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Dusty Baker Comments on Bryce Harper After Star Apparently Curses at Umpire

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker is a fan of Bryce Harper. And, apparently, corporal punishment. "Will I have to spank him sometimes? Maybe," Baker said of his star outfielder Tuesday, a day after Harper was ejected from a 5-4...Show More Summary

Brendan Ryan to Angels: Latest Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

The Los Angeles Angels have acquired infielder Brendan Ryan in a trade with the Washington Nationals, the team announced on Tuesday. The Nationals will receive cash considerations in return, per MASNsports.com's Mark Zuckerman. RyanShow More Summary

Scott Boras Comments on Bryce Harper's Future with the Nationals

Agent Scott Boras may not be done directing his clients to stay with the Washington Nationals after securing a seven-year, $175 extension for starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday, per MLB.com's Bill Ladson. "Bryce Harper isShow More Summary

Raul Mondesi Suspended 50 Games: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Kansas City Royals prospect Raul Mondesi has been suspended 50 games for violating the joint drug agreement. Major League Baseball confirmed Mondesi's 50-game suspension Tuesday on Twitter. Joel Sherman of the New York Post added that...Show More Summary

Clinton Hollon Suspended 50 Games: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Toronto Blue Jays minor league pitcher Clinton Hollon has been suspended 50 games for a positive drug test. Shi Davidi of Sportset.ca reported Tuesday that Hollon received 50 games following his second failed test for a drug of abuse. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Bryce Harper Comments on Yelling Apparent Curse Word at Umpire After Ejection

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper was ejected during the ninth inning of Monday's 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers, and the reigning National League MVP showed no regret for his actions afterward. Harper was tossed after he and several Nats teammates yelled at home plate umpire Brian Knight for calling Danny Espinosa out on strikes. Show More Summary

5 Keys to the Chicago Cubs Getting on a Track to the World Series

It's no secret how the Chicago Cubs have raced out to the best record in the majors. The National League Central club, who OddsShark.com pegs as the early Fall Classic favorites, has scored the most runs in baseball and given up theShow More Summary

Barry Bonds Comments on Bryce Harper Walking 13 Times in Series vs. Cubs

After Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper set a major league record by drawing 13 walks in last weekend's four-game series against the Chicago Cubs, all-time MLB walks leader Barry Bonds weighed in on the reigning MVP's plight. Despite...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Week 6 News, Rumors and Speculation

There is no rule in baseball—unwritten or otherwise—that precludes two teams from making a trade before Memorial Day. Lest we forget it was only last year that Atlanta and San Diego agreed to a seven-player swap involving All-Star closer...Show More Summary

Upcoming MLB Free Agents Poised to Earn Big Bucks After 2016

Had Stephen Strasburg waited another day, he would have topped the list of MLB's best players entering free agency this offseason. The Washington Nationals ace had all the ingredients necessary to secure a massive payday. Since last year's All-Star break, the former No. Show More Summary

What Is Behind MLB's Struggling Ace Epidemic in 2016?

It's hard out here for an ace. Two years after hitting a modern nadir at 3.82 in 2014, the ERA for starting pitchers is up to 4.11 in 2016. And while top aces such as Jake Arrieta, Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale are doing their damnedest...Show More Summary

Taijuan Walker's 2016 Breakout Makes Mariners a Huge AL West Threat

Taijuan Walker made his MLB debut in 2013. But as the Seattle Mariners entered the 2016 season, they were still waiting for him to arrive. By that, we mean arrive in the big-picture sense —as in, deliver on his considerable promise and start making opposing hitters look foolish. Six starts in...it's happening. Show More Summary

Felix Hernandez Passes Jamie Moyer for Most Wins in Mariners History

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez added another accolade to his illustrious career Monday by becoming the all-time winningest pitcher in franchise history. Hernandez passed Jamie Moyer with his 146th win, according to MLB Stat of the Day. Show More Summary

Aroldis Chapman Comments on 1st Appearance with Yankees in Win vs. Royals

New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman made his debut against the Kansas City Royals on Monday and was flattered by the reaction he received from the home crowd. "It was incredible," he said through a translator, per ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand. The 28-year-old Cuban wowed the fans with his vintage 100-plus mph fastballs. Show More Summary

Stephen Strasburg's 7-Year, $175M Extension Is Calculated Risk for Nationals

The Washington Nationals have decided to count on a guy who's traditionally been hard to count on. And in the end, they could be glad they did. For now, Stephen Strasburg can count his money. As Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post and...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Drops Apparent Curse Word Toward Ump After Nationals' Walk-off Win

The Washington Nationals won Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, after Clint Robinson’s walk-off home run, but superstar Bryce Harper’s actions during the ensuing celebration turned heads. Scott Linn of ESPN 980 and YahooShow More Summary

Stephen Strasburg, Nationals Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

The Washington Nationals and starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg reportedly agreed to a seven-year contract extension on Monday. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post cited " a person familiar with the situation" when first reporting a...Show More Summary

Dusty Baker Comments on Potentially Changing Lineup After Bryce Harper's 6 Walks

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker doesn't plan to change his lineup after reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper reached base seven times without recording a single hit on Sunday. “I thought about it hard and long, but a few days doesn’t merit you switching it up,” Baker said, per Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. Show More Summary

Red-hot Cubs, White Sox have Windy City riding high

In Chicago, they are partying like it’s 1906. That was the last time both of the city’s major-league baseball teams — the Cubs and White Sox — were in first place. But as of Monday, history is repeating itself.

Aroldis Chapman Officially Reinstated by MLB from Restricted List

The New York Yankees announced Monday they added closer Aroldis Chapman to the active roster after MLB reinstated him from the restricted list. The team sent relief pitcher Johnny Barbato down to Triple-A in order to open up a spot for...Show More Summary

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