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  • Why Each Top MLB World Series Contender Could Lose in 2022 Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Don't worry about trying to slug through the final couple of weeks of the MLB regular season. Playoffs are around the corner, and we should have a good feel for who the top contenders will be in October. The NL East race is still compelling, with the New York Mets..." September 24

  • Red Sox Alex Verdugo’s fiery take on Gerrit Cole’s Yankees ejection

    Clutch Points "New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole did not get a borderline call on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Cole fired a 1-2 delivery to Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo that just missed the outside corner. Verdugo proceeded to club a 3-run home run later during the at-bat. Gerrit Cole..." September 24

  • The shocking team in the Jacob deGrom free agency sweepstakes, revealed

    Clutch Points "The MLB offseason hasn’t even started, and the race for the top names in the league are on. One of the biggest names available in the offseason is Jacob deGrom, who has publicly stated that he will test free agency in 2023. Because of that, teams like the Atlanta Braves are already..." September 23

  • Barry Bonds wants Aaron Judge in Giants uniform as he threatens home run record

    New York Post "For now, Aaron Judge is chasing Barry Bonds. Later – as in, this offseason – Bonds might be the one chasing Judge. The all-time home run king is rooting for the Yankees slugger to surpass Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 homers – and even..." September 23

  • Aaron Judge, as HR pursuit continues, casts eerie silence over Yankee Stadium

    The Athletic "Attention, Yankees fans. Stop going silent before opponents deliver pitches to Aaron Judge. You’re freaking your pinstriped heroes out. “I start getting nervous when it’s that quiet,” catcher Kyle Higashioka said. “I wish they..." September 23

  • Aaron Judge will hit his 61st home run, New York Yankees fans need to let him work

    Sportsnaut "After Aaron Judge turned down a $213.5 million dollar deal, the best option was to tear it up in 2022. He has exceeded that benchmark by a landslide as he anticipates his 61st home run. Entering today’s play, the California native leads the American League in all three..." September 23

  • Only in Baseball: The Most Head-Scratching Results of the 2022 MLB Regular Season

    Bleacher Report "Over the course of a 162-game MLB season, the cream eventually rises to the top, and the bad teams lose roughly two out of every three games in the battle for draft position. But shrink the sample size down to a month, a week, a series or even a single game, and some truly weird..." September 23

  • Every MLB Franchise's Most Heartbreaking Team Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There is something about heartbreak as a sports fan that sticks with you above almost anything else, even the ultimate success. As a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, the 2003 season is just as vivid a memory for me as the 2016 World Series title, and every fanbase has that missed..." September 23

  • People Were Furious at Fox's Camera Operator on Aaron Judge's Flyout

    Larry Brown Sports "Fans were furious with a camera operator for FOX over the way they captured an Aaron Judge flyout on Thursday night. Judge was batting in the bottom of the 9th inning of a 4-4 game between his New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees slugger took a 2-2 fastball from Matt..." September 23

  • Yankees Designate Miguel Andujar For Assignment

    Bleacher Report "Third baseman Miguel Andujar's time with the New York Yankees could be ending. The team announced prior to Thursday's game vs. the Boston Red Sox that Andujar has been designated for assignment. Reliever Zack Britton has been activated off the injured list after..." September 23

  • Angel Hernandez rebukes MLB for referencing overturned calls outside scope of lawsuit

    The Athletic "Umpire Angel Hernandez responded to Major League Baseball in court Wednesday as part of his long-running discrimination lawsuit, accusing the league of a “hit piece” and “ad hominem attacks” for pointing out his three overturned calls in Game 3 of the..." September 23

  • Yankees clinch 6th consecutive playoff berth

    The Score "The New York Yankees are headed back to the postseason for the sixth consecutive year after beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night via Josh Donaldson's extra-inning walk-off single, cashing in Marwin Gonzalez in the 10th. It's also New..." September 23

  • Predictions for Top 2022-23 MLB Free Agents with Offseason Approaching

    Bleacher Report "For MLB fans of teams that have fallen out of the postseason race, the focus has already turned to the rapidly approaching offseason and what promises to be another exciting free-agency circus headlined by Aaron Judge and Trea Turner. As the regular season winds to a close and before..." September 22

  • Yankees Trying to Move Friday's Game to YES Network amid Aaron Judge HR Chase

    Bleacher Report "New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is on the cusp of history, but there is a chance some fans won't be able to watch him achieve it. Judge is one home run away from tying Roger Maris' single-season franchise record of 61, and the Yankees are scheduled to take on the Boston..." September 22

  • As Aaron Judge chases history, the man who paid $3 million for Mark McGwire’s 70th HR is watching

    The Athletic "The man who paid the most money in history for a baseball is keeping an eye on Aaron Judge’s home run chase. Todd McFarlane, the comic book artist known for creating “Spawn” and the McFarlane Toys retail empire, told The Athletic on Thursday that..." September 22

  • MLB’s new rules could mean more steals, higher averages, but which players benefit most?

    The Athletic "We know the rules will be different next season. We don’t know which players will be hurt or helped the most, though. There will be a pitch clock, set at 15 seconds with nobody on base. The bases will be bigger. To combat excessive shifting, infielders will have to be..." September 22

  • Why Aaron Judge's home run-filled 2022 season is even more impressive than it seems

    CBS Sports "New York Yankees cloutsman Aaron Judge recently became the author of the ninth 60-home run season in the history of Major League Baseball. Here's the company he now keeps -- i.e., the all-time single-season home run leaderboard:  Barry Bonds, 2001:..." September 22

  • MLB's All-Star Team for 2nd Half of 2022 Season

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks have been playing for a whole lot of nothing over the second half of the 2022 MLB season, but try telling that to Nathaniel Lowe, Joey Meneses and Zac Gallen, who have been producing at an All-Star level for the past two..." September 22

  • Pirates' Eric Stout prepared for boos after Aaron Judge walk

    New York Post "How do you tick off 46,175 New Yorkers in the middle of an eight-run Yankees eighth inning? You walk Aaron Judge. Judge’s fourth at-bat Wednesday night came and went anticlimactically in the seventh inning, when he grounded out on the first pitch to him from the..." September 22

  • Mets set record for hit batsmen in season

    MLB.com "One of the most inevitable subplots of the 2022 Mets season reached its climax on Wednesday, when the club set a modern AL/NL record with its 106th hit batsman of the season. It’s a mark that no one on the Mets wished to achieve. “It’s like a broken record..." September 22

  • Aaron Judge has 60 home runs, but he can't actually make a run at Barry Bonds' MLB record of 73... right?

    CBS Sports "Now that Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has 60 home runs, he looks pretty likely to set the single-season American League homer record in the coming days. He's just one away from tying Roger Maris' 61 and one more from sole possession of the record. Then, all the..." September 21

  • Aaron Judge's Record-Setting Home Run Balls Worth Fortune At Auction

    TMZ "Aaron Judge is on the cusp of making history -- just a couple blasts away from setting both Yankees and American League home run records -- and we're told those baseballs will be worth a fortune at auction! The 30-year-old NYY slugger leads all MLB with 60 dingers, and no one..." September 21

  • MLB home run record: 15 current sluggers who could be next to make push for a 60-homer season

    CBS Sports "Aaron Judge is having a season for the ages. We already knew that, but he went deep again Tuesday night and it was No. 60. He's now the sixth player in MLB history to hit 60 home runs in a single regular season.  One of the many topics on our minds is who..." September 21

  • Yankees fans returned ball from 60th home run to Aaron Judge

    Larry Brown Sports "Aaron Judge on Tuesday night hit his 60th home run of the season in the New York Yankees’ 9-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, and some fans did something cool with his home run ball. Judge led off the bottom of the 9th with a solo home run to cut Pittsburgh’s lead to..." September 21

  • Reds set MLB record with 99 hit batters in a season

    The Athletic "The Reds have a shot at becoming the first team in the modern era of Major League Baseball to hit 100 batters, setting a new record with 99 in 2022 on Tuesday. Reds rookie starter Nick Lodolo hit three Red Sox batters in Tuesday’s game to..." September 21

  • Predicting what kind of deal Yankees' Aaron Judge will get in free agency

    CBS Sports "It would be difficult to have a better contract year than Aaron Judge. The New York Yankees slugger and AL MVP frontrunner is in the middle of a historic season, one that has him chasing a Triple Crown as well as Roger Maris' American League single-season home..." September 20

  • MLB teams that should consider unpopular trades of star players this offseason

    The Athletic "Being a general manager is not a popularity contest. Sometimes, making an unpopular trade is the right decision for a franchise. To most Nationals fans, dealing superstar Juan Soto to the Padres at the trade deadline was the most unpopular trade of the..." September 20

  • Six MLB Teams Set To Pay Luxury Tax In 2022

    MLB Trade Rumors "Six teams are set to pay penalties under the newly restructured competitive balance/luxury tax for their 2022 payrolls, per a report from the Associated Press. Each of the Mets, Dodgers, Yankees, Phillies, Padres and Red Sox is currently over the threshold. That marks just the second time..." September 20

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge Is Chasing More Than Just Home Run Immortality

    Bleacher Report "Whether it's today, tomorrow or any other day between now and the end of the 2022 season, chances are that Aaron Judge is going to break the American League single-season home run record. When it happens, it'll rightfully be seen as a big deal. In the meantime, let's not..." September 20

  • 2 biggest World Series threats to Dodgers in National League

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Dodgers are not just the class of the National League, but the best team in all of baseball. But is this Dodgers team destined to reach the World Series. As baseball fans know, the best team doesn’t always reach the Fall Classic… just ask the 2019..." September 20

  • Wait, MLB tiebreaker games are gone? Here's what the rule change means for this season

    ESPN "There have been 12 single-game tiebreakers in MLB history. Each of them brought the nerves and anticipation of a playoff matchup, even though they were played as regular-season games -- but game No. 163 is now a thing of the past. With an expanded playoff format launching this..." September 20

  • Adam Sandler sends heartwarming message to Yankees’ Aaron Judge amid home run chase

    Clutch Points "New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is the talk of MLB as he pursues both the franchise and American League home run records. Currently two home runs shy of Roger Maris’ record of 61 dingers, Judge received some heartwarming words of encouragement from none other than Adam..." September 20

  • Previewing The 2022-23 MLB Free Agent Class: Catchers

    MLB Trade Rumors "There’s only two weeks left in the regular season, and half the league is all but officially out of postseason contention at this point. All 30 teams are assuredly looking ahead to the offseason to some extent, and that’s all the more true for the clubs that are merely playing out..." September 20

  • Luis Severino, DJ LeMahieu Yankees reinforcements incoming with MLB playoffs around the corner

    Clutch Points "The New York Yankees had no shortage of injury news and updates on Tuesday. New York began the day by activating OF Harrison Bader from the IL while placing Frankie Montas on the IL. Meanwhile, Luis Severino is expected to return on Wednesday, per Anthony Rieber. Aaron Boone later..." September 20

  • Frankie Montas lands on 15-day IL in brutal blow for Yankees

    Clutch Points "New York Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas has been dealing with a shoulder injury, prompting the team to send him in for MRIs. While the tests revealed there was no structural damage to the shoulder, a good sign for the Yankees and Montas, the pitcher later admitted that he’s still..." September 20

  • Aaron Hicks wondering about his Yankees future

    New York Post "With his playing time already down in the midst of a rough season, Aaron Hicks is aware he may be in the Yankees lineup even less once Harrison Bader, who was acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline for Jordan Montgomery is healthy and playing, which could be as soon as..." September 19

  • The 10 MLB prospects who had breakout seasons in 2022

    ESPN "With the end of the season nearing, it's time to look back at some of the best performances of the season in the minors. I want to apply the way scouts grade specific players' tools -- for the bigger fans of the prospect game, you're well acquainted with the 20-80 scouting scale --..." September 19

  • MLB’s new rules: How pitch clock, shift ban and bigger bases will — and won’t — change the game

    The Athletic "There’s a thing I’ve noticed about sports: When you change the rules, stuff happens. So here we are, a week or so after baseball announced its three most tide-shifting rule changes in almost half a century — pitch clock, shift limits and bases the size of..." September 19

  • The Yankees are getting key pieces back for their October aspirations

    Pinstripe Alley "The New York Yankees sit five games atop of the AL East standing in the loss column, with the Rays and Blue Jays fresh off a four-game series that ended in a split, and with another one on the horizon for next week in Tampa. That lead doesn’t look like much in the..." September 19

  • Biggest Regrets From the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Pretty much every Major League Baseball team regrets something it did or did not do at the trade deadline on August 2. But some of those regrets are bigger than others. Could the New York Mets and Chicago White Sox have done more to improve their rosters ahead of the..." September 17

  • How to give good news: The art of telling a prospect he’s going to the big leagues

    The Athletic "The photo is fuzzy, snapped in a surreptitious hurry, but its lack of focus does little to obscure what appears to be obvious: T.J. Friedl is straight up not having a good time. The outfielder stands in the middle distance, arms crossed and hips slightly forward, eye black on and his cap pulled..." September 17

  • Ranking Trea Turner's Potential Landing Spots In Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "With mere weeks standing between him and a date with Major League Baseball's free-agent market, Trea Turner just made it easier to speculate about where he'll end up. Though the Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop told Bill Plunkett of the Orange..." September 16

  • Aaron Judge and the Best Contract Years in MLB History

    Bleacher Report "New York Yankees superstar Aaron Judge is putting the finishing touches on one of the most impressive contract years in baseball history, and a massive payday awaits this offseason as he tests the free-agent waters for the first time in his career. That got us to thinking about some..." September 16

  • The drink that has taken over baseball

    MLB.com "It's getting late in the day and Giants reliever John Brebbia has just finished his workout. He can already feel the soreness creeping in. He gathers up his glove and bags and begins heading home. There's an afternoon game tomorrow, so he has to get to bed early. But..." September 16

  • Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Backs Aaron Judge for AL MVP

    SI "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reached a major milestone on Wednesday. The Blue Jays slugger recorded his 100th homer in Toronto’s win against the Rays, becoming the 10th youngest player in MLB history to reach the mark. But aside from his own success on the diamond, the two-time..." September 16

  • Every MLB Team's Most Important Upcoming Free-Agent Decision

    Bleacher Report "Two of the best players in baseball are set to reach free agency for the first time this winter as New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner will take their tremendous talent to the open market. Whether those two major market teams are able..." September 15

  • Trea Turner: 'Everything is in play' for impending free agency

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star shortstop Trea Turner will be one of this offseason's marquee free agents and he says he's keeping his options open. "I'm an East Coast guy. But with free agency, you get a chance to pick and control it as much as you can in..." September 15

  • Will MLB's shift ban make a noticeable difference?

    CBS Sports "Throughout the season the CBS Sports MLB experts will bring you a weekly Batting Around roundtable breaking down pretty much anything. The latest news, a historical question, thoughts about the future of baseball, all sorts of stuff. Last week we debated the NL East race. This week..." September 15

  • 13 MLB players who need to step up as the postseason races heat up

    The Athletic "Only three more weeks remain in the MLB regular season and the postseason races are heating up. The Braves trail the Mets by only half a game in the National League East and the White Sox are just three back of the Guardians in the American..." September 15

  • Why Aaron Judge's MVP case vs. Shohei Ohtani doesn't even need to include Yankees' record

    CBS Sports "Exactly one week ago, I outlined why the race for AL MVP might be a little closer than many people are considering. I didn't take any sides, but instead illustrated all the reasons that Shohei Ohtani shouldn't be outright dismissed..." September 15