Among the things you never want to see in a playoff baseball game, walking the opposing pitcher with the bases loaded ranks right up there with home-run bouncing off an outfielder’s head. But that’s just what happened to the Chicago Cubs in their 6-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the […]
Shaq could be a max-effort, terrible control reliever for an MLB team today. (Screengrab via @cjzero on Twitter) Shaquille O’Neal has everything a coach could want from a power pitcher. He’s strong, tall and exceptionally powerful. After Tuesday night, however, we think he might need to work on his mechanics. Shaq showed why he decided […]
Josh Naylor has always been able to hit, and he has continued to show off his offensive prowess in the early stages of the Arizona Fall League. The Padres’ No. 10 prospect did it all on Saturday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored as Peoria topped Salt River, 12-1.
In a postseason that is becoming a showcase for the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, Yankees first baseman Greg Bird stepped to center stage on Sunday. It wasn’t a told-you-so moment. That isn’t Bird’s way.
Last season, the Chicago Cubs dominated in the regular season, took down one of the Elite Four in the National League Championship Series and then captured a World Series. This year, they are looking to do it again. The first rival they need to take down on their quest to once again become champions are […]
Shohei Otani, shown here in 2015, made what could have been his final start on a Japanese mound on Wednesday night. (AP Photo) Japanese baseball mega-star Shohei Otani could be leaving Japan behind this winter to come to the U.S. to play for a MLB team. While nothing has been formally announced yet, his start for […]
While the Twins featured a potent offense and an improved defense en route to their surprise run to the postseason in 2017, pitching depth — especially in the bullpen — was an issue.
The postseason-bound Indians, Red Sox and Yankees have the three best bullpens in the American League, when measured by ERA and batting average against. The Astros’ bullpen has had a few bumps in the road this season, but it showed how lethal it can be in Friday’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway […]
Before he stepped into the batter’s box in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 7-5 loss to the Phillies, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth tipped his helmet the crowd of 17,642 that greeted him with the boos that have become customary for him at Citizens Bank Park.
Tim Federowicz explained that catching helps his hitting. Unfortunately for him, he hasn’t done much of either activity recently. Yet it wasn’t completely surprising to see Federowicz belt a two-run homer in his first at-bat after entering the Giants’ 11-4 loss to the D-backs in the bottom of the fourth.
The Major League Baseball Players Association issued a statement Monday regarding the issue of player protests, which came to the forefront over the weekend when catcher Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics took a knee during the national anthem on two consecutive days. MLBPA executive director Tony Clark showed support for players and their right […]