Billye Aaron: Wife Of Baseball Great Hank Aaron Was A Trailblazer In Her Own Field

Billye Aaron may not have smashed baseball records like her famous husband, but the wife of the late Hank Aaron was a trailblazer in her own field. Family members announced on Friday that Hank Aaron had died at the age of 86. While his passing has led to many tributes about his life and record-setting […]

Hank Aaron Dead, Baseball Legend Dies At Age 86

Henry “Hank” Aaron has died. The baseball legend, who once held the MLB record for career home runs, died at the age of 86, according to a report by WSB-TV. The tragic news was confirmed by Aaron’s daughter. One of the greatest players in MLB history, Aaron’s career spanned 23 seasons — 21 with the […]

Steve Cohen Officially Completes Purchase Of MLB’s New York Mets

After spending more than three decades as the stewards of the franchise, the Wilpon family has officially relinquished majority control of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets. On Friday, the team officially announced that billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen — who had previously purchased a small stake in the Mets in 2012 — completed […]

Aaron Judge Trade Rumors Circulate After The Yankees Miss Another World Series Run

Due to yet another disappointing end to the New York Yankees season, the team may be looking to trade Aaron Judge prior to the start of the 2021 season, according to multiple baseball analysts. The right fielder’s past injuries, as well as the organization’s salary cap, both play a role in whether Judge will be […]

San Diego Padres Center Fielder Tommy Pham Stabbed In Altercation With Strangers

San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation around 10 p.m. Sunday night, according to a recent report from ESPN. Pham stated that after he left a strip club called Pacers Showgirls International, he got into an argument with a couple of people who were standing near his […]

Joe Morgan Dead, Key Member Of Cincinnati’s ‘Big Red Machine’ Passes Away At 77

Joe Morgan, the Baseball Hall of Fame second baseman who was for the better part of a decade a key cog in the Cincinnati Reds‘ Big Red Machine, has passed away at the age of 77, the Associated Press reported. He joins Whitey Ford, Al Kaline, and Lou Brock, among others, in the ranks of […]

Whitey Ford Dead, Legendary New York Yankees Pitcher Dies At Age 91

Legendary New York Yankees pitcher and Baseball Hall of Fame member Whitey Ford has died at the age of 91, ESPN reported. He passed away at his Long Island home Thursday, night; his cause of death has not been revealed. He Was Born October 21, 1928, In Manhattan Described by as “brash, irreverent, funny,” […]

Kenley Jansen May Be Out As Dodgers Closer

Kenley Jansen may be out as the Los Angeles Dodgers closer, per comments from team manager Dave Roberts after the team’s playoff matchup against the San Diego Padres. Per ESPN, the manager discussed his pitcher’s performance following his squad’s 6-5 win in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. “There wasn’t a conversation. I […]

San Diego Padre Manny Machado Hurls Numerous Curses At Dodgers Pitcher Brusdar Graterol For Celebrating

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado lashed out at Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brusdar Graterol after he celebrated a defensive play that occurred in the seventh inning of Game 2 in the playoff series between the two teams, according to a report from TMZ. As the Padres trailed by just one point with a […]

Javier Baez Says Being Unable To Watch Video Of Previous At Bats Is A Factor In His Struggles

Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez didn’t hold back when he talked about his frustrations over not being able to review video of his previous swings in the middle of a game this year. Jesse Rogers of ESPN reported on Monday that the player mentioned his inability to review previous plays is having at least some […]

Jason Heyward’s Status For Monday Is Reportedly In Question After Going To The Hospital On Sunday

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward left Sunday’s game in the 5th inning and at the time, there was a question as to why he had been lifted. Cole Little of CubsHQ reported the player departed the contest because he was feeling “under the weather.” While he might have originally just been feeling a little sick, […]

Brailyn Marquez Could Be Called Up By The Chicago Cubs In September, Analyst Says

The Chicago Cubs could bring up their top pitching prospect, Brailyn Marquez, at some point this month, Bleacher Nation’s Brett Taylor wrote on Friday. He noted that The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma was the first to float the idea in his latest article. “For now, the Cubs will try to piece everything together and then reevaluate […]

Chicago Cubs Form Partnership With DraftKings To Put A Sportsbook At Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs have forged a new partnership with DraftKings that will eventually lead to a sportsbook being placed at Wrigley Field, TMZ Sports reported on Thursday. While allowing in-person wagering at a baseball stadium was once thought inconceivable, times have changed and the state of Illinois has taken steps to allow such endeavors. The […]

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Acquire Lefty Relievers Andrew Chafin And Josh Osich

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly been busy just ahead Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. On Monday, ESPN reported the club acquired not one, but two left-handed relievers by trading with the Boston Redsox for Josh Osich while getting Andrew Chafin from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Both deals came after analysts have spent much of the last […]

Cameron Maybin Is Rumored To Be A Trade Target Of The Chicago Cubs

Cameron Maybin might be leaving the Detroit Tigers soon, and Evan Woodbury of believes he could be a Chicago Cub by the start of next week. While the NL Central frontrunners have mostly been talked about when it comes to relievers, the writer said The Athletic reported the team is also looking for outfield […]

Mets & Marlins Have Moment Of Silence, Walk Off Field In Support Of Black Lives Matter

The New York Mets and Miami Marlins had a moment of silence on August 27 at the start of their game, and then proceeded to walk of the field, CBS News reported. The teams took the action in a joint protest of racial injustice, leaving a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt draped across home plate. The […]

Pedro Strop’s Trip To Chicago Has One Analyst Believing He’s Signing With The Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly in the market for relief help, and at least one analyst thinks that means they could be setting up a reunion with an old friend. The Cincinnati Reds recently released Pedro Strop, and Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Thursday that he thinks the former closer’s return to the […]

Jose Quintana Is Ready To Return To The Chicago Cubs But His Role Reportedly Hasn’t Been Determined

Jose Quintana is reportedly ready to return to the Chicago Cubs, but his manager, general manager and team president aren’t quite sure what role he’ll return to, Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Sunday. Quintana injured his thumb on the eve of summer camp. A deep cut to his thumb, apparently suffered while doing […]

Chicago Cubs Could Try To Trade For Kevin Gausman Since They Have Before, Analyst Says

The Chicago Cubs have two starters on the injured list that they were counting on at the beginning of the season, and that means they could be going after another pitcher before MLB’s trade deadline. Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Friday that one hurler the Cubs might go after is San Francisco Giants […]

Cincinnati Reds Broadcaster Thom Brennaman Facing Calls To Be Fired After Using Homophobic Slur On The Air

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman was heard using a homophobic slur during a live broadcast on Wednesday, sparking a public apology and prompting calls for the longtime play-by-play man to be fired. As The New York Post reported, the television broadcaster was heard using the slur just before the Fox Sports Ohio TV broadcast of […]

Trevor Bauer Rips Scott Boras After Reportedly Being Accused Of Leaking Coronavirus Results

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer continued what has been called a “long-standing” beef with agent Scott Boras on Saturday, according to Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report. Bauer reportedly fueled the feud by posting on Twitter. In the post, he claimed that Boras wants to shut Bauer’s video blog down. He also said the super-agent isn’t […]

Ryan Christenson Apologizes For ‘Unintentionally’ Mimicking Nazi Salute While Congratulating Players

Oakland Athletics‘ Ryan Christenson issued an apology on Thursday after he was caught on video gesticulating in a way that onlookers said appeared to be quite similar to the Nazi salute. A video surfaced online not long after Christenson performed the arm motion. Some wondered if they were really seeing what they thought they were […]

Mike Soroka Injury Update: Braves Pitcher Suffered What Could Be Devastating Achilles Tear

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka was forced to leave Monday’s game against the New York Mets with a leg injury, with fears that it could be a potentially season-ending Achilles tear. Soroka stumbled awkwardly while trying to cover first base on a ground ball, falling to the ground in pain and later limping back toward […]

Pete Alonso And Brandon Nimmo Will Not Criticize Mets Teammate Yoenis Céspedes For Opting Out Of 2020 Season

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes opted out of the remainder of the 2020 MLB season yesterday after he did not report to Atlanta’s Truist Park prior to a game against the Braves. In separate interviews with reporters today, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and outfielder Brandon Nimmo refused to criticize their teammate’s decision. You […]

Yoenis Céspedes Didn’t Show Up For Sunday’s Ballgame But Team Personnel Don’t Believe He’s In Danger

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Céspedes didn’t show up for his team’s game on Sunday morning. New York Newsday reporter Tim Healey reported on Twitter shortly after the franchise’s game began that Céspedes wasn’t out of the lineup for a normal day of rest. Instead, he was scratched because he never showed up to the […]

Craig Kimbrel Is In The ‘Middle Of Conversations’ With The Cubs About Whether He’s Still The Closer

It’s not clear whether Craig Kimbrel is going to take the ball in a save situation for the Chicago Cubs on Saturday or the near future, should such a situation occur. The team’s manager, David Ross was asked on Saturday about the situation and NBC Chicago writer Maddie Lee reported on Twitter that his response […]

Lorenzo Cain Opts Out Of Season As More MLB Players Test Positive For Coronavirus

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has decided to sit out of the rest of the 2020 MLB season. Cain’s decision was first reported on Twitter through the team’s official Twitter account on Saturday. The decision came not long after Major League Baseball announced his team’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed for a […]

Cubs’ Steven Souza Calls Out Player Behavior Amid Reports Of A Potential MLB Shut Down

Chicago Cubs outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is not pleased with how some Major League Baseball players have been conducting themselves since the league restarted earlier this month. On Friday, he took to Twitter to share his displeasure about the mini coronavirus outbreaks that have popped up on several different teams this week. “Every player in […]

Rob Manfred Reportedly Warned The MLBPA That A Shutdown Could Be Coming If Coronavirus Infections Continue

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly had a meeting with the Players’ Association on Friday where he told its president, Tony Clark, that the baseball season could be on the verge of shutting down for good. ESPN‘s Jeff Passan wrote that Manfred gave an ultimatum to Clark and said that people are going to […]

MLB’s Punishment Of Joe Kelly Is ‘Tough But Fair,’ Analyst Says

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games earlier this week after throwing pitches that nearly hit a couple of Houston Astros players. While most of the baseball world has been up in arms over the length of the suspension, Bleacher Report‘s Zachary Rymer wrote on Wednesday that while the punishment was […]

MLB Suspends Dodgers’ Joe Kelly Eight Games For His Role In Benches Clearing During Game Against Astros

Major League Baseball today announced an eight-game suspension for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly, ESPN reported. The punishment comes the day after the 32-year-old reliever helped spark a bench-clearing confrontation between his club and the Houston Astros by throwing erratically at batters. In the sixth inning of a contest that the Dodgers would go […]

Patrick Mahomes Becomes Part-Owner Of The Kansas City Royals, Youngest Ever Among ‘Big 4’ Sports Leagues

Patrick Mahomes is now the newest member of the Kansas City Royals’ ownership group, according to a statement on Twitter that can be viewed here. The Chiefs’ franchise quarterback was introduced to the public by team chairman, CEO, and majority owner John Sherman. “We are very proud and excited to have Patrick as our partner […]

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred Has No Plans To Pause Season Despite Marlins’ COVID-19 Outbreak

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has no plans to cancel or pause the recently begun 2020 season despite multiple Florida Marlins testing positive for COVID-19, CBS Sports reported. The 61-year-old lawyer-turned-baseball executive addressed team owners on a weekly conference call Monday afternoon that included no talk of a cancellation or contingency plan of any […]

Donald Trump Backs Out Of Throwing First Pitch At Yankees Game Because He’s Focused On The ‘China Virus’

President Donald Trump recently announced that he was invited to toss out the first pitch at the Yankees game on August 15, but the big event is now off. Trump revealed that he is so focused on the “China Virus” that he doesn’t have time to head to New York. “Because of my strong focus […]

Tampa Bay Rays Take Part In Opening Day Activism: ‘It’s A Great Day To Arrest The Killers Of Breonna Taylor’

The Tampa Bay Rays used baseball’s long-awaited Opening Day to engage in a bit of social activism. The baseball team marked the kickoff of the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season with a message calling for justice in the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Kentucky woman who was shot to death during a botched police raid earlier this […]

Sam Coonrod, Only San Francisco Giants Player Who Didn’t Kneel For Opening Day Moment Of Silence, Explains Why

Sam Coonrod, the only San Francisco Giants player who didn’t kneel for a moment of silence on Opening Day Thursday, cited his faith and his issues with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement as reasons for not taking a knee, TMZ reported. Thursday’s Major League Baseball (MLB) Opening Day at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium was […]

Mike Trout Announces He Will Play 2020 Season Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Mike Trout was the biggest name in Major League Baseball who was still considering sitting out the 2020 season, but on the eve of opening day, the Los Angeles Angels star said he will indeed play. Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times posted the player’s announcement on Twitter. “I’m playing,” Trout said. The outfielder […]

MLB Rumors: Mookie Betts Close To Signing ‘Monster’ Extension With Los Angeles Dodgers

Mookie Betts could be staying in Los Angeles for the long term, with rumors indicating that the Dodgers are close to locking down the All-Star outfielder with a “monster” extension that would be among the largest in baseball history. As Yahoo Sports reported, the team is believed to be ironing out the details of a […]

Chicago Cubs Planning On Having Kipnis, Hoerner Split Time As Second Base Starters

The Chicago Cubs think they have their second base position figured out for the 2020 season. Cubs beat writer Jordan Bastion took to Twitter on Saturday to explain that the starting spot will see a split between two players who are relative newcomers — Jason Kipnis and Nico Hoerner. Kipnis is a newcomer to the […]

Daniel Bard Makes Return To Major League Roster With Colorado Rockies After Seven Year Absence

Daniel Bard was informed by the Colorado Rockies he made their opening day roster on Friday. As Blake Schuster of Bleacher Report wrote, the news means the pitcher is set to make his first appearance in the Major Leagues in seven years. The Rockies announced Bard, outfielder Matt Kemp and short stop Chris Owings made […]

Chiefs’ Travis Kelce Among Group Looking To Buy The New York Mets

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are making another attempt to buy the New York Mets, although this time they’re bringing several current and former professional athletes along for the ride. Included in the group of potential buyers that have pooled their money to offer up $1.7 billion for the Major League Baseball team are Kansas […]

Cubs’ Adbert Alzolay’s Complaints About Per Diem Were ‘Misleading,’ Analyst Says

Chicago Cubs prospect Adbert Alzolay made some waves on Thursday when he posted a now-deleted tweet about the conditions players at the club’s alternate training site in South Bend, Indiana, according to Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports. The analyst also said the comments from the young pitcher were a bit misleading. On Thursday, Alzolay took […]

Cubs’ Craig Kimbrel Looking To Add A Changeup To His Pitching Repertoire

Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel is looking to add a changeup to the pitches he currently throws after spending most of his career as a two-pitch pitcher. Bleacher Nation‘s Brett Taylor reported on Thursday that Kimbrel talked to The Athletic and said the changeup is a pitch he’s been working on for a while now. […]

Brandon Morrow Reportedly Released By The Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have cut ties with oft-injured former closer Brandon Morrow, officially releasing him on Wednesday afternoon. Baseball America was the first to record the transaction through its minor league transactions page. Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation later reported that the team likely made the move in large part because of the realities of […]

Cleveland Indians News: Team Will Be Joining The Washington Redskins In Considering A Name Change

The Cleveland Indians could soon be known by a new name. The team released a statement on Friday detailing that it was undergoing the process of considering a name change amid a growing national movement to address systemic racism. The statement noted that the team was committed to making a positive impact in the community, […]

David Ross Says He Won’t Hold Cubs Players’ Hands When It Comes To Taking Coronavirus Precautions

David Ross addressed a wide range of topics on Friday that all pointed back to how the Chicago Cubs are handling and plan to handle playing the season during a coronavirus pandemic. Among the issues he touched on were how he expects the players to comport themselves during downtime. Major League Baseball has laid out […]

Nebraska Baseball Coaches Think They’ve ‘Turned The Tide’ For The Better With In-State Recruiting

The University of Nebraska baseball team’s recruiting coordinator, Lance Harvell, thinks the Huskers’ coaching staff has “turned the tide” when it comes to nailing down in-state recruits and getting them to come to Lincoln. Harvell’s comments came in an article by Clark Grell of the Lincoln Journal Star on Saturday, talking about how second-year head […]

Aaron Hicks Says He’ll Be Ready To Play For Yankees If The Season Starts In July

Aaron Hicks thinks he’ll be all healed up from offseason Tommy John surgery in time for the start of the 2020 MLB season, if the season’s first pitch is in late July, as some expect. George A King III of The New York Post asked the New York Yankees outfielder how his surgically repaired arm […]

Addison Russell’s New Korean Baseball Team Downplays His Past Domestic Abuse Allegations

Former Chicago Cubs infielder Addison Russell’s new Korean Baseball team doesn’t seem bothered by the fact that he was suspended for several games by major league baseball for domestic abuse. In fact, the Kiwoom Heroes defended its decision to sign him on Saturday by saying that it didn’t feel as though he did anything all […]

Calvin Griffith Statue Removed By Minnesota Twins Over Racist Comments

The Minnesota Twins announced on Friday they were removing a statue of the team’s founder. The statue of Calvin Griffith is coming down, according to ESPN, because of comments the former owner made after the Twins moved from Washington to Minnesota and changed their name from the Washington Senators. Griffith moved the franchise just before […]