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  1. The most underrated players in baseball history

    Aug 15, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Mickey Mantle AP

    Wait, why is Mickey Mantle’s pic on a post about underrated players?

  2. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits walk-off blast for 40th homer

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    kris bryant getty

    Between Double-A and Triple-A the 22-year-old third baseman is now hitting .336 with 40 homers, 33 doubles, 74 walks, 15 steals, and a 1.126 OPS in 122 games.

  3. Carlos Gonzalez needs season-ending knee surgery

    Aug 15, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    carlos gonzalez getty

    Carlos Gonzalez will join teammate Troy Tulowitzki on the sidelines for the remainder of the year.

  4. “How is Jerry Reinsdorf a loser? Let me count the ways”

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:48 AM EDT

    Reinsdorf, chairman of MLB team Chicago White Sox and NBA basketball team Chicago Bulls, smiles as he participates at the 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills

    That’s the opener to Murray Chass’ excellent analysis of yesterday’s commissioner vote. An analysis which should be the blueprint for how one approaches issues relating to baseball’s owners and the game’s governance.

  5. Here’s today’s dose of barfy Derek Jeter sentiment

    Aug 15, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

    Jeter Respect

    Why Derek Jeter deserves to play in October during his final season when most greats don’t is beyond me.

  6. HBT Daily: Remembering the 1994 strike

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    HBT Daily Logo

    Who wants to, right? Well, it’s a round-number anniversary, so we’re obligated by law to do so.

  7. Selig gets his man in Rob Manfred. And with it, his final triumph.

    Aug 15, 2014, 8:11 AM EDT

    MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaks during a news conference in New York

    Bud Selig got his man. And in doing so, he has ensured his legacy.

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Striking out 14 guys and/or scoring seven runs: strongly correlated with winning games.

  9. Yadier Molina catches bullpen session for first time since thumb surgery

    Aug 14, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Yadier Molina AP

    When Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 11, it was estimated that he would miss 8-12 weeks. He already appears to be ahead of schedule.

  10. Dylan Bundy placed on DL in minors with lat strain, could be done for year

    Aug 14, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    dylan bundy orioles getty

    The Orioles already weren’t expecting Dylan Bundy to contribute at the major league level this season, but now the focus may officially shift to 2015.

  11. Yu Darvish diagnosed with mild elbow inflammation

    Aug 14, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

    Yu Darvish AP

    Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish was placed on the disabled list yesterday with right elbow inflammation, but the good news is that it’s not considered serious.

  12. VIDEO: Watch the press conference for MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred

    Aug 14, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    It wasn’t easy, but today the owners of MLB’s 30 teams unanimously elected Rob Manfred as the 10th commissioner in baseball history.

  13. Terry Collins to Matt Harvey: “Back off”

    Aug 14, 2014, 7:45 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey AP

    Matt Harvey has repeatedly said that he would like to pitch in the majors this season. It’s an understandable sentiment from a competitive athlete, even one less than one year removed from Tommy John surgery, but Mets manager Terry Collins told Harvey via phone today to tap the breaks.

  14. Rob Manfred voted in as new MLB commissioner

    Aug 14, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred AP

    After a long day of deliberations, MLB owners have voted in Rob Manfred as Bud Selig’s successor as baseball’s commissioner.

  15. Reds place Homer Bailey on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 5:43 PM EDT

    Homer Bailey Getty

    Initially the Reds pushed back Homer Bailey’s turn in the rotation while hoping he could avoid a stint on the disabled list, but now they’ve placed him on the shelf with a flexor mass strain in his elbow.

  16. Bobby Abreu is back with the Mets

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Bobby Abreu Getty

    Abreu will report to Triple-A, where he hit .395 in 15 games earlier this season before being called up to the majors.

  17. Pirates claim John Axford off waivers from Indians

    Aug 14, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    John Axford

    Looking to add more bullpen help after the Jason Grilli-for-Ernesto Frieri swap worked out so horribly, the Pirates have acquired right-hander John Axford from the Indians.

  18. Ryan Braun out of Brewers’ lineup with ongoing hand injury

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT

    ryan braun getty

    “It’s not like I can’t play. I obviously can play.”

  19. Yonder Alonso goes back on the disabled list

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v San Diego Padres

    Alonso previously missed about six weeks in June and July with right wrist tendinitis and he’d been on fire since returning, hitting .421 in 15 games.

  20. Reds clear Brandon Phillips to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 14, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

    brandon phillips

    He was having a poor season before the injury, hitting .272 with seven homers and a .701 OPS that rates as his lowest mark since joining the Reds in 2006.

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