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Fighting Royals Turning Heel from America's Darlings to MLB Bad Boys

Last October, the Kansas City Royals were baseball's reigning Cinderella. A scant six months later, they appear to be auditioning for the role of Wicked Stepsister. The latest salvo came Thursday night, when three Kansas City players were ejected during a rowdy, protracted brawl with the Chicago White Sox. Show More Summary

Navarro injury creates flexibility in Jays lineup: Griffin

Russell Martin will not have to catch each and every start of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

White Sox, Royals Benches Clear After Yordano Ventura, Adam Eaton Exchange Words

The benches cleared during Thursday’s game between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals after Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton exchanged words. Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times provided...Show More Summary

Playing Patience or Panic with Boston Red Sox Players Having Troubling Starts

The Boston Red Sox have a host of players with ugly batting averages and abhorrent ERAs, but not all slow starts are created equal. An annual April tradition across baseball is determining which scuffling players should garner actual...Show More Summary

Reasons to Be Patient with 5 Troubling Early-Season Los Angeles Dodger Starts

Two weeks into the Los Angeles Dodgers' season, the team sits near the top of the NL West. They are not off to the same blistering start as a team like the New York Mets, but much of the season has nonetheless been relatively positive. Show More Summary

Why Seattle Fans Should Be Worried About the Mariners' Slow Start

The 2015 MLB season is 15 games old, and fans are already beginning to take stock of their team’s performance. Several clubs—particularly the blistering-hot New York Mets—are off to fast starts, outperforming projections and delighting their supporters. Other teams, however, are struggling to meet expectations. Show More Summary

Is Chicago Cubs Phenom Kris Bryant Living Up to the Hype?

Kris Bryant was the talk of spring training, seemingly hitting a home run every at bat. Now, Bryant has finally made it to the majors and has a week under his belt. How has the young prospect fared in his first seven major league games? Check out Scott Miller grade Bryant's first week in Major League Baseball. All stats accurate as of April 23. Show More Summary

Stock Up, Stock Down for Cubs Top 10 Prospects for Week 2

There's not much that can dampen the spirits of Chicago Cubs fans, but that's especially true in 2015. The Cubs top two prospects are finally in the majors, Wrigley Field is in the middle of a massive facelift and next year doesn't seem...Show More Summary

Big MLB Names Already on the Hot Seat Early in 2015

We aren't even one-quarter of the way into the Major League Baseball season, yet there are players already struggling. Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Ryan Braun, New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran and Washington Nationals...Show More Summary

An Early Look at the Top 3 Mets Trade Deadline Chips

The 2015 season is only a few weeks old, but it's never too early to begin to speculate what kinds of trades the Mets could make to improve the team a little more. With the way their season has started, the Mets will very likely be buyers this season before the trade deadline. Show More Summary

Bartolo Colon Runs Down and Tags out A.J. Pierzynski, Remains a Living Legend

I’ve seen a baby open its eyes for the first time. I’ve driven through a hailstorm inside of a fog bank. I once watched the sun rise over the Blue Ridge Mountains. With that said, I don’t believe I’ve ever experienced something as deeply moving as the sight of Bartolo Colon chasing down A.J. Show More Summary

Eric Young Jr. Hits Strongest Bunt You'll Ever See vs. Mets

Bunts aren't supposed to go like this. Bunts are grounders. They're cute little hits designed to get a single or advance a runner. Atlanta Braves outfielder/second baseman Eric Young Jr. disagrees with that premise. In the top of the first inning Thursday afternoon, Young Jr. Show More Summary

Brett Gardner Chases Foul Ball, Knocks Beer All over Detroit Tigers Fan

The New York Yankees are currently locked in a 1-1 game with the Detroit Tigers on a chilly day at Comerica Park. It’s the bottom of the seventh now, but the contest started out rather sloppy thanks to Brett Gardner and a fan who wanted...Show More Summary

Joe Nathan Surgery Leaves His Career, Tigers Bullpen in Flux

If you haven't heard the latest on Joe Nathan, it's not good. As the Detroit Tigers announced Thursday morning, the veteran closer is done for the year. Be prepared to say goodbye to Nathan's career. And while you're at it, you might...Show More Summary

10 Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About

Early-season trades are fairly rare, as the MLB trade market generally does not get going until summer rolls around, but it's never too early to start talking potential swaps. At this point in the season, trade rumors center around two...Show More Summary

Yankees' Closer Experiment Should Become the Norm of MLB Future

After nearly 20 years of going with a single closer, the New York Yankees, of all teams, don't have one in 2015. At least, not officially. What in the name of Mariano Rivera is going on? That's right: Yankees manager Joe Girardi essentially...Show More Summary

Chicago White Sox: Playing Patience or Panic with the Lineup's Troubling Start

Following a 6-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox are two games below.500, good for third place in the American League Central. Needless to say, it’s not the type of start the club was expecting after...Show More Summary

Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 3 Buzz, Rumors

Once upon a time, managers and players were given some time to get going once the regular season got underway, with decision-makers around the game and fans alike understanding that they were just beginning a six-month marathon, not a three-week sprint. But that was then, and this is now. Show More Summary

MLB Early-Season Divisional Power Rankings

Throughout the offseason, as trades are made and free agents sign, one of the more polarizing arguments always centers on which division is Major League Baseball’s best. We comb through rosters, set up rotations and figure who and what fit where. Show More Summary

Signs That Some of MLB's Worst Early-Season Slumps Are Ending

April stats constantly trick MLB fans into reaching false conclusions. Could the New York Mets make a World Series run? Maybe. Or maybe their patchwork bullpen will open the floodgates as their offense begins missing the injured David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud. Maybe Chris Carter will maintain a slugging percentage below.200. Show More Summary

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