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MLB Floating Idea That Lets Teams Bat Anyone They Want In The 9th Inning (VIDEO)

Once upon a time, Major League Baseball was the most popular sport in the country and no other sport in the States could come close to popularity. Those times are long gone now as the NFL and NBA have easily surpassed the MLB and it shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. The league has […]

Astros’ highly ranked pitching prospect gets 50-game MLB drug suspension

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Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that it has suspended Forrest Whitley, who is widely seen as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, for 50 games over a violation of the league’s drug policy. Whitley’s suspension will begin at the start of the Texas League season, as he currently is on the roster of […]

MLB Teams To Wear Hats That Honor Parkland Victims

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The Miami Herald reports: To honor the victims of last week’s school shooting, Major League Baseball teams intend to wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday for the start of spring training games in Florida and Arizona. The league’s...Show More Summary

Astros P Lance McCullers Jr. Rips ESPN, MLB Over Pace of Play Changes & Coverage

In an effort to bring more viewers to the sport and speed up the game as a whole, Major League Baseball announced its 2018 pace of play initiatives on Monday, and it likely upset every pitcher in the league. There will now be a limitation on mound visits to six per game, with a few […]

Bryce Harper looks ahead to next season

Right fielder for the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper, shared his thoughts on the upcoming Major League Baseball season.

Red Sox agree to five-year, $110 million deal with J.D. Martinez

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The Red Sox helped to thaw Major League Baseball’s free-agent freeze on Monday by signing outfielder J.D. Martinez to a nine-figure deal.

Major League Baseball Makes Pitch To Speed Up Games

Major League Baseball unveiled rule changes today designed to speed up the pace of games, including limiting visits to the pitcher’s mound and shaving the time between innings. The moves come after the average length of a nine-inning...Show More Summary

No tanks: Angels owner Arte Moreno is all about playing to win

Arte Moreno wants no part of Major League Baseball’s growing tank battalion. No matter how far out of playoff contention his team might be, the Angels owner couldn’t stomach the idea of trading away the bulk of his proven talent for prospects and going into total rebuild mode, even though the strategy...

SPRING TRAINING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER: So check out Sports Illustrated’s 10 best players in majo…

SPRING TRAINING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER: So check out Sports Illustrated’s 10 best players in major league baseball. Mike Trout of the Angels is number 1, Jose Altuve of the Astros is number 2. Even though I’m an Astros fan, I’m good with that. The Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt is number 10 — good choice. […]

Kenley Jansen calls MLB's pace-of-play initiatives 'ridiculous'

Kenley Jansen sneered at the prospect of Major League Baseball making changes to improve the sport’s pace of play, insisting that the implementation of a pitch clock or the restriction of mound visits will not affect the sport’s appeal to viewers. “That’s ridiculous,” Jansen said on Wednesday morning...

No, MLB teams don’t need to watch the MLBPA training camp in person

This isn’t a tryout camp, nerds. The Major League Baseball Players Association is hosting a training camp for free agents at IMG Academy in Florida, as spring training camps have opened and those players without teams still need a place to get into game shape. Show More Summary

Baseball tourney with HBCUs 'foot in the door' for players

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Major League Baseball officials say their decade-long effort to sponsor, promote and broadcast a tournament featuring black colleges should not be judge by the number of players in the event who wind up in the big leagues        

Greg Bouris quits as spokesman for baseball players' union

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Greg Bouris has resigned as director of communications for the Major League Baseball Players Association after 19 years        

Union keeping free-agent camp closed to media

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The Major League Baseball Players Association is keeping media out of its free-agent training camp at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida        

From All-Star Pitcher To All Star Drug Lord: Esteban Loaiza Busted With 20 Kilos Of Cocaine And-Or Heroin

Retired Major League Baseball pitcher, Esteban Loaiza was arrested at his home near San Diego on Friday, when agents found 20 kilos (44 pounds) of cocaine and/or heroin. TMZ reports that the former pitcher was busted during a BorderShow More Summary

Play ball! Five Arizona hotels that shower spring training fans with extras

Spring training brings 15 Major League Baseball teams, including the Dodgers and the Angels, to 10 stadiums in the greater Phoenix area. You can watch the pros’ practice games Feb. 23-March 27. Buy your own tickets to the games you want to see, then bed down in one of these hotels that offer some...

Are Major League Baseball's owners engaging in collusion again? Some players and agents think so

“You are so damned dumb,” then-Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth told Major League team owners at a meeting in 1985. Given the choice between pressing a red button that would give them a World Series win and a $10-million loss, or a black button that would give them a guaranteed $4-million...

MLB set for star-studded free agency class after 2018 season

2 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Take a look at the loaded Major League Baseball free agency class set to hit the market next winter.        

Who is getting frozen out in free agency? Veteran leaders, as union chief Tony Clark used to be

Tony Clark, the embattled executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Assn., is the first former player to lead the union. As a player, Clark developed a reputation as a clubhouse leader, a trait that helped him secure employment as he transitioned from a first baseman good for 30 home...

Rob Manfred says baseball won't institute a pitch clock — but only if the players agree to other measures to speed up games

No pitch clock after all? Major League Baseball is willing to forgo a pitch clock this season if the players’ union agrees on other measures to speed games, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. Manfred said the league instead would restrict mound visits and shorten commercial breaks, among other...

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