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 […]

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 […]

NBA, NFL & MLB Players Strike Four Years To The Day After Colin Kaepernick’s Anthem Protests First Reported

On Wednesday, all NBA playoff games were postponed as players decided not to play in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Milwaukee Brewers joined the strike in choosing not to play, with other teams later joining in. The Detroit Lions canceled practice as well as a show of […]

Royals’ Trevor Rosenthal Rumored To Be On The Trading Block

Kansas City Royals closer Trevor Rosenthal is off to a career-best start to the year, and because of that, he’s getting mentioned in several trade rumors. Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation wrote on Tuesday that the Chicago Cubs are one of the squads possibly interested. The writer cited a recent “mailbag” article by Derick Goold […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Toronto Blue Jays Won’t Be Allowed To Play Their Home Games In Canada

Assuming the Major League Baseball season goes on as scheduled this summer, the Toronto Blue Jays won’t be able to play their home schedule in their usual stadium. According to the Associated Press, the Canadian government ruled on Saturday that the Blue Jays won’t be able to stage any matchups in Canada. Immigration Minister Marco […]

Yasiel Puig Is Reportedly A Free Agent Again After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Yasiel Puig thought he had found himself a new team in the Atlanta Braves earlier this week, but it turns out the outfielder is still looking for a new home after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Puig announced the news on his Instagram and Twitter pages, offering an apology to his fans in […]

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 […]

Anthony Rizzo Aiming For, But Not Promising To Be Ready For Cubs’ Opening Day

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo wants to play on opening day, scheduled for later this month, but he may not be ready by then. As Brett Taylor of Bleacher Nation reported on Thursday, Rizzo doesn’t want to push himself to come back early because it may exacerbate his current back injury. The Cubs‘ team […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rob Manfred Reportedly Offered To Cancel Universal DH, Expanded Playoffs In 2021

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly made a last-ditch effort to come to an agreement with the players’ union on the terms of a return to baseball on Sunday afternoon. Jeff Passan reported on Twitter that Manfred talked to Players Association president Tony Clark and offered several concessions in order to attempt to reach a deal. […]

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 […]

Rob Manfred Blasted By Chicago Cubs Players After Saying He’s ‘Not Confident’ There Will Be A 2020 Season

After MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced on M0nday that “he’s not confident” there will be a baseball season this summer, several Chicago Cubs players took to social media to voice their displeasure. Tim Stebbins of NBC Chicago wrote that Yu Darvish, Willson Contreras, and Anthony Rizzo were among the players that responded to the commissioner’s […]

Torii Hunter Says He Was Called The ‘N-Word’ 100 Times In Boston

While protests against police brutality continue around the country, several current and former athletes have come forward with stories of bigotry and discrimination they encountered over the course of their careers. On Thursday, Major League Baseball great Torii Hunter went on ESPN Radio’s Golic & Wingo and explained it was racism that kept him from […]

Bruce Maxwell Says He’s Not Shocked MLB Is The ‘Last Sport To Say Something’ About George Floyd

Former Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell reportedly called out Major League Baseball for how long it took the league to make a comment about the protests that have broken out all over the country. According to an article on Wednesday from Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Maxwell laid out why he’s both disappointed […]

Yasiel Puig Celebrates The Seventh Anniversary Of His MLB Debut By Speaking Up ‘As A Man Of Color’

Yasiel Puig said he has a special understanding of what people who are taking part in the George Floyd protests are going through. In a Twitter post on Wednesday night, the outfielder explained why he thought he had a unique point of view, while also celebrating the seventh anniversary of his Major League Baseball debut. […]

Major League Baseball Player’s Union Reportedly Makes Official Offer To Start 2020 Season

The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has reportedly made its official counteroffer to the owners in order to start the 2020 season. The Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin reported on Twitter that the union is looking to put together a 114-game season that would begin as soon as June 30. Shaikin said other aspects […]

Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Making Another Attempt To Buy The New York Mets

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are making another attempt to buy the New York Mets, according to Yahoo Sports. A report saying the couple are having another go after a failed run last month started making the rounds on Friday afternoon. The report said the power couple is teaming up with JPMorgan Chase bankers in […]

Manny Ramirez Reportedly Not Signing With Taiwan Baseball League

Former Boston Red Sox star Manny Ramirez won’t be coming out of retirement to play for Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) any time soon. The MLB Network’s Jon Heyman posted on Twitter on Wednesday that a contract for Ramirez from the Taiwan League hasn’t “materialized.” Heyman added the former slugger hasn’t given up hope […]