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Ike Davis Will Blossom into Solid Player After Trade to Pittsburgh Pirates

After several seasons of disappointment with the New York Mets, first baseman Ike Davis will finally be given the fresh start he so desperately needs. The Pittsburgh Pirates' official Twitter account announced on Friday that the team had acquired Davis for right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later: D.J. Show More Summary

Molina's Error Helps Nationals Beat Cardinals 3-1

4 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina's throwing error combined with Michael Wacha's wild pitch to allow two unearned runs in the seventh inning, breaking a tie and helping Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals beat St. Louis 3-1 Friday night.

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly can't answer Yasiel Puig questions

16 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

With the Dodgers’ brass still ensconced upstairs, the Dodgers’ spokesman on the story of Yasiel Puig’s incredible journey from Cuba to the United States remains Manager Don Mattingly.

Oakland A's Yoenis Cespedes Shows off New Neon Green Glove

It won't be hard to see that glove during games. The Oakland Athletics sent out a tweet of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and his new glove. As you can see from the picture above, his new glove is bright neon green, and it will likely turn some heads throughout the season. [Twitter, h/t College Spun] Read more MLB news on

Billy Hamilton's Awful Swing Is a Treasure to Behold

We can't quite call Billy Hamilton's offering on a Jeff Samardzija pitch a "swing," because it was more of a futile whiff. The Reds took on the Cubs Friday afternoon from Chicago in a game that Cincinnati would ultimately win, 4-1. In...Show More Summary

Mets Trade Ike Davis

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The Mets traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates, jettisoning a homegrown prospect they once viewed as a potential cornerstone.

Ike Davis Traded to Pirates: Latest News, Reaction and Analysis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first baseman Ike Davis in trade with the New York Mets on Friday, according to baseball writer Jon Heyman on Twitter: The Pirates' official Twitter account confirmed the deal: Heyman...Show More Summary

Orioles vs. Red sox Live Blog: Instant Reactions and Analysis

Tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET, an intra division showdown will take place in Boston as the Red Sox take on AL East opponent the Baltimore Orioles. Boston won the teams' first series by a two-to-one margin, but the Orioles have been on a tear...Show More Summary

Mets Trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The New York Mets have traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named.

Alfredo Simon Leads Reds Over Reeling Cubs 4-1

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17 games at Wrigley Field.

Baseball a Welcome Distraction for Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Reports this week detailing Yasiel Puig ’s harrowing escape from Cuba have painted a vivid picture of the 23-year-old’s personal challenges since defecting. According to an investigative report by Scott Eden of ESPN The Magazine, Puig...Show More Summary

B/R's Scott Miller: Lack of Leadoff Hitter Cause for Concern for Boston Red Sox

After winning the World Series last year, the Boston Red Sox are off to a slow start, including a couple of three-game losing streaks. The 2013 Red Sox were known for their amazing chemistry and a few stellar performances, but we have...Show More Summary

The new/old Juan Uribe continues to hurt baseballs for the Dodgers

6 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

And the Dodgers’ leading hitter after their first 16 games is 35-year-old Juan Uribe. Of course, just the way everyone had it figured.

Reds' Brandon Phillips Athletically Photobombs U.S. Olympians

Brandon Phillips loves messing with people. Before the Cincinnati Reds-Chicago Cubs game on Friday afternoon, Team USA goalie Molly Schaus wanted to take a nice photo with some friends down on the field. They didn't take into account...Show More Summary

3 Keys for St. Louis Cardinals Taking Weekend Series vs. Washington Nationals

Sixteen games into the regular season, the defending National League champion St. Louis Cardinals are off to a good start (10-6). The Cardinals have benefited from excellent starting pitching from staff ace Adam Wainwright and workhorses...Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Questionable Pickups Who Are Worth the Risk

With nearly three weeks complete in the fantasy baseball season, owners are getting a better idea of how their teams look for the 2014 season. A rash of injuries, particularly on the pitching side, and some notable slow starts have left...Show More Summary

Stock Up, Stock Down for Cincinnati Reds' Top 10 Prospects in Week 2

The minor league season is well underway, and some of the Cincinnati Reds' top prospects are off to impressive starts. The team graduated a number of top prospects from 2006-10, and trades for players like Mat Latos, Shin-Soo Choo, Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton. Show More Summary

MLB Commercial with Bryce Harper and Babe Ruth Is Old-Timey Goodness

MLB goes old school with its latest MLB Fan Cave commercial, featuring Bryce Harper, who pals around with Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk and Nolan Ryan. Dat vintage filter. For the Win's Ted Berg spotted this most recent "ForShow More Summary

Minnesota Twins Draw Franchise-Record 8 Walks in 1 Inning

The Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen completely fell apart at Target Field on Thursday, allowing the Minnesota Twins to draw a franchise-record eight walks in one inning, according to Twins employee Dustin Morse. The Blue Jays entered the eighth inning of a rather nondescript game with a 5-3 lead and stud reliever Steve Delabar on the mound. Show More Summary

Oakland A's Make Awesome Easter Vine with Live Baby Chickens

Baseball and chicks: Does it get any better? With Easter Sunday on the approach, social media geniuses working for the Oakland Athletics put together a tidy, perfect little Vine for the occasion. Advertising their upcoming game against...Show More Summary

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