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...
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
Is Bryce Harper Having the Best Season for a 22-Year-Old in the Modern Era?
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper continues to have himself quite a season. The 22-year-old from Las Vegas is currently hitting .331/.463/.690 (average/on-base/slugging) with 27 home... Read more
Feds End Prosecution of Barry Bonds Without Conviction
SAN FRANCISCO—The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped its criminal prosecution of Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball’s career home run leader. The decade-long... Read more
Johnny Cueto and 9 Other Baseball Stars Who’ll Likely Be Traded by the Deadline
Baseball’s annual trade deadline is the busiest of all the four major sports—baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. Why? The vast minor league system, which allows... Read more
Zack Greinke’s Scoreless Streak Pales in Comparison to Orel Hershiser’s Record Streak
Zack Greinke’s scoreless innings streak for the LA Dodgers—now at 43 2/3 after shutting out the Nationals over eight innings Sunday—is one of the more... Read more
Why Baseball’s All-Star Game Trumps That of the NHL, NBA, and NFL
Major League Baseball’s mid-summer classic has always been the favorite All-Star showcase among that of the four major sports—baseball, basketball, hockey, and football. If you... Read more
Why the All-Star Game Should Go Back to Being an Exhibition
Although Bud Selig successfully presided as commissioner over Major League Baseball for more than two decades, it was his shrugged-shoulder look at the end of... Read more
Remembering the All-Star Game at Fenway Park: 1999
Mid-season for the national pastime means another All Star Game. All of them have special unique features to showcase. This year in Cincinnati, the ghost... Read more
Why the Pitching-Heavy Mets Shouldn’t Mortgage Their Future for a Veteran
Of all the trade deadlines in the four major sports—baseball, basketball, football, and hockey—baseball’s is the most intriguing. Why? Simple. The extensive minor league systems... Read more
Wake Up and Smell the Stats: A-Rod Not Snubbed for an All-Star Spot
Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat: Alex Rodriguez is having a good season. The three-time MVP is hitting .284 with 16 home... Read more
How the Retired Bobby Bonilla Is Still Getting Paid by the Mets
All-Star outfielder Bobby Bonilla was once the highest paid player in baseball when the Mets signed him to a five-year, $29 million contract all the... Read more
With the All Star Game on the horizon and mid-summer approaching, a triple play of top baseball reads is there for the taking and the... Read more
Living the Charmed Life: Confessions of a Former Yankees Batboy
NEW YORK—While some serious sports fanatics pay good money to enjoy a week at baseball fantasy camp, very few actually get paid to live the dream... Read more
Has Pujols Finally Got It Going Again With the Angels?
Let’s face it. The last time Albert Pujols looked like the Pujols we all used to know was in 2010, when the future Hall-of-Famer hit... Read more
Remembering Casey Stengel: You Could Look Him Up (Part II)
There have been many inside baseball with a gift for gab; however, in my book no one ever beat Charles Dillon Stengel for his way... Read more
Why the Padres Were Wrong to Fire Bud Black
The San Diego Padres fired manager Bud Black Monday following a lukewarm 32–33 start to a season filled with inflated expectations. Black, who was named... Read more