Baseball is not a violent sport by nature. Of course, nature doesn’t account for any of the seemingly dozens of unwritten rules of the game, which...
3 Reasons the Mets Don’t Need to Worry About Another Late Season Collapse
Despite being swept at home over the weekend by the Pirates, the first-place Mets are still in good shape to make the postseason for the... Read more
Why the Cubs Should Trade for Six-Time All-Star Chase Utley
When Philadelphia’s six-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley reportedly cleared revocable waivers last week, it wasn’t because no team wanted the 36-year-old, who just recently... Read more
Hisashi Iwakuma’s Spectacular No-Hitter in Two Dozen Pictures
SEATTLE—Buck Showalter kept waiting for Hisashi Iwakuma to miss a spot. Just one miss would potentially be enough for Baltimore to get back in the... Read more
Hanley Ramírez’s Sore Foot to Be Examined by Doctor
MIAMI—Red Sox outfielder Hanley Ramírez will be examined by a doctor Thursday when the team returns to Boston to determine whether further tests are needed... Read more
Red Sox Closer Uehara Out for Season
BOSTON—Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara will miss the rest of the season with a broken right wrist. Uehara was hit by a line drive... Read more
How the First-Place Mets Found a Spark
The first-place New York Mets (58–50), winners of six straight games, have taken the NL East by storm. The starting-pitching-heavy squad entered July 31–Aug. 2... Read more
Why the Detroit Tigers Were Wrong to Fire Successful GM Dave Dombrowski
The four-time defending division champion Detroit Tigers let go of successful GM Dave Dombrowski on Tuesday, Aug. 4, in a stunning turn of events that... Read more
Mid-Season All-Star Acquisitions Don’t Always Mean World Series Rings
When the Kansas City Royals added ace Johnny Cueto to their below-average starting rotation, it seemed to be the final piece missing on a team... Read more
Price Aces Blue Jays Debut
The Toronto Blue Jays are surfing a wave of optimism with David Price’s stellar debut on Monday after winning a veritable war over Kansas City... Read more
How Trades Get Done After MLB’s July 31 Deadline
Much is made of baseball’s July 31 trade deadline. Stars like David Price, Johnny Cueto, Yoenis Céspedes, Ben Zobrist, Carlos Gómez, and Cole Hamels were... Read more
Dodger Pitchers Kershaw and Greinke: Greatest 1-2 Punch Ever?
Dodgers three-time Cy Young winner and reigning MVP Clayton Kershaw extended his scoreless innings streak on Saturday to 37 innings, after shutting out the crosstown-rival... Read more
How Will Toronto-Bound Troy Tulowitzki Hit Away From Colorado’s Thin Air?
The Toronto Blue Jays, with a middling 50–50 record through Monday, July 27, made their intentions known by acquiring Colorado’s five-time All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki—Toronto... Read more
Why the Royals Had to Make the Cueto Deal
The Kansas City Royals, in an unusual move for the long-suffering franchise, are actually buyers during this summer’s annual trade deadline, and they already struck... Read more
How 23-Year-Old Mike Trout’s Short Career Already Ranks Him Among Baseball’s Greats
Reigning MVP Mike Trout hit a pair of home runs on Sunday night, July 26, to give the 23-year-old an MLB-high 31, breaking a tie... Read more
Baseball’s Most Memorable Deadline Trades
Baseball’s July 31 trade deadline is approaching. If history is any indication, there should be a flurry of trades leading up to the end of... Read more
The Ageless A-Rod?
After Alex Rodriguez’s 20th home run Wednesday night—a 450-foot shot to left-center field that helped the Yankees to a 4–3 win over the Orioles—there can... Read more