turner to their already talented roster. The Phillies currently sit in fourth place in the National League East,..." June 05

  • Ranking the Top 25 MLB Players Who Could Be Dealt at 2023 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's 2023 trade deadline (August 1) is rapidly approaching, and with it, the gap between the haves and have nots is widening. As of Saturday night, there were 10 teams—A's, Cubs, Guardians, Nationals, Pirates, Reds, Rockies, Royals, Tigers and White..." June 05

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani Compared to NBA Legend Michael Jordan by MLB Exec

    Bleacher Report "Once-in-a-generation athletes are rare for a reason. But regardless of the sport, there is always one common trait that every one of them has: an insatiable drive to get better at their craft. Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani is no different. Already considered one..." June 05

  • Rays: 3 early 2023 MLB trade deadline targets for Tampa Bay

    Clutch Points "After consecutive early playoff exits in 2021 and 2022, the Tampa Bay Rays began the 2023 MLB season with a determined fervor. The Floridians began the year by winning 12 straight games and have barely slowed down since, as they sit at 42-19 — the best record in..." June 05

  • Athletics' Las Vegas Stadium Proposal Given '50-50' Chance by Insider

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Athletics reportedly hit a bit of a snag in their hopes of building a $1.5 billion stadium in Las Vegas. According to Norm Clarke of The Sporting Tribune, a veteran legislative insider said he'd "give it a 50-50" chance that the A's bid for..." June 05

  • Mets designate C Tomás Nido for assignment

    Amazin' Avenue "After weeks of speculation for how the Mets would handle the catching situation when all three catchers were healthy, the Mets designated Tomás Nido for assignment and reinstated Omar Narváez from the injured list. Narváez and Francisco Álvarez will..." June 05

  • Cubs-Padres Umpire Wanders into Basepath And Collides With Jake Cronenworth

    The Big Lead "On Sunday afternoon an umpire once again inserted himself into the middle of a Major League Baseball game. This time it was quite literal. Let's set the scene. The San Diego Padres found themselves in a deep hole early against the Cubs, down..." June 05

  • Albert Pujols named special assistant to MLB's Rob Manfred, will consult on issues in Dominican Republic

    CBS Sports "Retired slugger and future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols has been named by Major League Baseball as a special assistant to commissioner Rob Manfred. The league made the announcement on Monday.  According to the league's statement, Pujols will "consult..." June 05

  • MLB is a sport divided by historic payroll disparity -- so what's next?

    ESPN "This year in Major League Baseball, almost all the attention has been paid to on-field trends, as a slew of historic rule changes impacted almost every aspect of the game. Now, MLB is turning some of its attention back to the economics of the sport. It was only 14 months ago that a..." June 05

  • Braves' Marcell Ozuna removed from game for not hustling

    Real GM Baseball "In the fourth inning of the Braves' 8-5 victory, Ozuna smashed a Zac Gallen offering to deep center. He ended up on first base, settling for a 415-foot single because Ozuna stood at home plate and watched the ball reach its destination instead of running right after contact. " June 05

  • Athletics Release Jesús Aguilar

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Athletics announced that first baseman/designated hitter Jesús Aguilar has been released. That indicates he cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The fact that no club was willing to grab Aguilar is hardly surprising given his contract..." June 05

  • Guardians Designate Zach Plesac For Assignment

    SI "The Guardians have designated right-hander Zach Plesac for assignment, making room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Triston McKenzie to be activated from the 60-day injured list. Plesac had been optioned to Triple-A earlier this month. To make room for..." June 05

  • Twins' Royce Lewis avoids serious injury after flipping over 1B, landing on head

    The Score "Minnesota Twins infielder Royce Lewis avoided a serious injury after inadvertently somersaulting and landing on his head while running out a ground ball late in Sunday's defeat to the Cleveland Guardians. Lewis was motoring down the first-base line to try and leg out an infield..." June 05

  • Stephen Strasburg's Contract Is Officially the Worst in MLB History

    The Big Lead "The Washington Nationals shut Stephen Strasburg down again this week and reports suggest they don't think the three-time All-Star and 2019 World Series hero will ever pitch again. Strasburg is dealing with "severe nerve damage" which could prevent him from ever being..." June 04

  • Diamondbacks ink manager Torey Lovullo to one-year extension

    The Athletic "The Diamondbacks are extending manager Torey Lovullo through 2024, general manager Mike Hazen announced at a news conference Sunday. Here’s what you need to know: Since 2017, Lovullo has guided Arizona to a 446-483 record. The Diamondbacks..." June 04