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Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:49:24 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the Cleveland Indians.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:54:16 PDTAdam Jones provided perhaps the best highlight of the World Baseball Classic, when he took a home run away from Manny Machado with a spectacular catch in center field.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:12:35 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the San Francisco Giants.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:06:38 PDTAs a result, the sacrifice bunt is a dying art. There were only 1,025 sacrifices in the majors last season, down from 1,667 in 2011. The average of .21 sacrifices per game in 2016 was the lowest in baseball history, according to Baseball Reference.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:07:27 PDTDanny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:03:09 PDTThe last five years for the Washington Nationals have been long on hype and short on delivery. On paper at least, the Nats look like they have a good chance to shed the title of underachievers and become champions.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:10:46 PDTSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Colorado Rockies hard-throwing righty Jon Gray left his spring training start in the third inning with soreness in his left foot.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:47:33 PDTChris Sale traded socks - or Sox - from white to red. Edwin Encarnacion took his big bat to Cleveland. Aroldis Chapman returned to the Bronx.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:27 PDTNow that the Cubs have broken baseball's oldest curse, who's next?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:14:46 PDTThere’s been no shortage of drama concerning the Los Angeles Dodgers own sports network, SportsNet LA, since it was founded in 2014. The U.S. Department of Justice has settled its lawsuit with AT&T and DirecTV, which had been filed back in November 2016. The DOJ alleged that in 2014, during the rollout of SportsNet LA, DirecTV (which has been owned by AT&T since 2015) colluded with other pay-TV companies in Southern California, sharing information so DirecTV could gain leverage over Time Warner Cable.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:33:13 PDTZack Greinke has one more spring start before he embarks on what he hopes is a bounce-back season for him and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:55:50 PDTIt’s time to win the World Series. When the Astros were in the midst of their rebuild in 2014, Sports Illustrated deemed them the future 2017 World Champions. A lot has happened since then: Carlos Correa arrived and is looking to take the next step toward superstardom.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:25:42 PDTSaying his finger feels normal, Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer proclaimed himself healed following his first exhibition start this year, a 6-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. ''It's behind me now,'' Scherzer said. A stress fracture in the knuckle of the ring finger on his pitching hand slowed Scherzer and caused him to grip his fastball with the middle three fingers instead of the usual index and middle fingers.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:19:10 PDTFor a defending AL champion, the Cleveland Indians are dealing with a lot of uncertainty less than two weeks before their April 3 opener at Texas. All-Star second baseman Jason Kipnis is sidelined at least through April with an ailing right shoulder Outfielder Michael Brantley, recovering from shoulder surgery that caused him to miss most of 2016, didn't play in an exhibition game until Monday. First baseman Carlos Santana is just back from the World Baseball Classic, and shortstop Francisco Lindor won't return until after Wednesday night's WBC title game..
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:45:59 PDTOK, maybe that’s not exactly it, but that sure is the gist of the season for the 2017 New York Mets, who lost in the wild-card game last season after their 2015 World Series run. The Mets went through so many pitching injuries last season that it’s a wonder they made the postseason. If they’d advanced any further, it would’ve been Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon leading their rotation.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:50:23 PDTThe Texas Rangers enter 2017 with one goal and it’s the same goal they’ve had for years, the same goal that’s been lingering since that disappointing 2010 World Series loss to the Giants. The Rangers want to win it all. There are all the makings of a World Series team here, but there’s also a big hump that they haven’t been able to get over.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:38:42 PDTIt’s been a roller coaster six months for Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis. He thought he had beaten cancer after surgery and clear follow-ups, but recently discovered that the cancer had unexpectedly spread.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:50:32 PDTNew York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has a bruised right shoulder, ending his time at the World Baseball Classic and leaving his status for opening day in doubt.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:58:50 PDTAn offseason that looked like it might drain some of the power of the mighty Toronto Blue Jays lineup ended being … not as bad as it could have been. Will Jose Bautista, at 36, prove wrong all the teams that didn’t want to pry him away in free agency? Will Kendrys Morales do enough to replace Edwin Encarnacion, who went to the Cleveland Indians in free agency?
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:08:08 PDTMiami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:23:58 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:52:39 PDTTeam USA is headed to Los Angeles for the World Baseball Classic semifinals, and it won’t need a bus or plane to get there. Instead, it can hitch a ride on the absolute rocket of a home run launched by Giancarlo Stanton. The crushing blow came in the fifth inning of Team USA’s 6-3 win against the Dominican Republic at Petco Park.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:06:23 PDTWith the arrival of baseball season we’re previewing each MLB team, from worst to best. We’ll look at their key offseason moves, projected lineup, best and worst possible outcomes, most pressing fantasy question courtesy of our friends at Roto Arcade plus a few other fun things. Our daily series continues with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:41:37 PDTNew York manager Joe Girardi didn't keep the lineup card as a souvenir, but still appreciated the effort. ''I'm happy for our guys,'' Girardi said. The Japanese ace has thrown 13 1/3 scoreless innings in exhibition play.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:06:48 PDTIan Desmond, with his right hand, is able to drive slowly around the Colorado Rockies spring training complex in a golf cart and watch teammates practice. Desmond, who was set to be the Rockies' opening day first baseman, broke a bone in the hand when he was hit by a pitch in a spring training game last Sunday. ''It's not frustrating at all,'' Desmond said.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:51:14 PDTThe Seattle Mariners undoubtedly had the busiest offseason in baseball. The Mariners haven’t made the playoffs since 2001 but recently they’ve been close. It seems pretty clear there’s something there, considering Seattle has a talented nucleus of Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz, Felix Hernandez and Kyle Seager.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:37:06 PDTCarlos Correa, Addison Russell and a bumper crop of sluggers at short hit more homers than ever in 2016. Eleven of those players are 27 or younger, led by Colorado's Trevor Story (24) and Oakland's Marcus Semien (26) with 27 homers each. The pack behind them included rookies Corey Seager (22) of the Dodgers and Aledmys Diaz (26) of the Cardinals.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:12:58 PDTStop us if you’ve heard this before: The Colorado Rockies are going to mash, but their success will come down to their pitching. The 2017 Rockies have built a lineup that’s sure to capitalize on that — from well-known stars such as Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gonzalez, breakout stars Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story, youngster David Dahl and newcomer Ian Desmond. The latter two have been sidelined by spring injuries, which already has tempered the expectations about the exciting Rockies lineup to some degree.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:03:28 PDTKansas City expects All-Star catcher Salvador Perez to be ready for its opener at Minnesota on April 3 after tests showed inflammation but no structural damage in his injured left knee.