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.

Sources: MLB mulls shorter season, prorated pay

Sources: MLB mulls shorter season, prorated pay

Jun 1, 2020Jeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”Unable to yet reach a return-to-play agreement, Major League Baseball has discussed playing a shorter schedule in which it would pay members of the MLB Players Association their full prorated salaries, sources familiar with…

Basketball MLB delays start of new international signing period until Jan. 15, 2021

Basketball MLB delays start of new international signing period until Jan. 15, 2021

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has delayed the start of the new international signing period from July 2 until Jan. 15, a move that will cause teams to push back deals for 16- and 17-year-old Latin American prospects. MLB said the current signing year, scheduled to end Monday, had been extended until 5 p.m.…

Basketball MLBPA cuts off negotiations with owners, asks Commissioner Manfred to order return

Basketball MLBPA cuts off negotiations with owners, asks Commissioner Manfred to order return

NEW YORK — Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and a renewal of the sport’s labor wars. The union’s action Saturday night in the bitter dispute over pay…

Basketball Minnesota Twins 2020 MLB draft grades, analysis

Basketball Minnesota Twins 2020 MLB draft grades, analysis

The shortened 2020 MLB draft is over and as usual there are thoughts. Maybe not as many thoughts after, say, the NFL or NBA drafts, but nevertheless there are those who will grade and analyze the picks. To that end, we’ve compiled some grades and some analysis of the Minnesota Twins’ selections, on first-round pick…

The Latest: Yemen, Philippine missions in Saudi Arabia close

The Latest: Yemen, Philippine missions in Saudi Arabia close

The Yemeni Embassy in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, is shuttering indefinitely due to a number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus among staffJune 14, 2020, 6:28 AM5 min read RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Yemeni Embassy in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, is shuttering indefinitely due to a number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus among…

Basketball Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

Basketball Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are pointless and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and a renewal of the sport’s labor wars. The union’s action Saturday night in the bitter dispute over…

Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

Baseball players say talks futile, tell MLB to order return

Baseball players told Major League Baseball additional talks to start the season during the coronavirus pandemic are futile and said owners should order a return to work, which likely would spark lengthy litigation and the sport’s return to labor warsBy RONALD BLUM AP Baseball WriterJune 14, 2020, 1:08 AM6 min readNEW YORK — Baseball players…

MLB players reject league’s latest offer, will not counter

7:33 PM ETJeff PassanESPN CloseESPN MLB insider Author of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports”The Major League Baseball Players Association asked MLB to set a schedule for the 2020 season rather than counter the latest return-to-play proposal by the league, setting the stage for MLB to implement a […]

Basketball MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

Basketball MLB offers players 80% of prorated salaries, 72-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer — to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred ordering a shortened season without an agreement. MLB offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game schedule beginning July 14 in an effort to start the pandemic-delayed season, according to details…

Basketball Brewers MLB draft glance since 1998: Rounds 21-50

Basketball Brewers MLB draft glance since 1998: Rounds 21-50

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Major League Baseball draft, which will be held June 10-11, will be limited to five rounds. With the truncated version this year, we thought we’d take a look back at Milwaukee Brewers drafts since 1998 – when the last two expansion teams were added – to see how…