May 17, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
Six shutouts last night. Two of the pitcher variety. Where has all the offense gone?
May 14, 2014, 3:15 PM EST
Dillon Gee’s remarkable run dating back to last season will be put on hold, as the Mets have placed the right-hander on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle.
May 10, 2014, 11:35 AM EST
Joe Mauer is back in the Twins’ lineup after missing five straight games.
May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EST
Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action
May 1, 2014, 6:53 AM EST
In today’s ATH we offer a few quick history lessons too. For example, did you know that “And That Happened” used to be called “Hark, this Occurred” back when it was a print feature? True story.
Apr 30, 2014, 12:55 PM EST
Sports Illustrated, last I checked, was not a publicity firm. But apparently Max Scherzer wants it to be.
Apr 19, 2014, 7:35 PM EST
The camera guy made a faux pas during the first inning of Saturday’s Angels-Tigers game.
Apr 19, 2014, 6:00 PM EST
Mike Trout attached his name to an ignominious feat on Saturday against the Tigers.
Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals.
Apr 2, 2014, 5:06 PM EST
But the biggest problem for the Royals wasn’t Ian Kinsler. It was Ned Yost’s bullpen management.
Apr 2, 2014, 3:45 PM EST
Max Scherzer got off to a shaky start this afternoon, walking the first batter he faced and giving up a single to the second hitter, but then he escaped the first inning without any damage and went on to shut out the Royals for eight innings.
Apr 2, 2014, 11:19 AM EST
Joe Posnanski picks the Royals to win the division for the 17th consecutive season.
Mar 28, 2014, 10:10 PM EST
Yankees GM Brian Cashman signed Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract in January, then spent some time deflating expectations for the right-hander. His spring performance, including his final outing Friday afternoon against the Marlins, may have reinflated those expectations. Hiroki Kuroda started and tossed three scoreless innings before Tanaka entered the…
Mar 28, 2014, 12:30 PM EST
Last weekend the Tigers took the unusual step of calling out Max Scherzer — however implicitly — as being greedy when they announced that he has rejected the team’s offer of a contract extension. That sort of thing turns fans against a player and can put a player on the defensive. According to the Detroit Free…
Mar 27, 2014, 8:10 PM EST
UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal includes two vesting options valued at $30 million each. If Cabrera maxes out the deal, he could make as much as $352 million over 12 years. 6:56 p.m. ET: The new money in the deal works out to eight years and $248 million, per FOX Sports’…
Mar 24, 2014, 10:35 PM EST
The Red Sox formally announced a contract extension with slugger David Ortiz last night. Could a deal with left-hander Jon Lester be next? Well, maybe. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said today that the two sides remain in touch about an extension and that he hopes for a…
Mar 24, 2014, 2:49 PM EST
As of late last month there were numerous reports about the Angels and Mike Trout working on a massive long-term contract extension, but as Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com notes that talk has gone silent recently. Gonzalez asked Trout what the extension rumors being quiet meant and here’s how the Angels center fielder replied: I haven’t…
Mar 24, 2014, 9:06 AM EST
Players and teams negotiate for long term contracts all the time. They reach the beginning of the season without deals being reached frequently. Also, frequently, players state that they will not negotiate during the season. There is nothing particularly unusual about any of that. So why are the Tigers making a point to throw Max…
Mar 23, 2014, 8:25 PM EST
The Tigers may have hit a roadblock in extension talks with starter Max Scherzer, so they have turned their attention to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the two sides are open to an extension, but the discussion remains at a preliminary stage. Cabrera moved over to first base after…
Mar 23, 2014, 9:37 AM EST
As first reported by MLive.com’s Chris Iott, the Tigers made a final long-term extension offer this weekend to the representatives of right-hander Max Scherzer and had it rejected. The two sides will wait until the offseason to pick the negotiations back up, and there’s obviously now a very good chance that Scherzer will be hitting…
Mar 17, 2014, 2:19 PM EST
Detroit choosing Justin Verlander over Max Scherzer to start on Opening Day was a reminder of just how star-studded the Tigers’ rotation is, but here’s a slight buzzkill: No. 3 starter and reigning ERA champ Anibal Sanchez was scratched from today’s scheduled start with shoulder soreness. For now the Tigers are saying they expect Sanchez…
Mar 17, 2014, 11:51 AM EST
Max Scherzer is the reigning American League Cy Young winner, but he won’t be starting for the Tigers until the second game of the season. Rookie manager Brad Ausmus has decided on Justin Verlander as the Opening Day starter. No surprise, really. As great as Scherzer was last season–going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and…
Mar 2, 2014, 9:42 PM EST
Joba Chamberlain‘s Oscar party is better than yours … Too many bikini models in 1 room #nofilter @KateUpton @jbholaday @Max_Scherzer @JustinVerlander pic.twitter.com/ypLhfQmBAz — Joba Chamberlain (@Joba_44) March 3, 2014 That is Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday posing in a patriotic one-piece with supermodel Kate Upton, rumored girlfriend of Detroit ace Justin Verlander. And there’s Max Scherzer…
Feb 28, 2014, 2:00 PM EST
LAKELAND, FLORIDA — After clubhouses close I usually wander around and take pictures of people without asking. Then I eat ballpark food. It’s a totally healthy way to live life. Here’s some of the random things I saw while I was waiting for the game to start. Hey, it’s should-be-Hall-of-Famer Lou Whitaker! Where are you…
Jan 25, 2014, 11:15 PM EST
Major League Baseball’s award winners were presented with their hardware tonight at the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner at the New York Hilton. Hall of Fame managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre were honored. Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez picked up their Rookie of the Year awards for the American and…
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- Blue Jays sign Dayan Viciedo to a minor league deal 8
- Chris Sale will be sidelined for three weeks with foot fracture 11
- Aramis Ramirez says 2015 will be his last year 33
- Francisco Rodriguez re-signs with the Brewers 9
- If addiction is an illness — and it is — Josh Hamilton shouldn’t be suspended 306
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