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Former Red Sox Pitcher Monbouquette Dead at 78

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Former Major League Baseball All Star pitcher Bill Monbouquette has died of leukemia at the age of 78, the Boston Red Sox said on their website.

Former MLB Pitcher Ted Lilly Charged With Insurance Fraud

Ted Lilly, a retired Major League Baseball pitcher, has been charged with felony insurance fraud in California. Lilly, a California native, earned an estimated $80 million to $100 million in base salary while pitching in the big leagues. Show More Summary

Manfred Knows He'll Get Hit as Commish _ His Name Is on Ball

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Rob Manfred knows he'll get pounded now that he's baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball.

Worldplay: One Cure for Imagination Deficit Disorder

Your nine-year-old daughter has invented her own secret country in the intricate patterns of your living room rug. Your neighbor's sons, age twelve and ten, spend hours dreaming up the play-by-play of an imaginary baseball league. They've all been at this for months. Should you worry?

MLB's New Commissioner Is Open To Banning Defensive Shifts To Increase Scoring—Here's A Simple Way To Do It

In a recent interview with ESPN, new Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said, in an effort to increase scoring, he is open to banning one of the biggest changes to the sport in recent years, the increased use of defensive shifts. Show More Summary

Baseball outfielder Brennan Boesch buys in Malibu

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Major League Baseball outfielder Brennan Boesch, most recently of the Angels, has purchased a home in Malibu for $2.4 million.

Major League Baseball Now Has 41 Players With $100 Million Contracts

The Washington Nationals stunned the baseball world when they added to their already-strong pitching staff by giving Max Scherzer a 7-year, $210 million contract. But what is really amazing is just how common these contracts have become. Show More Summary

James Shields Would Legitimize the Blue Jays' Attempt to End Playoff Drought

The drought needs to end. The Toronto Blue Jays have not made the postseason since winning the World Series in 1993, the longest dry spell in Major League Baseball. Though the Jays have made blockbuster trades aimed at ending the streak...Show More Summary

New Commissioner Wants to Promote Sport to Youth

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

New Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred wants to increase participation in the sport among America’s youth and modernize the game without interfering with its history and traditions.

Rob Manfred Pens Letter to Fans, Comments on Taking over as MLB Commissioner

On Sunday, Rob Manfred took over as the new commissioner of Major League Baseball, assuming the post held by Bud Selig for 23 years before he retired. And one of his first acts in his new role was to pen a letter to the game's fans via...Show More Summary

Sports Briefing | Baseball: Ex-Pitcher Charged With Fraud

2 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The former Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud.

MLB's Top 10 Can't-Miss Pitching Prospects for the 2015 Season

Major League Baseball is being dominated by pitching, and that's only going to continue, judging by the flood of elite young arms who are on the verge of reaching The Show. Like these 10, who represent the sport's can't-miss prospects...Show More Summary

Ex-Yankees pitcher Ted Lilly accused of insurance fraud

Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud.

The Next MLB Starting Pitchers Who Will Ascend to 'Ace' Status

Defining an "ace" pitcher in Major League Baseball is difficult because it's subjective. What's more, just about everyone has a different opinion on how many actual "aces" there are and whether specific pitchers qualify or come up just...Show More Summary

Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dies

Chicago Cubs legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ernie Banks has died, according to a family attorney. He was 83 years old. Known for his fun-loving, positive attitude, "Mr. Cub" broke into Major League Baseball for the Cubs in 1953. Over...Show More Summary

Ted Lilly Charged with Felony Insurance Fraud: Latest Details and Reaction

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with three felony counts of insurance fraud in the state of California. According to a report by Alexandra Pierce of, Lilly pleaded not guilty to the charges that...Show More Summary

San Jose Strikes Out in 9th Cir. MLB Antitrust Appeal

When we last left the City of San Jose in its ongoing battle with the behemoth known as Major League Baseball, it was trying to fast-track an antitrust lawsuit against MLB to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the Ninth Circuit has decided, and with Judge Alex Kozinski at......

How Data Can Make Our Cities Safer and Smarter

Michael Lewis' book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, documents how the Oakland Athletics, a baseball team with a near league low $40 million payroll, won over 100 games by focusing on the most valuable, not the most expensive, skills. Show More Summary

Ichiro Suzuki to Marlins: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Ichiro Suzuki isn't done with Major League Baseball just yet. The 41-year-old outfielder reportedly signed with the Miami Marlins, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the details of the deal: The fact that Ichiro is planning on playing at least another season shouldn't come as a surprise. Show More Summary

Does the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason Rank as Baseball's Wildest Ever?

Major League Baseball's offseason has been bananas, right? Perhaps the wildest and most active ever, or at least in recent memory. At least, that's how it feels while we're right in the middle of it. But how does this offseason stack...Show More Summary

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