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Dustin Pedroia Injury: Updates on Red Sox Star's Head and Return

Dustin Pedroia 's Saturday night was over quickly as the Boston Red Sox second baseman left early after getting hit in the head by Logan Forsythe of the Tampa Bay Rays. According to Sean McAdam of, Pedroia was hit by Forsythe...Show More Summary

Ranking Top 7 MLB Contenders by Who's Best Built for the Playoffs

Regular-season success and postseason success are often two different things in Major League Baseball, as some teams are simply better built for postseason success. The article ahead offers an in-depth look at the seven teams best built...Show More Summary

Dodgers Use Extreme 4-Man Shift with Bases Loaded vs. Padres

MLB teams usually aren't afraid to utilize an infield shift for hitters who tend to pull the ball, but the Los Angeles Dodgers went a bit extreme with this one. In the bottom of the 12th inning on Friday night with the bases loaded against the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers used a four-infielder shift, moving everyone to the right side of the infield. Show More Summary

Brian Cashman on the Hot Seat If Yankees Miss Playoffs

The New York Yankees are not a team accustomed to missing the playoffs, and especially not missing them in consecutive seasons. The last time that happened was 1994 at the end of a 13-year drought that led to Buck Showalter being fired as manager. Show More Summary

Last-Minute Waiver Trade Ideas for MLB Contenders' Biggest Weaknesses

To many, July 31 is known simply as "the trade deadline." Of course, that's not entirely accurate. Plenty of deals go down in August; the process just gets more complicated. To be traded post-July, players must clear revocable waivers. Show More Summary

Justin Verlander's Rejuvenation Is Everything the Detroit Tigers Need Right Now

All of the pitching luxuries the Detroit Tigers seemed to have four weeks ago have systematically evaporated and been replaced by the first stages of panic. When the Tigers maneuvered a trade for David Price at the non-waiver deadline,...Show More Summary

Coco Crisp Injury: Updates on A's Star's Neck and Return After Wall Collision

Coco Crisp almost made a spectacular catch to rob Chris Iannetta of a home run Friday, but the fact that the ball went over the wall was the least of the Oakland Athletics’ concerns. Scott Miller of Bleacher Report and Brodie BrazilShow More Summary

San Francisco Giants: An Early Free-Agency and Offseason Primer

The San Francisco Giants' 2014 regular season is winding down and has just over four weeks remaining. As the Giants scratch and claw to make the playoffs, general manager Brian Sabean must also begin planning for the future. Sabean will...Show More Summary

Top MLB Prospect Call-Up Radar Report, Week 22

The 2014 season has seen a number of notable prospects receive call-ups to the major leagues. With the final month and the corresponding roster expansion approaching, there will be more to come—and soon. September brings with it 40-man...Show More Summary

Steve Pearce Injury: Updates on Orioles Star's Abdomen and Return

The Baltimore Orioles have built up a huge cushion in the American League East, but the team can ill-afford to lose any more core players down the stretch as it prepares for the postseason. Steve Pearce, who has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the league this year, was taken out of Friday's game against Minnesota. Show More Summary

Giants' Yusmeiro Petit Retires MLB-Record 46 Straight Batters

San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record during Thursday's outing against the Colorado Rockies by retiring a 46th consecutive batter, per the Giants' official Twitter account. Petit entered Thursday's game...Show More Summary

Why the Future Pittsburgh Pirates Will Have One of the Best Rotations in MLB

With only 29 games remaining in the regular season, the Pittsburgh Pirates trail the San Francisco Giants by just 2.0 games for the second wild-card spot. Currently, the organization cannot be thinking about the future, as it has a chance...Show More Summary

MLB Must Change September Call-Up Rules to Be Fair to All 30 Teams

The final month of Major League Baseball’s regular season is just around the corner. For many teams, that means help is on the way. Starting Monday, Sept. 1, teams are allowed to carry as many as 40 players on their active roster. And...Show More Summary

Jesus Montero Throws Ice Cream Sandwich at Seattle Scout After Heckling Incident

In an incident straight out of a Seinfeld episode, Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero threw an ice cream sandwich at an MLB scout after a bizarre heckling incident.’s Tyler Maun (h/t HardBallTalk’s Craig Calcaterra) brings...Show More Summary

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Hunt for a Black October

It’s not a stretch to say the Pittsburgh Pirates’ weak September schedule could propel them into the playoffs if the team takes care of business against a trio of last-place teams. The Pirates play host this weekend to a faltering Cincinnati Reds team that currently sits four games under.500, a team that is all but eliminated from the playoff hunt. Show More Summary

Randy Johnson Selling Extravagant Arizona Home for $25 Million

When you see that former major league pitcher Randy Johnson is selling his Arizona mansion for $25 million, you may think that is a bit extreme. You'll understand that price tag once you see the pictures of the home. Johnson played for...Show More Summary

MLB Rumors: Analyzing All the Latest Whispers, News and Speculation

Thanks to the endless stream of MLB whispers, news and speculation, it is a fine time to be a fan of the game. From watching the waiver wire to see who's cleared and is eligible to be traded to keeping up with the latest rookie call-ups...Show More Summary

Whatever You Do, Don't Touch Adrian Beltre's Head!

Why are we here? Is man the product of chance or creation? Where do we go after we shuffle off this mortal coil? These are all important questions, but today our aim is to discuss a greater quandary in the pantheon of intellectual discourse:...Show More Summary

Handicapping AL's Hotly Contested Wild-Card Race with 1 Month Left

This is exactly how Bud Selig and Major League Baseball drew it up three years ago. With the second wild-card spot, the number of viable postseason competitors increases and more teams remain in the hunt for longer. As the summer concludes...Show More Summary

3 MLB Playoff Contenders Headed for September Collapses

We have officially hit crunch time in the 2014 MLB season, as the month of August comes to a close and teams have roughly 30 games left to secure a spot in the postseason. In the National League, seven teams still boast a winning record...Show More Summary

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