LOS ANGELES — There is no real battle for the soul of Los Angeles baseball fans.
.@ARizzo44: “I’m statistically the greatest leadoff hitter of all time.”@WContreras40: pic.twitter.com/CFJkywsjlE — MLB (@MLB) June 26, 2017 So, about Anthony Rizzo being baseball’s best leadoff hitter. In an attempt to once again shake things up, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon opted against using Rizzo atop the lineup and replaced him with catcher Willson Contreras. New […]
No words. Javy, you are INSANE. pic.twitter.com/dwGVpG7a1X — MLB (@MLB) June 27, 2017 Javy Baez, take a bow. The Chicago Cubs' defensive wizard pulled another fantastic play from his sleeve Monday when he robbed Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper of a line-drive knock with an incredible diving grab just beyond the edge of the infield […]
First-to-third-to-dugout. pic.twitter.com/xYg55TGchb — MLB (@MLB) June 27, 2017 Yasiel Puig hears ya. Yasiel Puig don’t care. Though his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates reportedly consider him an "annoyance," Puig clearly didn't let that rumor bother him on the field Monday. The Cuban outfielder uncorked an absolute laser from right field in the eighth inning against the […]
After five years in Miami, Adeiny Hechavarria could soon be heading upstate to Tampa. Bandied about in trade rumors since late last week, Hechavarria, the Marlins‘ defensively gifted shortstop, is expected to be dealt shortly, and though Miami remains in discussions with multiple teams, the Rays are thought to be the favorites to land the […]
This is why Japanese baseball is amazing: Yakult Swallows closer Yasuaki Yamazaki comes in from the bullpen on a sports car. pic.twitter.com/Cm19SHZxDa — Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) June 26, 2017 Who’s the best closer in baseball? You could make a case for Craig Kimbrel or Kenley Jansen. Maybe Aroldis Chapman. Possibly even Roberto Osuna. Still, have […]
Despite being injured, Mike Trout trails only Aaron Judge.
The Washington Nationals will leave no stone unturned in their quest to fix their leaky bullpen. Beset with the worst relief corps in the National League, Washington is said to be pursuing veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez, the six-time All-Star who was released by the Detroit Tigers last week following an abysmal start to his 2017 […]
Major League Baseball announced on Sunday that Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will attempt to defend his crown at the All-Star Game's Home Run Derby. Stanton won the 2016 derby with 20 home runs in the final, defeating defending champion Todd Frazier. He also eliminated Robinson Cano and Mark Trumbo in the slug fest, hitting […]
Longtime New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada returned to the Bronx Sunday to take part in his first Old-Timers’ Game. While it may seem a slight misnomer (Posada is only 45), Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium is a longstanding tradition. This year marks the 71st edition of the festivities featuring Yankees alumni from across decades. […]
With pundits awaiting the possibility of a promotion for New York Mets top prospect Amed Rosario, general manager Sandy Alderson instead announced that Tim Tebow would be promoted to High-A on Sunday. Tebow – who will suit up for the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League the next time he plays – has […]
At this point, the fact that Giancarlo Stanton can hit a baseball a long way is no secret to baseball fans. Stanton smashed his 20th home run of 2017 off Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop on Sunday. Behold: What is a frozen rope? See below. pic.twitter.com/A60iJxCE7m — MLB (@MLB) June 25, 2017 It being June, […]