The Score "Xander Bogaerts is planning to opt out of his contract with the Boston Red Soxfollowing the 2022 campaign, sources close to the star shortstop told Joon Lee of ESPN. Bogaerts reportedly hopes to stay with the Red Sox and finish his career with the only major-league club..." October 25
CBS Sports "Soon after the Astros or Braves are crowned World Series belt and title-holders for 2021, the focus of the baseball collective will shift to the labor negotiations that will be the catalyst for everything else that happens this coming offseason. Said negotiations are predictably..." October 25
Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball may be gearing up for the World Series, but attention is already being paid to the offseason and the plethora of high-profile free agents who could be soon joining different teams. One such player is shortstop Carlos Correa, who is chasing his second World Series..." October 25
CBS Sports "Major League Baseball appears headed for its first work stoppage since 1994-95 players' strike. A work stoppage beginning on Dec. 2 is "almost certain," Ronald Bloom of the Associated Press writes. The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the..." October 25
Clutch Points "As we saw in the Los Angeles Dodgers fourth and final loss to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS on Saturday, it wasn’t meant to be two years in a row. On the heels of a 106-win season and a dramatic comeback against the San Francisco Giants (at least they beat them?), it definitely hurts to..." October 25
Bleacher Report "As it always does, the Major League Baseball postseason provided plenty of fun times on the lead-up to the World Series between Atlanta and the Houston Astros. Really, what more could anyone want? Well, cleaner, better officiated games for one thing. And maybe more watchable games...." October 25
The Athletic "About a month before the 2014 American League wild-card game, as members of the Kansas City Royals front office and coaching staff strategized about facing a one-game playoff, they diagnosed a problem with their roster. “The sixth inning was a little bit of a black hole,”..." October 25
Bleacher Report "Max Scherzer joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in July with hopes of winning his second World Series ring. In no small part thanks to his tired arm, however, those hopes were finally dashed on Saturday. Regardless, now begins one of the most fascinating free-agent sweepstakes in..." October 24
Clutch Points "The Boston Red Sox are now looking ahead to the upcoming offseason following their elimination in the 2021 ALCS against the Houston Astros. Among the offseason dilemmas that the Red Sox will face include the uncertain future of outfielder Kyle Schwarber. Boston acquired him..." October 23
Bleacher Report "Most of the focus on MLB offseason roster moves will be on the free agents, who will become eligible to sign with new teams somewhere in the Nov. 4-8 range, depending on how long the World Series lasts. But offseason trades can also have a big impact on expectations for the..." October 22
ESPN "The 2021 World Series matchup will be decided this weekend. The Houston Astros have pushed the Boston Red Sox to the brink in the American League Championship Series, while the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed to stay alive in the National League against..." October 22
The Athletic "Gus Quattlebaum grew up just north of Boston, and he remembers the 1986 World Series, so he knows all too well the way a postseason error at first base can impact the Red Sox and reverberate throughout New England. That’s why, as the Sox vice president of pro scouting,..." October 22
Bleacher Report "Earlier this week, we ran through every MLB team's biggest surprise of the 2021 season, highlighting the likes of Cedric Mullins, Robbie Ray, Austin Riley, Garrett Whitlock, Ranger Suarez, Frank Schwindel and others who exceeded expectations this year. Now it's..." October 21
Over The Monster "The postseason is obviously still going on and the Red Sox are still playing baseball, but on Thursday we got what was basically the first move of the offseason with some movement on the bottom of the Red Sox 40-man. The team announced on Thursday that they had reinstated Phillips..." October 21
The Big Lead "The Boston Red Sox are down 3-2 in the American League Championship Series after allowing the Houston Astros to walk into Fenway Park and win a trio of games. The team's fans are down very, very bad as they as they struggle to understand why a team anointed by the baseball gods to punish..." October 21
Sportsnet "Here’s a simple way for the Toronto Blue Jays to address their pitching needs this off-season: sign Max Scherzer and Robbie Ray. Or Kevin Gausman and Carlos Rodon. Grab Zack Greinke and Anthony DeSclafani while you’re at it. You can never have too much pitching, right? If..." October 21
"Before the robots take over - at least behind home plate - Major League Baseball ought to try something seemingly obvious: employ its best ball-strike callers as home plate umpires in the playoffs.
Remarkably, that's not something MLB is doing.
CBS Sports "Baseball's current landscape makes it hard to not think about Carlos Beltrán. Take a look this way, and two of the franchises Beltrán played for (the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets) are seeking new managers. Take a look that way, and two teams that his legacy will..." October 21
Larry Brown Sports "Chris Sale took the loss in his ALCS Game 5 start for the Boston Red Sox against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night and had an amazing quote about his effort. Sale was charged with four runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks over 5.1 innings. Through the first five innings..." October 21
Mass Live "In Games 2 and 3 of the ALCS, the Red Sox slugged their way to an early series lead with 21 runs and 22 hits in two blowout victories. The last two games have told a much different story. In Games 4 and 5, the Sox’ offense has cooled significantly, putting up just three runs on..." October 21
Larry Brown Sports "Every so often you’ll see video of a lucky baseball fan making a quality catch on a home run or a foul ball into the seats. You almost never see it on a bat, but it happened Wednesday. One Boston Red Sox fan turned what could have been a scary moment into a highlight during Game..." October 20
Yardbarker "Alex Cora has generally made very good managerial decisions with his Boston Red Sox this year. But he made one terrible decision in Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday that backfired. The Houston Astros entered the top of the sixth leading 1-0 on a second inning home run by Yordan..." October 20
"Death, taxes and fans complaining about calls that don't go their way.
As long as sports have existed, there has been an element of error that comes with living, breathing human beings officiating those sports.
Mass Live "A total of 309 pitches were thrown between the Red Sox and Astros in Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday night. One stands out above the rest. With the game tied, 2-2, and the potential go-ahead run on second base, Sox starter-turned-reliever Nathan Eovaldi found himself in a two-out battle..." October 20
MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds were competitive in 2021 but ultimately came up short of a Wild Card berth. Cincinnati now faces the potential departure of one of their middle-of-the-order hitters, which would leave general manager Nick Krall needing to find some other way to bolster the offense while restructuring a..." October 20
"Was anyone a bigger surprise during the 2021 MLB season than Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins?
That's certainly up for debate, but each team had at least one player who surpassed even the most optimistic expectations over the course of the year.
Bleacher Report "Three of the last four World Series champions are still alive in the 2021 MLB postseason. The Boston Red Sox, who won it all in 2018, hold a 2-1 ALCS lead over 2017 winner Houston, while the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers face a 2-0 NLCS deficit to..." October 19
TMZ "Twenty-one baseball fans headed for the Red Sox vs. Astros ALCS game in Boston were involved in a horrific plane crash Tuesday ... but somehow, they all miraculously survived. Officials say a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 carrying the nearly two dozen people attempted to take off from..." October 19
Larry Brown Sports "Kyle Schwarber has quickly become a fan favorite with the Boston Red Sox since they acquired him from the Washington Nationals at the trade deadline this season. The first baseman is so popular, in fact, that he already has his own nickname. But many people have no idea where it came from,..." October 19
Bleacher Report "The MLB offseason is right around the corner, and it's never too early to start setting the landscape for another busy winter of wheeling and dealing on the trade market. Last month, we counted down the top 25 upcoming free agents, and now it's time to turn our attention to..." October 19
Sportsnaut "As the 2021 season concludes, baseball fans and teams are excited for the exciting crop of MLB free agents who will be available this winter. From young shortstops like Carlos Correa and Corey Seager to future Hall of Famer pitchers like Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, a lot of money will be..." October 19
MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve taken a position-by-position look at the upcoming free agent class at MLBTR in recent weeks. With the position players now all covered, we turn our attention to the starting pitching market. Each winter, free agency offers a wide variety of starting pitching tiers. There..." October 19
"This has gotta sting!!
Alex Rodriguez was just trying to talk some baseball during American League Championship Series coverage on Monday ... when Boston fans used it as an opportunity to ruthlessly troll the hell out of him about Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck.
USA Today "Upbraided by his manager on national television, Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez struck a remorseful tone after he mocked Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa upon finishing six innings of superb work. Rodriguez even said that after pointing to his wristwatch in..." October 19
ESPN "The new and old school ways of baseball etiquette clashed during the Boston Red Sox's 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night when Carlos Correa grounded out to second baseman Christian Arroyo to end the sixth inning. As Red Sox pitcher Eduardo..." October 19
ESPN "On the last day of August, before the bottom of the second inning in a road game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora called his All-Star shortstop off the field. "Alex never took me out," Xander Bogaerts told ESPN in an interview last week. Bogaerts..." October 18
CBS Sports "Nearly two weeks have passed since the San Diego Padres fired manager Jayce Tingler following a disappointing 2021 season. It wasn't all Tingler's fault, of course; the Padres suffered from myriad injuries, especially on the pitching side, and their underlying measures suggested they..." October 18
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
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
"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.
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
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