Dec 8, 2014, 2:20 PM EST
Don’t believe the anti-hype.
Dec 2, 2014, 4:50 PM EST
Boston claimed Francisco off waivers from Toronto on November 19.
Nov 26, 2014, 8:00 AM EST
It’s like clockwork. A team signs a big free agent or two and someone argues that baseball is doomed without a salary cap. It’s always baloney, of course.
Nov 13, 2014, 6:23 PM EST
Mike Trout is, at long last, the American League’s Most Valuable Player.
Nov 6, 2014, 6:01 PM EST
The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League. Votes are cast by MLB’s coaches and managers.
Nov 4, 2014, 6:02 PM EST
The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is announcing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special airing right now (6:00 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. We will post those names here as they are rolled out …
Oct 23, 2014, 1:47 PM EST
On your mark. Get set. Complain!
Sep 29, 2014, 12:40 PM EST
Trout vs. Martinez? Hernandez vs. Kluber? Here are one person’s picks for MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.
Sep 25, 2014, 7:18 AM EST
The Dodgers clinch the NL West behind another outstanding performance from Clayton Kershaw.
Aug 5, 2014, 6:38 AM EST
Don’t look now, but the Angels are only a game back of the A’s in the AL West. And, thus, a game away from having the best record in baseball.
Aug 4, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
The Tribe walks off against Texas, MadBum was dominant and V-Mart goes yard again. Note: if you were not a baseball fan, you would have no idea what any of the stuff in the previous sentence meant. It’s just barely English, yet we all get it. Cool, huh?
Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EST
Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.
Jul 9, 2014, 6:54 AM EST
This was Jacob deGrom’s best performance since he played Jim Morrison in that Oliver Stone Doors flick.
Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EST
Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
Jul 5, 2014, 8:50 PM EST
Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig are your current leaders in turning a poor play into an amazing play (1).
Jun 18, 2014, 10:17 PM EST
Indians outfielder Michael Brantley suffered a mild concussion on Monday evening when he banged his head and neck on the knee of Angels infielder John McDonald while trying to break up a doubleplay. But he is expected to avoid the disabled list.
Jun 17, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
You can never be too careful with head injuries.
May 20, 2014, 6:31 AM EST
Two wins for Ohio teams, both in extra innings, both games decided by homers. Ohio is clearly the home of magical performers turning in clutch performances.
May 3, 2014, 8:20 PM EST
Michael Bourn’s left hamstring has been a bother dating back to spring training. He had to leave Saturday night’s game early with more discomfort.
Apr 22, 2014, 6:56 AM EST
Baseball’s two brightest young stars pass like ships in the night.
Mar 24, 2014, 1:20 PM EST
Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will begin the season on the disabled list with a hamstring injury suffered on March 16, the team announced. Bourn was a big disappointment in the first season of his four-year, $48 million deal, hitting just .263 with a .676 OPS and career-low 23 steals, and then in October he…
Mar 17, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
Michael Bourn strained his surgically-repaired left hamstring yesterday and now his Opening Day is in doubt: Michael Bourn is going to miss at least a week. Has mild left hamstring strain. Unknown if he’ll be ready for March 31 opener. #Indians. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) March 17, 2014 It would appear that Michael Brantley…
Feb 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EST
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis will enter his first year of arbitration eligibility after the season. He’ll have the opportunity to go through the arbitration process for three years. After the 2017 season, he would become eligible for free agency. According to Terry Pluto of the Plain Dealer, however, it sounds like the Indians want…
Feb 10, 2014, 8:13 PM EST
UPDATE: The deal is done. According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Brantley will make $25 million over four years while the contract includes an $11 million option for 2018. 8:13 p.m. ET: Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that the Indians and outfielder Michael Brantley are close to agreeing on a…
Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EST
There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…
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