Red Sox play Yankees under protest after strange play at 1B

The Boston Red Sox played the last six frames of their 16-inning loss against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park under protest Saturday after a strange play involving Matt Holliday at first base. With Holliday at first, Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland fielded an 11th-inning grounder and threw to Xander Bogaerts who attempted […]

Bochy convinced baseballs are causing blisters after Cueto injury

Add San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy to the list of people who suspect the league’s blister epidemic is the result of different baseballs. The longtime manager’s take came after the Giants placed right-hander Johnny Cueto on the disabled list with a blister issue that forced him out of Friday’s start. “Yeah, I think there […]

Braves offered top prospect to White Sox for Quintana

Braves offered top prospect to White Sox for Quintana

The Chicago Cubs may have landed Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox in a blockbuster five-player trade on Thursday, but they weren’t the only team to make a serious bid. Along with the Cubs, the Atlanta Braves also made a strong and serious run at Quintana, making an offer which included top prospect Ozzie […]

Harper leads all vote-getters, headlines NL starters for All-Star Game

Harper leads all vote-getters, headlines NL starters for All-Star Game

Bryce Harper is making it to his fifth Midsummer Classic on the back of over 4.6 million votes. The Washington Nationals superstar received the most votes among both American League and National League All-Star candidates, and will be joined on July 11 at Marlins Park by fellow teammates Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy, who will […]

Astros set franchise record by reaching 50 wins in 74 games

Astros set franchise record by reaching 50 wins in 74 games

The Houston Astros became the first team in baseball to win 50 games on Thursday, doing so in just 74 games, which is the fastest they’ve reached the 50-victory mark in club history, according to a league announcement. Houston’s previous best start was established in 1979, when it took the Astros 81 games to hit […]

Matt Harvey needs to grow up, step up and apologize to the Mets

Matt Harvey needs to grow up, step up and apologize to the Mets

Billy Martin once said of Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner, “One’s a born liar and the other’s convicted.” With apologies to Martin, the Mets’ latest shenanigans can be summed up thusly: Noah Syndergaard won’t take an MRI and Matt Harvey won’t show up. Here’s a bit of advice for Harvey, not that he listens to […]

Adam Jones ejected as tension between Orioles, Red Sox continues

Adam Jones ejected as tension between Orioles, Red Sox continues

The drama between the Red Sox and Orioles continues to heat up, as Baltimore starting pitcher Kevin Gausman and outspoken outfielder Adam Jones were both ejected from Wednesday’s game from Fenway Park. Gausman was ejected in the second inning for hitting Xander Bogaerts with a pitch, which created an uproar due to the fact that […]

Hosmer talking extension, but prepared for breakup of Royals’ core

He wants to stay. All of the Royals’ potential free agents want to stay. But as first baseman Eric Hosmer puts it, “I realize what hand Dayton was dealt.” Which isn’t to say that “Dayton” — Royals general manager Dayton Moore — is conceding that he will lose Hosmer, the most coveted of the four […]

Nick Swisher announces retirement from baseball

With the colorful style he brought to the field in a 12-year big league career that included stops with the Athletics, White Sox, Yankees, Indians and Braves, Nick Swisher officially announced his retirement as a player in an essay on The Players’ Tribune Friday.  Swisher, who spent the 2016 season in the Yankees’ minor league system, kicked […]