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In the Statcast era, Jose Altuve is succeeding the old-school way
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Which player would you rather have on your team: the batter who's averaging an underwhelming 86-mph exit velocity on all balls put into play, or the one with the .365 batting average? Alternatively, would you rather employ the batter outperforming their wOBA by nearly 80 points, or the player with back-to-back four-hit games? There’s actually […]

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Bartolo Colon promised late mother he'd pitch until age 45
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A week ago, rumors started swirling that 44-year-old Bartolo Colon was at least beginning to mull over his retirement, and could make a decision soon based on how his first starts with the Minnesota Twins went. Whether those reports were true or not, he was singing a different song Monday. "I don't put much thought […]

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MLB Trade Rumors: Rangers open to dealing Yu Darvish for 'right deal'
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Here are the latest MLB rumors, injury news and possible trade talks.

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Damian Lillard: Why Carmelo Should Waive No-Trade, Join Blazers | SI NOW | Sports Illustrated
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Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard says his team would go to the “next level” with Carmelo Anthony. Subscribe to ►► http://po.st/SubscribeSI Follow the latest NFL news and highlights, with updates on your favorite team and players. Want to know what’s up with Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, Tom Brady and more? We’ve got you covered: […]

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Rockies have 3 on Top 100 Prospects list
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MLBPipeline.com’s midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.

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Valaika swats his way into Rockies' history
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Pat Valaika’s two-run homer in the eighth inning of Monday night’s 8-2 loss to the Cardinals was his third pinch-hit homer of the season — a Rockies rookie record.

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Gray leads Rockies in MLB Network Showcase
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With much of the National League playoff picture still taking form, games with major implications are taking place nightly. Busch Stadium will host one of those battles on Tuesday, when the Cardinals and Rockies continue their series in the spotlight on MLB Network Showcase.

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DeSclafani makes rehab start in Rookie League
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Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani took his first big step towards a return to the Majors on Sunday, as he threw his first rehab start in the Arizona Rookie League.

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Rookie stalwart Castillo set for Bronx opener
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Two rookies go toe-to-toe as New York left-hander Jordan Montgomery takes the hill against Cincinnati right-hander Luis Castillo in the first game of a two-game set between the Reds and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

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Senzel, Greene among five Reds on Top 100
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MLBPipeline.com’s midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.

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Pirates' surge backs Cole's solid start
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Gerrit Cole worked six effective innings Monday night while the Pittsburgh Pirates put together big offensive outbursts early and late to emerge with their 10th victory in 13 games, a 10-3 decision over the San Francisco Giants.

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Cutch, Mercer lead Pirates' offense vs. Giants
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Nearly everyone played a part in the Pirates’ 10-3 win over the Giants on Monday night at AT&T Park, but a pair of big swings by Andrew McCutchen and Jordy Mercer defined the current depth of Pittsburgh’s lineup.

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