Category Archives: MLB

Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization and the oldest of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play in the National League and American League, with 15 teams in each league.

MLBPA proposes 114-game season, sources say

MLBPA proposes 114-game season, sources say

May 31, 2020Jeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”The Major League Baseball Players Association delivered a return-to-play proposal to MLB on Sunday that includes a 114-game season, deferred salaries in the event of a canceled postseason and the option for all players to…

How much closer are we to a 2020 MLB season?

How much closer are we to a 2020 MLB season?

Jun 17, 2020MLB InsidersESPN After several days of stalemate in the negotiations between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, we might have some traction toward a deal to resume the 2020 season. After commissioner Rob Manfred and union chief Tony Clark met face-to-face, we’re seeing the sport move back toward discussions about offers…

Dickerson leads way as Giants’ rout makes history

Dickerson leads way as Giants’ rout makes history

1:27 AM ETESPN News Services DENVER — Alex Dickerson hit three home runs and matched a career high with six RBIs, highlighting one of the biggest offensive shows ever at Coors Field as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 23-5 on Tuesday.Brandon Crawford and Donovan Solano also ended the night with six RBIs,…

Fernando Tatis Jr. vs. Mike Trout: Which player would you rather have for the next decade?

Fernando Tatis Jr. vs. Mike Trout: Which player would you rather have for the next decade?

7:00 AM ETDavid SchoenfieldESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995I brought this up a couple of weeks ago while pinch-hitting for Buster Olney on the Baseball Tonight podcast: Not factoring in salaries, who would you rather have for the next 10 seasons,…

MLB’s Manfred: ‘We are playing. … Not a quitter’

MLB’s Manfred: ‘We are playing. … Not a quitter’

2:49 PM ETESPN News Services Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred remains confident the 2020 season can continue, telling ESPN’s Karl Ravech on Saturday that “there is no reason to quit now” despite positive coronavirus tests that have led to the postponement of 17 games in 10 days.”We are playing,” Manfred told Ravech. “The players…

Sources: MLB reduces doubleheaders to 7 innings

Sources: MLB reduces doubleheaders to 7 innings

8:13 PM ETESPN News Services Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed Thursday to stage seven-inning doubleheaders starting Saturday, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.With a number of doubleheaders expected to take place because of rescheduled games due to current and potential coronavirus outbreaks as well as weather-related postponements, shortening…

What we lose when we can’t boo the Astros on Opening Day

What we lose when we can’t boo the Astros on Opening Day

Jul 20, 2020Sam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writer Former editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus Co-author of “The Only Rule Is It Has To Work”Back in the old days, the 2020 Houston Astros were scheduled to play two Opening Days: one at their park on the first day of the season and one in Anaheim for the…

Source: Yasiel Puig agrees to deal with Braves

Source: Yasiel Puig agrees to deal with Braves

4:25 PM ETESPN News Services Free-agent outfielder Yasiel Puig is signing with the Atlanta Braves, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by MLB.com.The agreement comes after Braves outfielder Nick Markakis opted out of the 2020 season earlier this month.A major league All-Star in 2014, Puig, 29, batted .267 in 149 games last season with…