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Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Week 20 Buzz, Rumors

The next time someone tells you that baseball is boring, kindly point their attention to the stretch run, which promises to be far more exciting and entertaining than any meaningless NFL preseason game could ever hope to be. Three divisional...Show More Summary

Risky 6-Man Rotation Is Blue Jays' Best Shot at Deep 2016 Postseason Run

For some teams, questing for a World Series trophy requires sticking with whatever's working. The Toronto Blue Jays don't have that luxury. Things are mostly good for the reigning AL East champs. Their 68-52 record puts them a game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox in this year's race. Show More Summary

How the Chicago Cubs Have Shaken off Slump to Fly Back to Top of MLB

CHICAGO — Throughout sports, we’re used to losses prompting overly emotional reactions. Post-loss pressers sometimes feature yelling or one-word answers. But it all screams the same thing: The greatest teams, athletes and coaches hate losing. While the Chicago Cubs also dislike a loss, it’s difficult to overlook how easily they overcome them. Show More Summary

Dansby Swanson Coup Hits Peak After Rapid Rise from No. 1 Pick to MLB

On Tuesday, shortstop Dansby Swanson got word that he's headed to the big leagues and will debut Wednesday with the Atlanta Braves, per the team's official Twitter feed. On Monday, right-hander Shelby Miller made a start for the Reno...Show More Summary

Erick Aybar to Tigers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Atlanta Braves found a taker for struggling shortstop Erick Aybar. The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday they traded for the 32-year-old, with Mike Aviles and Kade Scivicque going to Atlanta. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David...Show More Summary

Tyler Chatwood Injury: Updates on Rockies Pitcher's Back and Return

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood has run into problems with his back once again and is facing another extended absence. Continue for updates. Chatwood Headed For the Disabled List Again Tuesday, Aug. 16 According to Nick...Show More Summary

Dansby Swanson to Be Recalled from Double-a Mississippi by Braves

The future is set to arrive for the Atlanta Braves. The team announced Tuesday it will call up infielder Dansby Swanson on Wednesday: The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Swanson out of Vanderbilt with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 MLB draft. David...Show More Summary

Miguel Cabrera Injury: Updates on Tigers Star's Biceps and Return

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will miss Tuesday's game against the Kansas City Royals with a left biceps strain. Continue for updates. Cabrera's Injury Not Considered Serious Tuesday, Aug. 16 According to the team's official Twitter account, Cabrera is listed as day-to-day. Show More Summary

MLB Waiver Trade Ideas Based on Week 20 News, Rumors and Speculation

Monday saw Major League Baseball's first trades of the waiver period, with former top-100 infield prospect Luis Sardinas traded from Seattle to San Diego in exchange for a player to be named later or cash, per the Mariners, while Atlanta...Show More Summary

10 MLB Teams with Encouraging Signs for the Future

To achieve the sustainable success every MLB team is searching for, a front office needs to have an eye on the future. Whether a team is a contender in 2016 or focused on 2017, it's never too early to look ahead at how it is lining up...Show More Summary

Coco Crisp: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation Surrounding Athletics of

After seven seasons, it appears outfielder Coco Crisp and the Oakland Athletics are headed for a contentious divorce. Continue for updates. Crisp Accuses A's of Benching Him for Financial Reasons Tuesday, Aug. 16 Crisp said Monday the...Show More Summary

How Have the Dodgers Erased the SF Giants' Huge Lead Without Clayton Kershaw?

A little after 1 p.m. Sunday, a Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw took the mound. Fifteen minutes later, the Dodgers were down 5-0, and the pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw was done for the day. By day's end, the Dodgers—without Clayton Kershaw —had lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-3. Show More Summary

Zach Britton Can Be MLB's First AL Cy Young Reliever Since 1992

Someone is going to win the 2016 American League Cy Young Award. That much we know. After that, things get messy. The Junior Circuit is flush with very good starting pitchers, solid starting pitchers and serviceable starting pitchers. Show More Summary

Mookie Betts Has Real Chance of Crashing AL MVP Party

In the American League MVP race, one undersized dynamo is now being hotly pursued by another undersized dynamo. The latter is Mookie Betts, who you've probably noticed in your news feed recently. It's well and good that he singled and made a goofy catch in the Boston Red Sox's 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Show More Summary

Shin-Soo Choo Injury: Updates on Rangers OF's Forearm and Return

Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo suffered a fractured left forearm during Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics, per TR Sullivan of MLB.com. Continue for updates. Choo Could Miss Remainder of Season Monday, Aug. 15 Sullivan...Show More Summary

Billy Hamilton Injury: Updates on Reds OF's Knee and Return

The Cincinnati Reds announced center fielder Billy Hamilton exited Monday's game against the Miami Marlins after suffering a right knee contusion. Continue for updates. Tyler Holt Replaces Hamilton Monday, Aug. 15 Hamilton was 0-for-1...Show More Summary

MLB Betting Preview: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds, Analysis

The Boston Red Sox (65-52) bring a four-game winning streak into the first game of a two-game series with the Baltimore Orioles (66-51) on Tuesday at Camden Yards. The Orioles lead the Red Sox by one game for second place in the American...Show More Summary

Yankees flushed with prospects after dumping veterans at MLB trade deadline

Fans hoping deals that landed them blue-chip prospects will mirror the reboot that led to 1996 World Series and two decades of prosperity.

Cubs Play Inappropriate Song as Aroldis Chapman Walks off Mound, Team Apologizes

During the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs played a song called "Smack My Bitch Up" as Aroldis Chapman walked off the mound. That is a wildly inappropriate song for a sporting...Show More Summary

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