Major League Baseball Blog
Posted by Bryan Knowles
in MLB Baseball Blog
May 14, 2014
The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books. After three days and 256 picks, we finally can start looking ahead to the 2015 NFL Draft. Unlike in baseball, where there are nearly forty rounds, top picks are rarely seen in Major League Baseball for several years after draft day, and the drafted players are totally irrelevant to fantasy baseball and any daily fantasy baseball guide, the NFL draft is about immediate results from ready players.
Posted by Chris Barne in Major League Baseball Blog
Jan 19, 2014
The New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez gets the sternest punishment as a consequence of a drug investigation, which was led by Major League Baseball. He has been suspended for the entire session of 2014. The initial ban was supposed to last for 211 games, initially imposed by the commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig.
Posted by Don Sims in Major League Baseball Blog
Dec 15, 2013
When San Francisco general manager Brian Sabean called his own team a group of "cockroaches", he meant it as a term of affection, oddly enough. "I could put nine of you in a microwave, turn it up for 20 minutes," he said, as reported by MLB.com "and eight of you are walking out." Sabean meant his team had great resiliency — at least, that's what we hope he meant — but bugs and baseball have a more tenuous relationship than the metaphor implies. How have insects affected MLB games in the past?
Posted by Ryan Garcia in Major League Baseball Blog
Nov 06, 2013
Major League baseball players have the life. They spend February and March enjoying sunny Arizona or Florida, get paid big bucks to play a game for the next six months (seven, if it's a good season) and then do whatever they want the other three to four months of the year. Well, maybe not "whatever" they want. As salaries increased, restrictions in MLB player contracts have, too.
Posted by Caroline Piper in Major League Baseball Blog
Sep 08, 2013
Baseball fans have been up in arms for years over the mere idea of adding instant replay to MLB. Well, now it's happening, and fans just aren't sure how to take it. Two weeks ago Major League Baseball announced that it will move forward with the installation of instant replay technology to minimize bad calls made during games. The agreement states that a 75 percent vote by the owners will be needed in order for this new system to be approved.
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Major League Baseball Blog Articles:
- The Truth About the Texas Rangers' Front Office
Explaining the Texas Rangers' lack of moves this offseason in the context of the rest of baseball.
- Breaking Down Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings
Profiling the winners and losers, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, of baseball's winter meetings.
- An Unconventional Look at the James Shields Trade
Breaking down the blockbuster James Shields for Will Myers trade between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays.
- Major League Baseball Players Who Could be Signed or Traded During the 2012 Offseason
Profiling the top Major League Players who are likely to change teams this off-season through free agency or a multi-team trade.
- Why San Francisco Giants Skipper Bruce Bochy is a Hall of Fame Manager
Profiling San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, his two World Series titles in 2010 and 2012, and why he belongs in the MLB Hall of Fame.
- Why Chipper Jones Won't Retire This Year?
Why Chipper Jones Won't Retire This Year? Read more in this article.
- Boston Red Sox Ready To Rebuild After Blockbuster Deal
Here's the Boston Red Sox Ready To Rebuild After Blockbuster Deal.
- MLB: The AL Central Featured the Best Starting Pitching over the Past 8 Years...But What About Now?
Breaking down the best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball's American League Central Division.
- Chicago Cubs: Why Alfonso Soriano will be traded in the offseason
Analyzing the trade destinations for Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano.
- Major League Baseball: Breaking Down the Pittsburg Pirates
Check out our Major League Baseball: Breaking Down the Pittsburg Pirates.
- Major League Baseball: Teams to Watch at the Trade Deadline
Here's Major League Baseball Teams to Watch at the Trade Deadline.
- Why the Texas Rangers Should Not Resign Josh Hamilton?
Why the Texas Rangers Should Not Resign Josh Hamilton? To learn more check out this page.
- Mike Trout Should Be AL MVP
The LA Angels' outfielder Mike Trout is the best player in baseball. He should be the American League's Most Valuable Player. Prove me wrong.
- Cliff Lee Proves Wins are a Poor Pitching Metric
What's wrong with relying on wins as your primary pitching metric? Check out Cliff Lee's stats to find out.
- Baseball's Most Underrated Players
Here's our list of baseball's most underrated players.
- Breaking Down the Return of Andy Pettitte
Read more about Breaking Down the Return of Andy Pettitte.
- Who has the Best Slider in Baseball?
Who has the Best Slider in Baseball? To learn more check out this page.
- The Problem with Tim Lincecum
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has fallen off of his pedestal this season. Many question if he can find ever his way back. We say he will.
- Little Red Machine
The 2012 Cincinnati Reds won't equal the exploits of The Big Red Machine of the 70's, still they could make it to the World Series and maybe be known as The Little Red Machine. They'll be fun to watch this summer.
- Starting the Bobby Abreu Hall of Fame Debate
Should Bobby Abreu be elected to the baseball hall of fame? Let the debate begin here.
- Great Twitter Reactions to Johan Santana's No Hitter
Check out the Great Twitter Reactions to Johan Santana's No Hitter.
- Changing of the Guard in MLB
There are lots of new faces in baseball in 2012. Here's an article about the changing of the guard in MLB.
- Great New Baseball Pitching Metric
Check out this great new baseball pitching metric. It seems to take pretty much everything into account.
- Baseball's Best Pitching Rotations
Here's a look at the likely best pitching rotations in baseball this upcoming 2012 season.
- Albert Pujols Sad Decision
Albert Pujols' Departure Shatters The Last Bastion of Loyalty in Sports.
- Money has ruined baseball
Albert Pujols is headed for LA. Yes, it's time to admit that money has ruined baseball.
- LaRussa vs. Washington
Tony LaRussa vs Ron Washington: Who's smarter than a 5th grader? Here's LaRussa vs. Washington.
- Chicago Cubs Hire Red Sox GM Theo Epstein
Read Our Chicago Cubs Hire Red Sox GM Theo Epstein.
- the Big Puma has returned with a growl
Lance Berkman and the St. Louis Cardinals are making another Pennant run. And, the Big Puma has returned with a growl.
- Ozzie Guillen
Ozzie Guillen no longer manages the Chicago White Sox. But, White Sox fans will never forget him. Here's why.
- 2011 MLB AL pennant and wildcard races preview
Here's our 2011 MLB AL pennant and wildcard races preview.
- 2011 MLB NL pennant and wildcard races preview
Here's our 2011 MLB NL pennant and wildcard races preview.
- 2011 MLB Trade Deadline Grades
Wondering who scored at the trade deadline? Here's our 2011 MLB trade deadline grades.
- 2011 MLB Trade Deadline
Here's an article about 2011 MLB Trade Deadline.
- Highest Paid MLB Players in 2011
Ever wonder which are the top paid players in baseball? Here's an article about the highest paid MLB players in 2011.
- Red Sox vs Devil Rays in 2011
Boston and Tampa Bay meet again. Here's our preview of the Red Sox vs Devil Rays in 2011.
- Is it Time for Major League Baseball Expansion?
Is it time for major league baseball expansion? If so, which cities should get teams?
- Current MLB Power Rankings
Here are our Current MLB Power Rankings.
- Preseason 2011 MLB Power Rankings
Here are our preseason 2011 MLB power rankings.
- The Return of Heartburn for Milwaukee Brewers Fans
Well, the 2011 version of the Milwaukee Brewers is taking off where the 2010 team ended -- providing Brewer fans with plenty of excitement and ... heartburn.
Check out 2012 MLB Playoff Schedule. Here's another cool MLB Blog.