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.

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…

Basketball COVID-19 testing delays wipe out workouts across baseball

Basketball COVID-19 testing delays wipe out workouts across baseball

Major League Baseball released its pandemic-shortened schedule Monday, featuring a tantalizing season opener between the New York Yankees and World Series champion Washington Nationals, even as some teams were still bogged down by coronavirus concerns. By the time MLB revealed each team’s 60-game slate Monday evening, the Nationals and Houston Astros — last year’s pennant…

The 60-game MLB schedule is out! Here’s what you need to know and the big matchups we’re circling

The 60-game MLB schedule is out! Here’s what you need to know and the big matchups we’re circling

Jul 6, 2020David SchoenfieldESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995We all know the 2020 MLB season will be unlike any other (assuming it gets off the ground in the first place), with the usual 162-game marathon replaced by a 60-game sprint. Now…

World Series odds, pennant odds and win totals for all 30 MLB teams

World Series odds, pennant odds and win totals for all 30 MLB teams

Jun 25, 2020ESPN.com staffAfter a long delay and a lot of back-and-forth between the league and the players, there will indeed be a 2020 MLB season, albeit only 60 games. That also means adjusted odds for bettors.The Dodgers and Yankees are still the favorites to reach the Fall Classic. Here are the season win totals,…

Basketball What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Basketball What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Major League Baseball is set to resume “spring training” this week while moving toward the start of a shortened 60-game season in late July. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, the league would have reached the halfway point of its usual 162-game schedule. Wimbledon would have also been getting started at the All England Club.…