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  • The Biggest Flaw MLB's Top 10 Contenders Must Address Before 2023 Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Actual Major League Baseball trade rumors won't start percolating for another few weeks, but it's at this point in the season—two months in with two months to go until the deadline—when we can realistically begin playing "roster doctor" by identifying biggest..." May 29

  • Blue Jays’ Chris Bassitt Says Yankees’ Aaron Judge Lied About Pitch-Tipping Incident

    SI "Aaron Judge was the subject of some controversy earlier this month when Blue Jays broadcasters pointed out he was looking off toward his right during an at-bat against reliever Jay Jackson in Toronto, hinting that someone from his squad was relaying tips. Immediately after the..." May 29

  • Ranking Gerrit Cole and MLB's Top 10 Strikeout Artists

    Bleacher Report "It's the ninth inning. Our team has a one-run lead and there are two outs, but the bases are loaded and the other team's best hitter is coming up. We need a strikeout. If we could bring in any active pitcher to get it, who would it be? This was the scenario we..." May 29

  • 3 Cubs players fans are already fed up with in 2023

    Clutch Points "The Chicago Cubs are a very weird team to evaluate this season. Yes, their record is poor at just 22-30, the fourth worst in baseball, but that doesn’t tell the full story. They are above average in most hitting stats, and even most of their pitching stats are just..." May 29

  • Gary Sánchez Claimed by Padres After Being Waived by Mets

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Padres reportedly added some catching depth Monday. According to Dennis Lin of The Athletic, the National League West team claimed catcher Gary Sánchez off waivers from the New York Mets. The 30-year-old has appeared in just three games at the major..." May 29

  • 2 Padres players fans are already fed up with in 2023

    Clutch Points "The San Diego Padres ahead of the 2023 season were a lot of people’s favorites to make the World Series. But currently, they’re only half a game ahead of the last place Colorado Rockies in the NL West. Having the third highest payroll and owning a small..." May 29

  • A’s To Designate Jesus Aguilar For Assignment

    Clutch Points "The Oakland Athletics are off to a brutal 10-45 start as they are on the verge of making unfortunate MLB history. They are also officially moving to Las Vegas in the future, and things just aren’t going well for this ball club. Now, the A’s..." May 29

  • Anthony Rizzo Got Mad at Fernando Tatis Jr. After Headbutting His Hip

    The Big Lead "The Memorial Day Weekend series between the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres has been filled with all sorts of fireworks from both sides. During Sunday afternoon's matchup Yanks first baseman Anthony Rizzo shoved Fernando Tatis Jr. after a pick-off but was..." May 29

  • Angels: Mike Trout’s heartfelt Memorial Day message ahead of game vs. White Sox

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout posted a Twitter message to honor Memorial Day. “Grateful for the brave men and women who sacrificed for our nation,” Trout said. “Today and everyday we remember them… #MemorialDay Trout..." May 29

  • Astros social media account takes shot at rival’s attendance issues

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros got a bit petty on Sunday and called out the Oakland Athletics over their abysmal home attendance. The Astros blew out Oakland 10-1 on Sunday, with the 10th run coming on a Yordan Alvarez home run to dead center. The Astros shared that highlight on their Twitter..." May 29

  • A's Fans Brawl at Oakland Coliseum

    The Big Lead "The Oakland Athletics appear destined for a move to Las Vegas and their fans aren't happy about it. This weekend, they took their frustrations out on each other outside the Oakland Coliseum following a game against the Houston Astros. A fight escalated to involved a ton of..." May 29

  • Cubs’ Marcus Stroman, with opt out looming, does not want to be traded

    The Athletic "Marcus Stroman knows the drill. He was traded once before at the deadline, in 2019 when the Mets acquired him from the Blue Jays. If his present team, the Cubs, does not turn around its season, he could be on the move again. Stroman does not want that to..." May 28

  • Yankees' Domingo Germán says he'll use 'way less' rosin during start vs. Mariners

    CBS Sports "Yankees right-hander Domingo Germán told reporters on Sunday that he intends to use less rosin when he returns to New York's rotation on Monday to face the Seattle Mariners. Germán was suspended earlier this month for 10 games after he violated Major League..." May 28

  • Andrew McCutchen wants to stay in Pittsburgh and does not want to be traded

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the surprise teams of the early part of the baseball season. While there have been significant struggles over the last month, they are still in second place in the National League Central and just 0.5 games behind the first place Milwaukee..." May 28

  • Tim Anderson’s Wife and Sidepiece Fight it Out on Social Media

    TMSPN "Tim Anderson’s off the field drama never seems to end. A year ago, Dejah, who is Ari Fletcher’s BFF and an Instagram model, gave birth to a child and claimed that the married Major League Baseball player, Tim Anderson, is the father. This caused turmoil in..." May 28

  • Red Sox: 2 players fans are already fed up with in 2023

    Clutch Points "In many ways, the first third of the baseball season has gone quite well for the Boston Red Sox. They were a last-place team in 2022, and expectations for a similar result this season were quite similar. However, the acquisition of Justin Turner has been quite..." May 28

  • Mariners' Julio Rodríguez Partners With Airline, Earns Fans Free Flights With HRs

    Bleacher Report "Baseball fans looking to fly for free should start cheering for Julio Rodríguez. Alaska Airlines announced it partnered with the Seattle Mariners slugger for a promotion that will provide free airfare for fans every time he launches a home run. Rodríguez wears..." May 28

  • Shohei Ohtani Rumors: MLB Exec Says Dodgers Contract 'Makes Too Much Sense' in FA

    Bleacher Report "As Shohei Ohtani prepares to become the biggest free agent that professional baseball has ever seen, the short list of teams vying for the Los Angeles Angels' superstar's signature may be smaller than most people think. And the franchise that is perhaps best situated to get..." May 27

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Was Reveling in the Hate of Yankees Fans Last Night

    The Big Lead "On Friday evening, the San Diego Padres visited the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees. It was San Diego's first visit to Yankee Stadium this year and all the fans in attendance jumped at the opportunity to give Fernando Tatis Jr. a piece of their collective minds. Tatis..." May 27

  • Olivia Dunne Had A Message For Her Secret Crush During Yankees Game

    Total Pro Sports "Olivia Dunne had a message for her secret crush while attending a New York Yankees game this week. The Louisiana State University gymnast has had a busy 2023. With the NCAA gymnastics season over, Dunne has remained active on social media while engaging..." May 27

  • 2 players Blue Jays fans are already fed up with in 2023

    Clutch Points "After a solid start to the campaign, the Toronto Blue Jays have come crashing back down to earth. While the American League East is by far the best division in baseball at the moment, they’re last right now with a 26-25 record and have gone just 2-8 in their last 10 games. That..." May 27

  • How new MLB rules boost stolen base totals but don’t incentivize attempts

    Sportsnaut "Everybody’s stealing more bases. Attempts are up across MLB by nearly one third since last year — successful steals by nearly 40 percent. The Cleveland Guardians are virtually unstoppable when they take off. And good luck trying to catch Baltimore Orioles teammates Cedric Mullins..." May 27

  • Yu Darvish’s translator plays funny joke on rival pitcher

    Larry Brown Sports "Shingo Horie had some fun on Friday at the expense of an old friend. Horie, the translator for San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish, went viral for a great moment with New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German prior to the series opener between the two teams. German was recently..." May 27

  • Craig Kimbrel becomes eighth pitcher in history with 400 career saves

    CBS Sports "Craig Kimbrel is the newest member of the 400-save club. Friday night at Truist Park, the current Philadelphia Phillies closer and longtime Atlanta Braves closer tossed a scoreless ninth inning in Philadelphia's win over the Braves (PHI 6, ATL 4) to become the..." May 27

  • 4 Realistic Milwaukee Brewers Relocation Cities

    Sportsnaut "Could the Milwaukee Brewers end up relocating from their longtime home in Wisconsin at some point soon? It’s become at least somewhat of a possibility. The MLB team announced recently that American Family Field needs roughly $440 million in renovations over the next two decades...." May 26

  • Yankees release Aaron Hicks, still owe veteran $27.6M

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees announced that veteran outfielder Aaron Hicks, whom they designated for assignment earlier this week, has now been released. Hicks is in the fifth season of a seven-year, $70MM contract that didn’t pan out nearly as well as the Yankees hoped. The former..." May 26

  • Livvy Dunne Goes to the Yankees Game

    Egotastic Sports "Livvy Dunne is pretty much at peak popularity! The LSU Gymnast, who made headlines because the NY Times basically "slut shamed her" even though her content is hardly that racy, just not Gymanstics enough for the pervert at NY Times, angry she makes 1,000,000 dollars a..." May 26

  • Which active MLB players are on track for Cooperstown?

    The Athletic "Is it me, or has it felt like Milestone Month in baseball’s never-ending history class? There was Freddie Freeman’s 300th homer … launched even as his 2,000th career hit was roaring right at us. There was Nolan Arenado’s 1,000th career RBI..." May 26

  • Scott Boras: MLB needs to expand rosters because of pitch clock

    The Score "MLB agent Scott Boras says the league needs to make some adjustments to protect pitchers from suffering injuries as a result of the pitch clock. "We need 27-, 28-man rosters because we've got to protect the starting pitchers," Boras told Rob Bradford on..." May 26

  • MLB's $957M Free-Agent SS Class Is Off to a Nightmare Start

    Bleacher Report "There's a story. It begins with four shortstops raking in $957 million on MLB's 2022-23 free-agent market, with a footnote about how the position didn't do as well the prior winter. How it ends, nobody knows. But it's not going so great early..." May 26

  • A’s Las Vegas Strip ballpark images released

    Las Vegas Review Journal "The Oakland Athletics on Friday morning released renderings of the team’s planned $1.5 billion, 30,000-seat, retractable roof MLB ballpark in Las Vegas. The stadium is set to be situated on 9 acres of land on the southeast corner of the 35-acre Tropicana Las Vegas..." May 26

  • Yankees Aaron' Boone suspended 1 game for conduct during argument with umps

    The Score "Major League Baseball announced Friday that New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for his on-field conduct while arguing with umpires during Thursday's contest against the Baltimore Orioles. Boone will serve his ban Friday..." May 26

  • Terry Francona on struggling Guardians: 'We need to do better'

    The Score "After a surprising run to the AL Central title last season, the Cleveland Guardians have struggled out of the gate in 2023. Manager Terry Francona knows it's time for his club to start playing better as the team looks to rally from a disappointing 21-28 record. "We..." May 26

  • Cubs Officially Release Eric Hosmer

    Bleacher Nation "Once Eric Hosmer was designated for assignment, it was only a matter of formality that would see him eventually released by the Chicago Cubs. The DFA allows you seven days to trade or waive a guy before you would otherwise have to release him, if not eligible for an outright assignment to the..." May 26

  • Rangers Are MLB's Best and 7 More Unpopular Opinions on 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "Memorial Day weekend is traditionally when Major League Baseball's fans and analysts collectively revisit and revise our preseason opinions and beliefs, as we are now approximately 33 percent of the way through the regular season. As we embark upon the season of amended..." May 26

  • How MLB is trying to embrace legalized gambling without ostracizing fans -- or risking its integrity

    CBS Sports "There has been a major shift in the conversation around sports gambling in recent years. For a long time, there was kind of a nudge-nudge-wink-wink aspect to even broaching the subject. Nowadays, sports gambling (legalized in some form in 33 states and Washington D.C.) is openly discussed to..." May 26

  • Mets Designate Gary Sánchez For Assignment

    The Athletic "New York Mets catcher Gary Sánchez has been designated for assignment, the team announced Thursday. Here’s what you need to know: New York has reinstated catcher Tomás Nido from the 10-day injured list in Sánchez’s..." May 26

  • Top 25 potential MLB free agents in 2023-24

    The Athletic "We’re about five months from the start of MLB free agency, with a potential 2023-24 free-agent class highlighted by Shohei Ohtani, the best all-around player of all time, who’s expected to command a record contract when he hits the open market. Ohtani will..." May 25

  • Fun Story or Real Contender? Making the Call on These 8 MLB Teams

    Bleacher Report "More than a quarter of the way through the 2023 Major League Baseball season, a few teams are still lingering higher than expected in the standings. So, for what may be the last time before it's no longer considered early in the 2023 season, let's weigh whether eight clubs are..." May 25

  • Milwaukee Brewers reportedly could get MLB support to threaten leaving Wisconsin

    Sportsnaut "MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is set to make a visit to Wisconsin this week to assist the Milwaukee Brewers in getting funding for stadium upgrades and reportedly could threaten to take the team elsewhere if state officials continue to stall on public funding. Along with the Green Bay..." May 25

  • Updated MLB Farm System Rankings at 2023 Season's Quarter Mark

    Bleacher Report "It's time for the first update to our league-wide MLB farm system rankings, which were originally published back in January. With several prospects moving on to the majors and others raising their profiles with breakout seasons in the minors, there was plenty of shuffling to be..." May 25

  • MLB Grades For All 30 Teams

    The Score "On the baseball calendar, Memorial Day is typically the time to really begin taking stock. There’s enough of a sample to get a feel of what a team might actually be. It won’t be long until they’ll have to decide how to treat the trade deadline. Will it be a time to..." May 25

  • Yankees' Luis Severino blasts automated strike zone: 'It sucks'

    The Score "New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino isn't a fan of the automated strike zone after experiencing it during his minor-league rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. "It sucks," Severino said when asked about the ABS technology used during his May 10..." May 25

  • Mets player puts Cubs’ Marcus Stroman on blast after taunting incident

    Clutch Points "Marcus Stroman was fired up against his former team on Wednesday. The Chicago Cubs’ ace fired an 8-inning gem against the New York Mets, ultimately allowing two earned runs while earning the win. He struck out only three hitters, but was clearly effective..." May 25

  • Chill Out, the New Meijer Patch on Detroit Tigers Uniforms Is Fine

    The Big Lead "We're putting sponsorship patches on Major League Baseball uniforms and no one likes it except the brands who get tons of visibility and the teams that get a bunch of money from the partnership. But that's where we are and the toothpaste isn't going back in the tube. If anything,..." May 25

  • Vlad Guerrero Jr. signed ball for Luke Raley with great message

    Larry Brown Sports "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a cool message for Luke Raley. The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder came in to pitch the eighth inning with his team down 10-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Raley only allowed one run that inning and even struck out Guerrero. To commemorate the..." May 25

  • Andrew Knizner refutes Max Muncy's claim that Cardinals catchers bullied umps

    The Score "Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner doesn't believe Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy was accurate when the latter said St. Louis' backstops bullied umpires into getting calls during a weekend series. "I don't think I bully umpires," Knizner said,..." May 25

  • Here are 5 possible trade destinations for Mike Trout

    ProSportsDaily "It's worth noting that Mike Trout has been with the Los Angeles Angels throughout his career and has expressed his commitment to the team in the past. However, opinions and circumstances can change over time, and trade requests can sometimes occur in professional sports when a player..." May 24

  • 15 Players Most Likely to Be First-Time MLB All-Stars in 2023

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest stories during MLB All-Star weekend every year is the list of players making their first career All-Star Game appearance. Whether it's an up-and-coming name making his first of many trips, a player in his prime enjoying a breakout season or a veteran finally..." May 24

  • Braves Swag MVP Ronald Acuña Jr. Is Pushing Shohei Ohtani, Aaron Judge as MLB's Best Player

    Bleacher Report "Ronald Acuña Jr. as Major League Baseball's resident swag king and the favorite for the 2023 National League MVP? Psh. Those are tired takes. But Ronald Acuña Jr. as the best player in the league? Now we're talking. That's wired. It's tempting..." May 24